The Armory Est. 2013

1800 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States

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The pride of San Francisco, this multi-purpose event space can become anything.
An absolutely gigantic event space, this venue can handle everything from intimate private parties, dinners, and photo shoots to large corporate functions, concerts, sporting events, fashion shows, and film screenings.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Castle / Château / Manor
Historic Building
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
No View
Style
Bohemian
Medieval
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

The Armory facility consists of several unique spaces within the building located at the crossroads of the ever-evolving Mission and South of Market districts. The location is conveniently served by Muni routes, major bus lines and is easily accessible by BART that serves the East Bay and the airport. Parking can be arranged using local lots or valet.

Considerable time and thought have been invested into the Armory Event Center resulting in highly adaptable spaces to maximize their potential and widen the range of event options.

The diversity of the Armory Event Center makes it a perfect venue for a variety of events: intimate private parties, dinner, dances, large Corporate functions, concerts, sporting events, fashion shows, film screenings and the perfect backdrop for photography shoots.

The Armory Event Center boasts a full service professional events team, an unlimited range of set-up options for our clients, a full service bar and many years of event production experience by our staff.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Load-in and load-out days.

Event security, dependent on number of guests.
Janitorial services.
Permit acquisition (as necessary).

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
1500
Buffet
N/A
Standing
3997
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2013
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, the Armory is the largest building in the Mission District. Completed in 1914, the building was used as a National Guard facility until 1976. It served as both a barricade and safety point for officers during rioting in San Francisco in 1934. Though it has sat vacant for most of the past 40 years, it was used by George Lucas to film the first Star Wars movie. ​The Armory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and has been out of official use since this time.

The Drill Court venue of the Armory building boasts over 40,000 square feet of highly adaptable space with a capacity of 4,000. The diversity of the of the historic San Francisco Armory makes it a perfect venue for a vaiety of public and private vents: corporate, concerts, sporting, educational, entertainment and community uses and events. 

The Armory is less than two blocks from the nearest BART (subway) station and is directly served by Muni lines 14 and 49. Parking can be arranged using local lots or valet.

Design:
This 200,000 square foot reproduction Moorish Castle retains original period details including wainscoting, stone staircases, sweeping corridors, cavernous access to Mission Creek, and a gigantic drill court spanning almost an acre.
Standout Venue Features:
The Drill Court is reputed to be the largest unsupported enclosed volume in San Francisco, featuring a dramatic exposed roof structure composed of curved steel open-web trusses and leaving a clear line-of-site from any position in the room. 
Celebration Locations
The Drill Court:
A 40,000 sq ft multipurpose event space, with 33,500 sq ft of beautiful hardwood maple floating floor, 80' elevation at the highest point in the dome ceiling, acoustical treatment on walls and ceiling, catering prep and set-up facilities, and many more amenities.
- Max Capacity: 3997
General's Quarters:
An 8,000 sq ft space, complete with a 2,375 Edwardian-style dining room with a hardwood dance floor, 1,540 st ft Edwardian lounge with a working fireplace and bar, carpeted hallways with chandeliers, concert grand piano, and complete catering kitchen.
- Max Capacity: 450
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