BRIDES Northern California: The Best Wedding Venues in San Francisco

California, Planning Tips

San Francisco has no shortage of gorgeous places to exchange vows, regardless your preferences or wedding style. The hardest part? Making a decision about which one to host your nuptials! Here are some of our favorite places to get hitched in the city, plus real brides' reviews of the locations.

James Leary Flood Mansion (Above)
Book this Beaux Arts mansion if you want to host a classic San Francisco affair — the Grand Hall, with its murals, marble floors, and bow window, is the most elegant reception setting in town. Read real brides' reviews here!

Headlands Center for the Arts
Located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the international arts center's campus is comprised of artist-rehabilitated military buildings (circa 1907), which not only make for a beautiful and historically-significant backdrop to your big day, but the multi-room venue is able to accommodate all components of the wedding. Read real brides' reviews here!

Julia Morgan Ballroom

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Julia Morgan Ballroom
Named for the architect who designed Hearst Castle, this landmark features wood-paneled walls, a 20-foot marble fireplace (no joke), and a honeycomb ceiling carved from mahogany. Read real brides' reviews here!

See more: Peruse Our San Francisco Wedding Florists Page to Find the Best Place for Your Big Day!

Cavallo Point

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Cavallo Point
Nature lovers and history buffs should consider this army-base-turned-upscale-resort. It sits on 45 acres of national parkland and includes a hilltop chapel and a classic ballroom, plus an outdoor terrace for fireside mingling. Read real brides' reviews here!

SF Venues Fairmont Penthouse

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Penthouse Suite at The Fairmont
Hotels that offer all-in-one convenience can look generic, but that's definitely not the case with the Fairmont's Penthouse. Spanning the entire eighth floor, the 6,200-square-foot suite is ideal for intimate weddings and cocktail-party receptions. Read real brides' reviews here!

Want more San Francisco venues? Browse our San Francisco Wedding Venues page to find the best in your area.

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