While San Francisco has a reputation as a bohemian city, its rich history and abundance of historic buildings also means that the city knows a thing or two about glamour and sophistication. These Bay Area wedding venues are the perfect options for a wedding that puts the emphasis on elegance.
The 1920s Bentley Reserve is a historic landmark fit for the most historic of events. There are multiple venues, including the Banking Hall (complete with 34-foot tall columns), Couples' Lounge, outdoor balcony, grand marble and steel staircase, and a second-floor covered terrace, which together can hold up to 650 guests. Read real brides' reviews here!
James Leary Flood Mansion
Located in the Financial District, the 1915 James Leary Flood Mansion is a striking venue in an urban setting. The space can hold up to 200 people for a seated reception and boasts period details like a beautiful coffered ceiling, ornamental pilasters, and Italian Renaissance-style murals. Read real brides' reviews here!
Julia Morgan Ballroom
The 15th-floor Julia Morgan Ballroom is located in the Beaux-Arts Merchants Exchange in downtown San Francisco. The 4,300-square-foot historic ballroom and five breakout rooms form one of the most exclusive event spaces in the city, and with details like a stunning gilded ceiling, 27-foot bar, wood detailing, bronze filigreed elevator doors, stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, it's the perfect place for a night of romance and glamour. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Legion of Honor
Tucked away near Land's End on the west side of San Francisco, the Legion of Honor offers spectacular views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, and the inside is no less impressive. Priceless Rodin sculptures, neoclassical architecture, and vaulted marble ceilings make for a stunning setting that can hold up to 225 for an indoor reception. Read real brides' reviews here!
The St. Regis San Francisco
One of the city's most glamorous hotels is also home to one of the best venues for a sophisticated and romantic wedding. The St. Regis offers a variety of event space, including the elegant Gallery Ballroom and the Yerba Buena Terrace, a covered outdoor space with sweeping views of the city and room for 300 people for a seated reception. Read real brides' reviews here!
Opened in North Beach in 1951, this swanky club exudes a retro 40s vibe and a swinging nightclub feel where silver-screen glamour and an Old-Hollywood-style wedding would be perfectly at home. With a large stage and ample dance space, Bimbo's 365 can do seated receptions for 125 to 475 people. Read real brides' reviews here!