When it comes to wedding receptions, ballrooms are the epitome of elegance. All dressed up with blooming flowers, twinkling lights, and elaborate table settings, ballrooms are filled with an undeniable sense of magic. Whether you’re enamored with all things neoclassical, have a soft spot for Tuscan artwork, or dream of having an orchestra play at your reception, these San Francisco ballrooms will sweep you and your guests off your feet.
The Julia Morgan Ballroom
Situated on the 15th floor of the landmark Merchants Exchange building, the neoclassical Julia Morgan Ballroom oozes with romance. The ballroom’s glowing 20-foot fireplace, its large arched windows framed by plush drapes, and its honeycomb pattern on the ceiling all set the scene for royal celebration. Read real brides' reviews here!
Four Seasons San Francisco
The Four Seasons San Francisco’s dreamy Vernada Ballroom is a blank slate waiting to be transformed into a magical wedding wonderland. The design is subtle, but elegant—think art deco Venetian wall scones, sparkling chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Exchange vows inside the ballroom or in the adjoining terrace offering awe-inspiring garden views. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Westin St. Francis on Union Square
With a prime Union Square location and multiple ballrooms for lavish black-tie affairs, the Westin St. Francis is easy to say yes to. Toast your nuptials in the standout Colonial Ballroom, which stuns with a wrap around balcony and romantic Tuscan countryside mural, or gather your friends and family in the wow-worthy Grand Ballroom (replete with a built-in orchestra stage!) and dance the night away under the dazzling chandeliers. Read real brides' reviews here!
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
The Intercontinental Mark Hopkins boasts not one, but two sumptuous ballrooms. The Room of the Dons is perhaps the most decadent—think large windows offering views of the San Francisco skyline, crystal scones and a ornate bronze chandelier that illuminate the space, and lush paintings that adorn the walls. Read real brides' reviews here!
There’s so many things to love about the striking Banking Hall inside the 1920s-built Bently Reserve. The bronze doors, towering Doric columns, soaring ceilings, hand-painted travertine walls, Italian marble floors, and fancy chandeliers all speak to its historic charm. The large event space can accommodate grand affairs of up to 805 guests and includes use of its mezzanine and outdoor balcony. Read real brides' reviews here!