BRIDES Northern California: The Best Wedding Venues in San Francisco

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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.

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.

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.

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Photo: Courtesy of 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.

Photo: Courtesy of 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.

Photo: Courtesy of 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.

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