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14 Picturesque San Francisco Restaurants for Your Wedding Day

From small private dining rooms to a big, total restaurant buyouts, San Francisco has a place for your dream day.

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San Francisco is flush with options for wedding ceremonies, from the low-key (but gorgeous) City Hall to the larger cathedrals that dot the city. For wedding receptions, there’s also plenty of space to play when looking to book a space; there are more traditional, old-school San Francisco spots to beachfront offerings to smaller, more chef-driven spaces. Whether you’re looking to host an intimate group, or throw a larger celebratory gathering (now that COVID regulations have lessened and vaccines are plentiful), here are some options for making your wedding dreams come true.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Park Chalet

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1000 Great Hwy
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 386-8439
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With Cliff House still languishing in closure, Beach Chalet is the next spot where one can hold their wedding reception with views of Ocean Beach available from its windows, with options to host seated groups of 40 up to 150 for a beachfront buyout. If you’re looking for more of an atrium feel, Park Chalet is willing to oblige and has a patio available if you want to extend your party outdoors toward Golden Gate Park.

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2. Greens Restaurant

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Building A
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 771-6222
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A classic SF venue overlooking the Bay, Greens is available for buyouts any evening of the week, accommodating 135 for a sit down meal and 200 for standing reception. Smaller configurations are also available.

3. Foreign Cinema

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2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-7600
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Foreign Cinema has several different spaces for private events of up to 350 guests, most notably the lovely, heated outdoor patio. Standing receptions with passed appetizers or more formal, seated events are available.

4. VILLON

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1100 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(628) 895-2039
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Both Villon and Charmaine’s at SF Proper Hotel are willing to welcome freshly-wedded couples and their guests, for those who appreciate the Kelly Wearstler-designed interiors and want to incorporate it into the reception motif. Charmaine’s, with its gorgeous outdoor space, is also available to host a reception with rooftops views of San Francisco.

5. Osito

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2875 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 817-1585
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Osito has made a name for itself with its food cooked over live fire, but the restaurant also offers a buyout for an intimate dinner at its communal table for 26, situated next to the open kitchen. Sister bar Liliana is also available to be rented out, as well.

Osito

6. China Live

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644 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 788-8188
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Some may know China Live for its bustling first floor restaurant and marketplace, but there’s other spaces at 644 Broadway built to host wedding receptions. Space888 is a banquet hall that can accommodate a seated group of 150; meanwhile, moody Gold Mountain Lounge can host a smaller group of 40 guests inside for a more intimate gathering.

China Live

7. Dirty Habit

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12 4th St Fl 5
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 348-1555
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Located in the Palomar Hotel, Dirty Habit can accommodate up to 150 guests in their dining room and/or heated outdoor patio; buyouts are also available.

56 Gold St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 433-6300
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This classy (and classic) North Beach restaurant is available for a buyout, hosting 100 seated guests in the main dining room and mezzanine, or standing receptions of up to 150.

9. Perbacco

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230 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 955-0663
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Perbacco's Financial District location offers a variety of event configurations, seating up to 75 people or accommodating 120 for a standing reception.

10. Alexander's Steakhouse

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448 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 495-1111
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Nothing says "I love you" like hefty portions of red meat. Alexander's Steakhouse has two private dining rooms that can host up to 175 guests.

11. La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

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PIER 1 1/2 The Embarcadero N
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 397-8880
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There’s practically a room for every sort of wedding party configuration you can throw at La Mar Cebicheria, with six event spaces to choose from. The City Room is the newest space available to buy out, and features views of downtown San Francisco. If you’re really looking to splash out, the entire venue can be rented out with its main dining room opening out onto the gorgeous patio and those waterfront views and can fit 230 guests for a formal, seated dinner.

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12. Town Hall Restaurant

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342 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 908-3900
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Town Hall has a variety of options, all soaked in Southern charm. The roomy, historic dining room can host up to 120 for a family-style seated dinner or 300 for a standing reception with food stations.

13. One Market Restaurant

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1 Market St, San Francisco
CA, 94105
(415) 777-5577
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For larger parties, One Market is the place to be. The restaurant is available for a buyout that accommodates 250 seated guests or 450 for a reception, taking over the bar, dining room, Atrium Room and Club Room. And for those who are really shooting for the stars, reserve the entire adjacent Pavilion and Concourse of One Market Plaza, accommodating 850 seated and 2,000 for a reception.

14. Epic Steak

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369 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 369-9955
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With an unbeatable view of the Bay Bridge, Epic Steak is made for private events. The Bay Room is upstairs, boasting its own kitchen and chef for each event. It can host up to 60 for a seated dinner, or 120 for a reception.

1. Park Chalet

1000 Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA 94121
Chalet Restaurant Group

With Cliff House still languishing in closure, Beach Chalet is the next spot where one can hold their wedding reception with views of Ocean Beach available from its windows, with options to host seated groups of 40 up to 150 for a beachfront buyout. If you’re looking for more of an atrium feel, Park Chalet is willing to oblige and has a patio available if you want to extend your party outdoors toward Golden Gate Park.

1000 Great Hwy
San Francisco, CA 94121

2. Greens Restaurant

Building A, San Francisco, CA 94123

A classic SF venue overlooking the Bay, Greens is available for buyouts any evening of the week, accommodating 135 for a sit down meal and 200 for standing reception. Smaller configurations are also available.

Building A
San Francisco, CA 94123

3. Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Foreign Cinema has several different spaces for private events of up to 350 guests, most notably the lovely, heated outdoor patio. Standing receptions with passed appetizers or more formal, seated events are available.

2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

4. VILLON

1100 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Both Villon and Charmaine’s at SF Proper Hotel are willing to welcome freshly-wedded couples and their guests, for those who appreciate the Kelly Wearstler-designed interiors and want to incorporate it into the reception motif. Charmaine’s, with its gorgeous outdoor space, is also available to host a reception with rooftops views of San Francisco.

1100 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

5. Osito

2875 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Osito

Osito has made a name for itself with its food cooked over live fire, but the restaurant also offers a buyout for an intimate dinner at its communal table for 26, situated next to the open kitchen. Sister bar Liliana is also available to be rented out, as well.

2875 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. China Live

644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
China Live

Some may know China Live for its bustling first floor restaurant and marketplace, but there’s other spaces at 644 Broadway built to host wedding receptions. Space888 is a banquet hall that can accommodate a seated group of 150; meanwhile, moody Gold Mountain Lounge can host a smaller group of 40 guests inside for a more intimate gathering.

644 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133

7. Dirty Habit

12 4th St Fl 5, San Francisco, CA 94103

Located in the Palomar Hotel, Dirty Habit can accommodate up to 150 guests in their dining room and/or heated outdoor patio; buyouts are also available.

12 4th St Fl 5
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. Bix

56 Gold St, San Francisco, CA 94133

This classy (and classic) North Beach restaurant is available for a buyout, hosting 100 seated guests in the main dining room and mezzanine, or standing receptions of up to 150.

56 Gold St
San Francisco, CA 94133

9. Perbacco

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Perbacco's Financial District location offers a variety of event configurations, seating up to 75 people or accommodating 120 for a standing reception.

230 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111

10. Alexander's Steakhouse

448 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Nothing says "I love you" like hefty portions of red meat. Alexander's Steakhouse has two private dining rooms that can host up to 175 guests.

448 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107

11. La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

PIER 1 1/2 The Embarcadero N, San Francisco, CA 94105
Hockey Stick Media

There’s practically a room for every sort of wedding party configuration you can throw at La Mar Cebicheria, with six event spaces to choose from. The City Room is the newest space available to buy out, and features views of downtown San Francisco. If you’re really looking to splash out, the entire venue can be rented out with its main dining room opening out onto the gorgeous patio and those waterfront views and can fit 230 guests for a formal, seated dinner.

PIER 1 1/2 The Embarcadero N
San Francisco, CA 94105

12. Town Hall Restaurant

342 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Town Hall has a variety of options, all soaked in Southern charm. The roomy, historic dining room can host up to 120 for a family-style seated dinner or 300 for a standing reception with food stations.

342 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94105

13. One Market Restaurant

1 Market St, San Francisco, CA, 94105

For larger parties, One Market is the place to be. The restaurant is available for a buyout that accommodates 250 seated guests or 450 for a reception, taking over the bar, dining room, Atrium Room and Club Room. And for those who are really shooting for the stars, reserve the entire adjacent Pavilion and Concourse of One Market Plaza, accommodating 850 seated and 2,000 for a reception.

1 Market St, San Francisco
CA, 94105

14. Epic Steak

369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

With an unbeatable view of the Bay Bridge, Epic Steak is made for private events. The Bay Room is upstairs, boasting its own kitchen and chef for each event. It can host up to 60 for a seated dinner, or 120 for a reception.

369 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

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