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.Read More
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.
1. Park Chalet
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.
2. Greens Restaurant
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
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.
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.
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.
6. 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.
7. Dirty Habit
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.
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.
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
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
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.
12. Town Hall Restaurant
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
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
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.