Aside from their style and flair, hotel ballrooms make for perfect wedding venues. Let your guests dance the night away and get some much-needed rest all in one place. Check out our top picks below. For help finding a hotel that provides room blocks, get in touch with our Convention Services team.
The Palace Hotel (2 New Montgomery St.)
The Palace Hotel provides a sparkling setting fit for a king or queen. Decked out in twinkling antique chandeliers, rich red and gold carpeting, and elaborate crown molding, the Grand Ballroom can hold up to 600 guests (or be divided for smaller weddings). For couples looking to take elegance to the extreme, The Palace Hotel's Garden Court's domed glass ceiling and superb detail brings new meaning to grandeur. The room is also San Francisco's only indoor historic landmark. It doesn't get more romantic than that.
Westin St. Francis (335 Powell St.)
The original vision of the Westin St. Francis was to bring a taste of European style and architecture to the west. More than 100 years later, with several exquisite ballrooms to choose from, the classic elegance of the hotel is still intact. With marble columns, ornate balconies, Golden Gate Bridge views, and an award-winning culinary staff, it's no surprise that actual royalty have exchanged vows in this grand hotel. Accessed by glass elevators, the Imperial Floor boasts spectacular wrap-around views framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. Originally the hotel chapel, the Borgia Room is a jeweled chamber perfect for small ceremonies before moving onto a ballroom reception.
The Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason St.)
No ballroom list would be complete without The Fairmont San Francisco. Just ask Tony Bennett, who first sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" in the hotel's Venetian Room, or the delegates from 40 countries who drafted the charter for the United Nations in the historic Garden Room in 1945. The Crown Room, aptly named for its location on the top floor of the Tower, was designed specifically for weddings, with delicate gold detail and one of the most stunning backdrops in the city. If you really want to give your guests the royal treatment, opt for the Presidential Service, where each table has its own waiter; or book the world-famous Penthouse Suite, with its circular library crowned by a roof covered in painted consetellations. Don't be surprised if your guests refuse to leave.
Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel (609 Sutter St.)
Located in the heart of Union Square, the classic Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel is dedicated as a "living memorial" to the U.S. Marines, and weddings are the hotel's specialty. The Crystal Ballroom is exactly how it sounds, with original crystal chandeliers twinkling from the room's 17-foot ceilings. The Commandant's Ballroom's 20-foot-ceilings, iron chandeliers, and gold leaf stencil detailing brings a touch of regal elegance for larger parties.
Sir Francis Drake (450 Powell St.)
The Sir Francis Drake Hotel isn't difficult to find; just look for the doormen in bright red Beefeater costumes welcoming guests into the Renaissance-inspired hotel. Located just a half block from Union Square and directly on the cable car line, the hotel was a frequent retreat for celebrities in the heart of the roaring 1920's. Today, it's gorgeous salons and timeless ballrooms provide the perfect venue for a classic San Francisco wedding. The Starlight Room, a true testiment to old-school glamor, sits 21 stories up, adorned in elegant red and gold.