8 Unconventional Venues For Your Next Meeting

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8 Unconventional Venues For Your Next Meeting

Think outside the box at these unique and unusual venues in and around San Francisco, chosen by our partners at Peerspace.

As business trends evolve, there’s been a growing shift away from traditional corporate culture and an increase in the desire for more unique experiences. This new trend has contributed to companies exploring nontraditional spaces for meetings, trainings, and events.

“A new environment can often spark new thoughts and deepen engagement levels,” said Peerspace founder and CEO, Rony Chammas. “Professionals view their experiences in these spaces as a refreshing change of pace from their day-to-day.”

So instead of booking your meeting in a traditional hotel boardroom or staying inside the office, why not book a garden pavilion or historic loft? Here’s a small sampling of the types of nontraditional venues perfect for meetings, trainings, workshops, and more.

A Former Restaurant Downtown

It's no longer Jack's Restaurant, but this four-story venue still has a fully functional kitchen. Your group can be well fed while they work! Near the famous Transamerica building and easily accessible by multiple bus lines, this venue is big on convenience.

A Stylish SoMa Warehouse

The Garage puts the "home" in "home office." With its kitchen, comfortable quarters, and roof-top patio, this 3,000-square-foot venue in trendy SoMa can accommodate up to 80 people. It's perfect for receptions and kick-off events.

An Intimate Loft in SoMa

Chic, smooth, and airy, this 2,200-square-foot venue is perfect for smaller, quieter gatherings. In the heart of San Francisco, this loft is a great space for your team to collect and connect during the hustle and bustle of your next big event. 

A Cozy Camper in SoMa

You don't have to go all the way to Yosemite to visit a campground. This adorable set-up of trailers and picnic tables in SoMa is the perfect blend of the practical and the unexpected--in short, it's so very San Francisco.

A Vintage General Store in NoPa

Located in NoPa (that's North of the Panhandle), this former general store offers an open floor plan and abundant natural light. It's not far from the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, birthplace of the Summer of Love. Book an event here and let your attendees expand their minds!

A Design District Villa

There's no shortage of things in this decadently decorated space to inspire your guests. Multiple break-out rooms of varying sizes mean you can host a dozen board members or a seated dinner for 100 with equal ease. 

A Gorgeous Garden in Potrero Hill

When the rain stops (and we promise it will), why not let your team members soak up the sun? This urban oasis is close to AT&T Park, the Mission District, and a number of other San Francisco hot spots--but you'd never know it from the wooden deck and warm interiors of this welcoming space.

A Midcentury Masterpiece in San Rafael

There are few venues with more guaranteed "wow" factor than this: a landmark Case Study home with an open floor plan and stunning views of Marin County and San Francisco Bay. This home is perfect for afternoon receptions after a golf outing at one of the nearby courses.

You can explore more places and spaces in our Venue Search. San Francisco Travel partners with over 600 venues that are ready to host your next event.


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