Give Back with Your Next San Francisco-inspired Meeting or Event

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Give Back with Your Next San Francisco-inspired Meeting or Event

San Francisco is a city rich in both history and potential. It boasts a variety of venues anchored in cultural legacy yet heavily invested in the promise of tomorrow. These historical sites and institutions have been built, renovated and maintained on strong ecological principles with an aesthetic eye toward sustaining and supporting the landscapes and ecosystems that make the area so unforgettable.

American Conservatory Theater - A.C.T. (415 Geary St.)
In the heart of Union Square's theater district, A.C.T. is based in the Geary Theater. This historical gem has witnessed visitation by such luminaries as Sarah Bernhardt, Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles. A treasured landmark, this 100-year-old monument has preserved its Victorian era facade and stunning architectural details due to extensive renovation efforts. The intimate black-box theater hosts 10 studios, various private reception areas, and the Garret, a private cabaret space equipped with a catering kitchen.

Aquarium of the Bay (PIER 39)
Located adjacent to San Francisco’s PIER 39 in the historic Fisherman's Wharf District, this venue offers your guests a spectacular view of the bay and marina and lets them peek into the underwater world of the area's marine life. Wander through 300 feet of crystal-clear tunnels and enjoy cocktails in the company of sharks while learning more about how the Aquarium works to preserve and protect this rich habitat. This spacious facility easily accommodates strolling dinners, hosted buffets and large cocktail parties.

California Academy of Sciences (55 Music Concourse Dr.)
Explore everything from the stars to the sea in this state-of-the-art museum complex in Golden Gate Park. From the breathtaking beauty of the living coral reef in the Steinhart Aquarium to the faraway suns of the Morrison Planetarium, 14 magical settings make this experience an imaginative one. Here, you'll find full-scale hosting to support daytime meetings as well as celebrations late into the night.

de Young Museum (50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.)
Sitting in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, this premier events venue is an architectural and cultural monument that bridges past and future. Using copper, wood, stone and glass, renovators integrated aspects of the original de Young museum into this ultra-modern facility. Inside, the light-filled space uses elegant lines and ribboned windows to blur the boundaries between the landscape and architecture. With a gorgeous observation floor and sculpture garden, this versatile space accommodates both intimate gatherings and gala events.

Exploratorium (Pier 15)
Situated along the vibrant Embarcadero, the Exploratorium covers 3.3 acres and features six galleries of interactive exhibits. Whether you want to explore life forms, indulge in sensory experiences, investigate natural phenomena or learn about the area's history, you'll have plenty to do here. With the city and the Bay as a spectacular backdrop, this venue offers an engaging atmosphere. 

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Ave.)
The Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall is a 2,743-seat auditorium completed in 1980 as a permanent home for the San Francisco Symphony. Located in the Civic Center area, this impressive modern structure was designed with both the principles of architecture and the science of acoustics in mind. The graceful, curved lobby looks out over San Francisco's magnificent City Hall and the War Memorial Opera House. This venue is an elegant space for receptions and upscale celebrations. 

Presidio of San Francisco
Formally an army post, this unique park is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and a registered landmark. Steeped in history and natural beauty, it is filled with historically significant sites and military architecture spanning 200 years. Close to trails, wooded areas and scenic viewpoints, this location is ideal for an active group. Conference facilities, chapels and private reception sites are available for your event.

San Francisco Art Institute - SFAI (800 Chestnut St.)
Founded in 1871 as an artists' collective, this prestigious institution has a rich history of innovation, social action and radical experimentation. Shortly after its inception, the collective hosted a women's-only exhibit and has worked closely with a wide range of artists, including fashion photography icon Louise Dahl-Wolfe, the radical poet Allen Ginsburg, and activist Angela Davis.With a tradition of disruption, SFAI embodies a spirit of risk-taking and social empowerment. Thanks to its digital labs, spacious exhibition halls and rooftop amphitheater, SFAI can accommodate any event, presentation or conference. 

SOMArts Cultural Center (934 Brannan St.)
Anchored in the dynamic and creative hub that is South of Market, this vibrant space offers a cross-cultural, community-focused vibe —it has grown with the community over the last 40 years. A converted industrial space with a community garden and open patio, the event space is intimate and warm but also highly functional. It features several galleries, classrooms and a theater. You can even run your own bar and box office here. From product launches and theatrical rehearsals to film screenings and celebratory dinners, SOMArts accommodates events both small and large.

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House and Performing Arts Center (401 Van Ness Ave.)
This landmark and local treasure is one of the last Beaux-Arts structures built in the United States. Designed by renowned architect Arthur Brown Jr., this majestic landmark with elegant detailing and exquisite carvings is a beautifully preserved artifact of Old World Theater. The auditorium is available for performances and presentations, while the iconic Main Lobby provides a memorable cinematic setting for your guests to enjoy drinks or dinner.

To learn more about booking one of these venues or help choosing the perfect site for your event, contact our team for more information.