The White-Box Venues Planners Need to Know In San Francisco

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The White-Box Venues Planners Need to Know In San Francisco

A round-up of the most flexible venues in San Francisco

There are dozens of unique, iconic venues in San Francisco that can immediately give your attendees a sense of place. There's no mistaking certain sights and sounds around our city. For those planners who want more flexibility with their venue spaces, we've compiled a list of some top white-box venues in San Francisco and beyond that you can turn into anything your creative mind desires.

Innovation Hangar (Marina District)

Located adjacent to the gorgeous Palace of Fine Arts, the Innovation Hangar is a venue dedicated to marrying the practical and the imaginative. Just steps from the Bay, with breath-taking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Innovation Hangar also benefits from being close to the excellent boutiques and restaurants along Chestnut and Union Streets.

Pier 27 (The Embarcadero)

Pier 27

Just three years old, this modern venue on San Francisco's waterfront has high ceilings, an open floor plan, and plenty of parking.

Pier 35 (The Embarcadero)

Pier 35

Nearly 100 years old, filled with period style, Pier 35 offers a staggering 100,000 square feet of event space. Banquets, performances, interactive group experiences--it's all possible at Pier 35.

Pier 48 (Mission Bay)

This venue, directly across from Oracle Park, can play host to any sort of event. With views of the East Bay, easy access to Muni, and room for up to 7,000 guests, Pier 48 is a perfect place to throw your kick-off or closing night event.

Pier 70 (Potrero Hill/Dogpatch)


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There are no limits to what you can do at the giant Pier 70. Located in the budding Dogpatch neighborhood, Pier 70 harkens to San Francisco's past, with its brick facade and steel beams, while embracing its future, by being a completely flexible space.  

Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center (SoMa/Yerba Buena)


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Take full advantage of the soaring heights of the Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center to wow your attendees. Four floors of open-air space mean you can have various activations at every level without ever isolating your guests behind walls. 

The Box SF (SoMa/Yerba Buena)


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Putting the "box" in "white-box," The Box SF is a multi-level, urban venue. It's two blocks from The Moscone Center and housed within the historic William Randolph Hearst printing plant. Their in-house team is ready to assist with tons of ideas and experience.

Terra Gallery and Event Venue (SoMa/Yerba Buena) 

What better place to flex your creative muscle than an art gallery? Terra Gallery and Event Space is perfect if you are looking to have multiple events under one roof. Their flexible space allows for anything from work sessions to dinner receptions.

The Mint (SoMa/Yerba Buena) 

This recently renovated fixture of San Francisco architecture is now a grand place for a meeting, offering an unparalleled experience just blocks from some of the city's largest hotels. Take advantage of all 92,000 square feet and let your imagination run wild!

The Village @ 969 Market (Union Square)

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Three floors of available space along downtown San Francisco's most major thoroughfare, you say? What more could a planner ask for? The Village @ 969 Market is chic, stylish and convenient. Check it out on your next site visit.

San Francisco Wine School (415 Grand Ave., Suite 301, South San Francisco)

While we're certain that your attendees would love nothing more than to improve their palettes, you can do more than just taste the finest vintages at the San Francisco Wine School. Their space can be configured for formal classroom sessions or casual networking opportunities. It's also close to San Francisco International Airport and its many neighboring hotels.

The Cow Palace (2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City)


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Just over the city's borders is one of the Bay Area's most famous (and, we think, most fantastically named) venues. The Cow Palace has hosted everything from the Golden State Warriors to the Democratic National Convention. A large, flexible space with ample parking, The Cow Palace is a great venue for planners looking to make a space their own.

San Mateo County Event Center (2495 South Delaware St., San Mateo) 

San Mateo County Event Center

If one building isn't enough, how about an entire compound situated on 48 acres of land, just 10 minutes south of San Francisco International Airport? The San Mateo County Event Center is a place where no idea is too big to be brought to life.

Craneway Pavilion (1414 Harbor Way South, Richmond)

This tremendous venue in the nearby East Bay can accommodate events for anywhere from 200 to 5,000 people. Craneway Pavilion features modern amenities, superior infrastructure, and stunning views.

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