Meeting Venues Within One Block of the Moscone Center | San Francisco Travel
Interior of a loungey event space at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. San Francisco, California.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum transforms into a stunning event space.

8 Meeting Venues
Within One Block of the Moscone Center

Hosting your event within at these San Francisco venues will give attendees access to world-class technology and ideas.

There is a huge variety of unique and culturally-rich meeting spaces to choose from in San Francisco. Here are 8 venues just a block from The Moscone Center that are sure to inspire.

111 Minna Gallery

111 Minna St.

A 4,700 square-foot SoMa gallery for up-and-coming artists by day and a wine bar attracting hipsters and techies by night, the 111 Minna Gallery is known for its innovative exhibitions and impressive cultural events, as well as corporate presentations and parties. The space offers dramatic effect with 16-foot-high walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed piping overhead. State-of-the-art technology and audio equipment team with two full bars, catering, and professional support staff.

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American Bookbinders Musem

355 Clementina St.

The American Bookbinders Museum’s gallery features 2,600 square feet of space. It can host a banquet that seats 60 people, a reception for 112 people, and includes a theater that seats 80. Housed in a modern industrial building that features plenty of natural light, this venue provides on-site catering, event support and even complimentary Wi-Fi access. The museum itself celebrates the historic craft of bookbinding and the culture behind it, providing a dramatic backdrop for corporate and social events.

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Children’s Creativity Museum

221 Fourth St.

The energy and vibrancy of the Children’s Creativity Museum translate directly into its four different venue spaces, allowing you to host both indoor and outdoor events. It’s perfect for press conferences, private parties, corporate events and even team-building exercises. Attendees have access to a 200-seat panoramic projection theater, a large reception space and plenty of interactive exhibits.

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Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum, a stunning modern landmark, offers exhibitions, art and culture from a contemporary perspective that celebrates the diversity of the San Francisco community. This museum is highly coveted for wedding receptions, corporate cocktail parties, elegant galas, film screenings with the latest technology, presentations and special performances. The Koret Taube Grand Lobby is the largest space and can host 1,000 people. The smaller Sala Webb Education Center offers intimate educational events for up to 100 guests.

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Museum of the African Diaspora

685 Mission St.

The Museum of the African Diaspora stands as a testament to the artistic and cultural achievements of African people all over the world. The MoAD salon, located in the museum, offers a personal and warm space great for live music, corporate presentations or refined galas. Guests will love that they can wander the museum, taking in the art and exhibits that make this a not-to-miss cultural venue in San Francisco. The MoAD reception area can host up to 160 people, while the theater and banquet space hold between 65 and 80 guests.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

151 Third St.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) offers the 278-seat Phyllis Wattis Theater, with cutting-edge audio and projection equipment ideal for presentations, screenings and live performances. This light-filled, multi-level venue offers up to six different spaces, ranging from 50 to 650 guest capacity, both indoor and outdoor. They include the 135-foot tall Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Atrium, featuring a sweeping staircase and marble columns, a breathtaking cathedral ceiling and an open-air sculpture garden. In a banquet configuration in Schwab Hall, you can seat up to 450 guests. A standing-only reception configuration will allow 650 attendees or more with combined spaces for larger groups.

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

701 Mission St.

YBCA, one of the world's most innovative contemporary art centers, has hosted major tech product launches, multi-day conferences, and intimate parties. Their gallery building includes soaring public rooms and a multi-use space accommodating 500 in theater-style seats or 450 banquet-style, plus a screening room that seats 94. For larger events that wish to rent out the entire building, 2,500 is the maximum occupancy. Other YBCA spaces include the East Garden and a world-class theater that seats 757 people, all of which offer state-of-the-art technology and flexible features to accommodate special events of all kinds.

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Yerba Buena Gardens

750 Howard St.

The cultural heart of San Francisco, Yerba Buena Gardens is one of the premier event spaces in the city. It has been the activation area for picnics and lunchtime affairs during major conventions hosted by Oracle and Salesforce. The stunning gardens offer indoor-outdoor, mixed-use space and can accommodate guests in a 10,000-seat theater. The splendid outdoor Children’s Garden that can host a 500-seat banquet. Yerba Buena Gardens draws together a variety of cultural features and world-class technology, including museums and a historic carousel, which demonstrates why this award-winning public facility is such a vital part of the San Francisco community.

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Navigating the ins and outs of selecting, booking and promoting your San Francisco event is best left to the experts. Contact our team at San Francisco Travel and let us ensure your event is planned down to the last detail at any of these amazing venues.

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