Best San Francisco City Wedding Venues

The best San Francisco city wedding venues from a local photographer's perspective!


Woo! You are engaged and you are starting the wedding planning process. However, you’re stumped because there are seemingly endless venues in the gorgeous city of San Francisco, and you aren’t quite sure where to actually start. The good news is I’ve put together a list of my favorite pro-photographer-approved San Francisco city wedding venues to give you a heads start on choosing the perfect place to get married.

The Golden Gate Club

Floor to ceiling views of the Golden Gate bridge from your reception area?! YES PLEASE! This gorgeous venue even features a fireplace, and lots of bright white space to transform into your unique vision.

The Golden Gate Club - Image by Shannon May Brown - Wedding Venue

Photo by me (Shannon May Brown)

Flood Mansion

This Italian Renaissance-inspired mansion is a great option for the European obsessed couple. With a lovely courtyard and indoor spaces, as well as a gorgeous view of the city, this venue is sure to wow your guests (and you!).

Best San Francisco Wedding Venues — Flood Mansion

Photo Via Woman Getting Married

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Both inside and out, this venue is a fantastic place for a San Francisco wedding! The Conservatory is open throughout your event, providing a unique and fun experience for your guests (especially if they are plant lovers!).

Conservatory of Flowers — Photography by Shannon May Brown

Photo by me (Shannon May Brown)

Gallery 308

Digging the idea of a good view? You’ll LOVE Gallery 308. Overlooking the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz, this venue is a beauty! This is an awesome space if you are looking to do something more modern too.

Best San Francisco City Wedding Venues — Photo credit: The Nelsons

Photo via The Nelsons

Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Wow wow wow you guys! This venue is incredibly elegant and beautiful and has breathtaking views of San Francisco (can you sense a trend in this blog post?? ;). I’m really excited because I will be shooting here at least once in 2020!

Photo via Here Comes the Guide — Westin St. Francis

Photo via Here Comes the Guide

Cliff House

If you have dreamed of the idea of a beachfront wedding, but want to keep things local to the city, consider the Cliff House. The ocean views are absolutely breathtaking, and the food is top-notch.

Photo via Bay Area Wedding Venues — Cliff House

Photo via Bay Area Wedding Venues

The City Club of San Francisco

This venue screams San Francisco! Located in the heart of downtown, The City Club is a fabulous location for your black-tie event.

Photo via SF City Club — San Francisco City Club

The San Francisco Mint

This venue is absolutely magical! There are so many unique spots and so much potential to create this venue into a VISION!

Photo via the San Francisco Mint — The San Francisco Mint

Photo via the San Francisco Mint

Legion of Honor

This neoclassical style venue is stunning, and a great place to plan your chic, romantic wedding. It overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Ocean and San Francisco. So dreamy!

Photo via Woman Getting Married (Taste Catering) — Legion of Honor

Photo via Woman Getting Married (Taste Catering)

Hornblower Cruise

Are you looking to do something non-traditional? A Hornblower Cruise might just be the perfect option for you. Not to mention, the photo opportunities are gorgeous!

 Photo via Wedding Wire — Hornblower Cruise

Thanks so much for reading! I hope this roundup gave you some inspiration when searching for a San Francisco city wedding venue! Get in touch if you are looking for bright, romantic wedding images.

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