Weddings & Social Occasions
Begin your new life together with a dazzling celebration at the elegant Julia Morgan Ballroom. In a building that has spent 100 years hosting San Francisco’s most important events, you’ll be adding your own chapter to the city’s rich history.
Your guests’ experience will begin in the elegant, light-filled lobby of the landmark Merchants Exchange building. One of the city’s most important buildings for well over 100 years, the Merchants Exchange has long been the center of the city’s civic, social and business activity, hosting presidents, foreign dignitaries, celebrities and business legends. From the lobby, guests will move through the bronze filigreed elevator doors and arrive in the marbled Friendship Foyer on the 15th floor. An intricate gilded ceiling connects the gathering room with the Daniel Burnham Bar and Lounge, with its remarkable stone fireplace and sleek 27-foot bar, all set against a breathtaking cityscape view from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The transition from the Bar and Lounge to the Ballroom provides a dramatic reveal that regularly wows unsuspecting guests. The grandeur of this 4,100 square foot space is highlighted by a magnificent 20-foot carved stone fireplace at the end of the room, which provides a dramatic focal point to the room and helps create a warm, inviting ambiance. Massive floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the city to the east and south, while flowing amber drapes lead the eye to intricate honeycomb etchings on the ballroom’s ceiling.
Strategically positioned amid fine hotels, notable restaurants, cultural attractions and the energy of the City’s financial nerve center, the ballroom offers event-goers the best of everything San Francisco has to offer, including numerous public transportation options and abundant evening parking.
We pride ourselves on working with our clients to meet their specific needs. We strive to accommodate any special requests, maintain absolute discretion at all times, and offer our clients the City’s most professionally produced events in a truly legendary space. Because we own and operate our own venues, we are able to focus on the total guest experience, from gourmet food and beverage service down to the smallest detail of event production.