Weddings & Celebrations

Gourmet cuisine, cityscape views, hand-carved wood detailing and seductive neoclassical accents provide the perfect setting for your wedding, reception, or both. Our professional production staff ensures nothing less than perfection.

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Each event at the Julia Morgan Ballroom is an authentic San Francisco experience elevated by our professional production staff and superior modern amenities.

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 Meetings & Conferences

For more than a century, the Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange has hosted the City’s most important special events, from Presidential visits to product launches and everything in between.

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Premier Event Venue in San Francisco

The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange is the most coveted special event venue in San Francisco. An architectural masterpiece, The Ballroom combines a timeless Beaux-Arts interior with superior modern amenities. The Ballroom’s historic significance, breathtaking details, and professional production staff earn its top-tier spot among San Francisco’s elite wedding venues, party venues, and banquet halls.


Turnkey solutions for exceptional events.

Top Chef

Forget the “rubber banquet chicken.” Enjoy bespoke gourmet catering, in-house. Looking for something special? Just ask.

Central SF

We’re in the heart of downtown SF on the California St. Cable Car line. BART & Muni are just steps away, airports within 30 minutes.

Pro Planning

Our professional production staff is the best in the business. Relax and enjoy your day knowing the details are taken care of.

Epic A/V

Make your program stand out. We’ve got you covered with a wide variety of A/V packages to transform the space and realize your vision.

Party On

Celebrate all night if you want; your hours are our hours. Unlike many other venues, we’re our own landlord and you’re our only guest!

Connect Now

State-of-the-art connectivity for everything from fully interactive conferences to under-the-table Snapchatters.


What People Are Saying:

"I felt so special to be in such a storied venue."

The decor was so elegant and I felt so special to be in such a storied venue rich with historic significance. Lillian is the point person who made this fairy tale experience come to fruition.
Two thumbs up for the Julia Morgan Ballroom and a big high 5! You killed it!

The JMB is beautiful, timeless and quintessentially SF.

When my husband and I began the wedding venue search process, the Julia Morgan Ballroom was at the top of our list from the get go. We knew it would be the venue to beat - and no venue ever did. The venue itself has so much history and is incredibly stunning. All of our guests were in awe of the space! Lillian and Elexis: were awesome! They were professional, incredibly responsive, always followed through in a timely fashion, were incredibly detailed, flexible, and all around just great to work with and made the process even better. We felt at ease with them and we knew all the details would be taken care of.

ALL of our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. People typically are iffy about wedding food but we along with our guests absolutely loved it. We wish they had a regular restaurant we could frequent in order to have the same food we picked out for our big day!

“I hope to host another event with them soon!”

I hosted my company's annual holiday party at the Julia Morgan Ballroom and I still receive so many compliments about it! The space is absolutely incredible! You feel so special in the room and it really takes your events up a level. The food is delicious, the portions are a bit on the smaller side for passed hors d'oeuvre but they were yummy! The staff is amazing! They are so accommodating, helpful, organized and on time. When I arrived to bring a few personal details the room was nearly set up already, there wasn't much to stress about. Partnering with their team makes planning an event a breeze. They took care of securing a DJ, casino tables and florals. I would highly recommend this as a venue for corporate events and weddings. The team is wonderful to work with and I hope to host another event with them soon!

"Just loved working with this venue."


They went over and above to make our meeting a premier event. The venue is great. We had plain box lunches and they were delicious. The style is very classic, but we even made it retro-modern with white furniture and modern florals. The staff was stellar. They attended to each guest and I did not even have to ask for things and they were done. Would highly recommend for a meeting, wedding or any event! Loved it!

We absolutely adore the venue--the architecture is incredible.


Lillian and Elexis made sure everything ran completely smoothly. The food was delicious! Everyone kept raving to us about it, and we especially enjoyed the salmon entrée. Soup was poured, which added that extra touch of elegance. The mini milkshakes that we selected as one of our late night items were SO good. Our guests kept noting how awesome and attentive all the staff/servers were...Lillian and Elexis went above and beyond to make our day perfect, and we were able to enjoy our day without having to worry or stress about anything. We loved having our wedding here!

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Merchants Exchange Productions



San Francisco, CA
465 California Street, 15th Floor

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