Hold world-class events within a reasonable budget

When the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 reduced the city to ashes, the Merchants Exchange stood tall, pumping water throughout the neighborhood to help the recovery effort. Eight years later, when the resurgent city sought to unveil itself to the world with the legendary 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition, supporters gathered at the Merchants Exchange and raised more than $4 million in just under two minutes to fund the effort. More than a century later, our commitment to the community is stronger than ever.

We are proud to support San Francisco’s nonprofit community and nonprofit public interest organizations around the world. Because we understand the challenges faced by staff members and volunteers at nonprofit organizations, we are focused on developing creative solutions that will allow nonprofits to hold world-class events within a reasonable budget.

Our commitment to the community has made our venues — The Julia Morgan Ballroom, the Merchants Exchange Club and Credo Restaurant — the City’s premier event destinations for many of the country’s most dynamic, and successful public interest organizations including the ACLU, WildAid, the American Red Cross, the Sierra Club, Oakland School for the Arts, Habitat for Humanity, the Center for Justice and Accountability, CEDAW Awards for Women’s Human Rights, The Global Fund for Women, Urban Land Institute, The Guardsmen, Bay Area Council, NRDC, Catholic Charities CYO, Boys Hope Girls Hope, the San Francisco SPCA, the SF Food Bank, the Tipping Point and Spark SF (to name just a few).

You’re in Good Company

Testimonials

Larry introduced us to the menu in a way that made us all feel so welcome. The food was unbelievably delicious, the wines were unique and the service was perfect! My friends and I had a truly memorable time.

BEYOND DIFFERENCES, “WE DINE TOGETHER”

The feedback from our party was excellent! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the setup was perfect. It was great working with you and I really appreciate your flexibility with the last minute changes we, as a company, needed to make.

ZEPHYR HEALTH

This was a party for the ages. It was a big event for our company to reach the billion dollar pinnacle and your venue served as the right place for us to celebrate that accomplishment. Hats off to your staff for providing first class service and professionalism.

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Thank you so much for everything! Your staff was truly a delight to work with! Everything went so well -- we cannot thank you enough for making it easy for us and making us look good.

APP DIRECT

Thanks again for everything you and your amazing team did to help make this year’s event a great success.

AIDS LEGAL REFERRAL PANEL

Of all the feedback we received about the event, the venue and how amazing it is was on repeat.

GRANT THORNTON LLP

The event was successful and I think we pleased the people who are not easy to please... big thanks to you. We’re looking forward to working with you again.

ZHEJIANG CTS GROUP, CHINESE GOVERNMENT DELEGATES DINNER

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Central to Everything

The Julia Morgan Ballroom is located in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Financial District at the intersection of California & Montgomery Streets, right on the California Cable Car line.

We are four short blocks to BART/Muni, 14 miles to San Francisco International Airport and less than one mile to Moscone Center. With ample evening street parking and several nearby garages, your guests will enjoy a variety of transportation options.