Located in scenic downtown San Francisco, events at the Julia Morgan Ballroom enjoy the use of the entire 15,500 square foot 15th floor of the landmark Merchants Exchange, which includes the Ballroom and a range of associated breakout rooms, pre-event spaces and one of the City’s finest commercial kitchens. The Ballroom itself offers more than 4,300 square feet of unobstructed exhibit and event space, five accompanying breakout rooms, and a bar and lounge. The ballroom’s generous amenities are enough to serve the venue’s multifaceted events, while its striking interior and gorgeous views have earned its place as one of the best wedding venues in the San Francisco area.

  • Timeless, fully renovated Beaux-Arts finishes with rich details throughout
  • Sweeping cityscape views across the heart of the Financial District
  • High-Speed WiFi scalable for even the most punishing technological events
  • Premium level in-house catering by our expert culinary team
  • Advanced audio visual packages provided by our in-house team of professionals
  • Breathtaking, 15-foot-tall, hand-carved stone fireplace
  • 14-minute walk to Moscone Center
  • Two blocks to BART and Muni
  • Choose valet service or enjoy abundant public parking nearby


Total venue square footage: 15,500

Ballroom square footage: 4,368

Room dimensions: 90′ x 46′

Ceiling height: 17’6″


550 Theater

750 Reception

380 Banquet

220 Classroom




Prior to the show-stopping reveal of the Julia Morgan Ballroom, guests enjoy an event flow through a number of equally resplendent event spaces, all of which may be used for ancillary programming, breakout sessions or pre-event space. These spaces include the Daniel Burnham Bar and Lounge, the Willis Polk Room, the Sunny Jim Rolph Room and the Friendship Foyer.

  • 30-foot-long black marble bar
  • Operable carved stone fireplaces in the Friendship Foyer and Bar and Lounge
  • Views toward California Street and the TransAmerica Tower
  • Flexible space configurations for different event types
  • High-speed WiFi coverage across all spaces
  • Consummate discretion for brides, performers, etc. in secure rooms.
  • Contiguous pre-event space leads guests naturally into the Ballroom.


  • Daniel Burnham Bar & Lounge


    Square footage: 1,583

    Room dimensions: 30′ x 50′

    Ceiling height: 9’6″


    75 Seated / 225 Standing

  • Daniel Burnham Room


    Square footage: 360

    Room dimensions: 18′ x 20′

    Ceiling height: 8’9″


    20 Seated / 40 Standing

  • Willis Polk Room


    Square footage: 519

    Room dimensions: 16′ x 24′

    Ceiling height: 9’9″


    20 Seated / 40 Standing

  • Sunny Jim Rolph Room


    Square footage: 712

    Room dimensions: 15′ x 36′

    Ceiling height: 9’5″


    30 Seated / 75 Standing

  • Friendship Foyer


    Square footage: 480

    Room dimensions: 24′ x 20′

    Ceiling height: 9’5″


    20 Seated / 75 Standing


The Julia Morgan Ballroom is proud to provide the highest level of quality and professionalism to every element of your event. As San Francisco’s premier event facility, we utilize our fully-verticalized business structure to create an experience separate from that of our peers.

Our model also allows us to eliminate unnecessary ancillary costs and headaches for our clients by providing premium turnkey solutions. Tell us your vision and specific needs and our professional team will handle every aspect of your guests’ experience, from valet service to lighting, floral, catering and more.

Our standard venue fees range between $6,500 and $12,500 depending upon day of the week and the time of the year. (Click the image below to download our 2021-2022 pricing calendar.) Because we are independently owned and operated, circumstances occasionally allow us to offer dynamic pricing subject to availability and F&B minimums.

Venue rental rates for the Julia Morgan Ballroom include the use of the bar and lounge, all breakout rooms and the entire 15th floor. For detailed pricing on catering packages and all other aspects of event production, please contact us using the form to the right. One of our staff members will respond immediately.

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Weddings at the Julia Morgan Ballroom: Transform the Julia Morgan Ballroom into the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. We make your special day easier with in-house event design and catering. For more information on the cost of a Julia Morgan ballroom wedding, please contact us via the form to the right.

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