The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange is more than San Francisco’s most iconic event venue; it is a link to the city’s unique and compelling history. Located at the heart of the bustling Financial District, the building radiates elegance from the street to the lobby and beyond. With an unparalleled design pedigree from three of America’s most celebrated architects, an unmatched legacy of hosting the city’s most important events, and state-of-the-art technological amenities, the Julia Morgan Ballroom is at once quintessentially San Francisco and fully tailored to your unique vision.
The experience begins on California Street with cable cars whirring up Nob Hill behind you. Pass through the street-level doors and into an immaculately maintained era of lavish detail and impeccable taste designed by Willis Polk, Daniel Burnham and Julia Morgan, three titans of American architecture. The barrel-vaulted lobby shines with marble, gold leaf and bronze, while the curved glass ceiling washes the space in abundant natural light.
Gleaming new elevators whisk you quickly up to the 15th floor and the landmark Julia Morgan Ballroom. The space is fully dedicated to your vision; there are no busy hotel corridors to contend with, no intrusions from the outside world.
Before entering the ballroom, guests move through a classic foyer and proceed naturally through the opulent bar and lounge, featuring gilded ceilings and fireplaces of carved stone at each end. The 27-foot curved marble bar sweeps you toward the ballroom and a breathtaking reveal…