Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Tenderloin/ NOMA > Civic Center > Van Ness
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco — Photo by Sherman Chu Photography.  Seated dinner for 220 in Samsung Hall.
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Tenderloin/ NOMA > Civic Center > Van Ness

Maximum Capacity: 1400 people
Availability
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted to Asian art with holdings of nearly 15,000 treasures spanning 6,000 years of history, representing cultures throughout Asia.

Whether you’re planning a romantic cocktail party or a stunning ceremony and reception, the Asian Art Museum is an elegant venue that provides a variety of options to suit your needs. The museum has four stunning spaces ideal for a range of group sizes, from 40 to 400 guests, at receptions or seated dinners. Samsung Hall and the Loggia epitomize Beaux Arts grandeur; while the two skylight-capped Light Courts reflect contemporary style. Close to downtown and Union Square, and convenient for parking.
Packages
Rental Package Starting At $6500
$6,500
per event
Attendees: 10 - 1400 Deposit: $0 Total Price: $6,500     Show Details
Photos

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco — South Court Ceremony

Photos published with permission of Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco — South Court CeremonyAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Asian Art Museum ExteriorAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Museum EntranceAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Himalayan GalleriesAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — South Asia GalleriesAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Museum LobbyAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Loggia CeremonyAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Loggia CocktailsAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Loggia Cocktails 2Asian Art Museum, San Francisco — North Court CeremonyAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — North Court CeremonyAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — North Court CocktailsAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Peterson Room / Bride's RoomAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — South Court Cocktail PartyAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Samsung HallAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Samsung HallAsian Art Museum, San Francisco — Doorstep Photography.  Samsung Hall Awards Dinner for 200Asian Art Museum, San Francisco — Samsung Hall Meeting for 250 attendees
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5/8/2012

"A Very Romantic Wedding Location For Those Who Love The Arts", An Eventective User from San Francisco, California
If you are looking to have an elegant wedding in an exquisite setting, look no farther than the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. This building has hosted many weddings and formal events for decades. The facility was built in 1917 which has gorgeous marble floors, columned staircases and beautifully carved archways. From a pricing perspective, the Asian Art Museum can be rented for $6,500 to $20,000 depending on the size of the reception. Your wedding can be hosted indoor or outdoor, whichever you prefer. The Asian Art Museum can seat up to four hundred seated guests indoors.

For my wedding, we rented Samsung Hall. The decor was timeless and the room's decor was breathtaking. We worked with a wedding coordinator to provide the white linen tables, flowers and lighting. The caterer designed a five course meal which was highlighted by a three tier chocolate wedding cake. The food was out of this world. Our guests loved the options of filet mignon with stuffed crabmeat as well as a vegetarian entree for those who abstain from meat dishes.
Weddings can be held on any day from 5:15 PM to 1 A.M. except Thursdays. One will have to coordinate and bring alcoholic beverages to the wedding. This was cheaper than having an open bar and having a flat charge for the wedding reception.

The facilities amenities were outstanding. The Asian Art Museum provided valet parking. If one didn't want to valet, a public parking lot was available within a few blocks. The facility provides handicapped access to those patrons who have disabilities.

The Asian Art Museum is a wonderful venue for a wedding in the San Francisco area. Call them today at (415) 581-3777 for more information.

9/13/2011

"The Asian Art Museum: Beautiful Beaux-Arts Event Space", An Eventective User from San Francisco, CA
For my grandparents' fiftieth anniversary party, we used some of the facilities at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco for a night of dinner and dancing.

We rented the Samsung Hall and the adjacent Loggia, which are fairly large - it was ideal for our plans for appetizers (in the Loggia) and dinner and dancing (in Samsung Hall). We easily fit the band, tables and chairs for about a hundred people, and dance floor in the space. The building has just marvelous Beaux-Arts architecture - people came up the marble grand stairway to the main party spaces, which have marble walls, high ceilings, and attractive paned windows. (There's also a less attractive elevator available, so the space is accessible to people who can't use the stairs.) To be honest, we chose the space primarily because of the architecture, although the opportunity to view the galleries during the party was a pleasant bonus, and many of our guests did go through some of the museum during the course of the evening.

The space was pretty easy for us to use - we just went with the on-site caterer, who was very familiar with the space, so we didn't have to deal with any logistical problems - and all the prep went without a hitch. We were planning an evening event, so the abbreviated hours weren't a problem, but most of the large rooms aren't available until after 5 pm, which would put a crimp on daytime wedding plans.

The neighborhood itself isn't very attractive - there are many homeless people living just a few blocks away - but it's very close to BART and other transit options, which was important to us, and we could easily ignore the neighborhood.

Overall the facility rental staff at the Asian and their familiarity with all kinds of events made the planning easy and worry-free, and I would absolutely book their space again for an evening party or wedding, unless I thought that a large number of the guests would object to the neighborhood.
Event Spaces
LoggiaPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 185 people 2110 sq ft 196 sq meter
Loggia, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco — Ceremony on the Loggia for up to 150 guests
Ceremony on the Loggia for up to 150 guests

Photos published with permission of Asian Art Museum

Loggia, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco — Ceremony on the Loggia for up to 150 guestsLoggia, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco — Loggia without event set upLoggia, Asian Art Museum, San FranciscoLoggia, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
The Loggia is a u-shaped balcony overlooking the grand staircase, crowned by a long, barrel-vaulted ceiling. It houses a collection of beautiful ceramics and is a magnificent location to host a ceremony or reception for 150 guests (standing room only), followed by a seated dinner and entertainment in Samsung Hall.
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Reception
Capacity: 185 People
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
Features
  • Floor Covering: Marble
  • Floor Number: 2nd Floor
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in feet: 80 x 40
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in meters: 24.384 x 12.192
  • Total Square Feet: 2,110
  • Total Square Meters: 196
North CourtPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 275 people 3104 sq ft 288.4 sq meter
Outdoor TentPhotos Available
Outdoor Venue
Samsung HallPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 350 people 3136 sq ft 291.3 sq meter
South CourtPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 250 people 2544 sq ft 236.3 sq meter
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