The Julia Morgan Ballroom

465 California Street 15th Floor San Francisco, CA
Max Capacity: 750 people
The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange is San Francisco’s most exclusive special event venue, an architectural masterpiece that combines a timeless Beaux-Arts interior with superior modern amenities. The ballroom’s historic significance, breathtaking details, professional production staff and strategic location make it an unparalleled space for any event. The ballroom itself offers more than 4,300 square feet of unobstructed exhibit and event space, and its five accompanying breakout rooms and bar and lounge range from 1,223 square feet to 360 square feet, making the venue flexible enough to handle multifaceted events and multiple breakout sessions. Atop the landmark Merchants Exchange building at California and Montgomery Streets, the Julia Morgan Ballroom boasts an enviable location at the very heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Financial District. Strategically positioned amid fine hotels, notable restaurants, cultural attractions and the energy of the City’s financial nerve center, the ballroom offers event-goers the best of everything San Francisco has to offer, including numerous public transportation options and abundant evening parking. We pride ourselves on working with our clients to meet their specific needs. We strive to accommodate any special requests, maintain absolute discretion at all times, and offer our clients the City’s most professionally produced events in a truly legendary space. Because we own and operate our own venues, we are able to focus on the total guest experience, from gourmet food and beverage service down to the smallest detail of event production.
Recommendations

The Julia Morgan Ballroom at Merchants Exchange, An Eventective User from Pleasanton, California

The Julia Morgan Ballroom at Merchants Exchange is a meeting venue that is not to be missed. The Julia Morgan Ballroom can be found within the century old walls of the Merchants Exchange in the heart of San Francisco's financial district, which places this venue in an ideal location, easily accessible by public transportation. It has all the modern amenities that any corporate or personal meeting holder could possibly desire, housed within years of tradition. The staff on hand is impeccable, which is to be expected in a venue like this. The ballroom can handle 550 guests seated and 800 standing. If it is your wish, it is their demand , the Julia Morgan Ballroom offers catering, bar service, photography, lighting, audio visual, floral and high speed wireless internet; among many other things. The food that is offered for events is prepared by an in house Chef, and it is amazing. There is nothing on their menu that you will not be thrilled with. The Julia Morgan Ballroom regularly plays host to large, very upscale parties for special events, so you can be sure that they are very well prepared to handle any size group without any problems. The staff is amazing and always more than professional, it is easy to see that they take what they do seriously and want to make sure that there is nothing but positive experiences. The Julia Morgan Ballroom is one of many venues that can be found in the San Francisco area, but it is definitely a stand out that should not be overlooked.


Dream wedding, An Eventective User from Mountain View, CA

This place is absolutely beautiful. Situated on the 15th story of the Merchant Exchange building, the elevator opens to a room with a fireplace, bar and lounge type area. I attended an event here that had over 350+ people. The bar service was quick, helped get people moving and was well organized and decorated. The detail in the ceiling and the floors is amazing. The ballroom itself has a grandiose fireplace at the center and very high ceilings. Everything is so gorgeous! This would be an amazing venue for a wedding or special event. We had a full sit-down dinner and the servers were the best of the best. They were nice and prompt and very helpful. There was a dance floor set up in the room as well with all the tables surrounding it. The building, even down to the entrance and the elevators is just amazing.

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Amenities
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 850
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 6
  • Special Features: High Speed WiFi for all guests as part of our venue fee. We also include our full in-house inventory which includes: tables and Chairs, Chiavari chairs (mahogany), 8' tables, 6' tables, banquet chairs, cocktail rounds (low and high).
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 7,500
  • Year Renovated: 2008
Burlingame, CA  
Capacity: 350
$45 per person
Fattoria e Mare transforms ordinary parties into toast-worthy celebrations! We accommodate intimate ceremonies and large-group get-togethers. Our event planner is always happy to help you navigate every detail. We are open 7 days a week: Brunch is from 11:30 until 3:00, Saturday & Sunday Lunch is from 11:30 until 3:00, Monday thru Friday Dinner is from 5:00 until 10:00 all week A variation of live music Wednesday thru Saturday nights, starting at 7:00 until 10:00
Sausalito, CA  
Capacity: 225
Studio 333 was voted best venue in the bay area to host an event. We are a full service event gallery that has over 4,000 sq. ft. of event space. Gallery rental includes: indoor and outdoor event space, dance floor, pool table, lounge rooms, tables/chairs, bar, coolers, full kitchen, garden courtyard and large monitor with projector. We also offer in house catering, DJ and a professional photographer available at reasonable rates. You are welcome to bring in your own catering, photographer and band. Clients have also hired "Food Trucks" in the past to set up in the garden area. The gallery can seat 130 guests for a sit down dinner and over 200 people for a buffet style dinner or cocktail party. Studio 333 staff members must be hired to work the event as bartenders/clean up crew and on site coordinator.
San Francisco, CA  
Capacity: 650
Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco welcomes groups of all sizes from Corporate to Casual. We have been newly renovated from floor to ceiling and now have a brand new private room. Our incredible venue can host groups up to 650 people for a full buyout. We are conveniently located on world famous Pier 39 and just steps away from many of San Francisco’s most famous attractions. The Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco is, without a doubt, the ideal environment for all Group Events of all types.
San Francisco, CA  
Capacity: 100
Located in the slick Hotel Epik, Nokturnal is a hip, modern hotel bar with impressive cocktails and a brand assortment of ultra premium spirits. A warm, classy happy hour in the afternoon transforms into a funky atmosphere of color changing LED lights and an interactive, motion activated bar top by night.
Introducing the newest, most unique & magical “Classic Car” venue in the San Francisco Bay Area. Welcome to “The Great Highway - Home of Gary Pollack Classic Cars!" We invite you to be our VIP’s as we go back to the days where we raced on “The Great Highway” for pink slips, where ponytails and ducktails were the hottest trend, when ankle socks and poodle skirts were stylin’, when dances were sock hops and to the days we remember and miss most, the 1950’s & 60's. "The Great Highway" is the venue you are looking for to host your next private/corporate event. Bedazzle your family, friends, employees, clients, etc. with a venue featuring a fun filled ambience of wall to wall classic cars, our authentic 50's diner, ice cream sundaes, malts, coinless pinball machines, black jack tables, a craps table, memorabilia and huge, all original neon signs. Our all original 1904 Horse Drawn Popcorn Wagon is featured as our main bar serving endless, freshly popped popcorn! Highlighting professional, friendly and tons of fun service, The Great Highway will not only meet your expectations, we will exceed them! We will help you create an extremely memorable event that you and your guests will never forget! Come party with us, we will make you glad you did!
San Francisco, CA  
Capacity: 500
$2,000-$30,000 per event
Located South of Market atop the Moscone Center on the Yerba Buena roof terrace. Artistic design with floor to ceiling glass, our doors open to panoramic views of the downtown San Francisco and the skyline and Yerba Buena gardens. We can accommodate parties up to 500 guests using the Yerba Buena Loggia and Terrace. We host corporate events, meetings, holiday parties, weddings, showers, happy hours and social events.
San Francisco, CA  
Capacity: 1000
The Chapel is a historic music venue, restaurant, bar and special event space that was named as one of the 10 most beautiful music venues in California by CALIFORNIA HOME + DESIGN MAGAZINE. Originally built as a mortuary in 1914 and now beautifully renovated by veteran Bay Area restaurateur Jack Knowles, the original chapel with its 40’ high arched ceiling has been updated with state of the art sound, lighting and projection systems. The gorgeous building also houses a restaurant, bar and large patio that combine the warmth of original wood detailing with modern touches and a vibrant social scene. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s dynamic Valencia corridor at 777 Valencia in the Mission District.