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
  • Air Conditioned
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover
  • Facility Location Setting: The Julia Morgan Ballroom is Strategically positioned amid fine hotels, and notable restaurants. Offering our clients numerous public transportation options and abundant evening parking.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 850
  • Nearest Airport: 11-15 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Club Level Rooms: 0
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 6
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 2
  • Number of Private Cottages: 0
  • Number of Suites: 0
  • Parking: Parking Garage Off-site
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: Greater than 50 miles
  • 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
  • Total Number of Guest Rooms: 0
  • Year Built: 1903
  • Year Renovated: 2008
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