San Francisco is an iconic city that boasts many beautiful wedding venues. If you’re looking to take advantage of the ocean views, here are some great wedding venues.
The Maritime Museum was built in the 1930’s and mixes charm with elegance with its terrazzo floors, murals and mosaics. The venue has sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and features two large decks. The building is shaped like an ocean liner and houses many marine artifacts, which make for unique and beautiful wedding photographs.
The entire museum or just select rooms are available for events. The whole building can house about 650 people standing, and each deck can hold 150 seated for a ceremony. Due to city bylaws, events must end by 10pm.
For information on the Maritime Museum as a wedding venue, click here.
Cliff House Terrace Room
The Cliff House is another great wedding venue spot in San Francisco if you are looking for stunning ocean views and a smaller gathering. Famous for fine food since 1863, the Cliff House has the beautiful Terrace Room available for weddings. It has a balcony overlooking the famous Seal Rocks. Lucky guests get to see flocks of pelicans, seals, dolphins and whales.
The Terrace room can hold 120 people for a seated event, and 180 for a cocktail event. Large mirrors line the wall to reflect the views and the light, making it a stunning sunset event room. Food must be prepared by the Cliff House due to regulations, but you can bring your own wine.
If the Cliff House Terrace Room sounds like your ocean wedding venue, find more information here.
Hornblower Cruises and Events
Can’t get close enough to the ocean? How about a wedding venue that’s ON the ocean! Hornblower Cruises and Events provides ceremonies and receptions as you cruise the ocean on one of its stunning yachts. Say your vows in front of a backdrop of the San Francisco Bay. Daytime and evening receptions available with catering provided. They also have packages for small weddings, even just the two of you! Have your ceremony performed by a ship captain in uniform for the perfect seaside wedding.
To book a yacht as your wedding venue in San Francisco, visit their website.
If you want terrific views of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge, and love the outdoors, this is the wedding venue for you. Eagle’s Point is part of the National Park and has many regulations regarding its use. The space can hold about 50 people and there are no restrooms, but there are plenty of nearby reception facilities. For small parties and simple outdoor weddings, this is the place. For more information, download the pamphlet.