Sir Francis Drake Hotel

San Francisco



Located in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel is a perfect mix of regal and relaxed contemporary style. With its ornate chandeliers, richly patterned fabrics, and swirling staircases, this hotel’s Renaissance-influenced architectural splendor will memorize your guests from the moment they arrive and are greeted by the smiling Beefeater doormen. Past the opulent lobby begging for grand entrances, and up on the 21st floor at the Starlight Room, retro-chic meets urban adventure in a plush, red-on red environment of cozy booths, velvet finishes and a spinning disco ball. Take a moment to soak in the unforgettable city views of the San Francisco skyline. Your reception can be held in any of the gorgeous salons and ballrooms with baroque accents and imperial décor. Guests will enjoy the perks of the ideal location, just steps from the Powell Street cable cars and Union Square’s doorstep.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Hotel/Resort, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 12:00AM.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time for weddings. The set up fee for a wedding ceremony is $1,500 and includes an extra hour of event time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Sir Francis Drake Hotel is estimated at between $20,652 and $29,787 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
Champagne toast
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Valet or public parking for a fee
Butler passed sparkling wine
Menu tasting

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
No rice, birdseed, glitter, confetti
No fog machines