First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center

San Francisco



Built in 1889, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco is a grand display of architectural beauty in its simplest form. The highlight of the Church is the elegant and historic Sanctuary, which features large, stunning stained glass windows, dramatic chandeliers, oak detail and ample seating. A rear balcony with light cascading from another large stained glass window holds a rare, three-thousand pipe organ. The Sanctuary gets rave reviews from musicians and their audiences for its great acoustics. If this is not enough, the venue provides for three other options to say your “I Do’s”. Choose between the octagonal shaped Chapel with its 40-foot high ceilings; the Fireside room with is large wood-burning fireplace, velvet curtains and parquet floors; and the beautiful central courtyard, with a modern sculptured fountain and stunning landscaping, which can also be transformed into a lovely setting for an outdoor wedding underneath the stars. Or imagine a lavish reception celebration in either the Starr King Room or Martin Luther King Room, both boasting pleasing architectural features and thoughtful design that provides a memorable experience for your guests. The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco is truly a heavenly treasure in one of the most loved cities in the world.

Venue Style

Church/Temple, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 375 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 125 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 260 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 125 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $800 to $2,000 for a reception and includes 8 hours of facilities use including set up and clean up time. The fee for a wedding ceremony ranges from $300 to $2,450. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $100/hr to $250/hr depending on location. There is a minimum $150 fee to use the kitchen for receptions.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center is estimated at between $5,415 and $14,552 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking
Clergy available for $450 fee
Musician available for $350 fee

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
No rice, birdseed, confetti, glitter, sparklers