San Francisco



An inspired fusion of old-world hotel elegance with distinctly contemporary energy and glamour, the nearly century-old CLIFT'S modern and daring sense of diversity perfectly captures the spirit of San Francisco. A wedding is all about the details. From the velvet curtains, etched Venetian mirrors and enormous crystal chandeliers, to lushly landscaped terraces with panoramic views, designer Philippe Stark’s eye for detail creates a truly enchanted venue. The CLIFT offers a wide variety of event spaces in order to craft your perfect day. The Spanish Suite is a stunning choice for your ceremony or reception. This suite was formerly the private home of the late Frederick Clift, the hotel’s original owner in 1913 and many period details remain, including the rich wood-paneled walls, two enormous crystal chandeliers, and a wood-burning fireplace. The classically chic custom furnishings, rich velvet drapes, lushly landscaped terraces and panoramic city views make Spanish Suite the ideal spot for your wedding. Another choice is the Rita Room on the Mezzanine level, three stunning rooms featuring dramatic white velvet curtains, etched Venetian mirrors and Philippe Starck's modern interpretation of classic banquet furniture are available for a chic wedding space.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Ballrooms, Modern


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 90 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start 4 hours prior to the event start time. Events must end by midnight or later time can be arranged.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $500 to $2,000 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is a food and beverage minimum ranging from $4,000 to $15,000 depending upon day of the week and the total guest count applied to all events. With a food and beverage minimum over $5,000 before taxes, a complimentary bridal suite for the bride and the groom is included. The set up fee for a ceremony only wedding is $1,500 or with reception rental. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee starting at $100/hr. A security deposit of 50% of the food and beverage minimums and 50% of the site rental fee is required. Please inquire with the venue for exact food and beverage minimums that apply.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at CLIFT is estimated at between $43,869 and $53,997 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Valet or public parking for a fee
Wine served during dinner

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
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 open flame