Temple Emanu-el

San Francisco



Built in the 1920s, the historic Temple Emanu-El facility in San Francisco caters to Jewish wedding ceremonies. Inspired by the Haggia Sophia in Istanbul, the building is a grand and classic piece of architecture. The arches, red-tiled roof and 150-foot tall dome make the structure recognizable. Filled with vibrant colors, tiled-mosaics and fountains, the building has plenty of airy space to offer inside and tree-lined courtyards also showcase the beauty outside. Each room, from the arched entryways with marble columns to the decorative stained-glass window designs, is perfect for a traditional, storybook wedding. Categorized by Mediterranean influences, the event space is gorgeous the whole way through, from the main sanctuary to the Reuben Rinder Chapel.

Venue Style

Church/Temple, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 1,700 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM on Saturday, midnight on Sunday and 11:00PM on other days. A courtyard reception is only available Saturdays and Sundays.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,500 for ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time for rental of one room and 7 hours of event time for rental of two or more rooms. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr to $600/hr depending on which room is rented.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Temple Emanu-el is estimated at between $12,276 and $22,743 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 1:00AM
No pork or shellfish may be served during dinner
No rice, glitter, confetti, birdseed, or flower petals