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 $12,275 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 onsite manager
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