The Observation Post

San Francisco



No other venue in San Francisco brings guests closer to awe-inspiring Golden Gate views than the Observation Post at the Presidio. With an open floor plan and panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Crissy Field, and the Marin Headlands, the ballroom is ideal for a memorable wedding celebration. An adjacent lawn is the perfect place to exchange your vows and share that special moment with your loved ones.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $5,500 to $7,200 for ceremony and reception and includes 10 hours of facilities use. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr. A refundable security deposit of $1,500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Observation Post is estimated at between $14,620 and $28,606 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:30PM
Security may be required depending on type and size of event
No rice, birdseed, confetti, glitter, sparklers