Asian Art Museum

San Francisco



The Asian Art Museum is home to one of the most complete collections of Asian art in the world. Constructed in 1916, the beautiful beaux arts building contains diverse and adaptable spaces. Samsung Hall boasts travertine marble walls, a chandelier and rich metal design accenting the huge windows. The Loggia overlooks the Grand Stairway with its barrel vaulted ceiling and massive columns. Glass ceilings crown the the expansive North and South Courts, providing a sleek modernism feel. During events, guests can explore three floors of galleries containing artworks from many Asian cultures spanning over 6,000 years of history.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 225 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 225 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time starts at 5:15PM after the museum closes to the public. If available, Samsung Hall can be reserved for set up from 7:30AM for an additional fee of $3,000. Events must end by midnight with tear-down completed by 1:30AM. The venue is available every day of the week except Thursday.

Rental Fees

The rental fees range from $9,000 to $14,000 depending on which areas are rented within the museum. The set up fee for a ceremony ranges from $3,500 to $10,000 with reception rental. The rental fee is for facilities usage for 8 hours from 5:15PM to 1:30AM including set up and clean up time. Extra hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,500/hr. The minimum rental fee for Friday and Saturday nights in December is $14,000. A refundable security deposit of $3,000 is required. Capacity varies with exhibitions. Please contact the museum to check availability.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Asian Art Museum is estimated at between $28,916 and $39,312 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Coat check room
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Public garage
Kitchen tent area available

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Check in advance for public events and street closures in Civic Center Plaza
Cash bar is not permitted
BYO must be contracted through caterer
No bubbles, petals, rice, bird seed, balloons, confetti, streamers, sparklers, haze and smoke machines, fountains, or dry ice allowed