Terra Gallery

San Francisco, CA 94105
415-896-1234
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Average Base Cost: $30,000

Average base cost for a Terra Gallery wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday night for rental of the Terra level and using $100/pp food catering costs plus $38/pp for their top-shelf beverage option. Also included in this price are 2 security guards as well as the required facility manager. Entertainment, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, day-of-wedding coordinator, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Tax and gratuity is included. 

*Prices subject to change

 

 

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: The Terra Gallery rents out space on both floors. The following prices are per floor:

One Floor (Terra or Mer):

  • Sunday – Tuesday: $5,500
  • Wednesday –Thursday: $6,000
  • Friday & Saturday: $7,000
  • Holiday Weekends & Month of December: $8,000

Two Floors (Terra and Mer):

  • Sunday – Tuesday: $9,000
  • Wednesday – Thursday: $11,000
  • Friday – Saturday: $13,000
  • Holiday Weekends & Month of December: $15,000
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The Terra level

 

Additional Fees:

  • Any time after the 10-hour rental is considered overtime at $450 per hour per floor
  • Additional load in and load out hours are $250 per hour per floor outside of the 10-hour window
  • 1 guard for every 100 guests (or fraction of) at $40 per hour per guard; required to be on site from load in to load out. (Wedding Events have a 2 guard minimum.)
  • Terra Facility Manager: $60 per hour from load in to load out.

What’s Included: 

  • 10-hour rental (set up and event time)
  • Complimentary 90 minutes for event strike
  • Janitorial services for general event clean up
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The Mer level

 

Optional Items: You may rent any of the following items from the Terra Gallery for your event:

Lighting:

  • In-house LED Uplighting package (per floor): $1,000
  • Ceremony Edison Light installation: $1,500
  • Ceiling Market Light installation: $1,500
  • Mer Outdoor Patio Market Light installation: $1,000

Audio Visual Equipment:

  • Wireless Lapel Mics
  • Projector with or without audio
  • DJ including Bose surround sound system with
  • Mic and QSCK12 speakers

Photo Booth:

  • Green Screen photo booth*: $1,500 (add $500 for projection) * 4 hour rental; $125 each additional hour.

Other:

  • Sheer curtain in Terra or Mer: $350
  • Double convection ovens for caterer in Terra: $250
  • Vintage Theatre Chairs: $10/set + delivery fee (sold in sets of 2)

Extras: You are required to have a day of coordinator.

Food: You are allowed to bring in the licensed, insured rental vendor of your choice. There are two prep kitchens on site (one per floor).

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The Terra level. Photo by Chrisman Studios

 

Beverage: You must use the in-house Terra Gallery beverage catering. Their beverage packages break down as follows

NOTE:  Included in the per person price is staff, bar set up, glassware, ice and all other elements needed for Full Beverage Service. Dinner wine & champagne may be brought in by you with no corkage fee. The pricing below is based on a hosted 4-hour beverage package. Additional hours are pro-rated based on your selection and event hours.

Soft Bar Full Beverage Service for 4 hours at $18 pp:

  • Waters: Still, Sparkling Water, Seasonal Infused Water
  • Juices: Orange, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Pineapple
  • Soft Drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale

Beer AND Wine Full Beverage Service for 4 hours at $25 pp:

  • Beer: Trumer Pils, Anchor Steam, Corona
  • Wines: California Boutique Wines—Chardonnay & Cabernet
  • Waters: Still, Sparkling, Seasonal Infused Water
  • Juices: Orange, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Pineapple
  • Soft Drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale

Premium Bar Full Beverage Service for 4 hours at $28 pp:

  • Beer: Trumer Pils, Anchor Steam, Corona
  • Wines: California Boutique Wines—Chardonnay & Cabernet
  • Champagne: House
  • Waters: Still, Sparkling and Seasonal Infused Water
  • Juices: Orange, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Pineapple
  • Soft Drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale
  • Liquor: Skyy Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Johnnie Walker Red Scotch, Jack Daniel’s,
  • Bacardi Light Rum, Milagro Tequila

Deluxe Bar Full Beverage Service for 4 hours at at $33 pp:

  • Beer: Trumer Pils, Anchor Steam, Corona
  • Wines: California Boutique Wines—Chardonnay & Cabernet
  • Champagne: House
  • Waters: Still, Sparkling and Seasonal Infused Water
  • Juices: Orange, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Pineapple
  • Soft Drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale
  • Liquor: Ketel One Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Chivas Regal Scotch, Crown Royal Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Rum, Don Ramon Reposado Tequila, Hennessy Cognac
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The Terra level

 

Top Shelf Full Beverage Service for 4 hours at at $38 pp:

  • Beer: Trumer Pils, Anchor Steam, Corona
  • Wines: California Boutique Wines—Chardonnay & Cabernet
  • Champagne: House
  • Waters: Still, Sparkling and Seasonal Infused Water
  •  Juices: Fresh Squeezed Seasonal Juices and Infused Simple Syrups; e.g., Lavender, Elderflower
  • Soft Drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale
  • Liquor: Grey Goose Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin, Johnnie Walker Black Scotch, Maker’s Mark Bourbon,
  • 10 Cane Rum, Patrón Silver Tequila, Remy Martin V.S. Cognac

 

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: The Terra Gallery can accommodate up to 400 people seated and the Mer can accommodate up to 200 people seated in the inside area and 300 people if you tent the outside area.

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: There is no on-site parking. Guests would have to find street parking or you can hire a valet or use one of the nearby parking lots.

How Will Grandma Get There? The Terra Gallery is located on Rincon Hill in SOMA, which is near the Bay Bridge. There are tons of hotel options nearby, such as the Hotel Vitale, The St. Regis San Francisco, and The Intercontinental.

Party On! Events can go until 2 a.m.

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The Mer level

 

The Report:

The Terra Gallery is an event space with two distinct floors that can be rented separately or together for a total of 24,000 sq. feet. The upper “Terra” level has 5,000 sq. feet with white gallery walls, brazilian hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The lower “Mer” level has inlaid tile bars, a built-in oak stage, and a landscaped outdoor area that can be tented.

Woman Getting Married Says:

Gallery spaces are always great blank canvases when it comes to using it as a wedding venue. That allows for lots of possibilities decor-wise, but it also usually means you’ll have to spend more money to transform it. While I love the options you have with this venue space, my biggest concern are all the additional costs that will add up here. From tables and chairs to security guards, uplighting, and valet (which I recommend) this could get pricey. It’s awesome that they let you bring in your own caterer, so I give them high points for that, but having to use their in-house beverage service (while not crazily priced) almost negates that benefit. This also isn’t the type of space where you want to skimp on the food and save money with your budget that way. Overall, I think it’s a cool space that you should check out if your budget allows, but I would really love to see this venue include a bit more for their rental price.

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Our Rating

4 Amenities/What’s Included

8 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

8 Location

8 Overall Charm

7 Venue Value

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