Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Average Base Cost: $38,000

Our average base cost for an Asian Art Museum wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony/reception and a food/beverage cost of $150/pp. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are NOT included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included in our average base cost.

*Prices subject to change


How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: $12,000

What’s Included:  Rental fees includes use of agreed upon event spaces; museum security for the duration of the event; coat check facilities and equipment (staff person not included); a museum event liaison; and two educational classrooms that may serve as a band/DJ green room, or vendor meal room.

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Extra Costs: The museum is available for weddings from 6:30pm to midnight with set-up and load-out from 5:15pm to 1:30am. You may also extend the wedding past midnight by purchasing additional time at the rate of $1,500 per hour. The museum is not available to host events before 5:00pm as they are still open to the public.

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Food and Beverage: You must use one of their 9 catering partners for all food/beverage. Their on-site caterer is McCall’s, and other approved catering companies include Paula LeDuc Fine Catering and Taste.

Other Vendors: Aside from catering, all other outside vendors (flowers, lighting, sounds, etc.) are permitted.

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Photo by Augie Chang Photography

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside only

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First floor court. Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz Photography


  • Ceremony: 250
  • Dinner with room for a dance area: 225
  • Dinner without room for a dance area: 250
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Their most common wedding setup is a ceremony in one of the first floor Courts, followed by a cocktail reception on the Loggia, and dinner and dancing in Samsung Hall. This option is best suited for 200 guests.

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Samsung Hall. Photo by Junshien International Photographers

Bridal Suite:  “The Peterson Room & Tea Garden” is a complimentary Wedding Party room that features a small outdoor garden space perfect for a maximum of 30 guests. The Peterson Room is available as soon as the museum closes to the public and is great for family photos, tea ceremonies, or taking time to relax before the festivities begins.

Parking:  Museum parking is not available, however, the Civic Center Plaza Garage is conveniently located across from the museum in a below-ground structure.

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Samsung Hall. Photo by Danny Dong Photography

How Will Grandma Get There? The museum is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center, just a few blocks from Moscone Center, Union Square hotels, parking, and public transportation systems (BART & MUNI).

Party On!  Events can go until 2 a.m. (Woo-hoo!)

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The Loggia. Photo by Cliff Brunk Photography

The Report:

Built in 1917 as the original home of the San Francisco Public Library, the Beaux-Arts building reflects the prevailing style of the time featuring a grand staircase, intricate marble work and high-arched ceilings.

Woman Getting Married Says:

San Francisco truly has some of the most beautiful wedding venues. From the Legion of Honor to Flood Mansion, they offer grand spaces right in the middle of city, making it an awesome option for local and out-of-town guests. While I prefer the ceremony spaces slightly more at a venue like Legion of Honor, Samsung Hall for a reception here can’t be beat. When it comes to wedding decor here I would definitely go for lots of reds and pinks to really highlight the space add some gorgeous color. Keep in mind that all tables, chairs, and other decor and furniture rentals must be brought in, which will add to your cost.

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