Bently Reserve

301 Battery St,
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Average Base Cost: $36,000

Our average base cost for a Bently Reserve wedding is calculated by figuring an 125-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception using a food/beverage cost of $150/pp common for the area. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

  • Monday-Wednesday $7,000
  • Thursday $8,500
  • Friday $8,000 ($10,000 on holidays)
  • Saturday $12,000 ($13,500 on holidays)
  • Sunday $6,300 ($8,900 on holidays)

bently reserve wedding venue cost

What’s Included: Access to the venue for 8 hours.  Venue includes a full-service kitchen.

Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed, however, the venue charges a $1,000 fee to approve a caterer not on the preferred list.  They have an exclusive relationship with Best Beverage Catering, so if you would like to bring in another bartending service they’ll need to buy out BBC at $8 per guest. It should be noted that the venue has fairly strict insurance requirements, so if you can find a vendor you like on their list, it might be better for your overall cost.

bently reserve wedding venue cost
Photo by Andrew Weeks

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside. The ceremony and reception will take place in the Banking Hall, and the cocktail hour will take place on the Mezzanine (which has an outside terrace) while the room is flipped. The  outside terrace is only used during cocktail hour.

Size: 250 for a seated dinner with a dance floor

Bridal Suite: Yes, the Couples Lounge is just off the Mezzanine and has a television with a live stream of the Banking Hall.   

bently reserve wedding venue cost
The Mezzanine

Parking: There is a parking garage just across the street from the main entrance, and the parking meters on the venue’s block may be bought out for loading, shuttle drop-off or special guest parking.

bently reserve wedding venue cost
The Mezzanine Terrace

How Will Grandma Get There? The venue is located in downtown San Francisco, walking distance from the Embarcadero. Hotel options nearby include the Le Meridian Hotel (connected via a walkway), Hotel Vitale, St. Regis, and the Fairmont

Party On! 1:00 am on weekends, midnight on weekdays.

bently reserve wedding venue cost

The Report: 

With 25-foot tall Doric columns and hand-painted Travertine walls, the Bently Reserve’s Banking Hall was originally part of the 1924 Federal Reserve.

bently reserve wedding venue cost

Woman Getting Married Says:

If you’re looking for a space to have a lavish wedding in the heart of San Francisco, look no further than the Bently Reserve. While the wedding venue fee is high (especially considering you are getting almost nothing included), you do have some flexibility when it comes to caterers. I would look at the prices Best Beverage offers and compare them to other beverage caterers in the area so you have an idea of which one has the best packages. Even though paying an additional $8/pp is not ideal, this is actually the setup I had at my wedding venue. Despite paying an $8/pp “corkage fee,” it still allowed me to bring in top-shelf liquor for much lower than I would have been offered. So just make sure you shop around.

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Amenities/What’s Included 7
Convenient for Grandma 9
Layout 9
Location 10
Overall Charm 10
Venue Value 8

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  1. says: Anonymous

    Did you bring in your own bartender?
    Does the caterer provide service staff or did you have to hire service staff as well?