Fort Mason Center

2 Marina Blvd,
San Francisco, CA 94123
View their website

Average Base Cost: $29,000

Our average base cost for a Fort Mason Center wedding is calculated by figuring an 125-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception in the General’s Residence using a food/beverage minimum of $150/pp. 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

Center map


How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: The venue rental fee is broken down by area, as follows:

General’s Residence:

  • Saturday: $8,000
  • Friday/Sunday: $5,000
  • Monday-Thursday: $4,000
  • Cleaning fee: $400


  • 8:00 am – midnight: $2,000
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: $1,000
  • 5:00 pm – midnight: $1,000
  • Cleaning fee: $250
best san francisco wedding venues
Ceremony at the General’s Residence. Photo by Jasmine Lee Photography

Gallery 308:


  • 8:00 am – midnight: $5,500
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm – midnight: $3,600
  • Cleaning fee: $300
Inside the General's Residence
Inside the General’s Residence


  • 8:00 am – midnight: $5,500 (required)
  • Cleaning fee: $300


  • 8:00 am – midnight: $4,500
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm – midnight: $3,000
  • Cleaning fee: $300
The Firehouse.
The Firehouse.


  • Weekday: $150/hour
  • Weekend: $350/hour
  • Cleaning fee: $100

What’s Included: 

For the General’s Residence, Firehouse and Gallery 308, the rental fee includes banquet tables, chairs, and the setup/breakdown of the room.  For the Chapel only use of the space is included.


  • 10% preservation fee
  • Alcohol permit: $25
  • Assembly permit (for all events with 200+ people): $100
  • Open Flame permit: $25 (only required for events with less than 200 people that will have full service catering or candles)
  • $500,000 insurance policy required. The venue offers this insurance at $100.

Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed.

Food and Beverage: You may choose your own caterer and BYOB. However, alcohol must be served by an insured caterer.

Gallery 308

More Stats:

Space TypeThe General’s Residence and Firehouse are inside/outside, Gallery 308 and Chapel are indoors only.


  • General’s Residence: 250 for seated dinner (using the Dining Room and Ballroom)
  • Firehouse: 80 for seated dinner
  • Gallery 308: 240 for seated dinner

Bridal Suite: Only at the General’s Residence

Outside of the General’s Residence

Parking: Yes. Depending on the venue, there is either street parking available, a venue lot, or nearby lots the venue partners with.

How Will Grandma Get There? There are a few waterfront options on nearby Fisherman’s Wharf, such as the Argonaut Hotel.  Otherwise, downtown San Francisco is 10 minutes away by car and offers an array of hotel options.

Party On! Events can go until 11 p.m.

The Report: 

Located on a 13-acre campus with over 15 venues to choose from, the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) is a nonprofit that hosts over 1.2 million annual visitors for theater and dance performances, art installations, and educational and cultural classes among other events. The most popular wedding venue at Fort Mason is the General’s Residence.

Woman Getting Married Says:

The views at this San Francisco wedding venue are beyond amazing, which is why you’ll pay that hefty rental fee for a Saturday night. However, being able to bring in your own caterer and alcohol is a big plus. I do think you’ll need to spend a bit of money on decorations/furniture rentals if you go with any of their venues, and the General’s Residence does have carpet which I would love to see changed ONE DAY, but for now those views more than make up for it. 🙂

Click here to learn more about my wedding venue review process.

Discover more wedding venues here, or ask about our custom wedding venue search.

While we only link to products and services we think you will love, some of the links on our site are monetized. If you click on the link and make a purchase we may receive a commission, which helps us keep bringing great content to you! All opinions are our own.

Listen to the Woman Getting Married Podcast

8 Amenities/What’s Included

8 Convenient for Grandma

9 Layout

9 Location

9 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

WGM Rating


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.