Julia Morgan Ballroom

465 California St.,
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Average Base Cost: $43,000

Our average base cost for a wedding at the Julia Morgan Ballroom is calculated by figuring an 125-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception using a food/beverage cost of $200/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

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

  • Saturday: $10,500 venue fee with a $20,000 Food + Beverage Minimum
  • Friday and Sunday: $8,500 venue fee with a $15,000 Food + Beverage Minimum

Julia Morgan Ballroom

What’s Included: 

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  • 6 Hours for the event
  • Access to Set up at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tables
  • Chiavari chairs
  • Linens
  • China, glassware and flatware
  • Dance floor
  • Janitorial services
  • Security
  • Site manager
Julia Morgan Ballroom
Julia Morgan Ballroom

Extras: $550 room turn fee (this would considered a ceremony charge) and a $1,500 Atrium Lobby Rental

Vendors: Outside vendors (with the exception of catering, audiovisual, including lighting) are allowed. 

Food and Beverage: The following prices and menu have been provided by the venue for their in-house catering services:

For in-house catering services, the buffet menu starts at $54/pp and the plated dinner menu starts at $75/pp.  Below are sample menus provided by the venue:

Sample *Luxury* Package:

$249++ Per Person | 6 Hour Event

  • Hors D’Oeuvres (4 Selections) during Cocktail Reception
  • Appetizer + Salad + Entrée
  • Champagne Toast
  • Top Tier Dinner Wine Service | Continuous Tableside Pour (2 Hours)
  • Custom Wedding Cake
  • Late Night Bites
  • 6 Hours Luxury Open Bar

Julia Morgan Ballroom

Sample *Julia’s Classic* Package:

$179++ Per Person | 6 Hour Event

  • Hors D’Oeuvres (4 Selections) during Cocktail Reception
  • Appetizer + Salad + Entrée
  • Dinner Wine Service | Continuous Tableside Pour (2 Hours)
  • Custom Wedding Cake
  • 4 Hours Soft Open Bar (Sparkling Wine, Wine, Beer)

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside

Size: Up to 300 guests

Julia Morgan Ballroom

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: Parking is available at 555 California Street (1/2 block walk) for a flat rate of $12. The garage is open 24 hours. Curbside valet parking is available for an additional fee.

How Will Grandma Get There? The Julia Morgan Ballroom is located in downtown San Francisco and has partnerships with the Omni, InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Hilton, Galleria Park and Ritz Carlton hotels, and can assist with room blocks.

Julia Morgan Ballroom
Photo by Kinsley Wong Photography

Party On! The bar package can be extended until 2 a.m.

The Report: 

The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchant’s Exchange Building was named after the architect who designed it. Morgan was the first female architect to graduate from the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the first licensed female architect in California. She designed over 700 buildings, including Hearst Castle, the Berkeley City Club, and San Francisco’s famous Livermore house.

Julia Morgan Ballroom
Photo by Francis Baker Photography

Woman Getting Married Says:

I love the rich history of this wedding venue, and I also love the possible late end-time (though that is somewhat common for downtown San Francisco wedding venues). If you have the budget, I would consider taking advantage of the Atrium Lobby rental for $1,500, and having your ceremony there and your reception in the ballroom. That Atrium is equally amazing!

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

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