Average Base Cost: $36,000
Average base cost for a Flood Mansion wedding is calculated by figuring a 150-person guest list for a Saturday night wedding using standard food/beverage costs, valet, tax and gratuity. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, flowers, tents, chairs/tables, lighting, etc. are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee: $10,000 location fee and a $250 kitchen usage fee. You must also provide a $1,000 refundable deposit.
What this includes: Security staffing and janitorial services before and after your event.
Food: You must use one of their approved caterers, which include McCall’s Catering and Events, Taste Catering, and Living Room Events. On average, you can expect catering per person (including alcohol) to start at $100/pp.
Space Type: Inside/outside
Bridal Suite: Yes
Size: 180 for an outdoor ceremony/200 for indoor ceremony and reception
Food Service Type: Depends on selected caterer
Parking: You must hire a valet company (they will provide recommendations for you). On average you can expect those prices to run $20 hour for 100 expected guests and go up from there.
How Will Grandma Get There? There are tons of hotel options in the city, including Pacific Heights near where the mansion is located. Hotels with good reviews near the venue include the Hotel Drisco and Jackson Court.
Extras: Tents, tables, chairs, linens, etc. need to be brought in from an approved vendor.
Party On!: The venue rental time begins at noon the day of your event, and all events must end by 10 p.m. All staff (caterers, DJ, etc.) must be out by midnight.
This Beaux Arts mansion with an Italian Renaissance design was built in the heart of San Francisco by James Leary Flood for his wife, Maud. He hired renowned architects Bliss & Faville to begin construction of the “house of marble on a hill of granite” after Maud became concerned about living in a city that was devastated by the Great Quake of 1906. After her husband’s death, Maud gave the home to the Religious of the Sacred Heart. It is now part of the Broadway campus of Schools of the Sacred Heart. The total square footage available for rental is 11,000 sq. feet, and includes a “Grand Hall”, a courtyard, as well as several smaller rooms.
Woman Getting Married Says:
The venue fee at this incredible mansion is pricey, but if you’re looking for a ceremony/reception in a memorable venue in San Francisco, this could be it. My main gripe with the venue would be the forced end time of 10:00 p.m. (after party, anyone?) as well as complaints of a narrow reception hall and loud acoustics. I hate having to end a wedding early, but if you start at 4 or 5 p.m. it might not be a bad idea. I would opt for a slight smaller guest list at this venue to make up for the potentially cramped reception areas (and to help offset the costs of the venue rental fee).