San Francisco and its surrounding area are looked upon as the center of innovation the world over. It’s a town where changemakers and tastemakers collide, and where the powerful and prominent come to meet. So if your company has landed in San Francisco for your next annual meeting, conference, or executive retreat, plan to bask in all the energy and inspiration this city has to offer.
You will quickly realize you’ve selected a city of great and powerful influence. All the venue choices in San Francisco can be a bit overwhelming, so The Vendry has put together a list of excellent meeting spaces and venues for your next big event in town. Whether it’s a conference or product trading, C-suite review, or annual SKO, The Vendry has taken down plenty of notes to save you valuable time.
In the vibrant landscape of San Francisco, the search for the perfect corporate meeting space becomes a delightful exploration of aesthetics and functionality. Whether you're organizing a corporate conference, a team-building workshop, or an executive board meeting, San Francisco's top meeting spaces await, promising to elevate your gatherings to new heights of productivity and memorability.
Neighborhood: Financial District
Capacity: 250 standing, 135 seated
Meetings and conferences have a home at 1 Hotel San Francisco. Nestled on the Embarcadero, 1 Hotel is luxurious and efficient, perfect for your important meeting, boasting more than 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces. Book the Acacia Boardroom, a 12-person sleek meeting room that is completely private, just right for a high-level get-together. The Willow Ballroom can seat 110 associates, and the seasoned staff at 1 Hotel are happy to configure it any way that you’d like. There are restaurants, lounges, and private dining rooms for when the team is ready to call it a day. This forward-thinking hotel also offers “Certified Sustainable Gatherings” as a way to maximize your event’s lasting impression while minimizing its environmental impact. The hotel itself offers 200 guest rooms so rest, work, and dine all in one, centrally located spot here in San Francisco.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Just an hour's drive from the bustling city of San Francisco, Flamingo Resort & Spa is a striking example of mid-century architectural brilliance — perfect for impressing guests. Crafted by the celebrated architect Homer A. Rissman, the resort's structures boast distinctive angular designs and a harmonious blend of natural materials, creating an aesthetic that seamlessly melds the past with modernity.
Spread across a sprawling 10-acre expanse, it provides a unique fusion of city accessibility and a serene retreat. Boasting an impressive 20,000 square feet of versatile meeting spaces, including a grand ballroom with a capacity of up to 440 guests, this resort offers ample room for hosting corporate meetings of all sizes. Featuring 170 peaceful rooms, 14 luxurious suites, the inviting Lazeaway Club Restaurant, a well-equipped Athletic Club and spa, two invigorating swimming pools, a relaxing hot tub, and even an unconventional ice bucket shower, the Flamingo Resort & Spa presents a comprehensive package that caters to every facet of your corporate meeting needs.
It's a venue that effortlessly marries sophistication, convenience, and an element of escape, ensuring an extraordinary meeting experience that will leave a lasting impression on all participants.
Capacity: 185 standing, 50 seated
THE LINE in San Francisco in Mid-Market is on the edge of all that’s cool and modern in this tech-centric, enlightened city. Book the Hammett Room at this boutique hotel for your next meeting for 50 people seated, offering 3000 square feet of sublime space. There’s a long boardroom table, comfortable furniture, televisions, a separate kitchen prep space, and a 1,000-square-foot outdoor patio. When your meetings are over, head on up to Rise Over Run, THE LINE’S full-service rooftop bar and restaurant within a solarium on the top floor of the hotel.
Capacity: 12 seated
The height of sophistication, Hotel Drisco has been drawing well-heeled patrons for more than a century high atop San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood. Elevate your next C-suite meeting or executive retreat in their Boardroom, a 12-person high-level meeting space within this boutique hotel. Work with their catering managers to plan the perfect luncheon for your important executives. If you don’t plan on booking rooms at the hotel, the Boardroom is only available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, otherwise, the space is all yours.
Neighborhood: Sausalito, California
Capacity: 250 standing, 50 seated
Just a simple 25-minute ferry ride from Sausalito sits Cavallo Point Lodge at the Golden Gate, delivering views of San Francisco that are absolutely unmatched. Square Peg hosted their CEO Summit here just a few years ago to much acclaim. The Verbena Rooms are located above the Murray Circle restaurant. These spaces have two working fireplaces, access to heated porches, and some of the most remarkable Golden Gate Bridge views you will see in San Francisco. Secure the Callippe and Silverspot Rooms, which feature a 33-foot vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The Surfbird, Tidewater, and Contemporary Suite 2404 all are perfect breakout meeting rooms. Rest assured that all your tech and audio/visual needs will be met for your event by the experienced professionals at Cavallo Point.
Capacity: 500 seated
If you need a space to hold an annual meeting in San Francisco, then look no further than the Hilton San Francisco Financial District. With killer views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz, this mainstay has made a habit of delivering consistent, quality meetings and conferences year after year. Platform as a Service tech company Heroku held its Annual Employee Conference at the Hilton. The Columbus, Mason, and Pine are all rooms that offer great meeting spaces that are more mid-size, while the Grand Ball Room is larger, and proposes floor-to-ceiling windows, great views, and top-of-the-line tech for all your presentation needs. Choose the Pyramid Boardroom for a power meeting of 12. Hilton has decades of experience in meeting and event planning and lives to make sure your event is a success.
Capacity: 400 standing, 120 seated
Located in Japantown, Hotel Kabuki is a boutique hotel, steps away from the Fillmore Auditorium. This space perfectly blends modern Asian and Western influences and provides tons of options for your next meeting or conference. Hotel Kabuki was home to Obsession Summit 2022, the first-ever, customer-led growth marketing summit hosted by Base Technologies. The ballrooms here span 13,000 square feet with space for 400 seated. Book the Kosakura Boardroom, an intimate meeting space on the lobby level with tons of natural light and panoramic views of Hotel Kabuki’s Courtyard. There’s even an on-site audio/visual tech team, dedicated to making your session glitch-free. And you can’t go wrong with the catering here – it’s inspired and fresh.
Neighborhood: South of Market
Capacity: 1000 standing, 1120 seated
Established in 1875, the Palace Hotel San Francisco is about as versatile and elegant as it gets in this town. Crystal chandeliers, gold trim, and vaulted ceilings abound, so land here if you are looking to impress. Tech giant Tik Tok thought this space was pretty special, as they held their Tik Tok RSA Conference here in June of 2022. The Grand Ballroom is a striking room filled with natural light, and perfect if you have a large group of 500. Twin Peaks is a space ideal for a mid-size group and is adjacent to the bright Sunset Court. Up-to-the-minute tech is on hand, thanks to the reliability of this Marriott-backed property. The service is terrific and the planning is easy when booking at the elevated Palace Hotel San Francisco.
Neighborhood: Lower Nob Hill
Capacity: 100 standing, 60 seated
There’s 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space at the energetic Hotel Zeppelin, a “rebellious celebration” of the collision of San Francisco’s countercultural tradition. Host your meeting or conference here, which is just steps from Union Square, and miles away from ordinary. Peace, Love, and Soul are the names of Hotel Zeppelin’s meeting spaces, which beg you to rethink the “bored” room. Peace was designed to let the creative juices flow and comes complete with a game room, full-size Bingo board, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a quick-shot basketball wall. Peace can be combined with Love, a residential layout meeting room that features a communal table, open lounge area, and room for 40 associates. Soul is the most eye-catching – a bright room with graffiti and the latest in event technologies and equipment, with room for 40.
Neighborhood: South of Market
Capacity: 450 standing, 360 seated
Have confidence in your meeting space with a trusted name in hotel event planning. W San Francisco provides cutting-edge meeting spaces steps away from the Moscone Convention Center. Standout spaces here at the W include the Industry Room, a venue that can fit 84 classroom-style with ample meeting space, state-of-the-art technology, and a customizable LED ceiling. The W also offers Workrooms of varying sizes, seating 12 to 230 people. Finally, the Social Terrace might be the most impressive space, equipped with a media wall, LED chandelier, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an outdoor patio overlooking Moscone.
Neighborhood: South of Market
Capacity: 600 standing, 460 seated
The St. Regis San Francisco has minimalism down to a sophisticated science. Book your annual meeting here and select from their many options, each choice dripping in elegance. There’s the 4,600-square-foot Gallery Ballroom that seats 432 and is ready for all your large-scale needs. But if you need something more intimate, consider the 12-person Muse Boardroom. From large to small, every event at the St. Regis has a committed audio/visual tech and can include an LCD projector, teleconferencing, or videoconferencing.
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Capacity: 300 standing, 260 seated
Anchor your associates to San Francisco’s seafaring past with the Four Diamond service of the Argonaut Hotel. This historic property offers up several ballrooms and boardrooms, all with a nod to the area’s nautical past. The Maritime Room has exposed brick, and wood columns, and can accommodate 100 guests. The Del Monte room is a perfect boardroom space for 12 executives. The Golden Gate Ballroom can be broken up into smaller salons, totaling 260 seated. The Argonaut Hotel is also an award-winning eco-certified business, was awarded 4 Green Keys in 2022, and was named a Certified Green Business by the Department of the Environment.
When booking a meeting space for your conference or off-site in San Francisco, there are certainly a few key elements to look for in your venue.
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