China Live is a elegant restaurant and wedding venue located in the heart of Chinatown in San Francisco, California. They offer couples an interactive culinary experience, while explaining Chinese gastronomy. They can host both intimate ceremonies and grand receptions. China Live is a unique venue offering guests gorgeous views of Chinatown.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 825 guests at this spacious restaurant. The ground floor features the Oolong Cafe, Market Restaurant & Bar and Retail Marketplace. On the second floor, Eight Tables by George Chen, an upscale restaurant, is featured, along with a craft cocktail bar overlooking Broadway Street and the Gold Mountain Lounge. All together, China Live makes up 30,000 square feet of space and offers four indoor event spaces to choose from. Neutral decor throughout their banquet venue allows each couple to decorate as they see fit.
This unique culinary and cultural destination just opened up in 2017. They offer all-inclusive packages, event planning services and event rentals to make your planning process stress-free. China Live’s goal is to demystify Chinese ingredients and recipes, while educating your guests on the history behind them. In addition to providing an in-house caterer and in-house bar, they will also provide cake for your celebration. Additional services include:
In addition to hosting lavish weddings, this city venue is also happy to host an intimate elopement. Rated “Restaurant of the Year” by Eater in 2017, China Live will also host the following events:
Recommended by 100% of couples
S · Married on 08/18/2018
We hosted our wedding reception on 8.18.18 at China Live. It is THE perfect balance of beautiful event space and great restaurant (I did not want to deal with a production-heavy venue that required us to bring everything in and there are very few restaurants in the city that can fit 100+ guests + dancefloor).
The space and food are incredible, AND the planning leading up to it was seamless and easy. They have everything you need in house - no renting chivari chairs for an extra $12+ a pop. They have a ton of tables options as well as lounge furniture (which was actually secured the week of our event ensuring we wouldn't have to spend on pricey rentals).
Nicole (the event coordinator) is a rock star among rock stars and makes this venue exceptional. Responsive, organized, thoughtful, she has a great sense of style and is fun. I'm not kidding...party planning was fun with her - she was constantly throwing out ideas for us that I had never even conceived of/knew were an option (e.g., see above re: securing the clutch lounge furniture, sorting out a modified version of their signature cocktail to fit our budget, fixing the menu to serve snacks in cute to-go chinese boxes so guests could keep moving around, directing us to photos on their roofdeck, generally keeping me sane while I was fretting about decor - which actually wasn't even that necessary because the space is lovely, etc.)
While we only threw a party focused on dancing and food, after going over all the options it's clear the possibilities for this venue are endless - so many beautiful spaces and surprises (a gorgeous speakeasy, a more intimate richly decorated events space, of course the larger event space with a great view of the city, fun nooks and crannies to explore, and the entire lower restaurant and shop beneath).
I would recommend this venue to anyone who love Chinese food and/or culture. It really was a special and memorable event. My husband and I are proud China Lif-ers .