Cliff House is a historic, beachfront restaurant and wedding venue located in San Francisco, California. This event space has been a beloved landmark for almost a century and a half and has undergone extensive renovations throughout the years. Couples will have the opportunity to experience ocean views and the Pacific sunset at this clifftop venue. This stunning space offers its Terrace Room for coastal ceremonies and receptions.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue can accommodate up to 120 guests at this indoor and outdoor venue. Cliff House offers its Terrace Room for joyous celebrations. It features an outdoor terrace which is ideal for lovely ceremonies. Guests will experience views of the famous “Seal Rocks,” the Marin coastline, the Pacific Ocean, and Ocean Beach as couples exchange their vows. They might also catch glimpses of dolphins, whales, seals, and pelicans during cocktail hour. For your reception, the Terrace Room features floor-to-ceiling windows that enable amazing views all night long. If you're having a cocktail-style reception, the room can accommodate up to 150 guests.
This unique venue has been a part of the wedding industry for over 20 years. Their special-events coordinator will work closely with you to ensure that your vision comes to life. They have an experienced culinary team that assists couples in choosing the perfect menu for their big day. The staff can also offer setup and cleanup services, which enables couples to focus on enjoying their special festivities. Additional services and rental items include:
Cliff House is a seafood restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Couples can choose between hors d'oeuvres, stations, a buffet, a cocktail reception, or a plated meal. Whatever style menu is required, the talented team of cuisine experts will be sure to craft delectable dishes that are wonderfully suited to the event. Sample entrees include:
The original Cliff House was built in 1863 and was visited by five U.S. presidents throughout the years. It was renovated early on but unfortunately burned down in 1907. It was rebuilt again in 1909 to restore its beauty. Since then, it’s undergone a complete restoration, but the separate Terrace Room is still part of the original 1909 house.
15 Reviews for Cliff House
Recommended by 92% of couples
Alan · Married on 10/13/2018
Terrace Room is amazing for our reception!
Virginia and Lauraine were awesome to work with. Having the Terrace Room for our reception was amazing!Sent on 11/07/2018
User6704407 · 2+ years ago
Everyone was extremely helpful and did all that was needed to make our wedding day wonderful!!! I would recommend them to anyone.Sent on 05/20/2016
User5515743 · 2+ years ago
We LOVED having our wedding reception at the Cliff House for many reasons:Sent on 05/05/2016
1. Location: dramatic views, iconic SF location away from the downtown crowds, easy parking
2. Venue: perfect size for our smaller guest list (approx. 80 people), intimate without being "cozy"
3. Price: no venue fee, just beverage/food minimum which was easily met
4. Convenience: no need to talk to multiple vendors since food/drinks/silverware/tables/etc are all from the Cliff House
5. Food: delicious
6. Virginia & Lauraine: Virginia was our contact from the very beginning and she was very responsive to questions and requests. Lauraine is the day-of coordinator (great because that's another separate vendor we didn't have to hire!) and made the whole day run smoothly. We didn't have to worry about anything and could focus on just enjoying ourselves with our guests.
Overall, working with the Cliff House was super easy. Our reception turned out to be classy and elegant but also a ton of fun -- and we credit the staff at the Cliff House for helping make that happen.
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