Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture is a historic wedding venue in San Francisco, California. Located in Great Meadow Park on San Francisco Bay, this is a superb choice for your wedding day. Explore their venues to find one that best suits your needs.
Facilities and Capacity
With a variety of venues on offer, Fort Mason Center can cater to your wedding. The General’s Residence is a romantic, private location, and can host a wedding of 130 guests in one room or 250 between two rooms. With floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, guests can enjoy scenic views of San Francisco Bay, Aquatic Park, and Alcatraz. Gallery 308 offers industrial chic for up to 250 guests and waterfront views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Firehouse is an intimate, charming event space suitable for 80 guests, overlooking Angel Island and Alcatraz. And with nearly two dozen non-profit and arts organizations as permanent residents of Fort Mason Center, you won’t have to go far to enjoy innovative art.
Fort Mason Center services ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsals for both. Fort Mason Center can also accommodate other events, such as bridal showers and engagement parties. The starting fee includes setup, chairs, tables, and cleanup. Additional services on offer include:
There has been a fort on the site since 1797, when the Mexican Army built on the coastline. The U.S. military took ownership in 1850, the same year that California joined the U.S., and built Fort Mason. In the 20th century, Fort Mason saw an expansion of its role into the U.S. Army’s embarkation point to the Pacific, particularly during World War I and II. However, the fort saw less use after the Korean War, until the U.S. Army left in 1962. The site was redeveloped as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1972 and entered a new lease of life.
Fort Mason Center is under the auspices of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the most visited National Park in the U.S., and can conveniently be reached by car or public transport in San Francisco. Parking is available.
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M Dem · Married on 06/10/2020
A Dream Wedding
If I had do it all over again, I would do it exactly the same! It was a dream come true to have our wedding reception at Fort Mason and I'm so thankful to have had Shawn and the whole team at Fort Mason to assist with our wedding day. The venue is beautiful and all of our guests were stunned by the view and location.Sent on 03/26/2020
Haili Wells · Married on 01/11/2020
Lovely Firehouse wedding
Shawn was my main contact for planning my wedding. He was responsive and flexible and helped me create a floor plan that worked really well for our event.Sent on 01/13/2020
The Firehouse was so lovely and the views are amazing! The space was perfect for our wedding with 75 guests.
Fort Mason Center's reply:Thank you Haili for your kind words! We were so pleased to be a part of your special day. Congratulations from the Fort Mason Team!
Jenny · Married on 11/03/2007
The historic Fort Mason Center on the SF Marina made a beautiful backdrop for our wedding ceremony. There was also ample parking which is rare in SF. We rented the Conference Center and the Marina Room in the back where the me, the bride, and the bridesmaids could get dressed. The facility coordinator, Laurie Brown, was very professional and informative. The chairs were set up just like we asked and there was a cleaning crew to handle any mess.Sent on 06/11/2008