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Reception
$2,750 starting price
Ceremony
$2,750 starting price
Reception
$2,750 starting price
Ceremony
$2,750 starting price

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About

On WeddingWire since 2019

Fort Mason Center is a historic wedding venue in San Francisco, California. Located in Great Meadow Park on San Francisco Bay, this provides a charming setting for your wedding day. There are a number of event spaces to explore to ensure that your big day looks exactly how you've always dreamed it would.

Facilities and Capacity

With a variety of venues on offer, Fort Mason Center can cater to specific your wedding requirements. 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. 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.

Services Offered

Fort Mason Center services ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsals. This 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:

  • Event rentals
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting and sound equipment
  • Outside vendors
  • WiFi

History

There has been a fort on this site since 1797 when the Mexican Army built along the coastline. The U.S. military took ownership in 1850, the same year that California joined the United States, and built Fort Mason. The site was redeveloped as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1972 and entered a new lease of life.

Location

Fort Mason Center is under the auspices of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is the most visited National Park in the United States and can conveniently be reached by car or public transport in San Francisco. On-site parking is also available.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,750

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,750

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion
Marina
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
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4.3 out of 5 rating
7 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.1 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.2 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    3.9 out of 5 rating
86% Recommended by couples

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M Dem Sent on 03/26/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Haili
Haili W. Sent on 01/13/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
The Firehouse was so lovely and the views are amazing! The space was perfect for our wedding with 75 guests.
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Jenny Sent on 06/11/2008
5 out of 5 rating
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.
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Monica & Casey
59 photos · 08/21/2021
Amelia & Udam
35 photos · 03/20/2021
Rachel & Joe
75 photos · 09/01/2018

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Fort Mason Center frequently asked questions

Fort Mason Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Fort Mason Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Marina
  • Waterfront
Fort Mason Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Fort Mason Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Fort Mason Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Fort Mason Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Fort Mason Center is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.2 in value, 4.1 in average response time and 3.9 in flexibility.

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