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Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.3 out of 5
7 reviews
$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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
Scenic Views

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
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
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
Rated
4.3
out of 5.0
Recommended by 86% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 3.9 out of 5

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    M Dem Married on 06/10/2020
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    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.
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    Haili W. Married on 01/11/2020
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    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.

    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!
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    Jenny Married on 11/03/2007
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    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.

Awards

  • 7

Real Weddings

  • Monica & Casey
    59 photos · 08/21/2021
  • Amelia & Udam
    35 photos · 03/20/2021
  • Rachel & Joe
    75 photos · 09/01/2018

Map

2 Marina Blvd, Building C, Room 260 San Francisco, CA, 94941
(415) 345-7557
415-345-7500

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Location of (Fort Mason Center)

Fort Mason Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Fort Mason Center?

Fort Mason Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Fort Mason Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Fort Mason Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Marina
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Fort Mason Center for wedding events?

Fort Mason Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Fort Mason Center offer?

Fort Mason Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Fort Mason Center offer for wedding events?

Fort Mason Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Fort Mason Center have available for wedding events?

Fort Mason Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Fort Mason Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Fort Mason Center is recommended by 100% 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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