Fort Mason Center

2 Marina Blvd, Building C, Room 260, San Francisco, CA 94941 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Fort Mason Center

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.

Services Offered

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:

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

History

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.

Location

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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4 Reviews for Fort Mason Center

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.1
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.4

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  • Haili

    Haili W. · Married on 01/11/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 01/13/2020

    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

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

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Fort Mason Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2750.00
  • 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?
    $ 2750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2750.00
  • 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
    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

1 Real Wedding

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  • 2 Marina Blvd, Building C, Room 260 San Francisco, CA, 94941 See on map
    415-969-4140 (Phone number)
    (415) 345-7500 (Other Phone Number)
    Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
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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 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.4 in average response time, 4.4 in value and 4.1 in flexibility.