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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The Firehouse
The Firehouse
The General's Residence
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2 Reviews for Fort Mason Center

Recommended by 81% of couples


4.1 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 3.3
  • Value 3.8
  • Average response time 3.8
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  • User2128432 · 2+ years ago

    3.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      2.5
    • Value:
      2.5
    • Flexibility:
      1.5
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    The location is absolutely beautiful. However, like with several other venues that work with wedding parties, they were at times extremely unresponsive and inflexible. There are a lot of hidden costs. The first person we were working with only helped until we made a deposit. Then we were passed to another person. We tried for three months to get ahold of either of these individuals only to learn that they both quit or were released. So we got another person, who of course shared information different from the first. The person who was on hand the day of, which was also a different person was absolutely lovely. Though, I think I had a reaction to her eating the hors d'oeuvres. Did I say the space was truly beautiful. They have a lot of rooms upstairs, but discourage you from using them. Lastly, they refused to bend any and let us buy an extra hour, which the original person said would be possible. They said it would not be legal for us to be on the property while they were cleaning up. This meant we had a half hour to get everything ready and start the ceremony. But they asked our caterer if it would be okay with her if they left a dump truck from the previous group onsite during our ceremony. I was very disappointed as they weren't in contract with the caterer, but instead with us. Overall, my experience was great, despite all of that. I really think they deserve a 3.5 - 4, but just not because of the areas above.

    Sent on 04/29/2013

Fort Mason Center Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$7,637 - $10,136
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound

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? $ 2,750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,750.00
  • 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? $ 2,750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,750.00
  • 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 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Fort Mason Center 1
    15% off 2019 Weddings

    Get a 15% discount on the venue rental for any new bookings for weddings taking place in 2019 at the General's Residence or Gallery 308.

Map

  • 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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