The Haas-Lilienthal House is located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It is the only Victorian-era single family residence open to the public, as both a museum and event space. Combining late 19th Century elegance with the modern comforts of home, the house is a warm and intimate space appreciated by young and old. Truly a one-of-a-kind venue, the Haas-Lilienthal House is perfect for a ceremony and reception, engagement party, rehearsal dinner or anniversary.
Built in 1886 for William and Bertha Haas, the House is an exuberant example of Queen Anne-style architecture. Once occupied by the Haas and Lilienthal families until 1973, when it was entrusted to San Francisco Heritage, a non-profit architectural and cultural preservation organization. In 2012, the Haas-Lilienthal House was designated a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Facilities and Capacity
The house provides multi-level indoor settings, with an uncovered courtyard for ceremonies and daytime receptions. The lower level can accommodate up to 100 guests in the ballroom for a seated meal, or up to 125 for a standing reception. The first floor can accommodate up to 60 for a seated meal or 125 for a standing reception. The second floor is best for prepping prior to a ceremony. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Some of their other services include:
Care and attention to the venue are of utmost importance for any vendors who do business at the Haas-Lilienthal House. The facility has a list of preapproved, preferred vendors who have met this strict requirement. Recommended vendors are licensed and insured.
2 Reviews for Haas-Lilienthal House
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Paloma · Married on 04/06/2019
A real gem!
I feel like I looked at nearly a hundred reception venues in the greater Bay Area during my extensive google searching. I found Haas-Lilienthal house and saw that it had a couple nice reviews and decided to do an image search. Another couple had posted their wedding video on Vimeo and that's just about what did it for my now-husband and me.
Haas-Lilienthal House is a Victorian mansion turned into a museum. It has a lot of original furnishings from when it was occupied and then some pieces made to fit the decor. It's stunning! Because it's so beautiful already, you really don't have to decorate it all that much. My wedding team and I went with ivory linens, some bronze chargers, crystal stemware-- nothing fancy, really. But even so, I received compliments from so many of my guests. The ballroom downstairs was where we got to play around with decorations more. Blue and purple uplights transformed the space and we hung disco balls from the hooks in the middle of the ceiling. Because we had a cocktail-style reception, we saved the ballroom only for dancing and drinks while the rest of the food was served upstairs. It was the best use of our resources and budget because of that. Either way, this venue is a steal for the price given the average cost of venues in SF.
I highly recommend Haas-Lilienthal, especially if you like vintage, Bay Area charm.Sent on 05/06/2019
Lizabeth · Married on 11/05/2011
A lovely house and very well priced. Aside from the fact that we really loved the house it was great that they provided tables and chairs for the reception as part of the rental price. Just wish the upstairs washroom was usable.Sent on 09/06/2013