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These prices are available for the months of August through November. These prices are available for the months of January through April.
Reception
$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$28 starting price
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$28 starting price

About

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Beacon Grand, formerly known as Sir Francis Drake Hotel, is a historic boutique hotel and events venue located in San Francisco. Situated in the heart of Union Square, this elegant and iconic venue features gilded and ornate d茅cor, breathtaking views of downtown San Francisco, and superb cuisine and service. With unique old-world charm and an unbeatable downtown location, Beacon Grand provides the perfect setting for memorable wedding events.

Facilities and Capacity

This historic hotel provides 16,000 square feet of indoor event spaces to accommodate up to 150 wedding guests. The regal and romantic hotel itself features grand staircases, gilded ceilings, marble walls and crystal chandeliers for a one-of-a-kind vintage appeal. Ballrooms include Baroque accents, ornate chandeliers, beautifully painted murals and gold leaf ceilings that soar 20 feet high.

Services Offered

Beacon Grand provides venue rental for wedding ceremonies, receptions and other special occasions. No matter the size of your event, their attentive event specialists will take care of all of your wedding details so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day. Event services offered include the following:

  • Accommodations at a Group Rate
  • Bridal Suite (based upon availability)
  • In-house Bar and Catering
  • Valet Parking
  • Custom Designed Cake by our Executive Pastry Chef

Other Services

Beacon Grand is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. The Sir Francis Drake is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, and other special occasions.

Accommodation

Guestrooms were fully remodeled in 2022, and include hardwood floors, modern d茅cor and comfortable furnishings. The rooms feature city and bay views, trendy technology and modern amenities. Pet-friendly, the hotel offers a variety of amenities, including the following:

  • Fitness Studio Access
  • Same Day Laundry and Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge and Personal Assistance
  • Valet parking
  • Business Center

Location

Conveniently located in Union Square amidst many downtown San Francisco attractions, Beacon Grand is just blocks away from Chinatown, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Westfield San Francisco Centre. The Financial District, Golden Gate Bridge, Oracle Park, San Francisco City Hall and Nob Hill are also minutes away.

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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?

$3,500

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

$2,500

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$28

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

12

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
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4.6 out of 5 rating
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  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
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93% Recommended by couples

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Pedro M. Married on 05/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Five Star Rating - Most professional and accomodating hotel in SF

My wife and I spent many months looking for the perfect venue in San Francisco. After months of receiving quotes and speaking to many hotels. The Sir Francis Drake was our choice for many reasons. To begin, the location of the hotel is perfect. The hotel itself is stunning from the lobby to the ballroom and finally the Starlight Room. We couldn't have asked for a better coordinator, Bernadette Alejo was a joy to work with from the pre-planning months in advance, food tasting, week of and lastly, day of. Our experience from the moment we checked into our suites to checking out was absolutely amazing! The entire staff from valet, bellhop, front desk, to the banquet individuals that helped put our wedding reception together. I will say that having our cocktail hour in the Starlight room was also very memorable for not only our guests but for my wife and I. All the management and staff in the Starlight room were absolutely great and very nice! The Empire Ballroom was where our reception was held and was the perfect empty canvas. That room dresses up so well which can work for any type of style of wedding. I will say that every penny spend with the Sir Francis Drake was worth it! After a month since the wedding, we still get compliments on our wedding particularly on the venue. If you are looking for the perfect venue to hold your wedding, I would look at the Sir Francis Drake for professionalism, elegance, and great service.
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Sandra Married on 03/23/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our fairytale wedding

Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Bernadette and her team went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and things were running smoothly. Down to the staff in other areas of the hotel, very attentive and friendly.
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Patty T. Married on 02/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent in every way

I love the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our experience hosting a wedding there. We worked with
Bernadette Alejo,
Catering Sales Manager, and she was awesome in managing our event from start to finish. She worked extremely well with all of our wedding vendors including our wedding coordinator who was hired outside of the venue. All of the food was amazing and the wait staff was very friendly and professional. The hotel pastry chef baked a fabulous wedding cake (exactly like the picture we gave her) that was both beautiful and delicious.
The room block was well managed and the rates were extremely reasonable. Everyone seemed happy with their rooms.
We love Kimpton hotels and the Sir Francis Drake is no exception. I would highly recommend the hotel and the staff for any event you plan to host there.
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Beacon Grand frequently asked questions

Beacon Grand includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Beacon Grand includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Beacon Grand includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
The space offered by Beacon Grand for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
Beacon Grand offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
Beacon Grand offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Beacon Grand offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Beacon Grand offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Tables
Beacon Grand is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.6 in professionalism.

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