Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

The 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 Beefeater doormen, gilded and ornate décor, breathtaking views of downtown San Francisco, and superb cuisine and service. With unique old-world charm and an unbeatable downtown location, The Sir Francis Drake Hotel 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 300 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. Their ballrooms include Baroque accents, ornate chandeliers, beautifully painted murals and gold leaf ceilings that soar 20 feet high. On the twenty-first floor, Harry Denton’s Starlight Room nightclub will wow your guests during cocktail hours with 180-degree views of San Francisco.

Services Offered

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel 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
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house bar and catering
  • Valet parking
  • Cake

Other Services

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel 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. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.


Guestrooms at the Sir Francis Drake include classic but modern décor with comfortable furnishings. These rooms feature bold colors, city and bay views, trendy technology and modern amenities. Pet-friendly, the hotel offers a variety of amenities, including the following:

  • Evening social hour
  • Fitness center access
  • In-room yoga mats
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Same day laundry and dry cleaning
  • Concierge and personal assistance
  • Valet parking
  • Business center


Conveniently located in Union Square amidst many downtown San Francisco attractions, The Sir Francis Drake Hotel 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, AT&T Park, San Francisco City Hall and Nob Hill.

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Florals on pedestals for ceremony
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Kings tables and sweetheart tables
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Sweetheart table and rounds
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Dinner reception set-up
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Sweetheart table on riser with draped background

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11 Reviews for Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Recommended by 93% of couples

4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Patty Topkis · Married on 02/09/2019

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    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.

    Sent on 03/07/2019
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    Dennis · Married on 10/10/2015

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    Selected a non-traditional wedding reception with SFD using their mezzanine and attached Windsor and Franciscan Rooms. Very accommodating to all the ideas that we had and the execution on their behalf was flawless. All SFD staff breathes hospitality and it showed throughout the whole process. Would highly recommend their expertise if you plan to have your wedding at SFD.

    Sent on 10/29/2015



Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel FAQ

  • 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, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Pet Friendly, Set Up
  • 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Valet
  • 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

4 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
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    Your Day, Your Way

    Your Big Day is a big deal to us! Our wedding specialist is here and ready to smooth out each detail, so you can stay focused on each moment. With this exclusive offer, the more you spend with us, the more perks you’ll enjoy to enhance your Kimpton wedding experience for you and your guests.

    The Offer

    Book a wedding with us between November 7, 2018 and March 31, 2019 and get married by December 30, 2019.

    ~Spend $5,000 and choose one perk

    ~Spend $10,000 and choose two perks

    ~Spend $15,000+ and choose three perks

    The Perks

    -$150 USD food & beverage credit at the hotel

    -Two complimentary guest room upgrades

    -A complimentary welcome amenity for up to 10 rooms

    -Two-nights of complimentary valet parking for up to 2 guests, for 2 nights

    -50,000 IHG® Rewards Club points**(only available for $10,000 or more)

    With a $25,000+ spend, choose three perks, plus one Signature Tastemaker Experience from below:

    ~Chef’s late-night bites & signature nightcap

    ~A 2-night stay at any IHG hotel for your honeymoon

    ~A healthy start breakfast, including mimosas, for your wedding party

    ~A one-hour music consultation with Kimpton’s Director of Music for a custom playlist for your reception

    ~Place setting menu cards created by Kimpton’s design studio

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    Get Your Beauty Sleep

    Book between now and June 1, 2019 to receive the following:

    ~Two complimentary nights in a Sir Francis Drake Suite (based upon availability)

    ~ Complimentary mimosa bar while you and your "I Do" crew get ready on your wedding day!

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  • 450 Powell Street San Francisco, 94102 See on map
    415-873-9718 (Phone number)

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