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 250 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.
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:
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. The Sir Francis Drake is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, 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:
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, Oracle Park, San Francisco City Hall and Nob Hill are also minutes away.
12 Reviews for Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Recommended by 94% of couples
5 User photos
Pedro Mendez · Married on 05/04/2019
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.Sent on 06/07/2019
Sandra · Married on 03/23/2019
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.Sent on 04/09/2019
Patty Topkis · Married on 02/09/2019
Excellent in every way
I love the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our experience hosting a wedding there. We worked withSent on 03/07/2019
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.
"Leap into Love"
Choose one of these Saturday dates to get married (April 4, June 6, August 8, October 10, or December 12) and pick 3 applicable perks from the following; book any other dates, pick 2 perks:
1. waived room rental fees for ceremony and dinner reception
2. 10% off per person package price for weddings less than 100 and 15% off per person package price for weddings more than 175 guests
3. Complimentary breakfast in bed for the couple the morning of their departure
4. Special pricing for rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, or farewell brunch with Scala's Private Dining for up to 30 guests
5. Complimentary cheese board during cocktail hour
6. $50 gift certificate off calligraphy services from Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy, located in the Embarcadero
7. waived upgrade fee to Lizzie’s Starlight Room for cocktail reception (up to 150 guests), valued at $25 per person
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.
Book a wedding with us between now and February 29,2020 and get married by December 30, 2020.
~Spend $5,000 and choose one perk
~Spend $10,000 and choose two perks
~Spend $15,000+ and choose three 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)