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.
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. 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:
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.
Recommended by 91% of couples
Dennis · Married on 10/10/2015
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.
Jinah · Married on 08/11/2012
We just had our wedding in Aug 2012 at the Sir Francis Drake. We can honestly say that we had one of the best experience with the staff at the hotel...The Sir Francis Drake really ranks at the top! From the flexibility they showed during the process of signing the contract, to the attention to details during the planning process, and to the absolute flawless execution on the day of the wedding, the SFD was absolutely outstanding as a venue. The food was incredible, and Tim Nugent made us a beautiful wedding cake in addition to making fantastic desserts for our guests!!! From the catering staff to our on-site wedding coordinator, service was impeccable!!!
Now for the brides: The on-site wedding coordinator, Diana Spina, is absolutely the best in the world at what she does. Diana did not miss a single thing we asked of her, and went above and beyond numerous times for both us and our families. When our florist delivered the wrong flowers, Diana took control of the situation, helped calm me, and knew exactly where to send my husband and his groomsmen to find replacement flowers. (that review will be posted later...) Any issue or concern we had, we were very honest with her and if she can fix it, boy did she fix it! When we were having a bit of an issue making Starlight Room reservations for our guests after the reception, Diana took control and absolutely fixed a slightly-broken situation. And finally, whenever we needed someone to bounce ideas off of, or an opinion, she was there to help. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
Brides: If you book your venue at the SFD, take advantage of having a kick-@ss wedding coordinator! She is a joy to work with, and a great resource to lean on during all of your wedding planning--especially if you are doing it on your own. Don't hesitate to ask for her help!
We really had a great wedding and weekend at SFD!!!!
Christie · Married on 05/30/2010
Robin Lewis was a wonderful coordinator and made our experience at our wedding sensational. We had a beautiful wedding and ceremony at the drake. Every detail was taken care of to my perfection. I could not have asked for a better day.