Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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About 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 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.

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 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

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.

Accommodation

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 pPrking
  • Business Center

Location

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.

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12 Reviews for Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Sandra · Married on 03/23/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Patty T. · Married on 02/09/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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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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Sir Francis Drake Hotel FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500
  • 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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    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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    415-873-9718 (Phone number)
    4153958509 (Other Phone Number)
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Sir Francis Drake Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sir Francis Drake Hotel?

Sir Francis Drake Hotel 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

At Sir Francis Drake Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sir Francis Drake Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Sir Francis Drake Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sir Francis Drake Hotel includes:

  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Sir Francis Drake Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sir Francis Drake Hotel for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sir Francis Drake Hotel for wedding events?

Sir Francis Drake Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Sir Francis Drake Hotel offer?

Sir Francis Drake Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sir Francis Drake Hotel offer for wedding events?

Sir Francis Drake Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sir Francis Drake Hotel have available for wedding events?

Sir Francis Drake Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Sir Francis Drake Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sir Francis Drake Hotel is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in value, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in quality of service and 4.6 in average response time.