The University Club of San Francisco

800 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The University Club of San Francisco

Dear Wedding Couple,

Congratulations! Welcome to the University Club of San Francisco. Planning a wedding is so exciting and we will make it so easy for you.

The University Club is located on Nob Hill, San Francisco’s most prestigious address. This private club is one of the oldest in the city and 2015 marks its 125th Anniversary.

You are cordially invited to take the first step in making your own history as you begin your new life together – and the University Club is the perfect beginning!

Dance the night away against a breathtaking view of sparkling city lights. Raise your glasses in the “Black Cat Bar,” while admiring memorabilia from the former San Francisco Press Club. Take a moment to relax and reflect in the Library, a gracious room with a working fireplace and over 3,000 books.

Executive Chef Gerry McCausland has been nominated for Chef of the Year by the Chef’s Association of the Pacific Coast. Chef McCausland says “he was meant to cook and it is not a job if you love to do it.” The Club’s menus are a reflection of the chef’s passion for his craft.

Please inquire about making the University Club yours for the entire weekend! The Club has 11 traditional guestrooms and 5 suites. You and your guests can enjoy the feeling of a private home with all of the amenities of a fine hotel. We can arrange for a “morning after” brunch before your guests depart – or box lunches with a personal note included.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family& friends to the University Club of San Francisco!

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Classic and elegant ceremony set up. 

Photo Cred: Sandra Fazzino Photography
Classic and elegant ceremony set up. Photo Cred: Sandra Fazzino Photography
I love the cool hues used at this wedding and the blue up light really ties it all together.

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I love the cool hues used at this wedding and the blue up light really ties it all together. Photo...
Another shot of how up light can bring a look together at a venue. 

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Another shot of how up light can bring a look together at a venue. Photo Cred: Sandra Fazzino...
Little details make a huge difference in decor. Look at the simple centerpieces with decorative...
Little details make a huge difference in decor. Look at the simple centerpieces with decorative...
Can you imagine having this as your backdrop to your ceremony? The floating candles can then be...
Can you imagine having this as your backdrop to your ceremony? The floating candles can then be...
Intimate, warm, and romantic reception set up.

Photo Cred: Sandra Fazzino Photography
Intimate, warm, and romantic reception set up. Photo Cred: Sandra Fazzino Photography
This soft color pallete brings a very romantic vibe to our venue. 

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This soft color pallete brings a very romantic vibe to our venue. Photo by: Loic Photography
An intimate wedding set up.

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An intimate wedding set up. Photo by: Loic Photography
Ceremony Set Up
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Ceremony Set Up Photo by: Loic Photography
This should be every bride's emotion on their wedding day, and at the University Club it will be!...
This should be every bride's emotion on their wedding day, and at the University Club it will be!...
Religious and cultural ceremony? Check!

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Religious and cultural ceremony? Check! Photo by: Loic Photography
Your picture perfect setting is atop Nob Hill with the city skyline behind you.

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Your picture perfect setting is atop Nob Hill with the city skyline behind you. Photo by: Loic...
Walk down the aisle to the view of the San Francisco skyline.

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Walk down the aisle to the view of the San Francisco skyline. Photo by: Loic Photography
The couple's silhouette with the famous Transamerica Building as a backdrop -- gorgeous!

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The couple's silhouette with the famous Transamerica Building as a backdrop -- gorgeous! Photo by:...
Planning an Hora? With high ceilings at the University Club you don't have to worry about hitting...
Planning an Hora? With high ceilings at the University Club you don't have to worry about hitting...
Uplighting on a dance floor sets the tone for dancing!

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Uplighting on a dance floor sets the tone for dancing! Photo by: Loic Photography
Our onsite dance floor means you own't have to rent one from a vendor!

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Our onsite dance floor means you own't have to rent one from a vendor! Photo by: Loic Photography
We also work alongside an amazing baker for all your dessert bar needs!

Photo by: Loic Photography
We also work alongside an amazing baker for all your dessert bar needs! Photo by: Loic Photography
Yummy bite sized fruit tarts!
Yummy bite sized fruit tarts!
Another great shot of how to put together a reception.

Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
Another great shot of how to put together a reception. Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
All smiles from the happy couple!

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All smiles from the happy couple! Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
Decorations on top of our mantle. 

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Decorations on top of our mantle. Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
Spring Mix with ribbons of carrots and cucumber, lentils , walnuts, with sherry vinaigrette.

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Spring Mix with ribbons of carrots and cucumber, lentils , walnuts, with sherry vinaigrette. Photo...
Reception style set up for an intimate wedding.

Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
Reception style set up for an intimate wedding. Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
Wedding cake being showcased on our rotunda as guests enter.

Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
Wedding cake being showcased on our rotunda as guests enter. Photo Cred: Ken Kienow Photography
Hor d'oeuvres  at the University Club by our executive chef.
Hor d'oeuvres at the University Club by our executive chef.
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Imagine this as your view for your reception!!
Imagine this as your view for your reception!!
We love how sweet this moment is! Our double groom wore matching suits with vibrant colors!
We love how sweet this moment is! Our double groom wore matching suits with vibrant colors!
Packed dance floor is always a result of a great wedding!
Packed dance floor is always a result of a great wedding!
Our couples love our private balcony! Breathtaking views and amazing photo ops whether it's for your...
Our couples love our private balcony! Breathtaking views and amazing photo ops whether it's for your...
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Tuna Tartare in Soya Sauce Infused Cone with Avocado, Ginger, Wasabi and Caviar by our Executive...
Tuna Tartare in Soya Sauce Infused Cone with Avocado, Ginger, Wasabi and Caviar by our Executive...
You can always mix and match tables like this couple did for their wedding! 

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You can always mix and match tables like this couple did for their wedding! Photo Cred: Ken Kienow...
We have head tables to fit a party of all sizes.

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We have head tables to fit a party of all sizes. Ken Kienow Photography
In case you don't want to highlight your wedding cake at the rotunda, try it in front of our huge...
In case you don't want to highlight your wedding cake at the rotunda, try it in front of our huge...
We all love a dessert bar and we can help you put it together!

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We all love a dessert bar and we can help you put it together! Ken Kienow Photography
Vegan/ Vegetable Napoleon
Roasted Portobello mushroom with sautéed spinach and seasonal vegetables...
Vegan/ Vegetable Napoleon Roasted Portobello mushroom with sautéed spinach and seasonal vegetables...
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Grilled Breast of Chicken With...
Beef Tenderloin on Potato Pancake W/ Horseradish Créme Fresh

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Beef Tenderloin on Potato Pancake W/ Horseradish Créme Fresh Ken Kienow Photography
The gold Chivari chairs are all you need to bring together the colors of this room.

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The gold Chivari chairs are all you need to bring together the colors of this room. Ken Kienow...
Here is a wedding party having a little fun in our library for their photos. 

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Here is a wedding party having a little fun in our library for their photos. Ken Kienow...
Another religious ceremony held here at The University Club of San Francisco.

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Another religious ceremony held here at The University Club of San Francisco. Ken Kienow...
Tomato Spiked Cous-Cous and Fire Roasted Vegetable Tagine wrapped in Puff Pastry

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Tomato Spiked Cous-Cous and Fire Roasted Vegetable Tagine wrapped in Puff Pastry Ken Kienow...
Baby Spinach Salad with Maui Onion Rings, Mandarin Oranges and Chopped Walnuts
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Baby Spinach Salad with Maui Onion Rings, Mandarin Oranges and Chopped Walnuts Citrus-Shallot...
Desserts prepared by our partner bakery is made fresh! Look at those scrumptious chocolate covered...
Desserts prepared by our partner bakery is made fresh! Look at those scrumptious chocolate covered...
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Classic and elegant ceremony set up. 

Photo Cred: Sandra Fazzino Photography
Classic and elegant ceremony set up. Photo Cred: Sandra Fazzino Photography
I love the cool hues used at this wedding and the blue up light really ties it all together.

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I love the cool hues used at this wedding and the blue up light really ties it all together. Photo...

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19 Reviews for The University Club of San Francisco

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Lisa · Married on 09/22/2018

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

    Booked this Venue based solely on the incredible views, decor, and venue size, without giving much thought to the food options or coordinators (not an ideal situation), but everything at the University Club did not disappoint. We were able to book this venue and work with Yvonne to plan a wedding in less than a year. From the menu tasting, to getting floor plans, and venue visits there was complete transparency when planning with Yvonne and we were able to bring in preferred vendors and also vendors of our own. Yvonne and staff performed exceptionally and above expectations on our big day.
    TIP: If you are interested in this venue, don't miss their annual wedding fairs where you can see the entire space and also try some of their delicious food.

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    Ben · Married on 09/15/2018

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    The University Club was a terrific wedding venue. Our guests loved its unique character and the intimacy it created. Yvonne was an amazing coordinator, which was important to us as we were planning our wedding from the opposite coast. Everything went smoothly thanks to her excellent recommendations, wealth of experience, and attention to detail. We couldn't be more pleased with how our wedding went!

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The University Club of San Francisco 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? $ 3,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 20.00
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 8
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Tanja Nixx Photography
    Tanja Nixx Photography Wedding Photographers

    This was a beautiful and romantic place to shoot. Everybody was so nice and professional.

  • DJ Verrett
    DJ Verrett Wedding DJs

    Class! No more needed to be said!

Map

  • 800 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94108 See on map
    415-419-8274 (Phone number)
    4156779323 (Fax Number)
    24/7 11 Guest rooms & 5 Suites also available. Rent rooms and Club & the University Club becomes your Personal Residence in San Francisco!

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