Skip to main content
Weddings

The University Club of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating
33 reviews
$20k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

$20k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

The University Club of San Francisco is a historic wedding venue located in one of San Francisco’s most prestigious neighborhoods. This private club is one of the oldest in the city and ideally situated atop Nob Hill with breathtaking panoramic views across the city to the bay. The University Club of San Francisco is a historic gathering place with unique skyline views for those who enjoy fine food, wine, music and engaging conversation in a comfortable and elegant setting.

Facilities and Capacity

The University Club of San Francisco offers several historic and elegantly appointed indoor event spaces for all of your wedding festivities. Their library, a gracious room with a working fireplace and over 3,000 books, is perfect for a prenuptial dinner, bridal shower or space to relax. Your ceremony can be held in the imposing club lounge, with a marble fireplace, wood floors and a chandelier. Dance the night away against a breathtaking view of sparkling city lights in The University Club’s Main Dining Room and raise your glasses in the Black Cat Bar with memorabilia from the former San Francisco Press Club.

Services Offered

The University Club of San Francisco offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. They provide a unique and outstanding atmosphere with personalized service that is certain to exceed your expectations. Event services offered include the following:

  • Accommodations
  • Wedding Suite
  • Setup and Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar and catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet

Cuisine

Executive Chef Gerry McCausland has been nominated for Chef of the Year by the Chef’s Association of the Pacific Coast. The University Club’s menus are a reflection of their chef’s true passion for his craft. They recognize the importance of specialty diets and are always happy to customize selections based on dietary needs.

Accommodation

Your guests will experience the feeling of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. The University Club has 22 traditional guestrooms and three suites and offers a breakfast buffet or boxed lunches for family and friends after your wedding.

Other Services

The University Club of San Francisco 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.

History

The University Club was formed by William Thomas (Harvard, Class of 1873), former president of the San Francisco Harvard Club. On August 8, 1890, California’s Secretary of State William C. Henricks signed the necessary documents and The University Club became a legal entity. The first clubhouse was a two-story Victorian building until the club was moved to its current location.

Location

The University Club of San Francisco is located atop Nob Hill at the intersection of Powell and California Stress. You can easily access this location via the subway, cable car or public bus. Nearby attractions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Children’s Creativity Museum and the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor

33 Reviews

Write a review
Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 99% of couples
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating

18 User photos

  • Danny
    Danny L. Married on 11/11/2020
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Magical Wedding in San Francisco

    We loved our wedding at the University Club. Beautiful view and a magical wedding. Yvonne is wonderful to work with, and we're so glad we did our wedding here. The food was also delicious. We will have beautiful memories and pictures to look back on forever.
  • B
    Bailey V. Married on 12/11/2019
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Phenomenal

    Yvonne, Yvonne, Yvonne. I can't stress enough how much she made our wedding the success it was - she thought of EVERYTHING and kept me so calm. She is simply amazing. I have no doubt she is the reason the club has such exquisite events and is the core of production. I hope you value her as much as we did (and still do!!!!).
  • F
    Fannie Married on 07/20/2019
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    If we could get married (to each other) all over again, we would absolutely choose to do it at the University Club!

    We’re so glad we decided to have our wedding at the University Club. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Here are some reasons why:
    -The planning and execution went really smoothly. Over the year leading up to the event, Yvonne answered our myriad questions and requests via email and during our walk-through and tasting. On the wedding day itself, everything went like clockwork. All the furniture, decorations, and food showed up in all the right places at the right times, and whatever behind-the-scenes machinery made that possible was virtually invisible to us and to the guests.
    - The location is superb. It’s close to Union Square, but far enough to feel less urban and to offer some pretty iconic vistas along the adjacent cable car routes.
    -The views of the city skyline through the massive windows provided a magnificent backdrop to the ceremony, dinner, and reception. It made the whole event feel super open, and it was a special treat for our out-of-town guests. At times, it felt almost as if the dance floor was outside and we were floating among the highrises of FiDi.
    -The food was terrific. After hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour (potstickers strongly recommended!), we had a buffet dinner. Our guests loved everything -- from the salmon and prime rib to the roasted vegetables and cheese tortellini. They plated the appetizers and dinner for us, so we actually got to eat some of the food!
    -The space is clean, well furnished, and elegantly decorated. Between the main hall/dance floor, the balcony, the game room, the bar, and the library, there are so many great spots for guests to hang out in. Having a variety of areas made the reception especially vibrant and fun, and gave people plenty of options if they wanted to take a break from the dance floor.
    -Being able to have both the ceremony and reception in the same place, and being able to stay over and get ready in a room at the Club, was very convenient -- it allowed us to focus on the main activities and people of the day rather than worrying about transportation.

    All that said, there are a couple of areas for improvement:
    -Some of the guest rooms were outdated. While the beds are comfortable, the rooms can be loud due to cable cars outside or events (like weddings) upstairs
    -Parking can’t be booked in advance and is first-come-first serve for an additional fee. Every time you want to access your car you need to check out/return a remote-control gate opener.

    Overall, the pros FAR outweighed the cons. If we could get married (to each other) all over again, we would absolutely choose to do it at the University Club!
  • illustration stars

    Are you interested?

    Message vendor

Awards

  • 33
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Tanja Nixx Wedding Photography Tanja Nixx Wedding 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

illustration visit

Would you like to visit?

Request a visit
800 Powell Street San Francisco, CA, 94108
4157810900

24/7 11 Guest rooms & 5 Suites also available. Rent rooms and Club & the University Club becomes your Personal Residence in San Francisco!
Location of (The University Club of San Francisco)

The University Club of San Francisco frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The University Club of San Francisco?

The University Club of San Francisco includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The University Club of San Francisco, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The University Club of San Francisco includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The University Club of San Francisco in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The University Club of San Francisco for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The University Club of San Francisco for wedding events?

The University Club of San Francisco offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The University Club of San Francisco offer?

The University Club of San Francisco offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The University Club of San Francisco offer for wedding events?

The University Club of San Francisco offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The University Club of San Francisco have available for wedding events?

The University Club of San Francisco offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The University Club of San Francisco and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The University Club of San Francisco is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

Other vendors in San Francisco for your wedding

Wedding Venues