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.
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:
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.
Your guests will experience the feeling of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. The University Club has 16 traditional guestrooms and four suites and offers a breakfast buffet or boxed lunches for family and friends after your wedding.
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.
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.
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.
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Anastasia · Married on 05/06/2017
Choosing The University Club of San Francisco for my wedding reception is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Julia, Yvonne and Elizabeth made planning our wedding such a pleasant experience from the moment we booked this venue. Our wedding was two months ago and I cannot tell you how many guests have commented on how wonderful everything was, from the food to the service. Big thank you to the chef and all of the staff at The University Club. You were all amazing! This venue is truly a hidden gem. The views are breathtaking and the ambiance is a perfect representation of vintage San Francisco. I highly recommend The University Club for any event!
Lisa · Married on 09/22/2018
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.
Ben · Married on 09/15/2018
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!