The Westin San Francisco Airport is a hotel and wedding venue located in Millbrae, California. Imagine serene views of the San Francisco Bay as the backdrop as you enter a romantic, candlelit space. From intuitive service to vibrant venues and delectable dishes, the expert staff at The Westin San Francisco Airport ensures all of your wedding details come to life flawlessly.
Facilities and Capacity
Whether your event is as intimate as seven guests or as large as 700, the Westin San Francisco Airport provides 29 versatile meeting rooms, including two beautiful ballrooms that can be transformed into a uniquely personalized space. Neutral and elegant décor and peaceful views of their indoor pool and atrium provide a soothing atmosphere for your wedding guests. The Westin Ballroom is a 5,100-square-foot space that can host up to 410 wedding guests. The space features striking globe lights under strands of pearls and a pre-function area perfect for cocktails overlooking the front of the hotel. The Bayshore Ballroom is a 2,100-square-foot space with a grand pillar and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the pool area. Couples can host up to 170 wedding guests in this space.
The Weston offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. A dedicated Westin wedding specialist will help you plan all the important details of your wedding day, and you can choose from wedding packages that further simplify the wedding planning process. Event services offered include the following:
Encompassing a wide array of continental cuisine, their catering menus can be modified to fit your unique tastes and needs. The Westin offers three different wedding packages, all of which include a three-course menu and a variety of specialized services. Let the experienced culinary team at the Westin deliver thoughtfully prepared and energizing catering menus.
Guests can choose from 378 traditional and deluxe rooms and 19 executive suites at the Westin. Rooms feature neutral tones, natural light, large windows, contemporary cherry furnishings and contemporary art. Amenities include a fitness studio, heated indoor pool, business center and concierge services.
The Westin 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.
Situated on a peninsula between the Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the Westin San Francisco Airport is a convenient location to many of the Bay Area attractions. This venue is located in Millbrae, just five minutes from San Francisco International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco by way of major freeways and public transportation. Enjoy restaurants, shopping and cultural landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
Recommended by 77% of couples
Vivian · Married on 09/07/2014
Made our dreams come true! Friendly staff! Very organized!!Sent on 09/15/2014
Zari S Akramy · Getting married on 12/28/2019
Our wedding venue !
Vicki is helping us and is so lovely and understanding! She has gone above and beyond our expectations so far. We’re so excited to be having our wedding at the Westin. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend to everyone. The ballroom is big and beautiful.Sent on 02/14/2019
Mariyam Azam · Married on 12/15/2018
Disrespectful, no customer empathy
We held my sister’s wedding at the Westin San Francisco Airport on Saturday, December 15, 2018. When our vendor arrived to decorate the ballroom, she informed us that the hotel had placed two ceiling high Christmas trees, with huge red ornaments inside which completely clashed with our aesthetic vision. My sister, the bride, spoke to a member of the hotel staff to have the trees removed and was told the hotel would *have to* charge us $500 per tree for removal. She spoke at length with a man named Josh.Sent on 12/18/2018
Josh appeared to be empathetic, helpful, and reasonable. He specifically told my sister he didn’t see why we would have to pay to remove the trees and that the hotel would remove them. After some time passed, I went down to the ballroom to see if the hotel had followed through on this and it had not. I went to the reception to ask for Josh. This time he was accompanied by the Banquet Manager, Alfredo Chavez.
Alfredo’s approach was immediately confrontational and stubborn. He was condescending toward Josh and stated he shouldn’t have told us that they’d be able to move the trees without charging us because he didn’t know what he was talking about. He told us that if we wouldn’t pay $1,000 he couldn’t do anything, since the hotel *had to* call in a vendor to remove the trees.
We explained the following grievances once again to Alfredo:
* we were never informed there would be Christmas decor erected in the venue on the date of our event;
* the venue did not have Christmas trees when the bride did a walkthrough with hotel staff in summer (obviously) and at no point was she told they would be there on the date of her event;
* the contract did not state the hotel would put such decor in place and only remove it at our expense;
* the trees were gaudy and clashed horribly with our entire vision for the event which consisted of minimalistic designs (bright white linens, fresh florals and cherry blossoms in light colors);
* and that we do not celebrate Christmas and felt it was discriminatory for the hotel to force a religious symbol upon us on such an important occasion
At no point in our interactions with Alfredo did we get any sense that customer satisfaction mattered to Westin. The entire discussion revolved around him wanting us to pay $1,000 or keep the trees. He was set on making us choose between two options that were completely unfair to us as the customers who paid to use and decorate the ballroom per our tastes. After much back and forth, he gave us a second unacceptable option which was to cover the oversized trees with black curtains, also at our own expense. I asked him, “What’s the deal with moving these trees? Do you need some special equipment?"
His response, which clearly demonstrates he didn't care or listen to our voices grievances earlier, was "Have you ever set up a Christmas tree before?" Obviously, Alfredo has no appreciation for diversity in Westin's clientele and is incapable of empathizing with, and accommodating, people of all religious backgrounds. I once again clarified to him that "No, I have not set up a Christmas tree, because as I told you, we are not Christian and do not observe Christmas." He shrugged it off with a "Oh that's right." He remained belligerent and stubborn.
He then tried to tell me he would no longer speak to me on the matter since I was not the one who signed the contract. I invited him to come speak to the bride in her suite, and he, with much sass, said "No, that's fine, I'll wait for her to come down." I told him she would not come down as she was the bride and had to get ready for her wedding. I called her and put the phone on speaker. She expressed her concerns and frustration. He again behaved as if his hands were tied. We escalated the situation. The bride called Vicki, the catering director, multiple times but she did not answer her calls (although I heard Alfredo speak to her, addressing her by name on the phone in the lobby).
Ultimately, my sister was able to speak to the manager in charge, and the hotel miraculously moved the trees out of the ballroom using its own staff (my sister observed Alfredo himself walk around gathering staff to help move the trees). It cost the hotel just a few minutes of staff time to move the trees.
I would like to hear how Marriott/Westin would allow an individual like this to be on the customer facing end of its operation. I sincerely hope you will require him to attend a diversity training, or remove him from a role that will require him to courteously and empathetically work with people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs who may not share his values.
In addition to the Christmas trees, we have grievances regarding mixed messaging and communications we've received from hotel staff and management (namely Vicki). Vicki made promises to us in writing that she then took back verbally and did not honor.
Lastly, we do not understand why Westin hotel staff thought it was appropriate and within their authority to touch the box full of wedding gifts (cash), without informing a single family member, and move it to the bridal suite. When we asked for the removal of the Christmas trees, Westin behaved as if its hands were tied and exercised no problem solving skills at all. Yet, in this case, without being asked, overzealous staff apparently decided to be proactive and remove valuable items without our permission. Please note that we will scrutinize in detail the wedding gifts, and should any gifts be missing, we will be contacting your hotel.
Every vendor we hired for this occasion provided us with excellent service and treated us with respect, with the exception of your hotel. We are shocked at the complete lack of customer focus from your management. If Marriott/Westin truly adheres to the core values of "putting people first, pursuing excellence, embracing change, acting with integrity and serving our world," I suggest a major overhaul at your Westin SFO location. The event management there clearly does not live up to these espoused values.