Where Weddings Capture the Romance of San Francisco

Weddings

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Set against the backdrop of a majestic neoclassical building in the prestigious neighborhood of Nob Hill, weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco are as timeless as your romance. Exchange your vows in the enchanting city-view courtyard surrounded by fragrant roses, boxed hedges, and the sounds of a tranquil water fountain. Celebrate with friends and family under the sparkling Bavarian crystal chandeliers in the glamorous grand ballroom. As the city’s only AAA Five Diamond hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco presents exceptional service, expert planning, and the finest regional cuisine to ensure your wedding day is exquisite. Our dedicated wedding advisors are experts at providing the personalized touches that ensure your wedding reflects you and your partner’s tastes and preferences. Weddings at our landmark hotel are comprised of exactly these moments: personal, inimitable and unforgettable.

14

Event Rooms

22541 SQ FT

Total Event Space

826

Capacity Largest Space

10

Breakout Rooms

WEDDINGS

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Terrace Courtyard Wedding

Weddings & Occasions

Terrace Courtyard, Outdoor Function Space

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
9,300 Square Foot Ballroom

Where Weddings Capture the Romance of San Francisco

Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by the silver-leaf wall coverings and crystal chandeliers of a grand ballroom. Or dancing the night away on a spacious courtyard terrace with the San Francisco sky twinkling overhead. Prepare to embark on the next chapter of your life with an unforgettable bridal afternoon tea or a celebratory bachelor cocktail night. We look forward to designing the wedding of your dreams in the breathtaking City by the Bay.

Unforgettable Weddings

Your Perfect Day

Choose from a selection of sophisticated wedding and reception venues located inside or on the outdoor terrace. Couples can customize the experience with the assistance of wedding specialists or reserve one of the tailored wedding packages available. The hotel also proudly welcomes couples of every background and orientation, offering experience in hosting traditional, contemporary and LGBT weddings.

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Wedding Advisor

San Francisco wedding planning experts are ready to turn your dream day into reality. Let us delight you with service as legendary as your romance. It begins with our wedding advisors, experts at providing the personalized touches that ensure your wedding represents you and your partner’s tastes and preferences. Our wedding advisors, who know that no detail or decision is too small, can offer guidance and support as you choose hotel wedding locations and décor offerings. Request more information on our expert wedding services.

Wedding Advisors

Turn Dreams Into Reality

Let us delight you with service as legendary as your romance. It begins with our wedding advisors, experts at providing the personalized touches that ensure your wedding represents you and your partner’s tastes and preferences. Our wedding advisors, who know that no detail or decision is too small, can offer guidance and support as you choose hotel wedding locations and décor offerings.

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Do you have outdoor space for a wedding ceremony?

Yes. The Terrace Courtyard features beautiful paved walkways, sculpted boxwood hedges, a fountain, and a wonderful heated circular tent that is available on a seasonal basis, which is an intimate space to host your ceremony.

Can we book a ceremony only, without having a reception at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco?

Yes.

What is the deposit based on and when is the final payment due?

Deposits are based on the number of guests and the space reserved. A non-refundable deposit, based on 25 percent of the estimated charges, is required to confirm banquet space. Estimated final balance is due 10 business days prior to your event.

Do we need to hire a Wedding Consultant?

It is not required for a bride to have a wedding consultant. However, we will be pleased to recommend a wedding consultant to coordinate your special day.

What will be the responsibility of the Special Events Manager?

  • Recommend Special Event Professionals such as music, floral, photography, invitations, and décor.
  • Act as a menu consultant for all food and beverage selections.
  • Prepare your Banquet Event Orders for your approval and details to be communicated successfully to the operational team of the Hotel.
  • Create a floor plan of your function space in order for you to plan and provide the Hotel with your seating arrangements.
  • Assist you with any overnight room requirements.
  • Review the banquet check for accuracy prior to the completion of your final bill.
     

Do you recommend any vendors such as photographers, florists, entertainments and others?

We have a list of several vendors that we recommend for weddings. We will be pleased to assist you with any contacts you may need to make your event memorable.

Can we have our wedding portraits taken at the hotel although we don’t hold our wedding at The Ritz-Carlton?

No, we extend the privilege of wedding photography at the hotel to The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco brides and grooms only.

What is the average cost per person for food and beverage?

Based on our current banquet menus, on average you may expect to spend approximately $280-$320 per person, exclusive of service charge and sales tax. These averages would encompass hors d’oeuvres during your welcome reception, three-course plated meal, wine service with the meal, champagne toast and an open hosted bar for four hours.

Please be aware that our menu items and pricing are subject to change and are guaranteed 90 days in advance. Your final menu pricing will be based on your actual selection.

Can we bring our own Wedding Cake?

Yes. Wedding cakes can also be custom-made by our Pastry Chef. If the cake is not purchased from the hotel and brought in from the outside, we charge a cake-cutting fee.

Do you allow outside catering?

Yes. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco culinary team provides all food and beverage at the hotel. Under some circumstances, we may allow a licensed caterer to utilize our facilities with the proper documentation under the supervision of our Executive Chef.

When do we need to finalize our menu?

Food and beverage selections should be finalized and confirmed with your Special Event Manager 30 days prior to the date of your wedding.

When do we need to let the hotel know exactly how many guests will be attending?

The Hotel requires the final guarantee of attendants to be communicated to the catering office no later than 12 p.m., five business days prior to the date of your scheduled event.

Luxury Venues for San Francisco Weddings

Wedding Venues

From chic ballroom receptions to romantic ceremonies overlooking the San Francisco skyline, the wedding venues at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco make a bold impression. Discover the flexible indoor and outdoor venues available at this luxury hotel, where every couple can plan a perfect, personalized day.

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  • The Terrace Courtyard/Tent

  • Overlooking the city skyline, The Terrace Courtyard features a landscaped setting and a decorative water fountain, offering a magical wedding backdrop under twinkling stars and city lights. Accommodates up to 200 for a ceremony, and 140 for receptions.

  • The Ballroom

  • The 9,360-square-foot Ballroom radiates glamour with sparkling crystal chandeliers, silver leaf wall coverings and lavish carpeting. It can be divided into smaller individual salons for a wedding ceremony of up to 175. Accommodates up to 500 for a banquet reception.
  • The Terrace Room

  • Follow a gorgeous wedding ceremony in the outdoor Terrace Courtyard/Tent with a memorable reception in the adjacent Terrace Room. Featuring abundant natural lighting, and overlooking the tranquil Courtyard, The Terrace Room can accommodate up to 110 guests for a wedding reception including a dance floor. Refined glamour and fine tailoring inspire the modern design of the Terrace Room featuring silver wall coverings, plush carpeting in a striking color palette of black and grey and overhead lighting surrounded by art deco-inspired fixtures. The Terrace Room also includes an adjoining foyer space ideal for a cocktail reception prior to dinner featuring a refinished marble bar.

  • Ballroom

  • The grand Ritz-Carlton Ballroom is the perfect setting for wedding reception celebrations with 150 or more guests. Inspired by couture fashion and the dramatic fog of the San Francisco Bay, the Ballroom offers a glamorous and sophisticated backdrop for a dining celebration. At 9,360 square feet, the Ballroom is adorned with sparkling Bavarian crystal chandeliers, silver leaf wall coverings and lavish carpeting in black and grey with a floral motif. The Ballroom can be divided into individual Salons and features an L-shaped Gallery for pre- and post-events. Accommodates up to 500 guests for a wedding reception.
Inspired Wedding Day

San Francisco Wedding Packages That Bring Out the Magic

Spend your day creating memories, and leave all the details to us. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco specializes in crafting enchanting hotel wedding and honeymoon packages that ensure you’ll have the most captivating experience imaginable. Let us design the wedding of your dreams in the breathtaking “City by the Bay” taking care of every last detail of your big day so you can enjoy every moment.

Terrace Courtyard Tent

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Wedding Package Includes (based on a minimum of 100 guests):

  • A Wedding Specialist from The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco 
  • One night stay in a luxurious Executive Suite (one bedroom suite) for the wedding couple on their wedding night, complete with special turndown amenity 
  • Two Nob Hill Suite (junior suite) upgrades for family and friends on the wedding night 
  • Special guestroom rate for family and friends 
  • Ritz-Carlton amenity for the wedding couple 
  • Elegant China and Glassware 
  • Personalized Menu Planning and Tasting for Four Guests 
  • The Ritz-Carlton Banquet Tables and Chairs 
  • The Ritz-Carlton Floor-Length Linens 
  • Dance Floor 
  • Bridal party table/Stage risers for entertainment
     

For Your Wedding Reception:

Tray passed sparkling, red and white wine 

Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres - based on three (3) pieces per person

Four (4) Hour Hosted Bar  with premium brand liquors, beer, wine, soda and mineral water

Three (3) Course Plated Dinner -to include soup or salad, entrée and dessert 

Tableside Wine Service 

Red and white wines poured tableside through dinner service 

Champagne Toast

Coffee and Tea Service

Social Celebrations

Bay Area Event Venues for Life's Most Memorable Celebrations

Whether you are planning a holiday party for your company or a bar mitzvah for your child, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco offers indoor and outdoor event space perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, baptisms and more. Select from renovated venues whose design evokes the splendor of San Francisco, while event planners assist you in coordinating details like multi-course dinners, themed parties, cocktail receptions and more.

Candlelit lounge area
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 117x80x14 9360 750 475 100 - 826 720
Salon I, II or III 39x80x14 3120 250 160 60 70 275 240
Salon IV or V 39x40x14 1560 125 72 30 36 137 110
Gallery I 129x25x14 3225 0 0 0 0 450 0
Gallery II 40x24x14 960 0 0 0 0 100 0
Terrace Room 68x28x11 1904 130 80 54 60 225 150
The Terrace Courtyard/Tent 48x53x20 2174 200 90 40 36 225 168
The Plaza 16x19x10 304 24 12 12 10 20 20
The Boardroom 16x27x10 432 0 0 16 0 0 -
The Promenade 22x29x10 638 44 30 22 20 56 50
The Pavilion 23x25x10 575 40 27 18 18 40 40
The Colonade 25x26x10 650 48 36 24 24 60 50
The Diplomat 17x23x10 391 36 18 14 15 30 24
The Consulate 26x31x10 806 66 45 24 24 65 60
The Ambassador 22x23x10 506 40 24 20 18 40 40
The Directors 28x22x10 616 - - 18 - - -
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
117x80x14
Area (sq.ft)
9360
Theater
750
Schoolroom
475
Conference
100
U-Shape
-
Reception
826
Banquet
720
Salon I, II or III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
39x80x14
Area (sq.ft)
3120
Theater
250
Schoolroom
160
Conference
60
U-Shape
70
Reception
275
Banquet
240
Salon IV or V
Dimensions (LxWxH)
39x40x14
Area (sq.ft)
1560
Theater
125
Schoolroom
72
Conference
30
U-Shape
36
Reception
137
Banquet
110
Gallery I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
129x25x14
Area (sq.ft)
3225
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
450
Banquet
0
Gallery II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
40x24x14
Area (sq.ft)
960
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
100
Banquet
0
Terrace Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
68x28x11
Area (sq.ft)
1904
Theater
130
Schoolroom
80
Conference
54
U-Shape
60
Reception
225
Banquet
150
The Terrace Courtyard/Tent
Dimensions (LxWxH)
48x53x20
Area (sq.ft)
2174
Theater
200
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
36
Reception
225
Banquet
168
The Plaza
Dimensions (LxWxH)
16x19x10
Area (sq.ft)
304
Theater
24
Schoolroom
12
Conference
12
U-Shape
10
Reception
20
Banquet
20
The Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
16x27x10
Area (sq.ft)
432
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
16
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
-
The Promenade
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x29x10
Area (sq.ft)
638
Theater
44
Schoolroom
30
Conference
22
U-Shape
20
Reception
56
Banquet
50
The Pavilion
Dimensions (LxWxH)
23x25x10
Area (sq.ft)
575
Theater
40
Schoolroom
27
Conference
18
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
40
The Colonade
Dimensions (LxWxH)
25x26x10
Area (sq.ft)
650
Theater
48
Schoolroom
36
Conference
24
U-Shape
24
Reception
60
Banquet
50
The Diplomat
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17x23x10
Area (sq.ft)
391
Theater
36
Schoolroom
18
Conference
14
U-Shape
15
Reception
30
Banquet
24
The Consulate
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26x31x10
Area (sq.ft)
806
Theater
66
Schoolroom
45
Conference
24
U-Shape
24
Reception
65
Banquet
60
The Ambassador
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x23x10
Area (sq.ft)
506
Theater
40
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
40
The Directors
Dimensions (LxWxH)
28x22x10
Area (sq.ft)
616
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
18
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 35.7x24.4x4.3 869.6 750 475 100 - 826 720
Salon I, II or III 11.9x24.4x4.3 289.9 250 160 60 70 275 240
Salon IV or V 11.9x12.2x4.3 144.9 125 72 30 36 137 110
Gallery I 39.3x7.6x4.3 299.6 0 0 0 0 450 0
Gallery II 12.2x7.3x4.3 89.2 0 0 0 0 100 0
Terrace Room 20.7x8.5x3.4 176.9 130 80 54 60 225 150
The Terrace Courtyard/Tent 14.6x16.2x6.1 202 200 90 40 36 225 168
The Plaza 4.9x5.8x3 28.2 24 12 12 10 20 20
The Boardroom 4.9x8.2x3 40.1 0 0 16 0 0 -
The Promenade 6.7x8.8x3 59.3 44 30 22 20 56 50
The Pavilion 7x7.6x3 53.4 40 27 18 18 40 40
The Colonade 7.6x7.9x3 60.4 48 36 24 24 60 50
The Diplomat 5.2x7x3 36.3 36 18 14 15 30 24
The Consulate 7.9x9.4x3 74.9 66 45 24 24 65 60
The Ambassador 6.7x7x3 47 40 24 20 18 40 40
The Directors 8.5x6.7x3 57.2 - - 18 - - -
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
35.7x24.4x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
869.6
Theater
750
Schoolroom
475
Conference
100
U-Shape
-
Reception
826
Banquet
720
Salon I, II or III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.9x24.4x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
289.9
Theater
250
Schoolroom
160
Conference
60
U-Shape
70
Reception
275
Banquet
240
Salon IV or V
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.9x12.2x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
144.9
Theater
125
Schoolroom
72
Conference
30
U-Shape
36
Reception
137
Banquet
110
Gallery I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
39.3x7.6x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
299.6
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
450
Banquet
0
Gallery II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.2x7.3x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
89.2
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
100
Banquet
0
Terrace Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
20.7x8.5x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
176.9
Theater
130
Schoolroom
80
Conference
54
U-Shape
60
Reception
225
Banquet
150
The Terrace Courtyard/Tent
Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.6x16.2x6.1
Area (sq.mt)
202
Theater
200
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
36
Reception
225
Banquet
168
The Plaza
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.9x5.8x3
Area (sq.mt)
28.2
Theater
24
Schoolroom
12
Conference
12
U-Shape
10
Reception
20
Banquet
20
The Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.9x8.2x3
Area (sq.mt)
40.1
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
16
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
-
The Promenade
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x8.8x3
Area (sq.mt)
59.3
Theater
44
Schoolroom
30
Conference
22
U-Shape
20
Reception
56
Banquet
50
The Pavilion
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7x7.6x3
Area (sq.mt)
53.4
Theater
40
Schoolroom
27
Conference
18
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
40
The Colonade
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.6x7.9x3
Area (sq.mt)
60.4
Theater
48
Schoolroom
36
Conference
24
U-Shape
24
Reception
60
Banquet
50
The Diplomat
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.2x7x3
Area (sq.mt)
36.3
Theater
36
Schoolroom
18
Conference
14
U-Shape
15
Reception
30
Banquet
24
The Consulate
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.9x9.4x3
Area (sq.mt)
74.9
Theater
66
Schoolroom
45
Conference
24
U-Shape
24
Reception
65
Banquet
60
The Ambassador
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x7x3
Area (sq.mt)
47
Theater
40
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
40
Banquet
40
The Directors
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5x6.7x3
Area (sq.mt)
57.2
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
18
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • 35MM Projector
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • PA System
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wired Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
  • Translator
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Installed Stage
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
Business Services
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Post/Parcel