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(415) 666-4027

About Us

Cliff House is a historic, beachfront restaurant and wedding venue located in San Francisco, California. This event space has been a beloved landmark for almost a century and a half and has undergone extensive renovations throughout the years. Couples will have the opportunity to experience ocean views and the Pacific sunset at this clifftop venue. This stunning space offers its Terrace Room for coastal ceremonies and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue can accommodate up to 120 guests at this indoor and outdoor venue. Cliff House offers its Terrace Room for joyous celebrations. It features an outdoor terrace which is ideal for lovely ceremonies. Guests will experience views of the famous “Seal Rocks,” the Marin coastline, the Pacific Ocean, and Ocean Beach as couples exchange their vows. They might also catch glimpses of dolphins, whales, seals, and pelicans during cocktail hour. For your reception, the Terrace Room features floor-to-ceiling windows that enable amazing views all night long. If you're having a cocktail-style reception, the room can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Services Offered

This unique venue has been a part of the wedding industry for over 20 years. Their special-events coordinator will work closely with you to ensure that your vision comes to life. They have an experienced culinary team that assists couples in choosing the perfect menu for their big day. The staff can also offer setup and cleanup services, which enables couples to focus on enjoying their special festivities. Additional services and rental items include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Liability insurance
  • Preferred vendor list
  • Beverage packages
  • Dance floor
  • Additional hours


Cliff House is a seafood restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Couples can choose between hors d'oeuvres, stations, a buffet, a cocktail reception, or a plated meal. Whatever style menu is required, the talented team of cuisine experts will be sure to craft delectable dishes that are wonderfully suited to the event. Sample entrees include:

  • Porcini-dusted salmon
  • Maple leaf farm roast duck breast
  • Pistachio-crusted lamb
  • Oven-roasted chicken


The original Cliff House was built in 1863 and was visited by five U.S. presidents throughout the years. It was renovated early on but unfortunately burned down in 1907. It was rebuilt again in 1909 to restore its beauty. Since then, it’s undergone a complete restoration, but the separate Terrace Room is still part of the original 1909 house.

Haley Herrington Roeser

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  • We had our wedding reception in the Terrace Room at Cliff House, and it was the most perfect thing. We chose it originally because of the excellent views, intimate location, and elegant vibe. But after meeting Virginia and talking with her, we chose it because we knew we were going to receive incredible service both during the planning phase and on our big day. We cannot thank Virginia and her team (Lauraine, Halimah, etc.) enough for helping us turn our vision into reality! They worked well with our hired wedding planner and other vendors, and really took a lot off of our plate. They allowed my husband and I to really enjoy ourselves and absorb all of the little moments that played out throughout the evening. And the food, let me just tell you...delicious. All of the food -- from appetizers to main course to dessert -- was SO SO good!! While we won’t be throwing another wedding here, rest assured that we will ALWAYS stop in for a drink and dinner every time we visit San Francisco!! ... Read more

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    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Restaurant, Waterfront

    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, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Clean Up, Event Planner, Liability Insurance, Set Up

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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