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The University Club of San Francisco

800 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA, CA
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(415) 781-0900

About Us

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


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 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.


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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  • 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


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

    $ 3,500.00

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

    $ 3,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


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

    $ 1,500.00

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

    $ 1,500.00

    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?


    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 20.00

    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

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