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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate — These Top San Francisco Event Venues Are Perfect For Your Holiday Party

The Regency Center with red uplighting for holiday party venue in San Francisco | PartySlate

Here at PartySlate, we always look forward to the holiday season. This festive time of year is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with loved ones — and your favorite co-workers — all while enjoying great food and inspiring décor. These San Francisco event venues promise to set the stage for a joyous private or corporate holiday party. From picturesque wineries to glamorous hotel ballrooms, these top venues remind us why we love holiday celebrations  — especially in San Francisco.
*list in alphabetical order

Calistoga Ranch

photograph courtesy of Calistoga Ranch

For a Cozy Cave-Like Room…

For a holiday gathering with an intimate feel — regardless of size — we love the Wine Cave and Founders Room. This indoor space, carved into the hillside, boasts stone walls and iron chandeliers. The adjacent Founders Room is the perfect breakout space to set up a Christmas tree or Menorah display.

  • Situated in a private canyon
  • On-site vineyard and hiking trails
  • 50 free-standing guest lodges
Calistoga Ranch

Calistoga Ranch

San Francisco, CA

Four Seasons San Francisco

Santa and ballerina dance at corporate holiday part at Four Seasons San Francisco | PartySlate
photographer: Misti Layne

For a spacious ballroom and flexible floorplan…

For a large-scale holiday party, we love the Veranda Ballroom at Four Seasons San Francisco. The room can easily be partitioned, while several break out rooms allow for a flexible floor plan. This WIPA celebration took advantage of the spacious layout to set up a dance floor — complete with a performing ballerina and Santa Claus.

  • Located in the heart of the city
  • 5-star luxury property
  • Staging and audio-visual amenities available
Four Seasons San Francisco

Four Seasons San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco City Hall

Corporate holiday party with blue lighting at San Francisco City Hall | PartySlate
photographer: Angela Decenzo

For opulent architecture and opulent design…

For a visually-stunning holiday celebration, we love the Rotunda at San Francisco City Hall. The Grand Staircase is a perfect place to see and be seen — as well as showcase holiday greenery. We love how this corporate holiday party featured a lit-up Christmas tree at the top of the Grand Staircase, creating a dramatic (and very ‘grammable) backdrop.

  • Historic landmark building
  • Beaux-Arts design
  • 24-karat gold, 306-feet high ceiling
San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco, CA

Solage, an Auberge Resort

Dinner reception with amber uplighting and drapery at Solage, an Auberge Resort | PartySlate
photograph courtesy of Solange, an Auberge Resort

For a transformative modern farmhouse…

The Solstice, a 3,500 square foot modern-day farmhouse, is the perfect venue for a vibrant holiday soirée. The vaulted ceiling and exposed beams allow for imaginative installations, while the polished concrete flooring offers gobo lighting opportunities. We especially love how sliding window-walls open to two outdoor terraces

  • Stunning views of the Palisades Mountains
  • Award-winning cuisine
  • Private cottages available
Solage, an Auberge Resort

Solage, an Auberge Resort

San Francisco, CA

Story on Union

photograph courtesy of Story on Union

For raw elegance and an intimate ambiance…

For a trendy holiday party with a neighborhood feel, we love Story on Union. Exposed brick, walled-mirrors, and wood floors create a raw and elegant ambiance. We especially love how the icicle-like pendant lighting adds the perfect holiday touch. A full kitchen allows for onsite cooking and catering.

  • Located on Union Street in Cow Hollow neighborhood
  • 638-square-feet of indoor space
  • Full kitchen with cocktail/wine bar
Story on Union

Story on Union

San Francisco, CA

The Estate Yountville

Dinner reception at The Estate Yountville | PartySlate
photography courtesy of The Estate Yountville

For antique design and contemporary amenities…

The Barrel Room harkens back to the original 1870 Groezinger Winery with its wrought iron chandeliers and vaulted ceilings. Of course, holiday parties can still feature modern amenities, such as theatrical and task lighting. We especially love how hosts can choose between a complimentary hot chocolate or s’mores station.

  • Situated on a 22-acre village-within-a-village
  • Choice of two luxury hotels
  • Unique recreation experiences available, including zen pools and hot air balloon tours
The Estate Yountville

The Estate Yountville

San Francisco, CA

The Regency Center

Holiday party with flannel décor and evergreen trees at The Regency Center in San Francisco, CA | PartySlate
photographer: Jim Vetter Photography

For a vibrant celebration with multiple breakout spaces…

The Lodge, one of The Regency Center’s three private event spaces, boasts a fully functioning 1909 Austin pipe organ, stained glass windows, and dark wood-paneled walls. We love how this Yelp holiday party decorated the working fireplace with pinecones and candles for a winter-glam effect.

  • Renowned example of Scottish Rite temple architecture
  • Three levels of venue space
  • Full-range of production capabilities
The Regency Center

The Regency Center

San Francisco, CA

Viansa Sonoma

Rustic dinner reception at Viansa Sonoma | PartySlate
photographer: Jasmine Lee Photography

For a rustic space with vineyard access…

Viansa Sonoma’s spacious indoor venue features polished wood floors and a stunning vaulted ceiling. Exposed beams are the perfect place to string twinkling lights or winter greenery. Best of all, guests can visit the marketplace post-celebration to finish their holiday shopping. 

  • 270-degree views of Sonoma Valley
  • 33 acres of estate vineyards and 97 acres of natural wetlands
  • Award-winning wine production
Viansa Sonoma

Viansa Sonoma

San Francisco, CA

The Westin St. Francis

Elegant dinner party at The Westin St. Francis | PartySlate
photograph courtesy of The Westin St. Francis

For a deluxe venue in the heart of the city…

Guests arrive at the St Francis Suite through a hardwood foyer with stylish overhead lighting. An adjacent Study and Library provide breakout rooms for dancing or catering. The East Room wows guests with its wood-paneled walls and regal fireplace. We especially love how the ornately-carved ceiling features octagrams — reminiscent of festive snowflakes. 

  • 35 newly renovated rooms
  • Onsite event planning staff, including award-winning culinary staff
  • Audiovisual services provided by PSAV
The Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis

San Francisco, CA