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Observation Post
Exterior View of the Observation Post


No other venue in San Francisco brings guests closer to awe-inspiring Golden Gate views than the Observation Post at the Presidio. With an open floor plan and panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Crissy Field, and the Marin Headlands, the ballroom is ideal for celebrations and ceremonies as well as meetings and retreats. An adjacent lawn is available for standing receptions or seated ceremonies.

 

Reservations are accepted up to two years in advance.

   
Room SF Capacity*
Standing Banquet Theater Classroom Board Rm
Bay View Room 4,250 350 250 300 132      60 
Board Room 300 N/A N/A N/A N/A 10
Breakout Room A 155 N/A N/A N/A N/A 10
Breakout Room B 305 N/A N/A N/A N/A 10
Breakout Room C 155 N/A N/A N/A N/A 10
Breakout Room D 150 N/A N/A N/A N/A 10
Buyout 5,315 350 250 300 132 110

 

*Capacities are estimates only; actual maximum guest count will be approved by the Presidio Trust based on proposed layout and equipment use. Banquet capacity estimate based on 60” round tables with 10 people per table.

 

Amenities

  • Expansive Bay and Golden Gate Bridge Views
  • Large lawn area with for receptions or seated ceremonies
  • Caterer's prep area
  • Guest check-in and coat room area
  • Easy load-in and load-out access
  • Brides Room/Lounge Area
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wi-Fi available (additional fees may apply)
  • Limited paid parking
  • Board and breakout rooms are available for rent
  • Meeting Rentals Only: Rental includes up to 15 tables and 150 chairs, plus initial room set-up. Supply is based on available inventory and is for indoor use only. Additional items may be rented through the Presidio Trust or outside vendor
 
 
Hours
The reception rental period includes up to ten hours, between the hours of 8 am and midnight, inclusive of setup and cleanup.
 
The meeting rental period includes up to nine hours, between the hours of 7 am to 6 pm on Mondays through Fridays and 8 am to 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, inclusive of set-up and cleanup.

  
Catering
Caterers must be approved within 90 days of your event date or Presidio Foods Catering must be selected. Alcohol must be served by companies with full service liquor liability insurance coverage
 
Events
All food and beverage must be provided by a full service catering company carrying the specified commercial general liability insurance.

Meetings
All food and beverage must be provided by a drop-off/pick-up catering service carrying the specified commercial general liability insurance. Social receptions after a meeting will have additional fees. Alcohol is not permitted unless a reception fee is paid.
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 Contact Us

 

Presidio Event Venues
T: (415) 561-5444
F: (415) 561-7604
E: events@presidiotrust.gov

 

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