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 recep​tions or seated ceremonies.

​Reservations are accepted for rental until May ​31, 2018. Permanent closure of this venue will occur in Summer 2018.​


Room

SF

Capacity*

Standing

Banquet

Theater

Classroom

Boar​d Rm

Bay View Room

4,250

350

250

300

132

60

Board Room

300

-

-

-

-

10

Breakout Room A

​155

-

-

-

-

10

Buy​​o​ut

4,855

350

250

300

132

80

​*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

  • Wheelchair accessibility

  • Wi-Fi available (additional fees may apply)

  • Limited paid parking

  • Board Room 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 event 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

Pre-qualified caterers must be selected to cater your event or meeting. Alcohol must be served by companies with full service liquor liability insurance coverage

For meeting rentals, alcohol is not permitted unless a reception fee is paid.​

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