The exterior of the Galleria building at the San Francisco Design Center gives you no clue as to what’s inside—all you see are sky and trees reflected in a gleaming, four-story façade of more than 700 individual glass panes. Walk through the front doors, however, and you get a sense of what the world would be like if top designers were in charge.
Weddings shine here, whether they’re intimate or grand. Smaller receptions have plenty of room to spread out on the main floor, which seems to expand upward to the dramatic 60-foot ceiling. The polished light maple hardwood floor in the center can be used for dining or dancing, while the raised stage is ideal for a band or DJ. There’s a built-in beverage bar as well. If you plan to wine and dine hundreds, you can also set tables on the three levels of balconies rising on all sides. Guests thoroughly appreciate the elevated seating, as it provides the perfect vantage for watching the festivities below.
Want to exchange vows here, too? Why not! The atrium makes a lovely setting for a ceremony. Place elegant flower arrangements or rose petals along the aisle, set potted trees laced with lights around the perimeter, or leave the interior just as it is.
The Galleria looks great without decorations, but you can transform it any way you like: Hang a fabric canopy overhead…add colored uplights and a monogram…dazzle your guests with a performer suspended from the ceiling. Asian and Indian weddings often bring in a dance troupe. The accommodating staff welcomes out-of-the-box thinking and encourages you to indulge your imagination.
So go ahead and fantasize—truth is, for any event where you want a quality production with endless options, the Galleria has the resources, the space and, above all, the style.
Amenities included as party of your rental:
- An in-house lighting package (valued at $3,500 retail)
- Built in bar on the main level
- Sizeable inventory of tables and chairs (seating for up 300)
- A large professional stage
- Hardwood dance floor
- Dressing room
- A retractable skylight
- Exposed brick walls