• The Palm Room

    The San Francisco Film Centre’s Palm Room with approximately 2,775 square feet offers a beautiful light filled canvas with Australian Eucalyptus wood floors, potted palms and adjustable track lighting to help create a unique atmosphere for you and your guests.

    With floor to ceiling French doors that open up to an adjoining private Spanish tiled covered veranda, your guests can comfortably enjoy moving from our indoor to outdoor event spaces celebrating intimate dinner parties, birthday celebrations, bar mitzvahs, fundraisers and other celebrations for up to 300 guests.

    The Palm Room features a warm natural ambiance with expansive views of the historic Presidio’s Main Post and Golden Gate Bridge which provides you with the backdrop for your desired type of event.

    • Unique/Historic event space
    • Covered veranda with graceful arches and wrought iron railings
    • Adjustable lighting
    • Dance floor
    • Professional kitchen facilities
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Ample convenient parking


    Your guests will have the perfect space to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour on the spacious covered tiled veranda that overlooks our lawn area which can be used for casual lawn games or picnics.

    Use your imagination to create an ideal outdoor lounge space on the veranda during your event utilizing both indoor and outdoor spaces all flowing through the beautiful French doors.

    The San Francisco Film Centre will give your guests an opportunity to enjoy being in a unique and historic venue in the heart of the Presidio and the Golden Gate National Park.

    • Outdoor lighting
    • Overlooks historic Presidio homes

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    There are special rates for non-profit organizations, for more specific information and pricing please contact our event manager at 415-561-2264 or submit an online request form.

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  • Conference Room

    The San Francisco Film Centre offers a large comfortable conference room with 12 leather chairs and a small wet bar upon request with Palm Room rental events.


    Commercial Catering Facilities

    A professionally equipped catering kitchen is located in the San Francisco Film Centre’s lower level.

    • Radiant Broiler
    • 6-burner range with oven
    • Roast and hold ovens
    • Plating tables
    • Large Walk In Cooler
    • Ice machine


    Capacity and Floorplans


    • 150 seated (with dance floor)
    • 180 seated (without dance floor)
    • 80-120 seated (with dance floor and buffet stations)

    Reception Style

    • 300 standing reception with veranda

  • Preferred Vendors

    Let our preferred catering and event professionals help you with all the details to bring you’re wedding, special event and corporate vision to life at the San Francisco Film Centre.

    Our diverse list is comprised of experienced caterers who will help you design a special menu for your event and are familiar with our facilities, the required policies and procedures. They will work with you to ensure that your event is unique and hassle free.

    The San Francisco Film Centre’s professionally equipped catering kitchen is located in the lower level with easy access for catering staff to service your guests every need.

    Best Beverage Catering, our exclusive bar service, will accommodate your specific bar needs for a seamless event offering many different packages for you to choose from and will work with your event budget.

    The San Francisco Film Centre prefers that the following full service caterers be used for special events in the Palm Room. They are professional, reliable vendors offering quality, customer service and value, and they are ready to assist you in all the elements of your special event.

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    Best Beverage Catering, our exclusive bar service, will work with your budget to accommodate all your specific refreshment requirements. Choose from several different packages or create a bar menu specially tailored to your unique party motif.

    Betty Zlatchin Catering
    Paul Robertson Floral
    Elaine Bell Catering
    Gatsby Entertainment
    Hugh Groman Group

    Knights Catering
    Aurora Catering

    Bi-Rate Catering
    Carrie Dove Catering
    Culinary Eye Catering
    Global Gourmet Catering
    Grace Street Catering

    LRE Catering
    McCalls Catering
    Melons Catering & Events
    Taste Catering