Whether you are planning a small, intimate ceremony or a large, more formal affair, see how the San Francisco Film Centre provides the flexibility to customize and design your dream wedding — with areas to accommodate your ceremony, reception and dinner to celebrate with family and friends.
Inspired by its historical past and beautiful surroundings, the Film Centre’s Palm Room, with adjoining covered veranda, allows your guests to enjoy natural indoor and outdoor spaces in a casually stylish, yet sophisticated location. Expansive views of the historic Main Post of the Presidio and Golden Gate Bridge complete the experience.
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Ceremony on the Lawn
To make your wedding day unforgettable, The San Francisco Film Centre offers the perfect mixture of historic architecture with an intimate, yet sophisticated beauty.
Exchange vows in front of our grand, iconic double doors with your guests seated on the lawn below, the Golden Gate Bridge perfectly staged in the background. For small, intimate nuptials, celebrate on our covered, Spanish tiled veranda. More formal affairs are stylishly elegant in the Palm Room with its natural lighting and expansive views onto the Main Post and Golden Gate Bridge. Off-site Presidio chapels are also available just minutes away.
- Lawn areas to say “I do’s”
- Historic arched entry doors provide the perfect backdrop as you exchange your vows
- Picturesque views in nearby National Park areas
Enjoy the many beautiful backdrops this National Park venue has to offer your photographer to capture the moment.
Cocktail Hour on the Veranda
Indoor and outdoor areas flow beautifully through French doors that exit the Palm Room to the adjacent veranda. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour on the veranda overlooking our lawn area, which also provides the perfect spot for casual lawn games or picnics.
The Veranda features:
- Covered indoor-outdoor space with graceful arches and wrought iron railings
- Outdoor lighting
- Views of historic Presidio homes
Reception in the Palm Room
The San Francisco Film Centre’s Palm Room creates a unique atmosphere for you and your guests. With approximately 2,775 square feet, it offers a beautiful, light filled canvas complete with Australian Eucalyptus wood floors, potted palms and adjustable track lighting.
Floor to ceiling French doors open up to an adjoining, Spanish tiled and covered veranda where your guests can comfortably enjoy moving from our indoor to outdoor event spaces. Celebrate intimate dinner parties, birthday celebrations, bar mitzvahs, fundraisers and other celebrations for up to 300 guests.
The Palm Room’s warm, natural ambiance with expansive views of the historic Presidio’s Main Post and Golden Gate Bridge provides an exquisite backdrop for your desired type of event.
The Palm Room features:
- 2,775 square foot event space
- Capacity for up to 180 seated or 300 standing guests
- Dance floor with beautiful Australian Eucalyptus hardwood floors
- Floor to ceiling French Doors opening to an outdoor veranda and lawn
- Adjustable track lighting
- Professional kitchen facilities
- Wheelchair accessible
- Ample convenient parking
The San Francisco Film Centre offers a large comfortable conference room for the bridal party to get ready with 12 leather chairs and a small wet bar for your convenience just steps away from the ceremony and reception areas.
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)
- 300 standing reception with veranda
- 150 seated on lawn
- 50 – 80 seated on veranda
The San Francisco Film Centre prefers that the following full service caterers be used for events in the Palm Room. They are professional, reliable vendors offering quality, customer service and value, and are ready to assist you with all the elements of your special event.
They will help you design a delicious, memorable menu and are familiar with our facilities, required policies and procedures ensuring that your event is unique and hassle free.
The 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.
The Presidio Palms Café is our exclusive caterer for weekday events Monday through Thursday and one of our preferred weekend caterers.
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.