12 Beautiful Bridal Shower Venues in San Francisco
Planning a wedding shower in San Francisco? The California city may be a household name nationwide, but with thousands of restaurants and a ton of private event venues, the process of narrowing down the perfect location for a shower is no easy feat. Luckily, having many options to choose from means you won't have to settle in any areas—cuisine, capacity, neighborhood, etc.
In this guide, we've highlighted 12 of San Francisco's most beautiful and beloved bridal shower venues. The list contains restaurants offering various cuisines, a culinary event space, a sightseeing cruise and a cozy cafe. When deciding on the best location for your celebration, consider your budget as well as the spouse-to-be's palate, number of guests, style and interests. Doing so will ensure you're choosing a venue that will satisfy all parties involved—most importantly, your guest of honor.
Does your soonlywed love craft beer? Located in the Bay Area, Barley is a craft beer bar and malt house hosting private events for groups of up to 60. The bar has 20 craft beers on tap, including a variety of IPAs, sours, pilsners, lagers and specialty brews. Throw a shower at Barley, and your event rental comes with an event planning session with Barley's in-house planner, two 55-inch screen TVs, two wireless microphones and a small PA sound system. The food and beverage minimum for your event will vary based on the day, time and party size. If your group loves to sing and celebrate, you can add karaoke to your event for an additional fee, or the Barley team can source a live DJ for you.
Located in Ghirardelli Square, Culinary Artistas is a unique bridal shower venue. The minority- and women-run venue has a capacity of 80 guests for events. With a kitchen, kitchenware, Wi-Fi and a sound system available to you, let the studio's open space be a blank canvas for your shower. If you want a little help, Culinary Artistas offers the following add-ons: on-site catering, a facilities coordinator to assist with setup and cleanup, a rental coordinator to assist with ordering equipment and coordinating delivery or pickup, and an on-site cleaner to take cleanup off of your plate. If you want even more assistance, you can hire Culinary Artistas' trained chefs and event planners to execute a custom event on your behalf.
Cafe Boho restaurant is a cozy setting for all sorts of events—birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate events and, most importantly, bridal showers. Here, there's something for showers of all sizes. Private dining options include an intimate room with backyard access for events of up to 18 guests, a dining room for events with up to 40 guests, or a full restaurant buyout for events with up to 80 guests. Would your guest of honor prefer a brunch event or a dinner party? At Cafe Boho, both choices are on the table. Cafe Boho's chef, Andrei, has experience in American, French and contemporary European cuisines; for your celebration, the restaurant will customize your ideal menu.
Resolute wine bar and restaurant is a wonderful location for pre-wedding day events, like bridal showers for up to 50 guests. The location features large windows, a standout blue bar, plush interiors, floor-to-ceiling wooden wine racks and vintage accents. Plus, it specializes in serving artisan wines from all over the world and beer brewed locally. For special events, Resolute's snack and beverage options cater to all tastes, with drinks on offer ranging from champagne to craft beer, complemented by your choice of small plates, sharing plates, cheese boards, charcuterie and salads.
McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood & Steaks
At McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood & Steaks in Ghirardelli Square, there's not much you can't do when it comes to planning an event. The San Francisco restaurant has four private rooms that can accommodate everything from intimate gatherings of 10 people to full-blown wedding receptions. For seated meals, the Alcatraz Room and the Dolphin Room have a capacity of 60 guests, the Bayview Room can fit up to 90 and the Captain's Room can hold 120. Regardless of the room you choose, your guests will delight in the panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, Hyde Street Pier, Angel Island and Maritime National Historical Park.
Red and White Fleet
Would your soonlywed love to cruise the San Francisco Bay during their shower? If so, Red and White Fleet is here to help you execute an event on the water. The business, family owned since 1892 (and the oldest sightseeing company in the city), hosts private cruises—and you won't be limited by the size of your guest list, as they can welcome groups as large as 600. Your event selections are truly endless. For catering, you can choose from a hot, appetizer or brunch buffet. Red and White Fleet will also help you coordinate entertainment and a theme for your event.
For a one-of-a-kind shower experience, look no further than Berber, a Moroccan restaurant featuring live cirque entertainment. At 6,000 square feet, the venue describes itself as "a modern and exotic speakeasy venue for any special occasion." Hold an unforgettable shower inside the Atlas Room and Spice Bar & Lounge, Berber's main dining room and bar, where you can sip on North African spirits. Also available is the Skylight Mezzanine, featuring—as implied—a skylight and a secluded entrance, for seated dinner events of up to 25. To go all out, host a seated dinner show at Le Souk Supper Club; Berber's event center, Le Souk has thrown over 600 live shows and events—and your shower could be next.
San Francisco's Marina District is home to Maybeck's, a restaurant boasting a California-inspired seasonal menu. The highly rated eatery recently reopened, refreshing all aspects—team, menus, interiors and more. The stylish space is brought to life with vibrant blue hues, stylish decor and a copper-topped bar. Maybeck's is also home to a wine shop inside the restaurant that sells domestic and imported wines. The shop also serves as a private dining space, making for a cool shower setting…especially if your guest of honor is a vino enthusiast. Your event will be complemented by Maybeck's delicacies, like handmade pasta, well-crafted cocktails and delicious desserts.
Crystal chandeliers, chocolate leather banquettes and turquoise velvet chairs are just a few of the show-stopping elements at The Dorian. This New American restaurant has several semi-private and private rooms that can be utilized for events; if you're planning a large shower, the venue is also available for a full buyout. For the bride wanting a micro shower, the Dorian's Communal Table can accommodate groups of 14 to 16. For a midsize event, the Study has room for 40, and the Drawing Room has room for 60. Highlights of the Study include a private bar, a TV and lounge seating; the Drawing Room has 20-foot ceilings, a chandelier and its own bar as well. The staff at the Dorian will work with you to customize your entire event—from menus to decor, and beyond.
One Market Restaurant
What's not to love about One Market? Offering farm-to-table cuisine, city vistas, private dining rooms, stellar service and more, the restaurant has maintained a glowing reputation since its inception. It also serves as an event and wedding venue, with more than two decades of experience. One Market has four event spaces—the Club Room, the Atrium Room, the Wine & Wall Room and the Pavilion. The Club Room and the Atrium Room, both of which are fully private and can host 42 seated, can also be combined for larger events. Add-ons at One Market include flowers, audio-visual equipment, valet parking and gift bags. The Wine & Wall Room, with a capacity of 100 guests, has even more fun upgrades, like karaoke, photo booths, green screen photos and arcade games.
Capo's Chicago Pizza & Fine Italian Dinners
For the soonlywed who loves pizza, Capo's serves up and celebrates Chicago-style pizzas in San Francisco's Little Italy. Capo's hosts the full spectrum of events—rehearsal dinners, receptions, birthdays, graduations, holiday parties and showers. The restaurant's aesthetic is brought to life by Prohibition-era decor, leather booths, mahogany interiors and Chicago memorabilia. Capo's offers private event buyouts for lunch or dinner every day of the week. Lunch events can run for up to two hours, and dinner events four hours. The venue's capacity is 45 seated, 60 standing and 12 seated at the bar. Lunch and dinner packages include Capo's house bar—comprised of the house white and red wines, as well as artisan craft beers.
Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant
A wedding shower at Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant will be anything but ordinary. Al-Masri is unique off the bat because it is the only Egyptian restaurant in Northern California featuring authentic Egyptian cuisine and belly dancing entertainment. The eatery's interiors are inspired by the royal tomb of King Tut, so you won't need to do much decorating. Regardless of whether your event is small or large (up to 75 people), Al-Masri can accommodate your needs. Private party menus include salads, your choice of entrees—vegetarian options are available—and desserts. From the next-level decor to the above average menu, a shower here has the potential to be a memorable experience.