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Epic, Historic Victorian Mansion

Oakland | Clinton

$110 per hour
100
Responds within 4 hours
PLEASE READ ALL. Featured in many films, catalogs and commercials, this historic Victorian mansion features amazing architecture. Same architect as the James Flood Mansion, one of San Francisco's oldest and most most famous buildings. This website only allows 20 pics, so it's not possible to show all the details. Bedrooms MAYBE available. If you must have bedrooms, please inquire before reserving. Rate quoted is for up to 5 people. Each added person is $5 per hour.

Timeless House on 1 Acre with Stunning Views

San Rafael

$200 per hour
25
2Responds within 4 hours
Hello, thanks for looking at our place. The house's simple and timeless design evolves around sunlight, enjoyment of nature and symbolizes the famous modern California lifestyle in its best form. It was built in 1963 and has a few mid-century modern touches, but still feels as fresh as 1963. It is a great backdrop for many event and production types and is easy to adjust for your specific needs or style vision. Please host your event in our open social spaces, on the extra large and deep deck or the 1 acre garden. Contact us for any questions. We like to make your event special.

Unique Remodeled Landmark

San Francisco | Russian Hill

$1250 per hour
500
Welcome to our unique World: preserved authenticity meets modern culture! Breathtaking for its' uniqueness yet rich with history. Ideal for conferences, parties, workshops, executive retreats, educational events, cocktail events, galas and more.

Sophisticated North Beach Lounge

San Francisco | Financial District

$230 per hour
225
4Responds within 4 hours
HELLO! Thank you for considering our space for your upcoming event. Please read this section to the end as many of your questions will be answered here. We believe each event should be unique. Whether you're hosting a corporate meeting, holiday party, family reunion, engagement party, fundraiser or other special occasion, our signature services provide a stress-free environment designed exclusively for your event. HISTORY OF OUR SPACE & ENTERTAINMENT Our venue is located on the infamous Broadway Street in the old legendary Jazz Workshop venue. It was here where the greats: Miles Davis, James Moody, John Coltrane, Lenny Bruce & other legends performed. We continue the tradition of hosting live music every week. We are also well equipped for bands, DJs, and other entertainment should you want that addition to your event. We have an entertainment permit that allows us to play music until 2am! No additional permits or insurance required. VENUE SPECIFICATIONS & INCLUDED AMENITIES -3,000 square feet -two bars -outdoor patio -full staff (bartender, bar back, on-site management, door host) -A/V: LCD projector + 120" projector screen, custom lighting, in-house sound system -two hours of set up time before the event -clean up VENUE FEE & BAR MINIMUM Depending on your group size, day of the week and time frame, we will let you know what the bar minimum is for your particular booking. The bar can be hosted by you (where you pay for your guests drinks) or can be a cash bar (where your guests pay for their own drinks). The bar minimum remains the same whether you host the bar or your guests pay. Please note: when not hosting private events, we operate as a lounge that's open to the public. Our bar minimums are relative to your group size and whether or not we will be closing to the public for your event. SITE VISITS We invite by for a site visit before your event. We typically offer venue tours Tuesday-Thursday afternoons, but message us to coordinate a time. PAST CLIENTS -Airbnb -Amazon -Accenture -Google -Facebook -Intel -Pixar -Uber -Visa -Yelp Please inquire for pricing: • Premium Bar Options • DJ • Photo Booth • Murder Mystery • Jazz Band • Popcorn station • Mixology activation

Stunning Design Palo Alto/ Stanford

Menlo Park | University Heights

$400 per hour
30
Stunning Design Heart of Silicon Valley - Palo Alto/ Stanford/Sand Hill Road Upscale light-filled architect designed contemporary house in the Heart of Silicon Valley. Prime location- Minutes from STANFORD, PALO ALTO, Sand Hill road and VC/Tech community offices. Easy Access- 20 mins from Airport -45 mins from SF- 20 mins from San Jose. Great for shoots or small off-sites or dinners. Not available for parties

Historic venue in Mid-Market SF

San Francisco | Tenderloin

$1600 per hour
1400
Available 7-days a week 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM Our space is ideal for ​conferences, seminars, corporate or private parties/events, executive retreats and off-sites, educational events, town halls, dinners, cocktail events and more. This space features historic bank vaults, neoclassical architecture, breakout rooms, newly renovated restrooms, wifi, wheelchair access, security, admin fees, janitorial services, public transportation

Treasure Island - a Bay Area destination t

San Francisco | Treasure Island

$350 per hour
250
There is a kitchen on site which requires additional contract and policies to use • When renting the City View Hall does not provide any tables, chairs, linens, audio equipment, etc, during your rental time, that requires additional charge and fee and are happy to provide more information • Renters are free to choose their own rental company; we do not restrict you to a specific list, but are happy to make recommendations. • City View Hall Events Manager will be accessible throughout your event. The manager will ensure that the venue and surrounding site are ready for your event, and will meet with you prior to the beginning of your event. The manager will be accessible to you at any time during your event.

Eclectic vintage- bartender included!

San Francisco | Mission District

$150 per hour
52
3
Our 1,200 square foot storefront features multiple vignettes brimming with mid-century furniture, decor, and art. Design elements of the store feature reclaimed wood walls, wood floors, and original victorian tin-paneled walls and ceiling. Second 300 square foot room has an authentic speakeasy feel with reclaimed wood walls, rustic lighting and decor, built-in bar, and record listening loft reachable by rustic wood ladder. Rental includes a bartender for the night, recycling, and glassware. We love hosting birthday parties, holiday get-togethers, work shin-digs or creative meetings, and dinner parties! The back bar room is opened up and features a beautiful live edge wood bar and a live-edge wood shelf along the wall for drinks and food. Above the bar is a wood-lined loft space w/ skylight for lounging and watching the party below! Food and drinks are bring-your-own, but we can put together a customized drink package and provide all beer, wine, cocktails, and ice for an additional fee if you would like. Please read all rules carefully: A damage deposit in the form of a check or credit card authorization in the amount of $300 is to be provided in person at the start of each booking. Provided there are no damages to the space, this deposit will be returned at the end of the booking. Event rentals include both our entire store and the speakeasy bar. In order to prevent damage we clear the store of small breakables and provide plenty of coasters and napkins on furniture in order to further prevent damage. During events an employee of the space will be on-site to do any further damage control, gather used glassware, and restock as needed. If any irreparable damage is done to furniture or items due to negligence or rowdy behavior these costs of damage will be deducted from deposit. Alcohol and food are to be provided by renter and is to be served in the bar room. Drinks and food can be consumed throughout the store as long as guests are effectively using coasters, napkins, and trays provided. It is up to Carousel SF staff's judgement in determining this. ALCOHOL RULES: 1) There is to be NO SELLING OF ALCOHOL whatsoever without the proper special event permit, which can be obtained here for a minimal fee: http://www.abc.ca.gov/forms/pdfspc.html 2) Bartender will ID guests who appear to be under 30, with absolutely NO serving of alcohol to minors. 2) A maximum of 2 signature cocktails can be served with up to 3 ingredients, in addition to beer and wine, to avoid backup at the bar and to keep things moving smoothly. 3) Use of our bartender is non-negotiable as he/she is also responsible for keeping an eye on the backroom, safety of guests, and to prevent any damage to the space. It is also up to the bartender's discretion to cut off or escort out any overly drunk or rowdy guests in order to prevent damage to the space. Store and bar room are wheelchair accessible, restroom is not and has 5 steps leading up to it. Store is constantly changing, so any in-store vignettes seen before event might be different by the time of the actual event, but we always have several fun, vintage themed set ups to enjoy during your event. Generally, our space is available to be rented OUTSIDE of our open business hours (see below), but if you would like to rent the store during our open hours listed below there will be an ADDITIONAL FEE of $100/hour to close the store for use. Store's open business hours are: Monday: closed Tuesday: closed Wednesday: 12-7 Thursday: 2-7 Friday: 12-7 Saturday:12-7 Sunday:12-6 End time can be as late as 12am Sun-Thurs. and 1:00am on Fridays and Saturdays (NYE and Halloween excepted). Set up and break down MUST be completed w/in the rental period. Please book additional time if you think you will need extra time setting up or breaking down. Carousel staff and bartender will gather glassware, recyclables, and bar trash at the end of the night, but IT IS UP TO RENTER TO GATHER AND PACK OUT ANY FOOD LEFTOVERS OR FOOD RELATED TRASH AT THE END OF THE EVENT. Bartender will box up any leftover drinks/ingredients and clean up behind the bar. Ideally all leftovers and belongings are to be packed out by you after the event, but in extreme circumstances renter may neatly stack leftovers and PICK UP NO LATER THAN 12PM THE FOLLOWING DAY (if after 12pm storage fees apply). *Generally 30 minutes is enough time for both set up, and clean up/shut down of event. All guests must be out of store by end of rental period or additional fees apply.

Spacious Natural Light Studio on the Coast

Half Moon Bay

$125 per hour
15
Our bright and airy 1500 square foot studio is the perfect space for your photoshoot or offsite meeting. Just 30 minutes south of San Francisco in the Half Moon Bay Harbor we have a full kitchen, large conference table, tons of natural light and free, easy parking. Take a break and stroll down to the harbor or arrange for a lunch pickup from one of our local recommendations. AMENITIES 1,500 Square Feet High Ceilings North facing wall of windows Concrete floors Sheer curtains Room darkening panels (approx. 90% blackout) Large conference table for 6 Lounge area with couch, armchair and coffee table Full kitchen with Nespresso, tea and filtered water Full bathroom with shower WiFi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Printer, shredder, office supplies White board (4’x6’) (4) Workstations Plenty of free, easy parking Street level load in + loading dock AVAILABILITY + PRICING Available 8:00am-8:00pm, M-F Minimum 5 hour rental Weekend and extended hours may be available and will be billed according to our overtime rate. Cleaning fee included in minimum hourly rate INCLUDED WITH RENTAL (no charge) Extension cords Power strips Ladders (2) 6’ Folding tables (2) 4’’ Folding tables (4) Folding chairs (4) Apple boxes Foam Core Folding makeup chair Steamer Wardrobe racks + basic hangers Hand trucks Burro Stands PHOTO EQ AVAILABLE FOR RENT (ADDITIONAL CHARGE) Seamless, various Elinchrom Octabox Westcott background stand Matthews junior double riser rolling stand Uncle Sam HOUSE RULES Please return the space as you have found it, and remember that all wrap and clean up time is inclusive of booking hours. -Studio may be used for photography, video or similar, with the exception of those activities that require, but are not limited to, the use of specialized ventilation, chemicals or flammable props. Studio may be used only for legal business activities. -There is absolutely NO SMOKING, alcoholic beverages, non-prescription or illegal drugs allowed in the studio. -Excess trash that does not fit in the bins provided will need to be disposed of off premises. -Space is suitable for up to 15 people- please inquire if you will have more. COVID-19 SAFETY: The studio is fully cleaned and disinfected prior to the arrival of all new guests. Please be prepared to follow the recommended CDPH guidelines and safety procedures while working in the studio, including 1) wearing a face mask at all times, 2) washing and sanitizing your hands at regular intervals, and 3) maintaining a 6-foot distance from others wherever possible. We have a limited amount of PPE and cleaning supplies on site, but encourage you to bring your own. INSURANCE: Please provide a COI. Insurance may be obtained through Eventhelper.com. Please list the host as additional insured. EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED: Marea Productions agrees to provide equipment in good working order, but makes no guarantees as to equipment’s functionality or suitability for Renter’s purposes. Company is not liable for acts out of its control such as power outages, weather or emergencies. In such cases, Marea Productions will refund a prorated portion of Renter’s payment based on actual times studio was non-usable. Renter agrees to return all equipment in the condition it was provided and to notify personnel of Marea Productions Inc. of any damage, failure, or change in equipment provided.

Rustic Underground Lounge in the Mission

San Francisco | Mission District

$350 per hour
100
Very private and spacious, with a subtle and warm ambience. This large lounging space is ideal for conferences, art gatherings, parties, you name it! This space is a blank canvas. Can sit up to 100 people, we also offer catering packages to fit your specific needs. Can offer bar service as well. You don't have to worry about cleaning, we'll take care of that!

Versatile Cafe Style Gallery Space

San Francisco | Inner Sunset

$95 per hour
8
Flexible gallery space, perfect for production and content creation such as photoshoots, video shoots, and podcasting, as well as client and team meetings, workshops, and trainings. Pop-ups to allow local online customers to have a pick-up location and save money on shipping fees. Due to Covid space fits 4-8 seated or 3 customers standing and can be rearranged in many different configurations to meet your particular needs. High ceilings, great lighting, artistic, industrial aesthetic with welcoming vibes surrounded by colorful local seasonal art that is changed out at the beginning of each season. Space offers Wifi, adjustable height tables, stools/chairs. Upstairs loft space is available for an extra fee and is perfect for a DJ or small lounge area overlooking the main space. There is also space for catering; however, we do not have a food prep kitchen. Catering through off-site vendor partners available upon request, ask for details. There is a sink, toaster oven, and bathroom available as well. A host will be present when you arrive for your event. We will have the space set up for you prior to your arrival and the host will help set up any food or equipment you bring. Our space is available for rent on weekdays, some evenings, and weekends. There is free parking in the surrounding neighborhood and metered parking a couple of blocks up. The space is also accessible by bus and streetcar. We recommend inquiries and/or site visits prior to booking so we can suggest set up and get a clear understanding of your needs.

Creative Space With Tons of Natural Light

San Francisco | Cow Hollow

$130 per hour
40
Responds within 3 hours
We are an open flex space we use for our own events for the artistic and creative community. When we are not holding our own events, this space is yours! The natural light pours in from the windows on all sides of the space, also creates fresh air flow from the Bay. Our space boasts: -Freshly updated with unique and beautiful design aesthetic -2nd floor, private and secure space -Bright, natural light -Photography backdrops with automatic controls (multiple colors) -Tables and chairs included (seating for 25) -Projector -Onsite team to help you set up -Private entrance -2 offices for use in addition to main room -Private bathroom -Disco ball!

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