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Featured activation spaces in Bay Area, San Francisco

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

Epic, Historic Victorian Mansion

Oakland | Clinton

$110 per hour
100
PLEASE READ ALL. Featured in many films, catalogs and commercials, this historic Victorian mansion features amazing architecture. This website only allows 20 pics, so it's not possible to show all the details. Rate quoted is for up to 5 people. Each added person is $10 per hour. The following spaces are included. OTHER SPACES POSSIBLY AVAILABLE, ONLY if agreed to in writing. Anything not agreed to in writing cannot be filmed, or entered. Extensive Garden + Grounds Two dining rooms Two foyers Living room All interior spaces described are on the same floor. All other spaces and floors cannot be entered without prior written approval. Rules: 1) Please keep in mind that people live in the mansion and treat them with respect. 2) While your rental allows access to the rooms stated, your team may only be in TWO rooms at a time. This enables you to have one room on camera, while the crew is in an adjacent room off camera. You may not "take over" three rooms at a time. 3) The foyers are the most difficult place to shoot, because they are needed for passage between rooms. If you elect to shoot in a foyer, please be respectful of the residents' need to pass through. 4) The kitchen is not available. It is reserved for use of the residents. 5) Out of respect for residents, please use ONLY the basement bathroom. 6) Street parking is consistently very easy. On-site parking MAY be available IF arranged in advance. No on-site parking without prior arrangement. 7) Due to ongoing improvements, and the challenges of constantly updating photos, decor may differ from posted photos. 8) No violence may be depicted on the property. Nudity is allowed, but NOT waist down, frontal. 9) Owner may provide rights to film some of the artwork, without charge. To be filmed, this artwork must be explicitly stated, in writing. Filming any artwork or copyrighted material without owner’s written approval is at your own legal risk. 10) Anyone not on camera shall wear shoe coverings. 11) Please clean up after yourselves.
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.

Versatile Cafe Style Gallery Space

San Francisco | Inner Sunset

$95 per hour
8
1
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.

Book the Grand Theater: A Historic Venue

San Francisco | Mission District

$375 per hour
670
Gray Area has retrofitted the historic Grand Theater with modern day sound, lighting and visual capabilities. Located in the vibrant Mission District of San Francisco, Gray Area is the perfect environment for your next event. Gray Area is proud to offer a community rentals program to organizations with nonprofit 501(c)3 status to leverage our space for community support and social good. Events or organizations that qualify for this program must satisfy one or more of the following program goals: 1) to serve the local Mission District community 2) to elevate and organize around issues of social justice 3) to support, or increase visibility of, underserved communities 4) to advance under-supported fields in the arts and/or in technology

Sunnyside/Glen Park Bright & Airy Archway

San Francisco | Sunnyside

$75 per hour
25
This is a large event space and ideal venue in a convenient location of San Francisco to host your next event. With plenty of free and un-metered street parking in this Sunnyside neighborhood, you can get all your equipment in and out of this space with ease. Well trained pets are welcomed!  Once inside, you will be wowed with plenty of natural sunlight, soaring pitched high ceilings, and a large floor space. There are plentiful seating accommodations available in this event venue including dining room table, folding tables and a Ping-Pong table that can be removed. There is also an ADA bathroom. Additionally, event bookers have the option to book the kitchen as an add-on. Kitchen is an additional $175 an hour, otherwise it is not available and will be closed during your event. The overall size of the spaces available for booking add up to 1500 square feet.  This space is perfect for meetings, graduation events, bridal showers, bridal parties, birthdays, photoshoots, parties, lectures, performances, and so much more! The Location - Centrally located in San Francisco (convenient location) - Right off the 280 - 2 min walk to Safeway - 6 min walk to City College - 3 min drive to Whole Foods - 5 min drive to Glen Park Bart Station - Restaurant right next door that has party tray menus   - Mexican taco truck down the street - Coffee shop across the street The Space - 12' tall ceilings - Whiteboard and Markers - Samsung Smart TV on wheels  - Seating for up to 30 people (+ more including couches, dining chairs, lounge chairs) - Surround sound speaker systems  - Portable JBL speaker - Outside patio  - Ping-Pong table (can be removed) - Dining room table (can be removed)  - Kid mats (foam) - Wifi  - Desk - Computer - Pets allowed (must be well trained) Add on - Full Kitchen with microwave, oven, stove top, dishwasher, refrigerator, and tableware

Bright & Airy Flex Space in the Castro

San Francisco | The Castro

$125 per hour
75
Plan your next big celebration, work off-site or art exhibition at this amazing flex space located on Market Street between Castro and Noe Streets! The space features tall ceilings, lots of natural light and an open layout. In addition to the main room, there is a smaller room upstairs with a view into the main space and provides a separate area for people to gather. The space would be ideal for birthday gatherings, dinner parties, art exhibitions, team off-sites, and other one-time workshops or events. Additional features: - Separate prep kitchen with sink is located in the rear of the building away from the main gathering areas - Bose music player is available for you to connect your iPhone for music to be played - Extra large 120” x 42” table with 8 stools provided - Up to 2 folding tables can be setup upon request - BYO food or pickup/cater from one of the many wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood. We ask that all food and packaging be bagged up and thrown out at the end of your event. - Conveniently located near public transit. Metered and free parking available in the neighborhood.

Modern open industrial space + lounge

Alameda

$195 per hour
80
4
The rental includes our Main Space + Outdoor Patio + Lounge. We offer a beautiful, easily transformable space with plenty of amenities included in your rental: 50 wooden padded folding chairs Handmade wooden tables Small kitchen space Bluetooth surround sound speakers Bar area 2 wheelchair friendly restrooms Warm Edison bulb lighting Plants and Art On-site Event Host Available to add on: Event Design, Event Coordination & Pre-Set of Tables and chairs A full selection of functional and stylish on site rentals AV Equipment Extra staff including Bussers, Servers or Bartender Capacity is max 80 guests for the mains space and up to 120 when adding on the Art Gallery area (+$75/hr) This space is bookable 7 days a week! 5 am - 1 am. Weekends: Parties / large groups (50+) 4 hrs minimum Weekdays: 8+ hr bookings are available M-F 6am-12 am for corporate meetings, photo shoots, video productions, pop ups, retreats, think tanks, photo shoots and more! Let us know your next big idea and we'll make it happen!

Loft filled with natural light

Oakland | McClymonds

$90 per hour
40
This is a live work loft. I live upstairs and my bedroom door remains locked during events! The space downstairs is an open 1400 sqft. on its own. You may have access to a 2nd bathroom upstair with an additional cleaning fee by request although its never really needed. Our large metal warehouse door opens up to the street for easy loading and unloading. The front door is in a gated community and it has a ramp for wheelchair access. We've hosted everything from cooking classes, yoga classes to photography classes in this space!
Unique industrial space perfect for film and photo shoots in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula – San Carlos. Located halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, our film and photography studio is perfect for all types of artistic projects or events. Our space is great for photoshoots, interviews, product shoots, and much more.

Sunny/Spacious Event Space in Union Square

San Francisco | Union Square

$470 per hour
45
Welcome to our stunning event space located in the heart of Union Square, San Francisco. Boasting abundant natural light and captivating city views, our venue offers an unparalleled setting for a wide range of events. As you step into our event space, you'll be greeted by expansive windows that flood the room with natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. It not only illuminates the space but also provides breathtaking panoramic views of the vibrant cityscape that surrounds Union Square. Situated in a prime location, our venue offers convenience and accessibility for both local and out-of-town guests. With its central position, you and your attendees will have easy access to the city's top attractions, hotels, restaurants, and transportation options, ensuring a seamless event experience. The interior design of our event space combines modern elegance with a touch of sophistication, providing a versatile backdrop for various types of events. Whether you're planning a corporate conference, a networking event, a product launch, or a social gathering, our space can be tailored to suit your specific needs. The neutral color palette and contemporary furnishings allow for seamless customization, enabling you to create a unique ambiance that aligns with your vision.

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