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Creative Castro Storefront Gallery

San Francisco | Dolores Heights

$100 per hour
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Modern neighborhood gallery with rotating art from Bay Area artists. Always unique. Close to Castro MUNI station and bus stops. Rent the magic!
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SoMa Art Gallery/Loft for Versatile Events

San Francisco | South of Market

$130 per hour
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This 1,200 square ft. private loft features 2 floors of open concept space, a full kitchen, remote bar, 2 restrooms, and a sound system. Perfect for ALL types of events: parties, corporate gatherings, art shows, performances, whatever your heart desires. The space comfortably fits 75-100 people. If desired, event planning and/or day-of-event assistance are available. We can accommodate any type of event, please contact us about your particular needs. We are located in the SoMa neighborhood - a short walking distance to Civic Center and Union Square. Major freeways and transportation are also easily accessible. Great parking options. Close to public transportation and BART. Ground floor access. Guests are welcome to arrange their own catering and we offer a network of providers to support any type of event. Events held past 10PM will be charged extended hourly rates. Awesome location- Terroir Wine Bar, BrainWash, Sightglass Coffee, Rocco's Cafe, Basil Thai, Vive le Tarte, Cellarmaker Brewing Co, and 1015 Folsom Nightclub all in the immediate neighborhood. 75-100 guests max | 2nd floor | 1100 sq. feet | Gallery | Kitchen | 2 Rooms | 2 Bathrooms
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Exciting Downtown Event Venue

San Francisco | Lower Nob Hill

$119 per hour
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Hi there! This space was custom-designed from the ground up by local artisans and artists to be a high-end event space for the Bay Area. We took everything we learned from our success at our first two locations to create this truly unforgettable event space. This brand new location, nestled conveniently in between the historic Union Square and Nob Hill neighborhoods, is truly a undiscovered gem in the San Francisco scene. The space is 1,600 square feet featuring beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, gorgeous wood floors, gallery lighting, and open floor plan. The space has been recently renovated by hand (including my hands) and we have built in everything we can think of with the finest detail into this project. I've hosted more than two hundred special events and celebrations of all types and I'm happy to work with you to customize the space to fit your specific event needs. We have four handcrafted designer tables and there are 50 chairs available for use. The Exciting Downtown Event Venue supports local artists and features gorgeous handcrafted tables, fine art, and decor that all created by local Bay Area residents. By booking with us you enable us to keep the gallery completely free for our local creative residents to showcase and sell their amazing work. So thank you! We provide a high-end music system, wireless LED customized lighting, an HD cinema projector, a small catering room, smart locks, a high-end laptop, and most importantly, some of the best customer service and event support you will find. The A/V package comes complete with a dedicated A/V technician along with all the equipment (amps, microphone, and projector) for $100 flat. If you just want the projector only, it is included complementary! The Exciting Downtown Event Venue is located right in the heart of downtown San Francisco and is extremely accessible via public transportation and rideshare. There are also several parking structures on the block. This space is 1.5 blocks from the famous Union Square and dozens of high-end hotels and world class shopping and restaurants. I am so excited to share this wonderful space with the Splacer network after months of hard work. I know you will love it! We'll do everything we can to make sure your event is a hit.
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Large Timber, exposed brick loft

San Francisco | South of Market

$250 per hour
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We have a large 10,000 sqft space in SoMa with high ceilings and exposed brick in a historical building! You can rent out the whole 10k or the front or half back depending on date and event type. We also have a lot of large tabletop desks and tasks chairs for your use as well as 140 folding chairs if you should need them. You may also bring in any items/caterers that you wish. We have no limitations, we only ask that everyone be properly insured :) The space is a blank canvas ready for you to transform it into your next great event! Private entrance and AV/sound included.
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Modern Industrial Record Shop Event Space

San Francisco | Tenderloin

$175 per hour
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We are one of the most interesting and edgy spaces in SF. We are a record store & cafe with a thriving creative event space. Our space is wide open and has beautiful lighting with a modern industrial aesthetic. Concrete, steel, exposed brick and gorgeous lines. You can have your event among an amazing collection of vinyl or the space can be completely cleared so that no one will ever know you are hosting inside a record store. You imagine it and we can host it. Small intimate seated dinner parties, Death Metal shows, corporate events, shamanic healing workshops, performance art.. you name it! We have an amazing sound system and DJ booth available for use. We can provide full bartending for private events. Events open to the public we are able to provide on site beer and cider sales. For private rentals we can provide full bar service. We do not allow people to bring in their own alcohol. We have a full list of amazing caterers that we can work with to provide food for your events. We do allow you to bring in your own licensed caterer if we speak to them before the booking so they are oriented to our space before you sign a contract. We also have world class house and techno DJs in residence who can provide DJ services for events.
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Historic District Gallery

San Francisco | Financial District

$150 per hour
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Please note that we cannot accommodate reservations that are less than 8 hours. A noted Historic San Francisco landmark, our glorious 19th century brick building offers beautiful and spacious accommodations for corporate meetings, lectures, film premiers, book signings and private gatherings. Known as the Yeon Building, from 1865 and was the site of the first French Consulate in San Francisco. With its Romanesque arches on the ground level and recessed arches on the second, this building retains it's romantic facade. With its rich history and beautiful architecture, our gallery space is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your guests!
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Eclectic vintage- bartender included!

San Francisco | Mission District

$150 per hour
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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.
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A Timeless Gem in the Heart of the City

San Francisco | Western Addition

$350 per hour
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A cozy and classy venue located near the historic Painted Ladies and Alamo Square, this is a multi-functional space that represents the distinctive fusion of Divisadero Street: trendy and contemporary yet timeless. The 1,000 square foot storefront provides a unique space for your next cocktail mixer, pop-up gallery, networking party, or any creative event you are hosting! Design elements include reclaimed wooden floors, damask and brick walls, vanity lit mirrors, vintage ceiling tiles, Edison-bulb lighting, and elegant lounge furniture with accents of gold throughout creating a rich, warm environment. This is a vintage clothing boutique during normal business hours, but arrangements can be negotiated for day events. Two main entrance doors and display windows Fits up to 100 people 10' to ceiling Square footage: 1000 sq. ft. Boutique stalls can be covered Furnishing can be removed for fee Amenities: - Lounge furniture - Speakers - Food allowed - Alcohol license on special requests
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Modern 2-Level Lofted Space w/ Great Light

San Francisco | Lower Nob Hill

$150 per hour
100
Our newly renovated 700 Sq ft. Gallery space boosts amazing natural and interior lighting, a vaulted ceiling, and second floor mezzanine. This uniquely designed space offers a modern and refined look perfect for a wide range of events. Great for receptions, meetings, dinners, presentations, product launches, weddings, and photo shoots! We are very central and close to all transportation, with equipment available to rent, and a super friendly staff that can help make any event a success!
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Spacious Union Square Contemporary Gallery

San Francisco | Tenderloin

$800 per hour
250
Spacious, newly renovated Contemporary Art Gallery in the heart of San Francisco just two blocks away from Union Square. Expansive first floor leads you to our elegant staircase and 20ft ceiling second floor of the gallery. Lots of natural light comes through our skylight and outdoor patio. Our unique installations change every 1-2 months, ask us what's upcoming for your next event.
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Local Art Gallery in the Castro!

San Francisco | The Castro

$150 per hour
125
A local art gallery and event space located in the heart of San Francisco! A bi-level, open floor-plan (main gallery is separated from our office by two steps), approximate 9ft ceiling, gallery gray concrete floors, toilet, kitchenette, and a gated foyer. Natural light provided by three large windows and dimmable track lighting. The space is approximately 1,600 sq ft and can comfortably host 125 people, with assorted seating for 75 people. THE SPACE The gallery is ideal for small pop up events, meetings/conferences, photo/film shoots, private events, theater rehearsals, and parties. There is WIFI, an in-house stereo system with 12 ceiling-mounted speakers and 3 ceiling-mounted subwoofers so you can adjust concurrent volumes for the gallery and office spaces. The venue is conveniently located in the historic center of the Castro District and is easily accessible by public transit: 3 minutes walk from metro Castro station. SEATING 6 6-foot-long wooden benches that can seat up to 5 people, 30 18-inch stools, 6 24-inch stools, and an 8-foot plush bench. TABLES 6 rollable carts that can be used as cocktail tables, 2 6-foot fold-out tables, and a large portfolio table. KITCHEN Amenities: dishwasher, ice machine, refrigerator, sink, electric kettle, and a portable cooler that holds around 5 cases of beer. RULES & REGULATIONS Alcohol is permitted on site and outside catering is welcome. Event hosted before 5:00pm require a moderate noise level for consideration of our neighbors—after 5:00pm we can offer a louder atmosphere for your needs. CLEANING FEES Bookings require a 4 hour minimum. All rental start/end times are inclusive of setup and cleanup time. At the end of the event, please bag all accumulated trash, and return furniture to original position. RESPONSIBILITIES You are responsible for any damages inflicted on this space or art installations by you or your guests. We only work with individuals and organizations/businesses who are respectful of our gallery and the artwork within. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. Thank you!
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SOMA Gem

San Francisco | South of Market

$500 per hour
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Contemporary Art Gallery with 24' ceilings and 250 sq/ft mezzanine
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