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Golden Gate Club

San Francisco , CA

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135 Fisher Loop
San Francisco, CA US

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415-561-5444

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Private User
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.2/5.0
The Presidio Golden Gate Club was a beautiful venue for our wedding. It definitely does have a lot of regulations, but that's expected as it is a government building (hence my flexibility rating). The site has great value, as there are not a lot of places in SF that can offer that much space, fit that many people, and have views of the GG bridge that don't end up costing you an arm & a leg. All in all - an absolute amazing venue with many awesome photo op spots in the surrounding Presidio area. However, I did have 1 issue with their reservation method. The venue used to not allow booking of the venue prior to 1 year out, and my husband & I had visited the site many times throughout the summer of 2012 to relay our interest for late September/early October dates of 2013. We waited patiently for the 1 year out date to compete via fax for our wedding date. However, one weekend in August we decided to once again remind the venue via email of our interest and found out that "management" had changed the rules over the weekend so that the venue could be booked up to 2 years in advance. Apparently 3 of our top wedding dates had been reserved over that weekend when the rules were changed. Luckily, we had "checked in" with them and they ended up holding a later date in October for us for 24 hours (since they felt bad) so that we could get our application in. It ended up being fine (however I will say later October was colder and early October was better weather- grrr). Anyhow, it shouldn't be a problem any longer now that they allow you to book 2 years in advance, but I just need to vent how unprofessional it was for them to "change the rules" over a weekend (when their office is not even open) when they happened to be showing the site to people who of course booked the best weather weekends right away! Just a little frustrating, but after that, our experience was just fine and the venue was great for our wedding.
The Presidio Golden Gate Club was a beautiful venue for our wedding. It definitely does have a lot of regulations, but Read more...
The Presidio Golden Gate Club was a beautiful venue for our wedding. It definitely does have a lot of regulations, but that's expected as it is a government building (hence my flexibility rating). The site has great value, as there are not a lot of places in SF that can offer that much space, fit that many people, and have views of the GG bridge that don't end up costing you an arm & a leg. All in all - an absolute amazing venue with many awesome photo op spots in the surrounding Presidio area. However, I did have 1 issue with their reservation method. The venue used to not allow booking of the venue prior to 1 year out, and my husband & I had visited the site many times throughout the summer of 2012 to relay our interest for late September/early October dates of 2013. We waited patiently for the 1 year out date to compete via fax for our wedding date. However, one weekend in August we decided to once again remind the venue via email of our interest and found out that "management" had changed the rules over the weekend so that the venue could be booked up to 2 years in advance. Apparently 3 of our top wedding dates had been reserved over that weekend when the rules were changed. Luckily, we had "checked in" with them and they ended up holding a later date in October for us for 24 hours (since they felt bad) so that we could get our application in. It ended up being fine (however I will say later October was colder and early October was better weather- grrr). Anyhow, it shouldn't be a problem any longer now that they allow you to book 2 years in advance, but I just need to vent how unprofessional it was for them to "change the rules" over a weekend (when their office is not even open) when they happened to be showing the site to people who of course booked the best weather weekends right away! Just a little frustrating, but after that, our experience was just fine and the venue was great for our wedding. Read less
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Pat
Wedding:
8/10/2012
3.9/5.0
The Golden Gate Club is a beautiful venue. We were happy we selected the location. Even though the day turned foggy, the views were still great. The different rooms that were available to us provided a lot of options on how to plan our day. The people at Presidio Trust were easy to work with. A couple of things I wished were different. The first was the options for chair rentals. We ended up going somewhere else because they didn't have a big selection. The second is the need to rent another dance floor because we didn't have the dancing in the room their floor is in. Otherwise it is a great venue.
The Golden Gate Club is a beautiful venue. We were happy we selected the location. Even though the day turned foggy, the Read more...
The Golden Gate Club is a beautiful venue. We were happy we selected the location. Even though the day turned foggy, the views were still great. The different rooms that were available to us provided a lot of options on how to plan our day. The people at Presidio Trust were easy to work with. A couple of things I wished were different. The first was the options for chair rentals. We ended up going somewhere else because they didn't have a big selection. The second is the need to rent another dance floor because we didn't have the dancing in the room their floor is in. Otherwise it is a great venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.5/5.0
The Golden Gate Club at the Presidio is a GORGEOUS venue with a view that is hard to beat in SF. It is a government property and has it regulations, but is otherwise flexible to suit your needs.
The Golden Gate Club at the Presidio is a GORGEOUS venue with a view that is hard to beat in SF. It is a government Read more...
The Golden Gate Club at the Presidio is a GORGEOUS venue with a view that is hard to beat in SF. It is a government property and has it regulations, but is otherwise flexible to suit your needs. Read less
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Kelly L
Wedding:
2/19/2012
4.0/5.0
Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, with some decor help, is a beautiful location to host your wedding. We were married in February, so we needed an indoor location that holds 180 people, not an easy request in SF! We used all three big room in the Golden Gate Club, moving our guests from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception. The mobility, changes in decor, and fluidity ended being quite lovely, and people commented that they liked the movement. Our pictures, which we got to take outside due to good weather! were beautiful. The presidio really does make a gorgeous back drop. The people that you work with in the Golden Gate Club are very responsive. There are a LOT of rules and regulations (it's the government who runs it) on timing, candles, seating, firecodes, etc, and you have to do a walk through or two to make sure sure everything is up to code-- but overall, we were able to execute the wedding of our dreams without any hiccups, really.

I would recommend it: for the outdoor backdrop, the space and size, the price. Vendors like it for the space, the kitchen, the stage. You need to dress it up a bit, but it can be absolutely beautiful!
Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, with some decor help, is a beautiful location to host your wedding. We were married in Read more...
Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, with some decor help, is a beautiful location to host your wedding. We were married in February, so we needed an indoor location that holds 180 people, not an easy request in SF! We used all three big room in the Golden Gate Club, moving our guests from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception. The mobility, changes in decor, and fluidity ended being quite lovely, and people commented that they liked the movement. Our pictures, which we got to take outside due to good weather! were beautiful. The presidio really does make a gorgeous back drop. The people that you work with in the Golden Gate Club are very responsive. There are a LOT of rules and regulations (it's the government who runs it) on timing, candles, seating, firecodes, etc, and you have to do a walk through or two to make sure sure everything is up to code-- but overall, we were able to execute the wedding of our dreams without any hiccups, really.

I would recommend it: for the outdoor backdrop, the space and size, the price. Vendors like it for the space, the kitchen, the stage. You need to dress it up a bit, but it can be absolutely beautiful! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.6/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception here in summer 2011. We looked at many of the Presidio venues as we wanted to keep our wedding in San Francisco and didn’t want to do a hotel. We liked the GGC because it’s an open slate where you’re allowed to make your own choices. You bring in everything from the rentals to your caterer to your own beverages. The initial cost of the GGC is pricey, but if you take into account the amount that you can save by picking and choosing your food and beverages; you can actually save money here. We also liked the timeframe of 2pm-12am. Everyone must leave before midnight so your party needs to end 10:45ish.
We had 135 guests. We had the ceremony in one of the side rooms, which was perfect. Cocktail hour in the courtyard and the weather agreed with us that evening. Reception in the main room and everyone fit with plenty of room to spare. Buffet setup was in the back of the main room with the bar in the lobby area. I think a guest count of 150 would be excellent, at times our guests seemed spread out.
You should know that the GGC staff is there to rent you the space and not be your event planner. They will answer your questions on what is allowed and isn’t, but the ideas must come from you, your caterer and wedding planner. They do make this clear to you also.
Another negative is getting your non-driving guests out of the Presidio. It is very hard to get cabs to come here, almost impossible at 11pm on a Saturday night. We heard other people that have used the GGC have arranged for transportation but we opted not to. We piled people in cars and had a couple cabs shuttle people to just outside the Presidio gates and back, keeping their meter running.
We had our wedding ceremony and reception here in summer 2011. We looked at many of the Presidio venues as we wanted to Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception here in summer 2011. We looked at many of the Presidio venues as we wanted to keep our wedding in San Francisco and didn’t want to do a hotel. We liked the GGC because it’s an open slate where you’re allowed to make your own choices. You bring in everything from the rentals to your caterer to your own beverages. The initial cost of the GGC is pricey, but if you take into account the amount that you can save by picking and choosing your food and beverages; you can actually save money here. We also liked the timeframe of 2pm-12am. Everyone must leave before midnight so your party needs to end 10:45ish.
We had 135 guests. We had the ceremony in one of the side rooms, which was perfect. Cocktail hour in the courtyard and the weather agreed with us that evening. Reception in the main room and everyone fit with plenty of room to spare. Buffet setup was in the back of the main room with the bar in the lobby area. I think a guest count of 150 would be excellent, at times our guests seemed spread out.
You should know that the GGC staff is there to rent you the space and not be your event planner. They will answer your questions on what is allowed and isn’t, but the ideas must come from you, your caterer and wedding planner. They do make this clear to you also.
Another negative is getting your non-driving guests out of the Presidio. It is very hard to get cabs to come here, almost impossible at 11pm on a Saturday night. We heard other people that have used the GGC have arranged for transportation but we opted not to. We piled people in cars and had a couple cabs shuttle people to just outside the Presidio gates and back, keeping their meter running. Read less
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janet
Wedding:
8/9/2009
5.0/5.0
We love our venue, it could be a bit expensive on Saturday event but if you could do it on Friday or [ for us ] on Sunday. The rate is still pretty good. The building gives you the feeling elegant yet very relax at the same time. The view around the building is just wonderful.
We love our venue, it could be a bit expensive on Saturday event but if you could do it on Friday or [ for us ] on Sunday. Read more...
We love our venue, it could be a bit expensive on Saturday event but if you could do it on Friday or [ for us ] on Sunday. The rate is still pretty good. The building gives you the feeling elegant yet very relax at the same time. The view around the building is just wonderful. Read less
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ayudebkplanet
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I held our wedding ceremony here in January 2009. The chapel is beautiful (You don't need much decoration) and was perfect for our intimate wedding ceremony (We had about 50 guests). One downside- no flower petals! (or anything that can be thrown) But, it was well worth it! The event coordinator, Rowan was wonderful to work with. He was very quick in responding to my questions and very helpful! Since a big portion of our guests came from out of town and we had a reception in downtown, it was nice to show them a different part of SF. It seemed like the guests enjoyed the greenery in January too!
My husband and I held our wedding ceremony here in January 2009. The chapel is beautiful (You don't need much decoration) Read more...
My husband and I held our wedding ceremony here in January 2009. The chapel is beautiful (You don't need much decoration) and was perfect for our intimate wedding ceremony (We had about 50 guests). One downside- no flower petals! (or anything that can be thrown) But, it was well worth it! The event coordinator, Rowan was wonderful to work with. He was very quick in responding to my questions and very helpful! Since a big portion of our guests came from out of town and we had a reception in downtown, it was nice to show them a different part of SF. It seemed like the guests enjoyed the greenery in January too! Read less
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agarro
Wedding:
10/10/2008
4.8/5.0
Once I had seen the Golden Gate Club, I knew that I couldn’t have my reception any where else. If you are looking for an ideal “San Francisco” venue… this is it. While it can be very pricy on the weekend we opted to get married on a Friday costing us $2,500. The floor to ceiling windows with a view of the bay is the perfect backdrop. We had our cocktails on the Ventana Balcony and then let our guests into the Ventana Room for dinner. A great venue can take your wedding to the next level. Our guests LOVED the Golden Gate Club.
Once I had seen the Golden Gate Club, I knew that I couldnt have my reception any where else. If you are looking for an Read more...
Once I had seen the Golden Gate Club, I knew that I couldn’t have my reception any where else. If you are looking for an ideal “San Francisco” venue… this is it. While it can be very pricy on the weekend we opted to get married on a Friday costing us $2,500. The floor to ceiling windows with a view of the bay is the perfect backdrop. We had our cocktails on the Ventana Balcony and then let our guests into the Ventana Room for dinner. A great venue can take your wedding to the next level. Our guests LOVED the Golden Gate Club. Read less
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amkbrown
Wedding:
8/30/2008
4.0/5.0
I just had my wedding here & was a little nervous at first that it wasn't as "fancy/nice" as I had wanted it to be seeing as I'm really picky about aesthetics & obsessed about my wedding. But it ended up turning out beautifully. Honestly this little chapel is so charming once filled with your family/friends & I actually had a ton of people comment on how much they loved it - I think because it was so unique & the lighting & glass windows are really beautiful. I would def pick this place again...so glad i had my ceremony here!
I just had my wedding here & was a little nervous at first that it wasn't as "fancy/nice" as I had wanted it to be seeing Read more...
I just had my wedding here & was a little nervous at first that it wasn't as "fancy/nice" as I had wanted it to be seeing as I'm really picky about aesthetics & obsessed about my wedding. But it ended up turning out beautifully. Honestly this little chapel is so charming once filled with your family/friends & I actually had a ton of people comment on how much they loved it - I think because it was so unique & the lighting & glass windows are really beautiful. I would def pick this place again...so glad i had my ceremony here! Read less
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genner
Wedding:
8/23/2008
2.0/5.0
The Presidio is a beautiful venue but the services provided are sub-par. The prices are reasonable but the lack of service is very hard to deal with. While I understand that the Presidio is a federal trust, the poor service is still not acceptable. The prices are not that inexpensive. In exchange, you must pay early and be subject to piles of red tape and lack of information. I think you get better value from a private venue. The venue, while beautiful, is not well maintained. The Presidio needs to lower their prices or raise the level of service, in my opinion. This is the only vendor from our wedding that I would not highly recommend.
The Presidio is a beautiful venue but the services provided are sub-par. The prices are reasonable but the lack of service Read more...
The Presidio is a beautiful venue but the services provided are sub-par. The prices are reasonable but the lack of service is very hard to deal with. While I understand that the Presidio is a federal trust, the poor service is still not acceptable. The prices are not that inexpensive. In exchange, you must pay early and be subject to piles of red tape and lack of information. I think you get better value from a private venue. The venue, while beautiful, is not well maintained. The Presidio needs to lower their prices or raise the level of service, in my opinion. This is the only vendor from our wedding that I would not highly recommend. Read less
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estrine
Wedding:
4/11/2008
3.3/5.0
When we first saw this venue we knew it fit us perfectly. Its formal but with the beautiful scenery it kept the feeling relaxed. We had a small group but still filled the room nicely. The price was affordable with the friday rental and you get the building for 12 hours so there is plenty of time for everything you just need to plan and properly inform your vendors. The building was amazing and we rented lighting. Check out my photos to see a picture of the building front and back. The other thing I liked was we were allowed to take photos in teh grassy area behind the building and that gave us a beautiful backdrop. We had our wedding in April and the weather was perfect so we even got to see the bridge and ships coming into the bay.
When we first saw this venue we knew it fit us perfectly. Its formal but with the beautiful scenery it kept the feeling Read more...
When we first saw this venue we knew it fit us perfectly. Its formal but with the beautiful scenery it kept the feeling relaxed. We had a small group but still filled the room nicely. The price was affordable with the friday rental and you get the building for 12 hours so there is plenty of time for everything you just need to plan and properly inform your vendors. The building was amazing and we rented lighting. Check out my photos to see a picture of the building front and back. The other thing I liked was we were allowed to take photos in teh grassy area behind the building and that gave us a beautiful backdrop. We had our wedding in April and the weather was perfect so we even got to see the bridge and ships coming into the bay. Read less
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Felicia
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.0/5.0
We loved the chapel at first sight! The chapel has windows on all 3 sides so you feel as if you are outdoors and the natural light that comes in during the afternoon is amazing! (That's when we held our ceremony, about 4-ish). The natural acoustics in the chapel allow you to not use a microphone and there is a small pulpit to the left of the altar where a string quartet can sit. There's a bridal room in the back but the tricky part is to get to the front of the chapel since the chapel is all windows on the side. (We parked a car in the back and, when it was time to enter, my brother drove my dad and me to the front.) We had 200 guests in the chapel and everyone had enough sitting room for the ceremony. Such a quaint and cozy chapel!

The only downer was to get a hold of the coordinator (not Shirley who reserves the chapel). She was not very responsive and I had to email her 3 times and call her twice before finally getting a hold of her. And then she only met with me for 5 minutes during the rehearsal to tell me the rules.

Otherwise, I would recommend this chapel!
We loved the chapel at first sight! The chapel has windows on all 3 sides so you feel as if you are outdoors and the Read more...
We loved the chapel at first sight! The chapel has windows on all 3 sides so you feel as if you are outdoors and the natural light that comes in during the afternoon is amazing! (That's when we held our ceremony, about 4-ish). The natural acoustics in the chapel allow you to not use a microphone and there is a small pulpit to the left of the altar where a string quartet can sit. There's a bridal room in the back but the tricky part is to get to the front of the chapel since the chapel is all windows on the side. (We parked a car in the back and, when it was time to enter, my brother drove my dad and me to the front.) We had 200 guests in the chapel and everyone had enough sitting room for the ceremony. Such a quaint and cozy chapel!

The only downer was to get a hold of the coordinator (not Shirley who reserves the chapel). She was not very responsive and I had to email her 3 times and call her twice before finally getting a hold of her. And then she only met with me for 5 minutes during the rehearsal to tell me the rules.

Otherwise, I would recommend this chapel! Read less
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Mrs_C
Wedding:
10/17/2007
5.0/5.0
Loved the chapel! The inside is so gorgeous with the dark wood and the lovely designs above. You have to see it in person to appreciate it's beauty. The size was perfect and it was nice to see a full house filled with all of our friends and family. It is definitely a great price and in a great location (in the heart of the presidio). You are also close to Chrissy field and can take advantage of the location by taking pics there as well as the exploratorium
Loved the chapel! The inside is so gorgeous with the dark wood and the lovely designs above. You have to see it in person Read more...
Loved the chapel! The inside is so gorgeous with the dark wood and the lovely designs above. You have to see it in person to appreciate it's beauty. The size was perfect and it was nice to see a full house filled with all of our friends and family. It is definitely a great price and in a great location (in the heart of the presidio). You are also close to Chrissy field and can take advantage of the location by taking pics there as well as the exploratorium Read less
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DlynneWalker
Wedding:
9/2/2007
4.0/5.0
We loved this chapel! The ground around it are a little run down which is unfortunate because the church is so cute and very warm feeling. We had 170 guests and completely booked out the pews. It was great to look to the back of the church and see warm smiling faces and not empty pews! The dark exposed beams on the ceiling with gold inscriptions and the chandeliers made for great pictures! The other up side is that this chapel is way cheaper than most of the locations offered in the city.
We loved this chapel! The ground around it are a little run down which is unfortunate because the church is so cute and Read more...
We loved this chapel! The ground around it are a little run down which is unfortunate because the church is so cute and very warm feeling. We had 170 guests and completely booked out the pews. It was great to look to the back of the church and see warm smiling faces and not empty pews! The dark exposed beams on the ceiling with gold inscriptions and the chandeliers made for great pictures! The other up side is that this chapel is way cheaper than most of the locations offered in the city. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Great venue for a medium sized wedding. The stain glass is a gorgeous contrast to the exposed wooden beams of the vaulted ceiling. There are also plenty of parking.

Only issue is that it does not have wheelchair access.
Great venue for a medium sized wedding. The stain glass is a gorgeous contrast to the exposed wooden beams of the vaulted Read more...
Great venue for a medium sized wedding. The stain glass is a gorgeous contrast to the exposed wooden beams of the vaulted ceiling. There are also plenty of parking.

Only issue is that it does not have wheelchair access. Read less
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