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Julia Morgan Ballroom

San Francisco , CA
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465 California Street, 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104 US (map)

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415-591-1833
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(415) 591-1833

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Located in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District on the historic California... Read more
Contact Us For Your Event!

(415) 591-1833

www.juliamorganballroom.com

Located in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District on the historic California Street cable car line, the Julia Morgan Ballroom is the city's most exclusive wedding venue, an architectural masterpiece synonymous with elegance, incomparable design and good taste.

Boasting an unparalleled history atop the landmark Merchants Exchange building, the Ballroom's superior modern amenities and celebrated culinary team put it in a class by itself. The breathtaking ballroom boasts more than 4,300 square feet of unobstructed space for your special event, and the opulent Daniel Burnham Bar and Lounge, bride's room, and Friendship Foyer offer ample space to create the experience of your dreams.

Our staff of dedicated professionals boasts decades of experience working with brides to realize each individual vision while offering a wide range of integrated solutions to help remove the stress from your planning process. And with our culinary program helmed by acclaimed Bay Area chef Chris Fernandez, your guests will enjoy a dining experience far beyond their wildest expectations.

Let our staff help you design a true wedding to remember in San Francisco's most celebrated space! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
380
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Valet

REVIEWS

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Anadelia
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Venue: The JMB is an AMAZING venue. It's beautiful, timeless, and quintessentially SF. When my husband and I began the wedding venue search process, the Julia Morgan Ballroom was at the top of our list from the get go. It was the first venue we visited and from the moment we were greeted by Lillian and walked through the space, we knew it would be the one to beat - and no venue ever did. The venue itself has so much history and is incredibly stunning. All of our guests were in awe of the space!

Lillian and Elexis: Were awesome! They were professional, incredibly responsive, always followed through in a timely fashion, were incredibly detailed, flexible, and all around just great to work with and made the process even better. We felt at ease with them and we knew all the details would be taken care of. They were always willing to answer any and all questions I had (and I had alot of them!) and always kept me informed of big deadlines coming up. We also hired a partial wedding planner which was amazing and she and Lillian and Elexis worked very well together too!

Food: We chose 4-6 passed Hors D'oeuvres during cocktail hour and had a buffet style dinner. ALL of our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. People typically are iffy about wedding food but we along with our guests absolutely loved it. We wish they had a regular restaurant we could frequent in order to have the same food we picked out for our big day!

Cake: we ordered our cake through JasmineRae - and it was seriously one of the best cakes we have ever had. All the cake details were coordinated through the JMB which made it even better during the planning process.

All in all, I would greatly recommend the JMB - you won't regret it!
Venue: The JMB is an AMAZING venue. It's beautiful, timeless, and quintessentially SF. When my husband and I began the Read more...
Venue: The JMB is an AMAZING venue. It's beautiful, timeless, and quintessentially SF. When my husband and I began the wedding venue search process, the Julia Morgan Ballroom was at the top of our list from the get go. It was the first venue we visited and from the moment we were greeted by Lillian and walked through the space, we knew it would be the one to beat - and no venue ever did. The venue itself has so much history and is incredibly stunning. All of our guests were in awe of the space!

Lillian and Elexis: Were awesome! They were professional, incredibly responsive, always followed through in a timely fashion, were incredibly detailed, flexible, and all around just great to work with and made the process even better. We felt at ease with them and we knew all the details would be taken care of. They were always willing to answer any and all questions I had (and I had alot of them!) and always kept me informed of big deadlines coming up. We also hired a partial wedding planner which was amazing and she and Lillian and Elexis worked very well together too!

Food: We chose 4-6 passed Hors D'oeuvres during cocktail hour and had a buffet style dinner. ALL of our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. People typically are iffy about wedding food but we along with our guests absolutely loved it. We wish they had a regular restaurant we could frequent in order to have the same food we picked out for our big day!

Cake: we ordered our cake through JasmineRae - and it was seriously one of the best cakes we have ever had. All the cake details were coordinated through the JMB which made it even better during the planning process.

All in all, I would greatly recommend the JMB - you won't regret it! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
I originally had a longer review for Wedding Wire, but there is a character cut-off so I will be posting that one on Yelp!

I cannot recommend this venue & team enough. The JMB is absolutely breathtaking and has such a classic San Francisco feel. It is grand & opulent, but still felt very intimate for our wedding. Their in-house catering was such a high point. One of our priorities was making sure we didn't have the dreaded "wedding food" at our own wedding & they certainly did not disappoint. I loved the dinner so much that I saved our menu card from our wedding! And when you mention the catering at the JMB, one cannot leave out the wedding cake. It was made through Jasmine Rae Bakery, the sweetest, most talented baker I've met! Not only was the cake delicious, it was a work of art. We gave her our wedding palette and allowed her to take artistic licence with our cake design, & we are so glad we did!

One of the best parts about the Julia Morgan is the JMB team- lead by the Director of Weddings, Lillian Phan & the Wedding Event Manager, Elexis Feldbrill. These two women completely took our wedding vision in their hands and executed it flawlessly. We were lucky to have them be both our month of & day of coordinators, which was undoubtedly the saving grace of our wedding. In the few weeks before the wedding, they managed our wedding itinerary/details with emails that helped me stay organized, & even offered suggestions when I was at a loss with wedding decor. On the day of, Lillian and Elexis became superwomen- steaming my dress and veil, carrying my touch-up kit, making my husband and I feel absolutely at ease on one of the most hectic days of our lives. Lillian did all of this on top of managing the entire wedding day. I know the rest of their team were doing just as much behind the scenes, & hope they know my gratitude as well. I would 100% recommend this venue and their highly talented and professional team.
I originally had a longer review for Wedding Wire, but there is a character cut-off so I will be posting that one on Read more...
I originally had a longer review for Wedding Wire, but there is a character cut-off so I will be posting that one on Yelp!

I cannot recommend this venue & team enough. The JMB is absolutely breathtaking and has such a classic San Francisco feel. It is grand & opulent, but still felt very intimate for our wedding. Their in-house catering was such a high point. One of our priorities was making sure we didn't have the dreaded "wedding food" at our own wedding & they certainly did not disappoint. I loved the dinner so much that I saved our menu card from our wedding! And when you mention the catering at the JMB, one cannot leave out the wedding cake. It was made through Jasmine Rae Bakery, the sweetest, most talented baker I've met! Not only was the cake delicious, it was a work of art. We gave her our wedding palette and allowed her to take artistic licence with our cake design, & we are so glad we did!

One of the best parts about the Julia Morgan is the JMB team- lead by the Director of Weddings, Lillian Phan & the Wedding Event Manager, Elexis Feldbrill. These two women completely took our wedding vision in their hands and executed it flawlessly. We were lucky to have them be both our month of & day of coordinators, which was undoubtedly the saving grace of our wedding. In the few weeks before the wedding, they managed our wedding itinerary/details with emails that helped me stay organized, & even offered suggestions when I was at a loss with wedding decor. On the day of, Lillian and Elexis became superwomen- steaming my dress and veil, carrying my touch-up kit, making my husband and I feel absolutely at ease on one of the most hectic days of our lives. Lillian did all of this on top of managing the entire wedding day. I know the rest of their team were doing just as much behind the scenes, & hope they know my gratitude as well. I would 100% recommend this venue and their highly talented and professional team. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Once you see the venue, and meet the team, you will be hard-pressed to pick a different location. Our experience was perfect in every way!
Once you see the venue, and meet the team, you will be hard-pressed to pick a different location. Our experience was Read more...
Once you see the venue, and meet the team, you will be hard-pressed to pick a different location. Our experience was perfect in every way! Read less
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Liana
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the Julia Morgan Ballroom was an absolute dream. From the moment we toured the venue, we knew that it beat out all the other venues we checked out prior to this one. The ballroom is stunning, elegant and took our ​breath away. The architectural finishes truly makes it stand out from the rest. Being able to have our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one location was key. We didn't want our guests to be shuffling around all day long.

The amazing team at JMB truly wowed us, especially Lillian Phan​, the Director of Weddings​ and Elexis Feldbrill​, Wedding Events Manager​. They were so wonderful to work with, very professional, incredibly detailed and were always quick to respond to all of our endless questions in a timely manner, whether it be through email, phone calls or texts. ​ ​We were very well taken care of and had so much confidence in them to execute every and all details on the day of our wedding. We could not have asked for a better duo to handle one of the most important days of our lives.

To this day, we still have many friends and family who give us rave reviews of our venue and the ​amazing ​team who helped us carry out our beautiful wedding. We can not thank them enough!​! We highly recommend JMB and if we could do it all over again with Lillian and Elexis we would do it in a heartbeat!​
Having our wedding at the Julia Morgan Ballroom was an absolute dream. From the moment we toured the venue, we knew that Read more...
Having our wedding at the Julia Morgan Ballroom was an absolute dream. From the moment we toured the venue, we knew that it beat out all the other venues we checked out prior to this one. The ballroom is stunning, elegant and took our ​breath away. The architectural finishes truly makes it stand out from the rest. Being able to have our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one location was key. We didn't want our guests to be shuffling around all day long.

The amazing team at JMB truly wowed us, especially Lillian Phan​, the Director of Weddings​ and Elexis Feldbrill​, Wedding Events Manager​. They were so wonderful to work with, very professional, incredibly detailed and were always quick to respond to all of our endless questions in a timely manner, whether it be through email, phone calls or texts. ​ ​We were very well taken care of and had so much confidence in them to execute every and all details on the day of our wedding. We could not have asked for a better duo to handle one of the most important days of our lives.

To this day, we still have many friends and family who give us rave reviews of our venue and the ​amazing ​team who helped us carry out our beautiful wedding. We can not thank them enough!​! We highly recommend JMB and if we could do it all over again with Lillian and Elexis we would do it in a heartbeat!​ Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Siddhartha
Wedding:
3/9/2016
5.0/5.0
One word - spectacular!

We had our wedding at this venue. This was a Hindu wedding on a weekday with a relatively small party of 60 guests. And everything was just spectacular. Right from the very first email to the time we left happily married. Lillian and Elexis helped us plan everything within our budget, accommodated our special needs without a single glitch, and made our day absolutely memorable. They helped us think through the myriad details that go into planning a wedding. Without us even asking. Things went very smoothly on the day. Our guests were mesmerized by how gorgeous and elegant the venue is. Honestly, we would not have been able to do this without the excellent customer support we received.
One word - spectacular!

We had our wedding at this venue. This was a Hindu wedding on a weekday with a relatively Read more...
One word - spectacular!

We had our wedding at this venue. This was a Hindu wedding on a weekday with a relatively small party of 60 guests. And everything was just spectacular. Right from the very first email to the time we left happily married. Lillian and Elexis helped us plan everything within our budget, accommodated our special needs without a single glitch, and made our day absolutely memorable. They helped us think through the myriad details that go into planning a wedding. Without us even asking. Things went very smoothly on the day. Our guests were mesmerized by how gorgeous and elegant the venue is. Honestly, we would not have been able to do this without the excellent customer support we received. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/10/2015
4.8/5.0
We are so happy we chose the Julia Morgan Ballroom as our reception venue! It's a truly stunning location, and Lillian and Elexis were fantastic to work with. My husband and I both have very large extended families and having the big items (food, drinks, service, lighting, linens, set-up) streamlined through the Julia Morgan team made things so much easier for us to coordinate. Lillian and Elexis were also very patient and flexible with us when we needed to make changes to the seating, menu, etc. throughout the process. We looked at several other locations before we chose the Julia Morgan, but we honestly could not find anything nearly as straightforward or elegant this venue.
We are so happy we chose the Julia Morgan Ballroom as our reception venue! It's a truly stunning location, and Lillian and Read more...
We are so happy we chose the Julia Morgan Ballroom as our reception venue! It's a truly stunning location, and Lillian and Elexis were fantastic to work with. My husband and I both have very large extended families and having the big items (food, drinks, service, lighting, linens, set-up) streamlined through the Julia Morgan team made things so much easier for us to coordinate. Lillian and Elexis were also very patient and flexible with us when we needed to make changes to the seating, menu, etc. throughout the process. We looked at several other locations before we chose the Julia Morgan, but we honestly could not find anything nearly as straightforward or elegant this venue. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lillian
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
his review is long long overdue! Shame on me for taking so long to write this review for our glorious wedding venue and the amazing wedding team: Lillian Phan and Kaley Fountain. My husband and I celebrated our wedding here at the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom. While we were venue shopping, we had narrowed it down to two venues, the Julia Morgan Ballroom being one of them of course. There were a few key reasons why we decided to go with the Ballroom over the other venue. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Lillian Phan, the Director of Weddings, answered every question we had, showed us the venue several times, laid out all of our options, and showed us patience and flexibility as we grappled with what a lot of couples may grapple with when planning a wedding: BUDGET. After very many phone calls and emails back-and-forth, Lillian helped us crunch the numbers and just like that our DREAM wedding came to life (and within our budget to boot)! FOOD/DRINKS & SERVICE: We had a wonderful, gourmet, family-style dinner which was whipped up by the amazing in-house kitchen. The food was delectable the wine and beer selection were top notch -- I received so many compliments from our guests! The service staff was also on point. We were told that service was attentive, timely, and most important, all the wine glasses were consistently kept full (always important in my book!). EVENT MANAGEMENT: Kaley Fountain, the Event Manager at the time, was amazing! Days up to the wedding, she made sure all the minor details were executed to the exact way I wanted, from arrangement of the photographs on the fireplace, to the exact placement of the guestbook, couple photos, and wedding favors! She even set aside time to help us conduct a rehearsal of our grand entrance at the venue with the entire wedding party! She and Lillian checked in on us throughout the event - from making sure we had appetizers and bubbly when we arrived after the ceremony, to making sure that our night was perfect.
his review is long long overdue! Shame on me for taking so long to write this review for our glorious wedding venue and Read more...
his review is long long overdue! Shame on me for taking so long to write this review for our glorious wedding venue and the amazing wedding team: Lillian Phan and Kaley Fountain. My husband and I celebrated our wedding here at the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom. While we were venue shopping, we had narrowed it down to two venues, the Julia Morgan Ballroom being one of them of course. There were a few key reasons why we decided to go with the Ballroom over the other venue. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Lillian Phan, the Director of Weddings, answered every question we had, showed us the venue several times, laid out all of our options, and showed us patience and flexibility as we grappled with what a lot of couples may grapple with when planning a wedding: BUDGET. After very many phone calls and emails back-and-forth, Lillian helped us crunch the numbers and just like that our DREAM wedding came to life (and within our budget to boot)! FOOD/DRINKS & SERVICE: We had a wonderful, gourmet, family-style dinner which was whipped up by the amazing in-house kitchen. The food was delectable the wine and beer selection were top notch -- I received so many compliments from our guests! The service staff was also on point. We were told that service was attentive, timely, and most important, all the wine glasses were consistently kept full (always important in my book!). EVENT MANAGEMENT: Kaley Fountain, the Event Manager at the time, was amazing! Days up to the wedding, she made sure all the minor details were executed to the exact way I wanted, from arrangement of the photographs on the fireplace, to the exact placement of the guestbook, couple photos, and wedding favors! She even set aside time to help us conduct a rehearsal of our grand entrance at the venue with the entire wedding party! She and Lillian checked in on us throughout the event - from making sure we had appetizers and bubbly when we arrived after the ceremony, to making sure that our night was perfect. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the Julia Morgan Ballroom was a DREAM COME TRUE! We had our ceremony in the lobby of the building and the reception in the ballroom. First, I would just like to say WOW. WOW to the venue itself. WOW to the incredible production crew and staff. WOW to the wedding planners that we had (Linda & Anna). And DOUBLE WOW to the food. The venue is just so STUNNING. It felt SO amazing and special. The production team and wedding planner did such an incredible job. After speaking with Anna and Linda about what we like and what, they provided us with three or so options for everything - linens, plates, glasses, lighting designs, etc. and every single option was so absolutely perfect that I would have been happy with ANY of the options they provided. They are SUCH great listeners and truly just... GET IT. :) My husband and I have different styles and tastes and they were able to perfectly marry the two, pun totally intended. ;) On the day of the wedding, they ran the wedding so perfectly -- when we should be where, where to line up, who lines up where, who goes next, and so on. I don't know what we would have done without them! The dance floor was big enough to accommodate ALL of our crazy dance loving guests and although the room is huge, it is still intimate and cozy because of all of the amazing use of space that the crew knows how to do brilliantly. The lighting, cocktail reception area, fireplaces, bar staff, and servers were absolutely amazing. I can't speak more highly of this venue and hope that you decide to have your dream wedding here because you will NOT be disappointed -- it's truly worth every single penny. ;)
Having our wedding at the Julia Morgan Ballroom was a DREAM COME TRUE! We had our ceremony in the lobby of the building Read more...
Having our wedding at the Julia Morgan Ballroom was a DREAM COME TRUE! We had our ceremony in the lobby of the building and the reception in the ballroom. First, I would just like to say WOW. WOW to the venue itself. WOW to the incredible production crew and staff. WOW to the wedding planners that we had (Linda & Anna). And DOUBLE WOW to the food. The venue is just so STUNNING. It felt SO amazing and special. The production team and wedding planner did such an incredible job. After speaking with Anna and Linda about what we like and what, they provided us with three or so options for everything - linens, plates, glasses, lighting designs, etc. and every single option was so absolutely perfect that I would have been happy with ANY of the options they provided. They are SUCH great listeners and truly just... GET IT. :) My husband and I have different styles and tastes and they were able to perfectly marry the two, pun totally intended. ;) On the day of the wedding, they ran the wedding so perfectly -- when we should be where, where to line up, who lines up where, who goes next, and so on. I don't know what we would have done without them! The dance floor was big enough to accommodate ALL of our crazy dance loving guests and although the room is huge, it is still intimate and cozy because of all of the amazing use of space that the crew knows how to do brilliantly. The lighting, cocktail reception area, fireplaces, bar staff, and servers were absolutely amazing. I can't speak more highly of this venue and hope that you decide to have your dream wedding here because you will NOT be disappointed -- it's truly worth every single penny. ;) Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Phil, Lillian and Kaley were wonderful to work with and helped to us make our visions a reality. The day/night of the wedding everything was so well organized and seamless. Many of our guests have shared with us that this was the best wedding they've been too....from the beautiful location, delicious food, and attentive staff...everything was spot on! Thank you JMB team for making our wedding so memorable!!
Phil, Lillian and Kaley were wonderful to work with and helped to us make our visions a reality. The day/night of the Read more...
Phil, Lillian and Kaley were wonderful to work with and helped to us make our visions a reality. The day/night of the wedding everything was so well organized and seamless. Many of our guests have shared with us that this was the best wedding they've been too....from the beautiful location, delicious food, and attentive staff...everything was spot on! Thank you JMB team for making our wedding so memorable!! Read less
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NatalieAlden
Wedding:
2/14/2014
4.4/5.0
I had my wedding here in February, 2014. Very nice and professional event manager on the site. I took points for the QS as the waiters made a few mistakes and their catering manager was nowhere to be found but my wedding planner took care of the issue quickly. Love the size and layout of the whole floor, the lobby and lounge/bar area - great size, lots of room for the money paid. Food was ok, flavor was not there and chicken was little dry. Bartender was great.
I had my wedding here in February, 2014. Very nice and professional event manager on the site. I took points for the QS as Read more...
I had my wedding here in February, 2014. Very nice and professional event manager on the site. I took points for the QS as the waiters made a few mistakes and their catering manager was nowhere to be found but my wedding planner took care of the issue quickly. Love the size and layout of the whole floor, the lobby and lounge/bar area - great size, lots of room for the money paid. Food was ok, flavor was not there and chicken was little dry. Bartender was great. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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