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The Historic San Francisco Mint - 92,000 sq. ft.

Rich in history and aesthetics, this Greek Revival masterpiece accommodates everything from VIP corporate parties to galas to grand weddings in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Only minutes away from the Moscone Center, it’s been renovated to accommodate modern functions without losing any of its historical grandeur. With 92,000 square feet of ballrooms, gold vaults, and gaslight chandeliers, its ambience guarantees a vibe that will take you back to a more regal time. HISTORY The San Francisco Mint began operation in 1874 during the California Gold Rush. During this time, The San Francisco Mint turn $4 Billion worth of gold into coins. Also known as “The Granite Lady”, The San Francisco Mint was designed by architect Alfred B. Mullett. Mullett designed The Mint in the style of Greek Revival. The building was constructed in the shape of the letter ‘E’ and was built around a central courtyard which featured a well. The San Francisco Mint operated from 1874 to 1937, and was introduced as a historical landmark in 1961 and a California historical landmark in 1974. On April 18, 1906, a large earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area. This 7.9 magnitude quake, which struck 296 miles north of the infamous San Andres Fault, lasted 20-25 seconds and was about 5 miles deep. Though it was centered in the Bay Area, this quake was felt from Oregon to Los Angeles. The 1906 quake cause a fire to break out at the San Francisco Mint. Though there was significant cosmetic damage to the exterior of The Mint, the building remained intact, being saved primarily by the buildings shape and courtyard well. At the time of the quake and fire, The San Francisco Mint held $300 Million, which was one-third of the country’s gold reserves. It was the only building left standing in miles. FEATURES 92,000 square feet Use of 2 Full Floors - Main Floor (20,640 sqft/30' Ceilings) - Vault Floor (2,998 sqft / 10' Ceilings) 22 Rooms - Showcases 4 Ballrooms, 6 Vaults, Outdoor Courtyard 4 Salons (Perfect for Coatcheck, Breakouts, Whiskey Bars, Green Rooms) Guard's Station Lounge area Loading Door 5'9" x 9'9" Main Entrance 5'7" x 12'10" ADA/Freight Elevator 3'4" x 7'10" Power: Dedicated 400 amp circuit + 100 and 60 amp circuits Distro: Power distribution services available OPTIMAL USE OF SPACE - Exclusive Private Parties - Premium Corporate Events - Film Shoots - Photo Shoots - Music Videos - Commercials - Themed Events - Product launches - Immersive Experiences - Conferences - Galas - Intimate Receptions - Weddings - Holiday Parties SPACE ACCOMMODATIONS Please refer to the floor plans for square footage CATERING Guest must use a Third Party for all catered food. BEVERAGES All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages must be purchased through our venue. Please message Host. ADDITIONAL FULL SERVICES All furnishings, equipment, decor, etc. will be an additional cost to the guest and are not included within the booking. Host will work with guests on these elements and to make even their most outrageous requests a reality. Want white elephants and fire-breathing acrobats? Host will leverage their extensive contacts to make it happen and provide proposal.

Category and style

Bar/Club, Concert/Entertainment Venue, Event Space, Gallery, Office



Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property, Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
92000 sq ft


Hair/Makeup area


Cathedral Ceiling
Coffered Ceiling
Conventional Ceiling
High Ceiling
Ornate Ceiling
Conference Room/Boardroom
Loading Bay/Loading Dock
Federal Building

Crew access

Freight Elevator
Exact location provided after booking