If you haven’t already visited the The Burritt Room in San Francisco, then we think you should step to it, sit at the bar and enjoy one of their many exceptional cocktails right before you tour the space. The Burritt Room is located in the Crescent Hotel San Francisco, just steps away from Union Square. Perfect for out-of-town guests as some of the best shopping, sightseeing, theaters and restaurants are just a hop, skip and a jump off the property. Room blocks can be accommodated as well as local suggestions for your guests.
Originally opened in the Speakeasy era, The Burritt Room is a rare find in San Francisco as it imbues a historic ambiance with an urban edge, not found in typical wedding or engagement party venues. The façade, molding, wainscoting and hardwood floors tie in with vintage tiles and exposed original brick to showcase the historical bones of the property. The interior design team sprinkled luxurious chandeliers and vintage mirrors throughout the main floors for a touch of old-world grandeur, while offsetting these elements with a modern, clean color scheme of black, white and red.
Talking with Matthew Medinger, General Manager of The Burritt Room, he tells us the large back room is ideal for parties from 50 - 300 guests and features wainscoting detail and large windows bringing in natural light – which is not typical for “wedding ballrooms” around town. The open space can be modified to suit any design need, from a lounge feel to a table set-up for dinner. You can think of this backspace as a blank canvas to create your special day. The staff is happy assist with ideas for other special touches. For smaller celebrations of 50 or under, consider the spacious open room just off the bar area which can be blocked off. It’s perfect for an engagement party: we know because we’ve celebrated in this very space and can attest for it’s awesomeness (picture above).
Hosting your wedding celebration or engagement party at The Burritt Room means letting your imagination run wild to create the exact experience you want in its space. Their amazing cocktail program includes punch bowl recipes that are sure to provide a twist to the typical wedding experience, as well as classic cocktails. Matthew says they’re happy to work with local caterers and can offer DJ and live band suggestions – some of the best in the business. Simply put, you’re in great hands with the staff and space at The Burritt Room and Crescent Hotel San Francisco. Now it’s time to start planning with them.