San Fransisco’s Asian Art Museum has all of the beauty and history of San Francisco, but it will also transport you to another world across the ocean. Officially known as the Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, it hosts one of the largest collections of Asian art on the globe, with over 18,000 paintings from the Old World, some dating as far back as 6000 BC. An Asian Art Museum wedding will give you a unique, memorable, cosmopolitan wedding with a global vibe and a reverence for Asian art and culture.

About the Location

The museum resides in the cultural heart of San Francisco, occupying the historic, Beaux-Arts-style former San Francisco library and situated right across the street from the San Francisco Civic Center.

The 1917 structure was refitted in 2003 by Italian architect Gae Aulenti to become the perfect open, expansive space for your wedding. The grey stone building boasts the historic column work, the carved archways, the marble floors, and fine details on the staircases, ceilings, and intricate light fixtures that echo a grander time. Combined with the newly designed openness and functionality of a wedding venue for the new millennium, The Asian Art Museum will give you best-of-both-worlds wedding of your dreams. Within the building, there are various elegant spaces you may choose from for you Asian Art Museum wedding.

Asian Art Museum Wedding Facilities

The various indoor venues at the Asian Art Museum can accommodate up to 250 guests. You may make your entrance or exchange your vows at the Grand Staircase, with space for your guests to watch from the Loggia. The Loggia is made up of two grand corridors that flank the staircase from above, separated by stone balustrades, each under a towering decorative barrel vaulted ceiling.

Reception Facilities

For your reception, you can move into the vast Samsung Hall for dining, dancing, toasts, and cake, and any other festivities you have planned for your Asian Art Museum wedding. Samsung Hall also sits under a carved barrel-vaulted ceiling and a sumptuous chandelier. Exquisite archways inlaid with glass and metal work line the walls of the space.

If you prefer a more minimalist design, there are also two spacious main-floor courts in the Asian Art Museum where you may host your wedding. They have a more modern aesthetic that may be the right fit for your personal dream wedding.


Is wi-fi offered?
Yes, complimentary wi-fi is available throughout the Asian Art Museum.

Where can my party and I get ready for the wedding?
The Peterson Room is available for you and your wedding party to privately prepare for the big day. It sets the mood with Asian art and oriental rugs.

Can I bring in my own caterer?
You may choose any caterer you wish and let them serve their food in the museum.

Can the Asian Art Museum provide me with a caterer?
Yes, the museum has a list of nine caterers you may choose from for you wedding feast (or nibbles).

What if I need additional time?
The facility can work with you to plan additional time for your Asian Art Museum wedding.

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