If you’re looking for an iconic, historical building for your wedding, look no further than the Fairmont San Francisco. The Fairmont is arguably the most sought-after Bay Area wedding venue for fine events and celebrations. Perched high on Nob Hill, The Fairmont possesses unrivaled views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline, including the unforgettable Transamerica Building pyramid and the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges.  The hotel’s exterior with the skyline in the background is an excellent spot for wedding photography, like the beautiful Indian wedding pictured below.

Bay Area Wedding Venue Fairmont Hotel Indian Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony at Fairmont San Francisco

Opened in 1907, with construction delayed due to damage from the legendary 1906 earthquake, the hotel is a legacy feature of the Bay Area. The Fairmont was the first hotel in the entire United States to offer concierge services. It also was the site of the formation of the United Nations in 1945. Tony Bennet first sang “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” at the Fairmont in 1961. Fairmont San Francisco weddings are full of elegance, meaning, and rich memories that will span a lifetime.

The hotel’s exquisite interior boasts 72,000 square feet of luxurious space for events. You will have many opulent locations to choose from for your wedding. At the Fairmont you can plan a micro-wedding for 20 guests, a massive wedding gala for your 1000 best friends, or anything in between.  Pictured below, The Venetian Room is covered in a gold damask pattern with gorgeous chandeliers throughout and an Indian Mandap set up for the day’s festivities.  The perfect location for an unforgettable evening!

Indian Wedding Mandap Fairmont Hotel San Francisco Wedding Ceremony

The spacious ballroom is perfect for a custom Mandap. The Mandap serves as the altar for Indian weddings, specifically for Hindu and Jain ceremonies. Wedding ceremonies that take place under a Mandap are an ancient, beautiful custom, with the bride and groom seated on the royal chairs for their big day. Click here to learn about Indian Wedding Mandaps.

Wedding Reception at Fairmont San Francisco

Fairmont San Francisco Ballroom Lin and Jirsa Wedding Photography

Pictured above is a beautiful centerpiece at a Fairmont SF Ballroom Wedding.

Wedding Reception Fairmont Hotel San Francisco Wedding Photography

Be sure to sneak into the ballroom 10-15 minutes before your guests arrive for a few gorgeous couples photos!

Chinese Wedding Traditions Fairmont San Francisco Lin and Jirsa Photgraphy

The Fairmont San Francisco will go the extra mile to host the wedding of your individual dreams, honoring your respective cultures, such as the Chinese wedding traditions pictured above. Guests celebrated the groom’s Chinese traditions at the reception after partaking in an Indian wedding ceremony to honor the bride.

Check out more of Santhi & Patrick’s Fusion Wedding here.

The Beauty of San Francisco

Couple Session Fairmont San Francisco Wedding Venue Photography

The image above is taken on the rooftop of the Fairmont, where there is a lush garden and fountain.

Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco Wedding Venue Lin and Jirsa Photography

The Fairmont San Francisco is so centrally located in the cultural heart of San Francisco that you can extend your photography sessions and celebrations to many of the surrounding landmarks. The cable car lines meet right outside the Fairmont, and they can take you to Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, or Coit Tower. Or just a little under five miles away from Fairmont San Francisco is the Palace of Fine Arts in Golden Gate Park, perfect for your couple photography session, like this one with Lin and Jirsa Photography.

Punjabi Indian Wedding Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco Wedding Photography

Fairmont San Francisco Nighttime Photography

Nighttime photos are huge with Lin & Jirsa clients. Romance is always in the air on the night of a Fairmont San Francisco wedding. The balcony overlooking the SF city lights is perfect for an epic photo.

Nighttime Photography Punjabi Indian Wedding Fairmont San Francisco

Ravi and Ramneek held their Punjabi wedding at El Sobrante Gurdwara followed by a beautiful reception at the Fairmont in San Francisco. Check out more of their big day here.


Which rooms are available to host a Fairmont Hotel wedding?

The Fairmont has plenty of wedding packages in an abundance of locations. The most popular are the Venetian Room (pictured above), the luxurious Crown Room, and the lavish Gold Room.

Where can wedding guests dine at the Fairmont?

The Fairmont San Francisco has two wonderful dining options, the world-renowned Tonga Room and Hurrican Bar, and the Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar. Guests can also have a drink or snack at the hotel’s coffee bar. The hotel’s unsurpassed caterer will provide all of your official wedding festivities.

How long can I schedule my wedding for?

Guests are allotted a six-hour window to have the ultimate wedding celebration. Indoor and/or outdoor music is provided. Music must end by 1:30 AM.

The Fairmont San Francisco is located at:

950 S Mason St.

San Francisco, CA  94108

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