The Clift Hotel Weddings
Host your wedding against the lush backdrop of The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel. With its multiple banquet halls, breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline, and luxurious amenities, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is the perfect setting for a truly special wedding celebration.
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Our signature venue is the Spanish Suite & Terrace. Located on the 15th floor of the hotel, the Spanish Suite is the original residence of Frederick Clift, the hotel’s original owner. Updated in 2020 with a refined neutral palette of color and textures to promote a handcrafted look that augments the warmth and indulgent sophistication of the rooms. The indoor suite is ideal for ceremonies and opens to the terrace with city and bay views for a twinkling reception.
Our best venue for large weddings is the Applegarth Event Space. Conveniently located on the lobby level, Applegarth (named after George Applegarth, the original architect of the hotel) is a soaring room with sweeping 20-foot high ceilings.
Owned by the late Frederick Clift, the Spanish Suite is a tasteful private event space featuring breathtaking views of San Francisco’s skyline. Its wood-paneled walls, two huge crystal chandeliers, and wood-burning fireplace make the Spanish Suite the ideal setting for a small and intimate ceremony.
Yes, you are welcome to bring in rental items such as linens, furniture, china, stemware, glassware, and so on from outside rental companies. These items are not included in your pricing and would be at cost to you. We offer a variety of options through our preferred vendors.
The Hotel can provide you with a highly trained audiovisual staff with the latest in technical equipment. Rates and information are available upon request. Please inquire with your Weddings Professional for additional information.
We offer several types of menus for a Cocktail Reception, a Dinner, and an After Dinner Reception, depending on your chosen wedding package. Please get in touch with your Wedding Professional for details.
Treat your wedding guests to a special discount on their stay during the ceremony or reception. We are happy to offer a preferred group rate for overnight accommodations.
Yes, we can host ceremonies and farewell brunches at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel. Your ideal venue will depend on the size and style of your event. Contact our event consultants for personalized recommendations.
Our Guests’ San Francisco Wedding Stories
"Wedding Weekend of Our Dreams"
"I initially reached out to The Clift when considering it for our hotel block. Its convenient location in the city and the old SF glamour of the Redwood Room would be great for our family flying in for the wedding. In my first conversation with Jill Plemons, she said "Congratulations! Where are you getting married?" and I had to confess that I did not know. We knew that planning a wedding during COVID would be riddled with uncertainty, and our original venue for both the ceremony and reception had fallen through. At that moment, Jill became my wedding fairy godmother sharing that The Clift had recently remodeled the Spanish Suite that could be used for events. With the support and care of the entire Clift staff, we held the most special (and safe! and easy!) wedding weekend, having our ceremony, reception, hotel block, and afterparty all hosted at The Clift."
"The location was great for visitors to explore SF. We held our rehearsal dinner at Del Popolo (a Michelin-rated Bib Gormound!) which was a 6-minute walk from The Clift, on the day after the wedding everyone too BART to the Oakland Colosseum to watch the Battle of the Bay series Giants v. A's"
"The remodel is truly beautiful with simple and modern elegance while still keeping true to the old glamour of the hotel. Our guests were so impressed by the space and found the rooms quiet and comfortable."
"A stunning space that made our weekend feel elevated and unique. We had family in from Chicago, Minnesota, and Texas, and the Redwood Room was a slice of old SF to share with them. The drinks were delicious!"