Event Locations

Spanish Suite Wedding

Spanish Suite

Formerly the private home of the late Frederick Clift, the hotel’s original owner in 1913, Spanish Suite now serves as an elegant private function room with over 2300 square feet of space, including an outdoor terrace with stunning views of San Francisco. Many period details remain, including rich wood-paneled walls, two enormous crystal chandeliers and a wood-burning fireplace. The classically chic custom furnishings, rich velvet drapes, lushly landscaped terraces and panoramic city views make Spanish Suite perfect weddings. 

Located on the 15th floor, Spanish Suite features an indoor parlor, reminiscent of the historic mansions of San Francisco, complete with hardwood floors and a crystal chandelier. Spanish Suite boasts a fully tented weather-proof terrace and an open-air balcony, offering guests expansive views of San Francisco.

  • Ceremony, Seated Dinner and Reception: 72 Guests
  • Guests Reception Only: 150 Guests
  • Guests Ceremony: 90 Guests


Rita Meeting Space

Rita & Ava

Rita Ava is a stunning space located on the Mezzanine level embellished with dramatic white velvet drapes, etched Venetian mirrors and modern banquet furniture by Philippe Starck.

  • Seated Dinner and Reception: 108 Guests
  • Guests Reception Only: 150 Guests
  • Guests Ceremony: 140 Guests


Redwood Room

Redwood Room

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel’s iconic and historic Redwood Room combined with Velvet Room reinvents the elegant and modern San Francisco event space. Original Redwood paneling, a custom etched Venetian bar, and digital artwork create a glamorous and unique atmosphere.

  • Reception Only: 150 Guests

Velvet and Redwood Room

  • Seated Dinner and Reception: 150 Guests
  • Reception Only: 350 Guests


Velvet Room

Velvet Room

Conveniently located on the lobby level, Velvet Room is fashioned with plush velvet drapes and handblown Murano glass lamps, and sweeping 20 foot high ceilings to make for a captivating and romantic environment.

  • Seated Dinner and Reception: 100 Guests
  • Reception Only: 150 Guests