Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA/Yerba Buena district. This 2,625 sq ft urban-contemporary space accommodates corporate and social events, receptions, and meetings for up to 112 guests. Please inquire about additional availability and note that there is a 4 hour minimum for all rentals. We are a museum, and the daytime rate (8 am - 5pm) includes buy-out of tours and other museum activities during the period of your rental. Features: Note: the furniture featured in the photos does not reflect what is available. Please see notes below for what furniture we provide. Modern-industrial building with natural light and high ceilings A single level of versatile event space that can be divided for up to four separate experiences (please see the zoned floorplan) Walking distance to Moscone Convention Center Easy transit access via Muni and BART, with parking garages nearby On-site catering preparation space Wheelchair accessibility Amenities available upon request include: projector, screen and small wi-fi surround speaker system 70 folding chairs available 5 highboy tables with linens available 2 rectangular tables available Complimentary Wi-Fi On-site event support Access to historical bookbinding exhibits and docent-led tours of the exhibitions are available (additional fee). We do not supply food or beverages, but do have a small catering prep kitchen. Non-Profit rate available. Please inquire. Capacity: 112 standing, 75 seated theater-style (capacity can increase up to 150 with variance from Fire Department) Specific "zones" can be rented independently (see floorplan). Please inquire for separate pricing. For more involved events with full catering the hourly rate is $599 to cover the cost of janitorial.
Please note that the $499/hour rate is for rentals before 5pm. Any rental continuing past 5pm will be charged at the evening rate for those hours (ie., a 4-8 rental would be charged 1 hour at $499 and three hours at $350). Please make sure you include set-up and clean-up time when booking. If you do not include set-up and clean-up time upfront we will add the additional time to your final costs. You will be charged from the time your vendors and guests enter the building to the time everyone associated with your event has vacated the building. If serving alcohol, you must either do so through a licensed caterer or you must have a Daily General License, obtainable from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control department (http://www.abc.ca.gov/forms/pdfspc.html). Please be respectful of the space, we are a functioning Museum and we house historical and rare machinery from the Industrial Revolution.
We've booked space here twice and both times it's been a very enjoyable and easy process. Madeleine is very helpful and accommodating and very hands on. The space is clean and bright and I would highly recommend this space to anyone looking to be close to the Moscone and Whole Foods for catering purposes.
Not only was the space beautiful, clean, and accommodating, the history of the presses set a great backdrop for a conversation about art and the use of emerging technologies as new ways to communicate. Our event was ticketed, but welcomed walk-ins, and the location on Folsom invited a few passerby's to join us that evening. Madeline was prompt with responses, professional, attentive, and very easy to work with. We'd love to host an event here again in the future.
This place is a hidden gem. We received a ton of positive feedback from our attendees about the venue, plus Madeleine was awesome to work with! Would absolutely recommend!
I can't begin to say how pleased I was to have had our event at Madeleine's space. The day before the event, she sent me a detailed run-of-show to make sure all the details (layout/setup, trash, AV, etc) were confirmed. When I arrived the venue to begin my own setup, she had already done most of the work so I pretty much just had to plug in my laptop for the presentation, test the mic, and arrange the decor I brought with me. On top of everything, her venue itself is truly unique space and a conversation starter with the perfect floor-plan for presentations, networking events, receptions, panel sessions, etc. I couldn't have had a successful event without Madeleine and would love to book her space again!
Amazing space, friendly + helpful team on-site, and all the equipment (chairs, projector+screen, extra tables, etc.) we needed for our 45-person offsite. Will absolutely book again when we need somwhere in SOMA for our group to meet and present.