PLEASE NOTE that all rentals past 5pm cost only $350/h. 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. PRICING & AVAILABILITY 4-hour minimum for all rentals Please inquire about additional availability 8am - 5pm • $499/h 5pm - 10pm • $350/h 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. In addition to the amenities listed above, we have a small number of items--linens, wine glasses, ice bucket--available for a nominal fee. Non-Profit rate available. Please inquire. Capacity: 112 standing, 75 seated theater-style (capacity can increase up to 150 with variance from Fire Department) 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 of $350/h 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.
Madeline was super helpful throughout the experience, and always responsive. However, the space itself didn't work for our needs. It is long and narrow which doesn't allow for people to mingle or network, especially if there are 60 or so people. Our host on the evening was rude, unavailable and unhelpful. I also didn't expect to have to take our own trash with us especially for the price per hour we were being charged.
I'd been wanting to host an event here for a while — and having now done so, I can say that it didn't disappoint! The space is open and versatile and easily worked well for our talk with a big audience and for socialization afterwards. Madeline was a total professional and made planning effortless and happily coordinated with caterers and production. The event went without a single hitch, and I would never hesitate to host another event here soon!
Madeleine was a great host and massively knowledgeable. The event went extremely well thanks to her. I would highly recommend this space to any inquisitive and creative groups of people.
This was our second time booking with Madeleine and yet again, it was a huge success! Thanks again to Madeleine and her team for their support during the entire process. We look forward to returning in 2019!
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.