VENUE PRICING: OFF SITES/DAYTIME EVENTS: Weekday - Monday- Friday 6am-6pm -$275 per hour (minimum hire: 4hrs) Weekday - Monday-Friday PAST 6pm- $650 per hour Post Event Cleaning $250 SPECIAL EVENTS: Weekday Evenings/Weekends: Monday-Thursday 6pm-2am $650 per hour Friday- Sunday Event hours $950 p/hr (minimum hire: 5 event hrs) $275 per hour for set-up/breakdown Post Event Cleaning $250 THE VILLA: The space is located in the Potrero Hill/Design District neighborhood of San Francisco and is a converted machine shop originally built in the late 1800's. Many original features are still intact. It was home to and antique and art gallery for the past 30 years prior to becoming the offices of an international event designer and producer. If you're looking for that at home experience look no further. The space is perfect for team meetings, off-sites, conferences, presentations, product launches, dinners, pop up shops and galleries, cocktail receptions, intimate weddings and holiday parties or anything else you comes up with! The exterior of the brick masonry building is covered in old growth vines and surrounded on two sides by 10 foot tall clipped topiaries. You enter the building through the original sliding door and arrive in the drive through porte-cochère. Within this space there are exposed brick walls, estate planters overflowing with ivy and topiaries. Access to the building is through the double french doors. As you enter the building you find you’re in the grand foyer with oversized crystal chandelier, italian statuary and well appointed art. There are two rooms that open off the foyer. One functions as a reception/gathering space and the other as conference/dining space. The reception room is eclectically furnished with multiple seating areas. Accessed through french doors is an intimate cobblestoned courtyard filled with green and blooming seasonal plants. The dining room can accommodate up to 24 at one long table. Located just behind the conference space is the full kitchen and an additional half bath. There is also a door with access to the street for catering load in. On the Second floor are three additional spaces. The Chandelier Ballroom Room, Library and Conference Room. The Ballroom is surrounded on 3 side by large warehouse windows with views of the downtown skyline and garden. It’s large enough to accommodate a sit down dinner for up to 100 guest. 2 65” flat screen monitors are available along with a Bose Tower sound system with wireless microphone. The Library is furnished with modern furniture, designer chandeliers and custom wallpaper. This room has a flat screen monitor available for your use. Adjacent to the Library is a second restroom. The second floor conference room can accommodate up to 12 at one table. There isa 65" flat screen for presentations. We are two blocks from the San Francisco Design Center, Zynga, Uber, Adobe and many more tech companies and only one block from Starbucks, Whole-foods and many restaurants. Total sq ft-3425
There must be a lead organizer onsite to meet and manage all vendors and participants. All trash must be bagged at the end of each day. There is a trash collection fee of $130 per booking.
Robert, Ally and team and true definition of what professionalism is all about. It was a joy working with them. They even went above and beyond the norm in helping us set up and coordinate all different vendors delivering goods. The place is more beautiful in person. I would highly recommend this venue for anyone interested in hosting one of a kind event.
What a beautiful and unique venue! I hosted a tech conference here and utilized all 4 rooms. It was a really unique space and people loved the experience. Outside is really nice too, as long as weather is permitting. The outside has a high slant though, so tough to really put anything outside besides tables up near the top. Robert was a flexible host to work with and was really casual about everything. We did several walk throughs and he verbally gave consent to a lot of things. Closer to the event there were many concerns about load in/load out and blocking of the driveway which we had verbally talked about, but never confirmed over email, so I'd just encourage you to get everything confirmed over email to make things clear. If you're having a big event, make sure to hire separate garbage porters, as this was something we didn't think about so needed support throughout the day. In the end we had a caterer who really messed things up for our event, and Robert was understanding with us as we tried to get things fixed because of their mistakes :\ The one thing I'd encourage the venue to do is to make an official venue rules and regulations guide to help folks know what are the official rules of using the space so it's clear from the start what is and not allowed.
This photo does not even come close to representing the airiness & charm of this venue! We had @70 people in this space for 3 days of a seminar. From the intimate entry way with sparkling chandelier to eclectic art pieces in the dining room and receiving room downstairs (which we used as “green room”) and beautifully wall-papered lounge & powder room (which sounds more fitting than “bathroom”), every little space had a personality of its own. You would never guess from the outside (which looks cool on its own right with vine covered vertical wall) how it looks inside - so do not judge the book by its cover for this location! Location-wise, it’s on the edge of the Design District but there is Starbucks & Whole Foods within a walking distance. The large windows face the major freeway above, but honestly, we did not even notice the sound. We also feared for parking, but if you use Best Parking app, you can find some lots nearby for about $15/day and there were ample street parking on the weekend. Oh, did I mention how this venue photographs soooo well? The lighting was amazing - the photographer LOVED it with filtered mecho shades, it was perfect. Our photos speak for themselves - he hardly needed to edit them! Also, we used Peerspace’s concierge service, and Amanda was amazing!!! We are used to piece-meal it ourselves - catering, AV, furniture rental, flowers, etc. - but Amanda did it all for us with great deal of attention to detail (we’re VERY picky). The fact that she came to meet us for a walk-through was impressive enough for me - appreciated that personal touch in this digital age where everything is done online. We will be back in a heartbeat for the next event!
The space is a hidden gem in San Francisco and perfect for many types of events. Visitors to our retail pop-up shop were in love with the venue. The team at Villa Fontaine were extremely helpful and accommodating. Thanks to Brooke, Katherine and Robert for helping to make our event a success!
We held a series of events at this space for 3 days. It was really beautiful and Brooke our host was so helpful. We love the staff here and the venue was outstanding. Thank you for making our event such a success Brooke!
The event team was just awesome. Everyone was so friendly, professional, and very customer service oriented. My team really loved the space and I received multiple complements on the space. I'm super grateful it was such a successful event and look forward to hosting another event here in the future.
This space was incredible and perfect for our team of 30 people! It's big enough where everybody has enough space to move around, yet still feels intimate. The decor is beautiful and there was plenty of room for breakout space. Charlotte was amazing to work with. She was super responsive, helpful, and answered all the questions I had. I will defintely be telling team coordinators at my office to book this place for other teams. I would book this space again! Thanks Charlotte and team.