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**COVID-19 UPDATE - May 2021** Hooray! We have resumed holding indoor & outdoor events, as official guidelines allow. Please review the local health orders and guidelines for the type and size of event you are planning—we will follow all current local health & safety protocols per SFDPH. We can help you to understand the nuances and details as we continue to receive updated guidelines. If you are interested in booking an event, please reach out and we can be as flexible and accommodating as possible. Thank you, and stay safe! -------------- In the heart of the Castro District, this 2,000 sqft private club is perfect for receptions, product launches, client events, fundraisers, and premier parties. MAIN FLOOR Our 1300 sqft gorgeous main floor space has 3 distinct rooms plus a service kitchen, a custom blackjack table, hardwood floors, rotating artwork by local artists, multiple seating areas, designer furniture, 12-foot ceilings, A/V system and sound, and access to an outdoor terrace with heaters, fire pit, and multiple seating areas. BASEMENT SPEAKEASY The 700 sqft basement speakeasy is accessed through a hidden bookshelf (or via private side entrance), and features a cool "underground" atmosphere filled with unique decor, games, music, and a private bar with direct access to the outdoor patio. OUTDOOR LOUNGE The outdoor space features a gorgeous Brazilian Ipe deck, fire pit, heaters, outdoor lighting, and plenty of space for your group to hang out and enjoy a beautiful San Francisco evening. Perfect for seated dinners, cocktail events, and more. **PLEASE NOTE** —Peerspace booking cost does NOT include any bartender / beverage services (see details below or inquire w/ host for bar package options) —Venue does NOT provide food in-house, but has several preferred caterers who will be happy to accommodate events of all sizes. **SPEAKEASY ONLY may be reserved via separate listing **OUTDOOR TERRACE ONLY may be reserved via separate listing INCLUDED IN BOOKING RATE ❧ All venue staff ❧ Exclusive private access to all spaces listed ❧ Two private restrooms (one on each level) Full use of the Main Floor ❧ Standing up to 75 ❧ Seating up to 25 ❧ 70" Television in Lounge ❧ Mounted roll down projection screen/mounted projector ❧ Sonos sound system ❧ Custom Blackjack Table (staffed w/ professional dealer upon request, $100/hr) Full use of the Basement Speakeasy ❧ Accessed through a hidden bookshelf ❧ Standing up to 40 ❧ Seating up to 12 ❧ Custom-made Bar (bartender & beverage packages additional cost) ❧ Fireplace sitting area ❧ Sonos sound system ❧ Unique seating and lighting ❧ Cool "underground" atmosphere Full use of the Outdoor Terrace ❧ Standing up to 50 ❧ Seating up to 20 ❧ Fire pit sitting area ❧ Outdoor lighting ❧ Designer outdoor furniture ❧ Brazilian Ipe deck ❧ Mounted electric heaters ***NOT INCLUDED*** IN BOOKING RATE (inquire w/ host for full pricing & options) FOOD & BEVERAGE ❧ BEVERAGES: The venue has an exclusive contract with a beverage caterer for bar services & bartenders. Guests are *not* permitted to provide their own staff. Different package levels are available; please inquire w/ host. ❧ FOOD: Preferred vendor food catering options available. Any caterer not on the preferred list will incur an additional fee and require a separately-scheduled walk through. ADDITIONAL SERVICES OFFERED UPON REQUEST ❧ Blackjack dealer ❧ DJ ❧ Drag entertainment ❧ Wine tasting / sommelier ❧ Photo station
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 24 hours before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Bookings cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Anastasia L. booked an event for 55 people
AMAZING! We had such a great time at The Academy! The staff was incredibly professional and fun! The overall process of planning the event was pleasant, Nate was able to help with all needs! I would recommend this place for the events for 50-100people.
Gustaf A. booked an event for 90 people
Second time booking this space and we couldn't be happier. Its beautiful, central and much bigger than you think. We were 100 people and could easily fit just downstairs in in the backyard. We will absolutely come again!
Geno E. booked a company holiday party for 80 people
This space is awesome. Feels like you are having a party at someone's amazing home. The staff was helpful and efficient. We had 65 people, and the space was great for that size but could have also been a party for 125 and still fit nicely. I will keep this on my list of must book places for company events.
Shinae L. booked an office holiday party for 80 people
The Academy was the perfect venue for our company holiday party of 50! The decor and service was amazing. We were completely taken care of with a full staff! I was skeptical at first because the price came to much higher than the Peerspace quote, but it was way worth it to spend more and have everything taken care of by their lovely staff. :) Everyone had a great time and loved the venue!
Jake E. booked an event for 120 people
I’m reluctant to leave a review because I don’t want the secret to get out about this place... I threw a NYE party here and the venue was perfect for me and 100 guests. The space required practically no decoration and had nearly everything we needed! Nate and his team were wonderful, attentive, responsive and communicative throughout the booking and event. The only downside I can think of is that there are only two restrooms so there might be a little wait at times. The speakeasy is awesome and definitely an exciting element for guests, the card table was a great activity and the outside area was spacious and warm for nearly all our guests. We’ll be back!
Jeanne H. booked an office holiday party for 80 people
WOW! I knew that night with Nate and his team would be amazing but my team and I were blown away! The space is beautiful and was decorate with such class for the Holiday season. The team was friendly, professional, fun and supportive. I booked the space for my team's Holiday party and I have only had positive feedback from my team members who want to use the space on their own or for us to go again! If you want to impress your team then book this hidden gem in the Castro!
Lauren M. booked a photoshoot for 2 people
A great space with a lot of interesting things to see! I rented out the space for a photoshoot and there were a lot of really good locations. Nate and his business partner were both very accomodating and kind enough to provide additional props for the shoot. Thank you very much for allowing us to use the space+