10 Great Places to Meet near Moscone Convention Center
The Moscone Center is San Francisco’s biggest convention center, located right in the middle of the city in the SoMa neighborhood. Whether you’re attending Dreamforce or another convention, you’re going to know great places to meet near Moscone Convention Center for you and your fellow attendees. We’re here to fill you in and all the sensational places nearby, whether you’re looking for breakout sessions, workshops, and other off-site meetings.
Fortunately, Peerspace has hundreds of locations available all over the city, many with all of the equipment and accessories you need. On Peerspace, you can book a private cafe, a stylish loft, a renovated warehouse, you name it. Each space’s listing includes photos, detailed descriptions, and genuine reviews from past renters. Plus, all venues are available by the hour, saving you a lot of money versus other venue rental platforms. If you require something that isn’t available through your host, you can also arrange for additional services, such as catering and equipment rentals, through Peerspace’s Concierge service.
Without further ado, here are the top meeting-ready spaces in and around SoMa to help you decide at which place to meet near Moscone Convention Center.
1. The Harry M. Smith Conference Room at Union Square
This sophisticated room has everything you need for a meeting: Wi-Fi, chairs and tables, a whiteboard, flipchart, projector, and more. At this location, you’ll have access to a beautiful, well-lit room with bookshelves lining the walls, as well as a fireplace adding to the elegant decor. The table and chairs are light enough to assemble in a circle or in rows, depending on your needs, and you can step out onto the balcony for city views. If you need additional space, book the Golden Gate Conference Room in the same building.
According to an executive assistant who booked this room for an off-site: “Our group had a great experience with this conference room. Osmin, the building manager, was an incredible help before and during our rental and we could not have done it without him. We also really appreciated the flexibility with Kevin and Osmin in helping to manage the preparations for our event.”
2. The Garage SFO
The Garage SFO is a “luxury live/work warehouse” in the heart of SoMa. With 3,000 square feet of space, you’ll have room for up to 80 people across two floors and a rooftop terrace. It comes with Wi-Fi, an Epson projector, Apple TV, and Sonos surround sound for all your A/V needs. You’ll also have access to two bathrooms and a kitchen, making it the perfect HQ for a remote team visiting San Francisco. Its unique decor and artsy vibe will make you feel right at home. Best of all, you can order catering directly through the Peerspace Concierge service.
In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “Very nice space for our team offsite of 25 people. We loved the rooftop space for eating / getting fresh air. Great for breakout sessions as well.”
3. A vibrant and whimsical space is located in Union Square
Boasting views of the city from the 15th floor, this stylish meeting room has hardwood floors, comfy couches, and a long meeting table that can easily fit 10 people. You’ll also have Wi-Fi, a chalkboard, a TV, and audio equipment. Enjoy the complimentary coffee, or book a catered breakfast or lunch. There’s a separate reception area you can rent if you’ll be scheduling interviews or appointments during your visit.
A Peerspace reviewer shared the following experience after booking this room: “We had a great time in Vadim’s space. Easy to access, spacious, and bright. Perfect for a two-day, 7-person team workshop. The large TV and whiteboards made live exercises a breeze.”
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4. An executive retreat at a garden pavilion on Potrero Hill
This spot can be your home away from home. If you’re wondering where to meet near Moscone Convention Center, look no further than this tranquil multi-deck pavilion and garden space that can accommodate up to 16 people. Enjoy ultra-speedy Wi-Fi (which even works outdoors) and a full kitchen. Plus, the host can provide an easel-style whiteboard, colored markers, and poster paper upon request.
This is yet another venue that gets a lot of love from the Peerspace community! “This is a beautiful space! There is plenty of seating for more formal and informal meetings. The conference table seats 8. We loved having the outdoor seating as well. The garden space is very tranquil and inviting. It’s nice that the double french doors open out to the outdoor space. It makes the space feel even larger and allows you to include the folks who want to sit outside.”
5. This Russian Hill private flat
This chic, elegant Russian Hill home is the perfect spot to meet with investors or high-ranking executives. At 1,800 square feet, this spacious home has views of Alcatraz and can seat 10 people at the conference/dining table. Not only that, but you’ll have Wi-Fi, A/V equipment, breakout spaces, and optional catering services. When you’re wondering where to meet near Moscone Convention Center, this is an absolute dream option!
In the words of an admin manager who booked this flat: “Kathleen’s Russian Hill space was great for our executive offsite! She was an absolute dream to work with and helped with set up and take down.”
6. This inspiring bright hub in Mission District
This humble spot is ideal for something a little more low-key. It includes the use of a kitchenette, so your team will have access to food and drink while gathering. There’s Wi-Fi and a projector, as well as enough room for around 30 people. Also included is a conference table for formal discussion, and several couches for relaxing after a long day at the convention. This is one of the most affordable options if you’re trying to decide where to meet near the Moscone Convention Center for a short get-together or social activity.
A managing editor who booked this space for a performance rehearsal had this to say in a Peerspace review: “This is a great, full-featured space! Would definitely book again.”
7. “A full floor of modern urban sophistication”
At this vibrant, modern space, you’ll have access to several seating areas, a kitchen, and a dining area. While there’s no formal meeting room or table, the dining table easily doubles as an afternoon workspace. There’s Wi-Fi, rooftop access, and a full bathroom, making this the perfect choice for a remote team traveling to San Francisco for a convention. Enjoy the artwork lining the walls or, even better, stage your own photoshoot. Just be sure to honor the no-shoes policy to keep this place spotless!
A marketing director who booked this space for a production shared the following review: “Amazing place and lovely landlady!! Absolutely a must for the minimalistic, quintessential stylish urban location.”
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8. This private luxe Castro lounge
It’s the perfect retreat space for a small team. Get away from the crowds at Moscone Convention Center and enjoy this atmospheric lounge, which has an adjoining workspace. You’ll have just under 800 square feet of private lounge space located within a private social club. Not only that, but the venue consists of three distinct settings: a boardroom/dining room, the club room/lounge, and the tasting bar room. You’ll have access to a meeting table that sits up to 10 people, as well as Wi-Fi and A/V equipment.
While the kitchenette is small, you can arrange catering through the Peerspace Concierge service to keep your team well-fed.
We also loved combing through all the Peerspace reviews this lounge has accumulated! Here is one example: “Very welcoming and professional. Very unique and luxurious space definitely will come back.”
9. This urban museum in the Tenderloin
Need a space for lectures and presentations? Bring your team here for a fully accessible space with Wi-Fi, projectors, a chalkboard, and more. There are 80 chairs, as well as both round and rectangular tables. You’ll also have an onsite event manager to make sure all of your needs are met. Enjoy access to the exhibits, retail space, restrooms, and four reserved parking spots just a short walk from Civic Center.
According to a program manager in a Peerspace review: “The Museum was a great choice of venue for our event. The AV system worked well, the venue and chairs were comfortable and the host was very friendly and helpful from beginning to end!”
10. This San Francisco rooftop with unreal views
The massive private rooftop fits 200 people, and you’ll have access to Wi-Fi, projectors, tables, and breakout space. It even has its own in-house catering team! With the panoramic views of downtown, AT&T Park, and Bay Bridge, it’s the perfect venue for local and visiting conference attendees alike.
This space is known for its unique style and wonderful host. Just take it from this informative Peerspace review: “I booked this place for my company’s 2018 Holiday Party. It was exactly as advertised and the host was very responsive. By working with Lorenzo and his staff, we were able to provide a successful rooftop holiday party for a group of ~150 employees. Lorenzo and his staff was attentive, collaborative, and accountable. Highly recommend.”
Bonus: this historic general’s residence in Fort Mason
It’s safe to say that this historic Fort Mason general’s mansion is dressed to impress! At 6,000 square feet, it has room for 200 and boasts an array of standing and seating options. You and your guests can make use of its full A/V system, various types of tables and seats, the kitchen, and an outdoor area with a lawn that also overlooks the water. Be sure to visit its Peerspace page and check out all the photos to see how special this venue truly is.
In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “We LOVED working with this space and its team. Such a gorgeous and unique venue, rich in history- with million dollars views. We received multiple compliments from our attendees and will absolutely be back!”
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Where to meet near Moscone Convention Center: conclusion
Meeting spaces in SoMa can get booked up fast when conferences are in town. Plan ahead for a chance to claim a unique space for your team to meet during your next big convention. Whether you need space for a presentation, breakout sessions, conference calls, or meetings, these Peerspace venues should have you covered. And, if you’re still having trouble figuring out where to meet near Moscone Convention Center, the Peerspace Concierge service can provide assistance with your venue, equipment rentals, and catering — all with one phone call.
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