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The Julia Morgan Ballroom and the Merchants Exchange Club

The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange is San Francisco’s most exclusive special event venue, an architectural masterpiece that combines a timeless Beaux-Arts interior with superior modern amenities. The ballroom’s historic significance, breathtaking details, professional production staff and strategic location make it an unparalleled space for any event. The ballroom itself offers more than 4,300 square feet of unobstructed exhibit and event space, and its five accompanying breakout rooms and bar and lounge range from 1,223 square feet to 360 square feet, making the venue flexible enough to handle multifaceted events and multiple breakout sessions.

Atop the landmark Merchants Exchange building at California and Montgomery Streets, the Julia Morgan Ballroom boasts an enviable location at the very heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Financial District. Strategically positioned amid fine hotels, notable restaurants, cultural attractions and the energy of the City’s financial nerve center, the ballroom offers event-goers the best of everything San Francisco has to offer, including numerous public transportation options and abundant evening parking.

We pride ourselves on working with our clients to meet their specific needs. We strive to accommodate any special requests, maintain absolute discretion at all times, and offer our clients the City’s most professionally produced events in a truly legendary space. Because we own and operate our own venues, we are able to focus on the total guest experience, from gourmet food and beverage service down to the smallest detail of event production. For square footage and occupancy details, click here.

For even larger events, the Ballroom may be booked in conjunction with our downstairs sister facility, the Merchants Exchange Club. This stunning venue adds an additional 6,500 square feet of unobstructed space to the Ballroom’s total, along with a variety of customized configurations and event setups. What’s more, the Merchants Exchange Club boasts its own 90-year history at the heart of the San Francisco Financial District. After nearly a century as one of the City’s top social clubs, the space was renovated and reborn in 2013 as a stylish new private event facility, operated by the same dedicated professional staff of the Julia Morgan Ballroom.

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