For nearly 100 years, the Merchants Exchange Club – an elegantly appointed private club in the lower levels of the eponymous Merchants Exchange building – was a meeting place for highest stratum of San Francisco’s booming Financial District. Over time, the club – like so many of its once opulent contemporaries – fell into disrepair. The lights went out on the club for good in 1997. In 2013, the Merchants Exchange Club was fully renovated and reborn as one of San Francisco’s most stylish new private event facilities. Backed by the proven professional staff of the Julia Morgan Ballroom, the Merchants Exchange Club is a stunning and adaptable venue, offering social, corporate and nonprofit clients a variety of space configurations and a one-of-a-kind experience. The venue adds an additional 6,500 square feet of unobstructed event space to the Ballroom’s total, along with a variety of customized configurations and setups.