wedding ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco in Union Square is your destination for a luxury wedding in the city. Whether you’re looking for an intimate celebration with 50 guests or a big Indian wedding with up to 450 guests, The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco has a perfect venue for you.

Select from ballrooms with elegant chandeliers or the courtyard terrace where you can dance the night away under the sparkiling San Francisco skyline.

The hotel is minutes from the famous cable car station that sails through the city to famous sites such as Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. You and your guests will love the experience of celebrating in the city.

Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema

{Capacity, Info, Airports}

Ceremony Venues

Reception Venues

  • Indoor Ceremony: 600 guests
  • Terrace Courtyard Ceremony: 200 guests
  • Ballroom Reception: 450 guests
  • Terrace Courtyard Reception: 140 guests

The hotel is approximately 13 miles north of San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Getting To/From the Hotel: From the airport get off at the Powell Street BART station and walk approximately .5 miles to the hotel. Alternatively drive or use a rideshare app. Parking at the Ritz-Carlton is $40 per vehicle for event parking. Overnight parking is a different fee.

Hindu Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, licensed and insured caterers are welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed in the Courtyard Terrace. Indoor ceremony flames are allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes and the hotel will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, setup a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel which they will help you setup.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? You could host it at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco or another venue such as the Julia Morgan Ballroom which also in San Francisco. If your guests will have access to cars, you can have your sangeet at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Milpitas, a golf club, nearby community center, or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco and Muhurats

The venue is happy to work with you on a ceremony time that accommodates your muhurat.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco allows you to hire an outside caterer. With regards to dietary restrictions, work directly with your caterer to prepare menus per your dietary requirements and the setup at the venue. Often there will be a separate buffet or section of the buffet for vegetarian, Swaminarayan etc. food.

Mexican food served an a sangeet for an Indian wedding.
Photo: VEK Photo

Resources for Hindu Weddings

Jain Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, a licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed in the Courtyard Terrace. Indoor ceremony flames are allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, setup a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? Have your sangeet at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco or if your guests have access to cars/transportation at the Jain Center of Northern California, a nearby community center or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco and Muhurats

They do their best to accommodate muhurats. They may not be possible to accommodate early morning or late night celebrations with a baraat due to noise control, labor union policies, and city ordinances.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco allows you to hire an outside caterer and even allows caterers to use their kitchen.

With regards to dietary requirements work with your caterer to customize a menu per your dietary requirements and setup at the venue. Often there will be a separate buffet or section of the buffet for Jain food. Ask your caterer to make dish description cards like the ones pictured below.

Mexican food served an a sangeet for an Indian wedding.
Photo: VEK Photo


Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and they help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, setup a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the stage? No, work with your decorator to design it.

Nearby Masjids

If you prefer to have the nikah and/or shaadi at a Masjid you can follow it up with a walima at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. There are several Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could host a mehndi at an Indian restaurant banquet hall, the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco or a community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco allows you to hire an outside caterer. Work directly with the caterer to prepare halal menus.


Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, a licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the Guru Granth Sahib? No, work with your decorator to design an elevated setup. See more info below.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there space for milni? Yep!
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, they will help you setup a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel.

Anand Karaj at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

The ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton or the covered Courtyard Terrace would be gorgeous venues for an Anand Karaj. Below are photos of other Anand Karaj ceremonies, so you can see how other couples have setup a non-Gurdwara ceremony. You may also like our guide on Tips for a non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj.

Anand Karaj at Warner Center Marriott
Indoor Anand Karaj ceremony where the guests are seated on sheets in a hotel ballroom. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
Outdoor-Sikh-wedding-ceremony-at-resort-venue
Sub-flooring was laid down on the grass for an outdoor Sikh wedding. Your decorator will help with this. Photo: Greycard Photography
Sikh wedding at Pelican Hill Resort
Anand Karaj ceremony at an oceanfront resort. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

At the Anand Karaj below, they gave each guest a gadda (cushion) to sit on.

Outdoor Anand Karaj wedding ceremony
Outdoor Anand Karaj on concrete with gaddas for the guests to sit on.

Closest Gurdwaras

If you prefer a traditional setting for your Anand Karaj, you could get married at one of the many Bay area Gurdwaras. The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco has hosted Sikh wedding receptions ater ceremonies at the San Jose Gurdwara.

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco and Muhurats

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco will do their best to accommodate muhurats. They may not be possible to accommodate early morning or late night celebrations with a baraat due to noise control, labor union policies, and city ordinances.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? You could host it at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco or the Julia Morgan Ballroom, an Indian restaurant banquet halls or a community center.

Wedding Planning Resources

Like This Venue? Request a Quote!







ChristianHinduJainMuslimSikhOther2 Ceremonies


YesNoConsidering it




YesNo


YesNoLocal Destination




ShaadiShop Indian Wedding Venues logo

The Largest Indian Wedding Venue Marketplace

About ShaadiShop
How ShaadiShop Works


Photos and video: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema