Readers’ Choice 2019: Party Venue


Contemporary Jewish Museum

(415) 655-7890  •

A beautiful venue for any event, this exciting and dynamic facility was designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.  The space provides various spaces for special events, including wedding receptions, bar/bat mitzvahs, celebrations, corporate cocktail parties and dinners, lectures, film screenings, and performances. The location is both prestigious and central in the city, and provides an upscale, sophisticated venue for any size event.

Cliff House

(415) 386-3330  •

The Cliff House, a San Francisco landmark since 1863, hosts elegant receptions, with spectacular views of the ocean and the Marin coast. Along with exceptional food and special seasonal menus, guests can enjoy sightings of flocks of pelicans and seagulls as well as an occasional seal, dolphin or whale. A regular favorite on J. Readers’ Choice list.

JCC of San Francisco

(415) 292-1269  •

A landmark among San Francisco venues, this space is well-located and elegant, with space for large events as well as small, intimate ones. The three-story, 3,600-square-foot Pottruck Family Atrium creates the perfect atmosphere for any type of wedding or event. The convenience of three catering kitchens, including a kosher one, plus attached underground parking help things go smoothly when planning a simcha, event or meeting.



Sequoyah Country Club


(510) 632-2900  •

With a history dating back to 1913, this gem of a venue features high-beam ceilings and Spanish-style antique charm, making the indoor space just as smashing as the outdoor vistas of the stunning golf course. Delicious catered dining is prepared and served by expert staff with attention to every detail. Whether the occasion is a simcha or a meeting, the stunning golf course and beautiful East Bay views serve as an incredible backdrop for your event.



Oshman Family JCC


(650) 223-8700  •

Hardly a more flexible event venue exists than the Oshman Family JCC for intimate to opulently elegant events. The JCC is able to accommodate the largest and smallest ceremonies, wedding receptions, bar/bat mitzvahs, private parties, concerts,

arangetrams (Indian dance performances), cultural events, conferences and trade shows in 20,000 square feet of event space.



The Spinnaker


(415) 332-1500  •

Providing one of the most stunning views in the Bay Area, Spinnaker’s banquet room and its waterfront deck make any event memorable. Guests up to 170 seated or 220 reception can be comfortably and beautifully accommodated. And you need not worry about any snags in service — they cater from a separate banquet facility to ensure flawless service. An ideal venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate meetings and functions, anniversary celebrations, retirement parties, bar/bat mitzvahs or birthday events.

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