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Mollie & Patrick’s regal wedding, photographed by Kate Webber, was highlighted as an example of one of one of their favorite ceremonies. The photo really shows off the grandeur and sophistication an wedding in the Banking Hall can embody.
California Meetings and Events magazine featured the Bently Reserve in its Summer 2017 issue. This time, the magazine focuses on sustainable venues, so of course they had to reach out to Jim Bruels, the director of events & sales at our own LEED-Certified venue!
Jim talks about how important all the little details are when it comes to being green. He also discusses how working for a company whose core value is sustainability has freed him make a big difference in managing an industry-leading eco-friendly events venue.
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Successful Meetings magazine has recently featured the Bently Reserve in an article about sustainable spaces in the green-thinking city that is San Francisco. While this might be the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the City has shown it can look forward as well as back — and we’re proud to be a part of both San Francisco’s past and its green future!
You can read the full article here.
The Bently Reserve’s new fall and winter SFMOMA collection combines fascinating textures, representational landscapes, and wintry palettes.
Heidi McDowell's crisp view of Mt. Whitney contrasts high desert scrub in the foreground with dark foothills and snowy peaks in the background. In End of Day, Donna McGinnis depicts a warm, softly lit fall afternoon along the Sacramento delta. Each of these images has a relationship to our companies in Nevada: both Bently Ranch and Bently Heritage reside in the Carson Valley, on the high plains …
The Bently Reserve Conference Center received its new installation of art in April. This time we went in a direction inspired by spring and summer with representations of water and forests, a little whimsy, and some pure abstraction.
Wander through the woods, get lost in the patterns of the forest floor, invoke the smell of pine needles, and come back refreshed within Linda Galusha’s "Don’t Look Back, It is All Right in Front of You.” Or, take a take a cool dip in John Bucklin’s “Swimming Pool.”
In the Port …
In honor of the US Dept. of Labor’s Affordable Care Act requiring employers to provide reasonable break time and a private space for breastfeeding mothers, the Bently Reserve has created a Mother’s Room. The secure, tranquil room is ideal for breastfeeding moms who attend meetings at the Bently Reserve.
We’re increasingly receiving requests from meeting planners for a private room for mothers who are breastfeeding, and we wanted to create a truly comfortable space for them,
said Jim Bruels, Director of Events and Sales.
The Mother’s Room is available …
The Bently Reserve Conference Center recently received a new set of works from the San Francisco MOMA Artists Gallery. Since 2013 we’ve hosted the works of Bay Area artists in our boardrooms, adding new collections twice a year. Past genres have included collage, abstract photography, and modern art — this time the pieces are more traditional, focusing on oil paintings and landscapes.
In the Cordova boardroom you can experience Jeff Bellerose’s Front, a graphic division of space that features a view of San Francisco's Front Street.…
MeetingsNet highlighted our recent renovation, and included this photo of the beautifully restored ceiling in the Battery Street entry.
Meetings and Conventions listed our renovation and new meeting space in their roundup of meeting space debuts.
Continuing a partnership with the San Francisco MOMA, the events and design teams at the Bently Reserve have selected a new set of artwork and prints for the Conference Center.
The art isn’t just meant to accentuate rooms, but to offer visual relief and stimulation for people spending long hours in meetings. Some meeting rooms have very distinct decors, so the team choose pieces to serve as focal points; other rooms with neutral white wall space have pieces that were chosen to balance or play off one another.
The current set includes abstract photography, …
Unique Venues, an organization committed to bringing together unique venues and meeting planners, has featured our building's restoration of the Adriatic and Gateway rooms.
Adjacent to the Banking Hall is the brand new Adriatic Room and the newly refreshed Gateway Room, both featuring 870 square feet of space ideal for meetings and events. Showcasing the building’s stunning architecture, the Adriatic Room has original 1924 exposed brick walls and large windows overlooking downtown San Francisco, complemented by a brand new ceiling, LEED-certified carpeting and paint plus LED energy efficient lighting …
Smart Meetings featured a story about our first floor renovation and the unveiling of the Adriatic Room.
Planners seeking a sophisticated venue in San Francisco can bank on Bently Reserve. The building, which housed the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for 60 years, still retains much of its 1920s architectural charm.
When an ordinary ballroom won't suffice, a one-of-a-kind venue oozing with history is the ideal setting for a memorable meeting or event. Located downtown at 301 Battery St., the Bently Reserve is a snazzy and elegant event venue housed in the landmark structure that was once …
We love being able to partner with The Bently Reserve for our (now annual) marketing party. We invited the very best professionals in the social and corporate event industry to have a fun and spirited evening getting to know our team as well as catching up with industry friends. We started this to showcase our company and our entertainers, but it's grown into a full-circle marketing event- with the sponsors and venue shining bright with their talents and offerings.
BizBash, a resource hub for the event and meeting industry, honored this year's Earth Day with a roundup of San Francisco's ten greenest venues for meetings and events — and the Bently Reserve is number one on the list!
Our spring 2015 renovations were highlighted in their slideshow.
We're proud to have spent Earth Day the company of the greenest event venues in one of the world's most sustainable cities.
We were thrilled to host the inaugural EGR North America Awards in April.
This article on Totally Gaming explains why San Francisco is a hub of gaming talent, and the perfect place to host the awards ceremony.
A big thank you to I DO PR for their blog post about the Spring Awakenings event, the grand re-opening party after our renovations of the Banking Hall, Gateway Room, and Battery Street Entrance. The photos are amazing. A wonderful time was had by all, and Entire Productions outdid themselves as usual!
In the April 2015 destination guide, Meetings and Conventions listed the Bently Reserve Conference Center as the venue for group events:
Group Venue: The Bently Reserve Conference Center, which began its existence in 1924 as the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, has nine meeting rooms that combine for more than 6,400 square feet of space, with high-tech offerings such as on-demand video capture, high-definition audio and digital videoconferencing services. The rooms currently feature rotating artwork on loan from the San Francisco …
Citing its one-of-a-kind sophistication, elegance and rich history, the Bently Reserve was chosen from more than 2,000 venues as one of the best spots in the San Francisco Bay Area for brides and grooms to say "I do" by the readers of Wedding Spot. Additionally, the Reserve's Banking Hall was named one of the top ballrooms in Northern California.
Criteria for the awards was based upon …
Thank you to Haute Residence for highlighting the Bently Reserve as one of the best spots to host a large gathering.
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Lafayette Park: one of the cities best parks for people, kids and dogs alike! There's also the Bently Reserve, which has been called "one of the best ballrooms" in North America. The space is lavish and holds so much San …