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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 Francisco history and architecture. A legendary spot to host just about anything!
The April edition of Meetings Focus West included an article about our partnership with the SFMOMA.
We recently received new art, to compliment our meeting rooms. Our most recent featured artists are Mark Bowles' "Sum of Light (2009-32)", Margaret Chavigny's "Family Tree", Sidnea D'Amico's "Lights On-Lights Off", Edith Hillinger's "Conversation 1", Edith Hillinger's "Personage", and Sherman Nobleman's "Burnished Series 1A" and "Burnished Series 1B".
"The Bently Reserve's Banking Hall is the epitome of the stately grandeur and timeless elegance of the banking temple tradition; it is one that hearkens back to Rome, but is also a part of San Francisco's rich and colorful history. Originally part of the 1924 Federal Reserve, the Banking Hall is now a prestigious and versatile event space.!"
Read the rest of the blog and get some amazing event inspiration ideas here.
Our custom conference center iPad controls have been featured in a lovely little piece in Techopedia!
The Bently Reserve, a conference and event center in San Francisco's Financial District, used to be the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; it's also on the National Register of Historic Places. IPads are part of how the venue's augmenting its 1924 ambiance with a high-tech edge.
"We have 10 different meeting rooms, and five of them are managed through iPads mounted on the walls," said Vivian V. Perez, the Event and Marketing Director, at The Bently Reserve.
"Clients can bring up and down the window shades (both a daytime and blackout), bring up and down the built-in projector and screen, manage the volume of presentations, as well as the lights in the room.
"The software we are using is proprietary and was developed in-house. To our knowledge we are the only conference center using iPads this way."
Read the rest of the article on Techopedia.
Vice President Joe Biden was at the Bently Reserve on January 18 for a fundraising luncheon. The event was followed by a more intimate fundraiser, with only twenty donors in attendance.
The White House has said that Biden would later meet Bay Area Technology leaders to discuss the economy. Doctor Jill Biden was also in the Bay area, visiting wounded soldiers at the VA Palo Alto Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center. This was part of her Joining Forces initiative with first lady Michelle Obama; the program seeks to recognize, honor, and support veterans and military families.
The event at the Bently Reserve fundraised for the primary and general elections, as well as the Democratic National Committee. The fundraising luncheon was held in the Banking Hall, and followed with a smaller gathering in the Conference Center.
We're honored to have hosted the Vice President, and the Bently Reserve staff would like to personally thank everyone who attended or was involved with this fundraiser; it was a rousing success!
An eBook about the Bently Reserve is now available on the iTunes bookstore.
This handsomely illustrated book takes readers on an intimate tour of the building's fascinating history, cutting-edge technology, and world class facilities. It traces a history of the building that begins with the California gold rush and ends by detailing present day eco-friendly technologies.
Whether you're considering a wedding or conference at the Bently Reserve or have an interest in the history of the Bay Area, this book will provide a detailed glimpse of the influential art, architecture, and technology that shaped the Bently Reserve — and the city of of San Francisco.
Download the free iBook today to get an intimate glimpse at this historic building, and our city!
A federal judge in San Francisco has handed victory to the opponents of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution.
The judge's decision was officially announced by the plaintiff couples today at our very own Bently Reserve — a venue well-known for some of the city's highest-profile weddings. The Bently Reserve made an ideal place for the announcement to be made — not only for its reputation as a wedding venue, but because we have always been strong supporters of the right to marry for all citizens, regardless of lifestyle choice.
We're absolutely thrilled that the right to marry has taken such a huge step forward today! You can also check out the crowd's initial reaction over on Youtube.