Banking Hall

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Voted Best Ballroom in North America by BizBash, and awarded The Knot Best Of Weddings three years in a row.

Majestic Weddings, Extraordinary Events, and Innovative Conferences

Originally the Banking Hall of the 1924 Federal Reserve, this is now a prestigious and versatile event space.

Guests entering the Battery Street Lobby will experience the full splendor of the space as the hall opens up to 25-foot tall Doric columns that flank the room and emphasize its awe-inspiring height. Hand painted travertine walls echo the genuine Italian marble floor tiles. Two dazzling chandeliers, personally designed by the architect himself and hung from an ornate plaster ceiling, have been meticulously reconditioned to their original splendor. Alongside these beaux-arts masterpieces modern recess lighting has been added to enhance their dramatic effect.

The Banking Hall’s large doors are solid bronze, accentuating the bronze and marble imperial staircase that gracefully rises from the floor. This grand staircase leads to an open mezzanine and outdoor balcony, providing an invigorating location for cocktail receptions or the staging of a dramatic bridal entrance.

The Banking Hall is as versatile as it is beautiful: it has been known to host some of San Francisco’s most groundbreaking gatherings, lavish weddings, and innovative conferences.

Catering to your Needs

We've partnered with a variety of caterers to help you focus more on what needs to get done. For events in the conference center we offer an in-house catering menu, and you can also chose from our preferred vendor list. We also welcome your preferred caterer.

For Banking Hall rentals, we offer a list of the city's finest caterers to suit your needs.

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The Heart of San Francisco

We're located in downtown San Francisco, close to shopping, dining, hotels, and much more. Our building is directly connected to the Le Meridien Hotel via a walkway, and we have special discount rates for our clients at several choice hotels.

Whether your friends and family are from far-flung corners of the globe or just across the Golden Gate Bridge, they'll feel right at home at the Bently Reserve.