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Corporate Rentals

The de Young museum looks forward to hosting your corporate events and creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for you and your guests! A San Francisco cultural institution since 1895 located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the de Young museum is a state of the art facility integrating art, architecture, and the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape—and is one of the city’s premiere event venues.

Whether you plan to host a gala for 2,000 or a VIP reception for your top clients, the de Young can accommodate your needs. From the expansive Wilsey Court to the intimate Hamon Tower, you can choose from a variety of spectacular spaces.

*Kindly note that all in-person events are subject to change or cancellation in accordance with city, county, and state health guidelines. The museums are actively taking steps to ensure visitor safety with our Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Health and Safety Plan. We are here to answer any questions you may have and are excited to walk you through all possibilities in our beautiful event spaces and exceptional galleries.

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Corporate Event Rental Spaces

Entire Museum

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Rental of the entire building includes access for your guests to the entire museum including all of the galleries on all three levels. Food and beverage are not allowed in the gallery spaces but are allowed in Wilsey Court, Main Lobby, Piazzoni Murals Room, Café, Terrace, and Tower. Dancing/Entertainment is allowed in any of the above listed spaces.
Seated capacity: 635-685
Reception capacity: 2,000-2,500

Wilsey Court

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The premiere event space inside the museum for larger receptions and banquets is Wilsey Court. The Wilsey Court and John Buchanan Lobby comprise the central artery of the de Young and can accommodate up to 400 seated, with room for dancing, stage, and bars. The expansive space with its soaring ceiling is easily transformed serves as a canvas on which you can create any style of event. From awards dinners to strolling food station events, Wilsey Court is a very versatile event space option.
Seated capacity: 350-400
Reception capacity: 800

Hamon Observation Tower

The Hamon Observation Tower is a spectacular glasswalled space with 360 degree panoramic views of downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, the Bay, and the Marin headlands. Available as its own event space or as an add-on to a larger rental package, you can start guests off with a cocktail reception to watch the sunset, before making their way downstairs to Wilsey Court or the Piazzoni Murals Room for a dinner.
Seated capacity: 45
Reception capacity: 150

de Young Café and Terrace

The de Young Café provides the only indoor/outdoor rental space. Located adjacent to the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden, the Café features hand-blown glass light fixtures, modern design elements and glass walls providing views onto the Music Concourse and garden. The de Young Café rental includes use of indoor and outdoor Café tables and chairs. Guests enter via the Cafe Entrance off Tea Garden Drive.
Seated capacity: 160
Reception capacity: 250

Piazzoni Murals Room

The Piazzoni Murals Room is a warm and welcoming event space perfect for a more intimate reception, seated dinner or seminar. It can also be combined with the Wilsey Court rental for use as a lounge or specialty bar off of the main event space. The Piazzoni Murals Room is also the only space available for daytime rentals and is equipped with AV capabilities.
Seated capacity: 130
Reception capacity: 175

Koret Auditorium

The Koret Auditorium is a beautiful state of the art theater with a hardwood floor stage and large, leather seats. Spanning two levels of the museum, the auditorium is accessible from both the Concourse Level and the Lower Exhibition Level. The auditorium is available for both daytime and evening rentals. In the evenings, additional event spaces may be rented in conjunction with the Koret for intermissions, or pre or post-performance receptions. Guest entry depends on additional event spaces rented.

No food or drink is allowed in the Koret Auditorium.


Seated capacity: 289