The following caterers have been approved to work on-site at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums. Please note no caterers other than those on this list may cater at either museum. COFAM must approve all other vendors contracted for an event.
McCalls Catering and Events
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 beverages are not allowed in the gallery spaces but are allowed in Wilsey Court, the main Lobby, Piazzoni Murals Room, Café, Terrace, and the Tower. Dancing and entertainment are allowed in any of the above listed spaces.
The Piazzoni Murals Room is a warm and welcoming event space perfect for smaller weddings and intimate private dinners. For larger events, it can 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 our most popular indoor ceremony rental space.
The de Young Café is one of the most popular choices for weddings and private events. Although the maximum seated capacity is 160, we recommend 110–120 should you want room for dancing inside.
The only indoor/outdoor rental space at the museum, the Café rental offers guests access to the beautiful Café Terrace and Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden throughout the evening. Entrance to the de Young Café is via the Café Gate.
Our most popular ceremony space is the beautiful Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden. Garden ceremonies are available for rent in conjunction with reception space only.
The Hamon Observation Tower is a spectacular glass-walled space with 360 degree panoramic views of downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, the Bay, and the Marin headlands. The Tower can accommodate standing receptions for up to 150 guests and seated dinners for up to 45. Certain hot food service restrictions apply; inquire with the Facility Rental Manager.
The premiere event space inside the museum for larger receptions (over 150 seated) is Wilsey Court. Wilsey Court can accommodate up to 400 seated with room for dancing. The expansive space with its soaring ceiling is easily transformed by lighting and serves as a frame to your beautiful event.