THE SPACE

San Francisco’s premier
9,000+ square foot event space

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The Pearl offers guests in-house versatility that goes beyond the expectations of any private venue space – providing the perfect backdrop for your vision, powered by our event experience. Accommodating up to 700 guests, The Pearl features a main floor, mezzanine, rooftop garden terrace, full catering kitchen, and permanent in-house bar, all adorned with the bespoke artwork of Alexis Laurent.

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MAIN FLOOR

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MAIN FLOOR

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Room Features

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  • Large, flexible space with a soaring 31-foot reclaimed cedar ceiling with skylights
  • Permanent zinc-top bar showcasing the finest selection of local beer, wine, and spirits
  • Full-scale catering kitchen with walk-in refrigerator and vendor staff room
  • Five (5) zone speaker system
  • Extensive in-house lighting with dimming control system
  • Plug and play theatrical lighting capabilities
  • 450 square foot entry room with a coat checkroom, ADA elevator, as well as both FOH and BOH stairwells with access to mezzanine and rooftop levels
  • Two original built-in cranes that host indoor living gardens high above the main space
  • Women’s and Men’s Restroom

Size

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Capacity

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240 Banquet
300 Theater
180 Classroom

Total with Mezzanine

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300 Banquet
320 Theater
200 Classroom

 
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MEZZANINE

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MEZZANINE

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Room Features

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  • Slim mezzanine railing – creating a visual connection and expansive view of the Main Room
  • Accommodates multiple set-ups types
  • Massive 8’x7’ windows with views of The Bay and Oakland hills
  • Five (5) zone speaker system
  • Extensive house lighting with dimming control system
  • Private Green Room/Bridal Suite
  • Catering Prep Room
  • Women’s and Men’s Restroom
  • Accessible by elevator, as well as both FOH and BOH stairwells

Size

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Capacity

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60 Banquet
20 Theater
20 Classroom

 
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ROOFTOP TERRACE

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ROOFTOP TERRACE

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TERRACE FEATURES

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  • Gorgeous views of Dogpatch, The Bay, and Oakland hills
  • Rooftop garden
  • 4,655 SF Italian Porcelain tile
  • Kitchen staging area
  • Non-permanent tenting options
  • Four (4) permanent cocktail bars that double as skylights with views of the main floor
  • Outdoor market string lights
  • Accessible by elevator, as well as both FOH and BOH stairwells
  • In-house lounge furniture
  • Heating Lamps

Size

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Capacity

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180 Theater

 
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We’re ready to make your event happen.

 
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EVENT SERVICES

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Catering

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Audio/Visual

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Rentals & Decor

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The Pearl has teamed up with the very best in food and drink, lighting and audio-visual services, and décor to provide guests with an expert range of vendor services and in-house amenities. Together, we’ll support you in every step of your event production, ensuring all the details are taken care of and your vision is realized.

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CATERING

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BiRite-Catering

Renowned for its signature service and responsibly-grown food, Bi-Rite Catering & Events is a San Francisco palate favorite. A family-owned market since 1964, Bi-Rite has cultured a brand that redefines white glove event solutions. From intimate gatherings to corporate events to deluxe wedding receptions, Bi-Rite is proud to be delivering carefully curated culinary experiences as The Pearl’s in-house catering partner.

With menus showcasing everything you love about seasonal foods and genuine, thoughtful service, you can trust San Francisco’s own
Bi-Rite Catering to make your event truly unforgettable – all with no pretense and no added fees.

To speak with event specialists about Bi-Rite Catering at your next special event, please call (415) 321-8070 x1.

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APPROVED CATERING LIST

You’re also welcome to select a caterer from our Approved Catering List. Aligned with our values, we carefully selected these caterers for their reputation, attention to detail, outstanding cuisine, and commitment to service and sustainability.

Bi-Rite Catering
Betty Zlatchin
Componere
Foxtail
Global Gourmet Catering
McCalls
Melons
Paula Leduc
Taste
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AUDIO/VISUAL

Named by San Francisco Magazine as the Bay Area’s most influential LGBTQ business, Got Light is San Francisco’s premier event and wedding design team with over 35 years of event experience. Fully equipped with a cutting edge collection of audio-visual services, The Pearl has partnered exclusively with Got Light on all things light and sound to bring guests cutting edge audiovisual technology featuring state-of-the-art lighting, high definition video projection, live video recording and feeds, immersive projection mapping, and more.

Whether you desire a theatrical experience, a meeting with a classy professional edge, or a quiet refined affair, Got Light and The Pearl will explore a range of options with you that capture your vision while staying mindful of your budget.

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WE OFFER

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Dramatic Uplighting
Intelligent Lighting Packages
Custom Logo Projection
Pattern/Texture Projection
Accent Lighting & Table Pin Spotting
Dance, Band & Concert Lighting
Illuminated Décor & Chandeliers
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RENTALS & DECOR

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To provide guests will a full range of décor and event equipment options, The Pearl has teamed up with Bright Event Rentals – Northern California’s full-service rental company for special events of any size. Regarded for their top-notch service and attention to detail, Bright Event Rentals will be there to assist you throughout the event planning process from design to delivery.

You are also welcome to work with another company of your choice from our list of approved vendors.

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EXPLORE WHAT THE PEARL CAN DO FOR YOU

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ABOUT US

 
Nestled in San Francisco’s waterfront Dogpatch district, The Pearl finds itself at the heart of one of the city’s most historical and culturally rich neighborhoods. Complete with state-of-the-art lighting and audiovisual systems, gorgeous rooftop views of The Bay, and permanent art installations by Alexis Laurent, The Pearl is a 9,000+ square foot industrial charm waiting to be transformed for your event needs.
 
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Adam Mendelson

Managing Partner

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After seven years of successfully putting together over $400 million in utility-scale renewable energy projects all over the globe, Adam decided to focus on his passion in the food and events world. He convinced the best in the industry to design their dream venue, and thus, The Pearl was born.

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Kurt Huffman

Partner

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Huffman is the owner of Chefstable, a Portland-based restaurant development shop which owns or co-owns 14 restaurants in Portland and one restaurant in Seattle. A seasoned entrepreneur, he has owned and operated restaurants and bars in the United States and France for over 15 years. One of his most recent projects, OX, was named Restaurant of the Year 2013 by the Oregonian.

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Alexis Laurent

Partner

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The Pearl is particularly indebted to Alexis Laurent, who created bespoke artwork for The Pearl. The pieces he created weave the story of Dogpatch, San Francisco, and global urbanism as they evolve from an industrial past to a diverse, urban future.

Alexis develops artwork that deepens his interest in the dialogue between the natural world and the industrial one. His recent focus has been “living sculptures,” an assemblage of various materials – mostly metal – with living plants. These sculptures stem from his love of nature and architecture and the potential to redesign urban landscapes. He believes that, as a society, the more we “go digital” the more we will need to “go natural.”

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Located in the sunny Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, The Pearl is easily accessible by public transportation (T-Third Street Light Rail; 22 and 48 Muni Bus Routes; 22nd Street Caltrain Station), and by car via Highway 280, Mariposa Street Exit.

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