Weddings & Celebrations
Gourmet cuisine, historic significance, professional production and unrivaled privacy make the Merchants Exchange Club an epic wedding reception venue. Let your imagination run wild; our plug-and-play space in the heart of the FiDi is ready for your vision.
110 years of history. More than 6,000 square feet of modern, flexible event space. Welcome to the Merchants Exchange Club, one of San Francisco’s most unique meeting and event venues.
Meetings & Conferences
For more than a century, the Merchants Exchange Club has been a hive of financial and business activity for San Francisco’s movers and shakers. Fully modernized with plug-and-play amenities, we’re ready to make your event a success.
Flexible San Francisco Event Venue
The Merchants Exchange Club is a San Francisco legend, an exclusive historic space that couples 110 years of history with plug-and-play modern amenities and the city’s most accomplished event production staff. Our guests enjoy a wide range of flexible space configurations, total privacy and an unparalleled FiDi location convenient to parking and all modes of public transit. Host your next event with us!
What People Are Saying:
We definitely made the right choice in holding our event here. — WARD S.This is an outstanding event space. My organization held a reception here in March 2017 in support of the pre-auction viewing for the late lead singer of the Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia's famous Wolf guitar. The staff was fantastic and the layout of the rooms was perfect. The food and beverage program was a big hit with our attendees. We definitely made the right choice in holding our event here.
The venue is exquisite and the team is a joy to work with. — BRAD M.The venue is exquisite and the team - Kim, Jennifer, Christina, Jason - a joy to work with. They are pros through-and-through. Tell them what you need and want and they can make it happen. Best of all they are considerate and fair toward non-profits in San Francisco. I highly recommend this space for an intimate VIP or business event. You will love the decor; the bar-reception area which opens up to a perfect dining area below, complete with various airwalls to create the size you need. Also, catering is delicious - kitchen is shared with the Julia Morgan Ballroom. Book the MXC: you will be glad you did!
The evening was elegant and flowed extremely well. — EMMA A.We held our Sangeet (song and dance celebration the day before an Indian wedding) here and had a wonderful experience- Lillian Phan, Kaley Fountain and the MXC staff did a great job of accommodating 250 plus guests in the space with a dance/performance area in the center! The evening was elegant and flowed extremely well.
A very classic building that I feel cannot be found in the FiDi area anymore — DAN M.I had the opportunity to attend an event at the Merchant's Exchange Club a few nights ago. The building is a very classic building that I feel cannot be found in the FiDi area anymore. The venue itself can be located when you walk downstairs and there is a space that opens up into an open floor plan. The folks had done a great job setting up a healthy spread of small bites with Mini cheeseburgers, mini spring rolls, mini baked potatoes... I mean how can you go wrong with anything delicious in mini form. They also had a pita bread station with a variety of dipping sauces which were all delicious and a charcuterie set with cured meats and cheeses which were all solid as well. The bar was an open bar also thank goodness. There was plenty of space to walk around and mingle with folks and the lighting and décor were all a classy affair. Definitely a nice joint for a private event if you are considering it in the future.
The location is great with easy access to BART/muni and in the heart of downtown SF's financial district. — BEBE W.I went to the launch party last week and was impressed by the recently renovated Merchants Exchange Club. They had decorated it to give a "W" hotel type feel. The location is great with easy access to BART/muni and in the heart of downtown SF's financial district. In the same building is the famous Julia Morgan Ballroom which has hosted President Barack Obama as well as Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. The Exchange Club is located downstairs and it was not apparent to me if it had windows as there were drapes covering all the walls - not sure if it was part of the party's theme or if they were covering windows. The building is definitely a piece of SF history, and there are several great facilities in the space, as well as a planning team to ensure that your group gets a great experience.