The most legendary event space you’ve never seen.

San Francisco is full of icons that are easy to spot: The Golden Gate Bridge. Coit Tower. The Transamerica Pyramid. Others, like the Merchants Exchange Club, are less obvious, tucked away amid decades of history, hidden in plain sight.

On the short stroll down Leidesdorff Street between California and Montgomery, you might miss the action happening just under your feet. A hotly anticipated product launch. A buzzy press event. A rollicking office holiday party that people will remember for years. Political gatherings. Fundraising galas. Elegant wedding receptions and stylish cocktail soirees…

Executed by the same professional team at the helm of the Julia Morgan Ballroom, events at the Merchants Exchange Club are designed according to your vision, fully customized to suit your specific needs. Unlike hotels and other special event spaces, our fully-integrated model allows us to quality control every element of the guest experience. Expert meeting planners, destination management companies and individual event coordinators alike will find our professional staff to be knowledgeable, creative and fully committed to making your event a success.

More important, our team members are experts at crafting event packages to suit your group’s requirements and budget. With 6,000 square feet of event space divisible into three distinct areas, the Club offers consummate flexibility for virtually any type of program. Trying to stretch your dollar? Our dynamic pricing model often allows our team to work creatively to accommodate your needs.

Situated at the very core of the San Francisco Financial District, the Merchants Exchange Club is a short stroll from multiple forms of public transportation including the iconic California Street Cable Cars just steps away. With ample public parking and valet services by request, getting to and away from events at the Club is simple and worry free. Looking for a nightcap or dinner after the event has wound down? Some of the City’s hottest restaurants and bars are right around the corner.

Meet a few of our top clients


  • Deloitte Leadership Conference
  • President Barack Obama Reception
  • Jane Goodall 80th Birthday Celebration with Dave Matthews
  • Roca Brothers World Tour presented by BBVA (Five-day event)
  • First Lady Michelle Obama (Two events)
  • Salesforce Townhall
  • App Direct Conference (Three-day event)
  • Leading Hotels Tradeshow
  • Health 2.0 Conference (Two-day event)
  • Project Production Institute Conference (Five-day event)
  • Genentech Conference (Three-day event)
  • National Football League Women’s Leadership Summit
  • Next Generation LGBT Leaders Forum
  • Dell Computer Spring Data Center Press Event  (Three-day event)
  • Wells Fargo Annual Shareholders Meeting
  • Harvard Business School Reception
  • Edison Awards Gala honoring Elon Musk & Yang Yuanquing
  • One Medical Group Holiday Party
  • Princeton Alumni Association Reception
  • President Bill Clinton
  • Red Cross Annual Gala
  • Marketo Holiday Party
  • MIT Sloan Alumni Reception & Lecture
  • Cisco Product Launch Event
  • Asia Foundation with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Zephyr Opus Advisors Holiday Party

You’re in Good Company

We’ve had some impressive guests over the years. Here are some of our favorites:


Larry introduced us to the menu in a way that made us all feel so welcome. The food was unbelievably delicious, the wines were unique and the service was perfect! My friends and I had a truly memorable time.


The feedback from our party was excellent! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the setup was perfect. It was great working with you and I really appreciate your flexibility with the last minute changes we, as a company, needed to make.


This was a party for the ages. It was a big event for our company to reach the billion dollar pinnacle and your venue served as the right place for us to celebrate that accomplishment. Hats off to your staff for providing first class service and professionalism.


Thank you so much for everything! Your staff was truly a delight to work with! Everything went so well -- we cannot thank you enough for making it easy for us and making us look good.


Thanks again for everything you and your amazing team did to help make this year’s event a great success.


Of all the feedback we received about the event, the venue and how amazing it is was on repeat.


The event was successful and I think we pleased the people who are not easy to please... big thanks to you. We’re looking forward to working with you again.


In the Center of Everything

Getting Here

The Merchants Exchange Club is located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Financial District at the intersection of California & Montgomery Streets, right on the California Cable Car line.

We are four short blocks to BART/Muni, 14 miles to San Francisco International Airport and less than one mile to Moscone Center. With ample evening street parking and several nearby garages, your guests will enjoy a variety of transportation options.

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