New Spaces in the Bay Area 2015

    December 22, 2015

    This year saw the opening of many amazing event and corporate venues in San Francisco. Here's a look at the best restaurants, party rooms, hotels, corporate event venues, conference centers, and private rooms that opened in 2015. These new and renovated San Francisco venues are great for large or small parties, for private and corporate events, business dinners, cocktail parties, conferences, weddings, and more.


    Bespoke Events at Westfield San Francisco, an event and co-working space, became available as a private event venue in February. Its event space holds about 879 guests for receptions or seats 850 theater-style, 633 banquet-style, or 535 classroom-style. There are three modular air walls that can divide it into four sections depending on group size, and there’s also a greenroom, a catering kitchen, and three freight elevators. Bespoke’s technological capabilities include a digital entry, projectors and screens, high-speed Wi-Fi, and projection-capable walls.


    Hotel Valencia Santana Row

    A renovation to Silicon Valley’s Hotel Valencia Santana Row added design accents reminiscent of Old World Spain such as plaster wall treatments, wrought-iron chandeliers, and reclaimed wood. The hotel also debuted the new Terrace event space as well as changes to the entrance and courtyard.  Their space is ideal for any kind of wedding reception or ceremony with flexibility for indoor and outdoor space. 


    Palace Hotel

    The Palace Hotel just finished a multimillion-dollar renovation of its guest rooms and public spaces. The renovation, which finished in stages last summer, included the hotel’s guest rooms, pool, fitness center, lobby, promenade, the Garden Court restaurant, and GC Lounge. Initiated by Beatrice Girelli of Indidesign, the hotel now features a contemporary design while spotlighting historic details. Its meeting space includes three ballrooms and 45,000 square feet of function space with 23 meeting rooms and four executive boardrooms.

    All Spice

    Chef Sachin Chopra and wife Shoshana Wolf opened All Spice San Francisco in March. It is the second location of the couple’s Michelin-starred San Mateo restaurant, also named All Spice. The restaurant boasts a wine room that seats 12 for private events. There are 60 seats in the dining room, eight seats at the bar, and 14 seats in the cocktail lounge. The decor includes white tablecloths, a leather banquette, and a striking striped accent wall.


    The Dorian

    The Dorian opened in September in the Marina district. Designed by Shelly Amoroso, the restaurant serves American classics in an atmosphere meant to replicate a Victorian home. The décor includes rich colors and textured wallpapers, brass accents, and antiques. The entire restaurant is available for full buyouts of as many as 200 guests.