From a rooftop wedding to a distinguished gathering, Mandarin Oriental San Francisco makes sure that every event is unique and unforgettable. You’ll feel like you’re floating in the clouds when you hold your wedding with us Mandarin Oriental San Francisco. They offer one of the most stunning locations in San Francisco, with a host of incredible event spaces, excellent catering and unrivalled service.
GO: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
MOSF: Inviting, Sophisticated, and Breathtaking.
GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell me about your menus/culinary team?
MOSF: Executive Chef Adam Mali has created a fresh perspective of the San Franciscan cuisines here at our hotel. We use the most seasonal, locally farmed and produced ingredients and offer a clean, approachable and flexible style to customize tastes of our guests.
GO: Service is huge in the destination wedding business, what do you do for couples and their guests that set you apart from everyone else?
MOSF: We learn about our guests preferences so that we can personalize their experience with us as much as possible. We want to create as many WOW moments as possible! In order to achieve this, we have to hire and train our colleagues accordingly. They need to remain discreet, unobtrusive and professional at all times. We do our best to anticipate the needs of our bride and groom so that their expectations are exceeded and so that they can enjoy their special day and not have to worry about executing on the details. Another aspect we are set apart is that we offer a true urban wedding experience due to our unique location in the city’s Financial District in San Francisco’s third tallest building. Our spaces are ideal for small intimate weddings from 4 to 120 guests as well as to accommodate same sex marriages.
GO: Do you have selected areas where a couple can elect to take images?
MOSF: The most striking location is on our Ceremonial Deck on the 40th floor of the hotel. Our grand staircase, made from mapa burl wood, is unique in its curled design for great photography and so are our elegant signature suites.
GO: What are some of the amenities/special activities that you offer for a couple planning to have a weekend wedding?
MOSF: Spa: Recently opened in October 2012, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is 8,000 sq foot of tranquility. Our luxury spa offers a holistic approach to wellness where Western treatment techniques are used intertwined with our Oriental heritage. We offer a variety of treatments for the individual bride, groom or bridal party including massages, body treatments, facials, Gentleman Essential treatments, and nail care.
Rehearsal: We have a variety of function spaces that can cater to the needs for a rehearsal dinner.
Hair and Make-up: We have a variety of recommendations we can offer for locally based and reasonably costing hair and make-up experts to take care of all your wedding day beauty needs.
Accommodations: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco’s 158 guestrooms, including seven suites, are beautifully designed with a calming, timeless aesthetic which frames the dramatic views of San Francisco and the Bay from the city’s third tallest building. Each guest room features custom-designed furnishings with a hint of French Deco and a home-away-from-home experience reflected in plush blue couches, large white ash burl wooden desks, and 400-thread count linens promising a peaceful night’s slumber. For the utmost indulgence, the stunning suites are individually designed, each with a furnished, 800-square-foot landscaped terrace from where to admire the spectacular views. The interiors have been thoroughly modernized and decorated in lush textures with a cool blue and silver palette. Spacious bathrooms provide a spa-like ambience with luxury rain head showers and freestanding sculptural bathtubs furnished with Molton Brown bath amenities to allow guests to indulge in comfort and relaxation.
Concierge: Our entire concierge team is Les Clefs d’Or members delivering the highest level of service. Our proximity to key attractions allow for lots of fun to be had by all. Arrangements can be made for the bridal party to enjoy tours of sites, cultural excursions, fun activities for families travelling with kids, wine tasting in Napa or Sonoma, plan a bridal shower of bachelor party.
GO: Do you have unique guest spaces, where out of town guests can feel like they’re also on vacation?
MOSF: Our luxury spa is the ultimate urban oasis, take in the unbeatable views of San Francisco Bay and beyond from our SkyDeck, and escape into our newly refurbished guest rooms where guests feel as if they are floating in the sky!
GO: What is the first thing a couple should do if they are interested in getting having a destination wedding at your property?
MOSF: Contact Emily Cross at the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco!
GO: Any other information that you would like to share with our readers that is related to weekend destination weddings?
MOSF: Our hotel spaces are unique to any other hotel in San Francisco. Our rooms are charming, full of character, and we offer the most breathtaking views that are simply unbeatable. Coupled with our extensive food and beverage elements and 25 years of legendary service, a wedding at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is unlike any other.