The historic Sausalito Woman’s Club, with its exceptional architecture and sweeping vistas of the San Francisco Bay is the perfect venue for business meetings, weddings, receptions and other special events. Since its dedication as a woman’s club in 1917 it has been one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for special occasions and celebrations.
Services and Amenities
Historic Site On the National Register of Historic Buildings, the Sausalito Woman’s Club was designed by Julia Morgan, the architect who designed Hearst Castle and who was the first woman architect in California.
The Building is a charming brown-shingle structure designed with the simple and understated detailing typical of Arts and Crafts period of its time. The interior of the first floor is a spacious 2600 square feet, with original lighting fixtures, hardwood floors, redwood paneling, and a beamed vaulted ceiling. A stage along one side is perfect for presentations, head tables or musicians.
Views from every room of the Bay and San Francisco skyline and/or the garden. The Garden features stately oaks, lush plantings, year-round flowers, a lawn and patio that provide the perfect “outdoor room” for outdoor wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and mingling.
Private upstairs rooms: breathtaking views of SF and the Bay, with two additional rooms that can be used as Bride’s and Groom’s rooms or for smaller gatherings during events
- Wine, beer and cocktails: may be served indoors and/or on the patio by your caterer.
- Dancing: space available in the ballroom.
- Entertainment: live music, a DJ, or recorded music are all acceptable. Amplified musical instruments are not allowed. Sound must be contained within the property boundaries.
- Catering: Selection from a list of preferred caterers in order to ensure a flawless rental experience.
Parking: free parking-lot with door-to-door shuttle service (paid for by renter) to and from the Clubhouse.
- Kitchen: completely refurbished and beautifully updated fully equipped with modern refrigeration, food preparation, cooking facilities.
- Audio Visual Equipment: a pull-down screen and stage lighting.
- Guest Accommodations: a number of hotels located a short distance away in downtown Sausalito.
- Rental includes tables and chairs.
This landmark is a craftsman-style Julia Morgan building, a bit hidden in a residential neighborhood in the Sausalito hills overlooking San Francisco Bay. Since its dedication as a woman’s club in 1918, it’s been one of Marin’s best kept secret places for weddings and receptions. This private park like setting has views of the bay, with both indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used for special events—and that’s a real bonus.
The modest brown-shingle structure is designed with the simple and understated detailing typical of Arts and Crafts period structures. Indoors, the main room has an ample stage, original fixtures, hardwood floor and large windows that keep the space well lit during the day. Multiple French doors open onto a small brick patio sheltered by mature oaks, a lovely spot for mingling. The second floor has two additional private rooms that can be used as the Bride & Grooms room or for smaller gathering during an event were you can catch an incredible view of the bay
Unpretentious, yet stately, the Woman’s Club fits into the neighborhood perfectly—you’d hardly know it’s there. Consequently, it’s a bit hard to find, but when you do, you’ll consider it—and the pleasant drive through the Sausalito (hills—well worth the trip.
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The Club seats up to 120 people.
Floor to ceiling French doors between the main room and the patio allow guests to flow seamlessly to and from the garden. Renters have the flexibility of using the space in a way that is uniquely personal and specific to their needs.
For weekend events (Fri, Sat & Sun)
The rental fee is $3,000.
A $1,500 refundable security deposit is due when the rental contract is submitted, and the rental fee is payable 2 months prior to the function. Weekend rentals include All Day, with an opinion to purchase a 3 hours block of time the day before or the day after, depending on availability for $250.
For weekday events
The rental fee is $1,750.
An $850 deposit is required at booking, and the balance of the rental fee is payable 8 weeks prior to the event.
Comments from Past Renters:
“My wedding was an incredibly beautiful success and (it was) an honor to have held it at the Woman’s Club”
“Since the wedding, we have received so many compliments from friends and relatives saying that the atmosphere at the club was magical. It truly was a perfect place for our wedding and I would not have changed a single detail.”
“We had a fabulous time. Everything we asked for was provided. Everyone was very nice… I would recommend the women’s club to anyone… Great location and lovely, well-maintained garden.”
“This venue is beautiful, especially on a sunny day when you can see the view all around the Bay. Just gorgeous! Our awesome caterer loved the updated, million-dollar kitchen. I loved the upstairs room where the girls got ready… It was an intimate, warm space for our ~110 person wedding.”