Private Events on the Waterfront

Several waterfront venues can host large or lavish events including the Ferry Building, Oracle Park, the Exploratorium and the Pier 27 Cruise Terminal.

The waterfront is the perfect location to host events of all sizes. From graduation parties, more intimate group dinners, or office offsite events, there are a variety of locations with the best views of the bay and the right ambiance and energy for your group. 

Major events and gatherings deserve to be celebrated in a jaw-dropping venue. Popular locations including the San Francisco Ferry Building, the Pier 27 Cruise Terminal, the Exploratorium and Oracle Park are available to use for weddings, corporate events, birthdays and so much more. Each venue has additional spaces to host smaller or larger groups as well as indoor and outdoor events.  

Add an extra special touch to a graduation party or office off-site gathering by hosting it on the water. Red and White Fleet and Blue and Gold Fleet can accommodate groups for a unique day or night out on the bay. Smaller groups looking for more intimate settings can book a charter vessel such as Bay Voyager or SF Water Taxi to set sail for a custom bay tour. 

Host your next party at a jaw-dropping location such as onboard an excursion vessel or at a bayside restaurant.

Head to a waterfront restaurant such as La Mar, Mission Rock Resort and The Waterfront Restaurant for exceptional food, service and ambiance. Most waterfront restaurants can host private groups and provide catering for the occasion.  

Permits may be issued for events at public parks and open spaces that the Port manages. Visit Special Events for locations and to apply for an event permit.