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Reservations Manager: Suzie Bernahola


Phone: (415) 590-7833

The Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco's beautiful and historic Sanctuary and meeting center is located at 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary) in the heart of San Francisco.  We have many types of meeting space whether yours is a group of 25 or 400.

From practical to elegant surroundings, from sit down dinners to receptions, we can accommodate your needs. Meeting spaces within the facility range from 520 sq. ft. up to 5,900 sq. ft., and are available for rent by non-profit organizations, religious groups or individuals. Whether seminars, retreats, conferences, birthday celebrations, meetings, lectures or training sessions, let us help you plan and host your event.

All meeting rooms access an interior courtyard with a fountain. Amenities available with various rooms include full banquet seating with adjacent kitchen facilities and basic audio-visual equipment. There is wheelchair access throughout the facility except where otherwise noted.  The Spaces for Rent portion of this website shows a summary of rental possibilities. Please contact us for more details, including current pricing.

If you want to rent our space, complete our Rental Forms.



Built in 1889, this elegant space features large, stunning stained glass windows, dramatic chandeliers, oak detail, and cushioned seating. A rear balcony, with light cascading from another large stained glass window, holds a rare, three-thousand-pipe organ and choir loft. The sanctuary gets rave reviews from musicians and their audiences for its great acoustics. Aside from live concerts, it’s also a sophisticated venue for lectures, graduations, and weddings.

Seating capacity: 475

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For an elegant, serene, and intimate setting, the octagonal-shaped Chapel with its 40-foot high ceiling is unique and inviting. The room is tastefully decorated and highlighted by the light from blue and gold stained glass windows. (A closeup of one of these windows is used as the header to this website.) It’s an ideal space for smaller weddings. Because of the room’s intimate acoustics, it's also excellent for smaller musical events and lectures. Link this room with the adjacent Fireside room for small-scale receptions.

Seating capacity: 80 theater style



Featuring parquet floors, a dramatic high ceiling, and unique skylights, this room is especially suited for large meetings and conferences. The space includes three large alcoves with overhead spot lighting, ideal for the setup of display material. One of the alcoves is elevated for use as a stage.

Seating capacity: 250 theater-style or up to 190 at tables



This room has most of the pleasing architectural features and amenities of the neighboring Thomas Starr King Room and can open into it for much larger events. With unique alcoves for display areas or a stage, it’s an ideal room for receptions, conferences, or large meetings.

Seating capacity: 100 theater-style or up to 80 at tables



With a large wood-burning fireplace as a focal point, this room offers an intimate, peaceful space for smaller-scale weddings, meetings, and receptions. The room’s dramatic sky-lighted 40-foot ceiling spills warm light onto velvet curtains, parquet floor with an oriental rug, and tasteful display decorations. It’s an inviting space that emphasizes warmth and serenity. This room is conveniently adjacent to the chapel.

Seating capacity: 40 theater style



This room is ideal for small-scale meetings, discussion groups, or classes of up to 25 people. The room is large enough for lecture settings or for around-the-table conferencing.



This room is ideal for small-scale meetings, discussion groups, or classes of up to 25 people. The room is large enough for lecture settings or for around-the-table conferencing.



This utilitarian room features lecture style seating for up to 100 persons and excellent acoustics. It’s a great recital and rehearsal hall for choirs, other musical groups, and drama groups. Piano included. Also suitable for theatre-style film or video projection.



Consider using the beautiful central courtyard to host your event, or possibly add it on to an event being held in another room of our facilities. It's a lovely setting for an outdoor wedding which still has all the amenties that our facilities can offer. It can also be a wonderful way to add a breath of fresh air during conference and meeting breaks! It features a modern sculptured fountain, handsome benches and tables, and generous landscaping.



Recently completely reconstructed, this small conference room is just right for private meetings and gatherings.  The space can hold up to 10 comfortably and has a sleek conference table and chairs.

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Originally named after Sofia Lyon Fahs, this small cozy space is perfect for a book group meeting.  It has a few couches and chairs, giving it a living room-type feel.

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