San Francisco is a leader in entrepreneurship and offers the event venues to match its workforce’s needs. But within that entrepreneurial culture is a vast variety of companies with different needs, styles, sizes, and budgets. Below are a range of event spaces for different types of companies and events. Once you’ve selected your ultimate corporate event venue, choose a San Francisco charter bus to transport your guests safely and comfortably.
Pro tip: if you are looking to make sure that your corporate guests are as comfortable as possible, it may be worthwhile to split them up into multiple vehicles. Bus.com offers luxury sprinter van rentals for up to 15 passengers.
Frequently Asked Corporate Transportation Questions
Should I organize shuttle service or a single charter bus?
That depends on the size of your event and the schedule of your attendees. If you’re planning a big event like a tradeshow, Bus.com booking specialists can put together a shuttle service with rides from the airport, a hotel, or a San Francisco attraction. Shuttle service is also great for holiday parties when you don’t know what time your guests will leave. If you’re planning a small event like an off site or a team-building activity, a single SF charter bus is sufficient transportation for your group.
When should I rent my bus?
To avoid the price surging that occurs as bus availability dwindles, book your bus early, at least six months in advance. Bus.com offers a Book Now, Pay Later option to make this a little easier. You can book your bus as soon as you know where and when you’re going, then wait to pay until 21 days before departure.
Can I decorate my bus in company colors?
Yaasss! Do it! Shout your company pride as you ride your bus through San Francisco like a giant billboard on wheels. Add a small decal to subtly represent or go full bus wrap by plastering your bus in a creative design that represents your brand. Ask you booking specialist for more details and read our “Ultimate Guide to Branded Bus Wraps.”
Venues for Off Site Meetings
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
With a range of event spaces for every size of group, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco can accommodate meetings for every company. Sizes span from the Peterson Room & Garden for 50 people to the Samsung Hall for 225 seated colleagues. Beautifully appointed and quiet, the Asian Art Museum is an excellent space for some serious thinking and strategizing. Rent a coach bus to transport your group from the San Francisco Airport to the museum in 20 to 30 minutes.
The Armory Club
Book one of the Armory Club’s luxury social spaces. Enjoy lounging on elegant leather sofas while sipping cocktails and talking about the future of your company. If you’re looking to impress out-of-town guests, this is the place to do it. Book an SF minibus or mini coach bus to pick up your group at the airport and deliver them to the venue in 30 minutes.
Book a Breather
The Breather spaces of SF are beautifully designed in modern fashion to optimize work and creativity. Groups of up to 50 people and as small as four can benefit from a Breather space. Meeting rooms are priced to accommodate the tighter budgets of start-ups or non-profits. Breather spaces are all over SF, so pick one in your favorite neighborhood, then book a mini coach bus or coach bus to transport your team.
Venues for Conferences and Trade Shows
City View at METREON
Welcome your attendees to San Francisco with a rooftop view of the city and the bay. City View at METREON is a luxury venue in the heart of the city, perfect for high flyers and professional networkers. Impress a crowd in the glass atrium and large hall. Located in the Financial District, this venue is a short 30 minutes by coach bus from SFO.
Get your creative juices flowing by engaging your attendees in a dynamic and inspiring venue. The Exploratorium, located on Pier 15, is a perfect place to entertain SF locals and newcomers alike. Host a conference in the full complex and finish with a cocktail hour overlooking the water. Organize shuttle service from SFO to the Exploratorium, with rides lasting 30 minutes.
Boasting “tech-forward” conference spaces and “state-of-the-art infrastructure,” Bespoke is the ideal place to host both future entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley elites. The Bespoke team is capable of handling all your technical and event planning needs. Impress up to 1180 people in the main space, and treat a smaller group of VIPs on the rooftop. Bespoke is located 30 minutes from the airport, between the Financial District and the Mission.
Venues for Office Team Building
Treat your staff to some sushi, but make them work for it! Get them rolling their own sushi while learning about collaboration and teamwork. Breakthrough Sushi has two venues, one in the Financial District and one in Palo Alto. Both are 30 minutes from SFO. Hosting a party? Breakthrough can hire out a sushi chef to cater your event.
Fort Miley Adventure
Challenge your staff with an adventure in the trees. Fort Miley’s rope course is located in Fort Miley, overlooking the Pacific and close to the Vista Del Mar neighborhood. Take a 30 minute coach bus ride from the airport and start your SF trip with an active, outdoor team-building exercise.
Maybe your team needs a break. Treat them to a day of #selfcare in Kabuki Springs. With a hot pool, cold pool, steam room, and connecting spa, Kabuki Springs is a quiet oasis, perfect for a team retreat. Rent a comfortable coach bus for the 30-minute ride from the airport. This venue is close to Presidio of San Francisco, so if your team is new in town, add this historic attraction to your itinerary.
Venues for Company Holiday Parties
First opened in 1912, The Fillmore is a historic music hall in the heart of San Francisco. Over the past century, this venue has been a roller rink, a Beat poet hangout, a concert hall for Jimi Hendricks, Jefferson Airplane, and the Grateful Dead, and now it can be the site of your company holiday party. Hold a reception in the Main Ballroom or an intimate affair on the balcony. The Fillmore is 25 minutes from SFO.
The Bently Reserve
Do something austere with a banquet in the Banking Hall of the Bently Reserve. It’s fully equipped to handle all your tech needs and decorated in a luxurious fashion. Dance and mingle under the chandelier and between the stately columns. The Bently is a staple of San Francisco’s Financial District, and only 30 minutes from the airport.
Treat the foodies and cinephiles of your company with a trip to Foreign Cinema. It’s understated dining in a simple and comfortable venue…with movies! FC has several spaces available for private events, so choose the size and style of your venue to suit your team. It’s a Mission favorite and only a 25-minute bus ride from SFO. Book a San Francisco mini coach bus or coach bus for your next holiday party.