historic building in the lively Mission District.


for meetings or celebrations.


for every group. Ask about discounts for nonprofits.


and located close to public transportation.


4 to 240 people, 15 min. to days, daytime or night.

Many Extras

included like WiFi, chairs, tables and easels.

Our Rooms

Photo credit: Ken Gutmaker, Architectural Photography

Photo credit: Ken Gutmaker, Architectural Photography

Photo credit: Ken Gutmaker, Architectural Photography

Photo credit: Ken Gutmaker, Architectural Photography

Room & Pricing Comparison


200 capacity

230 capacity

Standing Reception
250 capacity

Weekdays Before 5pm

Weekdays After 5pm & Weekends

Audre Lorde

60 capacity

70 capacity

Standing Reception
80 capacity

Weekdays Before 5pm

Weekdays After 5pm & Weekends

Room A


40/24 capacity

Standing Reception

Weekdays Before 5pm

Weekdays After 5pm & Weekends

Room B


20/15 capacity

Standing Reception

Weekdays Before 5pm

Weekdays After 5pm & Weekends

*Additional fees will apply, depending on event details.

Additional Services

Please contact our Bookings Coordinator for pricing and more details.

  • Set-up and break down of chairs and tables
  • Cleaning Service: May be required for some events.
  • Event Assistant: May be required for some events.
  • Sound Technician: Required when renting our sound system.
Payment Details
  • When you sign the event space contract, you will need to pay a Refundable Security Deposit.
  • The Refundable Security Deposit amount is based on event details, and other fees may apply.
  • Full payment for the event is due 30 days before the date of your event.
Things to Remember
  • Make sure that your rental time includes time to set-up and break down your event. The room will be empty upon your arrival and should be left in the same condition.
  • All renters of meeting and event rooms need to provide proof of general liability insurance and have The Women’s Building listed as an additional insured. Exemptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • You may serve wine and beer. NO hard alcohol is allowed. An ABC License may be required.
  • Latest time for your event, including 1 hour clean-up at end of reservation time:
    • 12 AM on Fridays/Saturdays, if reservation ends at 1 AM.
    • 11 PM on Sundays, if reservation ends at 12 AM midnight.
    • 10 PM on Mondays through Thursdays, if reservation ends at 11 PM.
Cancellation or Date/Space Change Policy

With MORE than 30 day notice – $100 Reservation Fee.
Between 7 and 30 days – 50% of room reservation cost + $100 Reservation Fee
Less than one week– Full charge for reservation
No Show– Full charge for reservation

Equipment Rental

General Information

  • All rates are per day
  • We bring, install and pack up our projector and P.A. equipment.
  • You must install and pack up the stage with staff instruction.
  • Our Sound Equipment requires a Sound Technician to set up, operate and remove the equipment. Please ask our Bookings Coordinator for more information.
  • Discount packages are available. See below.


  • One Panel= 6×3 ft. | $25 per panel
  • Full Stage (9 panels) 9×18 ft. | $200

Sound System (Requires you to hire our approved Sound Technician)

  • $200 plus $15 per microphone

Spot Lights (We do not have a mixing console)

  • $10 each (19˚, 30˚, 40˚ spots)

DVD Player

  • $25

Digital Multimedia Player

  • $60

5ft. Moveable Tripod Screen

  • $20

Portable Audio System (Includes ONE microphone, $15 per additional microphone. Maximum: 3 microphones.)

  • $60
Discount Packages

Stage & Sound System | $300 (includes 5 Microphones)

Multimedia | $120

  • Multimedia Projector
  • Portable Audio System (PA)
  • 1 Microphone
  • 5 ft. movable tripod Screen

Let’s Start Planning!

Have any Questions?
Please contact Olivia Herrera, Bookings Director
at or 415 431-1180 ext 21 or fax 415 861-8969

*Only appointments will be seen, walk-ins not accepted. 

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