The SF LGBT Center

Learn more about our rooms for rent:

Bring your next event to the community and for the community! Our newly-renovated building offers several multi-purpose spaces for groups up to 500; great for retreats, presentations, and parties. We pride ourselves in offering competitively-priced room rental spaces. We are in San Francisco, right on Market Street, near the Mission, Hayes Valley, Civic Center, and Castro neighborhoods. As a service to the community, we offer one of the deepest discount programs for nonprofits, on a sliding scale. Come join us at the Center for your next meeting, banquet, film showing, or workshop!

Room Rental Procedure:

1. Applicant submits inquiry on availability, arrangements are made with Room Rental Coordinator at or 415-865-5631
2. After receiving all information regarding the booking, we will send you a confirmation sheet for your event, which lists the rooms, dates, times, equipment & services requested, and the payment and security deposit required.
3. To confirm your booking, please review the confirmation sheet for set-up information, equipment, and other special requests, and then sign the confirmation sheet and return it to us with your payment.
4. Your reservation will be booked once we have received the signed confirmation sheet and full payment. Signed confirmation sheets and payments are due a minimum of 30 days prior to your event. If you are booking a room for a date less than 30 days away, signed confirmation sheets and deposits are due within 5 business days upon receiving the confirmation sheet. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if this deadline is not met.
5. For events booked in room 202 (the “Rainbow Room”), a Center representative will contact you to schedule a walkthrough of the space 7 days prior to the event. Any additional advance preparation, or changes to set-up requested less than 48 hours prior to event may result in additional fees.
6. Upon request and once your reservation is complete, we will send you instructions for how to submit your event description and images for posting on our website (with over 25,000 monthly views).
7. An additional invoice may be mailed to you within a week after your event if additional payment is needed due to changes made after the signed confirmation and payment was received. The invoice will list all charges, show the amount paid, and any balance due.

Room Rental Hours:
The SF LGBT Center is open for events during the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Events scheduled to occur outside of regular operating hours will require additional charges and are made by special arrangement. See fee sheet for details.

Reservation Windows:

A minimum thirty (30) day reservation is recommended on all rentals.
Bookings for the Rainbow Room can be made up to 12 months in advance; all other event spaces may be booked up to 6 months in advance.
Bookings for recurring events can be checked for availability with the Room Rental Coordinator.

Room Rental Durations:

There are minimum time requirements for room rentals listed below. After the minimum time requirements, rooms are available in 15-minute blocks. Please remember that setup, cleanup and breakdown must be done within the contracted rental time. Depending upon the size and complexity of your meeting or event, please allow enough scheduled time for performing these tasks.

Standard meeting rooms 2 hour minimum
Rainbow Room 3 hour minimum

Room Rental Closings:

Center is closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Memorial Day
Monday after San Francisco LGBT Pride day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving and the following day
Christmas and the following day

Please contact for the complete Room Rental Policies & Procedures with rental rates, equipment, and fee information as well as the application.