Second Floor Lobby
The Second Floor Lobby is a light-filled modern space with floor-to-ceiling windows right off the elevator and stair path for a spacious central gathering point. This lobby is nestled between the Rainbow Room, Room 201, and second-floor bathrooms, so it is the perfect area for registration for larger events or as a bar & lounge. Windows facing external to Market Street are fogged and have retractable shades to dampen the natural light if needed.
We offer competitive rental rates and special discounts for nonprofits. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-865-5631 if you are interested in any of our rooms.
- Social gathering/networking or cocktail party for around 20 people
- During a larger event: a registration area
- Furniture is configured with the layout of your choice and ready for you when you arrive (tables and chairs are free)
- Standard overhead speakers or PA system with microphone or aux input
- Rolling flatscreen TV or sitting projector/standing tripod projection screen to connect to your computer or our DVD player.
- Rolling vertical whiteboard
- Wifi (free) or ethernet cable for direct internet access
Please note that there are additional fees at varying rates for renting equipment.
All common areas and rented spaces at the Center are ADA-compatible. Entry to the building has an ADA push-button to open the door. Two elevators are available for use in the 1st-floor lobby and open just in front of the Second Floor Lobby.
Bathroom doors on the 2nd floor are held open during event times. Bathrooms on the 1st floor are kept open at all times.
We strive to be a scent-free building for those sensitivities to perfumes. We request that anyone with access requests or questions contact us directly with at least 72 hours’ notice to ensure that we meet their needs: 415-865-5631 or email@example.com.
About the Building
The SF LGBT Center building is a melding of the modern and the historical. The East side of the building is the last surviving Victorian on Market Street, having narrowly survived the fire from the 1906 earthquake. In 2002 the center joined together the modern neighboring building with the Victorian. In April 2017, we held our ribbon-cutting ceremony after a year and a half of renovations to the building, providing whole new event and meeting spaces and bringing in new local service providers to be housed within our walls.
We encourage all event attendees to take advantage of our many community service programs onsite here at the center. Please see what services might relate to your event here. Our building is temperature-controlled and most electricity is sourced from our rooftop solar panels.