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253 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA

4157963757

Solutions for private events of under 40 people: a downtown San Francisco venue, event services, and a sharp collection of rentals.

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Room Setups

 

Room setup options

Formal, casual with seating, or reception?

Layouts are customizable, so let us know if you had something else in mind. Here are some popular choices to get you started. These are examples, so let us know if you need something specific for your event.

We're happy to send you some recommended layouts prior to booking. Once you book, we'll ask you for your preferred layout or make a suggestion based on your group size, and notify you of the deadline for your setup selection and final headcount (usually this is about one to three days prior to your event). 

 
 

Seated at a single table

For a seated/plated, formal & coursed, seated/family-style, or a buffet/seated meal, we can seat between 6-30 people at one long wooden table. 

Please note that a table for 30 would take up the majority of the space, and there won't be much room for mingling before and after the meal if you were planning for it. Most have been ok with it, but we want to provide this caveat in case it would be an issue!

For groups under 6, we can use the Brazilian Black Soapstone table or a glass round table. For groups over 30, please see seated at separate tables below or contact us for other options.

 

Seated at an angled table

Same as a single table, but for those who preferred the angled shape for seating closer to the balcony.

Some cooking class instructors may prefer that there is more room around the kitchen, and others just prefer the shape of this table! For cooking classes with all participants in the kitchen, we recommend a group of no more than 20 participants, though the level of "coziness" will depend a lot on what you're cooking!

This is also great for optionally-interactive cooking classes, so that there's more room for non-cooking guests to hang out near the kitchen where the action is.

 

Seated at separate tables

Popular for buffet or family-style meals where guests can often move about the room and switch seats throughout the event, this type of layout offers flexibility and conviviality.

Great for tasting stations too.

The counter on the island is completely optional.

For more floor space and fewer tables, see reception-style options just below.

 

Reception

More floor space for mingling, but still with plenty of options for guests who would like to sit. 

A reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres or small plates is easily as filling as a dinner (sometimes more!) and provides the most room for guests to move about the room and talk with different people throughout the event.

Great for birthdays, showers, PR events, optionally-interactive cooking classes and demonstrations (oyster-shucking, mozzarella-pulling, ravioli-making, anyone?), farewell parties, and anniversary parties.

The counter on the island is completely optional.

 

Auditorium

For a talk, demonstration, or fireside chat/Q&A. Customizable, of course. 

For other business event setups, please email us - we'll help you figure out the best options accounting for group size, functionality, screen visibility, and elbow room.