Frequently Asked Questions
What is the maximum capacity?
The total functional area for our event space is 4,000 square feet, and the maximum number of people are as follows:
- Boardroom: 49 people standing
- Lounge: 100 people standing
- Lounge Annex: 18 people standing
- Roof Terrace: 80 people standing
- Total event space: 297 people standing in flow
What permits are required for events?
We require that our clients hold a certificate of insurance that meets our specific requirements. This can be obtained either through the client’s insurance company or by purchasing one-day event insurance. Your own vendors and caterers must provide their own certificate of insurance for any services conducted in our venue. One Kearny Club does not have a liquor license. If your event will be serving alcohol, please ensure that your insurance covers liquor liability.
Where can an individual purchase “One-Day Event Insurance?”
As the contract signer, you must have your own event insurance to cover liability for anyone you allow in the venue. It is possible to locate vendors providing one-day event insurance online by searching for “event insurance.”
Do you have exclusive or preferred vendors?
No. Many of San Francisco’s top caterers have worked at the One Kearny Club. We are happy to provide a list of vendors with previous experience at the club. You are also welcome to bring in your own caterer.
What equipment is available onsite?
As an ideal venue for a business event, One Kearny Club is fully furnished by Herman Miller and equipped with state-of-the-art audio/video equipment, wireless microphones, satellite channels, internet and Wi-Fi, various lighting schemes and touch panel room controls. We have a 55″ flat screen HDTV in the Boardroom and a 10′ drop-down screen with ceiling mount projector in the Lounge.
We also have a full-service kitchen and an oversize bar. Our venue rental rate includes the use of all audio/video equipment, satellite channels, internet and Wi-Fi, projector screens and HDTV, furniture and gas range kitchen equipment.
Are there areas for storage or back-of-house operations?
We suggest clients designate a space within the rented facility for your staff along with other vendors to store necessary items. This ensures there are no last minute issues with vendors and that your final floor plan takes into account everyone’s needs. For events in our space, clients typically designate the smaller Annex Lounge for this purpose.
For events utilizing our entire space, clients typically designate the Annex Lounge or the adjacent breakout space next to the Boardroom.
Is there an onsite kitchen?
Yes, we have a full-service kitchen available that is included with event rentals.
What time can we set up and break down and what are rates for these time slots?
We have specific free load-in and load-out times. If your event needs additional time, please ask us about rates. For larger events, we do allow heavy items to be dropped off before the event if the space is available.
Is Wi-Fi available, and what is the cost?
Wi-Fi is available free to all of our clients in the interior spaces for casual use only. If your event is dependent on a Wi-Fi connection, we suggest contacting one of our preferred internet vendors, or setting up your own hardwire connection. No Wi-Fi is available on the Roof Terrace or in the Ground Floor Lobby.
Where can vendors and attendees park?
Hearst Parking Center on 3rd Street is closest, however it is not contracted with One Kearny Club.
Other nearby parking facilities include:
- ABC / 801 Stanyan Street
- Jessie Square / 223 Stevenson Street
- Ellis-O’Farrell / 123 O’Farrell Street
- Union Square / 333 Post Street
- The White House / 223 Sutter Street
- Sutter-Stockton / 444 Stockton Street
- 222 Kearny / 222 Kearny Street
What branding opportunities are available inside and outside of the venue?
For each client, we create directional signs for guests using the client company’s logo (if permitted). Within the main lobby of the building, clients have the option of displaying a logo on three different monitors (three different logos/pictures if desired). The client must provide a laptop with images on file for each of these monitors.
How late can events run?
Event times are negotiable depending on availability. Our latest load-out time is 1.5 hours after the event ends.
Where does load-in for events happen?
All load-ins must enter through our main building entrance at 23 Geary Street. The main elevator will then take you to the event space on the 11th floor.
Is there a freight elevator in which vendors can load in their items?
No, unfortunately, there is not. We have one elevator that leads up to the space in which all vendors must load in items and equipment. If you have concerns regarding loading in exceptionally large items, contact us for our elevator dimensions.
When are tours available?
Please call or email us to schedule a tour of the venue when you are in town. Tours are scheduled during business hours for 20 minutes Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
What is the parking information for Load In and Out?
Parking for load in and out opportunities at 23 Geary Street are as follows: there are yellow zone spaces on the building side of the street and on the opposite side of the street. The yellow zone on weekends is metered parking 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and weekdays metered parking is from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On weekdays the area is a tow-away zone 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Street cleaning is 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Please note the white zone cannot be used for any load in or out purposes, as it is for Hakkasan Restaurant’s exclusive valet parking.