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8 Amazing Event Venues on the West Side of the Bay Area

Sparkling Bay Views and Curated Menus Make These Spaces One of a Kind

Picture this: You’re with your bride tribe playing bocce on the lawn. You’re collabing with your co-workers over a curated wine selection. You’re sipping cocktails with your coolest friends around a fire pit. No matter the occasion, the west side of the Bay Area has you covered for your next event. From gorgeous views to unbeatable bites to fresh brews and bold wines, we know several event venues that will take your hosting abilities to the next level with amenities and menus galore. Here’s a handful of our favorite event spaces in the Bay Area for your upcoming celebratory and practical needs alike.

 

Malibu Farm Tiburon

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Make memories fit for all your most aesthetic film snaps. Malibu Farm in Tiburon is one of the best event venues in the Bay Area and the perfect spot for hosting friends, family and more this summer. With options such as waterfront patios and indo/or dining rooms, you can select the space that best suits your needs. If you’re hosting an intimate event, the private dining room seats 12 and is perfect for a dinner with friends or family. For larger events, the second floor waterfront patio can accommodate 65-75 guests, and you can even reserve the second-floor indoor dining room too to extend your capacity to 150-225. 

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This scenic Tiburon restaurant offers farm-to-table food packages including pizzas, salads, bites, entrees and more—and if you’re going to be partaking in spirits, you’ll find a variety of packages with wine, beer and cocktails (as well as non-alcoholic drinks) at your disposal. A few of our favorite dishes here include the Maine lobster sliders, smoked salmon lox pizza, seasonal hummus and kale Caesar, which are all available on the private events menu. When you book your special event at Malibu Farm, feel free to bring your own decor to set the tone for your birthday celebration, anniversary or rehearsal dinner—although the views are certainly suitable eye candy themselves. You can even select the option to bring your own dessert if you’ve whipped up a little something special. Get ready—those San Francisco skylines are simply waiting to serenade you and the honored guests of your soiree.

Location: Tiburon

 

Cavallo Point Lodge

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Whether you’re a bride-to-be planning the wedding of her dreams or you’re the culture and events coordinator at your corporate job, Cavallo Point provides on-point amenities for your next event. This venue in Sausalito not only offers event spaces, but accommodations for overnight stays, as well as wonderful cuisine and dedicated spaces for group activities. Offering a variety of aesthetics ranging from romantic to professional, Cavallo Point is the perfect spot to host groups between anywhere from 10 and 300 people. In your free time, soak in stellar views of the Golden Gate Bridge, pop over to Napa or Sonoma for wine tasting or kick up your feet in one of the luxury guest rooms or suites.

Location: Sausalito

 

Joinery

Join in on the fun, no matter if you’re hosting an intimate group or you’re booking the whole restaurant. Joinery is just the spot for all your November to March events—offering a variety of menu styles ranging from casual to cocktail. Starring local, organic ingredients, the food and drink offerings are to die for—and, not to mention, plated with excellence as well. Perfect for holiday parties, business events and wedding rehearsals, this spot is the ideal gathering place to bond over tasty bites and zesty drinks. Between the endive spears and the Joinery sliders, your taste buds are in for a real treat, making this one of the best event venues in the Bay Area.

Location: Sausalito

 

Bar Bocce

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Try out your bocce ball skills when you visit this cool beach bar in Sausalito. Catering to 15-70-person parties, this spot is perfect for competition, cocktails and community. Whether you’re hosting a private event for your company or you’re gathering friends for a fun summer bash, this spot is the way to go. Fuel your friendships around the firepit, gather on the green grass, bring out the lawn games or stick your toes in the sand for a laidback experience that allows you to let loose.

Location: Sausalito

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Pond Farm Brewing Co.

Cozy brick walls paired with a few brews…it doesn’t get much better than that. Pond Farm Brewing Co. is home to a private Brick Room, which can accommodate 35 seated and up to 65 with additional accommodations. Whether you’re hosting a work meetup or a wedding rehearsal, Pond Farm Brewing Co. is ready to roll with market lights and a blank canvas for all your hosting dreams. Sometimes, all you need is a cozy night inside—and this place sure understood the assignment on that front. Pond Farm’s menu ranges from a mouthwatering apple walnut salad to the ever-reliable mac n cheese. On the beer side, choose from the citrus-forward Devil’s Gulch or the Gin & Giant Peach.

Location: San Rafael

 

AvantSpace 

If you’re all about keeping things buttoned up when it comes to work events, look no further than the ever-professional AvantSpace. This workspace offers extra-large workstations where you can meet other like-minded people or host meetings and events for your team. This hub is one of the best event venues in the Bay Area and also offers coffee, cold brew, wine and kombucha on tap. Choose between team offices to meeting rooms for your group events. Visit one of the local restaurants, boutiques or bars to soak in the vibe of San Rafael afterwards!

Location: San Rafael

 

In Good Taste Tasting Room

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What’s more bonding than sipping on a flight of wines while catching up with your crew? Whether you’re out for a friend’s bachelorette or with your office co-workers, this wine-centric venue is the place. In Good Taste is located in a quaint farm-style house within the small town of Tiburon—and while this event venue may look unassuming from the outside, the four walls of this tasting room are brimming with a good time…and great wine. The cherry on top: this downtown area is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the ferries. These can take you to a variety of destinations within the Bay Area.

Location: Tiburon

 

Acqua Hotel

Looking for a scenic spot to tie the knot? Acqua is a stunning boutique hotel set on the water in Marin County that boasts majestic views of Mt. Tamalpais and Richardson Bay. Brides can make a grand entrance from the hotel’s outdoor spiral staircase to the bayside terrace. The waterfront lawn is the perfect place to seat your wedding guests. Acqua Hotel also provides turn-key event services to help bring your vision to life. Their team of professionals will manage details like hotel logistics, catering and guest services, making your big day a seamless affair.

Location: Mill Valley

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