The Hamlin Mansion

The Hamlin Mansion PLEASE NOTE as of June 2018 The Hamlin Mansion will no longer be available for rental for private ev Note the carved wood garland over the doorway as you enter.

Now and then you may come across a school that occupies a mansion, but only the Hamlin School has a Pacific Heights address with a spectacular panoramic view of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay. The mansion in this case is Stanwood Hall, one of three buildings that make up the school. Designed by Julius Kraft, the 24-room house was constructed in 1901 for James Leary Flood, son of the Nevada

silver king, and was part of the last wave of mansion building in The City. Its Italian Baroque exterior is distinguished by Ionic columns, pilasters and pedimented windows arranged in formal symmetry, characteristic of the early 1900s Revival style that succeeded the late Victorians. Granite steps, flanked by two gray marble lions (nicknamed Leo and Leona by Hamlin students), lead to a mosaic and marble vestibule and a pair of oak-and-plate-glass doors. Beyond the vestibule is the two-story Great Hall, a space with columns and wall-to-wall oak paneling that’s practically custom-made for ceremonies. The bride makes her entrance by walking down a magnificent staircase, illuminated by a large art glass window with four chipped glass “jewels” embedded in it. Guests are seated throughout the hall, and there’s room on the balcony above for an additional group of onlookers. Cocktails are usually served after the ceremony, giving guests an opportunity to explore the entire house, upstairs and down. Directly beyond the Great Hall is the Library, a warm room with a dark mahogany-paneled interior, striking black marble and gold fireplace and great bay views. In contrast to the Library is the adjacent Solarium. This mosaic-and-glass space, filled with light and capped by three small Tiffany glass cupolas, also overlooks the bay and Marin County. Upstairs, there’s a mezzanine that overlooks the Great Hall. Receptions are held on the level below the main floor in the new Dining Area, whose East and West Dining Rooms can be reserved individually or combined for large parties. The décor is simple, yet elegant, with ivory walls and maple floors. Large windows provide bay views and natural light during the day, while wall sconces cast soft light at night. If you’d like a more romantic ambiance, candles are permitted. For over a century, the Hamlin Mansion has impressed all who enter its doors with its classic lines and rich appointments. You’ll find that these qualities also make it a wonderful place for an upscale wedding, party or corporate event.

Another beautiful wedding was held in our halls today.  We love seeing happy beginnings!  Thanks to Parties, Parties, Pa...

Another beautiful wedding was held in our halls today. We love seeing happy beginnings! Thanks to Parties, Parties, Parties for the planning and coordination. The team of vendors she brought together was fantastic:
Elaine Bell Catering Green Bouquet Floral DesignVolatile Photography Standard Party Rentals

From Parties, Parties, Parties - Strong women: may we be them, may we raise them and may we teach them.  This is a portr...

From Parties, Parties, Parties - Strong women: may we be them, may we raise them and may we teach them. This is a portrait of the first Head of School where I am fortunate to have spent the last 25 years coordinating events under the guidance of (thanks, mom!) and in the company of strong women. Rise up today and every day.


A beautiful photo of beautiful flowers in our foyer. From a recent special event that was a joy to see. Thank you to Parties, Parties, Parties for the coordination, Green Bouquet Floral Design for the gorgeous decor, Melons Catering and Events for the delicious food and wonderful service, Abbey Party Rents SF for the rentals that were spot on, for providing the right music and the right time and Cake Coquette for a fantastic cake! The event looked great, and we will share more photos soon!


Sunset from our balcony tonight was beautiful!


The recent wildfires have destroyed some beautiful and popular wedding and event venues. We are fully booked this fall, but have just gotten this notice from the elegant and lovely Bentley Reserve:

Bently Reserve, a prestigious San Francisco event venue for meetings, special occasions, and weddings, is offering assistance for people in need of a new venue for their previously planned wine country wedding or meeting.
Banking Hall
The Banking Hall, ideal for wedding and large events, is being offered at the following discounts:
- 50% off Friday or Sunday
- 30% off for Saturday
SIZE - 8,045 Square Feet
CAPACITY - 805 reception; 350 banquet; 250 theater; 180 classroom
Conference Center Lounge
Conference Center, ideal for meetings and intimate events, is being offered at 40% off the room rental
SIZE – 1,525 Square Feet
CAPACITY - 120 reception; 70 banquet; 90 theater ; 60 classroom
We also have a number of boardrooms that can accommodate groups of 10 to 26.
- Valid for bookings up to Nov 1, 2017. Event must take place by April 1, 2018.
- Must have a copy of the signed agreement from the venue in the North Bay to qualify for the discount.
- Call directly to book (415) 294-2226


Good morning, San Francisco! It is a beautiful day for a wedding! Our view from the balcony shows nothing but blue skies and smooth sailing. Enjoy the day! photo from


Wedding season is approaching, and we are looking forward to the celebrations! We still have dates available this Fall when the weather is perfect for a San Francisco wedding. Email our Event Management Company Parties, Parties, Parties [email protected] to discuss the details. Cheers to all of the wonderful happy couples!


The Hamlin Mansion's cover photo


Some photos from an intimate dinner for 25 special guests. The celebration was coordinated by Parties, Parties, Parties, with a Venetian Carnival theme. Wonderful florals and decor from Green Bouquet Floral Design, classical music from Starlite Strings, delicious food and service from Betty Zlatchin Catering and Norema Salinas, the perfect cake from Cake Coquette and rentals from Standard Party Rentals. It was a spectacular evening!


Beautiful to look at and listen to!


A garden wedding in Pacific Heights! With views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the SF Bay and the East Bay this is a unique wedding ceremony spot . We still have a few Fall Saturdays open, and that is when the weather is the best. Inquiries: [email protected]


It was a beautiful day for a ceremony on the lawn. Congratulations to J+W!
Wedding and event coordination from Parties, Parties, Parties, catering from Elaine Bell Catering, rentals from Standard Party Rentals. Gorgeous day!


And then this sunset to end the wedding day of Amanda and Matthew! Parties, Parties, Parties


The morning's April showers have cleared away to blue skies for the wedding today! With Parties, Parties, Parties

Elegance At Hamlin Mansion

We are so pleased to be included in this beautiful blog post from Emily Merrill Weddings! Thank you for sending this to us, and for the "blog spot love"! Take a moment to check out Emily's photos of a wonderful wedding with some of the top SF vendors: Parties, Parties, Parties Elaine Bell Catering Green Bouquet Floral Design Cake Coquette Standard Party Rentals

Elegance accented by love filled Hamlin Mansion. Draped white lights cast a soft glow on the woodwork of the classical architecture, and orange accents of the floral arrangements. In the background a pianist played to the delight of all in attendance. The stage was set for the marriage of Rob


Gorgeous image from the wedding of R+D, courtesy of ! Florals from Coordination from Parties, Parties, Parties and The Great Hall was where the wedding ceremony was and then it was "flipped" to an elegant dining room for 60 guests.


It is a beautiful night here in Pacific Heights! With Parties, Parties, Parties setting up for a holiday party. Enjoy the break in the rain and have a happy Friday!


Another beautiful wedding this weekend! Coordinated by Parties, Parties, Partieswith gorgeous flowers by Green Bouquet Floral Design and vintage rentals and signs from Katy Birds catering from Elaine Bell Catering photos from Emily Merrill Weddings piano from SF Event music and dancing all night thanks to DJ Von Woo . Rentals from Standard Party Rentals and wedding cake from Zest BakeryThe wedding planning A team from Parties, Parties, Parties:


Another beautiful wedding was held in our halls this past weekend. It was a beautiful celebration.
Coordinated by Parties, Parties, Parties Parties, Parties, Partieswith wonderful vendors who worked hard to create the beauty:
Catering: Elaine Bell Catering
Decor: Green Bouquet Floral Design
Photography: Emily Merrill Weddings
Music: SF Event Music
DJ: Von Woo
Wedding cake: Cake Coquette
Rentals: Standard Party Rentals
Rentals: Blueprint Studios

Thank you all!


First dance for S+J.

photo from Parties, Parties, Parties


The wedding ceremony of S+J was so lovely! Flowers from Green Bouquet Floral Design and wedding coordination from Parties, Parties, Parties


A birds-eye view of the Katubah signing after the ceremony rehearsal for S+J tonight.


Such pretty flowers from Green Bouquet Floral Design today. Wedding coordination from Parties, Parties, Parties


Throwback Thursday! Way back, to a school dance. The Great Stairs have always been a favorite backdrop to wonderful photos! The history of celebrations at Hamlin is so rich and long,


Congratulations to K+D! It was a beautiful ceremony. Let's the celebration begin!


This lovely whiskey bar vignette is from with floral touches from and photographed by Coordination from our own . The details perfectly matched the mansion and created such a pretty (and popular) spot for the guests.


Happy anniversary to K + M! They had a beautiful wedding and celebration at our venue two years ago, and we wish them many many more years of happiness.

photo credit; Kara Miller Photography
coordination: Parties, Parties, Parties
Florals: Violetta Flowers and Events
Catering: Elaine Bell Catering


The details always impress! Marble fireplaces, exquisite hand-painted Rose garland on the ceiling and gold framed mirrors make this room feel palatial.


Cheers to a beautiful weekend!


The view looks pretty good from here!

Photo from Parties, Parties, Parties


The pre-wedding ceremony photo shoot from Volatile Photography was so fun to watch! More great images to come! Thank you, Kristy and Volatile Photography for this.


A beautiful wedding ceremony on our lawn yesterday. There were so many gorgeous flowers and beautiful details. Coordinated by Parties, Parties, Parties, flowers from Angella Floral Arts , photography from Volatile Photography and catering from Elaine Bell Catering. It was a job well done by all!


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