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Event Spaces

Choose from a variety of beautiful spaces to create your perfect event.
Samsung Hall
This stunning hall epitomizes the grandeur of the Beaux Art style. The travertine marble walls and floor along with the large windows radiate warmth and splendor. With its generous dimensions, high ceiling, gorgeous chandelier, and rich architectural detail, Samsung Hall is a splendid location for seated dinners with dancing. It can be teamed up with the adjacent Loggia, or can be used in combination with the Courts for larger receptions of 600-1,400 guests.

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Samsung Hall Dinner, by Angie Silvy

Maximum Capacity
Seated: 250
Standing: 350

Loggia
Also built in the Beaux Art style, the Loggia is crowned by a long, barrel-vaulted ceiling. The Loggia is a u-shaped balcony, overlooking the grand staircase, which leads directly into Samsung Hall. It houses a collection of beautiful Asian ceramics. It is a magnificent location to host a ceremony for 150 guests or a cocktail reception, followed by seated dinner in Samsung Hall. Adding the 2nd floor galleries increases the Loggia capacity.

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Loggia ceremony, by Kevin Chin

Maximum Capacity
Standing: 175

North and South Courts
These two expansive interior courts capture the elegance of architect Gae Aulenti’s design. The Beaux Arts lobby opens onto these artfully blended contemporary courts. Both courts are crowned by large skylights that brighten the space by flooding the courts with natural light. Open sight lines through the museum store visually connect North and South courts. These magnificent interior courts, with their flying banners, are an ideal location for seated ceremonies and cocktail receptions for 250. The Courts can be used individually for smaller groups of 40–400, or combined with Samsung Hall and the Loggia to accommodate large groups of 600–1,400 guests.

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North Court, by Gustavo Fernandez Photography. Lighting Design by Got Light.

Maximum Capacity (each Court)
Seated: 200
Standing: 300
Theatre: 250

Peterson Room
The Peterson Room is an elegantly appointed lounge with a tranquil garden, located behind Café Asia. It is the perfect place for a quiet networking event for 50 or seated dinner for 30 guests after public hours. Cafe Asia provides menus suitable for a variety of event styles. Events can start at 5:30 pm in this space.

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Peterson Room Tea Ceremony, by Todd Raflovich Photography

Maximum Capacity
Seated: 30
Standing: 50

Fisher Room
Adjacent to Cafe Asia, the Fisher Room is a private room ideal for smaller groups of upto 25. It is available during the museum’s public hours (10am-5pm) and is perfect for luncheon meetings, tea parties, and workshops. Groups can reserve docents for private gallery tours through Group Visits.

Café Asia provides menus suitable for a variety of event styles. Please contact the Café Manager to reserve the room and for menus. There is no room rental fee for the Fisher Room.

Maximum Capacity
Seated: 24

Galleries
The Asian Art Museum–Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is one of San Francisco's premier arts institutions and home to a world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian Art treasures spanning 6000 years of history.

Event planners may choose to add one or more floors of galleries for guests to view. Temporary special exhibitions galleries located on the ground floor, as well as two floors of collection galleries on the second and third floors are available. 

Outdoor Tenting
The maximum capacity of the museum is 1,400 guests at cocktail receptions. Event planners for larger groups with upto 2,000 guests can include an outdoor tent on Fulton Street to extend capacity. Fulton Street is located between the museum and the public library and is a city street and is not part of the museum’s premises. Tenting arrangements must be made by the event planner. The tent rental company must obtain all necessary city department permits.