Building Specifications

Room Dimensions and Capacities

 

Rotunda (Main/1st Level)

  • The Main Floor of the Rotunda is approximately 75’ x 75’.
  • Room surfaces consist of marble floors, stone and glass walls and plaster dome.
  • Entry to Rotunda via Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place and Van Ness Avenue vestibules.
  • The landing on the Grand Staircase is 4’0” above the Main Floor level and is 4’6” deep and 20’0” wide.
  • Rotunda capacity (main/1st level only) is up to 320 at seated dinners and up to 640 for standing receptions dependent on event set up.

North Light Court

  • The North Light Court is approximately 122’6” x 57’5” clear floor area with 19’ to 22’ ceilings.
  • Free standing historic counters run along the north walls of the space.
  • Room surfaces consist of marble floors, area rugs, stone and glass walls and a glass skylight ceiling with wood and plaster cornices.
  • Entry to the North Light Court via the Rotunda and Van Ness Street.
  • North Light Court capacity is up to 435 at seated dinners and up to 870 for standing receptions dependent on event set up.

South Light Court

  • The South Light Court is approximately 122’6” x 57’05” gross floor area with 19’ to 22’ ceilings.
  • Room surfaces consist of marble floors, wall to wall carpet, stone and glass walls and a glass skylight ceiling with wood and plaster cornices.
  • Entry to the South Light Court via the Rotunda or Grove Street vestibule.
  • South Light Court capacity is up to 300 at seated dinners and up to 600 for standing receptions dependent on event set up.

The Second Floor (Balconies)

Capacity for the Second Floor is up to 300 at seated dinners and up to 600 for standing receptions dependent on event set up.

The Fourth Floor (Galleries)

Capacity for the Fourth Floor is up to 100 at seated dinners and up to 150 for standing receptions (per gallery) dependent on event set up.

Special Note

Maximum occupant load for standing receptions is 3,014 persons. Events with occupant loads exceeding the maximum will require Fire Department approval and/or Fire Inspection standby during event.

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Freight Elevator Dimensions and Capacities

Three freight elevators are located at the ground level service City Hall and exit into the Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place vestibule on the Main Floor. Each elevator is 6’02” by 4’05” and can accommodate 2,000 pounds of equipment. One hydraulic elevator located in the North Light Court is accessed from the ground level near the McAllister Street vestibule. This elevator exits near the kitchen preparation area in the North Light Court. This elevator is 6’06” by 4’02” and can accommodate 2,500 pounds of equipment.

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Fire Alarm System

San Francisco City Hall is equipped and monitored by complex fire alarm systems which include smoke, heat and linear beam detectors. In the event the fire alarm system activates during an event, all “event power” is disabled. Re-setting “event power” can only be accomplished by the City Hall Building Engineers.

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