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Smart Meetings featured a story about our first floor renovation and the unveiling of the Adriatic Room.
Planners seeking a sophisticated venue in San Francisco can bank on Bently Reserve. The building, which housed the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for 60 years, still retains much of its 1920s architectural charm.
When an ordinary ballroom won't suffice, a one-of-a-kind venue oozing with history is the ideal setting for a memorable meeting or event. Located downtown at 301 Battery St., the Bently Reserve is a snazzy and elegant event venue housed in the landmark structure that was once …
We love being able to partner with The Bently Reserve for our (now annual) marketing party. We invited the very best professionals in the social and corporate event industry to have a fun and spirited evening getting to know our team as well as catching up with industry friends. We started this to showcase our company and our entertainers, but it's grown into a full-circle marketing event- with the sponsors and venue shining bright with their talents and offerings.
Our spring 2015 renovations were featured in this article from BizBash.
We were thrilled to host the inaugural EGR North America Awards in April.
This article on Totally Gaming explains why San Francisco is a hub of gaming talent, and the perfect place to host the awards ceremony.
A big thank you to I DO PR for their blog post about the Spring Awakenings event, the grand re-opening party after our renovations of the Banking Hall, Gateway Room, and Battery Street Entrance. The photos are amazing. A wonderful time was had by all, and Entire Productions outdid themselves as usual!
In the April 2015 destination guide, Meetings and Conventions listed the Bently Reserve Conference Center as the venue for group events:
Group Venue: The Bently Reserve Conference Center, which began its existence in 1924 as the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, has nine meeting rooms that combine for more than 6,400 square feet of space, with high-tech offerings such as on-demand video capture, high-definition audio and digital videoconferencing services. The rooms currently feature rotating artwork on loan from the San Francisco …
Citing its one-of-a-kind sophistication, elegance and rich history, the Bently Reserve was chosen from more than 2,000 venues as one of the best spots in the San Francisco Bay Area for brides and grooms to say "I do" by the readers of Wedding Spot. Additionally, the Reserve's Banking Hall was named one of the top ballrooms in Northern California.
Criteria for the awards was based upon …
Thank you to Haute Residence for highlighting the Bently Reserve as one of the best spots to host a large gathering.
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Lafayette Park: one of the cities best parks for people, kids and dogs alike! There's also the Bently Reserve, which has been called "one of the best ballrooms" in North America. The space is lavish and holds so much San …
In a roundup of unique meeting places located in the world's financial capitals, the Bently Reserve was recently highlighted by Meetings and Conventions Magazine.
We are delighted to be the top venue in San Francisco!
We're proud to announce our new events and sales director, Jim Bruels.
He was recently spotlighted on the San Francisco Business Times, and you can learn more about him below.
Jim directs the sales and events team to enhance the Bently Reserve's tradition of unparalleled events, meetings, and weddings. In April of 2006, Jim had the unique experience of opening California's first LEED-NC hotel in San Francisco. His position …
Thank you to Bizzibo for naming us one of the 12 best event venues in SF!
Best 'Trendy' Venue: Bently Reserve
From halls, to lounges, to getaway rooms, this can acclimate all ranges of event festivities. This venue is a sleek and sophisticated getaway for all your attendees.
The April edition of Meetings Focus West included an article about our partnership with the SFMOMA.
We recently received new art, to compliment our meeting rooms. Our most recent featured artists are Mark Bowles' "Sum of Light (2009-32)", Margaret Chavigny's "Family Tree", Sidnea D'Amico's "Lights On-Lights Off", …
"The Bently Reserve's Banking Hall is the epitome of the stately grandeur and timeless elegance of the banking temple tradition; it is one that hearkens back to Rome, but is also a part of San Francisco's rich and colorful history. Originally part of the 1924 Federal Reserve, the Banking Hall is now a prestigious and versatile event space.!"
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BizBash announced the winners of the First National BizBash Event Style Awards, and the Bently Reserve is the Best Ballroom in North America!
We are thrilled to be recognized in this category, and are so honored to receive the award.
We're pleased to announce SWA's offices in the Bently Reserve have achieved LEED Gold CI certification. With this certification, along with Baker Avenue's official LEED Silver CI achievement, the Bently Reserve now houses four LEED Commercial Interior certified spaces that range from silver to platinum.
The SWA Group's buildout was designed and managed by SmithGroup JJR, an architectural firm with some serious chops: they've been in business for 160 years, designed the world's very first LEED platinum rated building, oversaw several double-platinum projects (platinum buildings housing platinum interiors), and have implemented diverse net zero energy projects.
Ryaan Cantrell has been appointed Event and Sales Coordinator at the Bently Reserve, one of San Francisco's most prestigious event venues, ideal for meetings, special occasions and weddings. In her new position, Cantrell joins the team responsible for selling the historic building's 14,000 square feet of LEED-certified meeting and event space and providing hands on assistance to clients.
Cantrell brings a strong background in coordinating and promoting corporate meetings, conferences, conventions, and trade shows. She began her career at Meeting Pro in Beverly Hills, CA where she developed event logistics for …
Our custom conference center iPad controls have been featured in a lovely little piece in Techopedia!
The Bently Reserve, a conference and event center in San Francisco's Financial District, used to be the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; it's also on the National Register of Historic Places. IPads are part of how the venue's augmenting its 1924 ambiance with a high-tech edge.
"We have 10 different meeting rooms, and five of them are managed through iPads mounted on the walls," said Vivian V. Perez, the Event and Marketing Director, at The Bently …
The Bently Reserve and Le Meridien have partnered to create an exclusive package for your wedding rehearsal dinner.