Historic Bently Reserve Gets a Facelift

From the Federal Reserve to one of San Francisco’s premier wedding venues, the Bently Reserve has had a long and meandering history as one of this city’s important institutions. So it was with great excitement that we attended the Bently Reserve’s grand re-opening party last week.

The Bently, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized as one of San Francisco’s greenest venues, has been under renovation for the past few months and we were excited to see what’s new.

The opening party, produced by Entire Productions, centered around the renovated Banking Hall, the main event space of the downtown building. Check out the beautiful new ceiling work that allows for various cool light projections.

Colson Griffith Photography

Colson Griffith Photography

The other major highlight of the renovation is the addition of the Adriatic Room, a 870 sq. ft. event space that used to be storage space (that’s one clever way to expand capacity!). The building, from 1924, has been able to mix today’s technology – like LED lighting system – and keep the historic charm. There is a 3D printed 1924 replica Gypsum stone florets at the entrance.

The Spring Awakening Party showcased the Bently at its best – it was definitely last week’s place to see and be seen. No expenses were spared: electric violinist Shaina and contortionist Teri Wing were major crowd pleasers.

Colson Griffith Photography

Colson Griffith Photography

But the highlight of the party was definitely the champagne skirt:

Colson Griffith Photography

Colson Griffith Photography

The event wouldn’t have been possible without these awesome vendors:  Best Beverage Catering , Winery SF, Colson Griffith Photography, our friend Gene Kosoy from Snap Fiesta and of course Elevate Productions.

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