Reception Venues
Standing atop the San Francisco Theological Seminary campus on Geneva Terrace with majestic Mt. Tamalpais in the background, it's easy to see why this historic, scenic setting has emerged as a premiere destination for gatherings of all types. It is renowned for weddings and receptions. But these unique facilities are also well suited for retirement receptions, memorials, and other celebratory and solemn events that demand a special ambience.

Geneva Terrace

Located adjacent to Stewart Chapel, Geneva Terrace offers stunning views of the surrounding mountain peaks, Mt. Tamalpais, the redwoods, Ross Valley and the historic architecture of the SFTS campus. This beautiful outdoor venue is a dramatic location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Some guests choose to hold their weddings at either Montgomery or Stewart Chapels and then gather with friends and family on the Terrace to take advantage of our incredible vistas. With its curving sweep of stone complementing the lush landscape and Mt. Tamalpais as your backdrop, rest assured that you wedding photos will look as if they were just posted in a bridal magazine.

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Geneva Terrace - Virtual Tour
Geneva Hall - Photo Gallery
- Capacity: 170 seated (with room for dance floor)
- Views of Mt. Tamalpais, Ross Valley and stone castles
- Beautiful architectural archways
- Large bride and groom rooms
- 60" round tables (8-10 guests) and white folding wedding chairs included in rental
- Alcohol is permitted with licensed bartending service
- Must use preferred caterer (list provided)
- All DJs must be pre-approved by SFTS and sign contract with us in order to perform
- No live dance bands. String ensembles and other non-drum instruments with prior approval
- All events must end by 10 p.m. (music must end at 9:30 p.m.)
- $1 million liability event insurance required

Lower Alexander Hall

This large indoor space provides a convenient location ideal for banquet-style seating, dancing and live music (no drums). It is a great companion facility if you hold your wedding ceremony in either Montgomery or Stewart Chapels. With its large adjacent patio and grass area, parquet floor, oversized hearth, wall of windows, and soaring ceilings, Lower Alexander is a basic "shell venue" that you can turn into your dream reception site with a little creativity.

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Lower Alexander Hall - Virtual Tour
Lower Alexander Hall - Photo Gallery
- Reception Capacity: 150
- Seated Capacity: 110
- Oversized hearth
- Parquet floors
- Tables and chairs included in rental
- Large glass windows/doors
- Adjoining outside terrace and grass area
- Must use preferred caterer (list available)
- $1 million liability insurance required for all events

Shaw Guest House

Built in the late 1800s, this beautifully refurbished two-story Victorian home originally served as SFTS faculty housing. Today it boasts five spacious bedrooms, a formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, den, and three full baths. The huge sweeping front porch and gourmet kitchen make this the perfect venue for a variety of gatherings such as wedding rehearsal dinners, intimate receptions, bridal party housing, out-of-town guests and overflow family lodging, or a romantic getaway.

Additionally, the antiques in the Guest House have been passed down over the decades by students, faculty, and residents and are considered priceless. It is often joked that many of the wives of SFTS presidents and others associated with the Seminary have become quite protective of the accumulated pieces. Additional deposit is required to protect the collectables.

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Living Room - Virtual Tour
Kitchen - Virtual Tour
Dinning Room - Virtual Tour
Bedroom 1 - Virtual Tour
Bedroom 2 - Virtual Tour
Bedroom 3 - Virtual Tour
Bedroom 4 - Virtual Tour
Guest House - Photo Gallery
- Sleeping Capacity: 12
- Reception Capacity: 50 (additional fee required)
- Fully furnished with beautiful antiques
- Large, modern, eat-in kitchen with professional stove and prep island
- Laundry room
- Three full baths
- Five bedrooms plus den
- Formal living with fireplace
- Formal dining room
- Handicap accessible
- Must use preferred caterer (list available).  Self catering okay for smaller events
- $1 Million liability insurance required for all events

Schedule a Tour

Contact the Conference Services office with questions or to schedule a tour of our facilities:, (415) 451-2836, or, (415) 451-2843.


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105 Seminary Rd
San Anselmo CA, 94960
Phone: 415.451.2800