Private events

Looking for an exciting new location for your next private event? Host it at the Cartoon Art Museum! With 5,000 square feet of flexible use galleries, our space can accommodate small or large groups up to 134 for meetings, seminars, lectures, seated dinners, banquets, cocktail receptions, weddings, and parties. With state-of-the-art projection, in-house audio and adjustable lighting, your event can take any shape you imagine.

To learn more or to book your event, contact

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draw guests to your next event…at the cartoon art museum!



With a breathtaking view of the San Francisco Bay, the Cartoon Art Museum’s location at 781 Beach Street in San Francisco overlooks Aquatic Park and the Golden Gate Bridge, and is just one block from the Maritime Museum, Ghirardelli Square, and the Hyde Street cable car turnaround. The space allows clients the perfect venue to plan an event with convenient public transportation and public parking nearby.



  • 5,000+ square feet of continuous gallery space

  • Maximum occupancy: 134 people at one time (100 people for seated dining)

  • Landmark location: the museum is located directly across from Aquatic Park, near the Cable Car Terminus and around the corner from Ghirardelli Square.

  • Our galleries are equipped with an in-house AV system with a projector, retractable screen and speakers. (Please follow up with us regarding technical specs.)

  • Tables and chairs available (limited supply)

  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Galleries are available for rental 5pm to 11pm Thursday through Tuesday, and all day Wednesday until 11pm. (Please include time for set up and breakdown within the available time frame, usually at least one hour.)

  • Buyout hours for times other than the above can be arranged for an additional charge. Contact to learn more.


What Our Guests Say

Thanks again for your efforts; and thanks to the Cartoon Art Museum for making our holiday party a smash. We really did have fun – people loved walking around and checking out the exhibit. Big Al was very good – he did everyone’s portraits as planned and they were really quite fun.
— Mac (Quorum Consulting)
I’ve heard back from everyone now and the powers that be most important had a great time. They loved the venue, the caterers and Dale. Thanks so much for all your help in pulling this off.
— Renee (Clarion Associates)
It was a wonderful event, and everyone there was quite taken with the museum. Several who live in the area (including a cousin who is an event planner) are anxious to return. Thanks for being so helpful – we really appreciate your guidance.
— Barbara (Private Wedding event)