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Unforgettable Corporate Events: How The Box SF Offers a Unique Experience

Planning a Corporate Event at The Box SF

Let’s face it, after a while, one corporate event space starts to bleed into another in your memory. They can, after all, be pretty generic. Similar milquetoast furnishing. Familiar–but largely forgettable–neutral decor. Functional, but not particularly special, tech. 

All this may resonate. You may even be picturing it in your mind’s eye right now. Chances are you can conjure the sensations of the chairs scraping across the carpet. You can likely hear the whir of the HVAC or see the sunlight filtering through nondescript beige or white blinds. 

But the chances are also quite good, even as you call to mind memories of corporate events past, you find it hard to differentiate one event space from the other. And that can make the events themselves pretty forgettable too.

It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Whether you’re planning a trade show, a board of directors meeting, a training seminar, or a company banquet, you can make your event stand out. 

It all starts with choosing the right venue, with selecting a rental space unlike any other. And if you’re looking for the perfect corporate event space in the south of Market area (SOMA), The Box SF has exactly what you need to make your event truly unforgettable!

Unique Spaces with Historic Flair

    Nestled in the heart of the Bay Area’s storied SOMA community, The Box SF offers rental spaces with an aesthetic appeal and life history that just can’t be matched. The original home of the printing plant of America’s first true media mogul, William Randolph Hearst, The Box SF perfectly encapsulates the glamor and grandeur of 1920s San Francisco.

Built in 1926 and painstakingly restored to its original glory in 2018, The Box SF combines vintage elegance with ultra-modern functionality. Your guests, for example, can tap into our secure, super fast wi-fi while resting their laptops on our 337 year old conference table in the famed Gate Room.

Or they can follow a high-tech presentation delivered on our cinema-sized projector screen with a trip downstairs to the Sipping Room. There, they can savor a brandy with colleagues in our authentic underground speakeasy, complete with moveable fireplaces and a fully-stocked bar.

    Nowhere else in SOMA, or the Bay Area as a whole, will you find a more perfect amalgamation of the old and the new, of the antique and the high-tech, than at The Box SF. And that’s important when you’re seeking a corporate event space that can be neither forgotten nor duplicated. 

At The Box SF, you’re not going to sacrifice ambiance for functionality. With our modern amenities and historic aesthetic, you–and your team–can have it all. 

More Than An Event Space

    As distinctive and unforgettable as our event spaces are, it’s not just the building or its many rental spaces that make The Box SF special. We’ve already seen how the underground speakeasy promises an experience that simply can’t be equalled by other, more traditional, event venues. 

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    But the opportunity to relax, unwind, and, yes, do a bit of active networking over drinks isn’t the only memorable experience The Box SF offers. On the ground floor of our building, you–and your team and colleagues–will find something truly extraordinary. Two somethings, as a matter of fact.

    One is The Mercantile, a full-sized, working, and highly authentic replica of an actual 19th century general store. So true-to-life is The Mercantile that it is often the Bay Area’s go-to site for professional photo and film shoots. The Pressroom and Mercantile at The Box SF houses one of the world’s largest collections of print ephemera, rare books and documents, and vintage letter presses, some of which date back to the early 1800s.  

And what this means is that your next corporate event doesn’t have to be all work and no play. You might lighten things up a bit and entertain them for a while by booking a tour of these historic environs. You might surprise them with gift certificates or special souvenirs from The Mercantile or The Pressroom. You might showcase your city, and thereby your company, by immersing your guests in the rich and fascinating history of printing and vintage advertising in San Francisco

There are few better ways to engage and build productive relationships with employees, partners, investors, and stakeholders than by gifting them with such rare and unforgettable experiences as these!  

Taking Your Corporate Event Offsite

    Your company may be situated on the most beautiful campus in the US. It may feature cutting-edge technologies that make your business an undisputed leader in your industry. But that doesn’t mean that your team, colleagues, and partners can’t significantly benefit from taking your corporate event offsite.

    Variety is, indeed, the spice of life, and there is something quite creatively and intellectually stimulating in working, learning, and networking in unfamiliar environments. This is particularly true when the environment is as unique as The Box SF.

    But offsite events do more than simply enable you and your colleagues to shake off the cobwebs and approach your work with renewed zest and vigor. Offsite corporate events enable you to distribute some of the heavy burden that comes with making the occasion a success.

    At The Box SF, for example, our highly trained and deeply experienced support staff are committed to ensuring you and your guests enjoy the true white glove treatment. It’s our mission to provide you and your team with an incomparable and unforgettable experience, one that will keep you coming back year after year.

    That’s why we offer a full suite of custom services to meet every need. This includes furnishing your chosen rental spaces to your exact specifications, from theater-style configurations to roundtable meeting plans.

    We are also happy to assist you in setting up and operating the various multimedia systems installed in each room, from projectors with full-sized pulldown screens to secure, high speed wi-fi connections, live streaming and more.

    And we support you in ensuring the comfort and experience of each guest by facilitating food and drink service based on your requirements. We offer a range of preferred catering options and, if none of these are quite what you have in mind for your event, we are happy to connect you with one of our many other spectacular vendors in SOMA or the Bay Area.

    With such skilled and comprehensive support as that provided by The Box SF’s facilities team, you are free to focus on what matters most: preparing yourself for your meetings like the true expert you are! 

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    The SOMA community and the Bay Area in general are overflowing with corporate event spaces to rent. But when you want to make your next truly special, then you need a space that’s unforgettable. And, for that, you need the historic grandeur, technician functionality, and service excellence of The Box SF. Contact us today to begin planning your next standout corporate event!

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