The Pressroom & Mercantile Gallery | SF Antiques – TheBoxSF

Private Events, Meeting Venue, Workshop Space, Historic Letterpress, and Antique Store

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The Pressroom and Mercantile

The Pressroom and Mercantile, on the ground floor of our building, is a unique antique printed matter store open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. The space features a working Pressroom with original restored printing presses dating as early as 1838. The store is filled with over 15 million of pieces of historic graphic design from 1700 to today.
Our historic printing shop and 1850s mercantile can be rented for creative off-sites, small board meetings, classes, workshops, film / video shoots, and receptions.

Up to 50 Guests

All bookings include an on-site Venue Manager to ensure your event runs smoothly.


• Full Tech Buildout Available
• Projector available for a fee
• Additional Furniture Available
• Free Wifi Throughout
• Full Bar Package Options
• Various Catering Options (fee for outside catering)
• No Food or Beverage Minimums
• Freight Elevator for Easy Load In
• Easily Accessible From Civic Center Bart and Interstates 101 & 280.