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 letterpress shop with a museum-like atmosphere, and is open to the public Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. The space features a working Pressroom with original restored printing presses dating as early as 1838. The store is also filled with 180 rare cabinets and over 15 million pieces of historic graphic design from 1700 to today.
Our historic printing shop and 1850s mercantile can also be rented for creative offsites, film and video shoots, small weddings, and standing receptions.

Up to 50 Guests Standing


All bookings include an on-site Venue Manager to ensure your event runs smoothly.
Note: Depending on the event, additional staff may be necessary.

• Free Gigabyte Speed Wifi Throughout
• Full Bar Package Options
• Various Passed Appetizer Catering Options (outside catering fee)
• No Food or Beverage Minimums
• Freight Elevator for Easy Load In
• Easily Accessible From Civic Center Bart and Interstates 101 & 280
• Just 2 Walkable Blocks from Moscone Convention Center