Set aside as a park in 1850 and named before the start of the Civil War as a tribute to the frequent demonstrations in support of the Union troop, the park received a wonderful renovation and restoration in 2002. The redesign, which transformed the square from a grassy slope to a granite platform, made the square more accessible to the public. The old Union Square only had four entrances at the corners which created an aura of emptiness. Though the planned fountain is still on the way, the square has mostly settled in as a spacious meeting spot where people can take in the sights of the cable cars, hotels and throngs of shoppers. There are occasional music and dance performances, a TIX Bay Area half-price theater ticketing booth and a small cafe, and the Macy's holiday tree takes center stage in November. This is also San Francisco's main theater district, with some historic, beautiful buildings housing the performances.
Union Square is approximately 17,600 square feet and is available to rent for private events. There are many details needed to produce an event there such as tenting, security, maintenance/janitorial, rentals, catering, engineers, lighting, portable restrooms, barricades and property restoration fees.
Global Gourmet Catering is proud to be a preferred catering services provider for this amazing venue!