The Botanical Garden – Great Meadow

Breath easy as you stand in the middle of the Botanical Garden’s Great Meadow. While at the Great Meadow you may forget that you were still in a park in the city! Perfect when you are expecting a large crowd or for a massive event.

Wedding Site FEATURES

  1. The meadow is located in the center of the Botanical Gardens. See the ‘Botanical Gardens Map’ for details.
  2. The SF Botanical Gardens and wedding sites are still open to the public during the wedding ceremony.
  3. The meadow is approximately 340ft x 285ft.
  4. Amplified sound is not allowed at this location.
  5. Chairs and tables are not provided at this site.
  6. Max capacity for this site is 200 people.
  7. Closest restrooms are located near the Main Gate.
  8. Parking is open to the public; The Music Concourse Parking Facility is located on Fulton Street and 10th Avenue or accessible on Music Concourse Way. It is open seven days a week; rates apply.

Reservation POLICY

  1. An in-person meeting must be had at the Botanical Gardens, prior to the event date, to go over loading/unloading procedures with the Park Ranger supervisor.  It is advised that the renter, the event planner(if there is one), and the equipment vendor be present for this meeting.  The meeting will take place on a weekday date prior to the wedding, Monday-Friday.
  2. There must be a Park Ranger and one Recreation Leader assigned to the wedding, on the event date. Please contact our staff for additional details.
  3. Reservation times must include all set-up, break-down, and clean-up time.  This includes all time for vendors, such as chair rental vendors, to be on site at the Botanical Gardens.
  4. The rental party is responsible for the clean-up and removal of all items brought into the gardens and park.  All items brought into the gardens, must be removed at the end time of the reservation.
  5. Reservations can be made up to one year in advance of the event date.
  6. Reservations have a two hour minimum and are always on the full hour.


Located on the Eastern side of the San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park. The Great Meadow is closest to the Main Gate on M.L.K. Jr. Drive and Lincoln Way.

See the Botanical Gardens Map for details.

Wedding Site Information

Location: 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco 94122 - In GGP
Reservation Fee: $866.00
Hourly Rate (2 Hour Minimum): $1,010.00
Staff Salary (per hour): See 'Reservation Policy'
Refundable Cleaning/Damage Deposit: $1,000.00
Reception Allowed: No
Maximum Capacity: 200
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Indoor Area: No


Reservation & Payment Procedures

Rules and Regulations


Capacity: 200
Location: 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco 94122 - In GGP
Latitude: 37.7665
Longitude: -122.4666

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