The Botanical Garden – Redwood Grove

You do not have to travel far to be surrounded by the majestic California Redwood trees. The Redwood Grove provides 19 benches for your guest and a wooden alter with thick plants encompassing your event. This site is one of the most secluded areas in the Botanical Gardens, you may forget that you are still in a city!


  1. This wedding site is located on the South-West side 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. There are 19 benches provided; 9 with back supports, 10 without.
  4. Wedding site is 20ft x 35ft
  5. Chairs and tables are not provided at this site.
  6. Amplified sound is not allowed at this location.
  7. Maximum capacity is 70 people standing max OR max 50 people seated.
  8. Closest restrooms are located near the North/Friend Gate.
  9. 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.


  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 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 between 9am-sunset, up to one year in advance of the event date.
  6. Reservations have a two hour minimum and are always on the full hour.
  7. Only up to two wedding permits per day, with a one hour leeway time in between (e.g., first wedding is from 10:00am-2:00pm, the second wedding may be from 3:00-6:00pm)


San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park. The Redwood Grove can be accessible by the North/Friend Gate on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive & Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive or the Main Entrance on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive & Lincoln Avenue.

See the Botanical Gardens Map for details.


Location: 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco 94122 - In GGP
Reservation Fee: $289.00
Hourly Rate (2 Hour Minimum): $433.00
Staff Salary (per hour): See 'Reservation Policy'
Refundable Cleaning/Damage Deposit: $1,000.00
Reception Allowed: No
Maximum Capacity: 70 (Standing)
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Indoor Area: No


Capacity: 70 (Standing)
Location: 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco 94122 - In GGP
Latitude: 37.7665
Longitude: -122.4666

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