The Botanical Garden – Zellerbach Garden

Zellerbach Garden is one of the collections in the Botanical Garden that is not focused on a geographic area or a particular horticultural grouping, but was instead designed strictly for its aesthetic appeal. Characterized by flowers with subdued hues and a large lawn seating it makes this site one of the most popular wedding locations in the Botanical Gardens.

Wedding Site FEATURES

  1. This wedding site is located on the 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. June to July is the best time of year to appreciate the full and colorful splendor of the garden.
  4. Alter Lawn: 45ft x 24ft
  5. Seating Area Lawn: 75ft x 80ft
  6. You have the option of using the lawn or gazebo as the alter.
  7. Chairs and tables are not provided at this site.
  8. Maximum capacity for this site is 150 people.
  9. Amplified sound is not allowed at this location.
  10. Closest restrooms are located near the North/Friend Gate.
  11. 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 North-Western side of the San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park. The Zellerbach Garden is closest to the North/Friend Gate on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive & Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.

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: 150
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Indoor Area: No


Amplified Sound-Weekdays: Not Allowed
Capacity: 150
Location: 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco 94122 - In GGP
Latitude: 37.7665
Longitude: -122.4666

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