Golden Gate Park – Chinese Pavilion

Dedicated in 1981, Golden Gate Park received the Chinese Pavilion as a gift from San Francisco’s sister city, Taipei, Taiwan. The Pavilion is located at Stow Lake, which comes complete with an island and waterfall. The semi-red structure is beautifully decorated with carvings and decorative roof, offering a peaceful setting amidst the water, trees, turtles, and blue herons.

Wedding Site FEATURES

  1. Limited Accessibility, dirt paths and a stepping stone walkway, to reach wedding site. Not ADA accessible. Elderly guests will have difficulty reaching this site.
  2. The wedding site can fit up to 50 people in and around the area of the Chinese Pavilion, however, all 50 people will not fit in and under the pavilion itself. Only about 10-15 people will fit in the pavilion, the other guests will be on the stairs or the paths surrounding the pavilion.
  3. The path surrounding the pavilion is approximately 170ft x 10ft
  4. No chairs and tables are provided or allowed at this site.
  5. Max capacity for this site is 50 people.
  6. Amplified sound is not allowed at this location.
  7. Closest Restrooms: Across from Stow Lake Boathouse
  8. Parking is open to the public; limited availability. Stow Lake Drive East is the closest road to this site.


  1. Reservations can be made between 9am-5pm.
  2. Reservations can be made up to one year in advance of the event date.
  3. Reservations on the full hour  with a two hour minimum.
  4. Renters are responsible for bagging and removing all garbage off site, upon completion of the rental, and departure from the park.


M.L.K. Jr. Drive & Stow Lake Dr. East. The Chinese pavilion can be found on the island in the middle of Stow Lake island on the east side on Stow Lake Drive, at the far end of the parking lot across from the Boathouse.


Location: M.L.K. Jr. Drive & Stow Lake Dr. East; middle of Stow Lake Island
Reservation Fee: $420.00
Hourly Rate (2 Hour Minimum): $120.00
Staff Salary (per hour): N/A
Refundable Cleaning/Damage Deposit: $500.00
Reception Allowed: No
Maximum Capacity: 50
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Indoor Area: No


Reservation & Payment Procedures

Rules and Regulations


Capacity: 50
Location: M.L.K. Jr. Drive & Stow Lake Dr. East; middle of Stow Lake Island
Latitude: 37.7684
Longitude: -122.4736

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