Bride and Groom on wedding day

Hundreds of San Francisco residents choose to get married each year in our parks or facilities. Golden Gate Park is the site of many popular locations from the Rose Garden to Shakespeare Garden to the Chinese Pavilion. The newly renovated Fay Park in Russian Hill has become a hidden gem for weddings. The beautifully refurbished Sunnyside Conservatory can be used for a wedding and reception. The Botanical Garden offers beautiful sites that will please all the senses.


To submit a wedding request for an indoor wedding venue: Lake Merced Boathouse, Sunnyside Conservatory, or Stern Grove Clubhouse (Trocadero) please complete the Indoor Special Event Venue Application.


Use the Outdoor Wedding Site Directory to browse available locations; including pictures, features, and important reservation information for each site. Once you’ve found the perfect location for your event, please complete the Outdoor Wedding Application to request the site on your preferred date. Outdoor wedding sites must be booked a minimum of 10 business days in advance. If the wedding site requires park staffing, a minimum of 30 days is required in advance of your date.   


Permittee must be 21 years of age to make a reservation. All reservations can be made up to one year to the date. To submit a reservation request at an outdoor wedding site, please complete the Outdoor Wedding ApplicationIf multiple applications are received for the same date, the reservation will be awarded through a randomized lottery system. Only one entry to the randomized lottery, per event, per date is permitted. For additional information email or call 415-831-5500. 


Fees are subject to automatic cost of living increases and our website may not reflect the correct fees applicable to the date of your booking. For updated fees, see our Park Code Fees


After making the reservation, payment may be made immediately by credit card or check. Payments by credit card will be emailed immediately. Payment by checks must include the fee, permit Information, and a self-addressed stamped envelope, and must be received by our office no more than five business days from the date the reservation was made. 

Requests for reservations less than two months prior to your event date require immediate payment by credit card. Full payment and performance bond will be due at that time.


Please visit each site's web-page for their rules and regulations. Some sites have special restrictions.

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