Golden Gate Park - Chain of Lakes

Please note this site is not currently available for reservation due to renovations. 

Also known as Golden Gate Park’s ‘Enchanted Forest’ for this secretive grove surrounded by various fauna and views. The Chain of Lakes wedding site provides beauty from all angles to accommodate all your guests in this intimate hidden gem.


Chain of Lakes Drive East and John F Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park


  • Reservation Fee: $303
  • Hourly Rate (2 Hour Minimum): $76
  • Staff Salary (per hour): Not Applicable
  • Refundable Cleaning/Damage Deposit: $500
  • Note: The hourly fee for outdoor weddings is waived for Veterans who are San Francisco residents. The reservation fee applies. “Veteran” shall mean a person who is currently serving in the active military, naval, air, or space service, or who has completed such service and was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable consistent with Section 101(2) of Title 38 of the United States Code, as it may be amended from time to time. Proof of Veteran status and proof of San Francisco residency is required.


100 people

Wedding Site Features

  1. Site is surrounded by high trees and plants. Best accessed by the parking lot on Chain of Lakes Drive.
  2. Limited Accessibility, all dirt paths to reach the wedding site. Not ADA accessible.
  3. The site is identified by one green bench.
  4. The site is 70ft x 70ft.
  5. Chairs and tables are not provided at this site.
  6. Amplified sound is not allowed at this location
  7. Street/Lot parking open to public: limited availability.
  8. Closest Restrooms: Restrooms by the Angler’s Lodge

Reservation Policy

  1. Reservations can be made one year in advance of the event date. If 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. 
  2. Reservations have a two hour minimum and are always on the full hour.
  3. Renters are responsible for bagging and removing all garbage off site, upon completion of the rental, and departure from the park.
  4. To submit a reservation request, complete the Outdoor Wedding Application.
  5. Please email or call 415-831-5500 for more information.

Wedding Site Information

  • Reception Allowed: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Restrooms: No
  • Indoor Area: No
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