Golden Gate Park - Queen Wilhelmina Garden

Located under the grand Dutch (North) windmill at the west end of Golden Gate Park, you will find out why the Queen Wilhelmina Garden has been delighting visitors since the 1900s. Each year, flower bulbs are donated by the Dutch Bulb Growers’ Association; the tulips of the garden are usually in full bloom in March. This combination of colorful tulips and the majestic windmill will give you the perfect setting for your occasion.


47th Avenue and Great Highway at the Dutch Windmill


  • Reservation Fee: $531
  • Hourly Rate (2 Hour Minimum): $152
  • 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.


200, 100 with reception 

Wedding Site Features

  1. This wedding site is on the lawns in front of the windmill.
  2. Queen Wilhelmina Garden is closed every year the entire months of May and October, for annual re-planting. Reservations are not taken during these two months.
  3. Chairs and tables are not provided at this site.
  4. Max capacity for this site is 200 people; 100 people if you are having a reception.
  5. Amplified sound is not allowed at this location.
  6. Closest Restrooms: Across the street, located on the first floor of Beach Chalet.
  7. Parking is open to the public; limited availability.

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. Up to two weddings per day at this location.
  4. Renters are responsible for bagging and removing all garbage off site, upon completion of the rental, and departure from the park.
  5. To submit a reservation request, complete the Outdoor Wedding Application.
  6. Please email or call 415-831-5500 for more information.


47th Avenue and Great Highway at the Dutch Windmill

Wedding Site Information

  • Reception Allowed: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • Restrooms: No
  • Indoor Area: No
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7