Golden Gate Park - Shakespeare Garden

Behind fencing masked by foliage, the Shakespeare Garden at Golden Gate Park provides a romantic setting for a wedding tucked inside one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco. Upon entering the charming iron gate entrance, prepare yourself for a dreamy journey towards creating your own tale of love and devotion.


Martin Luther King Drive, between Nancy Pelosi Drive and Music Concourse Drive.


  • 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 people 

Wedding Site Features

  1. Shakespeare Garden is the most popular wedding site in GGP
  2. Shakespeare Garden has a gate but must still remain unlocked at all times.
  3. Receptions with any food and/or beverage are not allowed at this site.
  4. Amplified sound is not allowed at this location.
  5. Chairs and tables are not provided at this site.
  6. Maximum capacity for this site is 200 people.
  7. Closest Restrooms: Behind the Music Concourse Amphitheater. The restrooms are a two minute walk away from Shakespeare Garden.
  8. 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.
  9. On Saturdays (April through September) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.

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.


Martin Luther King Drive, between Nancy Pelosi Drive and Music Concourse Drive.

Wedding Site Information

  • Reception Allowed: No
  • Parking: Yes, Street/Paid Lot - Limited Availability
  • Restrooms: No
  • Indoor Area: No
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