Golden Gate Park – Chain of Lakes

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.

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


  1. Reservations can be made beginning at 9am one year in advance of the event date. If the date one year in advance falls on a holiday or a Sunday, then the following business day at 9am, the reservation can be accepted.
  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.


The Chain of Lakes ‘Enchanted Forest’ can be found on Chain of Lakes Drive East in Golden Gate Park. Cross Street is Chain of Lakes Drive East and John F Kennedy Drive. There is no sign marking the meadow but has a path with trash-cans that lead to the site.

Wedding Site Information

Location: Chain of Lakes Drive East and John F Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park
Reservation Fee: $264..00
Hourly Rate (2 Hour Minimum): $66.00
Staff Salary (per hour): N/A
Refundable Cleaning/Damage Deposit: $500.00
Reception Allowed: No
Maximum Capacity: 100
Parking: Yes
Restrooms: No
Indoor Area: No


Reservation & Payment Procedures

Rules and Regulations


Capacity: 100
Location: Chain of Lakes Drive East and John F Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park
Latitude: 37.7683
Longitude: -122.5005

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