Golden Gate Park – Portals of the Past

The white marble archway and columns of the Portals of the Past offer a regal touch to a Golden Gate Park wedding at Lloyd Lake. Dreamy visions of a waterfall help set the mood of a walk down the aisle surrounded by the thickness of enchanting greenery.

Wedding Site FEATURES

  1. Limited accessibility. All dirt paths and gravel paths leading to this wedding site.
  2. Standing only works best at this wedding site. Only 20 chairs could fit in front of the “portals”, which are white Greek inspired pillars, located in front of a man made lake.
  3. Guest Area pathway is approximately 100ft x 10ft.
  4. Chairs and tables are not provided at this site.
  5. Max capacity for this site is 50 people.
  6. Amplified Sound is not allowed at this location.
  7. Parking is open to the public; limited availability.
  8. Closest Restrooms: Across the street, located in Hellman Hollow on JFK Dr & 25th Ave


  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.


John F. Kennedy Drive & 23rd Avenue across from Hellman Hollow.


Location: J.F. Kennedy Drive & 23rd Avenue 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


Amplified Sound-Weekdays: Not Allowed
Capacity: 100
Location: J.F. Kennedy Drive & 23rd Avenue in Golden Gate Park
Latitude: 37.7708
Longitude: -122.4825

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