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.

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. The “Bust” of Shakespeare may be opened during the wedding permit, if requested.
  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 (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.


  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.


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


Location: Martin Luther King Drive, Between Nancy Pelosi Drive & Music Concourse Drive
Reservation Fee: $462.00
Hourly Rate (2 Hour Minimum): $132.00
Staff Salary (per hour): N/A
Refundable Cleaning/Damage Deposit: $500.00
Reception Allowed: No
Maximum Capacity: 200
Parking: Yes - Street/Paid Lot - Limited Availability
Restrooms: No
Indoor Area: No


Reservation & Payment Procedures

Rules and Regulations


Amplified Sound-Weekdays: No
Capacity: 200
Location: Martin Luther King Drive, Between Nancy Pelosi Drive & Music Concourse Drive
Latitude: 37.7689
Longitude: -122.4672

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