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The 25+ Most Popular San Francisco Wedding Venues

Here is a list of San Francisco wedding venues (updated for 2020!). We are so lucky to have such a wide variety of settings in the Bay Area ranging from giant redwood groves, rustic barns, elegant historic buildings, and more! There is virtually every style of wedding background possible all within a short drive from San Francisco. With so many options for San Francisco wedding venues throughout the Bay Area, it is inevitable I missed some so please feel free to let me know. I will periodically update this page with more photos, individual blog posts, or videos to give you the best most comprehensive information to help plan your dream wedding. If you would like my honest opinion of your venue choices feel free to CONTACT ME – happy to help!

Favorite San Francisco Elopement Locations: The Mountain Terrace, Shelldance Orchid Gardens, Hastings House Garden Weddings


What are the Best “Only in San Francisco” Wedding Venues?

Want a location that shows off that you are in San Francisco? All of these wedding venues have views of the Golden Gate Bridge or other San Francisco landmarks.

  1. Cavallo Point
  2. Legion of Honor
  3. Hotel Vitale
  4. Fort Mason Center
  5. Hornblower Cruises

What are the Best Nature Wedding Venues?

Love to be surrounded by trees and being outdoors in nature? These are the best spots with gorgeous views.

  1. The Mountain Terrace
  2. Old Mill Park
  3. Muir Woods
  4. Hastings House Garden Weddings
  5. Shakespeare Garden
  6. SF Botanical Garden
  7. The Garden at Heather Farms
  8. The Old Homestead

What are the Best Unique Wedding Venues?

Below are some unique venues that include castles, halls of flowers, and domes, among others.

  1. SF Theological Seminary
  2. Palace of Fine Arts
  3. Chabot Space and Science Center
  4. Shelldance Orchid Gardens
  5. Conservatory of Flowers
  6. Queen Wilhelmina Garden
  7. Castello di Amoroso
  8. San Francisco City Hall

What are the Best Church Wedding Venues?

Having your wedding at your local church is always a more significant idea, but for those who don’t have any ideas here are a few suggestions.

  1. Swedenborgian Church
  2. Stanford Memorial Church
  3. St. Mary’s Cathedral
  4. Grace Cathedral
  5. Presidio Chapel

What are the Best Outdoor Wedding Venues?

These outdoor locations have the perfect combination of gorgeous weather and surrounding nature.

  1. The Mountain Terrace
  2. Hastings House Garden Weddings
  3. Shakespeare Garden
  4. Brownstone Gardens
  5. Deer Park Villa
  6. Old Mill Park
  7. Marin Art and Garden Center
  8. Stern Grove
  9. SF Botanical Garden

What are the Best Country Club Wedding Venues?

Golf courses always have perfectly manicured lawns and impeccable customer service.

  1. The Olympic Club
  2. Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club
  3. Sequoyah Country Club
  4. Crystal Springs Golf Course

What are the Best Luxury Wedding Venues?

Looking for wedding venues that will wow your guests and make your wedding even more memorable?

  1. Julia Morgan Ballroom
  2. Bear Flag Farm
  3. The California Academy of Sciences
  4. Asian Art Museum
  5. The Palace Hotel
  6. The Flood Mansion
  7. Legion of Honor
  8. San Francisco City Hall

What are the Best Restaurant Wedding Venues?

  1. La Costanera

What are the Best Winery Wedding Venues in Napa Valley

With hundreds of wineries in Napa Valley its hard to define the best, but these are venues I’ve personally been to and love.

  1. Auberge du Soleil
  2. Harvest Inn
  3. V. Sattui Winery
  4. Cornerstone Sonoma
  5. Long Meadow Ranch
  6. Hotel Villagio

What are the Best Inexpensive Wedding Venues in San Francisco

Want to spend more resources on photography? Check out these more affordable venue options.

  1. Outdoor Art Club
  2. Hastings House Garden Weddings
  3. Falkirk Mansion
  4. Stern Grove
  5. Shelldance Orchid Gardens
  6. Muir Woods
  7. The Box SF
  8. Hornblower Cruises

What are the Best Botany Wedding Venues

Being outdoors is one thing, but having a venue dedicated to preserving flowers and plants makes it so much better.

  1. Shelldance Orchid Gardens
  2. The Conservatory of Flowers
  3. The Gardens at Heather Farms
  4. UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
  5. Marin Art and Garden Center

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