How to Plan an SF Botanical Garden Wedding

Ultimate Guide for Planning an SF Botanical Garden Wedding
(complete with pricing and photos)

Interested in having a SF Botanical Garden wedding? This wedding venue, in the heart of Golden Gate Park, offers multiple backdrops and settings for your day whether it is for several hundred or a few handful.  Read below to see why this is one of the best locations for a wedding in Golden Gate Park.

Why an SF Botanical Garden Wedding

A San Francisco Botanical garden wedding offers a stunning backdrop for your day, with over 8,000 varieties of plants from all over the world surrounding you. Whether you’re a nature lover, a plant enthusiast, or simply seeking a beautiful outdoor venue, a botanical garden wedding in San Francisco will surely exceed your expectations.

From intimate ceremonies to grand receptions, the SF botanical garden also offers a range of venues to suit your style and preferences. Each venue has unique features and capacities, ensuring you will find the perfect setting for your special day. 

How to Rent the Garden

Phone: (415) 661-1316

SF Botanical Garden Wedding Cost

Rental Fee: ranges from  $875 to $10,000 depending on location

SF Botanical Garden Wedding Locations

Celebration Garden

Capacity: Up to 400 seated, 600 standing

The Celebration Garden is SF Botanical Garden’s largest and most versatile outdoor venue. It was newly renovated in 2019 and features an amazing array of iconic plants worldwide. Located by the Main Gate, the Celebration Garden offers an expansive manicured garden that can accommodate a variety of events for the largest of celebrations.

Garden of Fragrance

Capacity: Up to 100

The Garden of Fragrance is a romantic venue perfect for smaller weddings or commitment ceremonies. It features a large green lawn surrounded by an expansive collection of uniquely scented flowering plants.  

Moon Viewing Garden

Capacity: 15 Standing Only

The Moon Viewing Garden offers a zen-like atmosphere, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, making it a perfect setting for couples to exchange their vows in a more intimate setting.

Redwood Grove

Capacity: 60

The Redwood Grove is a tucked-away gem in the middle of the Garden, surrounded by towering redwood trees that create a setting similar to a Muir Woods wedding. It is currently only available for weekend ceremonies.

Zellerbach Garden of Perennials

Capacity: 150

With an abundance of pastel flowering perennials, stone columns, and three wooden arbors, this venue provides a romantic backdrop for ceremonies and light cocktail receptions. Its adjacent green lawn also allows for grander events.

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From intimate ceremonies to grand receptions, the Garden has a variety of venues to choose from to cater to most every couple. By following the tips and choosing the best location for you, you can ensure a successful and memorable wedding day that captures the natural beauty of the Botanical Garden as well as the love of the people present.

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415 756 9335

762 10th Ave San Francisco, CA 94118

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