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Pavilion By The Bay

San Francisco Wedding Venue
291 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island
San Francisco, California 94130

Contact: Greenworks Inc.
Phone: 415/734-7191
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Why We Like This Place

Banners, kites, fireworks, pleasure barges floating by—the festive spirit of Treasure Island will sweep you away when you set eyes on this spectacular venue. Situated on broad lawns next to the bay, this enormous, white, high-peaked, Genesis tent pavilion is one of the most captivating properties imaginable.

It’s the perfect backdrop for all types of events, and has hosted many themed or ethnic celebrations like traditional Indian or Russian weddings and bar mitzvahs. And because it can be used in combination with other nearby Treasure Island venues, it’s a particularly good choice for a large party or one that lasts all day.

The pavilion itself is completely expandable, heated or cooled, and it has glass walls on three sides to let the views in—which in this case means an eye-level panorama of the San Francisco cityscape, all three bridges and the glittering face of the bay. The interior dimensions and details can be easily modified to suit your occasion, and the sky’s the limit as far as lighting goes. Eight huge double doors open onto the landscaped grounds, giving events that oh-so-desirable indoor-outdoor flow.

If ever there was a place made for parties this is it. Treasure Island, a man-made body of land created from imported fill on the shoals of Yerba Buena Island, was “built” by the U.S. Government for the 1939–40 Golden Gate International Exposition. Truly a treasure (the island was christened after the Robert Louis Stevenson novel of the same name) it’s located in one of the most picturesque points on the bay, about mid-span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Recently voted the hippest spot to be married by InStyle Weddings magazine, it’s a terrific site for any social or commercial event in which a stellar setting is a factor. You can even exchange vows close by in the Treasure Island Chapel.

It’s no wonder 7x7 Magazine calls this the best place to tie the knot. We have to agree and add that whatever the event, it’s certain to be the talk of the town if it’s held here.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 670
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 460
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 900
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 900


  • Max. Seated: 400

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility holds 300–600 seated guests, indoors or outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The facility accommodates 350 seated with a dance floor, 400 seated with no dance floor, or 900 standing guests indoors.

Fees & Deposits

A 50% venue deposit is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 30 days prior to the event. The rental fee is $6,800 and includes the venue for 8 hours, a site manager, security and cleanup. Meals range $52–95/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners


Catering: provided, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: yes
Tables & Chairs: through caterer
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: through caterer
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: panorama of cityscape and San Francisco Bay
Other: event coordination

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Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Waterfront/Beach Location


Alcohol: provided
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Other: no rice, glitter, confetti, rise petals or sparklers

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Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


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