San Francisco Wedding Venue
130 Fisher Loop, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129
On a forested hillside overlooking the bay, this elegant Spanish Mission-style chapel is an inspirational place for a wedding. Appealing architecture and panoramic views are only part of what makes the Presidio Chapel so popular. Couples also value the venue’s convenient location, secluded setting and affordability. And unlike many houses of worship, here you’re welcome to use your own officiant, musicians and cultural style.
In fair weather, gather for pre-ceremony socializing in the memorial garden, a flower-lined tiled patio that faces the Presidio grounds and the bay. This is a wonderful spot for photos, thanks to a stunning backdrop of Angel and Alcatraz Islands framed by sweeping branches of pine and eucalyptus. Here guests await the peal of the church bell summoning them to the sanctuary for the ceremony. Inside the chapel, a soaring redwood-beamed ceiling hung with wrought-iron chandeliers, twelve arched stained-glass windows, and heavy oak doors all contribute to a strong Old World flavor.
Adjacent to the sanctuary, the Mural Room feels like a long, glass-enclosed sun porch. It looks out onto the garden and hillside, but its most notable feature is the mural from which it derives its name. Painted by the same artist who created the famed Coit Tower murals, it depicts St. Francis at its center—a fitting picture considering the variety of wildlife that lives around the chapel and the fact that St. Francis is the patron saint of San Francisco and animals. The room makes a tranquil spot for an intimate reception or post-wedding mingling, while the bride and groom have their photos taken in the picturesque memorial garden.
Couples who get married in the Presidio Chapel often have their reception at one of several other venues within the Presidio. Many newlyweds also stay the weekend at the new Inn at the Presidio, a historic 1903 Georgian Revival-style building that has been remodeled into an elegant lodge. It features an inviting front porch with rocking chairs, a dining room, and an outdoor deck with a fire pit. The inn makes a great home base for exploring everything the Presidio has to offer, including miles of hiking trails, wild open spaces and public and cultural events.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The chapel holds 144 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Garden receptions are available for an additional fee. A variety of other venues are also available close by within the Presidio.
A nonrefundable $350 booking fee is required to secure your date and will be applied to the total rental fee. 50% of the rental fee is due with the signed permit. The balance of the event rental fee, insurance fee and security deposit are due 90 days prior to the event date. The rental fee for ceremonies is $1,200. Rehearsals are $150/hr. A reception fee will apply for use of the garden for events with food and beverages.
Catering: in-house or BYO, licensed and insured
Kitchen Facilities: no
Tables & Chairs: BYO or through caterer
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO or through caterer
Restroom: limited, wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: no
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: Inn at the Presidio
Telephone: no phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: renter and vendors
View: panorama of San Francisco and Bay
Alcohol: BYO, server must be licensed and insured
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK outdoors until 6pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: available, $150 fee
Other: no glitter, confetti, birdseed, rice or balloon releases; some decoration restrictions
Year-round, daily, 10am–1pm or 3pm–6pm. Not available on national holidays, Christmas Eve or Day, New Year’s Eve or Day, Thanksgiving, and the 4th of July.
Alternate Info: Presidio Interfaith Chapel