13 Spectacular Outdoor San Francisco Wedding Venues

There’s more to San Francisco than its iconic buildings and bridges. This thriving metropolis is also home to some beautiful outdoor wedding venues hidden in plain sight. So whether you want to exchange vows from the deck of luxurious yacht, on a rooftop deck overlooking the bay, or in a secluded garden right in the heart of the city, here’s a look at some stunning spaces perfect for an al fresco celebration.


Golden Gate Club at the Presidio by Wedgewood Weddings

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: former military base-turned-national park with epic views • lovingly restored Golden Gate Club boasts soaring picture windows framing woodsy landscapes • nearby bluffs offer iconic bay vistas that include the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and Alcatraz

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Officer's Club at the Presidio by Wedgewood Weddings

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: historic landmark building includes the handsome Moraga Hall, outfitted with upscale furnishings and a vintage fireplace • a spacious second story ballroom boasts an adjoining viewing terrace • flexible, all-inclusive packages include option to have the ceremony at the nearby Chapel of Our Lady

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Exploratorium

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: popular museum of science, art, and human perception • Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery affords nearly 360-degree views of Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge, the Transamerica Pyramid, and Coit Tower • guests can chat, stroll, dine, and dance their way through one or all of the many interactive galleries

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: 5 stunning outdoor venues in the heart of the city • elegant tented receptions on the expansive green lawn • intimate ceremonies in a secluded redwood grove

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Legion of Honor Museum

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: majestic neoclassical museum • exchange vows on the Balustrade Lawn against a breathtaking panorama of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the Pacific • enjoy a walking cocktail hour through the Rodin galleries or the Hall of Antiquities before dinner in the elegant Legion Café

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

The San Francisco Mint

San Francisco, California

Fab Features: iconic 1874 Greek-revival building offers 19th-century architectural details and modern conveniences • al fresco events in the expansive courtyard enjoy sky views and total privacy • overseen by Non Plus Ultra, they offer several packages that include furnishings, lighting, design consultation, and outside vendor negotiations

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

de Young Museum

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: redesigned museum that serves as an ultra-cool contemporary frame for fine art and events in the heart of Golden Gate Park • your ceremony on the broad sculpture garden lawn amid playful artworks and fanciful landscaping • intimate receptions in the de Young Café, the de Young Terrace, or Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: stunning glass landmark set in Golden Gate park • tented al fresco events held on the adjoining lawn • celebrations amid exotic plants, from orchids and water lilies to amazing palms and ferns

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

City Cruises San Francisco

San Francisco and Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: affordable all-inclusive weddings on the Bay • their wide range of vessels include glamorous yachts to a replica of a turn-of-the-century coastal steamer • to-die-for views of SF skyline, bridges, and Alcatrazfo

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Foreign Cinema

San Francisco, CA

Fab Features: dynamic hotspot that combines art, film, and fabulous food, with several cool spaces for private dining • al fresco celebrations in the courtyard where films are projected on an exterior wall • the dishes draw on international influences and use fresh, seasonal ingredients

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

InterContinental Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Fab Features: modern, plush hotel with a warm, amenity-filled interior • the Pacific Terrace offers an expansive, clear-covered outdoor venue available year-round • Grand Ballroom boasts 20-foot ceilings and massive windows to bring the outside in

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, California

Fab Features: historic buildings right on the water • postcard-worthy vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Marin Headlands • outdoor lawn or patio

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Luxe Cruises & Events

San Francisco, California

Fab Features: a fleet of six luxury yachts known for their white glove service • the Cabernet Sauvignon affords a spacious lounge deck, a dining deck for sit-down dinners or buffets, and an open-air sky deck for taking in the cityscape • well-appointed settings for dining, gorgeous wraparound views of the bay, and multiple menu options

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$


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