San Francisco Botanical Garden 1199 9th Avenue • San Francisco • CA 94122


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Five spectacular venues offer plenty of options for celebrations of all sizes and themes. For a classic garden party-style wedding, opt for the Zellerbach, with its abundance of blooming perennials, stone columns, and three rustic wooden arbors. Or, delight your guests with a celebration in the Garden of Fragrance, a verdant lawn bounded by uniquely scented plants,
  • Set on nearly two acres, the grand, versatile Celebration Garden is the venue's beloved centerpiece. Conveniently located by the Main Gate and accented by an amazing array of diverse plants, it offers guests easy access to explore the gardens—admission fees are included—and a large green lawn perfect for an elegant, tented reception.
  • A wooden platform, suspended above a quiet pond and framed by gnarled trunks, comprises the Moon Viewing Garden, our favorite spot for an elopement. The Redwood Grove is another intimate option—it feels like a woodsy sanctuary, tucked away among tree-lined pathways and circled by soaring redwoods.



1-Hour Micro Ceremony - $950
Ideal for elopements, intimate weddings and mini-ceremonies with up to 20 people, and little to no set-up or deliveries required.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $875–10,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Time of day
    • Space reserved
    • Event duration
  • The venue rental fee can include:

    • Use of the selected ceremony and reception garden(s)
    • Complimentary admission for all guests to the Botanical Gardens
    • And more!


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 600
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 800
Reception Seated 0 600
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 400.

Breakdown of capacities:

Celebration Garden – 600
Garden of Fragrance
– 100
Moon Viewing Garden
– 20 (standing only)
Redwood Grove
– 70
Zellerbach Garden of Perennials
– 150

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 8am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Park
  • Non-Profit
  • Retreat

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Park


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