Bride and Groom on wedding dayCOVID-19 UPDATE

The physical Permits Office is currently closed.

For those interested in obtaining permits in 2021, we are issuing wedding permits contingent on Health Order directives in place at the time of the permit.

OUTDOOR WEDDING VENUES. To submit a request for one of our outdoor wedding sites, please complete the Outdoor Wedding Application.

INDOOR WEDDING VENUES. To submit a wedding request for an indoor wedding venue: Lake Merced Boathouse, Sunnyside Conservatory, or Stern Grove Clubhouse (Trocadero) please complete the Indoor Special Event Venue Application.

All permits are subject to the Health Order directive in place at the time of the permit.  

Hundreds of San Francisco residents choose to get married each year in our parks or facilities. Golden Gate Park is the site of many popular locations from the Rose Garden to Shakespeare Garden to the Chinese Pavilion. The newly renovated Fay Park in Russian Hill has become a hidden gem for weddings. The beautifully refurbished Sunnyside Conservatory can be used for a wedding and reception. The Botanical Garden offers beautiful sites that will please all the senses.


Use the Outdoor Wedding Site Directory to browse the various locations. Each link leads to the site’s detail page which includes pictures, features, and important reservation information. Once you’ve found the perfect location for your event, please complete the Outdoor Wedding Application to request the site on your preferred date.

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Reservation Procedures

Permittee must be 21 years of age to make a reservation. All reservations can be made up to one year to the date. To submit a reservation request at an outdoor wedding site, please complete the Outdoor Wedding ApplicationIf multiple applications are received for the same date, the reservation will be awarded through a randomized lottery system. Only one entry to the randomized lottery, per event, per date is permitted. For additional information email or call 415-831-5500. 


After making the reservation, payment may be made immediately by credit card or by check. Payments by credit card will be emailed immediately. Payment by checks must include the Fee, Permit Information and a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope, and must be received by our office five business days from the date the reservation was made.

Requests for reservations less than two months prior to your event date require immediate payment by credit card. Full payment and performance bond will be due at that time as well.


Fees are subject to automatic cost of living increases and our website may not reflect the correct fees applicable to the date of your booking. For updated fees, see our Park Code Fees

Rules & Regulations

Please visit each site's web-page for their rules and regulations. Some sites have special restrictions.