About Events with San Francisco Botanical Garden
The Garden offers five unique outdoor venues for creating an unforgettable event. Whether you’re seeking an intimate ceremony location, hosting a wedding reception, celebrating an anniversary, throwing a company picnic, or creating an inspiring corporate event, the Garden is a magical and timeless location for your special occasion.
Newly renovated in 2019, the Celebration Garden is our largest and most versatile outdoor venue with an amazing array of iconic plants from throughout the Botanical Garden that includes Mesoamerican ferns, Southeast Asian and South American palms and African impatiens. Conveniently located by the Main Gate, this expansive manicured garden can accommodate a variety of events including intimate ceremonies by the Thomas Church Pavilion, elegant tented receptions on the large green lawn, while also facilitating a private and casual atmosphere for company picnics or team-building retreats.
• Standing Capacity: 1000
Garden of Fragrance
The perfect backdrop for smaller weddings or commitment ceremonies. This romantic garden features a large green lawn surrounded by an expansive collection of uniquely scented flowering plants.
• Sitting Capacity: 100
Moon Viewing Garden
A world away from the fast pace of the city, the Moon Viewing Garden’s zen like atmosphere is the perfect setting for couples to exchange their vows and provides a beautiful site for wedding pictures.
• Standing Capacity: 20
Tucked away down tree lined pathways, redwood trees circle this venue, creating both a sacred and celebratory feeling for an intimate ceremony or a relaxed team-building retreat. Fixed wooden benches are included.
• Sitting Capacity: 70
?Zellerbach Garden, with its abundance of pastel flowering perennials, stone columns, and three wooden arbors, is an idyllic setting for making memories. Perfect for intimate ceremonies and light cocktail receptions or grander events utilizing the large adjacent green lawn.
• Sitting Capacity: 150