Bride wearing a pink wedding dress at her San Francisco City Hall wedding

Bride and groom standing in front of a black door at their Silverado Resort Napa Wedding photographer

Bride looking out the window of a car. She is holding a bridal bouquet with white and yellow flowers.

Groom portrait at his San Francisco wedding

Burlingame Country Club Wedding in Hillsborough. Groom kisses his bride on her cheek.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Venues Guide (2020)

Are you looking for the best wedding venues in the San Francisco Bay Area?

As a San Francisco wedding photographer, I have been fortunate to photograph at the best wedding venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa/Sonoma Wine Country, Northern California, Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula.

We are blessed with a variety of gorgeous wedding venues from stately, elegant, modern, trendy, to beautiful outdoor venues surrounded by lush gardens. This list includes some of the newest venues in Northern California.

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1. Flood Mansion

The James Leary Flood Mansion is an elegant and classical venue located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. It features amazing architecture and a stunning views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

See photos from a recent Flood Mansion wedding.

Address: 2222 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 292-3142

Flood Mansion San Francisco wedding venue

2. San Francisco Zoo

If you are looking for the most unique wedding venue in San Francisco, then the San Francisco Zoo fits the bill. You can get married on the African Savannah. There are options to have cocktail hour at the Merry Go Round, feed giraffes, or have animal guests join you.

See photos from a recent San Francisco Zoo wedding.

Website: San Francisco Zoo Events
Address: Sloat Boulevard at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 94132

San Francisco Zoo wedding. Bride and groom looking at each other. They are standing on the carousel during their wedding reception.

3. Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor Museum is an architectural wonder and a sought after venue in San Francisco. It features a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and a lovely entry courtyard with columns that has become an Instagram favorite.

Address: 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

Bride and groom holding hands and walking at their Legion of Honor San Francisco wedding.

4. De Young Museum

The De Young Museum is an amazing example of modern architecture. It is a great place to get married and to be surrounded by fine art.

Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

Bride and groom at their De Young Museum San Francisco wedding

5. Berkeley City Club

The Berkeley City Club is a historic wedding venue designed by architect, Julia Morgan.

See photos from a recent Berkeley City Club wedding.

Address: 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 848-7800

Bride and groom at their Berkeley City Club wedding

6. Outdoor Art Club

The Outdoor Art Club of Mill Valley is a historic Marin wedding venue designed by architect Bernard Maybeck. If you get married there in March or April, you may be lucky enough to have the iconic purple wisteria in bloom at the front gate of this venue.

See photos from a recent Outdoor Art Club wedding.

Address: 1 W Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 383-2582

Bride and groom share a kiss at their Outdoor Art Club wedding in Mill Valley.

7. Shakespeare’s Garden

Shakespeare’s Garden is the most popular ceremony location in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. It is a beautiful tree lined space and an outdoor oasis in the middle of the city.

Website: Shakespeare’s Garden
Address: Martin Luther King Drive, Between Nancy Pelosi Drive & Music Concourse Drive

Two grooms holding hands during their wedding ceremony at Shakespeares Garden in Golden Gate Park. San Francisco wedding venue.

8. Fairmont Hotel

The Fairmont Hotel is an luxury wedding venue in San Francisco. It has a beautiful outdoor ceremony area and multiple indoor ballroom options.

Address: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Bride and groom kiss on the rooftop of the Fairmont Hotel. San Francisco wedding venue.

Other San Francisco Wedding Venues

San Francisco Hotel Wedding Venues

Elopement Locations

  • San Francisco City Hall
  • Stow Lake (Golden Gate Park)
  • Botanical Garden (Golden Gate Park)
  • Sutro Baths
  • Redwood Regional Park (Oakland)

Bay Area Wedding Venues

Bay Area Garden / Forest Wedding Venues

Last Updated: January 14, 2020