The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers is a San Francisco area attraction and special events venue. This unique and historic facility located in Golden Gate Park boasts five exhibit spaces with exotic plants and flowers from all over the world. A stunning Victorian masterpiece with beautiful and eye-catching botanicals, the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers provides a unique and natural backdrop for your upcoming wedding nuptials.
Facilities and Capacity
Each gallery of the Conservatory of Flowers showcases unique plants and flowers, custom metal work and architectural beauty throughout the building. The Conservatory also has additional spaces available for rentals including Palm Terrace, a pavilion and bridal lounge or breakout room. The Palm Terrace is an al fresco space with views of the Conservatory Valley flowerbeds and Sutro Tower with a backdrop of the magnificent Victorian Conservatory to accommodate up to 400 wedding guests. The beautifully manicured East and West Terrace Lawns are located just in front of the Conservatory. The Conservatory is perfect for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and showcase unique and tropical botanicals. The Orchard Pavilion is an industrial space with capacity for up to 150 wedding guests.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Whether your wedding is intimate or grand, their professional event staff will provide the perfect space and ambience for your event. Event services offered include the following:
The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
At more than a century old, this Victorian structure is the oldest public wood and glass conservatory in North America. The Conservatory opened to the pubic in 1879 and was an instant sensation in Golden Gate Park. As a city, state and national historic landmark, the Conservatory remains one of the most photographed and beloved San Francisco attractions.
Recommended by 65% of couples
Lili · Married on 07/23/2016
My wife and I chose to have our wedding reception for ~130 people at the the Conservatory of Flowers this past July. We met in San Francisco, we spent a lot of time in Golden Gate Park, and the Conservatory of Flowers was the perfect choice for a venue that provided beautiful views, an outdoor feel, and an iconic San Francisco landmark for our guests to enjoy. For those of you looking for a shorter review know this; our wedding reception could not have been more perfect. If we could go back and re-do our wedding 100 times we would always choose the Conservatory of Flowers over any other possible venue.Sent on 08/03/2016
The Conservatory Manager of Special Events, Samantha Ordway, was an absolute pleasure to work with as she was extremely professional, provided excellent communication, and was attentive to everything we wanted for our wedding reception. She went out of her way to help coordinate the entire event and everything went off without a hitch. This went a long way in relieving our stress with wedding planning as we knew we could rely on her/her team’s execution to get everything done just right. WE EVEN HAD PARK RANGERS PROVIDE SECURITY FOR THE EVENT!
Our rental included the entire Conservatory greenhouse for the cocktail hour as well as the Orchid Pavilion for our four hour reception. While we did not get to enjoy that much of the cocktail hour (busy taking photos), our guests raved about how beautiful all of the exhibits were and many remarked that it was the most beautiful wedding venue they have ever visited. We were very fortunate to have superb weather on the day of our wedding which made the photos we took out front of the Conservatory come out incredibly gorgeous. The setup of the Orchid Pavilion was ideal for a wedding of our size. We had enough room for all of our guests to sit comfortably while also fitting our taco bar, DJ booth, bar, and photobooth. All in all, we could not be more satisfied with our choice of wedding venues. The Conservatory of Flowers
Simona · Married on 07/21/2017
The team at the Conservatory of Flowers is the best events team we have ever worked with. Hands down. No other venue has been as kind, thoughtful or accommodating. After doing one set of events with them, we decided we wanted to be working with them several times a year.Sent on 09/11/2017
Seriously, we have so much gratitude for this team. They are really responsive, empathetic and totally on top of their game.
Simona & Guy
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Emily · Married on 05/27/2017
We were blown away by the space, the service, and the execution of the event. We had a non-traditional wedding party for about 70 people, and all our guests loved the Conservatory! The team is responsive, organized, and thoughtful. They have excellent connections with other vendors, and know how to throw a great event! Needless to say, the Conservatory is gorgeous and vibrant, and it was very special to be able to use it exclusively for this time. I could not have asked for anything better!Sent on 06/09/2017
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