The Palace of Fine Arts

3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 Map · Phone number
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About The Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts is a historic waterfront wedding venue located in San Francisco, California. Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, this iconic landmark in the heart of San Francisco is a majestic and unique location for weddings and other events. With a spectacular Greco-Roman style rotunda, lagoon, stately colonnades, soaring 40-foot ceilings, space for up to 8,000 wedding guests and the expert event management of Nonplusultra, The Palace of Fine Arts offers several stunning and memorable event spaces for your wedding ceremony or reception.

Facilities and Capacity
With over 120,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, The Palace of the Fine Arts can host up to 8,000 guests. Their ground level spaces feature multiple breakout rooms, a large mezzanine and a large performing arts theater. The historic rotunda faces a lagoon surrounded by lush landscaping, providing a picture-perfect backdrop for wedding photos.

Services Offered
The Palace of Fine Arts offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Wedding packages include full-service event planning and coordination services, with a day-of event team consisting of one event lead and two assistants. Event services offered include the following:

  • Bridal suite and groom’s room
  • Event security
  • Chairs, tables and linens
  • Event logistics management
  • Timeline creation and execution
  • Vendor confirmations and checklists
  • Rehearsal prep and management
  • Truck loading dock
  • Power and Wi-Fi capabilities
  • On-site parking


Other Services
The Palace of Fine Arts 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.

History
The Palace of the Fine Arts was originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition as part of a world’s fair to honor the completion of the Panama Canal. The Palace is the work of California architect Bernard Maybeck and is inspired by a Piranesi engraving that features a Roman ruin reflected in a pool. This location is part of the National Register of Historic Places and has since been renovated to accommodate modern trade shows, corporate events and other special events, and has become one of the most photographed sites in San Francisco.

Location
The Palace of Fine Arts is conveniently located just moments away from the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the Walt Disney Family Museum, Lombard Street, Yacht Harbor and Crissy Field Beach. This location is accessed via Richardson Avenue and Marina Boulevard streets.

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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Megan · Married on 08/18/2018

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    We loved having our wedding under the rotunda! It was very windy, but totally worth it.

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    erin · Married on 03/04/2017

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    Wonderful experience! A absolute dream wedding.

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The Palace of Fine Arts FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 10,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 10,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 10,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 10,000.00
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 10
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner

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    4155636504 (Phone number)

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