The Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco



Imagine celebrating your wedding day in beautiful San Francisco, CA. The Palace of Fine Arts is available for rent and is ideally suited for wedding events. The expansive lobby can accommodate receptions up to 400. The facility is well equipped with a high quality Meyer Sound system and has a standard house lighting plot that includes an inventory of moving lights. The stage floor is ideal for dance, with a sprung floor surface to keep your guests moving all night. The seating is continental style with wide, comfortable seats. The interior of the theater features cascading red curtains that creates a sense of intimacy and romance. Bernard R. Maybeck was chosen as architect for the Palace of Fine Arts. His design reflects the impression of a Roman ruin. The Palace features a soaring colonnade, grand rotunda, and carefully constructed pond. This historic location sets the stage for an unforgettable wedding day. Gather your loved ones and celebrate at The Palace of Fine Arts.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 1000 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 1000 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $20,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Rental fee also includes all chair, table, linen rentals for up to 150 people.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Palace of Fine Arts is estimated at between $26,807 and $37,182 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Public parking
Dance area
Tables and chairs provided for up to 150 guests

Special Restrictions

Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM
Biodegradable throwables only