de Young Museum

San Francisco



Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum‘s exceptional architecture, natural landscapes, and beautiful venues will ensure an inspirational wedding experience. Have your ceremony outdoors amid the lush landscapes and intrigue of the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden. Follow with a cocktail hour at the Hamon Observation Tower, which boasts breathtaking panoramas of the city, Pacific Ocean, Marin Headlands, and Golden Gate Park. This magnificent space in the sky can also be used for intimate ceremonies and receptions. For larger receptions, bring your guests to Wilsey Court, the central artery of the museum, and use the neighboring Piazzoni Murals Room overlooking the Music Concourse as a lounge space. If you’re looking for the indoor/outdoor reception experience, the de Young Café features hand-blown glass light fixtures, modern design elements, and glass walls with views of the Music Concourse as well as space on the café terrace.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Ballrooms, Outdoor, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 350 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 350 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 2:00PM. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $7,000 to $25,000 for a reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. For any catering company used other than McCall Catering, there is up to a $1,000 release of liquor license that is required depending upon the reception space rented. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee starting at $1,800/hr. A refundable security deposit of 50% of the rental fee is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at de Young Museum is estimated at between $22,645 and $34,206 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Public garage

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
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Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 1:00AM
No animals allowed
For any catering company used other than McCall Catering, there is up to a $1,000 release of liquor license that is required

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated Jan 05, 2015)

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