SAN FRANCISCO RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT
WEDDING REQUEST FORM
FOR OUTDOOR VENUES

 

COVID-19 HEALTH ORDER RESTRICTIONS
FOR OUTDOOR GATHERINGS

Updated 04/15/21

All permits will be subject to, and contingent upon, Health Orders in place at the time of the event.

What is currently permitted:

  • Ceremony and Reception WITH Food & Beverage, maximum attendance 25.
  • Ceremony and Reception WITHOUT Food & Beverage, maximum attendance 50.
  • Religious Ceremony Only, 51 persons or more.

When choosing a site, you must make certain it is large enough to accommodate 6-feet of physical distance between persons from different households.

All outdoor gatherings must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Everyone attending must wear Face Coverings unless eating or drinking (when allowed); or exempted from wearing a Face Covering under Health Officer Order No. C19-12d.
  • Everyone attending must maintain 6-feet of physical distance from anyone not in their household.
  • The duration of the gathering should be limited to the shortest time possible, even if it is outdoors. The shorter it is, the safer it is.
  • Participants must not share objects like utensils, food, drink, reading materials, or religious or spiritual items with other persons outside of their household. If an object is of critical importance and must be shared, then after each instance of sharing, clean and sanitize the object and/or the hands of all persons who touch the object.
  • People may sing, shout, cheer, etc. as long as they wear a face covering and remain at least six feet away from other households.
See current Health Orders for more information.

RESERVATION PROCESS FOR OUTDOOR WEDDING SITES

Please review these instructions before applying.

Reservations for wedding sites can be requested starting one year in advance of your event date. Wedding sites cannot be reserved more than one year in advance. Many of our wedding sites are highly desirable, so we strongly recommend you complete and submit the below request form exactly one year in advance of your preferred date. For example, if you want to reserve March 1, 2021, you should complete and submit the form on March 1, 2020.

Request Forms Received EXACTLY One Year in Advance: Should we receive more than one request form for the same date, time, and location our office will conduct a randomized lottery to determine who will receive the reservation. NOTE: Only one request form can be entered into the randomized lottery, per event, per date. Winners will be notified within 5-7 business days.

Request Forms Received LESS THAN One Year in Advance: Request forms received less than one year in advance are processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

OUTDOOR WEDDING SITES
Complete this form to submit a request for outdoor wedding site(s) listed in our Wedding Site Directory. If the outdoor site you are requesting is not included in the Wedding Site Directory list, please write the name of the site in the form.
 
INDOOR FACILITIES
The following sites are not included in our Wedding Site Directory, but are available for reservation. To apply for one of these sites, do NOT complete this form. Please follow the guidance below:
BOTANICAL GARDENS

This form is not a reservation or a permit, this is a request for a site on a specific date. Our team will review all requests and follow up with you to confirm availability. Should we receive more than one request for the same date, time, and location, our office will conduct a randomized lottery.

Contact Information

Primary Contact:

Secondary Contact:

Wedding Request Details

Wedding Request Details
 
For a list of our wedding sites, photos, and fees, please visit our Wedding Site Directory here: https://sfrecpark.org/738/Wedding-Site-Directory
I understand that I may not apply for a date that is more than one year in advance of my proposed event date. *

First and Last Names of the Couple:                  

1st Choice Wedding Site and Date:                   
REMINDER: Wedding sites CANNOT be reserved more than one year in advance of your proposed event date. Do NOT complete this form if your preferred date is more than one year away.
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Time of Event (include time for set up/take down):
All wedding reservations have a two hour minimum and must be in made in full hour (60 minute) increments; e.g., 2:00-5:00pm or 2:30-5:30pm.

2nd Choice Wedding Site and/or Date: (optional)                          
REMINDER: Wedding sites CANNOT be reserved more than one year in advance of your proposed event date. Do NOT complete this form if your preferred date is more than one year away.
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What type of Wedding event are you requesting?
Please note, receptions with food and beverage are NOT permitted at the following Golden Gate Park sites: Shakespeare Garden, Chinese Pavillion, Portals of the Past, or Chain of Lakes. *

Attendance:

Food and Beverage:
Will there be food and beverage? * 🛈
 

Alcoholic Beverages:
Are you requesting permission to serve alcoholic beverages? *

Sound:
Note: None of our outdoor wedding sites can accommodate amplified sound. A small battery-powered speaker is permittable for human voice during ceremony, speeches, and ambient ceremony music. Acoustic music may be permitted.
I understand that amplified sound is not permitted. *

Set-up Details:
Will your event set up include any tables or chairs *
Will your event have tents erected? *
Will your event set up have any other types of equipment/infrastructure? *

Additional Information

Application Processing

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  The above information is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that the permit is granted on the basis of the information supplied in the application, and that the permit may be denied or revoked if found to be incorrect and/or incomplete. If my event changes, I must file a new amended application. I further understand that the City may monitor the event, and that failure to comply with any conditions placed on the permit approval or local law my result in the immediate revocation of the permit.

This form is not a reservation or a permit, this is a request for a site on a specific date. Our team will review all requests and follow up with you to confirm availability.
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