About this Vendor
The Conservatory is available to rent for ceremony, cocktail hour, seated dinner and dancing receptions. Host it all or scale it down. View our Brochure for a detailed walk through Conservatory weddings. Wedding guests move through the landmark facility throughout the evening, and appreciate the ease of ceremony and reception all in one place. They'll enjoy reserved parking (a rare perk for drivers in San Francisco) in the Dahlia Garden, where the city's official flower is at its magnificent peak July through October. Wedding rentals range from $1,250-$2,500 per hour. 500-person Cocktail reception throughout greenhouse and Orchid Pavilion with tenting on the platform
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
Historic Venue, Tented
Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
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. 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 provided us an experience that felt authentic, unique, and was just a fun place to visit for all of our guests. This venue will always hold a special place in our hearts and we highly recommend the Conservatory of Flowers to other couples seeking a wedding venue.
Unique and beautiful with a great team!Reviewed on 4/13/2014 Katie M
The team at the CoF is extremely easy to work with. Annie was very responsive and helpful with emails, walk throughs, and planning questions. Many of our guests complimented the unique venue, which during the evening is akin to a Midnight Summer's Dream/Never Never Land/Victorian garden. The site is well laid out to accommodate the wedding staples: ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Guests are able to sight see while they mingle, giving those who do not know one another something in common. The blank canvas of the Orchid Pavilion (where dinner and dancing are typically held) allows for the couple to design their ideal ambiance. Heaters were used to keep the space cozy and warm. We were lucky enough that the CoF let us bring items two days early and pick them up the day after the wedding, greatly reducing the stress of packing in and out. Compared to other venues in San Francisco, the CoF was an economical choice. If I had to choose a venue again, I'd still go with the Conservatory of Flowers!