Palace Garden Wedding Venue
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San Francisco Palace Garden Wedding Venue
The Palace Garden was built around a small lagoon. The lagoon was intended to echo those found in classical settings in Europe, where the expanse of water provides a mirror surface to reflect the grand buildings and an undisturbed vista to appreciate them from a distance.
Ornamentation includes Bruno Louis Zimm’s three repeating panels around the entablature of the rotunda, representing “The Struggle for the Beautiful”, symbolizing Greek culture. Ulric Ellerhusen supplied the weeping women atop the colonnade and the sculptured frieze and allegorical figures representing Contemplation, Wonderment, and Meditation.
The underside of the Palace rotunda’s dome features eight large inserts, which originally contained murals by Robert Reid. Four depicted the conception and birth of Art, “its commitment to the Earth, its progress and acceptance by the human intellect,” and four the “golds” of California (poppies, citrus fruits, metallic gold, and wheat).
Packages offered by My SF Wedding
The “Palace” is a favorite location for small weddings.
- An intimate wedding takes place in the garden and is designed for a wedding under ten people. Intimate wedding packages begin at $500 for location, officiant, and ceremony. Additional services can be added.
- Larger wedding ceremonies are permitted under the Rotunda which involves an additional permit plus hourly rate. The permit fee is near $440. Plus $125 an hour with a minimum of 2-hour rental. Ceremonies under the Rotunda are very very windy, earlier in the day is best.
- Weekends are extremely busy. For ease, grace and a more idyllic setting select a weekday.
- If you opt for a weekend wedding select the earliest part of the day for fewer people and less wind.
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