The Wilsey Court and lobby are perfect for larger weddings (over 150 guests) and comprise the central artery of the de Young. This is the largest internal event space in the museum and provides a canvas on which you can create any style of wedding reception.
Ceremony and Reception Rental Spaces
Rental areas may be used for ceremonies or receptions.
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Hamon Observation Tower
The magnificent Hamon Observation Tower provides unparalleled panoramic views of San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean, Marin headlands and the lovely landscape of Golden Gate Park. The Tower is the perfect space for a cocktail hour to kick off your reception, or for an intimate wedding and reception.
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Grace Street Catering
de Young Café
The de Young Café provides the only indoor/outdoor rental space. Located adjacent to the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden, the café features hand-blown glass light fixtures, modern design elements and glass walls providing views onto the Music Concourse and garden. The de Young Café rental includes use of indoor and outdoor café tables and chairs. Guests enter via the café entrance off Tea Garden Drive. Please note the Café Terrace may be tented during certain exhibitions. Please inquire with the facility rental manager.
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Piazzoni Murals Room
The Piazzoni Murals Room is located adjacent to Wilsey Court and overlooks the Music Concourse. The Piazzoni Murals and the polished hardwood floors create a warm, intimate event space. The Piazzoni Murals Room can be rented as reception space for a smaller wedding or is also commonly used as a lounge area for larger receptions in Wilsey Court.
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For our weddings only, we have established a combo rental which includes one hour for cocktails in the tower followed by dinner and dancing in the café or Piazzoni Murals Room.
$7,500: Tower and café or tower and Piazzoni Murals Room. Please call for details
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Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
Our most popular ceremony space is the beautiful outdoor sculpture garden. Ceremonies take place on the lawn amid our lush landscape and intriguing sculptures and installations.
$500 with reception space rental
200+; call for details