10 Reasons to Get Married in San Francisco | San Francisco Travel
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10 Reasons
to Get Married in San Francisco

San Francisco isn't only a place to leave your heart. It's the city that will tie your heart to someone special.

San Francisco has always been known as a city of love, so what better place to officially begin your life together? Here are 10 reasons why San Francisco is the perfect place to say, "I do."

We're Gorgeous

We hate to brag, but San Francisco has it all in terms of natural landscapes.  From beaches to bay views, lush parks to city lights, nearly every neighborhood features an epic viewpoint.  Ocean Beach provides the perfect setting for a waterfront occasion. Golden Gate Park creates the perfect ambiance for rustic romance. There's always the heights of one of the city's many hotels, providing twinkling city skyline backdrops.

Romance is Everywhere

If you didn't pop the question in San Francisco, you'll probably wish you had once you see how many swoon-worthy spots are packed into our 49 square miles.  The 25,000 twinkling lights which make up the Bay Lights installation on the Bay Bridge add a bit of sparkle to our night sky every night.  Just down The Embarcadero is Cupid's Span, a giant bow and arrow romanticizing our waterfront. You'll come across several heart statues throughout the city, each painted by a different artist and installed in different locations.  So wherever you go, you're surrounded by love.

Cupids Bow on the Embarcadero

We're Unique

San Francisco has some of the most unique wedding venues in the country.  From the elegant Legion of Honor to the rustic Presidio Log Cabin and theatrical Foreign Cinema, your celebration will undoubtedly be a memorable one. 

We've Got Pride

Love is love, and nobody knows that better than San Francisco. Our gates have always been open, which is why our LGBTQ community is one of the strongest (and most fabulous) in the world.  Where better to make it official than in the city that practically invented gay?

We're Accessible

Whether it's by ferry, taxi, bus, limo, train or plane, we've got a way to get you and your guests from point A to B in style. Our classic cable cars connect travelers from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf. The historic F-Line takes you down the Embarcadero through to the Castro in turn-of-the-century style, Our ferries aren't just a mode of transportation; they're a cruise with a view.

We're a Culinary Capital

Asking a local for their favorite place to eat is like asking a mother to pick her favorite child.  Our chefs are world-renowned and have mastered every type of cuisine imaginable. You can't go wrong when dining in San Francisco.—and thanks to our neighbors in wine country, we have direct access to some of the best wines in the world.

Your Guests Will Thank You

With so many neighborhoods to explore and activities to experience, your guests will have plenty of entertainment options while you're taking care of those last minute wedding details.  The ExploratoriumCalifornia Academy of Sciences and PIER 39 are all perfect for families, while a trip to Alcatraz or the de Young Museum provide a sanctuary for adults. Your guests are sure to leave with memories that will last a lifetime. For more ideas, check out our pre-loaded itineraries.

Our Accommodations are World-Class

Your guests will need somewhere to stay while they're celebrating your union.  Luckily, we have accommodation options in every neighborhood for every budget.  From the sophisticated high-rises surrounding Union Square to the intimate and cozy bed and breakfasts of the Marina, finding the perfect match for you and your guests is a breeze.  And since we're animal lovers, many of our hotels are pet-friendly. Need some guidance on where to block rooms? Let our team of experts know and we'll match you up with the perfect place.

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We're Green

It's not easy being green, but we do it best.  Since 2008, San Francisco has promoted green building practices for all new construction in the city, and we were the first city in the nation to provide curbside collection and composting of mixed organic material. When it comes to weddings, companies such as Locally Grown Weddings & Events will make sure to keep your wedding sustainable, with everything from handcrafted invitations using vegetable-based inks to a feast comprised of locally grown, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. 

Your Guests are in Good Hands

Whether your guests are traveling from near or far, we've got you covered.  Download and share our free Visitors Planning Guide, and make sure to include it as a link on your wedding website to help your guests with their planning.

Check out our Visitor's Guide

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