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Tie the Knot at One of These Unique Wedding Venues in San Francisco

by Anna Harutyunyan

San Francisco is one of the most iconic cities in the world, renowned for its unparalleled natural beauty, vibrant restaurant scene and world-famous landmarks. With all that it has to offer, San Francisco is sought out by travelers from around the globe and across the United States. Not only a haven for sightseers, San Francisco has also made a name for itself as a top destination for weddings. In the span of almost a decade, the number of marriage licenses recorded in San Francisco increased by almost 4,000 applications. As more and more couples tie the knot in this idyllic city, they find themselves seeking a personalized and unique venue to exchange their vows. For those looking for that distinctive spot to say "I do", here are some of San Francisco's best:

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Conservatory of Flowers

Timeless and elegant, the Conservatory of Flowers makes its home in Golden Gate Park. Completed in 1879, this Victorian-era masterpiece is regarded as one of the original municipal conservatories to be built in the country. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places as well as a San Francisco Designated Landmark, this architectural marvel boasts a 60-foot glass dome and houses over 2,000 species of flowers and plants. Ideal for any size wedding, the Conservatory of Flowers offers three event spaces that include the conservatory itself, the garden terrace as well as the meticulously-manicured lawn.

Bay Lights Charters

There may be no other experience in the world like seeing San Francisco from the majestic waters and there is no better way to do it than with Bay Lights Charters. With a passion for the beautiful sights of San Francisco Bay, Bay Lights Charters creates one of the most magical wedding venues in the area. With the stunning city as the backdrop, wedding guests have first-hand access to the city's most incredible sights, all from the comfort of the beautiful Gas Light schooner.

San Francisco Mint

Opened in 1854, the San Francisco Mint was established as a regional branch within the U.S. Mint. Established to meet the demands from the famed California Gold Rush, the San Francisco Mint was built in the classical revivalist style. No longer serving as an actual government building, this 92,000 square foot building is ideal for a regal wedding event in a landmark building.

California Academy of Sciences

Established in 1853, the California Academy of Sciences was created as a research institute and has grown to become one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Located within Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences creates a distinguished locale for a wedding event. With over 26 million species and specimens throughout the museum, wedding guests can walk among the Osher Rainforest, the African Hall or the Steinhart Aquarium.

Cartoon Art Museum

Encompassing the creative world of all things cartoon, the Cartoon Art Museum is one of the most eccentric and entertaining event spaces in the city. Founded in 1984, this quirky museum celebrates everything from comics to anime. Offering over 5,000 square feet in the bustling Fisherman's Wharf area, the Cartoon Art Museum combines stunning San Francisco Bay views with an unconventional space.

San Francisco Zoo

Located in the Lakeshore area of San Francisco, the San Francisco Zoo is spread across 100 acres in a park-like setting. Built throughout 1930's, the San Francisco Zoo today houses more than 250 species and over 1,000 animals overall. Out of the ordinary weddings come to life at this special venue where guests can mingle with exotic animals and take advantage of specialized Animal Encounters.

Bay Lights Charters calls San Francisco Bay its home and can make your wedding a true one-of-a-kind experience. We invite you to contact us for more information on how we can help you create the wedding of your dreams.

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