Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco

Yerba Buena Gardens

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival manages the rental of the Gardens venues for private receptions, parties, food services and special events. All proceeds from rentals benefit the many free artistic and community events that take place in the Gardens each year.
12000
Reception capacity
1000
Banquet capacity

The Gardens are located directly above the Moscone Center and is an urban oasis in the heart of San Francisco's newest, most vibrant neighborhood. Such close proximity makes Yerba Buena Gardens uniquely suited to the convention industry which makes up such a large part of San Francisco’s commerce.  

The beautifully designed Yerba Buena Gardens complex includes a wide variety of sculptures, fountains, a beautiful and peaceful “waterwall”, restaurants, entertainment and a variety of galleries and museums.

In addition to being conveniently located near the Moscone Center, YBG is walking distance from the prestigious shops at Union Square and San Francisco’s Financial District. Many of the city’s hotels are also located nearby.

Several open spaces are available to rent for private and corporate events and can be combined for large-scale events up to 12,000 guests. It is also possible to erect tenting in the Gardens.

Esplanade

  • Dimensions 585’ x 583’ (340,000 square feet)
  • Standing Reception Suggested Capacity: 5,000
  • Seated Banquet Suggested Capacity: 1,000

Upper Terrace

  • Dimensions 20’ x 240’ (5,880 square feet)
  • Standing Reception Suggested Capacity: 500
  • Seated Banquet Suggested Capacity: 200

East Garden

  • Dimensions 90’ x 90’ (8,100 square feet)
  • Standing Reception Suggested Capacity: 500
  • Seated Banquet Suggested Capacity: 200

East Plaza

  • Dimensions 60’ x 60’ (3,600 square feet)
  • Standing Reception Suggested Capacity: 300

Children’s Garden/Rooftop Amphitheater

  • Dimensions 85’ x 100’ (85,000 square feet)
  • Standing Reception Suggested Capacity: 2,000
  • Seated Banquet Suggested Capacity: 500

Carousel Plaza

  • Dimensions 60’ x 30’ (1,800 square feet)
  • Standing Reception Suggested Capacity: 200
  • Seated Banquet Suggested Capacity: 100

Jessie Square – Upper Pond

  • Dimensions 77’ x 55’ (4,250 square feet)
  • Standing Reception Suggested Capacity: 300
  • Seated Banquet Suggested Capacity: 100

Jessie Square – Full Area

  • Dimensions 187’ x 158’ (29,500 square feet)
  • Standing Reception Suggested Capacity: 500
  • Seated Banquet Suggested Capacity: 300

Yerba Buena Gardens can be used in conjunction with the spaces at City View and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for sprawling dynamic events a heartbeat away from Moscone Center.

Global Gourmet Catering is proud to be a preferred catering services provider for this amazing venue!

What We Love About This Venue
Beautifully designed and maintained, Yerba Buena Gardens features an eclectic array of distinctive architecture and public art, fountains, a prominent waterfall, restaurants, entertainment and a variety of galleries and museums. Its open spaces are inviting, but protected from the bustle of city streets, ideal for an open-air reception up to 10,000 guests.

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