Legion of Honor Wedding | Stuart & Nafiseh


I have actually been dying to photograph a Legion of Honor Wedding. Everything about this building is incredibly beautiful. And it’s always nice to mix up views of the iconic Golden Gate Building with other equally iconic structures.

Bridal photos are always an absolute must. You both deserve to have a moment alone in whatever you decide to wear for your Legion of Honor Wedding. In order to get these photos you’ll need more time with your photographer than you think! That’s why for elopement I really encourage couples to book at least 3 hours. That way you can get at least two locations and don’t feel much of a time crunch!

And who doesn’t love detail photos! Setting these up take time! So, if these are some of your favorite photos when you look at galleries think about adding at least and hour more than you’re already thinking.

Legion of Honor Wedding

There are 4 different spaces that you can rent at the Legion of Honor.


Events here are held against the backdrop of the museum’s columned architecture and Rodin’s famous The Thinker. And it can be rented as a stand-alone space or with the Rodin Galleries. 
Note: must be tented, except for wedding ceremonies.
Earliest start time: 6:30 pm
Seated capacity: 450 (in tented Court of Honor)
Reception capacity: 600


Overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. Provide an amazing San Francisco view for your wedding ceremony. Note this space can only be rented with another space.
Earliest start time: 6 pm
Seated capacity: 250


The only place where you can host an event among Rodin’s sculptures! There are three connected spaces on the museum’s upper level. These rooms feature high ceiling, skylights. They can be rented for receptions and smaller ceremonies
Seated capacity: 80 (Gallery 10)
Reception capacity: 200 standing or 80 seated


The Terrace Level lets you move from indoors to outdoors through three distinct spaces: the Hall of Antiquities, Museum Café, and terrace. However, since this rental does not include gallery access food and beverage are not allow.
Seated capacity: 150 inside café with dancing area; 180 inside café with dancing on the terrace.
Reception capacity: 350

However, if you just want to show up and get some portraits here that is completely FREE99! Which we love!

If you’re looking for more information about having your wedding here. Definitely check out their site here and be sure to inquire for full pricing details and breakdown.

Super big shout out and so thankful to have worked with some amazing vendors including
Florals – Priya Mistry who literally has the most amazing beautiful work. I’m always obsessed with it!
And Kami From Golden State Creative Company for putting everything together!

Another thing I love about the Legion of Honor is it’s accessibility to everyone and it’s other locations. Parking is usually not to bad. Since close to the Presidio all of Golden Gate area is super close with a short uber or drive.

Surprisingly, even on a busy Sunday afternoon there were very few people around which made it so pleasant.

I love everything about San Francisco weddings and elopements. I’m a firm believer that San Francisco has the best of both worlds. Between the city in downtown and amazing landscapes in the sunset. And so you never have to pick one over the other unless you want to.

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Hi I'm Torez, a die-hard romantic and San Francisco-based wedding photographer with years of experience capturing love stories against the backdrop of our charming city. From intimate City Hall ceremonies to epic coastal elopements, I've seen and photographed it all. I know the ins and outs of navigating wedding planning in San Francisco like the back of my hand - from selecting the perfect location that aligns with your love story, to creating the dreamiest wedding timeline that lets you enjoy your day to the fullest. And guess what? I'm sharing all of that expertise right here with you.

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