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PALACE OF FINE ARTS < this is my business >


Categories: Attractions/Entertainment, Parks/Recreation, Ceremony Sites
Address: 3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA, USA
(415) 563-6504
Reviews:
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19 descriptions
42 weddings

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Melissa and Hakeem's Wedding
San Francisco   |   June, 2012   |   The Palace of Fine Arts

"Gorgeous SF site for photos. Also right next to the exploratorium (science museum) that is great for kids!"

Nick-Anthony and Molly's Wedding
San Francisco   |   October, 2011   |   Ceremony

Steven and Sasha's Wedding
Berkeley   |   August, 2011   |   Attraction

"Originally built to house the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts is now an iconic destination in San Francisco, as well as home to the Exploratorium (science museum)."

San Francisco Wedding In May
San Francisco   |   May, 2010   |   Attraction

"Beautiful setting that is reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture. Great place to take pictures."

St. Ignatius Church San Francisco Wedding In December
St. Ignatius Church San Francisco, Ca   |   December, 2009   |   Attraction

"Exploratorium -"

St. Ignatius Church San Francisco Wedding In December
St. Ignatius Church San Francisco, Ca   |   December, 2009   |   Attraction

"A great outdoor museum"

Oakland Wedding In October
Oakland   |   October, 2009   |   Attraction

"Constructed as a temporary attraction for the 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exhibition, this Grecian temple of a monument continues to enchant and enhance the city. The original plaster, which made up the monuments exterior, has been gradually replaced with funds raised by Marinas well-heeled residents who were loath to lose such a graceful part of their landscape. Swans in the adjoining lagoon glide by the soaring ochre-tinted colonnades and the imposing dome ringed with panels of centaurs and warriors engaged in battle over nubile maidens. Those column-top statues of sorrowing maidens turned away from prying eyes are using their tears to water the long-gone oaks that originally stood in the planters that they surround. Stroll inside the dome, clap your hands and marvel at the uncanny acoustics, then enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the park benches scattered to provide an unparalleled view of this gem."

San Francisco Wedding In September
San Francisco   |   September, 2009   |   Attraction

"The Exploratorium is here also. The pond is full of wildlife and water fowl. My wonderful bride to be calls ALL the various types of birds....DUCKS ?!?"

Kristen and Marlon's Wedding
Palo Alto   |   August, 2009   |   Attraction

"This is where Marlon proposed to Kristen! Also check out the Exploratorium museum next door (www.exploratorium.edu). Park along the residential streets."

Aloiletoa and Ileana's Wedding
San Francisco   |   July, 2009   |   Attraction

"Recently renovated and unveiled this summer!"

Holly and Erik's Wedding
Berkeley   |   June, 2009   |   Attraction

"Gardens and Great view, a must see"

Meaghan and Tony's Wedding
San Francisco   |   April, 2009   |   Attraction

"A beautiful Greco-Roman structure and garden originally constructed in 1915 and now housing the Exploritorium science museum."

Emily and Steve's Wedding
Mill Valley, CA   |   August, 2008   |   Attraction

"Cool building, worth a visit if you're nearby."

Treasure Island Wedding In May
Treasure Island   |   May, 2008   |   Attraction

"Built for SF's World Expo at turn of the century, one of the most photograph scenes in SF (esp. for weddings, wink wink)."

Vivy and Ty's Wedding
San Francisco   |   March, 2008   |   Attraction

"Surreal! just exquisite architecture! you will feel like in a movie."

Vera and Dan's Wedding
San Francisco   |   November, 2007   |   Attraction

"The Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Today the site features a classical Roman rotunda with curved colonnades in an idyllic park setting. Visitors may picnic, stroll by the lake, or visit the Exploratorium's hands-on science exhibits in the adjacent museum."

Lauren and Brian's Wedding
San Francisco   |   October, 2007   |   Attraction

"Great for picnics . . . a real stunner."

San Francisco Wedding In August
San Francisco   |   August, 2007   |   Attraction

"There are few places more picturesque in the city. Stop by here on the way to the ceremony for some good photo opps, and to see the ducks."

Riquelen and Okem's Wedding
San Francisco   |   August, 2007   |   Attraction

"Constructed as a temporary attraction for the 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exhibition, this Grecian temple of a monument continues to enchant and enhance the city. The original plaster, which made up the bulk of the monuments exterior, has been gradually replaced with funds raised by bond measures and the donations from the Marinas well-heeled residents who were loath to lose such a graceful part of their landscape. Swans in the adjoining lagoon glide by the soaring ochre-tinted colonnades and the imposing dome ringed with panels of centaurs and warriors engaged in battle over nubile maidens. Those column-top statues of sorrowing maidens turned away from prying eyes are using their tears to water the long-gone oaks that originally stood in the planters that they surround. Stroll inside the dome, clap your hands and marvel at the uncanny acoustics, then enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the park benches scattered to provide an unparalleled view of this gem. EXPLORATORIUM: Developed by physicist Frank Oppenheimer and opened in 1969, this innovative, interactive museum, located behind the Palace of Fine Arts, is dedicated to art, science, and human perception. The hands-on displays unveil the mysteries of science and language (trace hundreds of languages through family trees!). The exhibits present theories simply and succinctly. For a different kind of hands-on experience, check out the tactile dome, a labyrinth of different textures that explorers negotiate in the dark. Seminars on quirky subjects are offered on weekends."

Wedding In July
  |   July, 2007   |   Attraction

"If San Francisco had a palace, the beloved Palace of Fine Arts would be the place. Designed by Bay Area architect Bernard Maybeck to be a romanticized Roman ruin, San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts is surrounded by lush gardens and a lagoon and the whole dynamic has an otherworldly and transportive effect. Originally meant to be a temporary open-air art gallery for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibit, the Palace has been built and rebuilt, a testament to the love San Franciscans have for their ruddy masterpiece. While currently not a gallery, the Palace of Fine Arts' theater does host film festivals, concerts and performing arts as well as being home to the Exploratorium."

San Francisco Wedding In July
San Francisco   |   July, 2014   |   Ceremony

San Francisco Wedding In May
San Francisco   |   May, 2014   |   Attraction

Sonoma Wedding In August
Sonoma   |   August, 2013   |   Attraction

Eileen and Rick's Wedding
San Francisco   |   November, 2011   |   Attraction

Mill Valley Wedding In October
Mill Valley   |   October, 2011   |   Attraction

San Francisco Wedding In July
San Francisco   |   July, 2011   |   Ceremony

San Francisco Wedding In June
San Francisco   |   June, 2011   |   Ceremony

Millbrae Wedding In June
Millbrae   |   June, 2011   |   Attraction

Hsinju and Brian's Wedding
Hillsborough   |   September, 2010   |   Attraction

San Francisco Wedding In March
San Francisco   |   March, 2010   |   Attraction

San Francisco Wedding In December
San Francisco   |   December, 2009   |   Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco Wedding In June
San Francisco   |   June, 2009   |   Attraction

Sharon and Kenji's Wedding
San Francisco   |   May, 2009   |   Attraction

Our Wedding
Santa Rosa   |   November, 2008   |   Attraction

Harris and Leslie's Wedding
Nestldown, Los Gatos, CA   |   October, 2008   |   Parks & Gardens

San Francisco Wedding In October
San Francisco   |   October, 2008   |   Attraction

San Francisco Wedding In September
San Francisco   |   September, 2008   |   Attraction

Daisy and Leon's Wedding
Palo Alto   |   August, 2008   |   Attraction

Nichole and Richard's Wedding
San Francisco   |   July, 2008   |   Attraction

Jennifer and Devin 's Wedding
Sebstapol, CA   |   June, 2008   |   Entertainment

Fabiola and Jean-Thierry's Wedding
San Francisco   |   April, 2008   |   Attraction

2222 Broadway San Francisco Wedding In September
2222 broadway san francisco, ca   |   September, 2007   |   Attraction

San Francisco Wedding In June
San Francisco   |   June, 2007   |   Attraction

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Palace of Fine Arts

3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA, USA
(415) 563-6504

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