My husband and I have been visiting the Randall Museum for awhile now. Mainly, we love the view--it's a stellar way to see the city, and a unique one at that. It's so peaceful just to sit up there and stare at the city!
The museum itself is a true undiscovered gem, and just writing this review makes me cringe--I don't want too many people to take away the specialness of the site, but more people should definitely know about it!
When it came time to plan our wedding, we debated between the Museum, the Film Center in the Presidio, and a space up in Marin, but the Museum won our hearts. We love living here in the city and felt that the Museum expressed all that we love in a nutshell.
Our entire wedding was outdoors on a lovely Sunday afternoon. The ceremony faced south, and I felt so relaxed as my fiance (now husband) and I stood below the giant, billowing trees. We had cocktails, passed apps, and lunch on the southern part of the lawn, and we also opened up the animal room for our guests.
Your fee to the Museum is mainly for the space. You pay extra for any exhibits you want open (We had the animal room open, and everyone loved it. In fact, the first thing I did after proceeding out of the ceremony was pet a bunny!), and you (or your wedding planner) coordinate everything from caterer to rentals to musicians. I used a caterer who had worked several RM weddings (jenniferlunch), and she really helped manage the day-of tasks, which was incredibly helpful.
If you decide to rent the Randall Museum, you'll have a lovely event. Really. Just be prepared for some quirks like a potentially dusty prep space (I brought clean sheets to cover anything that I didn't want to get dirty during the prep phase!). And I rented a standing mirror (about $26) to do my makeup and get ready. There was also a rehearsal in the theater, but this didn't affect us. The space has ample parking and bathrooms, and if guests want, they can even walk to the top of Corona Heights.
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