Legion of Honor event spaces
Court of Honor
Events in the Court of Honor are held against the backdrop of the museum’s columned architecture and Rodin’s famous The Thinker. Our renowned Court of Honor can be rented as a stand-alone space or with our Rodin Galleries.
Note: The Court of Honor must be tented. For wedding ceremonies, the Court of Honor must be rented with another space.
Earliest start time: 6:30 pm
Seated capacity: 500 (in tented Court of Honor)
Reception capacity: 600
The only place in the world where you can host an event amid Rodin's sculptures, the Rodin Galleries include three connected spaces on the museum’s upper level. These elegant rooms, featuring high ceilings, skylights, and marble architecture, can be used for cocktail receptions and small ceremonies.
Seated capacity: 80 (Gallery 10)
Reception capacity: 280 (200 standing, 80 seated)
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater
Our majestic Gunn Theater comes with a fully equipped stage and AV services, including lighting, sound, and projection, making it ideal for presentations, awards, and off-site meetings. Available in the day or evening; either alone or with a reception area for food and drink.
Note: No food or drink is allowed in the theater. Pricing is dependent upon time of day. Nonprofit rates are available.
Seated capacity: 316
Rent the entire museum and get access to all main galleries and the Terrace Level (which includes the Museum Café, terrace, and Hall of Antiquities). Enjoy food, drink, and entertainment in the Court of Honor, Rodin Galleries, Hall of Antiquities, café, and terrace.
Seated capacity: 180 (in café)
Reception capacity: 600
Entire Museum with Court of Honor
Take over the museum and enjoy private access to the courtyard, both levels of the museum, and all the art galleries. Enjoy food, drink, and entertainment in the Court of Honor, Rodin Galleries, Hall of Antiquities, café, and terrace.
Note: this rental requires tenting the Court of Honor.
Seated capacity: 450 (in tented Court of Honor)
Reception capacity: 1,000
de Young event spaces
Rental of the entire museum includes access to all three levels and all of the galleries. Food and beverages are not allowed in the gallery spaces but are allowed in Wilsey Court, the main lobby, Piazzoni Murals Room, Museum Café, terrace, and the Hamon Observation Tower. Dancing and entertainment are allowed in any of the above listed spaces.
Seated capacity: 685
Reception capacity: 2,500
Hamon Observation Tower
The Hamon Observation Tower is a spectacular glass-walled space with a 360-degree panoramic view of downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, the bay, and the Marin Headlands. The tower is available on its own or as an add-on, if you’d like to start guests off with a sunset cocktail reception before enjoying dinner in Wilsey Court or the Piazzoni Murals Room.
Note: certain service restrictions apply for hot foods.
Seated capacity: 45
Reception capacity: 150
The premiere event space for larger receptions and banquets, Wilsey Court can accommodate up to 400 seated guests with room for dancing, a stage, and bars. The expansive space, with its soaring ceiling, serves as a canvas that lets you create any style of event.
Seated capacity: 400
Reception capacity: 800
de Young Café + Terrace
The only indoor / outdoor rental space at the museum, this is one of the most popular settings.
The café features handblown light fixtures, modern design elements, and glass walls providing views onto the Music Concourse. Step outside and find yourself in your own private sculpture garden.
Note: includes use of tables and chairs.
Seated capacity: 160 (120 with indoor dancing)
Reception capacity: 275
This state-of-the-art theater features a hardwood stage and roomy leather seats. Spanning two levels of the museum, the auditorium is available for both daytime and evening rentals. In the evening, additional event spaces may be rented for intermissions, or pre- or post-performance receptions.
Note: no food or drink is allowed in the Koret Auditorium.
Seated capacity: 289