Magical Garden for Weddings/Events

Other - Private room · Esmeralda Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States

The Space

To walk in our multi-terraced, magical garden is to be transported. There is a delight waiting to be found in every corner, and as you descend through the ten terraces (not counting the tree house!) you are met with breathtaking views of the City, the soothing sounds of our WaterContraptions, and the quirky wonder of the garden itself.

The space works well for a gathering of up to 100 people. You will find large open areas for gathering, secluded, cozy spots for enjoying the views, a lovely archway for weddings, plantings to please the eye and eleven working fountains to calm the ear.

•The “Way Down” is our barbeque area. The space easily accommodates 50 and has a fire pit, patio heaters, a working sink, ‘fridge, stereo system, extra large charcoal ‘que and lots of seating…and the treehouse, complete with cargo net ascent!

•The upper garden terrace is a great place to put out tables and chairs for brunch or banquet and leads to a weatherproof sitting area that easily converts to a dance floor.

•The lawn area is shaded by our lovely almond tree and is a perfect spot to sit and toast the sunset.

•The “Sunset Deck” is the Fall and Winter spot to catch the very last rays of the sun each day. Views of Twin Peaks and Sutro tower, the Mission, Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.

•“The Casbah” features a built-in seating unit – great for watching the late afternoon fog roll through the Golden Gate while you sit warm and sunny in Bernal Heights. (It’s also our favorite afternoon napping spot!)

•The Upper Deck holds twenty people and looks over the entire property. Our best viewing spot, you can see across the City to the Golden Gate Bridge and Mt. Tam beyond, the downtown skyline and Coit Tower in the distance. Has patio heaters, stools along the railing “bar” and plenty of other seating.

A refuge from the bustle and stress of the City, a place where you can feel truly relaxed and peaceful, a perfect spot for your next gathering. Come see for yourself why our garden has truly earned the title, “Magical”.

Your booking includes a bedroom and the use of two bathrooms. The bedroom provides the access to the garden and accommodation for up to three guests.

There is PLENTY OF PARKING in our spacious neighborhood The 67 bus line (which connects to BART) stops right outside our house.

The guests will have access to the kitchen, to two bathrooms and to one downstairs bedroom which will provide access to the backyard where the event will take place.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $200
Check In: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • We had Skate and Jeannie host our wedding and it was perfect! Their place is one of the most unique spaces and has an amazing view. We could not have been happier. Jeannie and Skate were great!

    April 2014
    Jeannie And Skate
    Response from Jeannie And Skate:

    Thank you Amber. We were honored to host your and Connie's wedding. It was a beautiful day in so many ways.

  • We were looking for a comfortable, charming, and beautiful venue for our wedding and we got it all. Jeannie and Skate's space is breathtaking, with an expansive view of San Francisco and a secret, tucked away feeling. They are spectacular hosts, very welcoming to guests in their space, and they handle logistics with ease and flexibility. They met with us multiple times before the event on premise and responded promptly to questions throughout our planning phases. Our guests were blown away. If you are looking for a unique, gorgeous, non-traditional, and impressive outdoor venue for your wedding or event look no further!!!!

    October 2013
    Jeannie And Skate
    Response from Jeannie And Skate:

    Thanks for everything, you guys! It was so great to have you and your loving families in our garden. Please stop by for tea or a drink next time you're in the neighborhood. Best!

  • We recently had our company summer party here and we had the best time! Both Jeannie and Skate are the sweetest and dearest people I've ever met. Skate also rocked the sound for our talent show and karaoke. That night is made memorable by the breathtaking setting. I will definitely use them again, for what? I don't know - but, I will be back.

    August 2013
    Jeannie And Skate
    Response from Jeannie And Skate:

    Thank you Erika! We are so glad everybody had a good time, such a lovely and talented bunch of people you have there. We hope to host another event for you one day.

  • Jeannie and Skate's backyard is simply an amazing funky and fun San Francisco treasure. You would be lucky to have a wedding in such a fantastic, unpretentious, artsy location right in San Francisco. I could not imagine having had my wedding anywhere else, it was perfect.

    The whole place is filled with nooks for sitting and talking, water fountains, beautiful flowers everywhere, an amazing view, fire pit, and it even has a tree house. The whole place is brimming with magic and romance.

    We chose to spread the food and drinks throughout the garden and our 100 or so guests fit perfectly, breaking into a multitude of smaller parties. The whole day felt intimate and fun and it was easy for people to mingle around and explore rather than being confined to a large open space.

    My father, an eccentric french restaurant owner, transformed the place into his catering operation and they handled it all like pros. Throughout the whole process they were just accommodating, polite, and flexible.

    In the end this venue is really a reflection of the owners. Jeannie and Skate are just incredibly kind, sweet, and patient people. It is their magic and love that that fills the garden up. They were just a pleasure to work with.

    The one thing to consider is that the garden is in San Francisco, it can get cloudy, cold and windy here. But they do have some propane heaters, but you might want to rent a couple more if you're worried about it. And if it's cloudy your photos will look incredible (because bright sun looks horrible in pictures)

    I highly recommend doing your wedding here. Wish I could give them six stars.

    June 2013
    Jeannie And Skate
    Response from Jeannie And Skate:

    Thank you so much, Laurent. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of this special life moment with you and Helena. You guys made it all so easy to be gracious and you left the place immaculate. The love between you two and amongst your awesome group of friends and family was infectious and so sweet - our garden blooms all the better for it! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness and caring. Love to you both and best of luck in your new life together!

  • We had our wedding party on May 4th at Jeannie and Skate's place. They were very warm and friendly, and thought seriously about our party with us since the first meeting. As the date drew closer, they kept in contact, sharing their ideas for party and updating us on the condition of the beautiful garden.
    They helped us especially on the wedding day. They went above and beyond our expectations. At the end of the night, they lit a fire pit for us and we sat with them and the last of the guests and talked. A lot of guests said that it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to, and of course I agree : )
    We will never forget such a wonderful day. Special thanks to Jeannie and Skate for supporting us very much!!! We have been feeling gratitude to them for their thoughtfulness and kindness!

    May 2013
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School
Thorpe St Andrew School
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Jeannie works from home doing community outreach for two photographers. Skate is the music director at a public elementary charter school. He is also an amazing musician and creates WaterContraptions in his spare time!
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Hi, We're Jeannie and Skate and we are looking forward to meeting you! We love to host guests in our home. We want to provide our guests with privacy while also offering them travel and local recommendations based upon our over 30 years as San Franciscans. We always enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. We like spending time in our garden and with our family, listening to live music, singing karaoke, eating good food, traveling to new and exciting destinations, snorkeling, camping, and sunshine. One of our favorite things to do is to travel simply and affordably by either camping or staying in homes so that we get to really experience the culture and people of the region we are visiting. For us Airbnb is a wonderful way to travel and meet new people while still staying at home!
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