I helped a cousin with his wedding planning in the San Francisco Bay Area recently; he and his wife were living away on business at the time, so I did a lot of the logistics for them that required looking at spaces in the San Francisco area. They were looking for a location for an outdoor wedding that would also have somewhere to retreat to in case of rain (since fall and spring weather can be really inconsistent in the Bay Area), and they wanted a pleasant but casual space. We ended up going for the Leona Lodge, which is in one of the Oakland parks and is quiet and peaceful despite its proximity to the city. The Lodge itself is a pleasant, wooden building with a lot of natural light in a wooded area above an outdoor knoll. The space is pleasant and very accessible (important to my family because my grandmother uses a wheelchair; many other outdoor facilities couldn't accommodate her). Rental also came with city staff to set up the spaces, which was a helpful difference from several other places we looked at. The wedding went well, and the space was pleasant and cosy - it doesn't have a large indoor area, but it as big enough for our purposes - and all of the details with the Parks and Recreation people went off without a hitch. The only downside of the space is that there's no public transportation; if you're planning a wedding there, there may be people who can't get to the facilty without someone arranging carpools or van service from the BART stations down in town. It can be quite foggy or damp, depending on the time of year. Overall, the Parks and Rec people made the organization easy, the caterer found the space easy to use and set up, and everyone enjoyed the pleasant setting.