San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers inaugural Dracula Ball and Gaslight Fantasy after party attracted over 900 revelers on October 19, 2017.
Early in the evening, more than 200 guests entered the Conservatory of Flowers Victorian-era building for its first Dracula Ball. Among the Dracula orchids, rainforest flowers and plants, they experienced a scent-scavenger hunt, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla tastings, and savories from seven of San Francisco’s top caterers. The event featured unique performances from Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance and Drum, San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, and Diva Marisa Lenhardt.
Nearly 700 more guests dropped in after 9 p.m. for the Gaslamp Fantasy after party. Music from Tumbledown House, Cello Joe, and Dirtybird DJ Justin Martin kept the party lively. Even a rare October rain shower did not dampen spirits. Guests donned ponchos and danced in the rain. The Gaslamp Fantasy broke the mold for Conservatory after-hours events. Hundreds of Bay Area residents, many for the first time, experienced the historic and beautiful Conservatory of Flowers as a multi-faceted event space as well as a rich, cultural institution.
SnapFiesta sponsored a photo experience that captured the wild, fun and creative attire:
Funds raised will help create a new, child-friendly and more immersive experience in the Conservatory’s Cloud Forest Gallery.
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers opened to the public in 1879. It was an instant sensation and quickly became the most visited location in Golden Gate Park. The Victorian-era building is the oldest public wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. Today’s Conservatory strives to connect people and plants in meaningful ways. Horticultural societies, botany students, and young plant enthusiasts gather to study collections, tens of thousands of school children join free educational tours and each year hundreds of couples get married in the most romantic spot in San Francisco.