If you're thinking about a wedding at San Francisco City Hall, you're not alone. Covering two city blacks, San Francisco City Hall is a monument to architectural beauty. Both the inside and the outside are spectacular and there are many places to tuck away to have an intimate wedding ceremony.
There are several options (with differing price points) to have a wedding at San Francisco City Hall. There are areas that can be rented (such as the Mayor's Balcony) and there are well-known locations (such as in the rotunda) which you may use for free.
Our officiants can meet you at City Hall and perform your wedding ceremony. Unlike the judges at City Hall (who also perform elopement-style weddings there), our officiants are able to perform not only secular (civil) ceremonies, but nondenominational religious, spiritual and customized wedding ceremonies as well. You may use our pre-written vows, but if you prefer to write your own vows, we can do that. You're not locked in to the cookie-cutter civil ceremony mandated to be used by San Francisco City Hall judges.
Because we perform so many weddings at San Francisco City Hall and know its in's and out's, we can suggest the best times and locations for utilizing the most stunning parts of the building. We'll meet you in a pre-arranged location and lead you to one of our favorite spots to say your I do's.
We offer packages that cover all aspects of your San Francisco City Hall wedding. A wedding in this beautiful location deserves professional photos that will offer you lifetime memories of your wedding in the city by the bay. Our photographers specialize in San Francisco City Hall weddings and as you can see from the photos are this page, the results are fabulous!
We can also provide you with flowers, hair and makeup services and anything else you want for your special day. Please read the details on our San Francisco elopement packages.
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San Francisco City Hall is open for weddings Monday through Friday. Licenses are issued until 3:30 PM. There is also an opportunity to reserve City Hall for weddings on a Saturday morning but that is for larger-than-elopement-style weddings. It's a government office, so it's closed on all Federal and California state holidays.
Parking can be tight for City Hall. The closest garage is Civic Center Parking Garage at 355 McAllister St. Metered parking is available on Van Ness, McAllister, Grove, and Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.
You'll need to obtain your California marriage license prior to the ceremony. Our officiants will provide you with info to do that.
You do not have to be a resident of the state of California, or even of the United States to be married in California. This makes San Francisco a great place for international couples who want to tie the knot here. Also a great place for Americans who find themselves in San Francisco on business or vacation who wake up one morning and say "Let's get hitched!" Easy-peasy!
There are several options for getting married at San Francisco City Hall.
#1 The Expensive, but worth-every-penny if you want a private venue option. The Mayor's Balcony and the Fourth Floor Galleries of City Hall are available to rent for private wedding ceremonies. Prices start at just over $1,000. Click here for details or call (415) 554-6079.
#2 The even-more Expensive, but allows for a private weekend wedding option. The rotunda is available on limited Saturdays before 3:00 PM for a two-hour block of time. Cost is $4,000. For more info or call (415) 554-6079.
#3. The least expensive but you-get-what-you-get option. The down and dirty cheapest way to get married at San Francisco City Hall is to schedule an appointment with one of their judges/justices of the peace. Ceremonies are available Monday-Friday at 9:30 AM through 3:30 PM every half hour. We can include this option in a package for you and make the arrangements with you.
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#4. Our favorite option. This option--while not as inexpensive as Option 3--is still affordable, but offers a bit more flexibility. We'll include an independent wedding officiant in your package who will meet you at San Francisco City Hall and tuck away into a quiet spot to have you exchange your vows. Bear in mind that unless you book Option 1 above, your San Francisco City Hall wedding ceremony will not be private (i.e. you won't have exclusive rights to the ceremony area). However, we've been around City Hall enough to know where the best locations are to tuck into for the quietest wedding ceremony. Then, you're free to wander about City Hall with your photographer afterwards to get some fabulous photos!
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