California and Colorado Elopements

Elope in San Francisco

Eloping in San Francisco is like no other experience on earth. The San Francisco Bay Area offers a great variety of venues for an intimate destination wedding. Your options for places to elope in San Francisco range from toes-in-the-sand on the beach (with either the Golden Gate Bridge or the Oakland Bay Bridge as your backdrop), cliff overlooks, cityscapes, redwoods, rooftop terraces, fabulous gardens, and San Francisco City Hall.

couple eloping in San Francisco

Your San Francisco elopement with Blue Sky will feature topnotch photography.

We’ll put together a custom San Francisco elopement package just for you. We’ll simply ask a few questions, have a phone consultation, find out what you’re thinking for your small wedding, and then we’ll be able to manage all the details for you (so you don’t have to!).

How we give you the perfect San Francisco elopement

  • We’ll offer you our extensive local knowledge on the best places to elope in and around San Francisco. We specialize in outdoor weddings with breathtaking natural backdrops.
  • We’ll connect you with topnotch Bay Area small wedding vendors.
  • Ensure you have gorgeous professional photography.
  • Let us handle all the details for you with our knock-your-socks-off coordination services.
  • We’ll package everything for you and handle all the details to ensure you a totally stress-free small wedding experience!
  • Consider adding some around-town photos after your ceremony to capture the essence of your San Francisco elopement.

Remove these items from your worry list when you work with us for your San Francisco elopement

  • Feeling like the center of attention in front of 200 guests.
  • Ending up with low-budget, inexperienced novices as your wedding vendors.
  • The stress of planning your San Francisco elopement on your own.
  • Being disappointed with your wedding photos.
  • Drama, chaos and regret surrounding your wedding day.

If you’d like more info about eloping in San Francisco

Contact us for a custom proposal.

We’re husband and wife team Maureen Thomson & Jeremy Myers and we love small weddings. (We had one ourselves!) We’ve been offering elopements in San Francisco since 2002.

couple eloping on a San Francisco cable car

Extra photo coverage can be added to your elopement package to capture many of San Francisco’s iconic backdrops.

Why we love San Francisco elopements

  • Have you been to San Francisco? The vibe is indescribable and it’s a glorious city for both an elopement and a honeymoon. Stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf; pick up chocolate at Ghirardelli Square (here’s a tip on that from a local: if you walk up the hills of Lombard Street–a can’t-miss San Francisco attraction in and of itself–before heading over to Ghirardelli, the chocolate calories won’t count!). Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and check out the views from Marin Headlands. Oh yes–and take the Alcatraz tour (not exactly romantic, but it’s fabulous!). Spend an afternoon at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens adjacent to Golden Gate Park (go there too!) and hit up Chinatown for the Best. Meal. Ever. Oh, yes–and don’t forget to ride our famous cable cars and pay a visit to the Painted Ladies while you’re in town.
  • Flights into both San Francisco and Oakland International Airports are plentiful and affordable from most places.
  • Eloping in San Francisco gives you the option of adding extra photography time to fully capture the essence of the city in your pictures. Your Blue Sky Elopements photographer can take you on a tour of the city and snap photos of you at all the iconic San Francisco locations.
  • If you want both a metropolitan and a nature-based vibe for your visit to California, San Francisco is a perfect launching point. Have your actual elopement in San Francisco, enjoy the city atmosphere, then drive north through wine country, or south along the coast to Big Sur.
  • It’s very easy to obtain your California marriage license in San Francisco. Book an appointment with the office of the county clerk in San Francisco. The marriage license is good right away and only one witness is required. Your Blue Sky Elopements photographer can serve as your witness. The fee for a marriage license in San Francisco county is $116. Note: you do not have to obtain your license in San Francisco; you may pick one up at any county clerk’s office in the state of California.

What's Included in our San Francisco Elopement Packages?

Our packages include everything you'll need for your San Francisco Bay Area elopement wedding (up to 30 guests). Our most popular San Francisco elopement packages include: helping you choose the best place to elope in San Francisco, photography, officiating, flowers, and bridal hair and makeup services. In addition, we are on the preferred vendor list for San Francisco City Hall elopements.

We also give you referrals for lodging, dining, transportation, childcare, pet-sitting, recreational activities as well as helping you set up unique wedding ceremony environments (hot air balloons, San Francisco adventure elopements, hiking weddings, forest elopements, etc.). If you can envision it, chances are we can make it happen.

Photography Services

Stunning professional elopement wedding photography to capture your special day.

Officiating Services

Professional wedding officiants performing ceremonies that reflect your personal love story.


Full-size wedding bouquets & boutonnieres in your choice of flowers and colors.

Hair & Makeup

Our professional stylists will come to you to ensure you look your absolute best.

Location Consulting

A Blue Sky Elopements exclusive! All the support & resources you need to confidently choose a venue.

Wedding Coordination

Your personal coordinator with work with you to oversee all the details of your wedding day.

All wedding packages include full coordination services. You’ll be assigned your own wedding coordinator who will serve as your go to person from start to finish.

Get your guides to eloping in San Francisco

There are certain types of small wedding venues that are unique to the San Francisco Bay Area. We can assist you with all types of elopement venues—including parks, redwoods, beaches, gardens, hotel rooftops, Golden Gate Park and San Francisco City Hall Check out our guides to assist you with whatever type of San Francisco elopement you're envisioning.

How to Plan a California Beach Elopement

Everything you need to think about in planning your California beach elopement.

How to Elope at San Francisco City Hall

We'll help you put together a San Francisco City Hall elopement experience that is perfect for you.

How to Plan an Elopement in the California Redwoods

If you’re envisioning a forest setting, look no further than the redwoods of California.

How to Plan an Elopement

The definitive guide to planning an elopement. Professional insider tips you won't find anywhere else.

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