One of the most popular and iconic venues for a wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area, is of course a San Francisco City Hall Wedding. People come from all over the US and indeed the world to have their wedding there. It is especially great for small weddings and elopements. It can be surprisingly affordable to have your wedding in such a beautiful venue with spectacular architecture. There are many great locations for small ceremonies in City Hall, such as the Grand Staircase, the Fourth Floor Balconies, and the Mayor's Balcony. San Francisco City Hall is open to the public so an eloping couple can have fun scouting out the right location.
The first thing you will need for your San Francisco City Hall Wedding is a marriage license. One of the great things about getting married at City Hall is that you can get your license at the same place as you have the ceremony. You can either get it ahead of time, or the same day as your wedding. You can contact the San Francisco County Clerk for more information, or an appointment. If you want to have your ceremony the same day that you pick up your license, be sure to check my availability before you make your appointment.
Although City Hall does offer civil ceremonies, they are often booked up well ahead of time. By hiring me as your own officiant, you will have more input in the wording of the ceremony. As an interfaith Wedding Minister I can do religious or non religious ceremonies. I will work with you to personalize and customize the ceremony if that is something you want.
As your San Francisco City Hall Wedding Officiant, I will meet you in City Hall after you have picked up your marriage license. I will guide you in choosing one of the popular locations within City Hall for the ceremony. After the ceremony I will submit the license with the Office of The Assessor-Recorder. I will explain how you can apply for your official marriage license after the ten business day waiting period.
Everyone wants to know what a San Francisco City Hall Wedding costs
For elopements during the week my "Essential Elopement" package is perfect. For larger Wedding Ceremonies, and/or on Fridays, that you reserve through through City Hall, the "Wonderful Wedding" package is appropriate. See Fees, Ask for a Quote, or call me at 925-360-1764 for more information.
To make the most of your City Hall Wedding memories, I recommend Photography by Aaron Hall. He specializes in Weddings at San Francisco City Hall, and I have always enjoyed working with him. He really knows his way around, and knows where to find the best lighting. We always seem to work well together as a team. (By the way, Aaron took all of the photos on this page)
San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photo Gallery
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