San Francisco City Hall is a stunning venue for a wedding, offering couples the opportunity to tie the knot in a grand, historic setting. But what about those who don’t want a big, traditional wedding? For those who want to keep it simple and intimate, Eloping at San Francisco City Hall is the perfect location!
San Francisco City Hall is the perfect location for Eloping, with its grand architecture, ornate detailing, and stunning views. The building is a Beaux-Arts masterpiece, with soaring ceilings, marble floors, and grand staircases. It is chic, timeless, and even gives a European flair. It is perfect for couples looking to Elope at a City Hall but still wanting grand photos to enjoy for a lifetime!
Another advantage of eloping at San Francisco City Hall is the ease of the process. As a photographer, I have seen firsthand how stress-free and enjoyable the experience can be for couples. With minimal planning and coordination required, couples can focus on what truly matters – their love and commitment to each other.
There are many options offered in terms of where you can actually get married in the building! Depending on how many guests you bring with you, how much time you want allotted to your designated location and whether or not you plan on dinner and dancing to conclude the evening. The most popular options for Elopements are the 1-hour and 2-hour reservations at the Mayor’s Balcony, Fourth Floor Gallery and the Rotunda. These options give you access to the chosen location for your allotted time without access to the public. It allows you to have your ceremony and time for photos without the public walking through or having to spend too much! Since the public has access to the building, you can also take photos throughout the building before and after your allotted time.
City Hall does not provide an Officiants. You can bring in whoever you would prefer to marry you! They also do not provide marriage licenses. You have to do this at the County Level. Hit up your local County Clerks Office before coming to City Hall but make sure to have your Officiant sign before you leave!
If you’re worried about missing out on the celebration of a traditional wedding, don’t be. You can still have a wedding reception or party after your Elopement, whether it’s a small gathering with close family and friends, or a larger celebration with a caterer and DJ. You can even choose to have your reception at one of San Francisco’s many beautiful parks or outdoor spaces, taking advantage of the city’s mild climate and stunning views.
Venues in San Francisco: The Pearl, The Golden Gate Club, The Hibernia, Log Cabin at the Presidio, Julia Morgan Ballroom, Fort Manson Center, Flood Mansion, Pier 27, The Mint, 620 Jones… To name a few!
There are also many locations near San Francisco City Hall to take more photos either before or after your time there. Some of my favorites are:
Best time to go to San Francisco City Hall: Earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon! But I prefer the morning lighting!
***I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Morning to also avoid the crowds! City Hall is open to the public and is often filled with photographers and clients and sightseers, earlier in the morning is usually much quieter and more open! Less people in the back of your photos!
Best Elopement location to book: (In my opinion) Fourth Floor Balcony! Best Views, shots, lighting and angels!
Best Photographer to Elope with you: ME! Katelyn Bradley Photography
(I’m also Ordained!)
Eloping at San Francisco City Hall is a beautiful, low-stress option for couples who want a wedding that is both intimate and memorable. With its grand architecture, ease of process, and stunning location, City Hall is the perfect venue for eloping couples. So if you’re looking for a stress-free way to tie the knot, consider Eloping at San Francisco City Hall!
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