- San Francisco City Hall Wedding Tips
You can find underground parking at the Civic Center Parking Garage (click for map) or 1/2 a block away at the UC Hastings Parking Garage (click for map). Fridays are a popular day for weddings, if you would like to have less onlookers and tourist around you may find an early week ceremony a better option.
There are two wedding options to choose from, a civil ceremony which is a public ceremony (6 guests maximum) - Cost $76, or a private weekday ceremony (100 guests maximum) - Cost $1002. Marriage licences may be purchased on the day of your ceremony but I would suggest obtaining your licence in advance to free up your time on the day of your wedding - Cost $105.
Jack Arent is a preferred photographer at San Francisco City Hall, you can find his listing in the events department located on the fourth floor.
I photograph weddings along with Golden State Warriors events at city hall, such as Stephen Curry receiving the key to the city from Mayor Ed Lee, which was a proud day for me. Because of my relationship with the city I have had the opportunity to photograph events inside of the mayor's office and in other areas restricted from public access. The timeless architecture is truly amazing, there is no doubt San Francisco City Hall is a breathtaking building which creates a beautiful backdrop for weddings.
Here is an example of an amazing couple's wedding day that began at the iconic Le Meridien Hotel in the financial district. After photographing Wint and Htet getting ready we then moved on to formal portraits inside and outside of the hotel before heading to city hall. After photographing the ceremony we spent the entire day creating formal portraits at iconic landmarks all over the city, it was a relaxing fun filled day creating portraits.