San Francisco City Hall is a majestic building, and a breathtaking and affordable venue for civil weddings and smaller weddings in general. I love shooting there. I’ve gotten to know the hidden nooks of the building, and I’ve shot everything from very short, simple ceremonies on the main landing to more elaborate 4th floor vista weddings with lengthier ceremonies and seating for friends and family. I have several fond memories of accompanying bride and groom to receptions in the surrounding area, taking photos all along the way, and sometimes into the night. I think what I appreciate so much about San Francisco City Hall weddings is the intimacy and local flavor, not to mention the beautiful architectural backdrop.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me to pick my brain about the venue or reception possibilities, or inquire about my affordable packages and rates, my photography, or really anything else related to your big day. I’m easy to talk to, and I always love talking City Hall weddings.
If you are planning on having a civil ceremony in San Francisco, here are a few tips to help you prepare.
Marriage License –
Make a reservation online
License fee is $105.00 usd
Both parties must be present at the appointment
Bring your driver’s license or legal photo identification
Schedule Civil Ceremony online
Ceremony fee is $78.00
One witness is required
Up to 6 guests total
Ceremony is limited to 10 minutes and it’s usually held on the 2nd floor on the Rotunda. During non busy times, the Deputy Marriage Commissioner may allow the ceremony on other levels of City Hall.
My affordable City Hall wedding photography packages start at $900. Please contact me for the full price listing.
While my rates are likely not the cheapest out there, I do take care to ensure that they remain reasonable. So if you’re looking for an affordable San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer who is also a creative professional focused on making beautiful and memorable photos of your big day, please consider me. Thank you!