How do I book a San Francisco City Hall wedding?

To make a reservation for a private ceremony, call (415) 554-6079 or go to the City Hall Events page for more contact info.

Is SF City Hall open for weddings?

Please note that City Hall is open to the public during our One-hour Weddings, and that we do not provide an officiant or manage marriage licenses and certificates.

How long does it take to get married at SF City Hall?

How long does it take to get married at SF City Hall? A public City Hall ceremony lasts for about 5 minutes. There are three time slots every 30 minutes and you can book one between 9 am and 3:30 pm. You should arrive and check-in at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment.

Can anyone get married at San Francisco City Hall?

Officially, only 6 guests are permitted to attend your San Francisco City Hall Civil Ceremony. This limit includes any children in your group, plus photographers and videographers. It’s recommended not to exceed this number. An officiant (known as ‘Deputy Marriage Commissioner’ is provided by the City.

Can you get married without a ceremony in California?

No. If you purchased a marriage license, California law requires you to have a marriage ceremony performed anywhere in the State of California. The ceremony must be performed by a person who is authorized by law to solemnize marriages in California within 90 days from the date the license is issued.

How do I lengthen my wedding ceremony?

Some tips to lengthen a short ceremony

  1. Readings.
  2. Unity Candle.
  3. Unity Sand.
  4. Tell Your Love Story.
  5. Signing the Marriage License.
  6. Musical Interlude.

How do you elope in San Francisco City Hall?

Contact the City Hall event planning office to book either the Mayor’s Balcony or the Fourth Floor Gallery. Prices start at $1,000 for a one-hour block of time. Phone: 415-554-6079. You can check the calendar of events at San Francisco City Hall to see their avaialbity for a reserved location.

How do you elope in San Francisco?

To elope in San Francisco, you’ll need to obtain a California marriage license. To do so, make an appointment with the County Clerk’s Office in San Francisco through their online reservation system.

Can you get married same day in California?

The Same Day Marriage option is available to those who are ready to go for it! If that’s you, call us now to schedule an appointment. Requirements: You must bring your marriage license and government issued photo I.D. with you. Obtaining Your Marriage License: We do not issue marriage licenses.

How do you include wedding guests?

8 Ways to Involve Your Guests in Your Wedding Ceremony

  1. Lead Them in a Musical Procession.
  2. Have Guests Help Write Part of the Ceremony.
  3. Recite Guest Vows.
  4. Form a Prayer Circle.
  5. Assign Each Guest a Special Role.
  6. Include Them in the Unity Candle Ceremony.
  7. Let Them in on a Surprise.