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San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography


Priyanka Sharma

15 Aug, 2021


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Bring your dream wedding to life with A Few Good Clicks at San Francisco's most stellar location - The City Hall.

San Fran City hall bridal shoot | 4th-floor window
Bride walking down San Francisco's grand staircase at City hall
Beautiful bridal photography under the arches of SF's City Hall
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Shy bride photographed just before the wedding ceremony at City Hall.
Bride walking down the grand staircase at City hall
Creative Bridal Shoot at SF City Hall
California's Best City Hall Wedding Photography & Pricing
Bride overlooking the 4th floor balcony at city hall

A Few Good Clicks of Your Wedding Ceremony

Our San Francisco City Hall wedding and elopement photography prices are carefully tailored to celebrate your big day. Each cost effective package offers a variety of options starting from the ceremony at county clerk's office to post – wedding pictures inside and outside the city hall, so that you have all the essential elements of your day uniquely captured. If wedding photography takes precedence, then browse through the bridal gallery to envision your day.

How it Works

  1. First book your date  at San Francisco's City Hall County Clerk's office and then book your photographer.
  2. Photography coverage of ceremony at your dedicated spot combined with other available locations inside the City hall.
  3. Receive an online gallery of images from the wedding session to download and share within 7 - 10 days.

Package Options

You can choose from the below packages as per your need:


  • One Hour ceremony and post marriage session at SF City Hall.
  • All expertly edited images. Access to view and download all images from your session within 7 - 10 days.
  • Complimentary styling of the album with perfectly chosen design to highlight your photos.


  • Two hour ceremony and post marriage session at SF City Hall.
  • All expertly edited images. Access to view and download all images from your session within 7 - 10 days.
  • Complimentary styling of album with perfectly chosen design to highlight your photos.


  • Four hours photography coverage at SF City Hall plus one outdoor location in SFO
  • All expertly edited images. Access to view and download all images from your session within 15 days.
  • FREE 8 * 10 size album with perfectly chosen design to highlight your photos. (10 spreads only).

City Hall Wedding Photography Tips & Information

Picking your dream wedding destination is one of the key piece of your festivity puzzle. San Fran’s City hall is meant for couples looking from low key to well-appointed elegance that is bound to match your style. If you are planning to get married at California’s best city halls, here are all the tips and information people ask before they book a wedding photographer.

Q. How much does it cost to go to the courthouse and get married?

A. The fees range from $25 - $1000 depending on the courthouse or the city hall in your state.

Q. Why getting married at the courthouse is popular among millennials?

A. It is cheap, affordable, less stress, shorter duration, great for beautiful wedding portraits and most importantly, you get to focus on yourself.

Q. How much does it cost to get married at City hall?

A. The Issuance of Public Marriage License fee is $104 and for civil partnership $83 collected at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Q. Do you need a witness to get married at Courthouse or City hall?

A. One witness* is required to be present during your ceremony on a public marriage license. No witness is required if you are planning to apply for a confidential marriage license. I, as your photographer will be more than happy to act as your witness, if need be.

Q. Renting out San Francisco City Hall?

A. Yes, you can rent out the entire city hall, Rotunda, 4th floor balcony or Mayors Balcony subject to availability and your requirements. However most of the ceremonies takes place at Rotunda. Contact the events office for current pricing and availability on sfcityhallevents.org/weddings or 415-554-6086.

Q. Can we read our own wedding vows at the city hall?

A. Most of the time the judge (also your officiant) will use the scripted vows and usually ask the couple in the end if they want to say something to each other.

Tip: If your heart is set on writing on your own vows, please speak to your officiant.

Q. Affordable San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer Cost?

A. Rated among top local wedding photographer in Bay Area that will fit your budget and style. You have a choice of affordable wedding photography packages starting from $599 - $2000 exclusively for City hall & courthouses weddings. Scroll up to see our Photography Pricing & Packages.

Q. Best place to park near SFO’s City hall?

A. Civic Centre Garage located on 355 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Rate varies from $2 - $6 an hour.

Q. What are the best places to eat after SF City Hall Wedding?

Tip: Being a foodie, I would love to share all my favorite hot spots with you but to name a few check out: Atelier Crenn, Izakaya Sozai, Quince, State bird provisions, The Greens, Rooh, Keeva SF for your post nuptials supper.

## Q. What is the best time to get married at SF city hall?

A. Civil and Marriage Ceremony appointments are available every half hour between 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Tip: If photography is your priority, I highly recommend to book for the last appointment at 3 or 3.30 pm on Tuesday or Wednesday. This will give us plenty of time to photograph your post wedding or elopement pictures in the exquisite setting without horde of tourists or other wedding parties. Read more general information on on county clerk's website.

Q. How long does it take to get a marriage license in California?

Marriage licenses are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. If you do not get married within 90 days, the license will no longer be valid. You must purchase a new license. Many County Clerks in California perform civil marriage ceremonies in their offices.

Tip: Two separate appointments are required – one for the marriage license and another one for the actual ceremony. If you are anxious like me, get the license in advance (valid for 90 days from the date of issuance) or book at least an hour prior to the ceremony.

Tip: If you don’t need the photographer to be your witness, book wedding photographer just before the ceremony time so that you are able to utilize the photography coverage resourcefully.