San Francisco City Hall Weddings
San Francisco City Hall weddings are some of my favorite weddings. The architecture is absolutely amazing. City Hall is recognized as one of the most gorgeous wedding venues in the world. People travel from all over the US and from other countries just to be married here.
You can elope — just the two of you. And I am happy to act as your witness if needed. :)
If family and friends are joining you, I can capture all of the moments of your wedding day with your guests.
Since 2007, I have been honored to photograph hundreds of weddings at City Hall. Many of my City Hall weddings have been featured in The Knot Magazine, Green Weddings Shoes, and Classic Bride.
If you are interested in other locations after your ceremony at City Hall, I know San Francisco very well and can suggest wonderful photo locations for you.
For City Hall weddings, I offer affordable hourly packages. Contact Lilia for pricing and availability.
See more City Hall wedding photos:
- Mariluz + Brad
- Lisa Marie + Richard (Part 1)
- Lisa Marie + Richard (Part 2)
- Misty + Matt
- Erica + Austin
- Katie Ann + Loic
- James + Mack
- Rachael + Eric
How to Get Married at San Francisco City Hall
You can read the documentation from the official website for San Francisco City Hall weddings. You can make your marriage license and ceremony appointments directly from the City Hall website. You can book the appointments on the same day, or on separate days. If booking on the same day, you only need 30 minutes between appointments.
Most couples have their wedding ceremony in the rotunda of City Hall. This is the area at the top of the grand staircase in the center of City Hall under the dome.
If you are having a large group of family and friends at the ceremony, you should consider reserving either the Fourth Floor or the Mayor’s Balcony. These are private ceremony areas, and you can reserve the area for one hour. You can rent chairs for your guests comfort.
“My husband and I had an awesome time working with Lilia at our city hall wedding. Neither of us are particularly picture people but she made it easy and fun and really added to the experience of the day. She is laid back and our families loved her too. She knew the great spots around city hall and the photos we’ve seen so far are amazing. We cannot recommend Lilia enough!”
“I hired Lilia to shoot our wedding at City Hall based on yelp reviews and we could not be happier. First, she was very easy and pleasant to work with both before the wedding and the day of. She knew her way around City Hall and made us feel very comfortable. She took her time with us, and we have amazing photos as the result. Everyone keeps commenting that our photos look like a magazine shoot! We have to agree–they are breathtaking. We have photos at City Hall, and at Crissy Field. The photos with the Golden Gate bridge are amazing! I would highly recommend Lilia. She e-mailed a sneak peak of a few photos the night of the wedding. Since we were eloping this was nice so we could send these shots to our friends and family right away.”
“It is a complete pleasure to recommend Lilia as a wedding photographer. From the very start, we were so pleased with everything she did to make it the best choice we made… I would not change a thing!
We never met her in person beforehand. But her gorgeous portfolio & initial phone conversation were enough to give us complete confidence in her personality, talent & vision. We got married at SF City Hall, just the two of us, and Lilia knows every in and out of the process. Her guidance, hard work, patience, creativity, time, thoughtfulness and open-mindedness were invaluable to us on that very special day. She went above and beyond as our witness, creative director and photographer.
She took extra time with us and adapted our locations based on weather & opportunity. We have the most amazing slideshow put to music and a stunning gallery of photos that make us look like a real celebrity wedding. Truly we were blown away by every last shot. The color, light, angles, and, what’s most, the emotion, captured in them just astounded us. We are beyond thrilled with them!!!!! Our main concern was that our photos would look like a lot of other couples’ photos. Not at all! They are 100% us and we are SO happy with every last one.
The day went so fast we are so happy to be able to relive it and notice all of the details we may have missed. Lilia’s photos are a treat for the senses! We are so grateful for the care and time she put in. They are utterly artistic and incredible.
Overall the experience was so much more than we had even imagined. We knew Lilia was very creative & talented. She is also a wonderfully sincere person, VERY professional, and took our day seriously and with respect even while having a great time with her. I have at least 2 friends who made grave mistakes in their choice of wedding photographers and have lived to regret it as they can’t even stand to look at their photos. That lesson led us to choose someone as special as Lilia, and we will live a life with blissfully beautiful photos because of it. Every cent we paid was one of the wisest investments we will ever make…
Lilia, you have made our whole family so happy. They felt like they were there through your remarkable photos. Thank you, thank you again. We will be admiring them for days, weeks, years and that is the greatest wedding gift we could have.”