Top City Hall Photography Locations

We thought it would helpful to provide our future brides and grooms with a guide to some of the more popular Photography Locations at San Francisco city hall. Rotunda is the default location for Civil Ceremonies and this location is included in your marriage fee at no additional cost. It is also a beautiful place for posed pictures of the bride and groom. The 4th Floor North Gallery and Mayors Balcony are both beautiful photograph spots, but you can also rent them our for your ceremony. They are both available for a $1,000 fee and you receive 1 hour of reserved time for this cost. Once your ceremony is complete, you have the rest of this reserved time to take some amazing pictures. The Grand Staircase is obviously the most popular place for San Francisco city hall wedding photographers to take their couples for pictures. Please click on any of the highlighted San Francisco city hall photo locations below and you will be taken to a page with a brief description of each location and also some representative pictures.

Photography Locations

Grand Staircase

4th Floor North Gallery

Mayors Balcony Ceremony

Why Get Married at San Francisco City Hall?

People come here from all over the world to get married at this historic San Francisco building. Rebuilt in 1915 after being destroyed in the 1906 Earthquake, SF City Hall has been host to many famous events over the years due to it's amazing beauty. Even Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had their marriage here! To read more about the history of this grand building, check out this Wikipedia link. In addition to it's rich history and beauty, San Francisco city hall offers you a very convenient and affordable location to have your civil union marriage ceremony. For only $107 you can get married in the beautiful Rotunda at the top of the Grand Staircase. A private room is also available for those who want to be married out of the public eye. If you want to bring a larger group with you, The Mayor's Balcony or The 4th Floor can be reserved for around $1,000. A Deputy Marriage Commissioner is supplied for you as part of this affordable price! Saturday weddings can also be scheduled in advance. You can basically rent out the whole building for $5,000 for your mid-day weekend event. You will have to supply your own officiant on the weekends and they don't allow you to wander freely throughout the building. Or you can rent out all of City Hall for the entire evening, but this requires a fairly large outlay of cash starting at $10,000. They provide a beautiful set up for your money and you are guaranteed to get some breathtaking photos. Don't forget to hire a quality professional wedding photographer to capture this beauty!

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