Private One Hour San Francisco City Hall Weddings

Bride and groom smiling and walking at the end of their San Francisco City Hall wedding ceremony

San Francisco City Hall weddings are spectacular! The architecture is an amazing aspect of getting married at one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the world.

There are two private ceremony locations inside City Hall: the Fourth Floor (North Gallery) and the Mayor’s Balcony.

Both locations are available for one-hour private ceremonies to accommodate larger groups of people.

Rental Fee: $1000 to reserve either the Fourth Floor (North Gallery) or the Mayor’s Balcony.

Time: 1 Hour

Availability: Monday – Friday only.

Chairs: Available for an additional rental fee, and the charivari chairs are a recommended upgrade.

Fourth Floor (North Gallery)

Bride and groom smiling at their San Francisco City Hall wedding on the Fourth Floor North Gallery

The Fourth Floor North Gallery is a gorgeous ceremony area inside City Hall. It features amazing natural lighting, and a private area for you to be married in the company of your closest friends and family.

You may have up to 60 guests seated.

Mayor’s Balcony

Bride and groom are joined by their closest family to witness their San Francisco City Hall wedding on the Mayors Balcony

The Mayor’s Balcony is a magnificent ceremony area available in City Hall. It offers a spacious private area for your ceremony, and an amazing view of the City Hall rotunda.

You may have up to 40 guests seated.

City Hall Special Events Office

Contact the Special Events Office to book your private Fourth Floor or Mayor’s Balcony City Hall wedding.

View the event calendar for availability. Reservations with the Special Events Office must be made at least 4 weeks in advance.

Email: | Phone: 1-415-554-6079 | Fax: 1-415-554-7446

Marriage License & Certificate

You must have a marriage license 90 days before your wedding date. You can make an appointment in any county in California for a marriage license. You can make an appointment with the Office of the County Clerk in San Francisco here.

Ceremony Officiant

If you are having a private ceremony, you must provide your own ceremony officiant. You can also have a friend or family member perform your ceremony who meet the requirements set forth by the State of California.


Acoustic music may be played with advance approval, and musicians must be selected from the qualified list from the Special Events Office. No more than two musicians are allowed to perform.

Your San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

Lilia will guide you on your wedding day. She is an expert San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer with over 17 years of experience. She understands the ins and outs of getting married at City Hall. She will take you to the best locations for photos, and help you look your best and feel at ease in photos. She will document your wedding from start to finish.

Just relax and enjoy your special day!


San Francisco City Hall Fourth Floor North Gallery wedding

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