San Francisco City Hall Photography Wedding Guide

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Your San Francisco City Hall Wedding - A Photographer's Guide for Brides and Grooms

Welcome to our San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography Resources page for newly engaged couples getting married in the Bay Area. This site is brought to you by Dubnoff Wedding Photography one of the leading wedding photographers in Northern California. 

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City Hall Weddings by Dubnoff Photography

If you are planning your City Hall wedding and need more information, please check out my articles  below. They provide information on how to get married at City Hall and useful photography tips.  

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Married at City Hall

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How to Schedule your City Hall Wedding
Start with your marriage license!  You can make an appointment with the County Clerks office by calling (415) 554-4950 or make on online reservation by going here If you decide to obtain your marriage license on the same day as your ceremony, be sure to allow at least 30 minutes between the marriage license appointment and the time of your ceremony. There is some great general information on the San Francisco website - click to the San Francisco Civil Ceremony page to view it all.

Your Ceremony at City Hall
You have 2 options for ceremony locations at City Hall. Most people pay the $100 and get married in the Rotunda at the top of the stairs (occasionally the bottom of the stairs).  You are allowed to bring 6 guests, though this is rarely enforced.  If you have a big wedding planned, you can rent out either the Mayors Balcony or the 4th Floor Balcony.  These locations allow for a very large number of people and they set up chairs and keep the general public out. You can reserve the location for one hour. Of course, there is a price to pay for this privilege and the last time I checked it was around $1,000.  The following link shows photos of the interior of City Hall and some of the best locations.

San Francisco Weddings
Of course City Hall isn't the only place to get married in San Francisco.  There are so many beautiful locations, too many to list here.  The Legion of Honor is a great location as are the many venues available through the SF Park website including the Palace of Fine Arts.  The North Beach area has many fun and old-time venues and there are so many beautiful churches if you want a religious ceremony. The Cliff House, South of Market, The Italian Club,The Athletic Club, the list goes on and on.  Just be sure you book these venues well in advance, at least 1 year ahead to be safe.  San Francisco is a very popular place to get married.

Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer
If you are going to take advantage of the beauty of City Hall and these other San Francisco Venues, you must hire a professional. There are many great wedding photographers in the area. This site was brought to you by Dubnoff Wedding Photography.  We have provided information about our photography sites for your convenience.  You can view them by clicking the following links: San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography page or Bay Area Wedding Planning site .  We also specialize in Bay Area India Wedding Photography, click here for more details.   Also please take a look at our City Hall  pages: San Francisco Wedding Photography , Civil Marriage Photos and Same-Sex Marriages featuring recent weddings in San Francisco, California. Also check out our own City Hall Photography Blog and our Yelp page .  We are a Gay / Lesbian / Same-Sex friendly wedding photographer.  Also Toni Bailey has a new site in development - Click Here and Mike's new site San Francisco City Hall Weddings by Michael

For recent updates and photos please check out our Facebook wedding photography page. 

Other Web Sites to review for family, seniors and weddings:          Dubnoff Wedding Photography ;                     
Daniel Sheehan Photography
Concord and Walnut Creek Family and Senior Portraits
Northern California Wedding Photography

Dubnoff Wedding Photography
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Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA  94105



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