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San Francisco City Hall

1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
+1 415-701-2311
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1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
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+1 415-701-2311
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Architecture wise is fantastic. Art adorned the walls n corners of this working building, n yet visitors are allowed

Thank MagdaleneTL
Reviewed 1 week ago

City Hall is well worth visiting to see its magnificent interior, with glorious staircase and impressive dome. No wonder it is a popular wedding venue - Joe DiMaggio & Marilyn Monroe married here in January 1954 - and location for fashion shoots. We saw both...More

Thank n0rbr8ck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can't help but look up and want to get to what you can see - all the nooks and crannies and balconies - can't you just imagine a giant party here? so grand and beautiful and bright - for a city that has mastered...More

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this building from the taxi on the way into town so we went back to check it out. It is pretty amazing on the inside and we were there on a Saturday so there were several weddings going on

Thank UtahMan87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to see the inside of the dome of SF City Hall and discovered two free exhibits: one on the Summer of Love, which is celebrating a 50 year anniversary in 2017, and the other on the history of weddings in the city...More

Thank Janice L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for something to do while waiting for a friend to meet, we walked over to the City Hall. Multiple marriages going on every day maybe because it was April. The central staircase really lends itself to theatrical photos. Also amazing is the number of...More

Thank Jan_L0208
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a wedding here. The building is in great condition and the interior staircase and central room are very impressive.Worth a look if you're in the area.

Thank nodrama1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great tour of the beautiful site - just over an hour long. Watched 8 weddings while I waited - apparently there are 35 a day on average right in the rotunda area - had a great time watching the festivities.

Thank Jennifer9600
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many weddings take place here every day. Sometimes there are dance performances in the atrium. It's a beautiful place to visit once. Walk the stairs, look up the columns.

Thank NZ17TM18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This building stands out from the rest of the modern looking office building around it. If you are short of time you can always take a bus ride around city hall area to explore the area instead of traveling on foot.

Thank MrNicTan
Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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Hi there - My fiance and I are getting married at City Hall this April. I am curious is anyone knows if the judges personalize the ceremony at all? We had a (short) reading we were hoping for, but didn't know if that was allowed. If not, it's not the end of the world - just trying to understand what to expect. Lastly - we were hoping to request the 4th floor. Does anyone know how likely it is to get a special request granted? We're getting married on a Monday. Thanks for your help and guidance!
15 January 2017|
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Response from Bud B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we were only there to visit and take pics. Did not ask any questions.
Hi, I am a CA resident and have been married for some time but had a very simple court marriage in PA. My Wedding Anniversary is in Feb and I want to get a wedding photo shoot done in the beautiful SF City Hall, do I need any especial permissions or are there any restrictions that I need to be mindful of? Thanks, Tia
17 December 2016|
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Response from Klaus L | Reviewed this property |
we found no issues, save for security kinda like tsa in that they checked bags and the like...very easy overall...good luck.
Hi, I am from Singapore and am researching on getting married in San Francisco City Hall this year. I understand from the SF County website that there are two appointments to be made 90 days in advance - first being the marriage license, and the latter being the civil ceremony. I am planning for a 2-weeks vacation in SF as this is the maximum number of days that I can get away from work. This is an important milestone in both my boyfriend's and my lives and we are a little disappointed that we are only able to obtain copies of the marriage certificate 2 to 4 weeks after the request. Is there any opportunities that we can get the marriage certificate before we leave the city? Also, I read that we will need to get the certified original "apostilled". Is it necessary to get this? Please advise. Liz
2 March 2016|
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Response from Mitchell1944 | Reviewed this property |
Do a internet browser search for the the web page of the SF City & County Government and go to County Clerk FAQ, Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies. Read through it and go to connected links for further information. I do not... More