Weddings at San Francisco City Hall
Known as “The People’s Place,” San Francisco City Hall is a breathtaking historic landmark that serves as the government seat for the city and county, as well as a gilded reminder of San Francisco’s opulent past. For this and countless other reasons, San Francisco City Hall weddings are spectacular events.
San Francisco City Hall stands as a symbol of resilience, having been built after the original city hall was destroyed in the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Construction began in 1913 and was completed in just two years.
The marble floors, sweeping grand staircase, gilt detailing on the exterior, and impressive dome awed the nation when it opened in time for the 1915 World’s Fair. In fact, the dome of San Francisco City Hall stands at 307 feet tall — which is 42 feet taller than the dome of the U.S. Capitol.
The building is also known for its stunning themed lighting rotations, which were once operated by hand but are now handled by a computerized lighting system. City hall is a favorite San Francisco wedding site because of its unparalleled lighting, historical significance, and spectacular beauty.
San Francisco City Hall Weddings
Ceremonies for weddings are available Monday through Friday, except on holidays. San Francisco City Hall is in an idyllic location for weddings, being so close to places like Civic Center Plaza, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the Asian Art Museum, and other incredible spaces in the city adorned with fantastic art and architecture.
An impressive number of celebrity weddings have taken place there, too. Some famous names of people married at San Francisco City Hall include Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, Tobias Engel and Ivy Getty, and many others.
Why We Love It
San Francisco City Hall has been a proud supporter of and setting for some of the most beautiful weddings on the planet, including LGBTQ+ weddings. The building has played a significant role in the fight for marriage equality through the years and is seen as one of the most influential supportive locations for LGBTQ+ weddings.
Weddings at San Francisco City Hall also are within easy reach of The Hibernia, an architectural kindred spirit with its own magnificent dome and stunning details. Located just a few blocks from City Hall, The Hibernia can accommodate more than 2,000 guests across three flexible event spaces.
Many people who get married at San Francisco City Hall host their receptions at The Hibernia, thanks in part to its unparalleled location just blocks away from popular high-end hotels. The Hibernia offers customized outdoor lighting, a private outdoor rooftop, a professional production staff, a catering kitchen, and more, making planning a wedding reception a breeze.
After a San Francisco City Hall ceremony, guests head over to The Hibernia for the wedding reception and to take in the ambiance of yet another eye-popping historical landmark building. Built in 1892, its grand corner location contributes to its reputation as the premier destination after ceremonies just down the street at City Hall.
If you or someone you know will be planning a wedding in San Francisco, learn more about The Hibernia and see for yourself why so many weddings at San Francisco City Hall carry over to our historic event venue.