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Second, if you want to get married the same day as you receive your marriage license, there are a few things to consider:
Third, I will help you to find a spot for your ceremony, as most couples haven't been there before, but if your party size is greater than (6) guests, you will be responsible for contacting the SF City Hall Events Department to make your reservations. SF City Hall Events Department: (415) 554-6068
Fourth, After we confirm our set date, time and location and once I perform the ceremony, I will sign and file the Marriage License either with the SF County Clerk's Office or return it to the Clerk's Office from where you were issued your license.
This amazing venue has some of the most elegant architecture a location could provide. There are so many beautiful spaces to perform a ceremony and can accommodate many different sized groups. That being said, and although this is a public building, you must understand the rules the City of SF has put in place in order to hold a wedding ceremony there.
First, if you plan to get your marriage license from the SF City Hall, you MUST make a reservation. There are no other city halls within the San Francisco Bay Area that require this and most undoubtedly its because of the incredible demand from folks that come from all over the United States to get married here! If you plan to marry the same day that you receive your license, you need to make as much advance reservations as possible within the 90 day window of your ceremony date if you want a chance at getting the exact date and time. SF City Hall is one of the most popular elopement locations in the U.S. and it doesn't matter whether you are getting married on a Saturday (most popular day of the week) or on a Tuesday (yes, I've married couples on this day!), SF City Hall is busy, busy, busy, so please plan to be as flexible as possible. SF County Clerks Office: (415) 554-4950