San Francisco City Hall Saturday Wedding
SF City Hall offers various options for couples looking to tie the knot. In fact, one of the most compelling options is to have a San Francisco City Hall Saturday wedding. Are you thinking about having your San Francisco City Hall wedding on a weekday? If so, you should know that the building will be quite crowded. There will be many other couples, as well as tourists and employees. Of course, you can make a private 1-hour reservation. Then you can choose to have either a San Francisco City Hall Mayor’s Balcony wedding, or a San Francisco City Hall 4th Floor wedding. However, if you truly want to have the building all to yourself (without breaking the bank on a San Francisco City Hall Saturday evening wedding) the 2-hour reservation on Saturday morning is the way to go.
Setup for the San Francisco City Hall Saturday Wedding
The earliest ceremony time you can book is 9:00AM, and the latest is 12:00PM. City Hall events department will set up chairs for up to 200 guests on the first floor of the building – the area with the checkered pattern.The two banks of chairs will form a natural aisle for your processional. They will also provide a couple of small tables where you can set champagne, decorations, or gifts. You’ll have access to a staging room on the 4th Floor of the building. You’ll be able to use that room to change, prepare, and store your belongings.
Although City Hall is closed to the public on Saturdays, security guards will be on site. Just like on a weekday, your guests will have to pass through the security checkpoint. You should plan your ceremony start time accordingly, and give guests plenty of time to arrive and get situated. Another important distinction is that City Hall will not provide a ceremony officiant for your Saturday wedding. You will have to bring your own.
Appreciating the San Francisco City Hall Saturday Wedding
One of the most compelling things about the 2 hour San Francisco City Hall Saturday wedding is that you’ll have the building all to yourselves! This is wonderful because it’ll give you complete privacy for your ceremony. Moreover, it’ll give your guests a chance to truly take in the beauty of the space. Guests can appreciate the unique architecture while they wait for the ceremony to begin. Your invitees will have a prime view of the Grand Staircase as they watch you tie the knot. They can take their own photos as they mingle with champagne in hand afterwards.
As a photographer, I love the privacy afforded by the 2 hour reservation. This is because I can capture unobstructed views of the ceremony from multiple angles. After the ceremony, we’ll be free to take large group photos and family photos on the beautiful 4th floor of the building. Then we’ll exit the building and take some iconic wedding photos outside San Francisco City Hall. Finally, you can gather your guests on a Cable Car, or instruct them to find their own transportation to your wedding reception.