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One-Hour Weddings

To accommodate simple ceremonies and modest budgets, City Hall offers a One-hour Wedding package.

Please see our One-Hour Wedding Availability Calendar to determine a few potential dates for your ceremony before you call our office to place one complimentary hold.

Our package includes private use of either the Mayor’s Balcony or a Fourth Floor Gallery for up to one-hour from Monday through Friday, with the earliest ceremony beginning at 9:00 am and the latest beginning at 3:00 pm.

Rental cost for the package is $1,000, which includes an hour of access for up to 100 guests. Chairs are an additional equipment rental, with the Mayor’s Balcony seating up to 40 and the Fourth Floor Galleries up to 60 (remaining guests stand for the ceremony).

Due to time constraints, food and beverage service is not possible. Acoustic music may be played with advance approval, and musicians must be selected from our qualified list. No more than two musicians are allowed to perform.

The use of chuppahs requires advance approval and chuppahs must be hand-supported. Due to fire safety guidelines, freestanding chuppahs are not permitted.

The One-hour Wedding package includes insurance and basic building services.

Please note that City Hall is open to the public during our One-hour Weddings, and that we do not provide an officiant or manage marriage licenses and certificates.

If you would like to place one, complimentary hold, please consult our One-Hour Availability Calendar. Once you have found an open date and time, you can contact us (cityhall.events@sfgov.org or 415-554-6079) with the following information:

Couples’ names: Both
Email:
Phone number:
Mailing address:
Approximate number of guests:
Date & time of desired ceremony – Please note that until we contact you with a confirmation email, your hold has not been placed. If your desired date/time shows “Challenge Required”, please see our Booking page for details on this procedure.