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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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The dome of this venerable Government building is a replica of the one crowning St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
Civic Center
+1 415-701-2311
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow, San Francisco City Hall is prettier than most state capital buildings I have seen! It is gorgeous - inside & out! The marble staircase in the rotunda is beautiful. The entire area around City Hall is worth seeing - so many pretty government buildings,...More

Thank Doubletcarol
Reviewed 1 week ago

City Hall is a beautiful building with a fascinating history. The Hall provides free tours at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. Our guide was excellent. A must see and do in San Francisco

Thank Glenda27
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful building. Worth the visit. Easy location on a stately plaza. Don't miss Asian museum across the street.

Thank russ b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place and area itself is very nice, as with the style and architecture of the building, it is definitely worth visiting and the inside of the building is very beautiful, if you are into all these architecture styles then. You'll definitely will love this...More

Thank Mark t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous building. It's huge. I thought I was entering the "former" city hall but it's still in use! Amazing. There were a few weddings taking place or ending as we were there. It was a great spot for photos.

Thank FergieSolo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautifully huge building with a gorgeous golden Baroque dome. Built in 1899, it was re-opened in 1915. It is more than more than 500,000 square feet in size and has beautiful architecture. Tremendous indoor views.

Thank Waterlaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here while sightseeing in the city. Parking was a challenge but after finding a parking spot the building is beautiful. The massive staircase and domed rotunda where inspiring.

Thank Oakrr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful building for a visit, tour or an event. We went for a tour and a wedding. Many weddings throughout the building. A beautiful staircase and detail in the design throughout the building.

Thank katork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a great couple of hours in City Hall,Bust of Harvey Milk very special,in addition when we visited free photography exhibition of photo's by Jim Marshall ( Jim Marshall's 1967) Hendrix, Joplin, Grateful Dead Magnificent staircase as well and all free a rarity in these...More

Thank Uppercraigorian
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank MagdaleneTL
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!
14 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