San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall
4.5
Architectural BuildingsGovernment Buildings
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The dome of this venerable Government building is a replica of the one crowning St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Van Ness • 6 min walk
  • Civic Center • 7 min walk
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  • Debbie N
    28 contributions
    Check out a SF City Hall Wedding
    What a wonderful wedding venue! Inexpensive; beautiful building, inside and out. Check out the SF City Hall weddings website. My son and his fiancé chose the one hour $1,000 +wedding package, where up to 60 to 100 guests can be invited. You pay $3-$7 per seat rental. You arrange your minister, photographer, and musician if desired. Weddings are from M- F 9 am to 3 pm. SFCity Hall makes excellent recommendations for photographers who are very skilled to make the photos look like you’re the only ones present, even though the place is crowded with other wedding couples and their guests. There are many restaurants closeby for the reception. We chose Fogos, Brazilian Steakhouse nearby. It was a magical day!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,375 contributions
    Atrium and Grand Staircase
    Well we got married here years ago. Today I was here to complete some business and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Lots of people around preparing for their weddings. Come and see the lovely atrium with its grand staircase. Official functions are held here.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Guide61351524825
    San Francisco, California5 contributions
    Epic lighting and unique architecture for dramatic photos!
    City Hall is my go-to location for taking my client's photos. While it's known for weddings and engagements, the lighting and architecture at City Hall make it an ideal setting for any type of photo. The only downside is that it's closed to the public on weekends.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
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Vera M
Vallejo, CA6 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
As one may expect, wedding days can be especially hectic. When our family was running late to SF City Hall, my future husband and I were fearful that we would either miss our wedding appointment time entirely or we would have to go through with getting married without our parents and grandparents present. Both options were devastating. However, we were lucky to have Kalima as our (Deputy) Marriage Commissioner. She was extraordinarily empathetic and devised a plan that gave our families more time to arrive and witness our union. She also allowed me to use her fan to salvage my makeup. The world needs more people in it like Kalima. She was our hero that day and we are forever grateful for her understanding and kindness.
Written 9 October 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,407 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
San Francisco City Hall is special. Really attractive architecture and it’s incredibly clean. The dome is beautiful. Recommended
Written 8 October 2023
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Guide61351524825
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
City Hall is my go-to location for taking my client's photos. While it's known for weddings and engagements, the lighting and architecture at City Hall make it an ideal setting for any type of photo. The only downside is that it's closed to the public on weekends.
Written 16 September 2023
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,463 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very nice area for all city government buildings.

Very clean and quite attractive.

Well maintained and worth a visit.

Easy walking.
Written 6 August 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,375 contributions
Jun 2023
Well we got married here years ago. Today I was here to complete some business and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Lots of people around preparing for their weddings. Come and see the lovely atrium with its grand staircase. Official functions are held here.
Written 15 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,605 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a fantastic-looking building.
During our visit to the building, we attended 2 weddings (a gay one and a straight one) and it was quite nice to view these ceremonies of total strangers.
Written 1 June 2023
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Debbie N
28 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful wedding venue! Inexpensive;
beautiful building, inside and out. Check out the SF City Hall weddings website. My son and his fiancé chose the one hour $1,000 +wedding package, where up to 60 to 100 guests can be invited. You pay $3-$7 per seat rental. You arrange your minister, photographer, and musician if desired. Weddings are from M- F 9 am to 3 pm. SFCity Hall makes excellent recommendations for photographers who are very skilled to make the photos look like you’re the only ones present, even though the place is crowded with other wedding couples and their guests. There are many restaurants closeby for the reception. We chose Fogos, Brazilian Steakhouse nearby. It was a magical day!
Written 14 April 2023
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Robert B
Lindale, Texas16 contributions
Mar 2023
The outside is beautiful but it’s worth a stop to tour the inside. It is absolutely breathtaking on the inside!
Written 17 March 2023
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Jen P
El Segundo, CA14 contributions
Feb 2023
It stands tall and large in the neighborhood and is bigger than expected. Makes the whole area seem worthy of pictures. I didn't spend a lot of time here, as there wasn't much to "do" but worth the view.
Written 1 March 2023
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Compatible
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
The city hall is a medieval style building with a large dome. Inside, there are a large number of decorations. There are three floors, each with a beautiful views of the interior.
Written 7 February 2023
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