At which city halls can you get married? (With ceremony!)

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

You need to call the courthouses.  The person needs to be a legal officiant or judge, is why. 

Post # 3
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Honey bee

The reason you are having trouble is because you are calling city hall instead of the county clerk, which is more likely to perform weddings. In SF, it’s one and the same. 

Just curious, why not SF? It is gorgeous!

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Honey bee

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bctoquebec :  in CA, you can be married by other government officials besides judges including county supervisors, mayors, county or city clerks, and state or US legislators (representing districts in CA).

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Bumble bee

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zl27 :  yes,  anyone authorized. But very little weddings happen at city halls. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

Make sure you check out if they do any special alternative areas. In Chicago, one time per month, they do weddings inside of a gorgeous building, our Cultural Center. Maybe a similar thing happens in one of the cities you are considering.

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Honey bee

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bctoquebec :  not in CA. There are literally dozens of weddings daily at SF City Hall, Pasadena City Hall, Santa Barbara City Hall, all 58 county clerk offices, etc.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

In my city there’s no weddings at City Hall, they’re done at the courthouse. I didn’t get married in my city, but we got married at a courthouse. I just googled it and found all the info I needed. Then just sent an email to double check everything. 

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