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So Bf and I are planning on getting engaged soon and we’ve known for a while that we want a private ceremony. We’ve been talking about the idea of eloping and San Francisco city hall has been a dream location of mine for aaaages. Id love to hear stories about the logistics of having a wedding there, mainly how much time you actually spent at city hall for the ceremony and what yall did after for dinner/reception?
I saw a recap of one bee who drove to the beach after for a champagne toast and private vows, and that was gorgeous! I just wonder what happens after, do you just retreat back to the hotel or get a reservation at a restaurant like a regular date night? Ive heard of some people renting out a private room in a restauarant and that appeals to me a lot but Im not sure how realistic itll be for us to find something that checks off all our boxes (vegan/ private/ not insanely expensive). Help please!!
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Hi and congratulations on your upcoming elopement. I live in SF and work very close to City Hall.
The weekday city hall package is $1000 for one hour Monday-Friday.
There many photographers who specialize in city hall weddings. The prices very a lot. Just google SF city hall wedding photographers.
The one thing to keep in mind is that it is always busy unless you go early in the morning. I mean the place is packed with selfie taking tourists who will most likely make taking photos a challenge. A co worker had a great photographer who was necessarily agressive to get good photos.
I am vegan and I can tell you that you dining options are very limited. San Francisco is not very vegan friendly especially for fine dinning. Greens SF is vegetarian with a couple of vegan options. I spent weeks contacting restaurants about a vegan reception just to be turned down.
Depending on your budget you may consider renting a house or apartment with a nice kitchen and having a vegan chef cook a romantic meal.
After the wedding photos at the Palace of Fine Arts or near the Golden Gate Bridge would be very lovey.
If you want the name of my co worker’s photographer or my own message me. Also I think my caterer does private dining. Let me know if you would want me to check.
Post # 4
i second the palce of the fine arts and the golden gate bridge right after as they are on the waterfront. i also second a getting an airbnb and catering after a lil romp in the city after the ceremony. catering unless you want to cook for your guest which isnt bad if you have loads of time.
Post # 5
wow thank you so much for the leads! i agree that sf isnt very vegan friendly which was so surprising to me to find out in this search, i live in the southeast and i would have initially guessed anywhere west would be an improvement on our food options. i like greens tho, and ill keep my eye out for anything else.
Post # 6
if we elope in sf itll just be the two of us, so i wouldnt have to worry about guests and all that. im not opposed to cooking/caterer if it comes to that but im gonna keep digging to see if theres anything more formal than that.. we cook for ourselves so much already that itd be nice to be able to treat ourselves with something unique if its possible