How to Get Married at City Hall During SF Pride (Updated for 2023)
Get ready to break out the confetti and let your love shine, folks!
San Francisco City Hall is throwing the wedding shindig of the year, smack dab in the middle of the Pride festivities! In a salute to the City’s vibrant LGBTQ+ history and culture, City Administrator Carmen Chu and the County Clerk’s Office are throwing open the City Hall doors for all the lovebirds ready to make it official.
The grand event is scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2023 – just ahead of the iconic San Francisco Pride Parade. You heard it right, people! You can say ‘I do’ surrounded by the grandeur of City Hall, wrapped in the spirit of Pride.
City Hall (specifically, North Light Court) will be decked out with Pride-themed backdrops, photo booth and decorations to aid in the celebrations of couples tying the knot. Plus, the souvenir marriage licenses are going to have that special Pride touch – imagine that keepsake hanging on your wall!
It’s not the first time our County Clerk’s Office has stood on the right side of love. They’ve been at the forefront, issuing the first same-sex marriage license back in 2004, and then, in 2013, keeping the office open all weekend to accommodate the rush of love-struck couples after the Supreme Court put the kibosh on the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
How Can I Book A Pride Wedding?
Now, here’s the juicy part: Over 100 marriage appointments will open up for reservations on Friday, May 26, 2023. (Online reservations open “Friday Morning” but the exact time for 2023 hasn’t been announced yet. It could be 7am, could be 8am… no one seems to know yet). Although there are appointments every half-hour, get ready to race against time and click ‘book’ the moment appointments open because they are predicted to disappear faster than a wedding cake at a reception.
For a modest fee of $98.00, you can tie the knot in a blaze of rainbow glory. So, whip out your calendars, set your alarms, and get ready to declare your love at the City Hall during San Francisco Pride! Get all the nitty-gritty details on marriage requirements or book an appointment.
Want to just watch and support? The weddings typically run from about 9am to just past 3:30pm and the public is allowed to come in a watch.
Let’s paint the town rainbow, folks!