Simple, stylish and budget-friendly; what’s not to love about city hall weddings? Many couples are choosing to skip elaborate (and costly) ceremonies, and are opting to tie the knot at city hall, either locally or abroad.

Not sure whether a city hall wedding is a fit for you and your fiancé? Once you see these courthouse weddings, you’ll be saying “I do” to a city hall ceremony. 

Jessica and Karl’s elopement features a yellow dress handmade by the bride, a short but sweet ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, a photo shoot by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and an epic dip-kiss. Need we say more?

san franciso city hall weddingPhotography: Clara Rice

Quentin and Huan’s Chicago wedding will inspire you to think small with your own wedding guest list. The couple, along with six close friends, spent the day exploring downtown Chicago before tying the knot at the City Hall.

chicago city hall elopement Photography: Nicole Jansma Photography

Haleh and Mitchell were married in front of close family and friends at San Francisco City Hall. Their elegant ceremony was truly one for the books! 

Photography: Kaitie Brainerd Photography

Priscilia and Albert elopement at San Francisco City Hall cost the couple just $5,000. Budget weddings for the win! 

Photography: Evonne and Darren Photography

Laura and Ben tied the knot at the beautiful San Francisco City Hall, surrounded by their closest family and friends. Their ceremony was truly beautiful- you’ll definitely want to check out their full wedding gallery.

bride and groom portrait in San Francisco city hallbride and groom walking up steps of San Francisco City HallSan Francisco City Hall Wedding ceremonyPhotography: Kim Smith-Miller 

Surrounded by 12 of their nearest and dearest, the Alexa and Chris exchanged vows in a a sweet and simple ceremony at the historic Jersey City Hall, then celebrated at an area restaurant. Their low-key wedding couldn’t have been more perfect!

Photography: Bri Johnson 

Greta and Caleb scheduled the earliest available time for their ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, and spend the rest of day exploring the city with their photographer. Their wedding gallery is a must-see for any couple planning on tying the knot in San Francisco. 

Photography: Kyle Loves Tori Photography