Courthouse and City Hall weddings aren’t just for eloping anymore (though they’re still great for that too!). There’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a beautiful venue even if it’s just you, your new spouse and a witness (think less DMV and more Ritz Carlton, with a dash of history and drama thrown in). Prepare yourself for these seven stunning courthouses and city halls you can get hitched in!
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Luzerne County, PA Courthouse A courthouse wedding doesn't always mean understated. Some courthouses and city halls make it possible to rent the space (after business hours of course!).The plus side about the Luzerne County Courthouse is that you aren't required to use a state officiant like a judge or district justice, instead you can bring any licensed officiant of your choice.
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Civil Weddings at the Chicago Cultural CenterWhile the Chicago Cultural Center isn't necessarily a City Hall or a Courthouse, the Marriage Court of Cook County performs Civil Wedding Ceremonies for a minimal feel and pre-registration officiated by a judge on select Saturdays. If you're thinking of eloping, but don't want to sacrifice a beautiful space then this is the perfect choice.
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Atlanta City Hall RooftopFor a one-of-a-kind city hall experience, try the rooftop of Atlanta's city hall. In the heart of downtown Atlanta, you'll get stellar views of the city skyline. Plus, the city owns one of the few rare "green roofs" with a sustainable and ecologically friendly design!
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San Francisco City HallA historical and architectural landmark, San Francisco's city hall is a popular spot for both weddings and elopements. Like any other venue, it's available for rental and equipped for vendors. If you're thinking small scale or elopement ceremonies are available during the week and require an advanced booking, and a maximum of six guests (or witnesses) can attend.
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Cambridge, MA City HallThe city of Cambridge performs weddings on Friday afternoons in the Council Chambers after the marriage license is issued in the clerk's office in the same building.
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St. Louis City HallWedding ceremonies are welcome at St. Louis' City Hall. With the soaring ceilings and over-the-top staircase, it fits the bill for a glam wedding backdrop.
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Santa Barbra Courthouse Mural Room