8 Tips for your Philadelphia City Hall Wedding

Thinking about getting married at Philadelphia City Hall? Looking for an intimate, low-key, and budget friendly ceremony right in the heart of Philadelphia? City Hall just might be what you are looking for.

While planning your specail day, here are a few things to keep in mind for your courthouse wedding:

 

 

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The City Hall building & Tour

 

The structure of City Hall  itself is historic and  impressive. Its majestic presence lends itself to gorgeous photos both inside and outside. If you want to tour the building before your wedding day, you may want to take a City Hall tour to learn the history and take in the sites.

 

 

 

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Mayor’s Reception Room & Conversation Hall Wedding

 

Did you know that you can rent out rooms in Philadelphia City Hall for your ceremony & reception? There are two beautiful rooms that you can rent out at a very reasonable rate!

The Mayors Reception Room and Conversation Hall offer an option if you are looking to go a little bigger and still want to be in City Hall. To rent one of these halls, contact The Mayor’s Office to get details and reserve your space.

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Wedding Photos at Philadelphia City Hall

 

It is your wedding day! Truly a day to remember and having a professional photographer, will give you the beautiful images to remember your day forever. Defiantly worth the investment! City Hall is right in the heart of downtown Philadelphia on the intersection on Broad and Market. There are some classic locations for photos just steps from City Hall.

 

 

 

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Dilworth Plaza

 

This lively plaza is always festive and vibrant. You never know what events or celebrations will be happening out there, often decorated for the season and bustling with people.

 

 

Dilworth Plaza wedding photos

Love Park

 

Robert Indiana’s famous Love sculpture is a popular stop for photos – why not on your wedding day?

 

 

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Broad Street Wedding Photo

 

This a classic wedding photo location in Philadelphia and its just steps from your City Hall wedding.

 

 

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The After Party

 

Your post-wedding celebration can be anything you like. Dinner just the two of you at one of the countless center city restaurants? Or maybe rent out a small restaurant and have more friends and family join you for a reception. Some couples choose to do a City Hall Ceremony and then plan for a party later on down the road. There is no set way to celebrate, you get to do what best for you, most importantly have fun!

 

 

Logistic for Planning your City Hall Wedding

 

Getting your Marriage license

Before you can book your wedding ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall, you will need to get your marriage license, which you can pick up in person. Just a note that once you get your marriage license you will have to wait three days until it is valid and it expires after 60 days, so timing is important here. For all the specifics look here.

 

 Securing your ceremony day

 In order to secure your a courtroom ceremony,  you need to arrive in person at 8m on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month to book for the following month. There are only a few days each month for wedding ceremonies and they can book quickly! Double check in to be sure the day as it may shift due to holidays and scheduling. You can find out all the details here.

 

Your wedding day guest-list for your courthouse wedding

At Philadelphia City Hall you are allowed 8 guests. You can invite your closest friends and relatives to be by your side.

 

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  1. Julia

    October 24th, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    These are great tips! I never would have thought about being able to take photos outside with the Christmas decorations, but that’s such a great idea to get beautiful photos!

  2. cathie gree

    October 24th, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Great wedding tips for a City Hall Wedding!

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