SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA  SEE COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES >

CALIFORNIA

Where history, charm, and romance intersect, the San Francisco Bay Area sets an impressive scene for a luxury elopement. You can marry in the city, spend your wedding night overlooking the ocean, and honeymoon in wine country -- or do it all in reverse if you like. The point is, there are so many different destinations and beautiful backdrops to enjoy in NorCal that constructing a dream elopement may be as close to effortless as it gets.                          SEE COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES >

Airport: San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO)

High Seasons: December - March, June - August

Low Seasons: April - May, September - November

Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)

POPULAR AREAS & ATTRACTIONS

THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

The iconic City by the Bay is a romantic and exciting destination overflowing with culture and charm. Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and Pier 39 are prime tourist and entertainment spots, while a bevy of posh hotels, restaurants, and scenic overlooks provide options for luxury elopement sites. Insider tip:  San Francisco City Hall is famous for its palatial beauty, making it one of the top spots for elopements in the state. (Photo courtesy of San Francisco Travel)

NAPA VALLEY

A fantasy of leafy vineyards, rolling hills, charming inns, and quaint restaurants, Napa exudes a peaceful energy that speaks of tasteful days and romantic nights. Elopement ceremony sites include picturesque locations among the vines and private estates that offer unparalleled views as well as privacy. 

(Photo: Marilyn Oliveira)

MONTEREY COUNTY

Home to some of California's loveliest and most intimate towns, Monterey County is known for its historic sites and unparalleled scenic beauty. Pebble Beach offers world-class golf and exquisite scenic drives; Carmel-by-the-Sea boasts quaint shops and restaurants straight out of a storybook; and Monterey proper features attractions such as Cannery Row, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and the world-famous aquarium that bears its name. (Photo courtesy of

San Francisco Travel)

BAY AREA

REQUIREMENTS

QUICK GUIDE

BLOOD TESTS: None

LOCAL CITIZENSHIP: Not Required
PROOF OF AGE: Required
LOCAL RESIDENCY: Not Required

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Legal

WAITING PERIOD: None


SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY CLERK

**By Appointment Only**

City Hall, Room 168

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

415.554.4950
COVID-19 County Clerk Updates

NAPA COUNTY CLERK

900 Coombs Street

Room 116

Napa, CA 94559

707.253.4247

COVID-19 County Clerk Updates

MONTEREY COUNTY CLERK

168 West Alisal Street, 1st Floor

Salinas, CA 93901

831.755.5041

Complete a Marriage Application

sources: SFGOV.org; countyofnapa.org; co.monterey.ca.us

CALIFORNIA

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

 

SF BAY AREA ELOPEMENT SITES  SEE COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES >

Reserve gorgeous venues for your luxury elopement with our editor's recommendations for elopement-friendly sites.

ELITE: Legendary properties including five-star hotels + resorts

EXCLUSIVE: Luxury + boutique five- and four-star properties

EXCEPTIONAL: Intimate, romantic hotels + inns of exquisite reputation

Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Elite

Auberge du Soleil

Open and taking reservations

180 Rutherford Hill Road

Rutherford, CA

800.348.5406

 

 

Meadowood Napa Valley

Open and taking reservations

4900 Meadowood Lane 

Napa, CA

877.963.3646

 

 

 

 

 

Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach

Closed until further notice

1518 Cypress Drive

Pebble Beach, CA

831.574.5603

 

L’Auberge Carmel

Open and taking reservations

Monte Verde Street & 7th Avenue

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

831.624.8578

 

 

 

Carneros Resort & Spa

Open and taking reservations

4048 Sonoma Hwy

Napa, CA

707.299.4900

Inn at the Presidio

Closed until further notice

142 Moraga Avenue

San Francisco, CA

415.800.7356

Exclusive

Exceptional

Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Open and taking reservations

415 W Carmel Valley Road

Carmel Valley, CA

831.658.3400

 

Palace Hotel San Francisco

Open and taking reservations

2 New Montgomery Street

San Francisco, CA

415.512.1111

 

 

 

 

 

Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Taking reservations starting 8/15/20

495 Geary Street

San Francisco, CA

415.775.4700

 

 

Milliken Creek Inn & Spa

Open and taking reservations

1815 Silverado Trail

Napa, CA

707.255.1197

Hotel Zetta San Francisco

Open and taking reservations

55 Fifth Street

San Francisco, CA

415.543.8555

Las Alcobas

Open and taking reservations

1915 Main Street

St. Helena, CA

707.963.7000 

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

Open and taking reservations

1700 17-Mile Drive

Pebble Beach, CA

800.877.0597

 

 

St. Regis Hotel San Francisco

Open and taking reservations

125 Third Street

San Francisco, CA

415.284.4000

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Vitale

Taking reservations starting 9/1/20

8 Mission Street

San Francisco, CAi 

415.278.3700

 


Villagio Inn  & Spa

Open and taking reservations

6481 Washington Street

Yountville, CA

707.944.8877

 

Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Open and taking reservations

120 Highlands Drive, 

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

831.620.1234

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Open and taking reservations

400 Cannery Row

Monterey, CA

831.920.6710