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Picks on Paper - Picturesque City Hall Locations Wednesday, May 4, 2011 ~ 8:45 a.m.

If you and your husband-to be aren't the big, poofy gown, rented tux and printed escort cards-type, a city hall wedding might be perfect...and it doesn't have to be a "bleh" ceremony, either. Sure, if you've ever stepped into the LAX courthouse, then you know that civil marriage venues can get a little grody (that word just popped into my head...did I even spell it right?), but if you are willing to do a little bit of extra legwork, you can find a city hall location that's just as beautiful as it is functional.

If you've had an opportunity to travel around our fine country, then you probably know that city halls can range from the small, stuffy and flourescently lit, to the grand, picturesque pieces of architecture that can take your breath away. The purpose of today's Picks on Paper is to introduce the five most beautiful and popular civil marriage / city hall locations in the country.

There are a couple of city hall locations on here that are pretty commonly known as picturesque, while you may be surprised by others! If you have any other suggestions for city hall / civil marriage locations, please feel free to share them with the rest of the class down in the "Comments" section of this blog post.

Picturesque and popular city halls in America including Hartford and Philadelphia
Most beautiful and popular city halls in America including New York City Hall
Most beautiful and popular city halls in America including San Francisco City Hall and Pasadena City Hall

Picturesque City Hall Marriage Locations

5. Philadelphia City Hall in Pennsylvania.
4. Hartford City Hall in Connecticut.
3. New York City Hall in New York.
2. Pasadena City Hall in California.
1. San Francisco City Hall in California.

Photography Credits:
Row 1: Style Me Pretty
Row 2: Photo of Philly by Kristen Laudick Photography and Ruffled Blog.
Row 3: NYC parking photo via Snippet & Ink
Row 4: Hartford city hall photo by Katie Slater Photography, couple on street photo via Snippet & Ink and photo of couple kissing in city hall via Style Me Pretty.
Row 5: NYC city hall photo via Ruffled Blog and photo of couple holding hands via Ruffled Blog.
Row 6: Pasadena city hall photo by Kelly Chau Photography, and photo kissing on Brooklyn bridge via Snippet & Ink
Row 7: SF city hall photo by Sasha Wedding Photography and dress in city hall photo by Lindsay Docherty Photography.
Row 8: Photo of feet by Gary Sexton Photography, and remaining two photos of San Francisco City Hall Lindsay Docherty Photography.
Row 9: Style Me Pretty

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Alicia @CharityWedding (Arizona)

May 4, 2011 10:28 AM

I sometimes love looking at City Hall photos more than full out wedding photos. They always seem so sweet and intimate and you don't get distracted by all the details! Gorgeous pics!

Joseph Kohn @ IQphoto (San Francisco)

Jun 30, 2011 4:45 PM

You've put together amazing City Hall collection. One day I will travel around the country to get every single City Hall captured. But I am happy with ours. Such an incredible piece of architecture.