Weddings taking place in a courthouse or city hall are not what they used to be 30 years ago! Today, courthouses are fun, unique and romantic…perfect for elopements. Many city halls and courthouse buildings around the country (and even the world) can be beautiful and historical. These historic architectural masterpieces can speak to a variety of styles and wedding dreams!
1. Algiers Courthouse in New Orleans, Louisiana
Getting its start in 1896, this building became the essential heart of the government services in Algiers. The building stands as a revered monument and a central feature of the town of Algiers. While still serving as an active government building, this historic building was created with a Roman style, giving it a sophisticated style and beauty. As one of the oldest continuously used courthouses in Louisiana, this building can make its mark on your memorable day. A great venue to provide both class and a simple option for getting hitched! See more photos of Algiers Courthouse HERE
2. San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, California
San Francisco is a city for adventure and one of its grand features is the San Francisco City Hall. While the original City Hall was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquakes, the people of the city decided that the new City Hall would be even grander. Construction began in 1913 after years of planning and completed in 1915. This stately neoclassical building has been the scene of many moments in San Francisco, California, and United States history. This amazing building has a variety of options as a wedding venue and is settled in a city with a multitude of lodging options and eateries. No need to leave your heart in San Francisco!
3. DeKalb Courthouse in Decatur, Georgia
This historic Courthouse in Decatur, Georgia had humble beginnings in 1823 when it was first created, but grew to its current grandeur over the course of a century. By 1918, this building of Alabama marble was the center of the civic life in this part of Georgia. The courthouse was in use until 1967, when the mayor thought it should be demolished. However, the DeKalb History Center came to the rescue, and continue to operate the building as a museum and an event center. This beautiful space is on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971. It is a magical place harkening back to the times of long gowns and horse carriages. If you have a fondness for period dramas, this might just be the place to make your own history!
4. Beverly Hills Courthouse in Beverly Hills, California
Looking for something a little more modern? Check out the Beverly Hills Courthouse in sunny southern California. Opening in 1932, this building was central to the civic life of Beverly Hills and has become a beloved landmark in the area. Marble walls, intricate ceiling designs, and other little details adorn this building that was recently renovated in 2008. Like many classic buildings in the area, the style is a mix between Spanish, American, and other local influences. It has a taste of Hollywood class and can be an adventure for your wedding. A great location for other sightseeing adventures, and a taste of history.