The best city hall and courthouse wedding venues around LA

Keep it simple and stylish with a ceremony at one of the best city hall and courthouse wedding venues in and around LA
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/ Mark Doliner Say "I do" at the stunning Santa Barbara Courthouse

We've ranked the top five city hall and courthouse wedding venues around LA to give you some alternative options when hunting for that perfect spot to tie the knot (now that the engagement ring is taken care of). Not only are these locations beautiful, they're teeming with history and old-world charm, and have architecture and landscaping to die for. These are some of the state's most beautiful buildings, and the very best thing? They're incredibly cheap to rent. Some have restrictions (no outside vendors, one-hour maximum, etc.), but for a small and simple ceremony that will wow without breaking the bank, these locations can't be beat.

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City hall and courthouse wedding venues

Photograph: Allen Lai/Flickr

Pasadena City Hall

100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 | 626-744-4000 |

Ceremony and reception options
- Courtyard/rotunda area: outdoor

- Starting at $319 per hour for residents, $641 per hour for non-residents

Photograph: Chris/Flickr

Old Orange County Courthouse

211 W Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana CA | 714-973-6607 |

Ceremony options (note: no reception allowed at venue)
Ceremony room: indoor
Historic courtroom: indoor

- Ceremony room is $28 per hour [one hour maximum time limit]
- Historic courtroom is $128 per hour [one hour maximum time limit]

Photograph: Courtesy Calabasas City Hall

Calabasas City Hall

100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302 | 818-224-1600 |

Ceremony and reception options
- Founders Hall and Multipurpose Room: indoor
- Amphitheatre and Plaza: outdoor

- Starts at $55 an hour

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/AI R

Santa Barbara Courthouse

1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805-568-2461 |

Ceremony and reception options
- Sunken Gardens, Palm Terrance, Fiesta Stage, Giant Bird of Paradise or Rotunda Lawn: outdoor
- Mural room: indoor

- The outdoor options start at $225 and go up to $750 per hour
- Indoor option is $240 for 2 hours

Photograph: Jimmy Emerson/Flickr

Riverside County Courthouse

4050 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501 | 951-955-4811 |

Ceremony and reception options
- Ceremonial courtroom: indoor
- Rotunda: indoor

- Ceremonial courtroom is $100 per hour weekday evenings (Mon-Thurs), $150 per hr on weekends (Fri-Sun)
- Rotunda is $350 an hour weekday evenings (Mon-Thurs), $500 per hr on weekends (Fri-Sun) [4 hour maximum time limit]

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