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Resources for Getting Married in San Diego

Everything you need to know when planning the big day

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Marriage License Bureau

1600 Pacific Hwy Room #273
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
619.237.0502
Both bride and groom must be 18 years or older and have a birth certificate and photo ID. Driver's license or passport are suitable. Both parties must be present when applying for a license. Neither party is required to be a CA resident to be married in California.

Juvenile Marriage License

California law requires a person under 18 years of age to obtain consent from at least one parent or guardian and permission in the form of a court order. Granting permission for a minor to marry is entirely within the discretion of the court. For more information call 858.634.1600 or visit County of San Diego.

Wedding permits for Beaches & Parks

Follow these links for more detailed information on wedding sites and permits and applications for the city of San Diego. You can print and fill out the application form ahead of time, then take it to the Permit Center located at 2125 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101 or call 619.235.1169 for more details. Please view the General Park Use Permit Rules and Regulations and please note, they do not issue permits for city holidays.

San Diego Regional Parks issues permits a year in advance for designated wedding ceremony sites in Balboa Park and the Shoreline Parks and Beaches. The opening day for permits is the first working Monday of each month, with all dates available for that month. Please call the Permit Center at 619-235-1169 for more information.

Permit cost*: Residents $250, Non-Resident $500. 4 Hour Limit - up to 50 chairs and 1 archway provided by you.

*Costs vary at some parks.

Large Groups:
The basic rule of thumb is that any gathering of over 75 people requires a permit from the Park and Recreation Department. A permit is also required for a voice and/or music amplification system, or use of special setup equipment (such as an inflatable party jump, dunk tank, canopy, etc.). For permit information call Regional Parks at 619-235-1169.

County Parks & Recreational Department
For locations within the County of San Diego, but not within of the City of San Diego, 858.694.3049. To make reservations call 877.565.3600.

Mt. Soledad
To reserve the grassy area to the right of the Cross, call the La Jolla Rec Center at 858.552.1658. Permit fee is $273 and you must rent chairs/archway through their approved vendors. If you want to hold it at the Cross or on the steps, please contact the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association at 858.459.2314.

Old Town's Heritage Park
Saturday and Sunday weddings between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ceremonies performed by the County Park Ranger; $50 fee for civil ceremony. Call 858.565.3600 to see if reservations are necessary.

Weddings on the Internet

San Diego County Clerk's Office
1600 Pacific Hwy, Room 273
Fees: $100 for license and ceremony fees, plus $25 extra to put the ceremony on the World Wide Web.
619.237.0502

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