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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. Find more information on the county's marriage license web page.

Wedding permits for Beaches & Parks

Information about weddings at public sites in the City of San Diego is available on the city's website. You'll also find information on the wedding location lottery, held the first Monday of every month for the upcoming year.

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 & Recreation Department
For locations within the County of San Diego, but not within of the City of San Diego, visit the county Parks Department's wedding venue web page or 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. If you want to hold a ceremony at the Cross or on the steps, contact the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association at 858.459.2314.

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