County Offers “Destination Wedding” Location on Mt. Diablo

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MARTINEZ – When you’re in love, you feel like you’re on top of the world. Contra Costa County is offering couples the opportunity to literally feel that way later this month.

The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder is offering a special venue for couples who wish to exchange wedding vows atop the summit of Mt. Diablo. In partnership with the California State Parks Service, the County Clerk-Recorder will officiate weddings at the iconic site from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Friday, May 25th.

There are only 20 appointments available for a “Destination Wedding” this Spring.

“We are excited to offer an opportunity for couples to be married at this unique and beautiful location,” ClerkRecorder Joe Canciamilla said. “Couples can experience their special day at one of the not-so-hidden treasures of Contra Costa County.”

“We’re looking forward to this great partnership with the County to offer wedding ceremonies at the County’s most iconic landmark,” said Ryen Goering, Mt. Diablo State Park Superintendent.

Weddings will be held on the summit’s observation deck, with a dramatic backdrop of Contra Costa’s rolling hills. On a clear day, the summit offers views of San Francisco, the Sierras and beyond.

Couples interested in having their ceremony at the summit of Mt. Diablo must make an appointment. Ceremonies can be scheduled online at www.contracostacore.us.

The civil marriage ceremony fee is $60.  Couples can obtain a public marriage license for $86 or a confidential license for $90. Licenses must be obtained prior to the ceremony at the main office in Martinez.

The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder Division holds Destination Weddings each season at unique and picturesque locations throughout the county. For more information, contact Joseph Barton, Clerk-Recorder Services Supervisor at (925) 335-7900.  ###

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