County Offers Destination Wedding Location on Mount Diablo

Press Release


Couples can get married atop picturesque Mount Diablo by Clerk-Recorder officiants

MARTINEZ – When you’re in love, you feel like you’re on top of the world.

Contra Costa County is once again offering couples the opportunity to literally feel that way.

Back by popular demand, the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder is offering a special venue this spring for couples who wish to exchange wedding vows atop the summit of Mount Diablo. In partnership with the California State Department of Parks and Recreation, the County Clerk-Recorder will officiate weddings at the iconic site from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Friday, May 24th.

There are only 16 appointments available for this spring “Destination Wedding” event. Last year’s event filled up quickly, as couples took advantage of the unique wedding experience.

“We’re excited to once again offer this opportunity for couples to be married at this historic and beautiful location,” Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla said. “Couples can experience their special day with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area.”

State Parks and Recreation officials also have expressed their excitement in once again partnering with the County to share this special event with local couples.

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 a view of San Francisco, the Sierras and beyond.

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

The civil marriage ceremony fee is $60. Couples can obtain a public marriage license for $86 or a confidential license for $90 from the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder in Martinez. A marriage license may be issued from a different county in California, but must be presented to the Clerk’s office when the ceremony is purchased.  The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder 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.