Plan Your Free Beach Wedding In San Clemente



Plan A Free Beach Wedding In Southern California?

This from the "Who Knew" file! As long as your group is 20 people or less, you can get married as early as 4:00 am on the San Clemente beach, free of charge! The city does ask for some paperwork, primarily to advise Marine Safety about the activity and so that wedding-goers understand some of the challenges a beach wedding poses: long walks for guests, walking in the sand in dress shoes, weather and wind conditions which can cause it to be cold, sand to blow, and dresses to billow, noise from trains and pounding surf that might make it difficult for guests to hear your vows. September-March are considered best times, since beaches are least crowded. The San Clemente Pier is also an option for a wedding. Laura Barnett in BP&R highly recommends some of San Clemente's ocean-view parks Contact her directly (949)361-8264 to learn how to get permits for park use and also to see what's available for groups larger than 20. As for getting married at City Hall, OC City Clerks, such as our wonderful Joanne Baade, cannot perform civil wedding ceremonies. Joanne advises you to contact the Orange County Clerk Recorder www.ocrecorder.com for info on civil weddings and how to get that oh-so-important marriage license. -Lori
Plan Your Free Beach Wedding In San Clemente