Laguna Beach Courthouse Wedding

Laguna Beach Courthouse Wedding

Laguna Beach Courthouse Wedding

A Laguna Beach Courthouse wedding takes place outside in front of the City Hall building or next door at the Laguna Beach County Water District in the beautiful Bruce Sherer Waterwise Firesafe garden. Here an appointed official City Clerk will perform your civil marriage ceremony. This is a beautiful location located in the heart of Laguna Beach, Ca.

Below we will go over all the Faqs and everything you need to know about a Laguna Beach City Hall Marriage. 

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How to get married in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach City Hall Civil marriage ceremony 

3 easy steps to an intimate civil marriage ceremony 

#1 Make your appointment

Weddings at Laguna Beach City Hall are by appointment only

City Clerk's Office (949) 497-0705

Begin the process by completing the City Hall Civil Marriage Ceremony Registration Form to submit your request.

 

#2 Obtain marriage license

Bring original marriage license. Laguna Beach City Hall does not provide marriage licenses. 

A marriage license can be obtained in advance through the Orange County Clerk Recorders Office

#3 Day of Civil marriage ceremony

3 important things to bring

1. Original marriage license

2. Present photo identifications

3. Bring at least one witness

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Laguna Beach Weddings

What to expect from a civil marriage ceremony at Laguna Beach City Hall

City Hall is a perfect location for a civil ceremony. Below you will find details and important information on how to get married at Laguna Beach City Hall. 

How does a civil marriage ceremony work at Laguna Beach City Hall?

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Can we exchange our own vows during the ceremony?

Yes. At the Laguna Beach City Hall, you are allowed to exchange personal vows.

Who officiates the ceremony at LB City hall?

In California, elected City Clerks are authorized to perform civil marriage ceremonies throughout the State of California.

An elected city clerk will be assigned to you on your wedding day to perform the civil ceremony. 

Ceremony times range from 5-10 minutes long. This includes exchanging vows and rings. 

What to bring to your city hall wedding

  • Important to know: You must bring your original marriage license with you on the day of your ceremony.
  • Both parties must present photo identification (i.e. driver’s license or passport).
  • Don't forget to bring a witness. Just in case you do City Hall can provide one for you. (Your photographer can also be your witness).
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Where does the wedding ceremony take place in Laguna Beach?

  •  There are 2 locations where your Civil ceremony will take place. The first location is outside in front of City Hall.  Ceremonies are held during City Hall hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., every other Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall is closed every other Friday, holidays, and weekends.

 

  • The second location is in the Water Wise firesafe garden a 60-second walk from the City Hall. 

 

  • Couples looking to get married on the beach in Laguna can get details on permits and locations by visiting the official Laguna beach City site here.
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7 Pro Tips for Planning your Laguna Beach courthouse wedding

  1. Choose a date for your wedding ceremony. This is done only by advanced appointments. No walk-ups are taken. 
  2. Apply for a marriage license and bring it to your civil ceremony.
  3. Write a love note to your groom and vice versa to read at the ceremony.
  4. Choose a nearby location for an intimate portrait session immediately following the ceremony. Main Beach in Laguna is perfect for photos. 
  5. Book vendors for your special day. Including, an elopement photographer, florist, and advanced reservations for an intimate celebratory meal after your ceremony. Las Brisas, Mastro's Ocean Club, and The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach are some of our favorite spots. 
  6. Wear something special on your wedding day. 
  7. For the bride, we suggest getting hair and makeup done to look and feel your best. For the groom be sure to iron your outfit and get your hair cut a week before. 

Bottom Line

Choosing the Laguna Beach City Hall for your wedding ceremony is a perfect place to exchange vows. The location is perfect for portraits and nearby are plenty of options for a second location for a portrait session. If you are looking for other locations in Laguna Beach not regulated by the city you can check out these locations below. 

Crystal Cove State Park, The Montage, The Ranch Laguna Beach, The Ritz-Carlton

Seven7Seven, The Surf and Sand Hotel, Terra Laguna Beach

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Call Me Chris

I won't bore you with too many details, but I will say that I consider myself to be the luckiest guy in the world and I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to merge my passion and career.

A couple of quick things about me personally. I was born and raised in Orange County. I currently live with my family near Huntington Beach where I love to surf or be in the ocean with my boys.

My passions include art, traveling, and of course photography.

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