Is your ideal wedding one that consists of a small intimate group of people that’s both romantic and sweet? If so, the Ventura courthouse is easy, intimate, beautiful and perfect for that dream wedding of yours! It is truly a gem. If a small intimate wedding is something you’ve always dreamed of, read on for more details on how to get married at the Ventura courthouse.
1) What makes a ceremony official in California?
A marriage license!
There are two ways of getting your marriage license-
*Apply during the week to your county’s clerk office before your wedding day
*Do it all together, i.e book a 60 minute appointment on your actual wedding day and you can apply the same day + get married
A MARRIAGE LICENSE:
*Within 90 days of buying your marriage license, say “i do” . As long as it’s within state lines, you’re golden.
*A county clerk, priest, rabbi, minister, judge or civil marriage commissioner will make it official by signing the license.
MAKING IT OFFICIAL:
You will need to bring your marriage license back to the county it was issued in so they can record it and make it official! After that, you can request a copy.
2) When can I have my wedding at the courthouse?
Most courthouse ceremonies take place during the week as the government shuts down on the weekend,. At San Buenaventura City Hall they are open Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.
3) How much does it cost to get married at the courthouse?
Marriage license: $90 for public and $109 for confidential
Civil ceremony: $94
4) Anything else I should know about getting married at San Buenaventura City Hall?
A limited number of ceremonies are scheduled per day so that you and your fiance’ can enjoy your ceremony as privately as possible!
5) How much does it cost to hire you to photograph our ceremony and portraits?
Weekday Civil Ceremonies = $600
– One hour of coverage
– Sneak peek photos within 48 hours
– 50+ images delivered 2 weeks after your wedding
*An hour of coverage is usually perfect to capture your time at the courthouse. If you want to capture any memories before/after the ceremony and would like to add additional coverage beyond an hour, that is an option too! See below to inquire!
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