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How to Get Married at the Old Orange County Courthouse

Are you dreaming of a sweet, intimate and romantic civil ceremony? If so, the Old Orange County Courthouse is the perfect choice! If a simple wedding is something you’ve always envisioned, read on for more details on how to get married at the Old Orange County 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

OR

*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.

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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 Old Orange County Courthouse?

Most courthouse ceremonies take place during the week as the government shuts down on the weekend. The hours of operation for the Old Orange County Courthouse is  Monday-Friday from 8 am -4 pm

3) How much does it cost to get married at the courthouse?

Marriage license: Depends on the type that you receive

*Regular Marriage License: $61.50

*Confidential – $66.25 (Record will be closed, and not opened to public once recorded- must be living together)

Civil ceremony: $28

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4) Anything else I should know about getting married at the Old Orange County Courthouse?

A limited number of ceremonies are scheduled per day so that you and your fiance can enjoy your ceremony as privately as possible!

Parking:

Street parking is available for the Old Orange County Courthouse

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5) How much does it cost to hire you to photograph our ceremony and portraits?

Weekday Civil Ceremonies = $650

– One hour of coverage

– Sneak peek photos within 48 hours

– 50+ images delivered 1-2 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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Links to help you on how to get married at the Old Orange County Courthouse:

Marriage license details

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