County holding ‘destination weddings’ at summit of Mount Diablo

County holding 'destination weddings' at summit of Mount Diablo
Photos courtesy of Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder's Office.

Sixteen couples will be married at the summit of Mount Diablo on Friday thanks to the “destination weddings” program.

The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder’s Office is partnering with the California Department of State Parks to perform marriage ceremonies between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. All ceremonies for the day have been booked. Couples may have up to 30 guests, but seating is limited to 16 chairs for the ceremony.

Mount Diablo is 3,849 feet at its peak and surrounded by low, rolling hills and broad, flat valleys, “so the view from the top is remarkable and affords spectacular opportunities for pictures,” County officials said, adding, “When conditions are best, you can see almost 200 miles.”

“Our team is excited to offer this very special opportunity and venue for couples,” Assistant Clerk-Recorder Elizabeth Gutierrez said. “Mount Diablo offers an incredible experience with picturesque views and an exceptional location for those getting married.”      

For information about marriage license and ceremony services, go to or call the office at 925-335-7900 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.