By Kathy Chouteau
A future opportunity is at hand to celebrate a high point of your romance atop Mount Diablo.
The Contra Costa County Clerk’s Office is partnering with the California Department of State Parks to offer “Destination Weddings” atop Mount Diablo Fri., May 26. But note—although all the spots are filled up for weddings that day, couples can contact the Clerk-Recorder’s Office regarding future opportunities.
On Friday, the clerk’s staff will perform a total of 16 marriage ceremonies on the East Bay landmark between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For future reference, couples are permitted to have up to 30 guests, per the Clerk’s Office, however, limited seating of 16 chairs is available during the ceremony.
Before a wedding ceremony can be performed, the couple must get a marriage license; one can be purchased at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office in Martinez. It costs $86 for a public marriage license, $96 for a confidential license and $60 for a civil marriage ceremony.
For those who may opt for a future wedding atop Mount Diablo, the Clerk’s Office said that people sometimes have views westward past the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands; South to Mount Hamilton and the Santa Cruz Mountains, North to Mount Saint Helena; and East over the Delta waterways.
Clerk-Recorder Registrar of Voters, Kristin Connelly said, that the Destination Weddings on Mount Diablo is a favorite location for the office’s customers. “We are excited to be able to offer couples this accessible opportunity for a unique day to remember at the summit of a Bay Area jewel.”
For more info regarding marriage license and ceremony services, click here or call 925-335-7900 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The county Clerk’s Office is located at 555 Escobar St. in Martinez.