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Valentine’s Day Wedding

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Valentine’s Day Group Wedding 

I know this is advertised as a group wedding, but what does that mean? What can we expect?

Clerk Bock will officiate one ceremony for 40 couples on the lawn of the National Croquet Center. While everyone will be married at the same time, couples will walk down the aisle one at a time and Clerk Bock will recognize and congratulate each one individually.  

Members of the media also may be present at the wedding ceremony.

How do I register?

You can register for the wedding by calling 561.355.2468 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also can send your name and telephone number to ccpbc@mypalmbeachclerk.com, and someone from the Clerk’s office will contact you.

How do I get a marriage license?

You must have a valid marriage license to participate in the wedding. Make sure you get a license on or before February 10, as Florida law requires a mandatory three-day waiting period between the time you get the license and your actual marriage ceremony (unless you have taken an approved premarital course - see exceptions). Our Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies page has more information about what you will need to get a license, as well as a listing of all our courthouse locations where you can pick up a license. A marriage license is $93.50 ($61 if you have taken an approved premarital course).

What should I wear?

Couples can wear casual attire or more traditional wedding attire, such as a wedding dress or tuxedo, if they’d like. As the ceremony is scheduled to take place outside on the lawn of the of the croquet center, participants may be more comfortable in flats.

What happens if it rains?

The Valentine’s Day wedding will proceed rain or shine. The outdoor ceremony will be relocated inside to an alternate location at the facility.

How many guests can I bring?

Because of parking and space limitations, couples are limited to 10 guests.

Can I have bridesmaids or groomsmen?

Unfortunately, the nature of our ceremony does not allow for couples to have groomsmen or bridesmaids walk down the aisle or stand with them during the ceremony. However, you are permitted to have bridesmaids or groomsmen in attendance in the audience and for post-ceremony photos. Members of a wedding party will be counted as guests, and may not exceed the limit of 10 guests per couple.

Do children count toward the 10-person guest limit?

Yes.

Can I bring a pet?

No. Pets will not be permitted.

What if I want to bring more than 10 people?

Because of the large number of people to be married, as well as limited parking at the National Croquet Center, we’re asking that couples limit the number of guests they bring to the ceremony.

What time does the ceremony start and when should guests arrive?

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. To avoid possible delays caused by late arrivals, please ask your guests to allow ample time to park and be seated for the ceremony.

What time should couples arrive at the Croquet Center on Valentine’s Day?

Couples should arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. to prepare for the ceremony. Event organizers will brief the couples on how the ceremony will be conducted and what they need to do. There will be space available for last minute preparations, including make-up touch-ups, etc.

Where is the National Croquet Center?

The National Croquet Center is located at 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach.

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

Call us at 561.355.2468, or e-mail ccpbc@mypalmbeachclerk.com.

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