Your Marriage Ceremony


Effective July 1st, 2024, the following Marriage Services and fees will be:

  • Civil Marriage Ceremony for Chapel (indoor or outdoor) = $112. Both chapels are available by reservation only. Please contact [email protected] or (408) 299-5658.

  • Express Marriage Ceremony = $174

  • County Witness = $32 (required for Express Marriage Ceremonies)



Who Can Perform a Marriage Ceremony?

    A clergy member of your choosing who is ordained to perform marriages can marry you.​​​

    A County Deputy Marriage Commissioner can perform a civil marriage at the Clerk-Recorder’s Wedding Chapel.

    You’ll need to reserve the Wedding Chapel in person at the Clerk-Recorder’s Office.  Ceremonies are currently available Monday - Friday between 11:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

    The county also offers a walk-in, express marriage ceremony.  The ceremony is performed at the service window, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.​

    Any Judge, retired Judge, or designated Court official can perform a civil marriage ceremony. Check with the official for information on fees and availability.

    To schedule a ceremony with a Superior Court Judge, contact the Superior Court at (408) 882-2739.​​​​​​

    A friend or family member can perform your marriage ceremony if they are deputized. That friend or family member applies—in person at the Clerk-Recorder’s Office—to become a One-Time Deputy Marriage Commissioner.

    The individual needs:

    • Current government-issued identification (passport, driver’s license, permanent resident card…)
    • The names of the couple being married
    • The date and location of the wedding ceremony
    • The county where the couple plans to apply for a marriage license

    The fee for this service is $80.00, payable by cash, check, or debit/credit card ($2.50 convenience fee applies for debit and credit cards).​​​​

    Related links:


    Civil Marriage Ceremonies at the County


    We now offer two (2) chapel options, indoor or outdoor (weather permitting).  Please visit our office or call us at 408-299-5658 to schedule an appointment.

    • Chapel appointments are available Monday to Friday between 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

    • You may invite up to 15 guests.

    • Wedding rings (sterling silver bands available in ring sizes of 5 to 13 for $20 each).



    Express Marriage Services

    In addition to our Chapel Marriage Ceremony Service, we offer our Express Marriage Ceremony Service.

    What is an Express Marriage Ceremony and how is it different from the Chapel Marriage Ceremony?

    Unlike a Chapel Marriage Ceremony, there is no need to preschedule your ceremony.  Couples arrive at our office, apply for a marriage license, and get married right at one of our 27 counter windows.

    Additionally, our office provides a witness to your marriage as part of the express marriage service.


    Civil Marriage Fees

    Required Fee


    Civil Ceremony in Chapel with Commissioner




    Express Marriage Ceremony at Service Window


    Optional Fees

    Additional 10-minute block of time in Chapel


    County Witness


    Sterling Silver-Band Ring


    Chapel Rental

    If you are interested in renting our Wedding Chapel and prefer to bring your own officiant, you may reserve the space for 10 minutes for $40.  The reservation must be paid in advance in person or by phone.  Call the Marriage Registrar for more information at 408-299-5658 or send an email to [email protected].


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