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Clerk-Recorder to host Winter Wonderland Special Saturday Opening for marriage ceremonies at Honda Center

If you are looking to usher in the holiday spirit and tie the knot this winter, look no further! On Saturday, December 12, 2020, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be hosting Winter Wonderland marriage ceremonies at Honda Center in Anaheim. During this special day, couples will have the opportunity to walk down the aisle in a magical Winter Wonderland setting from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To participate in this unique experience, you must make an appointment, obtain a marriage license, and have a marriage ceremony performed by one of the department’s deputy commissioners of marriage. Service is by appointment only. Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis at https://cr.ocgov.com/intranet_oc/emarriage/.

“Our Ceremonies Under the Stars event was a great success and was an unforgettable experience for couples,” said Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen. “This gives us another opportunity to give couples a little joy on their special day and to help them usher in the holiday spirit in a unique and memorable way.”

Normally, marriage services at Honda Center are available by appointment from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. For this one-time event, the department will be issuing and performing marriage ceremonies on Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The department will offer appointments and implement strict social distancing guidelines. The following restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of couples and staff:

  • Couples must obtain a marriage license and have a marriage ceremony performed by one of our deputy commissioners of marriage during their appointment time.
  • For couples looking to obtain a public marriage license and have a ceremony performed, only the couple and one witness may be present. No guests allowed.
  • For couples looking to obtain a confidential marriage license and have a ceremony performed, only the couple can be present. No guests allowed.
  • Upon arrival, couples must remain inside their vehicle until department staff contacts them by phone to direct them to a window.
  • Couples must present valid government issued photo identification at their appointment.
  • Only the following forms of payment are accepted: personal check, money order or a cashier’s check. Please make payable to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department.
  • No walk-in applicants will be taken during this event.

For more detailed information, please call our information line at (714) 834-2500.

This article was released by the Orange County Clerk-Recorder.