DANVILLE, Calif. (April 27, 2023): The Town of Danville is now offering civil marriage ceremonies at the Town Offices. City Clerk Marie Sunseri performs the weddings -- the only City Clerk in Contra Costa to offer this service, and one of only a few county municipalities offering civil ceremonies. Weddings can be held either indoors in the lobby rotunda or outdoors on the patio.
In California, City Clerks are authorized to perform civil marriage ceremonies throughout the State of California. In Danville, you must make an appointment for the City Clerk to officiate at a wedding ceremony, which are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays and last approximately 10 minutes. Reservations for the ceremony can be made no more than 90 days in advance. Couples must obtain a marriage license through the Contra Costa County Office of the Clerk-Recorder prior to having a ceremony. Wedding parties are limited to a total of 10 guests.
City Hall weddings are increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. Couples who do not practice any particular religion – or those blending religious backgrounds – often find that a civil marriage ceremony provides neutral ground for a memorable occasion. Some couples also like the simplicity of a meaningful simple ceremony that close friends and family members can participate in and attend.
Couples who wish to schedule a civil ceremony appointment should complete an application at www.danville.ca.gov/weddings. For more information, contact Marie Sunseri, City Clerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org.