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How to Get Married in Tiburon Without a Hitch

March 11th, 2020 Events
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From the top venue to the requirements and steps to get married in Tiburon and Marin County, California, we’re breaking down the basics to help you plan the Bay Area wedding of your dreams. Let us help take the stress off by helping you with all the details. Whether you’ve already decided you’re tying the knot in our picturesque town or are still looking for the perfect spot to host your big day, here’s how to get married in Tiburon without a hitch.

Explore Tiburon

Get to know Tiburon beforehand so that you can prepare travel tips and suggestions for your wedding guests. Find comfortable and convenient accommodations at The Lodge at Tiburon and contact us about availability, room rates, and block booking. Brainstorm your transportation options in advance, compile a list of places to eat, drink, and play, or find the perfect destination for a pre-wedding get together in our bayside town. Come up with the quintessential welcome bag for your guests upon their arrival. Include items like local snacks, wine, craft beers, souvenirs, a weekend itinerary, and your list of recommendations. Visit our downtown Tiburon guide for travel inspiration.

Get Licensed in Marin County

To get married in Tiburon, you’ll first need to get a marriage license from Marin County. Apply together and in-person at the Marin County Clerk at 3501 Civic Center Dr, Room 234, in San Rafael, California. Bring valid picture identification and a license fee of $85. The marriage license will be issued immediately and remain valid for 90 days before expiration. Changing your legal name? Make sure your decision is made before applying for the license. Visit Marin County's website for more information.

Find the Perfect Wedding Officiant

After the license is issued you may be married by a priest, rabbi, minister or other authorized person of your choice. The Marin County Clerk’s office offers a special opportunity to have a friend or family member (18+) appointed to perform your marriage ceremony. Have your deputized officiant apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office and bring a $60 application fee. The person who performs the ceremony will return the certificate to the Marin County Recorder’s Office after the wedding, where you can also obtain your personal copy.

Host Your Wedding with The Lodge at Tiburon

Nested at the tip of the Tiburon peninsula, The Lodge at Tiburon boasts spectacular views with the San Francisco Bay and surrounding mountains as our backdrop. Our elegant resort-style lodgings and amenities are ideal for your wedding party and guests and include a heated pool, cabanas, an open-air Sky Deck, fitness center, on-site restaurant, and bike rentals for exploring around town. Our indoor and outdoor event spaces can accommodate up to 120 guests. The Mainsail Ballroom offers 1645 square feet of space, natural lighting, high-tech audio and visual equipment, catering provided by our award-winning onsite restaurant Tiburon Tavern, and access to outdoor pre-function areas. Visit our website for more information and fill out a Request for Proposal to begin planning your dream Tiburon wedding today.

Let The Lodge at Tiburon host your dream wedding. Take advantage of our best available rates and special offers when you book direct with The Lodge at Tiburon, a Bay Area hotel known for its timeless elegance and rustic charm, well appointed guest rooms and suites, and prime location only steps from downtown and the ferry terminal to San Francisco.

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