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Valentine’s Day weddings to be performed at mansion
marriage at the mansion
Vanessa and David Martinez get married on Valentine’s Day 2017 at the McHenry Mansion (Journal file photo).

New Stanislaus County Clerk Donna Linder and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on Valentine’s Day at the historic McHenry Mansion.

“Marriage at the Mansion” offers each couple a romantic experience that will take them back in time. All ceremonies are individualized. Couples must sign up in advance. Ceremonies will start at 9 a.m. and run through 4 p.m., on Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day — at the mansion, 906 15th Street, Modesto.  

Marriage licenses must be purchased and appointments made in advance at the Clerk Recorder’s Office, 1021 I Street in downtown Modesto. Cost of the license and ceremony is $121 or $126 for confidential marriage licenses. Certified marriage certificates are an additional $15 and must be paid by check. No blood test is required.

“Romantic couples planning to tie the knot in 2019 should reserve their Valentine’s Day wedding without delay,” said Linder. “Valentine’s Day may seem a long way off, but for couples planning their wedding it’s just around the corner and if they would like to get married on the most romantic day of the year, they should contact our office as soon as possible.”

This is the eighth wedding event the county clerk has conducted at the McHenry Mansion since 2003. The non-religious civil ceremonies will be conducted in English or Spanish by Linder, her staff and invited deputy marriage commissioners. Guests are limited to 15 for each wedding, and children must be age 12 or older to attend in the Mansion.

To set an appointment contact the Clerk Recorder’s Office at 525-5250.