Couples seeking to make an eternal vow of love to each other on the most romantic day of the year can do so at a special event being held at the McHenry Mansion.
The “Marriage at the Mansion” event offers each couple a romantic experience that will take them back in time.
Stanislaus County Clerk – Recorder and Commissioner of Civil Marriages 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, at 906 15th St. in Modesto.
“Romantic couples planning to tie the knot in 2020 should reserve their Valentine’s Day wedding without delay,” stated 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.”
All ceremonies are individualized. Couples must sign up in advance. Ceremonies will start at 10 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. on Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day. Marriage licenses must be purchased and appointments made in advance at the Clerk Recorder’s Office located at 1021 I St. 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.
This is the ninth 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.
The Mansion Gift Shop will be open with a Valentine theme and local businesses are donating gifts. Wedding photos can be purchased. There is no flash photography in the Mansion to preserve the valuable antiques.
For more information or to set an appointment contact the Clerk Recorder’s Office at 209-525-5269 or 525-5205 and for assistance in Spanish call 209-525-5230.