Eloping in Laguna Beach

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Laguna Beach Elopement Details

The artist colony of Laguna Beach is one of Orange County’s hidden gems, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of coves and beaches where visitors can explore sea caves, tide pools, ocean side bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits. Laguna Beach also boasts the most beachfront lodging options in all of California, making it an ideal spot for a beach getaway.

The artist colony of Laguna Beach is one of Orange County’s hidden gems, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of coves and beaches where visitors can explore sea caves, tide pools, ocean side bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits. Laguna Beach also boasts the most beachfront lodging options in all of California, making it an ideal spot for a beach getaway.

Laguna Beach Elopement Packages

$2000$Starting at
  • Standard Plan

    • Includes personal elopement planner, 60 minutes of photography, permits & fees, modern officiant, and more!
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$2550$Starting at
  • Basic Plan

    • Includes everything in the Standard plan plus Bouquet and Boutonniere, Options for additional decor, and more!
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  • Destination
    Laguna Beach, California
  • Elopement Venues
    Laguna Beach
  • Seasons Available
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Included
    60min photography
    assistance with ceremony timeline/transportation
    location permits/fees
    marriage license instructions
    modern wedding officiant
    personal elopement planner
    personal vows
    religious or nonreligious ceremony
    vendor referrals (hair makeup transportation)
    witness if necessary
  • Not Included
    90min photography
    alcohol
    bouquet and matching boutonniere
    location permits/fees for up to 10 people
    transportation
  • Extra
    extra photography
    videography

1. HOW CAN I ELOPE IN LAGUNA BEACH?

To elope in Laguna Beach, you’ll need to bring $100, one form of government-issued identification per person, and proof of any prior legal separations (more on this below) to any county clerk’s office in the state (weekdays only!) for your marriage license. Some counties in California will also require copies of your birth certificates for this process, so be sure to do your research online before your elopement to confirm if it’s a requirement for the county you’ll be in. If you’re able to start your marriage license application online in advance, it may shorten your trip to the clerk’s office to finalize the application and be able to take care of any issues ahead of time.    If either party wishing to elope has been divorced within the past six months, you’ll need to present a copy of the divorce decree along with your other required documents. California marriage licenses are immediately valid and remain valid for up to 90 days. It must be used within the state of California.   A marriage license does not mean you are married, and it is not proof of marriage. Rather, it's documentation that shows you are allowed to get married. You still have to do the marriage ceremony/say your vows! But don’t forget to return the actual license to the clerk’s office where it was issued as the final step. They will give you certified copies of your marriage license for records.

2. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ELOPE IN LAGUNA BEACH?

We have options to fit every single budget! Our elopement packages can be tailored for any budget-conscious couple or those looking to splurge on additional decor and details. While your marriage license will cost you $100, there are potential permitting fees if you’re planning to elope on the beach or other outdoor venues. We will be able to provide more info and take care of any required permitting fees in advance of your elopement date. 

3. CAN YOU ELOPE ON THE BEACH IN LAGUNA BEACH?

Yes! You can elope on the beach in Laguna Beach and most of the surrounding areas with the proper special use permits. But don’t stress! We will help you with all permitting and fees required for your desired location. For more information on this, click here.

4. DO YOU NEED A WITNESS TO GET MARRIED IN LAGUNA BEACH?

In California, you are required to have one witness present during your elopement ceremony. On the bright side, there is no age requirement for witnesses in California. So for those couples eloping with children, your kids can act as your witnesses! Just keep in mind that your witness will need to be old enough to be able to sign their names on the official marriage license. 

5. HOW MUCH DOES A COURTHOUSE WEDDING COST IN LAGUNA BEACH?

A civil ceremony at a courthouse in Orange County will cost $30 in addition to the fees associated with obtaining your marriage license. To learn more, click here.

6. CAN I GET A LAGUNA BEACH MARRIAGE LICENSE ONLINE?

You can complete your marriage license application online, but you must make an in-person appointment in order to finalize the details and receive your marriage license. At this time, appointments are required, so be sure to make one in advance and save yourself from any added stress.

Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. It is known for a mild year-round climate, scenic coves, environmental preservation, and an artist community. The population in the 2010 census was 22,723. Per the population estimate in July 2019, the total population of Laguna Beach city was 22,827. Historically settled by Paleoindians, the Tongva people, and then Mexico, the location became part of the United States following the Mexican–American War. Laguna Beach was settled in the 1870s and officially founded in 1887, and in 1927 its current government was incorporated as a city. In 1944, the city adopted a council-manager form for its government. The city has remained relatively isolated from urban encroachment by its surrounding hills, limited highway access, and a dedicated greenbelt. The Laguna Beach coastline is protected by 5.88 miles (9.46 km) of state marine reserve and an additional 1.21 miles (1.95 km) of state conservation area. Tourism is the primary industry with an estimated six million people visiting the community annually. Annual large events include the Pageant of the Masters, Festival of Arts, Sawdust Art Festival, Art-A-Fair, Bluewater Music Festival, and Kelpfest.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laguna_Beach,_California

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Elopement Venues in Laguna Beach, California

These are some of the locations we’ve booked elopements at in the past, if you see one you like let us know -- if you have something else in mind contact us and we’ll see if we can make it work!
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