Eloping in San Diego

Learn About Elopement Packages in San Diego

San Diego Elopement Details

San Diego known as “America’s finest city,” really does live up to its hype. With its beautiful year round weather and miles of white sand beaches, San Diego has life in every direction you turn.

This place has an abundance of beach related amusement for you to enjoy before and after your lasting nuptials. Some hot spots include the gaslight district, where you can enjoy just about any drink, and Ocean beach where you can shop and surf! Let us help you plan the perfect elopement in sunny San Diego!

San Diego Elopement Packages

$1800$Starting at
  • Standard Plan

    • Includes personal elopement planner, 60 minutes of photography, permits & fees, modern officiant, and more!
  • Contact Us
$3550$Starting at
  • Deluxe Plan

    • Includes everything in the epic plan plus cake cutting, champagne, mini picnic reception, and more!
  • Contact Us
  • Destination
    San Diego California
  • Elopement Venues
    Sunset Cliffs
  • 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
    day-of coordinator
    extra photography
    videography

1. HOW CAN I ELOPE IN SAN DIEGO?

To elope in San Diego, 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 SAN DIEGO?

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. WHAT IS THE BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN SAN DIEGO?

From cliffside beaches to golf resorts and more, there’s so much to love about San Diego! It’s one of America’s most popular cities for a reason — it’s beautiful and the weather is mild year-round. With that, it makes it easy to choose this spot as your elopement destination. A few of our favorite locations in San Diego for elopements are Sunset Cliffs, Balboa Park, Coronado Beach and Torrey Pines. Looking for some more location inspiration? 

4. DO YOU NEED A WITNESS TO GET MARRIED IN SAN DIEGO?

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 SAN DIEGO?

A civil ceremony at a courthouse in San Diego county will cost $88 in addition to the fees associated with obtaining your marriage license. To learn more, click here.

6. CAN I GET A SAN DIEGO 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.

San Diego, California

San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. With an estimated population of 1,423,851 as of July 1, 2019, San Diego is the eighth most populous city in the United States and second most populous in California (after Los Angeles). The city is the county seat of San Diego County, the fifth most populous county in the United States, with 3,338,330 estimated residents as of 2019. The city is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches and parks, long association with the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego

Map:

Elopement Venues in San Diego, 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!
Sunset Cliffs
$1400+

Let us help you book your epic elopement today!

Contact Us

GET IN TOUCH!


    GET IN TOUCH!


      WE'LL EMAIL YOUR WORKSHEET

      Enter your name and email

      and we'll send you your worksheet right now!