Register For Free Valentine’s Day Group Wedding

Are you getting married or planning to renew your vows? If so, the office of Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock has a Valentine’s Day gift for you.

Bock is once again teaming up with the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach and other community partners to give 40 loving couples a Valentine’s Day ceremony to remember.

Registration is now open for the annual group wedding, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the National Croquet Center, a unique wedding and event venue in the heart of West Palm Beach. “Helping couples to start a new life together is one of the most important services provided by my office,” Bock said. “It is truly my privilege and my honor as the clerk and comptroller to be able to officiate this beautiful event and other weddings throughout the year.”

Bock’s office is the first stop for couples who are planning to get married. The clerk’s team issued nearly 10,000 marriage licenses last year and performed 2,362 wedding ceremonies at the office’s four courthouse locations.

This marks the seventh year that Bock has officiated the group wedding ceremony at the National Croquet Center on Valentine’s Day. Since 2011, Bock has married more than 250 happy couples during the group ceremonies.

The National Croquet Center is again donating the use of its facility and has enlisted other local businesses to volunteer their services for the ceremony and reception.

Couples can register by visiting Registration for the ceremony will continue until Monday, Feb. 11, or until all 40 spaces are filled.

All couples planning to get married during the Valentine’s Day ceremony must present a valid marriage license at the wedding.

Couples must pay for their own marriage license. A marriage license is $86, unless the couple has completed an approved premarital course. More information about license requirements and fees is available on the Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies section of the clerk’s web site at