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Weddings in Coronado

Coronado’s location, weather, beauty, and sophistication make for a magical island wedding or a romantic getaway. Just minutes from downtown San Diego, Coronado is connected yet set apart; surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and miles of sandy beaches and the exciting San Diego Bay and skyline. In addition to wonderful resorts, hotels, and inns, couples can enjoy water activities, cultural events, and an abundance of nature. Enjoy resting and soaking up the sea air or be pampered at one of the many spas. The charming historic streets are lined with one of a kind shops and romantic restaurants, many with happy hours and live music.

If you are ready to tie the knot, there are wedding venues for all types of couples including three resorts and small hotels with romantic settings, all with spectacular views and amenities. You’ll also find historic churches, sparkling beaches, and picturesque parks.

Park and Beach Use

To learn more about Beach Use Permits | Park Use Permits click HERE.
Smoking and alcohol are prohibited from all parks, beaches and public spaces.

The following parks are available for special event permits:
Bayview Park
 – 413 First Street
Centennial Park – First Street and Orange
Glorietta Bay Park – 1975 Strand Way
Spreckels Park – 600 Block Orange Ave
Tidelands Park – Glorietta Blvd and Third; operated by the Port District, phone (619) 686-6200.

Beaches are designated as follows:
North Beach: North of the main lifeguard tower until Dog Beach
Central Beach: Between the Main Lifeguard tower and The Hotel Del
South Beach: South of the Hotel Del Coronado.

Marriage License

To receive a marriage license, couples must show photo identification with proof of age. A certified birth certificate is also preferred. Couples must show up together at the office of Gregory J. Smith, San Diego County Clerk, provide a completed application and pay a $50 license fee. Blood tests are no longer necessary and there is no residency requirement in California. The County Clerk’s office is located at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 273, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 237-0502