Bradenton, Fla.— Couples looking for a special, unique way to tie the knot are invited to participate in the Manatee Clerk & Comptroller’s third annual Valentine’s Day group wedding. This beautifully planned event consists of a single group ceremony performed by Clerk & Comptroller Angel Colonneso that unites the couples in attendance.
Last year the Clerk’s office united 12 couples in wedded bliss.
The ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. on the front lawn of the Manatee County Historic Courthouse located at 1115 Manatee Ave West in Bradenton, Florida.
Participating couples will receive a printed photo and a Certificate of Marriage commemorating the special day. Additionally, couples and their guests will be treated to refreshments and cake to celebrate their big day.
Ms. Colonneso has waived the $20.00 photo fee and the $30.00 ceremony fee for couples participating in the group wedding from the “Simply Elegant Wedding” package; however, the standard license fee will still apply.
To comply with state-mandated time requirements and to be eligible to register for this event, couples must obtain their marriage license between December 16, 2022, and February 11, 2023.
Applying for a marriage license is easy. Couples are first required to complete the online marriage application, and then both applicants must appear in person at our office during hours of operation, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Couples must sign-up by February 7 to participate. Click here to register.
For more information, contact the Marriage and Passport department at 941-741-4020.
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a local child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program, and Teen Court programs. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. Please be sure to visit our website and sign up for our electronic newsletter.