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Registration Now Open for Clerk & Comptroller’s Free Valentine’s Day Group Wedding

Post Date:01/21/2019 5:15 PM

Clerk Sharon R. Bock, Esq., to marry or renew the vows of 40 couples during group ceremony at the National Croquet Center

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (January 11, 2019) – Are you getting married or planning to renew your vows? If so, the Clerk & Comptroller’s office has a Valentine’s Day gift for you.

Sharon R. Bock, Esq., the Clerk & Comptroller for Palm Beach County, 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. 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,” Clerk Bock said. “It is truly my privilege and my honor as the Clerk & Comptroller to be able to officiate this beautiful event and other weddings throughout the year.”

The Clerk & Comptroller’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 Clerk Bock has officiated the group wedding ceremony at the Croquet Center on Valentine’s Day. Since 2011, Clerk Bock has married more than 250 happy couples during the group ceremonies.

The 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 website,

More information about the Valentine’s Day wedding is available at 

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About the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents. In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

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