This might be your chance to get married... for free 


By now you probably know that Palm Beach County Clerk Sharon Bock officiates a free group wedding every year at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach.

It’s not your movie-scene-big wedding, but it is just as beautiful and some would argue, more memorable. 


Last year, Raymond Sorrells, Jr. and his fiance Chelsey Dailey, who didn’t want an extravagant wedding, tied the knot with 39 other couple alongside them. 

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I know what you’re thinking: How is a 40-couple wedding not extravagant? 

Well, because aside from that, each couple’s wedding day is simply about spending time with a few loved ones and meeting a few new couples. That’s it. It really is a different kind of experience.

And ever year, it happens on Valentine’s Day.  

Seventeen couples have already decided this is how they will spend their holiday of love. This means there’s more than 20 slots still open for you to say, “I Do.”

According to Nanette Rodriguez, Chief Communications Officer Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County, “We sometimes have couples back out at the last minute, so we usually will register more than 40 and hold a waiting list to see if anyone drops out — the more the merrier.” 

Here’s an inside look at last year’s ceremony. 

Want to register? Visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com and don’t be shy. 

It doesn’t matter if you were recently engaged over the holidays or have been in a committed relationship for a long time. If a wedding is in your plans, you can get it done in this unique way, and spend the rest of 2018 is the honeymoon phase. 

Still not into it? No worries. Here’s eight ways to make Valentines Day memorable without a wedding or even roses.


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