sharon_bock.jpgWEST PALM BEACH — The opportunity won’t come around again for another century: The Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s office is inviting couples to celebrate Dec. 12, 2012 by exchanging vows that day in the courtroom of Palm Beach County’s Historic Courthouse.

“This is the last time this century that couples can have a wedding date like this,” said Clerk Sharon Bock. “Getting married in the courtroom of Palm Beach County’s Historic Courthouse is a way to make the day even more special for couples who choose to get married with us on 12/12/12.”

Ceremonies will be held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the restored 1916 county courthouse, 300 N. Dixie Hwy. in West Palm Beach.

Clerk Bock will personally perform some of the ceremonies, starting at noon. Space will be limited for the Historic Courthouse weddings. Couples are asked to pre-register at 561-355-2468 by than Dec. 7.

Couples who want to get married at the courthouse on December 12 must have a valid Florida marriage license and pay the $30 ceremony fee.

Couples also have the option of purchasing the full Clerk & Comptroller’s “Sensible Start” Wedding Package – which includes the cost of a marriage license, the ceremony fee, photos and a commemorative certificate – for less than $150.

More information about marriage licenses and ceremonies is available on the Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies page of