Couples applying for Denver marriage licenses to get royal reception
(Denver) – Valentine’s Day is one of the city’s most popular days for sweethearts to tie the knot, and the cupids at the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s marriage license desk plan to make it sweet for couples who come in on Monday, February 14.
The office will be decorated in a Valentine theme including the “Sweetheart Bistro” (known on other days at the Clerk and Recorder conference room), featuring refreshments and gifts for the couples, and an opportunity to have their pictures taken before a romantic backdrop – wedding pillars and all.
Local organizations and businesses have once again shown the Valentine’s Day spirit by donating a variety of gifts for the couples. One lucky couple will receive a dinner date including tickets to the Colorado Ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet. A second couple will receive an overnight stay at the Oxford Hotel. Other gifts include annual memberships to Denver’s B-Cycle program and a bowling party at the Lucky Strike Lanes.
“Getting a marriage license on Valentine’s Day at the Clerk and Recorder’s Office is much more than just waiting in line for a government document,” says Denver Clerk and Recorder Stephanie Y. O’Malley. “It’s a more romantic and fun experience for the couples than it would be on other days, and we’ve enjoyed providing a special Valentine reception these last three years.” O’Malley noted that Valentine’s Day fell on Friday the 13th in 2009 and on a Sunday in 2010, so they are expecting a higher volume of couples this year since Monday is actually Valentine’s Day.
As a special added attraction, a quartet from Denver’s Sound of the Rockies Barbershop Chorus will present a singing Valentine at 10 a.m.
The Office of the Clerk and Recorder’s marriage license counter is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with licenses issued up to 4:30 p.m. It is located just inside the Court Place entrance to the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave.