Clerk and Recorder Hosts "Denver Marriage Marathon"

Published on February 02, 2023

Clerk and Recorder Hosts “Denver Marriage Marathon” to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

DENVER – The Office of the Clerk and Recorder’s Recordings Division will revive a Valentine’s Day tradition this year, marking its first celebration of the holiday since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: the Denver Marriage Marathon. Valentine’s Day festivities had been an annual tradition in the Clerk and Recorder’s office since 2008. Due to the need for physical distancing and an emphasis on remote services, the office skipped the celebration in 2021 and 2022.

WHAT: Free event, games, festivities, photography with marriages officiated on site

WHEN: Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Couples arrive at 12 noon, ceremonies through 2:30pm

WHERE: Front Steps of the Denver City and County Building

1437 Bannock St. (outdoors)

Alt: Inside, the 2nd floor rotunda

WHO: Denver Clerk and Recorder Paul D. López, Councilmembers Candi CdeBaca and Paul Kashmann, former Denver District Court Judge Raymond Satter, and local drag performer Jessica L’Whor will officiate ceremonies
HOW: Couples register by Feb 10:

Additional info for advance coverage: Couples are encouraged to sign up early as spots are limited, and to arrive early for a chance to receive a gift. To participate in the ceremony, couples must first schedule an appointment and submit their application to obtain their license, prior to registering for the event. Marriage license fees will still apply.


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