Get married for free this Valentine's Day weekend

Bexar County clerk to hold mass ceremonies on courthouse steps

SAN ANTONIO – If you've been waiting for the perfect time to get married, this Valentine's Day weekend may be your chance.

Couples can tie the knot for free Sunday on the steps of the Bexar County Courthouse.

County Clerk Gerard C. “Gerry” Rickhoff will officiate mass wedding ceremonies beginning at midnight.

The first will be held at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Four more ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each ceremony will be on the north side of the courthouse at 100 Dolorosa Street.

A marriage license must be obtained 72 hours before the ceremony unless one of the following conditions apply to the couple.

  • An applicant is a member of the U.S. armed forces and is on active duty
  • The applicants complete a premarital education course approved by the state of Texas and provides the course completion certificate to the County Clerk
  • A judge waives the waiting period for good cause

Couples can get a license at the Bexar County Clerk’s Office (open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday) on the first floor of the Paul Elizondo Tower at 101 West Nueva Street. The fee for a license is $81 payable only by case. Both people most provide proof of identity and age, as well as a Social Security number if they have one.

Call 210-335-2223 or click here for more information.