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Weddings offered at historic John Muir house

The historic John Muir home in Martinez could be the venue for your wedding in August. (Photo courtesy of National Park Service)

The Contra Costa County Clerk is offering destination weddings at the 170-year-old John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez in August, and couples who are interested can get more information about reservations online.

Friday, Aug. 16, from 10:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., up to 16 couples will have the chance to get married fast and cheap.

The ceremony itself costs $60 and a marriage license can be obtained for about $90. There is additional paperwork, however, and just over a month to get everything in order. Anyone interested should call 925-335-7900.

If Aug. 16 is too soon, don’t worry. The county will offer another destination wedding event for Valentine’s Day 2020 at the historic California Theatre in Pittsburg.