Intimate Ceremony – $325

Why spend a ton of money when you can have an intimate personalized ceremony with a few of your closest family and friends? San Diego has amazing beaches and great weather all year long for couples elope to San Diego. It sure beats a quick wedding in Las Vegas or the sterile feel of a county courthouse. We want to help you create that special wedding you have always dreamed. Over the years we have done a few of these elopement ceremonies so we have a good idea of what you want. Picking the right location, time of and day, and knowing when is high tide are the little details that will make an elopement amazing. Any day is a perfect day to elope to San Diego, and because we are local San Diego natives we know the amazing private beaches that are perfect for eloping to San Diego without needing a permit by the city. We have a few beach wedding elopement packages and options for you to choose.

CoronadoLa JollaDel MarEncinitas, EmbarcadaroCardiffCarlsbad, or Oceanside all have gorgeous places to have your intimate wedding ceremony without the need of a permit. If you want to have your beach wedding elopement on Sunset Cliffs or the Hotel Del California as a backdrop you will most likely need a permit. You can always call the county or check out their website to apply for the permit. This permit would need to be obtained before your book Socal Vows to officiate your ceremony. The cost of the permit is around $200. You will also want to make an appointment to get your marriage license. This page will give you the information you need to make your appointment. 

We love what we do and can’t wait to help you make your special day amazing…

“Ken Hoelscher was awesome!! He was very natural. You can tell he loves what he is doing. He did a perfect job of describing our union. He made us feel every type of emotion, we laughed and cried. If we had to do it all over again I would pick Ken without a doubt.”

~Weddingwire Review from Bianca

IMPORTANT: Because you would be having your intimate ceremony in San Diego you need to get your marriage license from ANY county recorder in the state of California.



Personal planning session with the couple


Unlimited email and phone calls


Design overall layout and flow of ceremony


Full personalization of ceremony options


Personalizing vows, unity symbols, readings, etc.


Includes your story as a couple for a personal touch


Actual marriage ceremony


Finalization & Filing of your marriage license

*Travel costs may apply outside San Diego County

**Photographer add $350 for (1) hour professional photography.

***Permits are required at Sunset Cliffs, Cuvier Park or Wedding Bowl, Calumet Park, La Jolla Cove, Torrey Pines, Scripps Park, Mission Beach, Mission Bay Park, Pacific Beach, and Carlsbad State Beach. You must have a permit to have a wedding of any size in these locations. If you are unsure be sure to check with the appropriate city to confirm.