Elopement Ceremony $450

Socal Vows offers a great elope wedding package to San Diego with its Intimate Ceremony package. 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. It sure beats a quick wedding in Las Vegas or the sterile feel of a county courthouse. We offer a customizable elope wedding package because we want to help you create that special wedding you have always dreamed of. 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. This package comes with the officiant only, but you can add a photographer for only $400 to help capture this special moment. 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.

CoronadoLa JollaDel MarEncinitas, EmbarcadaroCardiffCarlsbad, or Oceanside all have gorgeous places to have your intimate wedding ceremony without the need of a permit with limited # of guests. If you want to have your beach wedding elopement on  Cuvier Park, 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 with Socal Vows to officiate your ceremony. The permit is between $210 – $1500 depending on location. 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.



This package is the officiant only.


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


Email Follow Up & Help With How To Change Your Name


Elopement Ceremony is for the two of you.

Elopement Ceremony with Photographer $850

This package allows you to have up to (18) standing guests along with an wedding pro photographer. 

*Gratuity for Minister and Photographer are separate.

**Travel costs may apply outside City of San Diego.

***Photographer  add (1) hour professional photography.

****Sunset Ceremony is an additonal cost.

*****Please call us for holiday weekend pricing.

******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, Carlsbad State Beach and Delmar. 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.