Clerk’s Office once again allowing marriages at the courthouse in Sarasota and at Anderson Administration Center in Venice

Outdoor ceremonies to be allowed only in Sarasota

The Historic Sarasota County Courthouse is accessible from Main Street and Ringling Boulevard in downtown Sarasota. File photo

The Office of the Sarasota County Clerk and Comptroller announced this week that couples who wish to be married in-person at the courthouse may do so with an appointment.

Wedding ceremonies will be offered at two office locations — in Sarasota, at the Historic Courthouse, and in Venice, at the R.L. Anderson Administration Center, a news release notes. “Couples may bring two guests to witness the ceremony,” the release says.

For outdoor ceremonies, which will be offered only at the Sarasota Historic Courthouse location, couples may bring up to six guests, the release adds.

Couples and their guests should be prepared to follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to social distancing when getting married at the courthouse, the release points out

“To schedule a wedding ceremony, call the Recording office at 941-861-7400, or inquire while at the Clerk and Comptroller’s office to complete your marriage application,” the release says.

All couples are encouraged to begin the marriage application process online before visiting the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office. “Learn more about how to get a marriage license, including requirements, options to save you time and money, and what to expect,” the release notes.