Couples who want to tie the knot at 10:11 a.m. on Dec.13, 2014, can register to take part in a free mass wedding ceremony conducted by Gwinnett County Chief Magistrate Kristina Hammer Blum and Gwinnett County Probate Judge Christopher Ballar at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Berkeley Lake.
Couples who are getting married must obtain a valid marriage license prior to the wedding and bring the original marriage license along with valid identification to the ceremony. To get a license, couples will need to contact Probate Court at (770) 822-8250. Each couple may also invite up to four guests to stand with them during the mass ceremony. Couples are encouraged to arrive early; doors will open at 9 a.m. and the ceremony will begin promptly at 10:11 a.m.
After the ceremony, couples can choose to participate, for a fee, in a mass outdoor reception hosted by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation in a romantic garden and tent. Cost for the reception is $12 per person and includes light refreshments and keepsake champagne flutes. There is no fee for the wedding officiating. Couples and their guests are welcome to bring their own cameras to capture the special day.
Couples who wish to participate in the free wedding ceremony and optional reception must call (678) 277-0920 to register by Dec. 1. You must pre-register to be part of the free mass wedding ceremony.
Parks and Recreation is also offering all-inclusive, affordable wedding packages at the venue throughout the day. For more information about purchasing a wedding package, visit www.gwinnettparks.com.