the home office
a cozy, convenient, solar-powered elopement service!
Update, January 2017: We are happy to marry you at the Home Office, but our garden is currently under construction as we upgrade our outdoor living areas. We expect the project to be completed by mid-March and we reopen the garden as soon as possible.
It's Not Really An Office....
....it's a quirky, happy little living room in our bungalow in Mar Vista. We don't live in a Dwell Magazine spread, but we'll treat you like an honored guest when you come over for your elopement wedding. You can invite up to two guests/witnesses to join you, and we'll even give you tea and cookies (vegan and gluten-free, if you wish) to help you recover afterwards.
We're solar-powered, air-conditioned, and private, so you can get legally married comfortably and cozily, without worry (and no lines to wait in!)
The Home Office is unique. No plastic flowers or white chairs, no canned wedding march, and no cranking you through like a high-volume wedding chapel. We have candles, comic books, real flowers in our organic butterfly garden, and a sincere welcome no matter who you are.
It's a relaxing, come-as-you-are kind of place, just the thing for an easy wedding experience. We're also the only solar-powered microwedding service in Los Angeles (plus we recycle and compost and stuff) so you can keep the carbon footprint of your wedding low--just one more way MarriageToGo shares the love.
For those who want a wedding that's a little more personal and lot less Wedding Industrial Complex, we offer you this simple, charming, low-stress alternative to Vegas or the County Clerk's
Get Married Privately And Quickly
You can bring your public marriage license and witness for solemnization, or we can issue a confidential marriage license if you qualify (see requirements here). Confidential marriage licenses do not need a witness; for a public license you'll need to provide at least one witness (sorry, we can't provide witnesses for you, but they can join you for tea and cookies for their trouble).
The Home Office is available by appointment only. You can email us to check availability or call 310.288.6658 to request more info. We can often accommodate you within a few days of your inquiry! Once we've confirmed your appointment time, we can usually arrange everything with just a couple emails.
It's no longer necessary to head to Las Vegas to avoid a courthouse wedding! The Home Office is a fun, easy, and affordable way to get married in Los Angeles.
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We call it "The Couch of Destiny." It's quite comfortable, actually.
The Secret Garden
After your ceremony, you're welcome to take a few photos in our "Secret Garden" (as the season allows). Serene and colorful, our sustainable monarch butterfly habitat is a sweet place to enjoy your first moments as newlyweds. It's all organic and bird- and butterfly-friendly, so don't be surprised if a few of our winged friends float by or sing along.
A monarch butterfly in our garden. Do you know how to tell the boys from the girls? You can find out on our garden's website!
Rose ("Black Magic") in the Secret Garden
HOME OFFICE RATES
The Home Office Hour
marriage license + civil ceremony
Total includes marriage license application processing, $85 County license fee and handling, notarization of license and certificate request forms, civil ceremony officiation, signatures, one marriage certificate (which arrives by mail from the County Clerk's office 6-8 weeks after your ceremony), basic postage w/tracking, tea + cookies.
Home Office--Ceremony Only
(couple obtains marriage license)
Total includes civil ceremony officiation, signatures, notarization of certificate request forms, one marriage certificate (which arrives by mail from the County Clerk's office 6-8 weeks after your ceremony), basic postage w/ tracking, tea + cookies.
Customized ceremonies and holiday weddings are available for an additional fee.
A portion of all MarriageToGo fees goes to support local non-profits as part of our mandate to "share the love" with our community.
Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions, or call 310.288.6658 or email us to make a reservation for your Home Office elopement today!
We are eager to meet you! Hope to "see you at the office" soon.