MOUNT DIABLO (CBS SF) – The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder is opening the summit of Mt. Diablo to couples for destination weddings on one day only at the end of May.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 24, the clerk will offer a total of 16 appointments, and county staff say that last year’s event booked up quickly.

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Weddings will be performed on the observation deck, from which San Francisco and the Sierra foothills can be seen on a clear day.

“We’re excited to once again offer this opportunity for couples to be married at this historic and beautiful location,” Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla said Thursday in a news release. “Couples can experience their special day with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area.”

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For more information about how to book an appointment, people can go to The fee for the marriage ceremony is $60 and a marriage license can be obtained for $86.

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