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Speed Weddings & Vow Renewals

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Thursday, February 14, 2019,
12pm - 7pm

$139 por pareja* | $99 para miembros del MAH

Love is in the air at the first ever speed wedding and vow renewal event at the MAH.

Enjoy all the fun, romance, and commitment as any other wedding–but with zero planning. Grab your loved one and sign-up to be one of the happy couples today.

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There are limited spots available on this epic romantic afternoon–
let us know you're interested below.

How did you hear about us?

Here’s how it works:

Get hitched (or renew your vows) at a 15 minute semi-private ceremony with 10 of your favorite people. Then, stay and celebrate at an ongoing communal wedding reception that includes an eight-foot long cake, photo booth, and DIY buttonmaking. It is a BYOB event –that stands for Bring Your Own Bouquet– and Abbott Square Market will be open for food and drinks.

Upon arrival, choose one of these artful spaces to say “I do.” Options include:

  • any of the five museum galleries,
  • the rooftop sculpture garden,
  • the Secret Garden (tucked behind Abbott Square),
  • or, the historic spot in front of the Octagon in Abbott Square


* $139 price includes a MAH Family Membership.

Members enjoy a year of free, unlimited access to the museum, invites to exclusive events, and help fuel/support all public programming at the MAH. Learn more about Member benefits here.

The MAH has two ministers confirmed– and they also happen to work here. Look forward to proclaiming your love with the help of Community Experience Catalyst Victoria Lee.

Have your own officiant in mind? Let us know and they can step in to perform your ceremony.

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“The MAH’s mission is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections. What could be more shared or unexpected than this?”

Nina Simon, Executive Director

Not Ready to Jump In?

Don't worry. Show up the day between Noon-3pm for a drop-in option that still includes a slice of cake.


Yes, however, we cannot guarantee photos of every couple. We recommend bringing your own photographer to make sure you get all the images you need.

The max is 10 guests per couple.

Yes, children are welcome to attend.

Yes, everyone in your party is welcome to a slice of vanilla sheet cake after your ceremony. Sorry, no vegan or gluten free options will be available. The market next door will be open for food and drink through the day though.

Sorry, no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Yes! You are welcome to include any musicians in with your 10 guests to perform during your ceremony. The MAH will not be able to supply any speakers nor AV units though during the event.

Speed weddings wait for no couple. However, when you arrive we will try to fit you in as soon as possible. Feel free to enjoy the music and explore the museum while you wait.

Yes, the museum is still open to the general public during this event. Feel free to join the dance party while you're there.

No, couples will need to get their marriage license prior to the event. Find out how at the Santa Cruz County Clerk Website.