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Jan 14

Wilton Manors to Hold Marriage Ceremonies for 50 Same-Sex Couples on Valentines Day

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 4:10 PM by Leigh Ann Henderson

Wilton Manors, Florida (January 8, 2015) - On Saturday, February 14, Valentine's Day, the City of Wilton Manors and Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community, in honor of the County's centennial, will hold FREE marriage ceremonies for 100 people (50 couples) at Wilton Manors City Hall.

The 50 couples are being invited to commemorate both this historic occasion and Broward 100, the County’s 100th anniversary. Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick will oversee the event, Wilton Manors Commissioner Justin Flippen will serve as officiant and members of the Wilton Manors City Commission and city staff will be there to offer support and serve as witnesses.

Marriage ceremonies will be conducted in the Wilton Manors City Commission Chambers, 2020 Wilton Drive, for groups of couples every 30 minutes beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the last ceremony at 6 p.m. Following each ceremony, an elegant reception with light refreshments for newlyweds and up to four guests will be held at the Hagen Park Community Center. Both the ceremonies and the reception are FREE.

Couples who wish to participate must RSVP with Broward 100 at no later than Friday, February 6, 2015. Each couple will need to present their marriage license to the Wilton Manors City Clerk Kathryn Sims, BEFORE the ceremony, no later than Monday, February 9th.

Four Steps to Marriage on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th.

1. Obtain a Marriage License<>
2. RSVP by visiting no later than February 6 at 12 a.m.
3. Present Marriage License to Wilton Manors City Clerk, Kathryn Sims by 5 p.m. on or before February 9th.
4. Arrive 20 minutes prior to your specified ceremony time in order to check in with a valid government issued identification.

For further details and important information visit or email Broward 100 Event Coordinator Dawn Robinson-Patrick at

If you or your business would like to support this historic event, please contact Leigh Ann Henderson with the City of Wilton Manors at (954) 390-2191 to discuss partnership opportunities.

As a result of the 2010 US Census, the City of Wilton Manors was named the “Second gayest City” in the United States. With a large percentage of the population identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, Wilton Manors has been recognized nationally and internationally as one of the most progressive places to live, work and play for many years.