Big Bike Week Mass Wedding on St. Patrick’s Day

Bike Week and St. Patrick’s Day will roll into town together this year creating what is expected to be a perfect roar of people vowing to ride off into the happily-ever-after.

And Volusia County Clerk of Courts Laura Roth is teaming up with Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Harley-Davidson to give bikers a wedding to start their marriage in high gear.

“Statistically, in prior years, Bike Week and St. Patrick’s Day have been two of our biggest, busiest times as far as people getting licenses and getting married while they are here,” Roth said.

The 76th anniversary of Bike Week started Friday and runs through Sunday. St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is on a Friday this year.

Bikers can start arriving at 5 p.m. Friday at the Pavilion at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson, 1637 N. U.S. 1. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m.

Destination Daytona will supply the music by Stone Senate and a cash bar.

Roth will supply a bike-themed wedding cake paid for out of her own personal money. Roth doesn’t ride a bike but she will be dressed in green accentuated with a black-leather jacket.

Roth said in-state residents need to keep in mind they must apply three days in advance for the marriage license. Out-of-state residents don’t need to wait.

And you don’t have to be on a Harley-Davidson to get hitched at the biker wedding. All brands of bikes are welcome, said Mandy Rossmeyer, events promotion manager for Bruce Rossmeyer’s.

“There’s going to be a band and it’s going to be a great time,” she said.

 And the best part for some may be this: You can ride right up on your bike and make your vows right next to the bike.

Biker Marriages

COST: Without a premarital course the application (includes preparation, administering oath, recording, and one certified copy) is $93.50. If the course is taken, the price is reduced to $61.

WAIT: In-state residents must apply for the license three days in advance of receiving it. There’s no rate for out-of-state brides and grooms.

MORE INFORMATION: Call 386-736-5911

Source: The Daytona Beach News journal