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Rich Tobin
(805) 698-6915

Rich Tobin performs memorable wedding ceremonies and can issue California State confidential marriage licenses seven days a week. Rich Tobin especially meets the needs of couples who:

  • Want a civil or spiritual ceremony
  • Wish to obtain a confidential license, keeping personal information private and avoid applying in person for a license at the courthouse
  • Want to include family traditions, children or other family members
  • Have different religious backgrounds or are unaffiliated with any faith
  • Desire a specialty ceremony, such as a Jewish wedding (prayers in Hebrew and English), the Hindu tradition of the Seven Blessings, or ceremonies for couples who are deaf or blind
  • Prefer a ceremony at a beach, park, resort or other favorite Santa Barbara location


Basic Wedding includes:

  • A custom ceremony provided in advance for your review. Ceremonies can range from civil to religious services
  • Wedding service at a time and location of your choice in the Santa Barbara area
  • A printed keepsake copy of the wedding service
  • Fee: see web site for details
  • Note: The Basic Wedding Ceremony does not include a wedding license. Bride and groom must visit a courthouse together to purchase a license ($77 in Santa Barbara County)

Complete Ceremony includes:

  • Issuance and notary of a confidential wedding license seven days a week
  • A custom ceremony provided in advance for your review
  • Wedding service at a time and location of your choice
  • A printed keepsake copy of the wedding service
  • Fee: see web site for details
  • Note: The Complete Wedding Ceremony includes issuance of a California State confidential wedding license

Why would I want a confidential license?

  • Saves you time (no need for the bride and groom to visit a courthouse together during the week)
  • Ensures your privacy (the County does not provide your personal information to anyone)
  • Requires no witness


Santa Barbara offers many wonderful locations for your wedding ceremony. Favorite Santa Barbara locations (without a site fee) include:

  • The Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden
  • Shoreline Park (sandy beach or grassy bluff)
  • Santa Barbara Mission Rose Garden
  • Rich Tobin also performs weddings in hotels, aboard sailboats, upon mountaintops, or at any location of your choice.

Thank you notes

What others have said about services performed by Rich Tobin

  • "Hello! We just got back from our Honeymoon and wanted to drop you a note of thanks. We are just so pleased with how the wedding came out. Thank you so much for creating such a meaningful ceremony. Zac and I would have had a hard time to come up with our vows but the wording you used was just perfect and expressed exactly what we wanted to say." - Zack and Zoey
  • "Your service was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such meaningful words for us. Both Juan and I thought the wedding was just perfect." - Christine and Juan
  • "We were delighted to have you as our wedding officiant." - Emily and Ian
  • "Thank you so much! We were deeply touched by the words you prepared for our wedding. They are the truth of life that we should remember for our oncoming new life, as partners and as a family. We had an unforgettable ceremony with your help!" - Wei and Chunzeng
  • "Stacie and I really enjoyed speaking with you. We feel good about everything that you had to say. We both came to the conclusion that you were the best candidate for our needs. We look forward to having you perform our ceremony." - Stacie and Raul

Rich Tobin
(805) 698-6915