Burlington County Clerk and Evesham Mayor to perform group wedding under fireworks on Fourth of July

Couples must register for the wedding and must obtain a marriage license from the town in which either of the parties resides 72 hours before the event.

Burlington County Clerk Joanne Schwartz will join Evesham Mayor Jackie Veasy to perform a group wedding under the fireworks on the Fourth of July in Evesham.

Schwartz and Veasy will perform the wedding at 8:30 p.m. at Cherokee High School in Evesham, with fireworks to follow at 9 p.m. on July 4.

This “Wedding Festival” will be the first for both the Schwartz and Veasy.

“I am thrilled to preside over Burlington County’s first group wedding under the fireworks on the Fourth of July,” Schwartz said. “It is an amazing opportunity to celebrate our country’s heritage and new beginnings for couples in our county.”

Couples will be asked to make an appointment and arrive by 8 p.m. to complete the necessary paperwork.

Couples will need to obtain a marriage license from the town in which either of the parties resides.

It takes 72 hours to obtain the license, so it cannot be left until the last minute.

“The Fourth of July marked the beginning of our nation and it seems more than appropriate that we are also celebrating the beginning of these couple’s lives together on the same day,” Veasy said. “It is an incredible honor to be a part of both celebrations with Clerk Schwartz. We would love for you to join us to celebrate matrimony with thousands of witnesses and supporters of the commitment a couple shares with one another. Here in Evesham, you can publicly recognize your love you share today in a place we call home.”

Couples can call the county clerk’s office at (609) 265-5142 to make an appointment or email hcheesman@co.burlington.nj.us.