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Marriage License


To obtain a marriage license you must visit the clerk of courts office in the state you are getting married in  to obtain the licenses. You must have proper id as well as other documents if requested.
Each states fee is different as well as wait time so please call the clerk of court in the county you will be getting married or google 'obtaining a marriage license' and the state you are getting married in for more details.
We will file the marriage license back with the state after the cermeony is concluded.
You can also request to pay an additional fee to have them mail your certified copy to your home address.

Why choose Destination Elopements?

We have successfully assist hundreds of couples in customizing a package that fits their vision and their budget.
We have some of the best pricing in the industry as well as featuring some of the most beautiful venues and spaces. 
We are not limited to what is offered on the website -we have successfully assisted couples in planning a ceremony at  venues throughout the United States.
We have some of the best reviews in the undustry.
We are sincere and love our clients.


How do we book our date?

First simply contact us and let us know the date you would like to book we will send you a save the date invoice via Paypal.
The deposit is non-refundable and the $200.00 will be deducted from you package price.
You do not need to know all the answers yet let us assist you in planning the important thing is to save your date to secure a planner and officiant then will will assist you in deciding on your location, space or venue. 
Please also note that you can transfer your deposit to a new date once approved by your vendors involved.
All vendors do not hold our same policy so please ask your photographer and venue manager their rules.

FAQ about the day of the ceremony.


If it rains we will discuss the bad weather backup  plan with you the day before we will decide if that backup
plan is now the best plan.
Many of our couples have gotten married under umbrellas but the final decision will be made the day before. 
You will need to be at the location of the ceremony at least 30 minutes before  the arranged time.
Please note that a late fee will apply if you are late so be on time very often we have more than one elopement or ceremony per officiant and time is of the most importance when planning our weekly schedules.


Getting married on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway requires a permit for you to host a wedding event of any size please visit their website for details.
Also noted that the parkway can be closed due to a variety of reasons so if you decide on this as your ceremony location you must be willing to relocate to another location if this occurs.
https://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/wedding-permits.htm


Free ceremony locations in the Asheville area.

Here are a list of locations that are free to couples looking to elope. You may have up to 20 guests at some of these locations but the fewer guests the better due to lack of space and parking.
Looking Glass Falls 
Invite up to 8 guests this is  what this location can accommodate as well as parking can be an issue. if you have more than 8 guests we would suggest having the cermeony at a park near the falls and then have photo time at the falls.
Black Balsam Knob
A 25 minute up hill hike is required. You may invite  up to 20 guest  but please carpool parking can be an issue. If your guests cannot hike we will host the ceremony in the tree canopy then your guests can leave and the happy couple will complete their photo time with the photographer hiking the trailhead to the ridge of the mountain. 
Lake  Junaluska
You may have up to 12 guests due to lake regulations. THe ceremony time kust be early in the morning or late in the day near sunset they do not allow ceremonies in the middle of the day. This location is a popular location due to the photo opportunities and the ease of access.
St. Judes Chapel of Hope
You may have up to 20 guest at this location but carpooling is highly suggested due to very little parking space. You cannot schedule a time slot and if you arrive and someone else is there you must be willing ot wait until that party of people have left. For this reason we highly suggest a early morning ceremony or late in the evening. 
Max Patch 
Hiking required   as well as you can invite up to 8 guests due to parking . Four wheel drive is highly suggested to access this location. Also, we would highly suggest hosting the ceremony just a short distance up the trail due to the grade of hike then the happy couple can go up to the ridge of the moutaing with the photographer for their remainder of their photo time. 
Wiseman's View
You may invite  up to 12 guests due to parking and condition of the road - 4 wheel drive is a must to access this location.
Dry Falls in Highlands,North Carolina  
You may invite up to 8 guest due to lack of space at the waterfall though breathtaking and one of our favorite spots.
Graveyard Fields 
Hiking required and not for the faint in heart  up to 8 guests max due to parking.


Other outdoor locations

Grandfather Mountain:
You will need to contact the park to let them know you would like to host a small intimate ceremony there. 8 guests is the suggest guest count due to space on the mountain. You will need to pay the park fee to be in the park this is not included in our fee strtucture. 
If you have more guest coming please do not invite more than 15 - there is a picnic area in the park that you could host the ceremony at instead of the swinging bridge area then go to the bridge for photo time we will guide you through the decisions that will make for the perfect day in this amazing park. 
Please visit the website for pricing and park details.
https://grandfather.com/

Chimney Rock Park: 
This park requires that you call and schedule your event with them. We suggest no more than 8 guests at this location due to space. You will have to pay a park entrance fee as well as paying of the officiant providing their name so they can get through the gate. This is near Lake Lure and a breathtaking location to say 'I do'.
Please visit the wesite for pricing and park details.
https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/




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