3 Reasons to Elope / Get Married in Winchester, Virginia
Did you know Winchester is often considered the elopement capital of the east coast? The reason for this is how historically easy it was (and is) to get married in Virginia. People would come from all over to get married here! However, there are many other benefits for eloping and/or holding your small wedding here in Winchester.
1. Eloping to Winchester, VA is Quick and Easy
There is no waiting period, blood tests or witnesses required to get married in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All you need to get married is a genuine Virginia marriage license (which can be issued on the same day by any Virginia circuit court) and a wedding officiant / marriage commissioner! You can literally visit the Frederick County or Winchester City court house, obtain your marriage license, and then get married by an officiant like myself on the courthouse steps…all in a manner of minutes.
2. Getting Married in Winchester, VA is Very Affordable
If you plan on eloping, you are looking at a major cost-savings by not having a large wedding. Let’s take a look at the cost if you elope to Winchester. Getting your marriage license will cost you $30 at the courthouse, and then $49 for my wedding officiant fee. That’s $79 to get legally married! I would say that is much better than a $10,000 wedding…and a cost savings of thousands of dollars for you to save and invest in your lives together.
Do you want some photographs of the two of you to remember your elopement? It’s only $199 for my basic photography package which includes officiant services. So you can get married and have a wedding photographer for under $250. That’s quite a deal!
3. Winchester and Frederick County Make for a Beautifully Scenic Elopement
For your elopement or small wedding, you are not bound to getting married in Winchester City. With your Virginia marriage license you can get married anywhere in the state! Winchester and Frederick County are full of so many scenic offerings for your elopement (and photographs). You can get married in a park, on the historic streets of Old Town Winchester, by a pond, on a trolley, on a mountain at sunset, outside your favorite restaurant…the possibilities are endless.
There are many other reasons I could list for eloping to Winchester, VA, but I will limit it to three for today. If you are interested in holding your elopement or small wedding here, contact me today, and let’s discuss how easy, fun and memorable it can be!