DC Elopements® makes getting married in Washington DC safe, easy, and convenient. Our team of professional wedding officiants and award-winning photographers have been helping people just like you get married in DC for more than a decade. No mistakes, no surprises, just a safe and simple legal marriage in DC. We’ve got all the details worked out for you, and our company flawlessly performs over 500 marriages every single year.
Our popular elopement packages are available with and without professional photography, and make it easy and convenient to get married in DC and have fabulous wedding photos afterward. We have a team of experienced professional wedding officiants and elopement photographers, providing safe, simple, and cost-effective elopements in DC, and we proudly serve all couples. Our team has performed elopement ceremonies all over the District of Columbia, and we are very familiar with the very best (and worst) locations for wedding ceremonies in DC.
For couples traveling to DC from out-of-town, our services make getting married here a snap. We have multiple legal marriage options available, even the ability to perform your legal marriage via web conference so you can schedule an in-person elopement ceremony whenever it’s convenient for you. While it’s common for most couples to stay in DC for a few days, many of the couples we marry come to DC, get married, and leave the same day. We even offer rush services and same-day marriages for couples who need to be legally married as soon as possible.
Our simple, easy-to-understand packages, paperless booking system, and secure online payments make the entire process a breeze. Here’s how it works:
- Select a Service Type
- Choose a Package & Upgrades
- Pick Your Date & Location
- Book Your Services Online
It’s that easy! Here’s everything you need to know:
STEP 1: Select a Service Type
All of the services we offer are divided into three service types, each with their own options:
STEP 2: Choose a Package & Upgrades
Once you’ve chosen a service type, the elopement packages and upgrades available for that service type are listed on that page. The options for our DC elopement packages differ depending on the service type, with full pricing for each package listed right on our website. Choose a service type above to see the available packages and upgrades.
STEP 3: Choose Your Location & Date(s)
After you’ve decided which package best fits your needs, the next steps are:
Choose Your Location
Choose your own location anywhere within the DC city limits for your elopement ceremony, such as your hotel or rental home, or select from our list of Standard DC Elopement Ceremony Locations. If you select a location which requires a permit or rental fee, you are responsible for making the reservation, obtaining any permits, and paying any required fees for the location. However, please do not finalize your reservation before checking our availability for your date, time and location or we may not be able to assist you.
Our Elopement Experiences™ “B” and “C” packages include access to our Premium Locations, DC venues we have a special relationship with that are not ordinarily available for elopements, and include location acquisition for most premium locations at no additional charge.
Choose Your Potential Ceremony Date(s)
Once you’ve chosen a location where you’d like to get married, choose a few potential ceremony dates and check our availability. Because we have limited availability for each service on any given day, we strongly recommend that you contact us to check our availability before booking any flights or hotels. We’ll work with you to find a date and time that works for everyone, and guide you through the rest of the process!
For our “Express Marriage” DC marriage license signing service, you may use our standard location free of charge, or choose to perform your license signing at any other location in DC for a $75 fee.
STEP 4: Book Your Services Online
Our online booking system makes it simple to reserve your date and the services you need. To reserve your services, simply:
Submit a Web Contact Form
Once you’ve chosen a package and picked a date (or at least have an idea of the date(s) you want) then fill out our contact form to start the booking process.
A member of our team will get in touch with you quickly to confirm your details and schedule your services.
Sign Our Digital Contract
After we’ve received your information and confirmed availability for your date, we’ll send you a secure digital contract to finalize your booking. The contract is valid for 48 hours after issuance to guarantee the date, time, and services selected.
Apply For a Marriage License Online
Complete the online marriage license application using our step-by-step instructions. For DC marriage licenses, longer wait times and additional documentation requirements may apply for couples who are not both US citizens. For a faster, easier way to get legally married, we strongly recommend our Online Legal Marriage Service.
Make a Secure Online Payment
After signing the digital contract, pay online with a credit or debit card to secure your date. You’ll receive a receipt from our booking system for your records.
We make it easy and convenient to get married in Washington DC, even if you are planning from a distance. To get the process started, please begin by choosing a service type:
Not sure what to choose, or do you have questions that aren’t answered here? We’d love to help! Click here to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and get the process started!