Elope to Virginia

Rock Spring Specializes in Elopements and Mini Weddings

Weddings can be stressful and expensive, so how do you say, "I do" and focus each other without concern for the number of people on your guest list? You elope to Rock Spring and surround yourselves with love, dreams and happily ever after!


You do not need to be a resident of Virginia to elope to Virginia


You do not need a blood test. You do not need a witness. There is NO waiting period, which means you can obtain your license and be married the same day.


Obtaining a license is easy


To obtain a marriage license in Virginia, visit the clerk's office of a circuit court of any county or city in Virginia. The marriage license costs $30 (cash only) and is valid for 60 days. 


The clerk will give you two copies of the marriage certificate, which you MUST give to the marriage officiant PRIOR to the wedding. You also must show your state-issued identification to the officiant. The marriage officiant will complete the certificates after you have declared your intent to be married and the officiant has pronounced you married. The officiant is responsible for returning the completed certificates to the clerk within five days after the ceremony. The clerk will keep one copy and send the second copy to the State Registrar of Vital Records. 


You may request a certified copy of your official marriage certificate from the registrar's office: VDH, Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics, P.O. Box 1000, Richmond, VA 23218-1000. (804) 662-6200. The cost is $12 for each copy.


Rock Spring offers several elopement packages


Elope at Rock Spring* $75

  • Officiant; basic elopement vows
  • License filed with the courthouse
  • Choice of ceremony locations around Rock Spring
  • No guests

Elope with Family & Friends* $250

  • Officiant; personalized wedding vows
  • License filed with the courthouse
  • Choice of ceremony locations around Rock Spring
  • Limit 10 guests, including children older than 1 year
  • Use of the grounds for one hour
  • The bride and groom must come dressed for the wedding

Wedding Getaway $995

*The couple may spend the night in The Retreat for an additional $100 with any of the packages (included with weekend getaway).


To reserve your wedding date and learn more about how to elope to Rock Spring, contact Carolyn Berry at 804.750.4796 or via e-mail at carolyn@weddingsatrockspring.com