Elope to Virginia

Are you looking for a simple, romantic and stress-free way to tie the knot? Do you want to skip the hassle of planning a big wedding and focus on what really matters: your love for each other? If you answered yes, then you might be interested in eloping!


Carolyn Berry, a wedding officiant, specializes in creating unforgettable elopements for couples who want to say "I do" with a personalized ceremony in a beautiful countryside setting.


Our elopement package is affordable, and we offer inside and outside ceremony options.


Don't wait any longer, contact us today and let us help you plan your elopement ceremony! 

You do not need to be a resident of Virginia to elope at Rock Spring

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. (Rock Spring is in Essex County.)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 two 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 Essex County
  • Limit 10 guests


To reserve your wedding date, contact Carolyn Berry at 804.750.4796 or via e-mail at carolyn@weddingsatrockspring.com

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