Getting’ Hitched at a Virginia Vacation Destination

You’re getting married? That’s fantastic! Now the planning can begin… and if you’re dead set on making a Virginia lodging facility the site of your “I dos”, you’re in luck.

This “southern, but not too southern” state is a family vacation destination and boasts mountains and a relaxing shoreline. However, you need to know the ins and outs of getting a marriage license in Virginia before you can proceed with your dream wedding.

  • If you’ve been married before, you may have to provide proof that you’re either divorced or widowed. This depends on the county; if you already have any of the numerous Virginia condos in mind as your destination, the staff there may be able to help you find out if their county requires documentation in this area.
  • The fee to get married in Virginia is relatively low – under $40 as of the writing of this post. That means you’ll have change to spare. Perhaps you can go to one of the many Virginia resorts and sample some of the amazing cuisine this state has to offer!
  • You must be 18 or older to get married in Virginia without parent/guardian consent.
  • As with Pennsylvania (described in last week’s post), same sex marriages are not recognized in the state of Virginia.
  • There is no waiting period in Virginia, meaning you can literally check into one of the many hotels in Virginia and, as long as it’s during business hours, you can get your license that day. Now that’s a super deal!


Next time, GuestQuest will travel to Michigan to discuss the issues surrounding getting married in the state that looks like a glove! (Did you notice the word “love” is inherent in the word “glove”? Coincidence? Or not?)


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