How to Elope in Chattanooga
Your complete guide to get you and your love to I Do in Scenic City Chattanooga Tennessee
1. Pick a Date
So first thing first, you and your partner need to Pick a date. Weekdays Monday- Thursday are going to be the most economical way to say elope with Elope Chattanooga if you simply want an officiant to marry you and you do not have a need for a photographer.
You wish to have one of our awesome officiants to marry you plus you desire some awesome professional photos to have of your new life together plus to go back and show friends and family then you may decide to pick a Monday- Thursday date but Fridays are also available for you to pick from as well ! This would be an awesome way to start the weekend here in Chattanooga
2. Choose Your location
Chattanooga has so many varied backdrops to serve as the perfect place to elope and say I do, whether you want to get married on the iconic blue Walnut Street Bridge, On the Steps of a Mansion or a little further out in nature off the old beaten path we have the perfect setting for you. All within a short walk or uber ride from your hotel or a little further were talking maybe 20 minutes to reach some of our nature locations, we have you covered. Just remember your location sets the tone for your ceremony. Check out our gallery and our blog post to see a variety of pictures from our many different locations.
We are able to perform ceremonies at Rock City, however couple must cover the officiants admission into the park.
We do not perform ceremonies at lookout type locations.
3. Select your Elopement package + click the book now button!
Once you have decided on your date with your partner, have picked the perfect location , now you are ready to hit the book now button. Once you hit send on the book now button Jenna, our Elope Chattanooga Office Gem will send you over an electronic quote, contract and invoice . Once you complete those 3 simple pieces of fun paperwork your date is official on the Elope Chattanooga Calendar. We will send you an Elopement Guide and some ceremony script selections to chose from or worksheet to customize your own and it's that easy.
Because we have a team of officiants , you do not have to worry if an officiant will be available on your date. Once you hit the book now button, you are one giant step closer to getting to Chattanooga to Elope so if you are still researching where you want to Elope or even if you want to Elope, continue your research and then once you are for certain that Chattanooga is the place where all the magic will go down, then go ahead and hit that book now button !!!
4. Arrive In Chattanooga + Snag Your marriage license
As soon as you arrive into town and get settled into your home for the week through the weekend, at your hotel room or snazzy Airbnb the first thing you will need to do Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm is head down to the Hamilton County Clerks office located at 625 Georgia Ave and hand over about $103 in Moola, by cash or card and get your marriage license. You will bring those two very important piece of papers in the nice manila envelope to your Elope Chattanooga Wedding Officiant on your elopement day.
Now you can save yourself about 20 minutes by clicking here and starting the Marriage License Application process online. Please note you can only start the process online 30 days prior to your elopement date.
If you are a Tennessee Resident and live in another county you are welcome to get your marriage license at your local clerks office and bring it with you. A Tennessee Marriage license issued in any county is good throughout Tennessee.
5. ELOPE !
It's The Big Day and we are excited for you. Simply arrive to your elopement location in one car or two , depending on whether you wish to see one another before the ceremony.
Hand over your marriage license paperwork to your officiant , who will fill it out in black ink just like the county clerks warned you of a thousand times before you left their office.
Be in the moment and get married . Once it is all official you can chose to pose with our We Eloped Sign , if you chose a package with one of our Elopement Photography partners they will begin your private photo session which is up to an hour . We promise it will be the most fun you have had in a while !
Once you are finished you have the remainder of your time in Chattanooga to explore the sights and celebrate your union !!!