Courthouse Weddings

Courthouse Weddings can be wonderful!

Courthouse Weddings  - bride and groom after exchanging vows in DC courthouse

Planning a civil ceremony at the courthouse in Prince George’s County or Washington, DC?  Congratulations and best wishes for a long happy life together!

I can meet you and capture the moment in beautiful pictures. I’ve had couples call the night before or early the same morning and often I’ve been able to still accommodate them.

Whether it’s just the two of you, or the two of you and a small group of family and friends, it can be a very special event!  Both locations have small chapels and some seating for family and guests.

After we take pictures during the courthouse wedding in Upper Marlboro we can take more in attractive spots just outside the building and across the street at the pond in Upper Marlboro.  We can also find spots nearby in downtown Washington.  Couples often have lunches or family receptions afterward and that option can be added to the package.

Beautiful large prints and albums are also available. So who says you can’t have a lovely intimate courthouse wedding, great pictures, and save money for other important things you might want to do.

Courthouse weddings bridal couple near lake after wedding in Prince George's County MD

If you are thinking about a courthouse wedding here is some important information  Civil Ceremonies in Prince George’s County, MD 

Marriage Matters in Washington, DC . 


includes ten (10) 8×10 prints

$150 deposit required

Courthouse wedding - couple after courthouse wedding in Prince Georges County Md

Maryland photographer - bride and groom signing book

bride and groom kissing after nuptials

Getting a marriage license in Maryland?

If you are eligible to marry in Maryland, visit the Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the county where your marriage is to take place. Marriage between same sex partners is legal in Maryland, as long as the law does not otherwise prohibit the individuals from marrying (for example, where they are closely related).

Call or visit the website of the Circuit Court Clerk’s office where you plan to marry because each jurisdiction has different license fees. If it is not convenient for you to visit the Circuit Court Clerk’s office where you wish to marry, you may apply using a Non-Resident Affidavit (except in Cecil County where both parties must apply together in person). Call the Clerk’s Office to have a copy of the affidavit sent to you or check the Clerk’s website to see if you can download it.

The marriage license is effective at 6:00 a.m. on the second calendar day after the license was issued, unless the court grants an exception.

If you would like to get married in the courthouse, a judge, a Clerk of the Circuit Court or an appointed, designated Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court may perform a civil ceremony. The hours, location, and fees for a civil ceremony vary from county to county.

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