Alabama Elopement Packages - Romantic & Inexpensive
Planning a Cheap & Quick Wedding in the South? Check out These Eloping Packages in Alabama
There has to be something special about “Sweet Home” Alabama. It has been estimated that 20 million people visit the state each year and over 100,000 of these visitors are from other countries, such as Canada, England, Germany and Japan. The subtropical climate and beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, fascinating history and wonderful food are just a few of the reasons that so many are attracted to this region. So how about a romantic elopement there? Here are a few options for you:
Elope Near Mobile, Alabama
The Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast near Andalusia, ALis a small-town inn on twelve acres and named for its towering gum trees. With only four guest rooms, all on the main floor and each with private bathroom and either shower or Jacuzzi tub, this is a quiet and romantic spot for an elopement.
The Sweet Gum Bottom is one of the closest elopement places to Mobile, Alabama you'll find. Their Elopement Garden Wedding Package includes one night in the honeymoon suite, ceremony in the lovely gardens, dinner for two and a photo package.
Optional add-ons include massage, gift basket, rose petals or chocolate covered strawberries. Call (334)222-8007 for details.
Wedding Location: about 125 miles NE of Mobile, AL. Driving Time: 2 hrs 15 min.
Northern Alabama Elopement Packages
Capps Cove Alabama Elope Weddings and Lodging is just north of Birmingham, in Oneonta. The owners describe it as “a 19th century settlement......historical architecture with contemporary amenities.”
There are only two cabins on the property, so your stay is sure to be private and serene. The Little House on the Prairie Cabin sleeps up to four adults, but for your elopement, you will be interested in the aptly-named Honeymoon Cabin, with its brass and iron bed, stone fireplace, and small kitchen area. Sit in the swing on your porch and gaze at the beautiful Blackburn River as you eat your continental breakfast each morning.
The elopement package is $600 and consists of the help of an on-staff wedding coordinator, one hour use of the chapel, candelabra, unity candle, music and minister. You also get a one-hour reception with simple refreshments, and one night in the Honeymoon Cabin. You may have up to 25 guests (at an additional charge) and photography add-on packages are available starting at $200.
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The Stirling Castle is in Shelby Alabama. For a true fairytale ending, how about tying the knot at a castle?
You do not stay overnight at the castle, but it provides a unique setting for any kind of wedding, including an elopement. Many services can be arranged through the owners and they can also recommend local vendors for you.
Their Alabama elopement package is $795 and available Monday through Thursday. It’s designed for the bride and groom, and up to four guests, although more can be included at an additional cost.
You get up to three hours at the castle and may hold your ceremony indoors or out and take photos in these areas. You also get a non-denominational officiate or minister, witnesses if needed, music, bridal bouquet made of fresh flowers, champagne or sparkling juice for your toast, small wedding cake, tables, chairs, linens and silverware as needed. A nice touch at the Stirling Castle is the use of the bridal suite and facilities to prepare for the big moment, and use of the groom’s “holding room” where he can dress, play darts or pool, watch TV and generally calm his nerves while his bride is getting ready.
Southern House and Garden Alabama Elopement Packages near Tuscaloosa will help you elope in true Southern style. The B&B is a beautiful house surrounded by porches, oak trees, and garden with gazebo and barn. They provide everything you need except accommodations. Their Southern Elopement Package is $595 and can be booked for Monday to Friday between 11am and 3pm or Sundays between 1 and 3pm.
You get use of the gazebo or inside of the house,(perhaps have the ceremony in the grand atrium) ferns and decor, bridal bouquet, boutonniere, music, minister, witnesses and snapshots of the ceremony.
You may also create your own package for eloping by calling 205-345-5767. Then say “I do” and live happily ever after!
Top Alabama Honeymoon Hotel:
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa - this historic, 4 diamond hotel in downtown Mobile, AL's entertainment district will spoil you with luxury linens, marble bathrooms, a 10,00 sq. ft on-site spa, romantic dining, and rates as low as $119/night.
Eloping in Alabama - Need to Know Info
To get married in Alabama, you will need a valid driver’s license or birth certificate and Social Security number as identification. You do not have to be a resident of Alabama to get married there, and there are no tests or waiting periods. However, some counties (such as Mobile) may require a non-resident to wait three days after obtaining the license to have the ceremony, so be sure to do your due diligence well in advance.
If you have been divorced within the last six months, you must show a copy of the Divorce Decree. There is a 60-day waiting period after a divorce is finalized before you can remarry.
The cost of a marriage licence varies between counties from about $43 to about $63. If you are under 18 years of age, a certified copy of your birth certificate and the presence of BOTH parents or legal guardian is required.
The licence is good for 30 days and only within the State of Alabama.
You are not required to change your last name. A licensed minister or pastor of any religious society may act as officiant, as long as they are in accordance with the rules of the religious society. Current or retired Alabama judges may also perform the ceremony.
Proxy and same-sex marriages are not legal, but cousin-marriages are.
(Please Note: This page on Alabama elopement packages is a guide only. Prices for these Alabama weddings as well as requirements for marriages in Alabama can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)