Elope in Mississippi with These Inexpensive Wedding Packages

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Here’s a bit of trivia:  The Mississippi River is the longest river in North America.  The state is dotted with interesting little “river cities” along the bank, providing tourists with historical sites, riverboat cruises and other romantic activities.  The unique culture lends itself to great cuisine, fascinating art and a vibrant music scene.

Temperate weather also makes Mississippi an appealing destination to elope.  Now will it be a mansion on a plantation, a lighthouse/park or a beach affair?  Mississippi has them all.  Check out these three options:

Elope at Mississippi's Brandon Hall Plantation

Elope in Mississippi at Brandon Hall Plantation - see what life in Mississippi was like near Natchez back in 1800 (at least for the wealthy!).  The home is “antebellum” which means that it was built prior to the Civil War.  It used to be a working cotton plantation, and has been meticulously restored to its original glory.

Brandon Hall sits on 45 acres of beautiful park-like grounds and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It just exudes romance. The simple elopement package at Brandon Hall Plantation allows you to have an informal wedding either in the grand foyer of the mansion or outdoors in the gardens.  (There’s a gazebo!)

Prices for these Natchez, MS Elopement packages are:

  • For $750, you will be married by a minister, Judge or Justice of the Peace, celebrate with cake, champagne and roses and have use of the gardens, front galleries or grand foyer for up to one hour.  You may have up to six guests with this package.
  • Upgrade to the Deluxe Elopement Package for $1000 to receive all of the above, plus chocolate covered strawberries and another bottle of champagne served in your suite, rose petal turndown service, and -hooray!-- a private horse-drawn carriage ride tour of downtown Natchez.

You’ll also receive a $50 gift certificate for your choice of three fine restaurants. Additional perks, from balloon rides to spa packages can be added by discussing with your coordinator.

Getting Married in Mississippi:

Legal requirements may vary from county to county, so make sure to do the ground work early.

Mississippi Circuit Court Clerks issue marriage licenses.

You’ll need to show picture identification when you apply.  It’s also a good idea to bring along your Social Security car, Birth Certificate or other documents if you have them.  You should know your parent’s addresses and your mother’s maiden names.

As of July 2012, there is no longer a waiting period to get married and you do not have to be residents of the state.  Most counties charge $22 in cash.  Cousin marriage and same-sex marriages are not allowed, and you need parental consent if either party is under 21 years of age.

(Please Note: This page on Mississippi elopements is a guide only. Prices for these Mississippi wedding packages as well as requirements for marriages in the state of Mississippi can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)