Many couples choose to elope in Snohomish County, Washington State.
Snohomish County is a beautiful County just north of Seattle and offers unique and memorable location/venue opportunities for an elopement. And the County makes it convenient to secure a marriage license whether you want to be married in three days, next week or next month!
As you consider eloping in Snohomish County, here are 5 steps to get you from engaged to married.
How To Elope ~ Snohomish County Style!
1) Apply and Pick-up Your License from the Snohomish County Marriage Licensing Office. You can’t elope in Snohomish County without your valid marriage license so securing your license is one of the first things you must do.
Snohomish County has a very comprehensive website loaded with all of the information you need to apply and secure a valid marriage license. You may apply and pick-up your license in person or you may start the process via phone and regular mail. If you apply for your license in person, you must both show up. The license fee is $64 and no blood test is required. Note: there is a 3-day waiting period from the date your license is issued before you can get married and your license is good for up to 60 days from the date it is issued.
2) Decide On “Where” To Elope in Snohomish: Snohomish County is popular with local couples and couples traveling to the area because it offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues/locations for an elopement. Whether you want to get married on the water, at the top of the mountain, at a quaint country bed and breakfast or perhaps on a ferry departing from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island, your options are endless.
Check out the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau for more information and ideas or consider one of these popular venues/locations for your elopement, whether your guest list is 2 people or 10 people!
– River Rock Inn, Arlington, WA
– The bustling waterfront by the ferry dock, Edmonds, WA
– A Country Location, Arlington, WA
– Monte Villa Farmhouse, Bothell, WA
– Belle Chapel, Snohomish, WA
3) Your Guest List: 2 Witnesses (and maybe more!) – As you plan your elopement, don’t forget you will need two witnesses over 18 years of age!
4) Locate an Officiant Or Minister Who Is Happy To Officiate Your Elopement. There are many wonderful Officiants and Ministers located in Western Washington and in Snohomish County who would love to participate in your elopement. Use the internet to locate a few folks and find a person who resonates with you. Most of all, if you are eloping in the popular Summer wedding season, make up a short list of several candidates as finding someone can be often more challenging during this busy time of year.
5) Your Wedding Day: Show Up, Get Married And File Your Legal Paperwork. That’s right! Show up for your elopement, exchange your vows and don’t forget to file your legal paperwork with the County. Oftentimes, your Officiant or Minister will do this for you as a courtesy. So, elope today and enjoy every moment of creating a lifetime memory!