Post # 1
My Fiance and I live in New York City, but are getting married up in Grafton. For our marriage license, does anybody know if we can obtain it in NYC and still have it "count" in Grafton? Anyone have any experience or done research on this?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks
I’m pretty sure that (in NYS at least) the marriage license has to be from the same county as the wedding itself. That said, we got our Essex County license the day before our wedding with no trouble. I recommend more of a buffer than that since we, um, almost forgot haha, but you shouldn’t have any trouble getting one in Grafton a few days before the wedding if you’ll be there a little bit in advance.
Post # 4
We are getting married in Westchester, but live in PA, so similar situation. I definitely remember reading somewhere that you must get your license in the county where you’re getting married. We’re going up a few weeks ahead of time and taking a day off to do this. When they allow this online, it will be a god-send!
Post # 5
pattyb- I am getting married in almost exactly 3 months, so I started looking into the requirements and found them posted here:
I believe that a marriage license you obtain in any city/county in NY state will be valid everywhere else in the state. The major restrictions are that the license is only good for 60 days and you must get it at least 24 hours beforehand.
The website I posted lays out any differences for getting the license in NYC and has a link to NYC’s marriage bureau.
Hope this helps!
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! Looks like we can get it in NYC which will be really helpful. Good luck to everyone.
Post # 7
That is a problem for your officiant. Ask whomever is marrying you this question. Will you be getting married at the Grafton Baptist Church or somewhere else? The state park is lovely. Do they do weddings there?