Post # 1
I am British and my other half is American. It seems things are done slightly differently in the U.S. as it is in the UK.
In the UK, you go to the registry office and you’re married and it’s all done.
From my understanding, in the U.S. (specifically Florida), you can get a marriage license then pretty much get married anywhere (they have to be approved venues in the UK).
Anyway, I really like the idea of a historic courthouse or city hall wedding. Specifically, I’m really in love with Pinellas County and Pasco County’s historic courthouses. I’ve been able to find all sorts of information on marriage licenses, but does anyone know if you can get married at these courthouses?
It’s not an elopement as such, because our parents and siblings will be included, but I’ve included it into the elopement category as lots of elopements tend to happen at courthouses and city halls.
Also, any suggestions on other beautiful historic courthouses/city halls where you can get married in FL would be greatly appreciated. 🙂
Thank you in advance!
Post # 2
I’m from Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island and the court house there was built in 1891. My cousin got married there but had them go outside to get married in front of the fountain in the front. The downtown area where it is located is so cute and quaint. There’s very nice hotels in the plantation area and old B&Bs downtown. It’s a small town with lots of history and plenty to do with your family during that time. Let me know if you need any other information!
Post # 3
I’m from Florida! I second the PP about Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach. My husband and I go there every year for vaction. It’s a beautiful area, the court house is gorgeous. There is so much history.
Another great historic town is St Augustine.
Good luck on your hunt and please share pictures of the big day!
Post # 4
Thank you so much for this information! I’ve just been looking at it online and it is GORGEOUS! This town is incredibly beautiful and exactly the kind of place I imagined myself getting married. I really, really love old towns.
It’s just going to be our parents (his are divorced and remarried) and our siblings, so 14/15 of us total. It’s the perfect place for us to stay in a B&B for a few nights and make a weekend of it! There seems to be lots of gorgeous little restaurants too; I wanted to have a simple ceremony followed by family dinner.
You are both so right! This place is perfect and absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing – I really appreciate it! 🙂 St Augustine is also stunning. I’ve got plenty of research to do now!