Weddings & Honeymoons
Experience the natural beauty and captivating romance of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as you plan and partake in your dream wedding. Stroll along a moonlit stretch of sand alongside rolling waves and the soothing surf. Enjoy dinner for two in an intimate oceanfront café, or pack a picnic lunch for two on the beach. The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau provides easy accessibility to the area's best South Carolina reception sites. Whether you plan to exchange vows on the sandy beach or spend your honeymoon in this sunny paradise, you'll find everything you need to plan a memorable celebration. Select from the impressive South, Central, and North Myrtle Beach wedding locations, including:
Obtaining a wedding license
A marriage license obtained in South Carolina is valid for a marriage ceremony anywhere in the state. Marriage licenses can be obtained from any county in South Carolina but marriage licenses from other states are not valid. Blood tests are not necessary.
To obtain a marriage license in Horry County, couples may fill out applications at the Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Ave., Conway; phone (843) 915-5370. There are also two satellite offices - in Little River at 107 Hwy 57 North and the phone number is (843) 915-5372. The second satellite office is located in the South Strand at 9630 Scipio Ln., Surfside Beach; phone number (843) 915-5371.
Couples also have the option of downloading an application and filling it out at their convenience. Applications must be on file at least 24 hours before a license can be issued. Individuals under the age of 18 must have certified copies of their birth certificates, as well as notarized statements of consent from a parent or legal guardian. Individuals over age 18 may use a driver's license, voter registration card, birth certificate, or passport to verify age (a Social Security card or Alien ID card also may be required). The fee is $50 cash for all county residents, $75 cash for state residents, and $100 cash or money order for out-of-state residents and all others. For more information, call (843) 915-5370.
To obtain a marriage license in Georgetown County, the couple must apply in person at the Georgetown County Courthouse, 715 Prince St. Individuals 24 or younger must provide a photo ID (such as a driver's license) and Social Security number. Individuals younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Couples must wait at least 24 hours to obtain a license. The fee is $35. For more information, call (843) 545-3079.
Choose from an Array of Romantic Myrtle Beach Wedding Sites
Boasting spectacular vistas of the Atlantic coastline, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, beach wedding locations offer more than just pure romance. You can fill your days with championship golf, electrifying family entertainment, specialty shopping and amusement parks, just to name a few. From quaint chapels nestled among ancient oak trees draped with Spanish moss to oceanfront nuptials with the sparkling coastline as a backdrop, Myrtle Beach area wedding sites are beyond compare.
If you're thinking about a wedding on public property within the City of Myrtle Beach, here are some helpful details:
The public beach - Commercially produced weddings are not permitted on the public beach. Non-commercial weddings are allowed on the public beach.
Private portions of the beach - Only a handful of oceanfront lots extend to the high tide line, and the city has no jurisdiction for either commercially produced or non-commercial weddings on those few lot extensions.
Public parks in commercial areas, by reservation - Commercially produced and non-commercial weddings are permitted in public parks in the commercial areas of the city, with an approved Facility Use Permit. Contact City Hall at (843) 918-1008. Shelter rental is required if a shelter exists at the park ($25 for city residents; $42.75 for non-residents). For commercially produced weddings, if the Facility Use Permit is in the name of a company, insurance certification is required. Insurance certification is not required if the Facility Use Permit is in the name of the bride or groom.
Public parks in commercial areas, without reservation - Commercially produced and non-commercial weddings are permitted without a Facility Use Permit. Other park users cannot be required to leave the park.
Parks in residential areas, by reservation - Commercially produced weddings are prohibited. Non-commercial weddings are permitted with an approved Facility Use Permit. No insurance certificate is required. The city may deny a Facility Use Permit based on any factor, including traffic and neighborhood impact. Shelter rental is required if a shelter exists at the park ($25 for city residents; $42.75 for non-residents).
Parks in residential areas, without reservation- Commercially produced weddings are prohibited. Non-commercial weddings are permitted with an approved Facility Use Permit. No insurance certificate is required. Other park users cannot be required to leave the park. Here is a list of city parks in commercial areas:
- Hurl Rock Park, Ocean Boulevard at 20th Avenue South
- Nance Plaza, Kings Highway at Ninth Avenue North
- Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park, Ocean Boulevard at Mr. Joe White Avenue (11th Avenue North)
- Chapin Park, Kings Highway at 16th Avenue North
- Anderson Family Park, Ocean Boulevard at 20th Avenue North
- Cameron Park, Ocean Boulevard at 27th Avenue North
- Woman's Club Park, Ocean Boulevard at Haskell Circle
- Futrell Park, Mr. Joe White Avenue and Dunbar Street
- Park at the former Air Force Base, Farrow Parkway or Myers Avenue