Myrtle Beach Destination Wedding Guide
From calming sea breezes, gorgeous golf and waterfront tranquility to zooming coasters, live rock and heart-pumping watersports…a destination wedding in Myrtle Beach is one that promises every combination of calm and pulse-pounding activities for you and your guests.
There’s live music at nearly ever bar and restaurant, amusement parks and tours galore, a floating casino and seemingly every other kind of fun under the sun. It’s Cupid’s coastal paradise, but what about all the technical stuff like marriage licenses and fees? Compliments of the Myrtle Beach tourism board and Honeymoons.com, here’s the Myrtle Beach destination wedding guide for where to go and what to do to tie the knot in Myrtle Beach.
- Licenses and fees
First off, couples have to obtain a wedding license from within the state of South Carolina. Couples can get an application from the Government & Justice Center located at 1301 2nd Ave., Conway, South Carolina. Their phone number is (843) 915-5370, and the numbers for its two satellite offices in South Strand and Surfside Beach are (843) 915-5372 and (843) 915-5371. Applications have to stay on file for at least 24 hours before couples can obtain their license to wed. To download the application and get started on your destination wedding in Myrtle Beach, click here or call (843) 915-5370 for more info.
Couples will need a Social Security card and driver’s license, voter registration card, passport or original birth certificate. There is a $100 fee for out-of-state residents, and a $75 fee for couples residing in South Carolina .
If seeking a license in Georgetown County, apply in person at the courthouse at 715 Prince St., Georgetown, South Carolina. Anyone 24 or younger needs a photo ID and their Social Security number. There’s a wait of a 24 hours before couples can get their license, and a $35 fee. Call (843) 545-3079 for more info.
- Marrying on beaches and in parks:
To marry on a public beach, your wedding must be non-commercial. This means that you have no photographers, wedding planners, caterer or anyone else who has a paid role in the service. However, all kinds of weddings are allowed in the public parks if you make reservations and obtain a Facility Use Permit from City Hall. Call them at (843) 918-1008.
You may have to pay a shelter rental fee of $42.75. Some public parks are in commercial areas, which means you don’t need a reservation or a Facility Use Permit. Below is a list of city parks in commercial areas, but it can all get a bit confusing, so couples with questions can call City Hall for details at (843) 918-1008.
-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