Frequently Asked Questions About Weddings

Here are a number of questions that couples getting married have asked, some refer to issues relating to getting married, and some refer to our wedding services. Please feel free to telephone or email us with your questions. We hope some of these observations will help you in planning your special day.

How does a couple actually get legally “married?”
A couple is officially “married” when a legally authorized person performs an official ceremony uniting them in marriage, and signs the County marriage license. Legally authorized persons are all clergy (i.e. priests, ministers, rabbis, etc.) and certain other persons specifically authorized such as Judges, Justices of the Peace, etc. For information on getting your Marriage License, contact your County Clerk’s office if you’re an Ohio resident.

Can I get married at the chapel after hours or on holidays?
Yes of course! Please inquire.

Do you marry same-sex couples?
Yes! We have been doing commitment ceremonies for many years and are so happy we can now formally marry same-sex couples. We believe that love is love.

Do I need witnesses?
No, witnesses are not required in the state of Ohio.

Where do I obtain a marriage license?
If you are a resident, you must file for your marriage license in the county in which you live. There is no waiting period or blood test requirement in Ohio, so the process is generally very fast and easy. If you are traveling from out of state to hold your ceremony with us, you will need to obtain your marriage license in Franklin county, which is where we are located.

We are getting married in the garden, what happens if it rains?
When you book with us,  you are reserving our entire facility and our staff. If it rains on the day of your outdoor ceremony, we will happily relocate you to our indoor wedding chapel.

I’m nervous, I don’t know anything about planning a wedding.
Never fear! We have helped plan and marry over 2,000 couples. Our Petite Wedding Package covers all of “big” must-haves for a beautiful ceremony. If there are additional details you have questions about, just ask! We’re here to help.