Delaware Elopments Specializing in Micro-Weddings & Elopements - Newark DE

The Elopement

Elopement as defined by Wikipedia...LOL!

Elopement, colloquially speaking, is often used to refer to a marriage conducted in a sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving a hurried flight away from one's place of residence together with one's beloved with the intention of getting married. Elopements, in which a couple runs away together and seeks the consent of their parents later, may be referred to as non-consensual and consensual abductions respectively. To elope, most literally, means to run away and to not come back to the point origin. SERIOUSLY? NOT!

Elopement as defined by us...

An elopement ceremony is designed to be streamlined, with zero to a few guests (usually witnesses) and is a quick method of getting married. The ceremony is an intentionally small, intimate, meaningful, and cost-effective wedding and is available to couples in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. If you are within a 40 miles radius of our main office in Newark, Delaware, we are your best choice! ...THAT'S MORE LIKE IT!

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Elopement Packages

Please know that we do not provide customized decorations or flowers.

Our platforms are designed with Love, Marriage & Nature in mind.

November ceremonies will be performed at our Indoor Wedding Room unless weather permits.

Our Outdoor Wedding Pergola

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Our Indoor Wedding Room

                                                                  

                                                     

2022 - 2023 Appointments

Please review the online calendar below to see our availability      

CEREMONY PREPARATION & PROCESS

  • Our ceremonial spaces are decorated and wedding-ready!
  • Arrive no earlier than 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • Couples are emailed an online contract, invoice, and questionnaire in advance of the wedding date and time. 
  • Please arrive already dressed for your ceremony. 
  • IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BRING YOUR DELAWARE MARRIAGE LICENSE WITH YOU!
  • DELAWARE couples must provide their own two witnesses to sign the license (minimum 18 years of age)
  • Three car limit for parking at our location
  • Couples that arrive 30 minutes or more past their scheduled appointment will be charged a $50 late fee before the ceremony starts.  

The Packages

Package A:  $115.00 NO WEDDING CEREMONY  - ONLY PAPERWORK COMPLETED - ACQUIRE YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM THE CLERK OF THE PEACE PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH US. WE DO NOT PRODUCE THE LICENSE, WE ARE THE AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL TO COMPLETE AND SIGN THE PAPERWORK.

This option is for couples who don’t require a ceremony and need an authorized signature for the official marriage license in order to make it legal. This service includes the following.

                                                  (EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY 11 am and 12 noon)

  • completion of the document and official signature of the ordained officiant on the marriage license
  • you must bring two witnesses with you to sign
  • the legal filing of the license with the Clerk of the Peace

Currently limited to Delaware residents only and must be performed in Newark, Delaware, the home base of Delaware Elopements

By appointment arrive at our location and remain in your vehicle. We will greet you outside, take your paperwork indoors to complete (15 minutes), then return to your car to have your witnesses sign. Upon completion you keep your copy of the 3-part license, we pronounce you married, and you drive off into the sunset! You are then legally married!

                                                                   

Package B: $425 - Simple Elopement (45 minutes) - at our location TUESDAYS ONLY (12 - 4 pm)                                           November - April: Indoor Wedding Room - the two of you & up to 4 witnesses = 6 total (NO EXCEPTIONS)                                          May - October: Outdoor Wedding Pergola - the two of you & up to 8 witnesses = 10 total (NO EXCEPTIONS

Inclusions:

  • rental of the outdoor "Wedding Pergola" or indoor "Wedding Room" (seasonal)
  • professional wedding officiant
  • semi-customized wedding ceremony
  • decorated wedding chairs set up prior
  • champagne toast for the couple
  • two wedding cupcakes for the couple, made by Cakes by MiMi
  • the marriage license is completed and signed (3 copies: yours, ours, clerk of the peace)
  • legal filing of the marriage license handled on your behalf
  • a keepsake of the ceremony presentation

Package C: $825 - Elopement Bundle (1 hour) -  at our location THURSDAYS ONLY (12 - 4 pm)                                                  November - April: Indoor Wedding Room - the two of you & up to 4 witnesses = 6 total (NO EXCEPTIONS)                                          May - October: Outdoor Wedding Pergola - the two of you & up to 8 witnesses = 10 total (NO EXCEPTIONS)    

Other Locations:  one of our recommended wedding venues or another location of your choice where more guests may be permitted                               

Email us at info@de-elopements.com to inquire about having your Elopement Bundle at a different location as well as to ascertain our availability for a date you have in mind. Please provide us with your vision, the First & Last name for both of you, your phone # and the best time to reach you! We will contact you via phone to discuss all possibilities!

Inclusions:

  • rental of the outdoor "Wedding Pergola" or indoor "Wedding Room" (seasonal)
  • professional wedding officiant
  • 1 hour of professional wedding photography
  • semi-customized wedding ceremony
  • decorated wedding chairs set up prior (if onsite only)
  • champagne toast for the couple (if onsite only)
  • two wedding cupcakes for the couple, made by Cakes by MiMi  (if onsite only) 
  • the marriage license is completed and signed (3 copies: yours, ours, clerk of the peace)
  • legal filing of the marriage license handled on your behalf
  • a keepsake of the ceremony presentation

Schedule and secure your elopement ceremony or license signing appointment now!

Choose an available date/time by clicking on this calendar.  Provide your contact information and make payment all in one step. We will be in touch as quickly as possible but no later than 24 hours to confirm and review the "next steps" with you.  

This calendar reflects available dates/times. 

  • License Signings (15 minutes, paperwork signed only) are scheduled every other Wednesday/Saturday at 10 and 11 am.
  • The Simple Elopement Package (45 minutes) is scheduled onsite Tuesdays between 12 pm - 4 pm.
  • The Elopement Bundle Package (60 minutes) is scheduled onsite or otherwise Thursdays between 12 pm - 4 pm.

 The payment method preferred is by ZELLE made payable to 302-438-8092 Lynda Daring, or VENMO, made payable to @Lynda-Daring.

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