The Elopement

Elopement as defined by Wikipedia...

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 a non-consensual and consensual abductions respectively. To elope, most literally, means to run away and to not come back to the point origin.

Elopement as defined by us...

An elopement ceremony is designed to be streamlined, with zero to a few guests (usually witnesses) and is quick method of getting married. The ceremony is an intentionally small, intimate, meaningful, cost-effective and authentic 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!

This option is for couples who want to be married at our home base in Newark, Delaware, or the comfort of your own home or other intimate location. This option does not apply to those who haven't decided on a date or location yet.

Timeframe: within 14 days
People in Attendance:

  • At our home base in Newark, DE: up to 5 people (includes Bride/Groom, officiant, and two witnesses if needed)
  • Your home or other location: no limit

Investment: $200
Officiant: Lynda Daring, Professional Wedding Officiant

  • initial phone consultation
  • semi-customized ceremony
  • officiant will travel round-trip up to 40 miles
  • Maryland and Pennsylvania do not require witnesses
  • couples provide their own witnesses in DE and MD
  • the marriage license must be acquired ahead of time and presented prior to the Ceremony

Photographer: we can arrange for a photographer upon request. The standard investment is typically $250 per hour.
Your Total Investment: $200 (unless photography is desired)

Schedule and secure your elopement ceremony now!

Find 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 quick as possible but no later than 24 hours to confirm and review the "next steps" with you.  


License Signing - No Ceremony

Fee: $100.00

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

  • official signature on the marriage license
  • two witnesses are provided on behalf of the couple in Delaware
  • legal filing of the license

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

Please provide us with your name and contact information so we can call you to make arrangements to have witnesses available for your license signing. We will provide you with an invoice for you to make a secure online payment using your Debit/Credit card.

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