Hudson Valley Officiants Elopements
Traditional wedding and marriage ceremonies are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. Traditional wedding and marriage ceremonies can also place a financial strain on couples and their families.
During this challenging time of COVID-19, many couples are postponing or completely cancelling their larger wedding plans. However, they still wish to elope and get married on their original wedding date or sooner. Some couples will even plan a larger wedding in the future when there is less pressure, possibly saved more money, or when COVID-19 is under control.
Whether you are eloping or postponing your current wedding, we can help you marry now! All you need is a marriage license, 1 or two witnesses, or we will supply the witness for you. We will even take some pictures or you can video or zoom the ceremony.
Elopements in 2020 are very different from what we see on television. Couples are not packing a small suitcase, jumping in the car and waking up the Justice of the Peace in the middle of the night to perform an elopement marriage ceremony. Getting married or eloping in our Kingston office is elegant with sheer drapes, flowers, background music, Chiavari chairs & Chandelier.
Elopement, wedding & marriage ceremonies are easy to plan, less expensive and can be religious or non-religious. Elopement, wedding & marriage ceremonies can have as many or as few elements as you wish. Elopement ceremonies can take place in our Hudson Valley Officiants Kingston office (see picture above/below) or any location of your choice. Couples sometimes choose a small intimate elopement ceremony at their home, parents' home, park, beach, lake, vacation destination, steps of a church, waterfront, or perhaps the same location where they got engaged.
Elopements are all about doing it your way. Elopements are about a personal intimate ceremony. Elopements are about focusing on your love, vows and ring exchange. Let's make it simple.....Elopements are all about you!
During COVID-19 2 guests/witnesses are permitted in our Kingston NY office, social distancing, masks and all NY State/CDC regulations apply. This all depends on the executive orders at that time. Currently up to 10 are permitted at your home and up to 50 at a venue or banquet facility.
Hudson Valley Officiants Elopement options (Midweek 10 min in length, Weekends +$50)
Elopement A $150 - Our office. 2 guests/witnesses permitted.
Elopement B $250 - Outside Office within Kingston, Rosendale, Hurley, 10 guests Max.
Elopement C $350 - Anywhere in the Hudson Valley, 10 guests Max).
*Social distancing, masks and COVID-19 regulations all apply, weekend rates higher*
Add Religious elements $25.00
Add Unity Ceremonies $25.00
Hiking to any location $75.00 and up
Weekend rates additional $50.00
Travel Fees $1.00 per mile over 30 each way from Kingston NY
Frameable Marriage Certificate $25.00
If you need us to provide a witness $30.00
***Elopement marriage ceremonies do not include a rehearsal, wedding party, personalization, or any in-person consultations. However telephone consultations are included. Simply call us to check availability, we will then email your invoice so you can secure the date online with payment. Our office assistant will contact you before the ceremony with any questions, confirmation and procedures. If you are looking for in-office consultations, please look at our non-elopement marriage ceremonies which start at $495. If you come to our office for an elopement wedding ceremony, please remember that we are not a wedding venue. No professional photographers, music, food or beverage are permitted. If we come to you, additional travel fees may apply beyond 30 miles each way from Kingston NY.
Hudson Valley Officiants Kingston in-office Elopements