Intimate DC Courthouse Wedding

August 8, 2017


All you need to get married is the love of your life. A bird cage veil, white hydrangeas, and a precious few moments for photos at Meridian Hill Park in DC are just cherries on top. 

Here are some tips for getting married in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia (aka The Moultrie Courthouse).

  • Ceremonies at the courthouse need to be booked about one month in advance.
  • Plan to arrive early to get through security.
  • There is a door on the left side (if you are looking straight at the front entrance) of the courthouse where all the lawyers enter through. Because they don’t have to go through the same rigorous screening as other folks, the line goes much faster!
  • Photography is not allowed in the halls, but is allowed in the ceremony rooms.
  • The ceremony room has chairs for 10-15 people, so feel free to bring along your best friends!
  • The officiants I have worked with have been amazing, and will pretty much let you do anything you want. You can walk down the aisle or not, play music or not, say your own personal vows or use their standard vows.  And most importantly, the officiants I have worked with have never placed any restrictions on where photographers can stand, so if you want up close and personal wedding photos, this is definitely the place!

If you have other tips for courthouse weddings, please leave a comment!  And if you are having a courthouse wedding in DC, Virginia, or Maryland, drop me a line!  I would love to be your photographer!


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