Planning a wedding is no easy task. Lots of planning goes into choosing a venue, and finding the perfect venue to accommodate family and friends. Engaged couples also want to find the perfect landscape to say ‘I Do.’ Find out why Hocking Hills is a top destination for midwestern weddings and how to get a wedding license and select a picturesque wedding space.
Wedding License in Hocking Hills
The first step to getting married in Hocking Hills is to get a wedding license. A few things to keep in mind are the requirements for a wedding in Ohio:
- Residents of Ohio but not Hocking County need a marriage license in the county of residence. These are good for 60 days
- Non-residents of Ohio must get a license at Hocking County Probate Court located at 1 East Main Street in Logan, Ohio
- If one person is from Hocking County, Probate Court is the place to obtain a license
To get the actual license, an ID is required along with a Social Security card. Divorce decrees or copies of the deceased spouse’s death certificate are required to issue the license. Both partners must be present to get the license. Only cash is accepted. The fee is $60.
State Park Licenses
Getting married in Hocking Hills is a dream for many. One requirement to keep in mind is obtaining a state park license for state parks including Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, and Cedar Falls. Any state park requires a permit that may require a letter addressed to the park manager with the date and time of the wedding and preferred location. Call the park office at (740) 385-6842, ext 250.
Couples who want a quick, simple wedding can run for the ‘hills’ and elope at various Hocking Hills venues. Here are some of the most beautiful options to choose from:
- Hocking Hills Cabins: check out their various elopement back pages and options for a honeymoon cabin with everything taken care of by the venue to make it special
- The Traveling Chapel: choose from a private gazebo, a state park, or anywhere in the region. This location is anyone you choose and the Traveling Chapel provides the service on the spot
Choosing the right location for a larger wedding can be challenging. There are so many options but only one right one for you. Choose from many beautiful and different venues across Hocking Hills.
Heart of the Country Event Barn
This indoor event space is located in Rockbridge with accommodations for up to 300 people. Heart of the Country has onsite lodging options available for guests. Scenic views from a beautiful indoor space with outdoor areas to celebrate the big day. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to choose Hocking Hills for an amazing day guests won’t soon forget. 11663 Dalton Rd., Rockbridge, Ohio 43149; (740) 385-3385
Woodland Ridge Lodging
Check out their luxurious Majestic Oaks Lodge which sleeps up to 39 guests. Use the indoor pool and hot tub and enjoy a beautiful pavilion with folding chairs, set up exclusively for weddings. Other lodges and cabins are available with indoor pools, hot tubs, pool tables, and of course space for the wedding of your dreams. Call for more information about weddings and event space rental. 19441 Kalklosch Rd., Logan, OH 43138
Hocking Hills Chapel at Valley View Cabins
Come to Hocking Hills and stay at a beautiful location in Hocking Hills. Get married in a magical wooded forest with a quiet rolling landscape near many nature activities. Valley View Cabins is the premier wedding venue in the area and can host larger and smaller weddings or even elopements. Book spacious, cozy cabins for guests or wedding parties. Look at the many ceremonies and reception sites including the Wedding Chapel and Barn at Rush Creek. Options also include a covered log gazebo, among others. Cabins come with fully equipped kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, hot tubs, and outdoor fire pits. Honeymoon cabins include The Kennedy and Van Buren cabins. Call to find out what is included in a wedding package and for availability and rates.
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
Saying ‘yes’ to the dress is only the beginning of the journey. It can be overwhelming to plan a wedding but Inn & Spa is here to support you on the big day. Weddings at this property have many options from intimate spaces to bigger venues for larger parties. Five areas to choose from including the Gathering Place for up to 40 guests. Use a log cabin with a rustic atmosphere and an open-concept plan or maybe Hilltop Garden is more suitable. Wedding packages are available including elopement or wedding packages including ceremony, dinner, and more. Accommodations include Hocking Hills lodges, yurts, cottages, and bed and breakfast rooms. Have the wedding of your dreams in picturesque Hocking Hills and enjoy all the area has to offer.
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