ELOPING - Whether you live in our local area or visiting and whatever the reason:
finances,secrecy or you just don't want the hassle of a formal wedding, eloping   
or a simple exchange of vows is a great option for you. If you want a wedding with lots
of guests and attendants such as bridesmaids and groomsmen you are not eloping.

Fees at a location of our choice are:

Monday - Friday $100.00 & Saturday $150.00  
Sunday - $200.00  (holidays additional fee)
Limit - 4 guests
(5-10 guests - add $50.00 to daily fee)

Cash only - no checks, debit or credit cards       
(Due before ceremony. Payment must be placed in envelope with marriage
license and given to minister before wedding)

Our ceremony is Christian non-denominational.
For Mississippi weddings go to the "Services" page.


1. Book your ceremony date  
Call Rev. Patricia at (901) 487-6042 or Rev. Shirley at (901) 229-1544
(two weeks or less before your wedding date)
Call Monday through Saturday 9am-8pm  Closed Sunday

If no answer please leave either a voice message or send us a text message stating
your name, number and requested date of ceremony. We will get back with you asap.

        You will be given a date to confirm your appointment.                 
If you do not confirm, appointment will be canceled.     

2. Purchase your license
You may purchase your marriage license anywhere in the state of Tennessee and  
bring with you or Monday-Friday at any of the County Clerk's offices in this area.
For locations, prices and information go to our
"Licenses Info" page

3. Get Married  
Bring your marriage license and fee and meet with minister who will perform your
ceremony. A witness is not required. PLEASE BE ON TIME. When we pronounce that
you are husband and wife, you are legally married. We will sign your license which
you will keep and we will send the necessary papers back to the issuing clerk's office
to record in their records that you were married that day.
You have to do nothing else but enjoy your wedding day!
Bartlett Japanese Gdns, 2975 Alturia, Bartlett,TN - Shelby Co.
Eva Bledsoe Gazebo, 2863 Bartlett Rd,Bartlett, TN - Shelby Co.
Our rain option. (Next to Brad's BBQ) Corner of Stage & Bartlett Roads
Aycock Park Gazebo, 7330 Renda, Millington, TN - North Shelby Co.
The following locations are public parks in this area and can be used without charge for
an elopement with just the Minister, couple, and a few guests.
For our "out of town" couples - the following motels are a short drive from the Shelby County
Clerk's office on Mullins Station Road and the Bartlett Japanese Gardens

Best Western Galleria Inn & Suites
8635 US Highway 64, Bartlett, TN 38133
(901) 372-8000 or toll free: (800) 780-7234

Hampton Inn & Suites
2935 N Germantown Road, Bartlett, TN 38133
(901) 382-2050

5745 Woodlawn, Bartlett, TN

This is a large gazebo with a setting capacity of 40-50.
You may decorate and set chairs but cannot do anything to
change or damage the structure or grounds. The
bathrooms will be open for your guests.

Rental charge is $40.00 1/2 day (Bartlett Residents)
$60.00 1/2 day (non residents)
To rent call the Bartlett Parks Dept at (901) 385-5590

(Minister's fee is $200.00)

11+ Guests?
Guests are limited because of the public park locations. These are simple elopement
ceremonies without formalities or seating.  If you want more than 10 guests or more formalities
we recommend that you rent the Dixon Brewer Gazebo in Bartlett, TN.   
(details and rental fees below).