Every year hundreds of people choose to get married on the beach. Myrtle Beach, with its beautiful coastline and wonderful atmosphere, is an excellent location for beach nuptials. Before you start sending out the invitations, however, make sure you’ve read the following check list of important information.
A valid Horry county marriage license is the first thing you’ll need. You can apply for one at the Horry County Courthouse in Conway. The courthouse is located at 1301 Second Avenue. A marriage license application includes a mandatory 24 hour waiting period, so don’t try to apply for the license on the same day of the wedding. Couples need to complete a statement that shows they are eligible to get married. Licenses can be picked up the following day. A license is $50 for Horry County residents, $75 for South Carolina residents and $100 for out of state visitors.
If you’re from South Carolina, you can also apply for a marriage license in the county where you live, as all South Carolina marriage licenses are valid throughout the state. However, you cannot use an out of state license.
If you want to get married on the actual beach please be aware that commercially produced weddings are not allowed. This means that if you’re going to be paying anyone to produce your wedding…a photographer, officiant, etc., that it cannot take place on a public beach. However, non-commercial weddings are allowed. Just remember that when you’re on a public beach there will be other beach goers around you. Beaches cannot be cleared for weddings.
Both commercial and non-commercial weddings are allowed in public parks, but just like at the beach, other park goers cannot be required to leave. Call city hall at (843) 918-1008 for more information.
Public Parks in Myrtle Beach
Hurl Rock Park | 20th Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard
Nance Plaza | Ninth Avenue North and Kings Highway
Justin W. Pyler Boardwalk Park | Mr Joe White Avenue and Ocean Boulevard
Chapin Park | 16th Avenue North and Kings Highway
Anderson Family Park | 20th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard
Cameron Park | 27th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard
Gardens By The Sea | Haskell Circle and Ocean Boulevard
Futrell Park | Dunbar Street and Mr. Joe White Avenue
Valor Park | Farrow Parkway at The Market Common
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