Oregon is the perfect location for the adventurous couple to elope to. Oregon’s coastline offers up a range of options, including stunning beaches, lush forests, and earthy rugged cliffs. Those who love nature will feel right at home in Oregon. Silver Falls State Park features South Falls, a 177 foot waterfall that couples can walk behind to capture some truly striking photographs. Or Ecola State Park offers up a variety of woodland trails, overlooks and beaches if you want to get a bit of everything. If you like going up high, Mount Hood is Oregon’s largest mountain and offers hiking trails to the top, or even ski lifts, so you can capture some lovely photos with crisp, white snow and a stunning blue sky.
Oregon’s climate is relatively mild, so a summer wedding shouldn’t be too hot or humid to be uncomfortable. Fall through to early spring can be quite rainy, so it’s worth bearing that in mind if you want to get married outdoors.
All states require a marriage license, so you need to ensure that you understand all of the requirements very early in the planning process. Luckily, it’s fairly straightforward in most cases as long as you meet the criteria and follow the state requirements.
Here is what you need to know about getting a marriage license in Oregon.
Yes! Same sex marriage is recognized in all states, and at a federal level, under the Respect for Marriage Act which was signed into law in December 2022.
No. Blood tests have been abolished as part of marriage license applications in all 50 states, so don’t worry if you’re afraid of needles!
Once you’ve gotten the admin out of the way, you can get to the part you’ve been dreaming of: the wedding ceremony!
As you’d expect, each state has different requirements to make a marriage legal. Make sure you follow the guide below to get your marriage legally recognized.
An officiant will be required to solemnize a marriage in Oregon. Eligible individuals include: an Oregon judicial officer, county clerk, or a clergyman of any religious organization.
Those ordained by an online ministry are able to perform marriage ceremonies in Oregon.
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