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Get Married in Alaska

Plan your dream wedding in Alaska! There are stunning views for the ceremony and plenty of options for the perfect honeymoon. Getting married in The Last Frontier will leave you with a photobook filled with memories.

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A happy couple ties the knot at Eklutna Lake.
A happy couple ties the knot at Eklutna Lake. ©Donna Dewhurst

It’s the biggest day of your life, make it memorable. Alaska is the perfect place to exchange vows with the one you love. Get married at the top of Mount Alyeska or on the bow of a small cruise ship in front of an icy blue glacier. You will always cherish the memory of tying the knot at the base of the snow capped Chugach Range or under Alaska’s peaceful midnight sun.

Photographers, caterers, and musicians are prepared to handle this special day. From luxurious accommodations to quaint rustic cottages, lodging options abound for you and your guests. Professional wedding planners are ready to coordinate logistics by phone to make the wedding of your dreams a reality.

After the wedding, stay for the honeymoon. Relaxed or filled with adventure, you can tailor the trip to the desires of you and your special someone. Hop aboard a floatplane for a trip to a remote cabin for some fishing and bear-viewing. Ride the rails to Denali or Seward and curl up in front cozy fire with a bottle of wine at a romantic hotel. There are so many choices you may have a difficult time picking just one.

Applications for marriage licenses can be downloaded from the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics website. Blood tests are not required in Alaska. A three day waiting period begins once the application is received.

The marriage must be solemnized by a minister, priest, rabbi, member of the Salvation Army or a marriage commissioner. But in Alaska, anyone (friend, family member, co-worker, U.S. resident or not) can perform a marriage ceremony as long as they first obtain a marriage commissioner appointment from an Alaska court. Marriage Commissioner Information is available through the Alaska Court System.