Say “I do” surrounded by unforgettable Alaska beauty. Maybe you’re dreaming about exchanging rings atop a towering turquoise glacier, or reciting your vows under the warmth of the midnight sun — if you’re searching for the perfect natural setting for your perfect day, Anchorage can help. Find inspiration with these incredible locations, unique ceremonies, and special Alaska touches, then start planning the wedding of your dreams with the help of experienced local vendors and venues.
"I Do" FAQs
Obtaining an Alaska marriage license is pretty simple, it just takes a little time. Nonresident and resident adults are eligible to apply, and applications must be signed in person at the Anchorage Vital Records Office (or an Alaska courthouse, if outside the city). There is a $60 application fee, and a waiting period of three business days between receipt of the application and issuance of the license. Licenses are valid for three months from the date of issuance. Click here for more information and a marriage license application.
Top Spots to Tie the Knot
When it comes to finding the perfect location, Anchorage offers a dizzying array of choices for gatherings large and small. Whether you’re planning an intimate elopement in the mountains or a dazzling destination wedding surrounded by family and friends, these ideas can help provide only-in-Anchorage inspiration
If you’re searching for “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue,” Anchorage’s ancient aqua-hued glaciers will check at least two of those requirements off the list. The city sits within 50 miles of 60 gorgeous glaciers where the ice sparkles brighter than any diamond, so it’s easy to find the perfect one. Travel by helicopter, snowmobile, boat or foot, then pop champagne or pose for pictures against a backdrop of wild Alaska beauty.
Dance until the sun goes down — if you’re celebrating a wedding in Anchorage in the summer, you’ll be dancing all night long. Extended daylight hours and warm-but-never-too-hot temperatures mean perfect conditions for outdoor receptions immersed in Alaska’s natural splendor.
Tie the knot under the glow of the northern lights, or arrive at the ceremony by dog sled or sleigh. Winter in Anchorage means golden afternoons, snow-capped mountains, twinkling holiday displays, and cozy city nights — an ideal setting for winter weddings steeped in northern charm.