Eloping in Clearwater

Learn About Elopement Packages in Clearwater

Clearwater Elopement Details

Clearwater is in Florida’s Tampa Bay area and is known for sunny weather and some of the most beautiful crystal clear gulf coast beaches. Clearwater Beach on a barrier island, is a 3-mile stretch of white sand backed by hotels, shopping, and restaurants.

Clearwater Elopement Packages

$1200$Starting at
  • Standard Plan

    • Includes personal elopement planner, 60 minutes of photography, permits & fees, modern officiant, and more!
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$2800$Starting at
  • Deluxe Plan

    • Includes everything in the epic plan plus cake cutting, champagne, mini picnic reception, and more!
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  • Destination
    Clearwater, Florida
  • Elopement Venues
    Clearwater Beach, Waterfront Deck
  • Seasons Available
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Included
    60min photography
    assistance with ceremony timeline/transportation
    location permits/fees
    marriage license instructions
    modern wedding officiant
    personal elopement planner
    personal vows
    religious or nonreligious ceremony
    vendor referrals (hair makeup transportation)
    witness if necessary
  • Not Included
    90min photography
    alcohol
    bouquet and matching boutonniere
    location permits/fees for up to 10 people
    transportation
  • Extra
    day-of coordinator
    extra photography
    videography

1. HOW CAN I ELOPE IN CLEARWATER?

To get married in Clearwater, visiting couples should go together to the nearest clerk of the circuit court office to obtain a marriage license. Florida marriage licenses are good for 60 days. Florida residents must wait three days to get a license. However residents who can provide documentation showing they completed a state-approved marriage preparation course within the year won’t have to wait three days.   A marriage license does not mean you are married, and it is not proof of marriage. Rather, it's documentation that shows you are allowed to get married. You still have to do the marriage ceremony/say your vows! But don’t forget to return the actual license to the clerk’s office where it was issued as your final step. They will give you certified copies of your marriage license for records.

2. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ELOPE IN CLEARWATER?

We have options to fit every single budget! Our elopement packages can be tailored for any budget-conscious couple or those looking to splurge on additional decor and details. The standard fee is around $90, which can be reduced to around $60 for Florida residents who have completed a premarital preparation course. There are potential permitting fees if you’re planning to elope at a park or certain outdoor venues. We will be able to provide more info and take care of any required permitting fees in advance of your elopement date. 

3. WHERE CAN YOU ELOPE IN CLEARWATER?

Clearwater is home to a number of beautiful beaches, waterfront resorts and parks. For couples seeking a tropical elopement, this is the place for you. Some of our favorite locations to consider in Clearwater are Harborside Chapel, Clearwater Beach and the Clearwater Hyatt hotel. There may be permitting fees associated with outdoor locations and venues in Clearwater, but we can assist with taking care of those fees when planning. Looking for some inspiration? 

4. WHAT IS THE BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN CLEARWATER?

Clearwater is home to one of the most popular beaches in the nation, Clearwater Beach. It’s easily the most picturesque and popular location amongst all of our couples who select this location. Not to mention, it’s surrounded by beautiful resorts and dining options to make your visit even more enjoyable. If you’re looking to kickoff your honeymoon right after the ceremony, Clearwater is right for you! You can kick back and relax as you watch the sunsets across the Gulf of Mexico with a drink in hand. 

5. DO YOU NEED A WITNESS TO GET MARRIED IN CLEARWATER?

Although the marriage certificate has two spaces for witnesses to sign, they are not required by Florida law. The officiant’s signature on the certificate is required.

6. HOW MUCH DOES A COURTHOUSE WEDDING COST IN CLEARWATER?

A civil ceremony at the Pinellas County Courthouse will cost $30 in addition to the fees associated with obtaining your marriage license.

7. CAN I GET A CLEARWATER MARRIAGE LICENSE ONLINE?

You can pre-register for your marriage license online, but will need to visit the courthouse to finalize your application and receive your license. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some courthouses are offering virtual Zoom appointments. Be sure to do your research online ahead of time.

Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida, United States, northwest of Tampa and St. Petersburg. To the west of Clearwater lies the Gulf of Mexico and to the southeast lies Tampa Bay. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 107,685. Clearwater is the county seat of Pinellas County and is the smallest of the three principal cities in the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater metropolitan area, most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearwater,_Florida

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Elopement Venues in Clearwater, Florida

These are some of the locations we’ve booked elopements at in the past, if you see one you like let us know -- if you have something else in mind contact us and we’ll see if we can make it work! Be sure to read our beach elopement planning tips if you go forward with a beachfront elopement in Florida!
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Clearwater Beach
$1200+
couple saying their vows
Waterfront Deck
$1200+

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