The Complete Guide to Getting Married in Hocking Hills

How To Get Married In Hocking Hills – A Complete Guide

Hocking Hills is a top destination for marriages in all of the Midwestern United States. Each year, thousands of couples say “I do” next to picturesque waterfalls or cave within our scenic, natural region. While your wedding day will be a dream come true, planning your big day can be a stressful process. We will take you through some of our top picks for wedding locations, florists, cakes, photographers, and even lodging. We will highlight some companies that have large lodges to host your wedding and a couple companies who have separate lodging in walking distance of each other. Sit back and relax while we walk you through all you need to know for your Hocking Hills wedding.

Obtaining a Wedding License in Ohio

You must obtain a wedding license when getting married. Please keep in mind the following:

If you live in Ohio, but you don’t live in Hocking County you will need to get a marriage license in the county you live in. Marriage Licenses are typically valid for 60 days.
If you’re not from Ohio obtain your license at the Hocking County Probate Court. Details are below.
If one of you lives in Hocking County obtain your license at the Hocking County Probate Court. Details are below.

Hocking County Court House
1 East Main Street, Logan, Ohio 43138
Second floor office #204

Requirements for Obtaining a Marriage License

Please bring with you the following items to obtain your marriage license:

ID Requirement: Bring your ID – driver’s license, passport, or state ID. You will also need to know your social security number. If you have been previously married be sure to bring a certified copy of a divorce decree or a copy of the deceased spouse’s death certificate.
The partners who are getting married should both be present when obtaining the license.

Fees: $60. Cash only.

Obtaining a Permit to Get Married at a Hocking Hills State Parks – Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls

This is only necessary if you plan to get married at one of the Hocking Hills State Parks including Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, etc.

If you would like to get married at Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, or any of the other Hocking Hills parks, you must obtain a permit. Call the park office at (740) 385-6842 extension 250 for details on obtaining a wedding permit. If necessary, write a letter addressed to the park manager stating the time and date of your wedding, and the location you would prefer. Make sure to include back up dates in case there is already a wedding or event planned at that location for your date. The address of the state park office is 19852 State Route 664 S Logan, Ohio 43138.

Hocking Hills State Park will open wedding permit applications starting June 1st, 2021. To have a wedding at a Hocking Hills park (Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, etc.) you must get a permit. You can apply for a wedding permit by calling the park at 740-385-6842 extension 250


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