What are the Top 5 wedding venues in Olympic National Park?
- Lost Mountain Lodge, Sequim: Lauded as one of the Top 40 romantic spots in Washington State, this lodge offers magnificent views and plenty of tranquility. The interior is quite elegant. Accommodates up to 50 guests for receptions so it’s great for a small affair.
- Lake Crescent Lodge, Lake Crescent: The blue waters of Lake Crescent and the spectacular sunsets here make this the perfect place for daytime or evening weddings. Lakeside ceremonies are common and the lodge can accommodate a large party for the reception.
- Hurricane Ridge: With snow on the surrounding Olympic Mountains nearly all year long, Hurricane Ridge provides an idyllic background for any wedding ceremony. However, you will have to go elsewhere for the reception, but Port Angeles is just minutes away.
- Kalaloch Beach: Windswept Kalaloch Beach is a wonderful place to celebrate the uniting of two individuals. Have your wedding right by the water or consider Kalaloch Lodge, which is on a bluff overlooking the ocean.
- Sol Duc Falls: Though all the falls in the park attract those who want to marry outdoors, Sol Duc is one of the most popular spots for Olympic Peninsula weddings. It’s a short .8 mile walk to the falls and there’s a bridge overlooking the waterfall that makes a great “altar” for the ceremony.
How can I obtain a marriage license?
Marriage licenses in Washington state are applied for at the county level. The following is necessary to obtain a marriage license in Clallam or Jefferson Counties, which cover most of the Olympic Peninsula.
- Both parties must be present at the county courthouse for application or may download an application, sign it, and have it notarized if they cannot apply together in person
- Applicants must be 18 or older or else must have a parent or guardian sign a release form (age 17) or must obtain a court order (16 or younger)
- You do not have to be a Washington resident to obtain a license
- No blood tests are required
- No divorce certificates are required
- There is a 3-day waiting period beginning on the day of application
- There is a fee for application
- The license expires 60 days from the first day of application
For more information in Clallam County (Port Angeles), call 360-417-2220
For more information in Jefferson County (Port Townsend), call 360-385-9118