You will need to get a marriage license at the Mobile County Courthouse which is located next to the Mobile County Government Plaza in Downtown Mobile, Alabama at 151 Government Street. Here is a link to Google Map showing the location of the Courthouse and downtown which will open in another window.
Here are a couple items for consideration if you are wanting to get hitched in Mobile…
Having your wedding ceremony in your home is very popular, whether it’s in your den or out in your back yard.
West Mobile Chapel…
The church I serve as pastor is a small chapel on the west side of Mobile, Alabama and sometimes I am able to meet with a couple and their few family and friends for a courthouse alternative type simple ceremony. Please visit my Chapel page to learn more.
Public Park Locations…
Spanish Plaza (View Map) is about 3 or four blocks down from the Mobile courthouse, on the same side of the Government Street. You have the Courthouse, Government Plaza, Radisson, Holiday Inn, Mardi Gras Museum, and Spanish Plaza. On the other side of Spanish Plaza is the Mobile Chamber of Commerce/Visitors and Convention Bureau. This park is probably the easiest and usually the least crowded. If you ask me which one I prefer, it is Spanish Plaza.
Cathredral Square (View Map) is across from the Catholic Cathedral and one street over from Government Street, directly behind a white Presbyterian Church on Government. The drawback is that it is an open area and can be crowded.
Municipal (Langan) Park is a good option if you are coming down 98 on the Northwest side of Mobile, Alabama.
Washington Square is a more secluded city park, just down the road a mile or so from the courthouse, on the same side of the road, at 251 Chatham Street at the corner of Chatham and Augusta Street.
Let me add a word about meeting in the parks…it is fine with the city for us to meet and have your wedding ceremony, but they will get a little itchy if you bring a wedding party and an audience. If you have more than yourselves and at most a few friends or family, you won’t need to purchase an event permit.
If you are wearing a gown and tux and bringing a group of guests, I would recommend placing a call to the Mobile City Parks department at 251-208-1601.
Officiating Fees/Suggested Honorarium – Mobile, Alabama – includes filing the marriage license and taking any photos that you may want using your camera/phone, no deposit required, and I’ll bring you a copy of my small book “The Wedding Ceremony and Beyond” or if it’s a vow renewal I will bring a frameable keepsake Certificate of Vow Renewal.
Weekday AM – Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. before 3:00 PM – $100
Weekday PM – Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. after 3:00 PM – $125
Weekends AM/PM – Fri. after 3:00 PM; Sat. all day; Sun. all day – $200
West Mobile Chapel – Please visit the Chapel page for officiating fee/suggested honorarium.
*Holidays – There is an additional $100 Holiday Scheduling Fee for weddings on a holiday, which are New Year’s Eve/Day, Valentine Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Halloween Night, Thanksgiving Eve/Day, Christmas Eve/Day.
**Deposit & Honorariums – Advanced deposit is not required, payment at time of wedding is fine, fee and honorarium given contributes to my pastoral ministry because I do not receive a salary from my small church.
Check If I’m Available to Officiate…
Please visit the Availability & Booking page to see how to check if I’m available to officiate.