Married in a Day
Folkston has a long history of welcoming visitors who want to get married in a day. The Inn at Folkston hosts many couples who elope to this well-known marriage town.
The following information is provided as general guidance. However the Probate Court at the Charlton County Courthouse requires that you call them at 912-496-2230 to verify all procedures as they are subject to conditions and change.
Couples need to apply for a marriage license at the Charlton County Courthouse on Main Street. Licenses are issued between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (closed noon - 1:00 p.m.). No appointment is necessary. Both a current driver's license and social security card are necessary as proof of age (other proof of age documents must be approved by the clerk's office if one of these documents is not available). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. In some cases, if this is a remarriage following a divorce, legal documentation of the divorce is needed in order to get the marriage license. Once the marriage license has been issued, arrangements can be made with a magistrate or minister to perform the ceremony. A $50.00 donation is given to the minister. Call the Judge of Probate Court at the courthouse at 912-496-2230 to verify all information.
* Honeymoon Special at The Inn *
Reserve a room for three nights midweek (Sunday - Thursday) and take advantage of our Honeymoon Special -- reserve 3 nights, pay for 2 nights.
The Inn at Folkston is a convenient spot for a week's honeymoon. In addition to activities around Folkston such as golfing, train watching, and the Okefenokee Swamp, the coastal islands of north Florida and south Georgia are within an hour's drive. Spend the day on a beautiful Atlantic beach on Jekyll Island, Cumberland Island, St. Simons Island or Amelia Island. Take a day trip to Savannah, one of the South's greatest historic cities, only a two hour drive from The Inn. Visit museums or go to the theater in Jacksonville, Florida, a one hour drive from The Inn. And nothing beats just relaxing at The Inn -- enjoy your honeymoon suite, the front verandah or side deck, bird watch on our two acres, shop downtown Folkston.
For honeymoon reservations contact The Inn at Folkston at 912-496-6256 or 888-509-6246. The Inn will provide a beverage, cake and flowers.