We are a notary public authorized to administer oaths in South Carolina and may perform marriage ceremonies. We are also affiliated with Open Ministry to ordain marriages in multiple states. We focus on providing our couples an excellent ceremony on their special day.
What services do you offer
Wedding Certificate notary
Custom Facebook group to track your ceremony and keep guests up to date.
Yep! We are always excited when couple want to confirm their love for each other. It is our understanding along with the couple that they already have a valid marriage license or they have opted not to legally file for a marriage licence and the officiant will not file any documents with South Carolina County Clerk Offices.
Can I write my own vows?
Sure! If you select a package which allows for a ceremony we encourage all couples to customize their vows. At Moments Wedding Chapel we want our couples to create the memories to last a life time.
Can I customize my wedding?
Within limits! As excited as we are to meet your needs, we may draw some lines as to what we can do. We offer rituals which you can add to your ceremony (see the ceremony add-on section under Packages). As always we are excited to explore creative ceremony options to help create your special moment.
What will our officiants wear
We will guarantee to always dress professional attire for your ceremony. Our attire includes suits with ties or professional style dress similar to clergy members.
Your Venue or Our Venue
We are happy to come to you. but we also offer 2 indoor venues for weddings of 2- 30 people. In addition to our indoor venues we do have local parks to host ceremonies. Couples have the option to either use the park at first come first serve for up to ceremonies for 10 people or less or the couple can reserve space at the park for a fee. Note: We do not perform ceremonies at private residences. Venue must be publicly owned or an official event venue.
Outdoor Venues Couples below can use the venues below for free or reserve space for additional costs. Please note there is a maximum limit how many guest if you are using the parks for free.
Rock Hill City Hall
Palms of Meadows of York $$ (Outdoor and Indoor space available for large weddings)
Actions in Motion Church $
Private venue off of Ebenezer Rd $
What is the process of officiating a marriage
First, the couple applies for a marriage license with a South Carolina Probate Court, which issues 3 copies of the marriage license.
The couple and the notary must sign all 3 copies. The spouses should sign using their legal names regardless of whether they intend to change their names after the marriage ceremony.
For example, a bride who intends to change her name after the marriage ceremony should sign using her maiden name. The couple keeps one copy and the notary files the other two copies with the Probate Court that issued the license
How To Apply For A Marriage License In SC
To get married in the state of South Carolina, you need to obtain a marriage license. The following requirements apply to both residents and non-residents:
Both parties must appear together at the office of a South Carolina county probate judge and file a written application. This application asks for the full name, social security number or alien identification number, age, and place of residence of each person. It is a sworn statement that must be signed by both parties and then notarized in the office of the probate judge.
Some probate judges require both applicants to show their social security cards.
There is a waiting period after the application is filed before the license can be picked up and the marriage can take place. This waiting period varies from county to county, so please contact the appropriate county probate judge at least a week before you plan to get married.
If you are 18 years old or older, you do not need parental consent. But you must provide proof of your age (or simply identification if you're over age 25) by presenting one of the following:
Valid driver's license or state-issued identification card
Original birth certificate or a certified copy of your birth certificate
Current military identification card
Current passport; plus current visa attached if not a US citizen
No blood test or physical exam is required.
South Carolina residency is not required.
A South Carolina license can be used in any county in the state.
If recently divorced, legal proof of the divorce may be needed. This varies by county so please contact the appropriate county probate judge to confirm that county's requirement.
The fee for a marriage license varies from county to county
What payment methods do you accept
We accept all major credit cards, debit, payments though Paypal, cash, checks, Zelle, and money orders.
Contracts and Paperwork
We do have a required contract for all of our packages, except for Making it Legal (which requires just documentation of the service provided). Our contract is simply outlines what services we will provide to you and what is expected of each of party to ensure your moment is special.