Planning Your Wedding in the Mountains?
Here's all the information you need to plan – and enjoy – your special day!
Getting Your License
Swain County Administration Building
Register of Deeds
101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Issued: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $60. No waiting period
You do not have to be a resident of North Carolina, however you must have proof of age and your social security card.
If you are under 21 you have to have a certified copy of your birth certificate, your Social Security card and a picture ID. If you are over 21 you just need your Social Security card and a picture ID.
Licenses from other Counties in NC
Licenses are valid if issued in any county of North Carolina; however they must be returned for filing to county of origin. If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse’s death must be supplied. If the divorce was within 90 days, a signed copy of the divorce decree will need to be shown.
Public Wedding Venues
Courthouse Ceremony Performed by Magistrate. Cost: $20
Weddings in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park require a special use permit and a small fee. 50 locations to choose from. Learn more and view video.
Weddings at Riverfront Park
Swain County Administration 828-488-9273
Weddings on Island Park
Bryson City Town Office 828-488-3335