WOO! Congratulations y'all! I'm so excited that you're getting married!

Getting married in Bald Head Island requires a a bit of planning but once you figure out your date, where you'd like to get married, everything else is a piece of cake.

To get married in Bald Head Island, you'll need a Brunswick County marriage license and an officiant that services the Brunswick County.

Here's the steps of how to get married in Bald Head Island

  1. Fill out a Marriage Application Form.
  2. Schedule an Appointment with the Register of Deeds
  3. Bring your Driver's License, Photo ID, or Military ID AND your Social Security Card
  4. As well as $60 either in Cash. No card readers are available at the Brunswick County.
  5. Get your Marriage License from Register of Deeds of Brunswick County.
  6. Schedule an appointment with an officiant and get married
  7. Congrats! you're married!

How to get your Marriage License

First off, you can get your marriage license from any county within North Carolina. But I'd generally suggest getting yours where you're getting married at because your officiant will need to file it with the Register of Deeds after the ceremony.

With that being said, here's how you get your marriage license.

  1. Call the Brunswick County Register of Deeds at (910) 253-2690 or email them at rod@brunswickcountync.gov
  2. Fill out the Marriage Application form here.
  3. Bring your Government Issued Photo ID or Passport and your Social Security Card. Your paystubs or your Tax forms are accepted.
  4. Bring $60 Cash. No card readers are available at the Brunswick County.
  5. You AND your partner are ready to appear at your scheduled appointment and get your Marriage License!

Note that the Marriage License in Brunswick County is only valid for 60 days. Be sure to get it within the date of your wedding.

Bald Head Island Officiants

Since you've opted to get married in Bald Head Island, you're going to need an officiant to marry you and your partner.

Here's a few I'd highly recommend that service Bald Head Island.

Sherri Crawford 

Sherri a fantastic officiant based in Wilmington, servicing Bald Head Island. The best way to get a hold of her is via phone or email. To make it easier for her, have a date & address to see if she's available for your date.

"If I could, I would give Sherri 10 stars out of 5! From the time we reached out to inquire about her services, Sherri was an absolute dream to work with to officiate our wedding. She is so warm and empathetic and took the time to craft a ceremony that was special and catered to us while also intertwining elements to make all of our guests feel welcome. We received countless comments on how special our ceremony was - all thanks to Sherri! I cannot recommend her enough - if you are looking for an officiant in Wilmington and surrounding areas, SHERRI IS YOUR GAL!"

- Kendall B.

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LGBTQ Friendly

Website: https://www.officiantsherri.com/

Email: officiantsherri@gmail.com

Phone: 910-431-3428 

Zelle: 910-431-3428 

Venmo: loudgirlmedia@gmail.com

Kelley Wheat-Rivers

Kelley operates without a website or weddingwire or the knot, so it might be hard to get a hold of her. But she's very well known in the Wilmington Community facebook group. So much so that she's recommended almost immediately, without hesitation. She's part of the LGBTQ community.

The best way to reach her is via email.

Email: revkelley@uucwnc.org

Will Poole

Will is like that one good friend that will volunteer to officiate your wedding. He is kind and down-to-earth officiant based in Wilmington, servicing Bald head Island.

"Will is absolutely wonderful!! He is so kind, and we had a beautiful wedding ceremony thanks to him. There were lots of laughs and smiles all around! Thank you, Will, for your amazing service- we are so grateful for you and loved having you with us on our special day!!!"

- Lea K.

Website: https://www.jwpceremonies.com/


Phone: 910-520-8287

Where to get married in Bald Head Island

Once you've picked out your officiant, you'll need a location in Bald Head Island to get married at. Remember that cars are not available in the entire island. You'll need to rent out a golf cart to get around.

Note: It was rather hard to find if any testimonials for these venues below.

My close friend and wedding planner Devon and I will be working together this summer for a wedding in Bald Head Island. If you'd like to get location ideas for your wedding, please inquire via her form below.


Here are a few recommendations

Bald Head Island Club

Website: https://www.bhiclub.net/weddings

Address301 S Bald Head Wynd, Bald Head Island, NC 28461

Phone: (910) 457-7300

Schedule an Appointment

Forest Pavilion

Website: https://www.maritimemarketbhi.com/forestpavilion

Shoals Club

PHONE: (910) 454-4888



Website: https://www.shoalsclub.com/weddings

What's Next?


Submit the form below

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We're going go over your wedding date, wedding vendors, style, and estimated cost of the wedding.


Book your vendors

Once you receive your quote, we'll start booking your wedding vendors.

We'll send you invoices + contracts to get you set up with the wedding vendors required in Bald Head Island.


Get married!


Then we'll call you to finalize your timeline and shot list. We'll arrive 1 hour before the target time to set up. We'll photograph your wedding.

Finally, we'll edit and send your photos within 7-14 days!

Wedding Photographer in Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Hi everyone! I'm Glenn Guiao. I hope you enjoyed this article. I love researching for ways to get married in North Carolina. If you're looking for a wedding photographer + wedding planner + officiant, fill out and submit the form below to get started.

Looking forward to hear from you!