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Nothing makes that special day a memorable and magical one like a wedding on the beach. And nowhere on the Grand Strand hosts better beach weddings than North Myrtle Beach. 

Featuring nine miles of wide, white-sand beaches with the Atlantic Ocean serving as your glistening backdrop, North Myrtle Beach is the ideal location for wedding couples and their guests. Thousands of couples tie the knot on our beaches, and more and more are making North Myrtle Beach the site of both their weddings and their honeymoons. Many married couples return to the place they said "I do" for anniversary trips over the years.

Not only does North Myrtle Beach provide the perfect setting for weddings, but it also is one of the few places along the Grand Strand that allows commercially produced ceremonies on the beach. As a result, the North Myrtle Beach area has an abundance of wedding related businesses, like host hotels, catering services and wedding planners.

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With so many details to iron out, you can get all the help you need to make your North Myrtle Beach wedding day the most enchanting affair possible. Check the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce member directory (link) for a full list of everything you need, such as tuxedo rentals, bridal shops, photographers, florists, equipment rentals, etc.

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HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS: North Myrtle Beach is one of the few cities along the Grand Strand that allows commercially produced weddings on the public beach. Couples must apply for a marriage license at least 24 hours in advance of the wedding. You can do so by visiting the Probate Court, located in the Ralph Ellis Building 107 on Hwy. 57 North in Little River, SC, or by calling (843) 915-5371. There are no permits required for having your wedding ceremony in North Myrtle Beach, although beach rules must be observed. A North Myrtle Beach business license is required for anyone who performs a service within the City limits on the beach, such as photographers, caterers, rental services, etc. If planning your wedding on the beach please take a moment to review the City of North Myrtle Beach Wedding Rules (pdf file).

Obtaining a Marriage License

To obtain a marriage license in Horry County, couples may fill out applications at the Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Ave in Conway; phone (843) 915-5370. There are also two satellite offices — one is in Little River at 107 Hwy 57 North and the phone number is (843) 915-5372. The second satellite office is located in the South Strand at 9630 Scipio Lane in Surfside Beach; phone number (843) 915-5371. (Note: There is a 24-hour wait between application & pick-up).

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* Applications must be on file at least 24 hours before a license can be issued. Individuals under the age of 18 must have certified copies of their birth certificates, as well as notarized statements of consent from a parent or legal guardian. Individuals over age 18 may use a driver's license, voter registration card, birth certificate, or passport to verify age (a Social Security card or Alien ID card also may be required). The fee is $50 cash for all county residents, $75 cash for state residents, and $100 cash or money order for out-of-state residents and all others. For more information, call (843) 915-5370.

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