Saying “I Do” by the Sea

For couples interested in tying the knot on Long Beach Island, look no further than the Borough of Beach Haven! There are many different locations to choose from whether it be a museum, a resort, an inn, beach and bay pavilions or the classic beach front ceremony.  Bay Magazine has fabulous ideas of Beach Haven Weddings.

Making an Appointment for a Marriage License

All applications for a marriage license are by appointment only. To make an appointment for a marriage license please call the Borough Clerk’s Office at 609-492-0111 ext. 215 or use this form to schedule an appointment online.

Who should make an appointment?
  • Couples that reside in Beach Haven full time and are planning on getting married in New Jersey should apply in Beach Haven for their marriage license.

  • Couples that are from out-of-state and are planning to get married within the boundaries of Beach Haven (12th street to Nelson Ave) should apply in Beach Haven for their marriage license.

All other couples should apply for their marriage license in the New Jersey municipality in which they reside.

When to make your appointment?

No “Vegas” speed weddings here! The State of New Jersey has a 72-hour mandatory waiting period between the time of application and the time that we can issue your license. Please make sure to provide enough time between your appointment and date of ceremony.weddings in beach haven

What to bring with you?

Please bring the following items with you for your Marriage Application appointment:

  • A valid driver’s license or other form of acceptable photo identification

  • Proof of residency-physical address on your driver’s license or a utility bill received within the last 90 days

  • A witness, 18 years of age or older with valid identification

  • $28 application fee (cash, check or money order made out to the Borough of Beach Haven)

  • Proof of dissolution of a previous marriage, civil union or domestic partnership (divorce decree, death certificate or dissolution paperwork)

Where to get married?

The Borough of Beach Haven has many lovely locations for wedding ceremonies in our 1 square mile both public and private.

Public areas available for wedding ceremonies:
  • Pearl Street and 5th Street Beach Pavilions

  • Taylor Avenue Bay Pavilion

  • Gazebo at Veteran’s Memorial Park

  • Any span of beach in between 12th Street and Nelson Ave.

Rules for getting Married in the public areas of Beach Haven

Our motto: “A beach bride is a laid-back bride,” that being said, there are no reservations for use of any of the public areas. These areas are considered public areas and are utilized on a first come first serve basis. We recommend that a family member start setting up the area ½ hour prior to your ceremony. You are in charge of cleaning up the area afterward. If you have decorations, we ask that they be free-standing or tied, we do not want tacks, staples, nails, or holes in the brand new structures. If you are planning to have music or sound system that it be self-contained as many of the public areas do not have electricity. Because these are public areas, you may not keep the general public from using the pavilions, beach access, or any other public right-of-way. There is no consumption of alcoholic beverages allowed in any public area.

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The Gables

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Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club

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The Williams Cottage Inn

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The Island Guest House

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Museum of New Jersey Maritime History

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Long Beach Island Historical Museum