OKC Courthouse Weddings & Elopements

How to elope in downtown OKC & hire your courthouse ceremony photographer

For some couples, the thought of a big, elaborate wedding with all the planning and expenses that come with it can be overwhelming. But that doesn’t mean they want to skip out on the special moment of getting married altogether. That’s where OKC courthouse elopements come in.

At the Courthouse Chapel next door to the County Clerk’s office in downtown Oklahoma City, couples can have a simple and intimate wedding ceremony without all the fuss. With a courthouse elopement, you can exchange your vows and become legally married in a matter of minutes, surrounded by only your closest loved ones.

So why might you choose an OKC courthouse elopement? Perhaps you’re on a tight budget and want to save money on a big wedding. Or maybe you prefer a more low-key and personal ceremony. Courthouse elopements are also a great option for couples who want to get married quickly, perhaps because of a deployment or other time-sensitive situations.

The process for courthouse elopements is straightforward. First, you’ll need to obtain a marriage license from the Oklahoma County Clerk’s office. Since judges do not perform daily ceremonies, you go next door to schedule a ceremony with the Courthouse Wedding Chapel. Appointments with the courthouse wedding chapel are encouraged, but most ceremonies can be performed on the same day for as little as $80. On the day of your ceremony, you’ll need to bring your marriage license, valid ID, and any witnesses you want to have present.

While courthouse elopements are simple and budget-friendly, many couples still want to capture these moments with professional photographs. That’s why hiring a photographer who specializes in small elopements for your courthouse elopement is a great idea. A photographer can document the special moment and provide you with beautiful, lasting memories of your wedding day.

So, you’re planning a courthouse elopement… Cheers to you!

There’s nothing more exciting than choosing to get married the way you want. For couples choosing a ceremony at the Oklahoma Courthouse Chapel, I’ve got you covered with the perfect photography package to celebrate your ceremony, moments after, and of course: gorgeous photos of the two of you to celebrate this special occasion!

Read on for your guide to weddings at the OKC Courthouse Chapel and photography packages!

Meet your courthouse elopement photographer

I’m Lexi, your elopement photographer! I’m an expert on OKC elopements and passionate about capturing wedding ceremonies, big or small, and helping couples make their Oklahoma City Courthouse elopement an amazing experience. Working with me will be stress-free and fun as you marry your person, explore the city, and relive those moments through the photographs I take. So excited to hear from you!

How to have a Courthouse Elopement in OKC

Imagine your intimate ceremony at the courthouse chapel in the city followed by portraits together at a nearby park or a rooftop overlooking OKC. What a way to get married! Simple, no frills, and all about you two. Oklahoma City is the perfect place for your courthouse elopement together. Here is a short guide on how to make it happen, as well as elopement pricing for photos!

YOU’LL need a marriage license

You can schedule an appointment to apply for your marriage license in Oklahoma County by calling (405) 713-1705. Read more about the license qualifications and info here. Your marriage license can be from any county in Oklahoma.

YOU need to book an appointment at the courthouse chapel

Oklahoma does not have a judge that performs daily wedding ceremonies—instead, there is a chapel conveniently located across the hall from the Oklahoma County Marriage License Office! Although they do take walk-ins, it is highly recommended that you reserve a time with them. Find out more info here.

YOU need a photographer!

That’s where I come in! 🙂 I’m here to document your Courthouse Chapel ceremony and give you gorgeous photos and a seamless experience to document this special day in your lives.

Courthouse Elopement Questions

You can schedule an appointment to apply for your marriage license in Oklahoma County by calling (405) 713-1705. Read more about the license qualifications and info here.

Oklahoma doesn’t have a justice of the peace that performs daily ceremonies at the county courthouse. So, there is a chapel nestled inside the courthouse where you can have a quick ceremony!

After you have your marriage license, you can walk in or schedule an appointment (highly recommend scheduling an appointment!)
You can visit the Courthouse Chapel website here for information and to make your appointment.

No! You can actually get married anywhere in Oklahoma. The only things required for a legal ceremony are an officiant and two witnesses for your license.

“We appreciated how much she thought about the steps when we had no idea what we were doing! It was so helpful to be so updated along the way for our courthouse elopement!”

– karmen and brandon, elopement clients

OKC Courthouse Elopement Package



  • 2 hours of photo coverage for your courthouse ceremony and couples photos downtown
  • Complimentary champagne for toasting
  • All of your edited photos delivered in an online gallery
  • Online booking to make hiring your elopement photographer super easy
  • Any questions you have along the way, answered!

The Courthouse wedding process

Email Lexi

Get in touch! Once you send me an email using my contact form, we’ll get started with booking your wedding date!

Bride and groom signing their marriage certificate after their elopement at The Study

License and Chapel

Schedule your appointment with Oklahoma County Clerk’s office to obtain your marriage license. Schedule your wedding ceremony with the Courthouse Chapel right next door to the county clerk’s office, or choose to have your small ceremony elsewhere in OKC!

Your Ceremony

It’s here — Your wedding day! I photograph your ceremony and photos with any guests you have present. Then, we’ll explore an area of the city for couples portraits together!

Your Gallery Delivery

Happy dance! You’ll be getting a sneak peek of your photos about a week from our adventure together, and your full gallery delivered in 4 weeks. From there, your gorgeous photos are yours to keep forever— to hang in your home, print, make into albums— you name it!

Real deal ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews

“Lexi listened attentively to our vision for the day

and went above and beyond to ensure that our photos captured the essence of our micro ceremony/elopement and our vibe as a couple. Her ability to provide gentle direction while still allowing for natural moments to shine through resulted in photographs that perfectly reflected the joy and intimacy of our special day.”

See their wedding day here

Kelli + Tony enjoyed their perfect wedding day in downtown OKC with a rooftop champagne toast and a quick visit to one of their favorite bars.

See their photos

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