County Clerk Announces Holiday Wedding Events At Historic Smithville Mansion
Mount Holly, November 12, 2014: County Clerk Tim Tyler announced plans for a wedding event at the historic Smithville Mansion on Smithville Road in Eastampton, NJ. The Clerk will return to the mansion to continue the tradition of Holiday weddings on Friday, December 19, 2014 between the hours of 4pm to 7pm.
“Holiday weddings at the stately Smithville Mansion, the jewel of the county, have been extremely popular over the years” said Clerk Tyler. “It is my pleasure once again to offer couples this unique opportunity to exchange vows at such a gorgeous and historic venue. This is a result of the great working relationship between my office, the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Division of Parks, Friends of Smithville Mansion and Eastampton Township,” added Tyler. There are a limited number of appointments available so interested couples should contact the Clerk’s Office as soon as possible to schedule their ceremony.
Holiday weddings in the beautifully decorated mansion will begin at 4:00 pm with ceremonies scheduled until 7:00 pm. Couples interested in a wedding should contact the office at (609) 265-5142 to ensure an appointment is available. The couple will need to obtain a marriage license from the town in which either of the parties resides. It takes 72 hours to obtain the license, so it cannot be left until the last minute.
Kim-Marie White, Eastampton Township Clerk / Register will be attending the ceremonies at Smithville mansion and providing same day certified copies of marriage certificates so couples do not need to go to the municipal offices at a later date to obtain them. Certified copies are $20.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for each additional copy.
Couples who wish to obtain their marriage certificates that day should have a check payable to “Eastampton Township” or exact cash and a receipt will be provided. A current driver’s license will be required along with a completed vital records request form which may be found on the Eastampton Township web page http://www.eastampton.com/ by clicking on “Registrar of Vital Statistics.”
County Clerk Tim Tyler regularly performs wedding ceremonies for Burlington County residents and persons posted to local military facilities. He has performed special date ceremonies such as 11-11-11, 10-11-12 and 11-12-13 in historic County locations and has held ceremonies regularly for the Holidays since 2009, including St. Valentines’ Day since reviving the tradition in 2011 and a Halloween wedding on the steps of the Historic Prison Museum in 2013. Clerk Tyler has performed over 1,500 ceremonies since taking office in 2009 and may hold the unofficial title as the number one “marrying” county clerk in the State.