Categories Represented by the BCWPA:
Marriage License Information
Blount County Wedding Professionals Association
Imagine your dream wedding in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Blount County, Tennessee. Maryville, Tennessee, and the surrounding landscapes, make our area an exceptional choice for your special day!
With the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains, the historical landmarks, the fine catering, fine arts and special services that abound in our county, quite simply you are making the right choice to have the very best for your Tennessee Wedding. We welcome you to the Blount County Wedding Professional Association and thank you for considering our gifted and talented members as you plan to exchange your vows.
Maryville is the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee. Located just 20 minutes south of Knoxville with the Smoky Mountains as a backdrop in the near distance, Maryville, Tennessee is a beautiful location for a wedding or special event. Culture and history abound in this beautiful community and a quality of excellence is apparent in the pavilions, special events, and opportunities that are offered throughout the year in it’s city.
Townsend, Tennessee is often referred to as the Quiet Side of the Smokies. Townsend is located at the end of Little River Road which connects Townsend to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Cades Cove and The Wye are popular spots in Townsend for all ages and interests. The simple beauty of Townsend and it’s quiet nature makes it a wonderful choice for a county wedding or event.
Walland is a community that lies between Towsend and Maryville and is the very essence of East Tennessee rural settings. Surrounded by mountain scenes, with old time working farms and homesteads around, Walland is truly an experience you want to feel as you set yourselves among the quiet scenes it provides.
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Hosting over 9 million visitors annually, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America's most visited national park. It is a landscape that combines natural and cultural history beautifully. History unfolds before the eyes, emerging from lush forests and rich lowland valleys. Blount County lies at the foothills of this spectacular park. The popular gateway cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville are located just 40 minutes from most Blount County areas.
While getting married in the Smokies of East Tennessee is a magical moment in your life, you need to make sure you understand the state laws and requirements for a marriage license before your wedding. You cannot get married in Tennessee without a license obtained from a County Clerk (see County Clerk locations at the bottom of the page).
You will need to bring:
* Proof of social security number - either a social security card or driver's license containing your social security number.
* Either a state-certified birth certificate, driver's license, or state-issued ID.
For Legal Aliens who do not have a social security number, you will also need:
* Resident Alien card or a valid passport and American visa with valid expiration dates.
You must know the following:
* Parents full name with maiden name of mother.
* Parents state of birth and address (if living).
* Applicant's number of prior marriages and the date the last marriage ended (if applicable).
There is no required blood test and no waiting period; you receive your license the moment it is filled out with all proper requirements by the
Marriage License Fees:
* The marriage license application fee in Tennessee is $93.50 - $99.50. We except credit cards.
* A $60.00 discount on the marriage license fee may be applicable if the couple complete a pre-marital preparation course in the year prior to the application date. See http://www.usmarriagelaws.com/search/united_states/tennessee/index.shtml for more information.
A marriage license is valid for 30 days after it is issued by the County Clerk and can be used outside the state of Tennessee (although it must be brought back to the Tennessee clerk's office that issued it after the wedding), but you must get married within those 30 days for the license to be valid. After 30 days, you will need to repeat the process with a new license.
County Clerk Locations:
Blount County Courthouse
345 Court Street
Maryville, TN 37804-5906
Phone (865) 273-5800
Fax (865) 273-5815
Foothills Mall (near Sears)
Phone: (865) 273-5800
Fax: (865) 273-5801
Hours of Operation: M-F, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.