Once a month at the Bergen County Clerk’s Office in Hackensack, NJ couples can be married on a Saturday. There are appointment times, a nice bright room for the ceremony and a civil, but nevertheless lovely, ceremony by the Clerk John S. Hogan. Getting married by Bergen County Clerk is easy, contact the office for more information on having your wedding there. You’ll need to get a license 72 hours in advance and will need two witnesses when you get the license. The appointment was pretty much on time, though it can run a bit behind I was told. Overall, I’d highly recommend having a civil ceremony here if you are looking to get married in New Jersey in a courthouse.
Around the corner from the Bergen County Clerk’s Office is the Bergen County Courthouse, a beautiful building designed in American Renaissance style architecture and completed in 1912. The steps are lovely for taking group photos. It was positively freezing the day we taking these, but J&R and their families were brave! For winter weddings, I suggest hand warmers, keeping a warm car nearby and layers if you can.
Following the intimate ceremony and photos at the Bergen County Courthouse, we went to the Chart House waterfront restaurant in Weehawken, New Jersey. The views of Manhattan are incredible! Though you can’t tell, it was near freezing and windy on this day, but it almost looks like summer! (At least no one was sweating!) From the Chart House deck, one can get the Lower Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River in the photos. We took family photos inside though. The couple celebrated with a wedding cake and a toast before lunch.
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