The Wedding Chapel at Magnolia House Inn

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Policies for Weddings at Our Coastal Virginia Wedding Chapel

As you plan for your special day at The Wedding Chapel at the Magnolia House Inn, be sure to review the following policies for both the state of Virginia and our on-site venue.

Marriage Licenses

A Virginia Marriage License, dated within 60 days, is required prior to the Marriage Ceremony taking place. The couple applies for their license at any Virginia Clerk of Circuit Court office. The Marriage License is received at time of application. All documents from the Clerk’s office must be brought to the Wedding Officiant on the day of ceremony. The Marriage License is filed by the Minister/Officiant. State-sealed copies of the Marriage Certificate (for name and status change) should be available 3-7 business days after the Ceremony.

All Wedding Party members and guests should arrive dressed for the Ceremony. Arrangements can be made for the Bride to finalize dressing at the inn.

Fees & Payment

All fees due are payable at time of Reservation. A Confirmation of the Wedding Reservation is emailed with details and policies noted for the couple and their guests. Wedding Ceremony fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Payments can be made with Visa/MasterCard/Discover and Cash.



We understand and respect the concern and apprehension that may arise from an approaching Hurricane, Severe Storm, or Public Health Emergency.  We recommend the purchase of Event Insurance to avoid financial loss due to Hurricanes, Severe Storms or Public Health Emergencies.

If the Weather Service or Public Health Mandates issue a Hurricane Advisory/ Warning or Public Health Emergency Guidelines:

  • For Pending Ceremonies within the Advisory period and the Magnolia House Inn Wedding Chapel is not safe for guests,  the payment will be retained and credited to a future date.  (No Exceptions)
  • For Reservations canceled for fear of a Hurricane “possibly” making Landfall near Hampton or there “might” be an aftermath and there is no Hurricane Advisory or Warning (no Imminent Threat per the National Weather Service or Public Health Department), payments will not be refunded and will not be credited to a future ceremony.  (No Exceptions)


The Magnolia House Inn owners & staff love children, but we ask that children attending weddings be well-supervised. Children are included in the seated guest count. One flower girl and one ring-bearer is allowed and we ask that children in the wedding be a least six years of age.

Additional Information

The Magnolia House Inn is a Non-Smoking facility. Smoking is not allowed in the inn or on the porch. There is a smoking bench and receptacle on the lawn for guest use. It is the hosts’ responsibility to relay this information to their guests.

The Magnolia Wedding Chapel is a pet-free property.

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