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Getting Married in Richmond

The capital of Virginia, Richmond has strong ties to American history and has grown to become one of the largest metropolitan areas in the state. The downtown Richmond area is full of activities for everyone, including shopping, historical sites, nightlife, ice skating, and various museums, such as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

During the evenings, you will find various gay-friendly clubs and bars, along with theater and performance arts. Learn more about the LGBT community in Richmond if you are going to be in town for more than a day or two.

The History of Same-Sex Marriages in Richmond

Marriage was restricted to different-sex couples in Virginia in August 1975. An additional blow to the LGBT community came in 1997, when the state legislature passed an additional statute to deny legal respect to same-sex marriages performed in other states. On August 1, 2013, several same-sex couples, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a federal class action legal case. After a federal judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, same-sex couples began marrying in Virginia on October 6, 2014.

Richmond is home to a large number of same-sex couples. According to data compiled by the Williams Institute from the US Census of 2010, there were 14,243 same-sex couples in the state of Virginia. This is about 4.7 same-sex couples per 1000 households.

Obtaining a Marriage License in Richmond

In order to obtain a marriage license in Richmond, you will need to go to the City of Richmond Circuit Court Clerkís Office. You must both bring valid photo IDís and the fee of $30. Blood tests are not required and there is no waiting period. You can use the license anywhere in the state of Virginia within 60 days.

About Pridezillas:

Pridezillas wedding vendors all celebrate pride, love and equality. We only promote LGBT-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. When you contact one of these businesses, you can be assured that they will be excited to help you orchestrate one of the most memorable days of your life.

Mention Pridezillas when contacting the vendors below for potential and occasional discounts or offers for your wedding.