Burlington County clerk to officiate weddings for free at Smithville Mansion

On Dec. 21, couples can tie the knot from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the historic site

Burlington County couples looking to tie the knot this holiday season are invited to do so at the Historic Smithville Mansion in Eastampton on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Burlington County Clerk Tim Tyler announced today that he will officiate wedding ceremonies in the mansion from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., free of charge.

“It is my pleasure to once again offer couples the unique opportunity to exchange vows at the Historic Smithville Mansion,” said County Clerk Tim Tyler. “Our holiday wedding ceremonies have been extremely popular over the years. I always look forward to providing this service to couples and their families during this joyous time of the year.”

Couples interested in getting married on December 21 should contact the Clerk’s 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.

“This opportunity would not be possible without the continued support and encouragement of the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Division of Parks, Friends of Smithville Mansion and Eastampton Township,” added County Clerk 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.”

The Smithville Mansion is one of the few remaining “intact” Victorian Industrial-era villages in the region. In 1975, the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders purchased the mansion and property. Smithville is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.

County Clerk Tim Tyler regularly performs wedding ceremonies for Burlington County residents and persons posted to local military facilities. Clerk Tyler has performed over 2,250 ceremonies since taking office in 2009.

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