Elope on Tybee Island
Elope on Tybee Island
A TybeeTime.com company
PO Box 1667
Tybee Island, GA 31328
(912) 667-8702


Welcome to Elope Tybee. I live on the island and have performed hundreds of memorable, personalized beach weddings since 2002. I try to make my couples feel welcome and appreciated, spending the time necessary to plan and execute your special day.

Officiate fee = $175 which includes ceremony, Tybee Original certificate and filing of your marriage license at the court. I will also advise you on the best location to have your ceremony. Remember, outdoor weddings have their own special set of challanges. Be prepared. Bring your marriage license and leave the rest to me.

I am open to performing ceremonies on un-inhabitated Little Tybee Island, on one of the sand bars, or one of the other barrier islands. Prior planning will be required along with obtaining proper transportation. Will quote upon request.

Map to the north beach on Tybee Island in front of the lighthouse.

Tybee Island beach ceremony (no permit required if not setting anything up on the beach)

Call Don Ernst at (912)667-8702 to schedule your elopement or email donernst@bellsouth.net.
Officiate is retired US Army who extends a $50 discount to all active duty soldiers.

Sunrise/Sunset times | Tybee Island Weather

Tybee Island Lighthouse ceremony, (call Vicki at the lighthouse, 912-786-5801 for details on lighthouse ceremonies)


Georgia requirements for obtaining a marriage license as of July 23, 2013

Can I reserve a spot on the beach for my group?
*Reservations are not required for groups on the beach, although you may be subject to availability of space on your arrival. The City may issue permits for special events, such as weddings, company picnics, or other events; however, be aware that the primary purpose of the beach is for public use, and a permit for your event may not be possible. Call the facilities coordinator at City Hall - (912) 786-4573, extension 127 - to discuss your event details. Contact Karen Reese at kreese@cityoftybee.org

Photo courtesy of Shannon Christopher Photography

Tybee Island Keepsakes

To determine sunrise and sunset times use the Tybee Island Weather page

Tybee Island Photographer

Tybee Island Resource Guide