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Old 02-19-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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Hello, I need your opinions. Do you know which courthouse has the best scenery to get married in North Carolina? Rank of any courthouses would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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Could you define "scenery"? Do you mean inside the courthouse, or outside?

Also, you posted this on the Coastal NC board, which covers the eastern part of the state. Are you interested in the entire state?

One issue you'll run into is that many of old, historic and beautiful courthouses are no longer used for that purpose. For example, the old Jackson County Courthouse in Sylva is beautiful, and sits on to of a lovely hill overlooking the town, but it is now the library, not the courthouse.

Chatham County has a beautiful courthouse in the middle of a traffic circle in downtown Pittsboro. The old Orange County courthouse in Hillsborough is beautiful too. I *think* both of those are still used for county/court business.

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Old 02-19-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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I am looking for a courthouse in the entire state that shows any pretty outdoor scenic surrounding areas or any beautiful interior architecture. Any input would be appreciated.

I have looked at Jackson County Courthouse. It is our first choice, but we would like to hear any more courthouses besides that one. Also, what do you mean by it's a library now? Does that mean it is off limits for ceremonies? Thank you.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:19 AM
 
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I am looking for a courthouse in the entire state that shows any pretty outdoor scenic surrounding areas or any beautiful interior architecture. Any input would be appreciated.

I have looked at Jackson County Courthouse. It is our first choice, but we would like to hear any more courthouses besides that one. Also, what do you mean by it's a library now? Does that mean it is off limits for ceremonies? Thank you.
You'd have to contact Jackson County and ask, but since its a library, there is no county official there to preside over the ceremony. Is that what you are looking for, or are you looking to use the building and/or grounds for your wedding and you will bring your own officiant?

Most courthouses are located in the center of downtown, so not many have a lot of outdoor scenery, and many have had their historic interiors modernized over time.

Here are some websites that might help:

https://www.romanticasheville.com/historic-courthouses
https://www.pinterest.com/melody1962...orth-carolina/
https://celebrate.nccourts.org/galle...57667958352385
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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I'm looking for a courthouse wedding ceremony, along with the presiding judge.

Thank you for these links
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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We wanted to do this. A lot of the magistrates won’t walk outside and in many counties the person who marries you is either going to be at the jail or (insert county name) Justice Center.

We ended up getting married in South Carolina. Notary Public are allowed to perform marriages there.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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Maybe Pittsboro...
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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The old Orange County courthouse in Hillsborough is beautiful too. I *think* both of those are still used for county/court business.
I agree. Iíve driven by it a few times when I was passing through Hillsborough and thought it was nice. Hillsborough is a nice town in general. Canít go wrong there.

I can also confirm that the old courthouse is still used for business.
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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We wanted to do this. A lot of the magistrates won’t walk outside and in many counties the person who marries you is either going to be at the jail or (insert county name) Justice Center.

We ended up getting married in South Carolina. Notary Public are allowed to perform marriages there.
You mean you didn’t wanna get married at the pokey? Lame.
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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You mean you didnít wanna get married at the pokey? Lame.
My wifeís brother did. Pitt County weddings happen at the PCDC in a little room where you go before the magistrate. The magistrate did come out from behind the bulletproof glass and come into the room with us.

True old fashioned courthouse weddings are largely a thing of the past in NC, I think. I looked at the most rural mountain counties before my wife and I got married and you always ended up at the jail. I was not going to be married at a Justice Center.
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