Burlington County couples looking to tie the knot this holiday season are invited to do so at the Historic Smithville Mansion on Friday, December 14. Burlington County Clerk Tim Tyler announced today that he is pleased to offer this opportunity one last time for any couple interested in beginning their journey through life together at one of Burlington County’s most historic landmarks.
“It is my pleasure to once again offer couples the unique opportunity to exchange vows at the Historic Smithville Mansion. I’m disappointed that this will be my last as an elected official, but wanted to continue the tradition one last time,” said County Clerk Tim Tyler. “Our holiday wedding ceremonies have been extremely popular over the years and I am looking forward to providing this service to couples and their families during this joyous time of the year.”
Couples interested in getting married should contact Heather Cheesman at 609-265-5122 to ensure an appointment is available. The one-day event will take place on December 14 in the Billiards Room of the Mansion between the hours of 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., free of charge.
Couples interested must obtain a marriage license from the municipality in which either the bride or groom resides unless neither lives in New Jersey. In such case the marriage license must be obtained at the Easthampton Township Municipal Complex. It takes 72 hours to obtain the license, so please plan ahead.
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 2,900 ceremonies since taking office in 2009.