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We specialize in Elopement Weddings. 

Only "Just the Two of You" weddings or vow renewals are offered at Serenity's Edge. 

This is a wedding for just the bride and groom.    No guests, no pets, no children are present.

Getting married is one of the most significant events of your life.  It is a time of pure commitment and sacredness. 

Eloping--just the two of you--offers you the opportunity to concentrate only on each other and your vows.

The whole concept and emphasis of  Serenity's Edge is to offer you quiet,  private, beautiful natural places to be on an isolated  mountaintop. 

PEASE NOTE: Out of respect for the privacy of our guests, we ask that you not visit without scheduling an appointment so as not to interrupt someone's special time or wedding.

Call 540-947-2468 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

See an actual Elopement wedding at Serenity's Edge!

Click here: Our Wedding - You Tube  

"We chose the lovely elopement location of Serenity's Edge"


An overnight stay is not required.

Note: These ceremonies can also be used for vow renewals.



Just Get Married!

Private Ceremony--No Guests or Children

This package includes the following:

  • Your choice of marriage locations:  Gazebo or Solarium
  • Facility use fee
  • Your choice of vows ceremony (Civil or Religious)
  • Marriage Celebrant fee
  • Your  Wedding Vows Book
  • Unlimited Pictures Taken with Your Camera including the wedding and  beautiful scenery photos
  • Location use up to two hours
  • Changing room available  (please indicate this at the time of booking)

$299. Private Ceremony, Just the Two of You

Design Your Own Wedding, Optional Add-ons:

$75.     Cake and Toasting Package:

--Two-tier yellow wedding cake with white icing and  white icing roses on top.  

--Sparkling juice or ginger ale toast and matching  keepsake glass stemware.

--The use of elegant appointments: silver cake server, silverware , silver-rimmed antique china, beautiful white linen napkins and linen tablecloth.

$25.    Champagne toast and keepsake champagne flutes  (can only be offered if staying at Serenity's Edge)

$25.    Silk wedding bouquet--several to choose from--to use during your ceremony.  This makes a nice compliment for pictures. (if you wish to buy the bouquet it is $50.)

$80.   Fresh mixed flower hand-tied ribbon wedding bouquet or floral arrangement in a pretty glass vase.

$12.   White satin garter for the bride.

$159. - $239. per night     Honeymoon nights at one of the cottages.  A minimum two-night stay is required.






Private Ceremony, No Guests or Children

  • Your choice of marriage locations: Gazebo or Solarium
  • Facility use fee
  • Zen-style religious wedding ceremony
  • Celebration hot tea served in ceremonial cups
  • Marriage Celebrant and fee
  • Oriental music
  • Use of two round bamboo cushions
  • Unlimited Pictures Taken with Your Camera including the wedding and  beautiful scenery photos
  • Location use up to two hours
  • Changing room available (please indicate this at the time of booking)

Yours to Keep:

  • Bamboo scroll wedding document
  • Bamboo plant
  • Good luck stones

$399. Private Ceremony, Just the Two of You

*While we can appreciate that you may wish to have extra guests, children or pets at your wedding,  please understand that these requests  cannot be honored. 

 $159 to $239/per night. Add-on Honeymoon nights at one of the cottages.  A minimum two-night stay is required.




 Virginia Marriage License Requirements & Procedure:

No blood test, waiting time or residency are required.  Once you have your license you can marry immediately!

Both of you must apply for your license together at any Virginia courthouse.  A valid ID is needed, including a picture, current address and date of birth. You must be at least 18 years old. 

Serenity's Edge cannot provide your marriage license--this is a legal process which you must do yourself.

Once you are married, your license will be filled out by the marriage officiate at Serenity's Edge and sent back to the court house where you purchased your license.  It is then recorded by the clerk of the court.  If you need certified copies of your license they may be obtained from that court house at about $3.00 per copy.


There have been instances where couples have waited until the last minute to get their license only to find the court house closed.

 If you have not gotten your Virginia license, you cannot be married.

The Floyd court house is the only place that is usually open on Saturday mornings to get marriage licenses.  Phone: (540) 745-9330.

If getting your license from Bedford County (this is 12 miles from Serenity's Edge) and you need more information, call the Bedford County Circuit Court Clerk's office at (540) 586-7632.  

Below is a list of the clerk offices for marriage licenses & telephone numbers.  Click on the county and the location information will come up. 

Individual Circuit Courts in Virginia            http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit.html

 Saturday Morning VA Courthouse Hours    

In the entire State of Virginia, Floyd County is the only courthouse that usually offers Saturday hours, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM--except Holiday weekends.  It is important to call first to make sure they are open.

Phone:  (540) 745-9330.  Click here:  Floyd

Address: 100 East Main St. Room 200,Floyd, VA 24091

You can purchase your marriage license from any Virginia court house. You must pay by Cash. (about $35.)

Hours vary at the courthouses, but usually are 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday--except Holidays.  Some are closed for half a day and some take off an hour for lunch.  It is best to call and check their hours. A list of all Virginia courts and links to their web sites are listed below.






Stay any two nights, including weekends.

*Two nights at Soliloquy's Way Cottage 
*Your choice of locations: Gazebo or Solarium
*Your choice of ceremony: Civil or Religious
*Facility use fee
*Wedding Vows Ceremony
*Copy of the Wedding Ceremony
*Unlimited Pictures Taken with Your Camera
*Marriage Celebrant

$599. 2 Night Stay, Private Ceremony

**NOTE: This special cannot be altered. It does NOT include any toasting or cake nor are you allowed to bring your own.

Click to reserve:   

Wedding Package Special


 See an actual wedding:

"We chose the lovely elopement

location of Serenity's Edge"

Our Wedding - YouTube







Soliloquy's Way Cottage

Click here for more info & pictures.

$189. + 10.3% tax per night  1-2 people.  

Minimum of TWO Nights required.

The Tiara House 

  Click here for more info & pictures.

$239. + 10.3% tax per night 1-2 people.   

Minimum of TWO Nights required.   

The Abode

 Click here for more info & pictures.

$159.+ 10.3% tax per night 1-2 people. 

Minimum of TWO Nights required.

 Each Cottage Includes:

  • Gas grill
  • Electric Fireplace
  • Robes to wear
  • All linens and towels
  • Bathtub with shower
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Coffees, teas, and condiments
  • Flat screen TV, DVD, CD
  • MP3, radio
  •  movies & games library
  • Central heat & air
  • All paper products
  • Personal amenities
  • Cushioned deck furniture
  • Natural walking sticks


When you wish to reserve your wedding date, a credit card (Visa or Master Card) is required to secure it. 

When reserving only the Ceremony package:

Full payment is due at the time you reserve your wedding date.

When reserving both ceremony package with cottage stays:

Half the total price is charged (Visa or Master Card) the day your date is reserved.  The balance of payment is due 21 days in advance.

If booking 20 days or less in advance, the entire payment is due on the day of booking.

You will receive a confirmation letter and a receipt when your payment is processed via e-mail.

If you need to change your date or cancel:

Once you have reserved your wedding date, if you need to permanently cancel your plans 20 days or less before your reserved date, your payment is refundable ONLY if your present date and/or cottage can be re-booked.  In the case where your date is re-booked, a check will be mailed to you.

If you need to re-schedule your wedding after your full payment has been credited and with at least 21 days or more advance notice, we will gladly re-schedule your wedding up to six months.

After your arrival, if you elect an early departure, no refunds are given.



If you are an overnight guest at Serenity's Edge, we can serve you a champagne toast (if you wish) at the wedding.  No other alcoholic beverages are permitted at the wedding. 

If you are NOT an overnight guest staying at Serenity's Edge, we cannot serve you any alcoholic beverage, nor are any alcoholic beverages allowed on the property.




       Serenity's Edge!   4404 Murray Hollow Road,  Thaxton, Virginia  24174  U.S.A.         

 Telephone:  540-947-2468               info@serenitysedge.com           www.SerenitysEdge.com

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