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GET MARRIED INSIDE OUR STUDIO

STUDIO ELOPEMENTS - FROM $250

After 17 years coordinating and photographing elopements at numerous venues throughout the Orlando area, we decided to open our studio to couples who want a unique, private, and relaxed elopement ceremony with beautiful classic portrait photos without the hassle we’ve come across other venues and no weather issues.

THE BASIC $250 OPTION INCLUDES:

  • Access to the studio's dressing room 30 minutes prior the ceremony to change into your gown

  • A beautiful wedding arch decorated with faux flowers as the ceremony area

  • A Notary Officiant to perform the ceremony.

    • The couple is responsible for obtaining and bringing a valid Florida marriage license to the ceremony ($86)

  • The comfort and privacy you will not find at most other venues

  • Complimentary Wifi on site for couples who choose to do their own live streaming.

OPTIONAL A LA CARTE ADD-ON'S:

  • Photography - $550 fee. It includes photos of the couple getting ready, photos throughout the ceremony and portraits around the studio after the ceremony as shown on the gallery below. The couple will receive their high-resolution digital images via digital download.

  • Bridal Flowers - $125 for a fresh rose or tropical flower bouquet and a matching boutonniere

  • Cake + Toast -  $100 for a round, one-tier 8" buttercream wedding cake in your choice fo flavor and filling and a bottle of champagne. It includes the use of champagne flutes, china, silverware, and cake cutting and serving knives.

Make it an ALL INCLUSIVE and add everything on the A LA Carte list only $999 plus 7% sales tax!

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FAQ'S + ANSWERS

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are located in Groveland, Florida. Groveland is an Orlando suburb in South Lake County, right next to Clermont. We are approximately 45 minutes West from the Orlando Metro Area and the Disney area. This area is like no other in Florida with beautiful rolling hills, dozens of lakes, and a wonderful scene at nearby Downtown Clermont, where you will find two amazing local breweries and a large selection of shops and cafes perfect for a casual and fun after-ceremony celebration.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I HAVE?

No more than 10 people total including the couple.

 

CAN I GET MARRIED ANY DAY OF THE WEEK?

Ceremonies are available Monday through Saturday; your choice of a 10:00am ceremony or a 2:00pm ceremony.

 

CAN WE RENEW OUR VOWS?

Absolutely!

 

DO YOU PERFORM SAME-SEX CEREMONIES?

Yes, we do!

 

HOW LONG WOULD EVERYTHING TAKE?

The entire experience, including arrival, getting dressed, the ceremony, photos, and cake and bubbly, will take approximately two hours.

 

WHO WILL GET ME MARRIED?

Mya and Hector, owners of Dark Moon Studios, are licensed Notaries and either one of them will perform your ceremony.

 

IS THERE A PLACE TO CHANGE INTO MY GOWN?

Yes. You will have access to the studio's makeover suite one hour before the ceremony where you can change into your wedding gown and touch up your hair and makeup if needed. We can arrange for a hair and makeup stylist on site for an additional fee. Contact us for details.

 

WE ARE COMING FROM OUT TOWN. IS THERE A NEARBY PLACE TO STAY?

There are a few places nearby to stay: Lake Minneola InnHome2 Suites by Hilton, and Hampton Inn. We are about 45 minutes from the Davenport area and about an hour or less from most Disney Hotels.

 

TELL ME ABOUT THE PHOTOS!

Photography is our speciality! Unlike the photography you will find included with similar services, we are professional photographers with a portrait studio and years of experience. We will start taking photos when you are getting ready, followed by the ceremony. After the ceremony, we’ll take beautiful portraits of the two of your throughout the different studio sets. We’ll wrap up your event with a small cake and bubbly toast! You will receive ALL the final photos of your event. On average you can expect approximately 50 professional photos.

 

WHERE DO I GET A FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE?

You can get a Florida marriage license at any Florida Clerk of the Courts office. It's a simple and quick process and all you need is a valid ID. Click here to visit the Orlando Orange County Clerk of the Courts for marriage license application details. Click on the "Marriage License Requirements" option for details of what you'll need.

 

WHY THE NAME “DARK MOON”?

Mya loves the woo woo stuff.🤷🏻‍♂️ Joking aside, a dark🌑 moon is a New moon, which represents A NEW beginning! We believe that our services, both studio portraits and elopements, mark the beginning of a new life adventure hence the name of Dark Moon Elopements (also Mya loves woo woo stuff).

 

HOW FAR OUT CAN I BOOK MY ELOPEMENT?

At this time, we are booking elopements for 2022 only.

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LET'S CHAT!

Ready to elope? Contact us now to get started!