Small town charm. Big wilderness romance.

From intimate lodges to incredible parks at the ocean’s edge, or amazing forested and mountain settings, Sitka has the perfect location for your destination wedding. Many people have found the unparalleled natural splendor here holds endless opportunities for both their dream wedding and honeymoon.

Marriage Guidelines in Sitka, Alaska

Contact the State Court Office at (907) 747-3291 in advance with questions and to make proper licensing arrangements. Visit the State of Alaska’s website for more detailed information as well as a downloadable marriage license application.

Ceremony Locations

Allen Marine Catamaran

The very comfortable vessel is perfect for weddings framed with an ocean backdrop. Also available for rehearsals or celebrations.

Baranof Wilderness Lodge

This unique remote lodge, located on the eastern shore of Baranof Island, offers breathtaking scenery in an unforgettable Alaska setting.  A minister is available to perform your ceremony.  Lodging, meals, and other activities also available.

Castle Hill

100 Lincoln Street, Sitka, AK 99835

(Baranof Castle Site) An early stronghold of the Kiksadi clan. A succession of Russian buildings were later erected on this site. The last one, known as “Baranof’s Castle,” was erected in 1837, and perished in a fire in 1898.  On October 18, 1867, it was the site of the transfer of Alaska to the United States.  Each year, Alaska Day is still celebrated on October 18.  This historical site is managed by Alaska State Parks. National Register of Historical Places.

Harrigan Centennial Hall

303 Harbor Drive, Sitka, AK 99835

This downtown waterfront civic center-type building has various sized rooms, with an auditorium and stage offering a great ocean view.  A kitchen is also available on property.

Sea Mountain Golf Course

301 Granite Creek Road, Sitka AK 99835

We offer an indoor/outdoor venue with a full bar and restaurant to accommodate your event, whether its a birthday party, reunion, business meeting, formal dinner, company party, or a wedding.

Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Tribal Community House

200 Katlian Street, Sitka, AK 99835

This modern rendition of a Tlingit clan house offers a unique and rare Alaskan Native setting located downtown. The stunning backdrop  house screen named “Lovebirds” provides unforgettable photos. A tribal minister is available to perform the ceremony.  A kitchen is available and other special services can be arranged with prior notice.

Sitka Fine Arts Camp

John Brady Street, Sitka, AK 99835

We offer wedding packages during every season, and are happy to hold beautiful ceremonies either on our sprawling lawn overlooking Sitka Sound or inside the magnificent Odess Theater.

Sitka National Historical Park

103 Monastery Street, Sitka, AK 99835

The Park requires a special use permit to receive authorization for the ceremony to be held in the Park. The permit can be mailed and must be completed prior to the ceremony. There is a charge for the One-Time Use Permit. The Park needs to know date, time, part of the park (certain areas of the Park are location sensitive), if chairs, tables, etc. will be used, or any other useful information.

Starrigavan Area and Halibut Point Park

P.O. Box 142, Sitka, AK 99835

Each State Park charges a fee, depending on the number of people attending.  Reservations need to be made in advance. Starrigavan is located approximately 7 ½ miles from downtown, and Halibut Point Park is located approximately 4 miles from downtown.

Whale Park

This small overlook located 5-1/2 miles from town on Sawmill Creek Road offers a board walk, sheltered areas, forested walkways, and bathroom facilities (in summer).