Wedding & Vow Renewal

How to Get Married At The Hitching Post

For Pricing and fees, please see Wedding and Vow Renewal Packages

We are so pleased that you would like to request information or make a reservation to start your life as husband and wife or renew your vows at the Hitching Post. Below is what you need to know about reserving your time for your wedding.

Hitching Post Wedding/Renewal of Vows Ceremony Reservations

1. Make an appointment/reservation with the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel

Online or call (208) 664-5510 and we’ll help you with the reservation.

*Please review our wedding policy before making a reservation.*

2. Purchase your Idaho marriage license- S.S. numbers, Photo ID, and $31 needed.

3. Come with your marriage license or drop it off early for your ceremony..

We will confirm your reservation by e-mail or phone call. We will then schedule you as close to that time as possible.

We do take Walk-ins, however we recommend making an appointment to ensure your day goes as smooth as possible.

All ceremonies are only performed by The Hitching Post ministers.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to other common questions or simply give us a call at (208) 664-5510

Marriage License Information

Before being married at The Hitching Post, both of you will need to go in person and apply for and purchase your Idaho marriage License. It can be from any county in the state. The Marriage license needs to be from the state where your ceremony is to be performed. Here in Coeur d’ Alene, you can obtain your Idaho marriage license at the Kootenai Co. Recorder’s office which is in the Administration building across the street from us or any Idaho County Recorders Office. You will need to know your social security number** and bring Photo ID.

You can start the process on line at the Kootenai County Recorder's website under services.

Marriage licenses must be obtained by the last business day before 5 pm for Saturday -Sunday, Holiday Ceremonies.

**If you are from another Country, Canada, Mexico, etc. and you don’t have an U.S. Social Security number, you will need to go to any Social Security office to get form Number SLA 676 and take that to the marriage license office when you apply for the marriage license.

In Coeur d’ Alene the Social Security office is at: 7400 N. Mineral Dr. Ste 100. Coeur d’ Alene,Id. 83815

Kootenai County Recorder’s Office

451 Government Way,
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone – 208 446-1480

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

Under 18: please call (208) 446-1491 or (208) 446-1480

Kootenai Co.Courthouse Website

The Kootenai County Recorder’s office is CLOSED on Saturdays and all National Holidays.

Reservation/Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee.

There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for Saturdays, Special Holidays, and other designated days.

Location, Off-Site Weddings

For location weddings outside of the Hitching Post at another facility, such as an outdoor venue or a family home, please see the following information to reserve your wedding date. (For outside the Coeur d' Alene area please call or e-mail for price quote 208 664-5510.)

Fees & Pricing

For Sundays, Holidays and all local location (off site) weddings:

Please call or fill out the form below for a price quote or to make a reservation.

We will confirm this day and time or confirm a time as close to that as possible by e-mail or phone call.

Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee.

**There is a $50 On Time fee for location weddings which is refunded if the ceremony starts within 15 minutes of the scheduled wedding time.

Marriage License Information

For weddings, at off-site locations, your marriage license needs to be in our office prior to the end of the last business day, before your wedding. (The Kootenai Courthouse Marriage License Office is CLOSED on Saturdays. Marriage Licenses must be obtained by the last business day before 5:00 pm)

Reservation/Cancellation Policy

A deposit of 50% needs to be paid within two weeks of scheduling a location wedding with the balance to be on or before the wedding date. Cancellation must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the wedding for a full refund otherwise it is forfeited.

Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Reservation Form

Please review our wedding policy, and then, if you agree, fill out this form and we will call or email to confirm your reservation or provide additional information.

    "Hitching Post" or the address or brief description of the location.

    Man's Full Name*

    Woman's Full Name*


    Our indoor chapel can comfortably accommodate up to 15 guests. If you have any questions, please give us a call!

    For more details, please visit our wedding packages page.

    For more details, please visit our flower packages page.

    For more details, please visit our list of local photographers and videographers.

    Describe any other information we may need, such as additional flowers or a link to the location's website, or tell us how we can help make your wedding special.

    Wedding Packages
    & Renewal of Vows

    We offer several wedding and flower packages for your wedding needs.

    Marriage License Info

    Before getting married, you’ll need to get your Idaho Marriage License.

    Make A Reservation

    Everything you need to know about reserving your wedding day with us.