Weddings are scary enough as it is

Burlington County Clerk Timothy D. Tyler announced plans today to perform weddings in the Burlington County Haunted Prison on Friday, Oct. 21.

“Other County Clerk’s have held mass weddings and Valentines Day weddings,” Tyler said. “We were looking for something a little bit different. The Historic Prison Museum has graciously offered a unique location for a unique event.”

Ceremonies will be performed beginning at 5 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the “graveyard” set of the Burlington County Prison Museum’s annual Prison Haunt. Couples are encouraged to appear in appropriate Halloween attire. Each couple will receive VIP admission to the haunt after the ceremonies.

“Everyone involved, my staff, the prison museum association and the production company for the Haunt is excited about the possibilities,” Tyler said. “There are a limited number of appointments available so couples should contact my office as soon as possible to schedule their haunted ceremony.”

The couples will need to obtain a marriage license from the town in which either of the two resides unless neither person resides in New Jersey. In such cases, the license is obtained in Mount Holly Township where the ceremonies will take place. It takes 72 hours to obtain the license, so couples must plan ahead.

The county clerk performs ceremonies by appointment for Burlington County residents and persons attached to the area’s military installations. Special event weddings have been scheduled at various historic locations around Burlington County. The Clerk is currently also scheduling a limited number of ceremonies at the Burlington City Lyceum for Nov. 11.

The Haunted Prison takes place in the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum at 128 High Street in Mount Holly, October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29 from dusk until 10 p.m. Additional Haunt information is available at www.prisonhaunt.com