Photography and Music
May we take our wedding photographs at the hotel if we are not hosting our reception there?
We do not permit photographs to be taken in any public area of the hotel that might interfere with another guest’s experience, such as the hotel lobby, staircases, lounges or restaurants.
What kind of music is available?
Your wedding specialist can assist you in the selection of live musicians/band or the services of a Disc Jockey.
How long does a marriage license remain valid once it's been issued?
Your license will expire 60 days from the date it is issued.
Registrar Of Deeds
720 East Fourth St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Our menu is important to us. How will your culinary team meet our needs?
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte boasts a highly regarded culinary team consisting of a variety of cuisine talents and abilities. Each weddings is custom designed by our Wedding Professionals and Chefs, specifically our menus. We welcome you to share your vision of food and beverage with our staff so we may best fit your needs.
May we bring in an outside caterer?
Our exceptional culinary team caters all events at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Specialty cuisines are available and we encourage you to speak with our Wedding Professionals about your specific needs.
Are there minimum food and beverage requirements for my wedding?
Each of our ballrooms requires a food and beverage minimum expenditure exclusive of tax and service charge. Your Wedding Sales Consultant will discuss with you the best venue for your guest count and the respective minimum expenditure. Minimum expenditures may be subject to change for Thursday, Friday and Sunday weddings. A ceremony rental fee is applicable to ceremonies taking place at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte.
What is required by the state of North Carolina for a legal wedding ceremony?
In most circumstances you may apply for a marriage license at any NC county clerk office where you plan to be married. These offices are usually located in the county probate court or circuit court. This document outlines the procedures you must follow to obtain your license.
May I use outside vendors?
You may use outside vendors for your music, photography, flowers, etc.
Are there any guidelines or requirements for using outside vendors?
The hotel requires a certificate of insurance as well as a signed vendor agreement that is provided from the hotel.
Do you have a list of preferred vendors?
Your Ritz-Carlton wedding professional can offer suggested vendors.