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District Court offers free weddings on Valentine’s Day
Registration for the eighth annual free Valentine’s Day weddings event is now open. Up to 12 District Court judges will perform free marriage ceremonies over the noon hour on Friday, February 14, at the Hennepin County Government Center. Registration details are available on the event flyer.
Schedule a Marriage Ceremony
If you want to be married by a judge, please allow enough time to schedule your marriage ceremony with a judge's clerk before
your wedding date. Call the judge's chambers to schedule your ceremony for this week or a date in the future. See the List of Judges for Marriage Ceremonies
for contact information, or call (612) 348-9962
to listen to a recorded message.
If you need a special accommodation, such as a ceremony performed in a language other than English, please contact us
with your request.
Get a Marriage License
Before your wedding ceremony, you must apply for a marriage license from a Minnesota county registrar
, which includes the Hennepin County Service Center
. A marriage license expires after six (6) months. For more information about how to apply for a marriage license in Hennepin County
, call (612) 348-8240
To schedule a wedding ceremony in another county, contact Court Administration
in the county where you applied for your marriage license.
Day of the Marriage Ceremony
When you arrive for your marriage ceremony, you must bring your marriage license papers and two (2) adults who can witness the ceremony. If necessary, some judges may assist in providing witnesses for you, but you must make that request at the time you schedule your ceremony.
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