Weddings Performed by Judge

Ceremony Process
Judges are available to preside over your wedding ceremony. Please request a date at least one week in advance to allow for processing. If there is less than one week before your requested date, be sure to indicate that under special requests. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your request. Please note that wedding ceremonies are considered a brief civil ceremony.
Instructions & Cost

Weddings can be performed at the courthouse or a location of your choice within Minnesota. For ceremonies performed at the courthouse, space is limited to 20 people and beverages/food is not allowed. By the time of the ceremony, you must have a valid Minnesota marriage license and two witnesses. You can apply for a license in Anoka County at the Government Center Vital Statistics office or at any License Center. For information about applying for a license go to the marriage license information page or call 763-323-5201. Financial considerations for performing a wedding can only be discussed with the judge performing your ceremony. The cost will depend on several factors including location, date, time, and length of the ceremony.

Schedule a Wedding
To schedule a wedding you may fill out and submit the online wedding scheduling request form; or you may download and print the wedding scheduling request form, fill it out completely, and fax it to 763-422-6919. Call 763-422-7315 and leave a voice message with the following information (please speak slowly and clearly):
  • The names of the applicants, including the spelling
  • Home, work, and cell phone numbers where you can be reached during the day
  • The date and time of the ceremony.
    Note: Weddings are normally not performed during regular court business hours of Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • The location of the ceremony and any other special requests.
Once this information is received, our office will contact you within two working days with the name and phone number of the assigned judge. If you have not received that information within two days, please call 763-422-7350.