Courthouse Wedding Ceremonies
Ceremonies take place every week day, Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays (see list below), at 4:30pm.
All parties should arrive a few minutes before 4:30pm. The Judge will continue until all weddings scheduled for that day have been performed.
Each ceremony is completely private and only takes a few minutes.
The Judge determines the order of the ceremonies.
Appointments are required, at least one day in advance.
To make an appointment, your options are:
- Call our customer service line at (564) 397-2424
- In person to the District Court Administration office
If you wish to see if a same day appointment is available, please call or come in person to District Court Administration, located on the ground floor of the Courthouse, to make your appointment.
The cost for the marriage ceremony is $50.00, payable in cash only. This fee is due at the time of the ceremony.
Clark County Courthouse
1200 Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Ground or 2nd floor – you will be told which floor when you make your appointment
What you need to provide
- Two (2) witnesses – the Court cannot provide them for you. They must be at least 12 years old and understand what they are witnessing.
- A valid marriage license, issued from a county in Washington state.
**Please note – when obtaining a marriage license, there is a three (3) day waiting period, beginning the day that you completed your application and make payment to the Auditor's Office. Click here for more information about obtaining a Marriage License.
Each ceremony takes place in a District Court courtroom, which can accommodate up to 25 guests.
**To request additional room for more than 25 guests, please call the customer service line at (564) 397-2424.
If you wish to have a wedding ceremony performed on a week night (after 6:00pm), weekend or holiday, please call the customer service line at (564) 397-2424 for more information.
Please note that the courthouse is closed (regular courthouse ceremonies will not be performed) on the following Federal holidays:
New Year's Day - January 1
Dr. Martin Luther's King Jr's birthday - January 15
President's Day - February 19
Memorial Day - May 28
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - September 3
Veteran's Day - November 12
Thanksgiving weekend - November 22 & 23
Christmas Day - December 25