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Free Valentine's Day Weddings on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Registration is closed for free wedding ceremonies on Valentine's Day. Judges will perform free weddings for up to 40 couples over the noon hour at the Hennepin County Government Center on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Thank you for your overwhelming response to this special event.
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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