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Marriage Ceremony Information

About SMC Weddings

Municipal Court of Seattle Judges are empowered to perform marriage ceremonies under the laws of the State of Washington. Marriage ceremonies are performed Monday through Friday, with a check-in time of 4:30 PM, in the Seattle Justice CenterMap Image. Please make note of the fee schedule below.

Marriages performed on the weekend and legal holidays cannot take place at the Seattle Justice Center, so you will need to select another location.

Complete the Request Form

If you would like to request a marriage ceremony please complete and submit the following Marriage Ceremony Request form. You will receive an email confirmation in
1-2 business days. Please follow the directions in the email to confirm your request.

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What to Bring

Bring the following required items to your ceremony:

1. Marriage License

EFFECTIVE February 1, 2016

2. Fees (Cash Only: bring exact change for confirmed fee.)

  • $100 cash for ceremonies at the Seattle Justice Center Monday through Thursday for parties up to eight. ($125 for parties with 9-16 total.)
  • $250 cash for ceremonies at the Seattle Justice Center on Fridays for parties up to eight. ($275 for parties with 9-16 total.)
  • $250 cash for any day before a legal holiday.
  • $250 cash minimum for weekend ceremonies performed within King County. This fee increases with distance and time commitment involved.

3. Two (2) Witnesses Age 18 or Older

  • We are not able to provide witnesses.
  • Please Note: We try to keep wedding parties to no more than a total of eight persons. To request a ceremony for a total over 16 guests, please contact the court directly for special arrangements at (206) 684-8709.

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