Courthouse Wedding Ceremonies


Ceremony Availability

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 and you must have a valid marriage license.
Ceremony appointments will only be scheduled during the valid date range of your marriage license.

To make an appointment, your options are:

  • Complete the online form here - Wedding Ceremony Request Form
  • Call our customer service line at (564) 397-2424
  • In person at 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.

*District Court does not perform wedding ceremonies with anyone that is currently in-custody. 


The cost for the marriage ceremony is $100.00, 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.


Due to occupancy restrictions, no more than 10 guests will be allowed for any ceremony.

Outside Ceremonies

District Court is not scheduling outside ceremonies at this time.


The courthouse is closed on the following legal holidays:
*Regular courthouse ceremonies will not be performed

New Year's Day - January 2
Dr. Martin Luther's King Jr's birthday - January 16
President's Day - February 20
Memorial Day - May 29
Juneteenth - June 19
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - September 4
Veteran's Day - November 10
Thanksgiving weekend - November 23 & 24
Christmas Day - December 25
New Years - January 1, 2024