Wedding Ceremonies

In an effort to protect public health and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the court is taking steps to reduce the flow of traffic in and out of the building.  Wednesday wedding ceremonies will be limited to five ceremonies each Wednesday until further notice. You must make an appointment in advance by calling 314-615-2666.  At this time, in order to maintain social distancing, only the couple will be permitted in the building.  In addition, masks will be required to enter the building.

Weddings previously set and cancelled may be rescheduled. Please call 314-615-2666 to reschedule.

St. Louis County Courts
Civil Marriage Ceremonies
Civil marriage ceremonies are performed on Wednesday afternoons beginning at 1:00 p.m.

No marriages performed on state holidays.

(Holidays Schedule)

Step 1: Get Your Marriage License

To obtain a license in St. Louis County, Both parties must appear in person (at the same time) to the Recorder of Deeds office in the Administration Building at 41 S. Central in Clayton, next door to the courthouse.  The Recorder's office is on the fourth floor.

The marriage license section is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

The marriage license costs $48.00, CASH ONLY

Step 2: Get Your wedding Certificate

Wedding certificates are prepared on Wednesdays, starting at noon, in room 355 of the St. Louis County Courthouse,
105 South Central Ave., in Clayton.

Once your paperwork has been completed (Steps 1&2) you will be given a number and directed to the courtroom, where the judge will perform your marriage ceremony.


Step 3: Say "I do"!

Wedding ceremonies begin at approximately 1:00p.m on Wednesdays. If you are unsure which judge's courtroom to go to, ask the Information Desk located on the Street Level of the courthouse.

Marriage Ceremony Information/FAQ