How to Get Married in Virginia

Are you curious about how to get married in Virginia? Take a peek at what you need to do beforehand so that you can truly be married when you say, “I do.”

How to Get Married in Virginia | Hill City Bride Wedding Blog

Here are the things to do if you were wondering how to get married in Virginia.

Getting married in Virginia? Be sure to get a marriage license! You and your spouse-to-be can obtain a license through any Virginia Circuit Court Clerk. Check for a listing. Licenses are valid for 60 days and cost $30. Head to for more detailed information on sites and officiants.

You most both be 18 years old – be sure to take an actual certified copy of your birth certificate. If you’re under 18, you will need notarized consent from a parent or legal guardian to tie the knot. Also take along a valid driver’s license, military ID, state ID or passport for identification.

Who can marry you? Great question! Be sure to get an ordained minister (who can show proof of ordination), a marriage commissioner, justice of the peace or a judge.

Be sure to make getting a marriage license part of your pre-wedding plans (yes, some couples have forgotten!).

Quick note: Guidelines do change at times, so please head to to contact your local Circuit Court Clerk’s office for up to date information on how to get married in Virginia. 

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