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Courthouse/JOP Wedding?

I know where to get the marriage license but i'm having a a heck of a time finding any more information than that. Anyone know where i can find out specifics of doing this type of wedding. It's being done for Military reasons. I am in St. Peters. TIA
Z(Monkey) 6-30-07 and E(Bear) 9-6-10 Living life with my little warrior and his big brother :) image image image

Re: Courthouse/JOP Wedding?

  • The City


    Civil Wedding Ceremonies

    Weddings are performed by Judges of the 22nd Judicial Circuit (City of St. Louis) as a service to citizens at no cost:

    On scheduled Fridays 2 PM Civil Courts Building 10 N. Tucker Blvd. at Market St.

    Couples planning to be married should come to the Court Administrator's Office - 4th floor - between 1:15 PM and 1:30 PM on the Friday afternoon they wish to be married, and bring with them:

    1) Their Missouri marriage license;

    2) Identification to prove that each person to be married is at least eighteen (18) years of age (for example, a birth certificate or a valid driver's license)

    3) One of the two individuals to be married must provide proof of residency in the City of St. Louis (for example, a valid driver's license or recent utility bill); and

    4) Two witnesses who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age.

    No appointments will be made. Please contact the Court Adminstrator's office for the current schedule.



    The county:


    Civil Marriage Ceremonies

    The judges of St. Louis County perform civil marriage ceremonies on Wednesday afternoons (see Marriage Ceremony Schedule below). Effective July 11, 2001 a marriage license from St. Louis County is required. Marriage licenses from other counties and from other states will not be accepted.

    Getting the Marriage License

    To obtain a license in St. Louis County, go to the Recorder of Deeds office in the Administration Building at 41 S. Central, Clayton. The office is on the fourth floor.
    Effective August 28, 2007 Missouri state law will no longer require that a marriage license be obtained a minimum of three working days prior to the ceremony.

    Marriage Ceremony Information

    • The St. Louis County judges perform the civil marriage ceremonies as a public service. Under state statute no fees may be charged.
    • No reservations will be accepted, ceremonies are performed in the order that the paperwork was completed.
    • No ceremonies will be performed outside the Courts Building or on different days or times.
    • The only documents required are the Marriage License and Certificate you received from the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds.
    • Each judge has his or her own ceremony, no personal vows are allowed.
    • The length of the ceremony depends on the judge, but the average ceremony is approximately 3-5 minutes.
    • The judge will be available until all couples that have their paperwork completed are married.
    • Rings may be exchanged, they are not required.
    • No food or drink is allowed in the courtroom.
    • No cell phones or audible pagers are allowed in the courtroom.
    • Witnesses are allowed but not required.
    • Family and friends may join you, but courtroom space is limited. Each courtroom holds approximately 80 people and we average 28 couples per week.
    • Still and video cameras are allowed
    • Attire, at the minimum, should be business casual - no shorts, halter or tank tops are permitted. Formal attire is allowed.
    • Parking is not provided
    • You will be coming through building security - no weapons or knives of any kind will be permitted


    Marriage Ceremony Schedule

    • Where: St. Louis County Courts Building, 7900 Carondelet Ave. Clayton, Missouri
    • When: Wednesday afternoon Weddings will not be performed on September 27, 2006 or October 25, 2006-->
    • The licenses are prepared starting at 12:30p.m. in Room 355.
    • Wedding ceremonies will begin at approximately 1:00p.m. You will be directed to the appropriate division once your paperwork has been completed.
    • No marriages performed on state holidays (see Holidays)
    • No marriages performed during Judicial College week, usually held in July. See our Announcements page for exact dates.
    • No marriages performed during Judicial Conference week, usually held in August. See our Announcements page for exact dates.
    • No marriages performed the last two Wednesdays of each year.



    • The St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds, Marriage License Department issues marriage licenses. If you have questions about getting a marriage license, please visit their web page or call 314-615-5474.
    • For questions concerning the civil marriage ceremony, please call 314-615-2666






  • I was hoping there was a way to get married closer to home like in St. Charles/St. Peters :(
    Z(Monkey) 6-30-07 and E(Bear) 9-6-10 Living life with my little warrior and his big brother :) image image image
  • try this number - saw it online somewhere :) 

    St. Charles County  MO
    Call (636) 949-7506

  • I knew someone once in Franklin County who just called the offices of different circuit judges and asked if they did weddings.  There were a few that did but none had their date available.

    Also, don't know if you belong to a church, but most ministers (maybe not Catholic since you usually have to do more counseling) can do a short notice wedding.  When we were considering eloping, my pastor said "You know I can do a quick, quiet ceremony just like a judge can."

  • If you check out those JOP links I posted you can find someone that will come to your house or a park near you.


    My sis had this lady come to her home and perform the ceremony in the living room.  We had called her in the morning and she came that evening (long story).  She charged like $100.


    Here is her info:  

    Jill, Reichardt

    8531 Kathleen Ave

    Saint Louis, MO 63123-3603

    (314) 832-8924


    Marriages are performed by appointment ONLY. Parties need to bring their marriage license and two witnesses over the age of eighteen. Check in time is one-half hour (30 minutes) prior to the ceremony. All couples must check into Room 419 on the fourth floor. At least one (1) person per couple must be a resident of St.Charles County.  A marriage license needs to be applied for in advance at the Recorder of Deeds office located at 201 N. Second, St. Charles, Missouri. To make an appointment please call 949-7380.

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