How to Schedule a Wedding Ceremony:
Please obtain a Marriage License PRIOR to scheduling a ceremony at the City of Houston. View Licensing locations. Once you have obtained a Texas-issued marriage license, complete the online form below to schedule your ceremony. A City of Houston representative will respond within 48 hours to your request. On the date of your ceremony, which may be scheduled Monday – Friday, 10:30 am – 11:30am, and 1:30pm – 3:30pm, a fee of $100 is required. Payment must be made at the Public Service Counter, located on the 1st floor of the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse at 1400 Lubbock Street, Houston, TX 77002. A limited number of weddings are available on Saturday mornings ONLY for a fee $150 between hours of 9:00am – 12:30pm. After your payment has been made, please proceed to the second floor, Room 214, with your receipt and your Texas-issued marriage license. The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department also performs weddings for same-sex couples who obtain a Texas-issued marriage license. Wedding ceremonies are offered in both English and Spanish. Guests are welcome. You will only be allowed to invite four (4) guests. Wedding ceremonies are performed Monday – Friday, 10:30am – 11:30am and 1:30pm – 3:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am – 12:30pm. The ceremony could take 20-30 minutes.
To schedule a wedding ceremony, please complete the submission form below. If you experience technical difficulties while completing the submission form online, please dial 713.247.5464, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., to schedule your wedding by phone.
*YOU MUST WAIT 72 HOURS AFTER THE DATE OF THE PURCHASE OF YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE TO HAVE YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY. THE CEREMONY CANNOT BE PERFORMED AFTER 90 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE.