Marriage Ceremony Request

Thurston County District Court Judges are empowered to perform marriage ceremonies under the laws of the State of Washington.  Marriage ceremonies are performed at Thurston County District Court Monday through Friday at 5:00 p.m.  All members of the wedding party should arrive at Thurston County District Court by 4:45 of the date of the wedding.  Marriage ceremonies can also be held on weekends by special appointment.

The following items are required to be submitted to Thurston County District Court 24 hours before the date of the wedding:

  • Marriage License
    • The license has a three day waiting period before it is valid for use.  For more information on how to obtain a marriage license contact the Thurston County Auditor's Office or call 360-786-5405.
  • Two witnesses (at least 18 years of age)
  • Prepayment of fee (cash only) and license must be delivered to the Judicial Assistant no later than two days prior to the ceremony.
  • A map to the wedding location if away from the courthouse.
  • Fee Schedule
    • Marriage at Courthouse
      • $75 Monday - Friday at 5:00 p.m.
      • $175 Saturday & Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        (Excludes holidays and holiday weekends)
    • Marriage away from Courthouse in the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area
      • $200 Monday - Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • $200 Saturday & Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        (Includes holidays and holiday weekends)
  • Check with judge for special times not listed above or out of area rates.

If you would like to request a marriage ceremony please complete and submit the following:

Marriage Ceremony Request Form



Do you wish to be married at Thurston County District Court?

If no, please state the requested time and address: