Thurston County Superior Court Judges are authorized by law to perform marriage ceremonies in the state of Washington. Marriage ceremonies are performed both at the Thurston County Courthouse and at other locations.

If you would like one of our judges to perform your wedding, please remember that there are three things that must take place before the wedding can occur.

You MUST apply for and be issued a marriage license from a county auditor at least three days before the wedding. The license will be issued as part of a packet. Also included in the packet will be marriage certificates and informative paperwork.

For more information regarding marriage licenses, contact the Thurston County Auditor's Office.

You must make a reservation with us. You may do this in person at building #2 (ask for the wedding coordinator) or you may start the reservation process by completing the form below.

The auditor’s packet (license and certificates) and the gratuity (see below) must be delivered to the wedding coordinator in building #2, Superior Court, at least two days before the wedding. Any gratuity tendered must be in cash.

Please be aware that statute requires that at least two adult witnesses be present at the wedding. If needed, we can provide witnesses for you for a fee (see below). You will schedule and pay for the witnesses at the time that you deliver the auditor’s packet to our wedding coordinator.


Gratuity to be paid in exact cash at the time of booking - no change is provided

 $75 – Monday through Friday, 5:00 p.m. at the courthouse
$175 – Monday through Friday, 6:00 p.m. at the courthouse
$175 – Saturday or Sunday, between 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the courthouse
$200 –Saturday or Sunday, between 8:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m. in the Olympia area
$200 – Holiday or holiday weekend
Additional gratuity apply for travel outside of the Olympia area

WITNESS GRATUITY SCHEDULE (if we are providing witnesses)
Monday – Friday: $15/per witness
Weekend wedding at the courthouse: $45/per witness
Holiday wedding at the courthouse: $60/per witness

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Do you wish to be married:
  Monday - Friday at 5:00 p.m. at the Courthouse ($75)
  Saturday, Sunday at the courthouse, not a holiday weekend ($175)
  Holiday or holiday weekend ($200)
  Any day at a location other than the courthouse ($200 minimum)
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