Justice of the Peace
I work closely with
couples to create a truly personal and memorable ceremony. You
will receive samples of beautiful ceremonies from which you can
look through to start thinking about your ceremony. I will take
whatever input you wish to give me to customize and create a
personalized ceremony. Since 2001, I have had the privilege
of officiating hundreds of ceremonies throughout Vermont. I would
be honored to serve as your officiant.
Vermont welcomes couples from all over
the country and abroad to have their dream wedding. In 2000,
Vermont was the first state in the country to offer Civil Unions.
Since September 1, 2009, Civil Marriage became legal.
The properties listed in this directory
are pleased and honored to provide you wedding services and accommodations.
Visit their sites for information on gay wedding packages.
Getting a civil
Your innkeepers can help you through this
process, but here are the basic steps.
1. Apply for a civil marriage license at a Town
Clerk's office. Out of state couples
may apply in any town. There is no waiting period to apply, no
residency requirements, no blood tests, nor witnesses required.
Call ahead to make sure they'll be open and to learn what information
is required. The license costs $45 plus local fees and is good
for 60 days.
2. Contact a Justice of the Peace, judge or minister
if you don't already have one. Your
host at any of the Gay Vermont Inns will be able to assist you
in finding an officiant.
3. Hold the ceremony.
Whether you have a lavish event
with 200 people or a small, private ceremony for two, it's your
choice. The justice of the peace, judge, or clergy and your innkeeper
can work with you to make your ceremony truly special. After
the ceremony, the officiant has 10 days to file the certified
license with the Town Clerk.