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Are you planning to perform a wedding in New London County? If you’ve been asked to officiate, congratulations! Presiding over a wedding ceremony is an incredible honor, though one that also comes with considerable responsibility. Let’s explore the process in detail to make sure you’re up to speed on everything that will be required of you. Below, we’ll cover how to prepare for a wedding ceremony, how to get in touch with the relevant office in charge of marriages, and how to ensure the union is legally recognized in New London County.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in New London County

Your first move will be to get ordained as a ULC minister (if you haven’t already). ULC ordination is provided online, free of charge, and gives you the power to perform legal wedding ceremonies! Best of all, the process takes just minutes to complete. Get started by clicking the button below!

Key Info for Ministers in New London County

ULC Ordination Accepted:
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2 How to Officiate a Wedding in New London County

Next, you should get in touch with the authorities that handle marriages in New London County. Explain that you’re an ordained minister and wish to know what documents or information they might need from you before you perform a wedding in their district.

Contact information for the office in New London County is listed below.

Office Address:
181 State Street
New London, CT 6320
Office Phone Number:
(860) 447-5204

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in New London County

With that step done, you can proceed to our online catalog to order any documentation required to officiate in your area. We typically advise ministers in New London County to get an Ordination Package, though ultimately your decision will depend on the specific information you receive when speaking with local officials.

4 How New London County Marriage Licenses Work

Now you’re ready to officiate the wedding! If it’s your first time officiating (or even if it’s not) be sure to check out our wedding training center for helpful tips and tools.

After the ceremony is over, the last important box to check is filling out the marriage license. In New London County, this license is valid for 65 days, there is no mandatory waiting period, and the completed license must be returned before its listed expiration date. To learn more about how to fill out this document, please visit our marriage license training guide.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
0 Days
Marriage License Valid For:
65 Days
Return Within:
By first week of month following ceremony

5 What to Know About New London County Weddings

New London County is the southeasternmost county of Connecticut, and like a lot of Connecticut, it boasts elegant mansions, beautiful views of the Atlantic ocean, and stately deciduous groves. One venue that couples always mention in this area is Wadsworth Mansion. Originally constructed in 1900 but later restored in 1999, the Wadsworth Mansion is sure to blow guests away on the big day. The mansion sits on over 100 acres, offers plenty of area for photos, and can comfortably seat hundreds.

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