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Are you planning to perform a wedding in Lancaster 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 Lancaster County.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Lancaster 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 Lancaster County

ULC Ordination Accepted:
Minister Registration Required:
Documents Required:
Minister's Residency:
Minister's Minimum Age:

2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Lancaster County

Next, you should get in touch with the authorities that handle marriages in Lancaster 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 Lancaster County is listed below.

Office Address:
1033 "O" Street, Suite 130
Lincoln, NE 68508
Office Phone Number:
(402) 471-2871

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster County, this license is valid for one year, 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:
Marriage License Valid For:
1 Year
Return Within:
15 Days

5 What to Know About Lancaster County Weddings

Home to Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska, Lancaster County is the second largest in the state -- which means lots of weddings take place here! Finding a wedding venue in this county should be no issue, as there are many different places to choose from. Lincoln happens to be home to one of the oldest underground attractions in the Nebraska, Robbers Cave. And, it hosts weddings! Couples inclined towards a subterranean ceremony can make that vision come true.