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Are you planning to perform a wedding in Virginia Beach? 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 Virginia Beach.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Virginia Beach

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 Virginia Beach

ULC Ordination Accepted:
No
Minister Registration Required:
Yes
Documents Required:
N/A
Minister's Residency:
Irrelevant
Minister's Minimum Age:
18

2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Virginia Beach

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

Office Address:
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Office Phone Number:
(757) 385-8926

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Virginia Beach

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 Virginia Beach to get an Ordination Package, though ultimately your decision will depend on the specific information you receive when speaking with local officials.

4 How Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach, this license is valid for 60 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:
60 Days
Return Within:
5 Days

5 What to Know About Virginia Beach Weddings

If you're getting married in Virginia you have a wealth of options for your wedding venue but if you are looking to get married on the beach there's no better place than Virginia Beach. Being the most populous city in the state, you will have plenty of choices when it comes to catering, florists, photographers, and everything else you will need on your wedding day. With moderate temperatures for most of the year it's always a good time to get married in Virginia Beach!