Marriage Ceremonies

Schedule an Appointment for Your Marriage Ceremony

Mrs. Rothberg officiates small marriage ceremonies (no more than 5 guests) weekdays inside or outside (weather permitting) the County Clerk’s Office.  The marriage ceremony is a simple, but beautiful, civil ceremony celebrating the couple's love and commitment to each other. The couple will need their valid NJ marriage license (apply with the municipal clerk) and two witnesses.

To schedule a ceremony as described send an email to Mrs. Rothberg with the following information:

  • Names of both partners
  • Address where the couple is domiciled
  • Cell phone number
  • Where (NJ municipality) and date when the couple will apply for the marriage license
  • Requested week date for the ceremony

Please visit the below link for a video about getting married by The Cape May County Clerk.
https://www.facebook.com/capemaycountyclerksoffice/videos/3102397116548680/

At this time, Mrs. Rothberg is not scheduling ceremonies at other venues. To request a listing of wedding officiants, who perform the ceremonies for a fee, please email Dawn Austin at dawn.austin@co.cape-may.nj.us

wedding detials image for video

How to Obtain a Marriage License

Applications for New Jersey Marriage Licenses must be obtained in the Municipal Registrar's Office in the municipality where either partner resides. If both partners are from out of state, they may apply at the Municipal Registrar's Office in the municipality where the ceremony will take place.

Both partners and 1 witness who is 18 years of age or older, and knows the couple, must appear at the Municipal Registrar's Office. Some municipalities will require proof of residency such as a driver's license, lease, or tax return.

It is recommended that you apply at least 2 weeks before the ceremony. You may apply as early as 6 months prior to the wedding. You must apply at least 72 hours prior to issuance of the marriage license. The marriage license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance.

The official who performs the ceremony must file the license with the Municipal Registrar in the Municipality where the ceremony was performed within 5 days of the ceremony.

Premarital blood tests are no longer necessary in New Jersey.

Fees

A fee of $28 is due at the time of the application.