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Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Policy

Gwinnett County Magistrate Court

To better serve the citizens of Gwinnett County, Gwinnett County Magistrate Court provides free wedding ceremonies by appointment only and as set forth below:

Weddings By Appointment Only

The Gwinnett County Magistrate Court provides free ceremonies to citizens of Gwinnett County every Tuesday and Friday between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center (except when the Justice Center is closed due to a County holiday or inclement weather).

Weddings are by appointment only.  Walk-ins are not accepted. Reservation is on-line only.

Wedding Ceremony Reservation

Please call 770-822-8081 ONLY if you have not received your confirmation email.


Couples must present a valid Georgia marriage license on their wedding day.

By law, Gwinnett County Probate Court issues all marriage licenses in Gwinnett County. (Gwinnett County Magistrate Court does not issue marriage licenses.) Questions regarding marriage licenses should be directed to the Gwinnett County Probate Court at 770.822.8250.

Couples must present their marriage license to the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court office not later than fifteen (15) minutes before their scheduled appointment. Due to normal Court functions, we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals.


There is no fee for any wedding performed at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center.

General Information

The ceremonies are short and move rapidly. On occasion, the ceremonies are performed as a group wedding.

Only handheld photographic equipment authorized by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department’s Court Security Policy is permitted in the Courtroom.

Official witnesses are not required. However, friends and family are welcome. We just ask that you and your party recognize and understand that wedding ceremonies are performed in a busy, working courtroom.