Municipal Courts

Wedding Ceremonies

* The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department will now perform weddings for same-sex couples who obtain a Texas-issued marriage license.

Please follow these four steps to schedule a ceremony at the City of Houston Municipal Courts:

  1. Please obtain a Marriage License PRIOR to scheduling a ceremony at the City of Houston. View Licensing locations.
  2. Once you have obtained a Texas-issued marriage license, complete the online form below to schedule your ceremony.  A City of Houston representative will contact you within 48 hours to discuss the details of the ceremony and to confirm your date of marriage.
  3. On the scheduled date of the ceremony, payment of the $100 fee is required. This can be done at the Public Service Counter located on the 1st floor of the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse located at 1400 Lubbock Street, Houston, TX 77002. Effective, December 6, 2014, wedding ceremonies may also be scheduled on the first Saturday in each month. The fee for weddings scheduled on Saturdays will be $150.00.
  4. After your payment has been made, please proceed to the second floor, Room 214, with your receipt and your Texas-issued marriage license.

Apply for a Wedding Ceremony

Please note:
The wedding ceremony may be performed as soon as 72 hours after the purchase of the marriage license, but not after 90 days from the date of purchase.

  1. Wedding ceremonies are offered in both English and Spanish.
  2. Guests are welcome, but please limit the number of guests to 8.
  3. Wedding ceremonies are performed Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.
  4. The ceremony could take 20-30 minutes.

* If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the online form below, please dial 713.247.5464 to schedule your wedding by phone (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).