BECOME A MINISTER
& PERFORM MARRIAGE

Become an Ordained Minister today with American Marriage Ministries to perform weddings for your friends and family! You are a few clicks away from having full legal authority to conduct marriage ceremonies anywhere in the US.

Three Things
to Get You Started

Apply for Ordination

Becoming an ordained AMM Minister is quick, easy, and FREE. No religious background is required.

Apply Now

Officiant Licensing

Some states require ministers to register with a government office. In case you do need to register, we provide all the necessary paperwork.

Learn More

Wedding Training

We know that most of our ministers have no previous wedding experience. Our wedding training section is the perfect place to learn everything you need to know.

Start Preparing

Quick FAQ

  • Is this Legal?

    Yes! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-denominational church, our ability to ordain ministers is completely legal and once ordained, you have the legal right to officiate marriage ceremonies. This right is protected by the 1st amendment's religious freedom clause.

  • Do I have to be “Religious”? What if I am an Atheist, etc.?

    Becoming a minister with the AMM does not require you to hold any particular spiritual belief. We only ask that you agree to our organization’s three tenets, which are listed on our ordination application.

  • Is this really free? What's the catch?

    There’s no catch! This is a completely free service that we are happy to provide to our ministers. That said, please note that in some states there may be additional registration requirements beyond simply becoming a minister. In those states, you may need to order registration materials from our store.

About AMM

"We believe that everyone has the right to marry and that it is the right of the couple to choose who solemnizes their marriage. Our mission is to guarantee you this right."

American Marriage Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit constitutional church that advocates on behalf of ministers and couples' rights. We were incorporated on July 4th of 2009 with the mission of securing the rights of all people to celebrate marriages that reflect their values and beliefs. Since then, we have ordained over 500,000 ministers across the US who have advanced the AMM’s mission by empowering couples to celebrate their wedding their way!