Henderson, Nevada Wedding Guide

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How to Officiate a Wedding in Henderson, Nevada

Just south of Vegas, Henderson is for couples who value scenery and space over neon and glitz. You can expect expansive vistas, quirky venues, and lots of character to go around. The canyons outside of town are a huge draw, so if you're considering exploring after the wedding, make sure to check them out. 

Our goal here is to get you the fast information about getting ordained in Henderson, and for couples, obtaining a marriage license, and other relevant information. We’ll keep it short and sweet!

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For The
Wedding Officiant

Nevada state law states that the following individuals are allowed to officiate a marriage within the state:

  • Local county clerk
  • An individual with a church or religious organization 
  • Military chaplain 

If you aren't one of these people yet, don't worry. You can get ordained online right here on this website. It only takes a few minutes and with thousands of successful weddings conducted by AMM ministers in Clark County, we're confident that our ordination is the best way to become a Henderson Wedding Officiant. Just be sure to follow the instructions closely below, since Clark County has some of the stricted wedding officiant registration rules in the country. 


All Wedding Officiants Must Register with the Clark County Clerk


The Clark County Clerk has two registration options for wedding officiants: You can request permission to perform a Single Ceremony or you can apply for Permanent Status. Where you live, the number of weddings you plan to perform, and the time and resources you want to dedicate will determine which option you choose, so let’s start by comparing the two.




  • Available to Residents and Non-Residents of Nevada.
  • Requires the couple to sign a Character Reference Affidavit in the presence of a Notary.
  • Requires you to take an online Single Ceremony Marriage Officiant Training Course.
  • Requires you to pay a total application fee of $25.
  • Your certification can take up to 30 days.




  • Only available to Clark County, Nevada residents.
  • Officiant must attend a 2 Hour Officiant Training Course at the Clark County Government Center.
  • Requires officiant to complete a background check. This incurs an additional fee and processing time.
  • Your certification can take more than 30 days.


If those requirements seem complicated, don’t worry. At this point all you need to do is ask yourself whether you want to perform more than one ceremony, and how much time and energy you want to expend. For many wedding officiants, the single ceremony registration is all that’s required and it’s pretty painless.

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How To Get Married in Henderson

For The

The couple is responsible for going to the County Clerk's Office and applying for the license before the ceremony. Both spouses have to apply together. You can start the application online here, before going into the office at 201 E. Clark Avenue in Las Vegas.


It is important to bring these documents with you when you go to register for the license:


  • Photo ID
  • Information about previous marriages
  • Parents names and dates of birth
  • Social security numbers 
  • $102 for the fee, with a $5 fee for credit card transactions

Clark County Marriage License Info

Important Facts to know before filing for a marriage license in Henderson, Nevada.

Issuance Office: 201 E. Clark Avenue in Las Vegas
Fee: $102
Waiting Period: None
Expiration: 12 Months
Return: by Couple

Henderson Wedding Tips and Tricks

Wedding Venue and Planning Tips

For The Couple
& Officiant

The Basics


There are numerous events that happen throughout the city of Henderson, and if you want to get married in the area, it’s worth checking to see if any festivals or events are happening on the date you want to get married. 


There are some venues in the area that you can take advantage of when you want to get married in Henderson. You can check out The Terrace Events which has indoor and outdoor venue space, as well as all the usual wedding reception stuff like a dance floor and catering. You can also check out the Little Chapel on the Corner which is a smaller, quaint chapel that provides a cute place to tie the knot. 




The weather in Henderson is beautiful most of the year. Rain isn’t really a factor, but it can really heat up in the summer so take that into consideration. 




Nice city, but the public transport is pretty lacking. Guests are best off renting or using rideshares depending on how much travel they plan to do.

Henderson Officiant FAQ

Henderson Officiant & Couples FAQ

For The Couple
& Officiant

Do we both have to show up to obtain the marriage license?

Yes, you both have to be there when you sign up and apply for a marriage license. 


Does my ID have to have my photo on it?

Yes, it does have to have a photo on it, as well as a birthdate. It has to be an original and not a photocopy.


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