Atlantic City, New Jersey Wedding Guide

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How to Officiate a Wedding in Atlantic City, New Jersey

One of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast, Atlantic City is known for its luxurious casinos, beautiful sandy beaches, and four-mile long boardwalk. Whether you came here to party, relax on the beach, or just explore the city’s numerous attractions, this is definitely an adventure for all personality types.  Strolls along the gorgeous wooden boardwalk are accompanied by an array of fine-dining options, beach bars, and cute little gift shops, as well as amusement park rides at Steel Pier. If you enjoy heights, The Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse, will give you a gorgeous panoramic view of the Atlantic City skyline.  


Before you get into all the exciting activities, let's get you fully equipped with everything you need to know about getting married in Atlantic City. 

New Jersey Wedding Tips and Tricks

Become a Wedding Officiant

For The
Wedding Officiant


Step 1: Get Ordained with American Marriage Ministries


In the State of New Jersey, it is legal for any clergy member of any religion to solemnize marriages. AMM makes it possible for you to become a member or our clergy by simply signing up for free! You can complete this process in just a few minutes and you’ll be an officially ordained AMM minister. 


Step 2: Prepare for the Wedding Ceremony in Atlantic City


Officiating a wedding is certainly an honor, but also means a fair deal of preparation and planning. Especially if it is your first time conducting a wedding ceremony, you will appreciate AMM’s wedding training pages, where we give you helpful tips and tricks to make this experience enjoyable and memorable for you and the couple. 


Step 3: Officiate the Wedding and Complete the Marriage License


It is the full responsibility of the couple to obtain the marriage license from the County Clerk’s office, fill it out and sign it. However, your job as the officiant is to make sure it is filled out correctly and returned no later than thirty days after issuance. Valid personal identification (such as a Passport, or State ID) must be presented as well as a $28 for the marriage license. 


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How To Get Married in Atlantic City

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In order to obtain the marriage license, both members of the couple must visit the local county clerk's office. When you go don’t forget to bring with you:


  • Valid ID (Passport, Military, or State ID)
  • $28 Cash
  • Other applicable documents (Divorce papers etc…)

Atlantic County Marriage License Info

Important Facts to know before filing for a marriage license in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Issuance Office: 1301 Bacharach Blvd. 1st Floor, Room 105
Fee: $28
Waiting Period: 3 days
Return: Officiant

Atlantic City Wedding Tips and Tricks

Wedding Venue and Planning Tips

For The Couple
& Officiant

The Basics


In Atlantic City, you'll have a number of incredible wedding venues to choose from. Luxurious venues like the Ocean and Atlantic ballrooms, are fantastic options right in the center of town. If you want a venue with especially gorgeous views of the sea and elaborate floor to ceiling glass windows, we would highly recommend One Atlantic. If you’re looking for something with beautiful outdoor scenery, check out the Atlantic City Country Club. This is a wonderful venue for capturing the perfect wedding photo. Whatever your decision, make sure to plan and book well enough in advance. 




Public transportation in Atlantic City is plentiful. The Atlantic City International Airport is located just minutes outside the city limits, with regular taxi and shuttle services to and from the city.  A lot of the main attractions are within walking distance, however, the famous Jitney bus services provide great transportation to locations all over the city. Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are also available.




Summers in Atlantic City can get very hot and humid with temperatures occasionally rising into the low hundreds. Winters, on the other hand, tend to be cold, with the occasional snowfall. The best time to visit Atlantic City is in early Summer and early Fall. 

Atlantic City Officiant FAQ

Atlantic City Officiant & Couples FAQ

For The Couple
& Officiant


How much is the marriage license fee in New Jersey? 



How long is the waiting period for wedding applications? 

The waiting period in New Jersey is 3 days (72 hours), and for weekend weddings the application must be made on the previous Tuesday in order to fulfill the waiting period before the end of the work week. 


Are premarital blood tests required in New Jersey?

No. They are no longer required


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