Fayetteville, North Carolina Wedding Guide

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How to Officiate a Wedding in Fayetteville, North Carolina

If you want your wedding to take place in one of the most historic towns in America, you’ve picked the perfect place. A city best known as the home of Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina is not only a hotspot for historical museums, but also offers many other activities. You’ll find nature trails and ballparks, plus a diversity of theaters and art galleries for you and your beloved to enjoy together.


Before you jump into all the fun, you'll want to make sure you've first covered all the legal aspects of your wedding. American Marriage Ministries is here to step you through all the ins and outs of getting married in Fayetteville.

North Carolina Wedding Tips and Tricks

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For The
Wedding Officiant

Step 1: Get Ordained with American Marriage Ministries


In the state of North Carolina, a minister authorized by a judge or magistrate, or any minister ordained by a religious organization is able to ordain marriages. By taking a few minutes to sign up with AMM, you can obtain full legal status as an ordained minister. The process is one hundred percent free and should only take you a few minutes to complete. 


Step 2: Prepare for the Wedding Ceremony in Fayetteville


Being asked to perform the wedding ceremony is a great privilege, and you should be honored if asked to take one on. However, with this merit also comes responsibility to deliver a smooth and well-thought through ceremony. But don’t worry, AMM has your back whether it’s brainstorming for your speech or writing the actual script. You can find all this information by checking out our website’s wedding training pages


Step 3: Officiate the Wedding and Complete the Marriage License


In order to get the marriage license, the couple must both visit the Columbia County Register of Deeds. As the officiant, you are responsible to make sure the marriage forms are properly filled out and signed, and then returned to the office within sixty days of issuance.

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How To Get Married in Fayetteville

For The

At the register of deeds, applicants must provide legal identification as well as their Social Security numbers. The Social Security numbers must be provided with verification of that number (W-2 form or pay stub with proof of the number). The fee for the marriage license in Cumberland County is $60, and is payable in cash, money order or Credit Card. It is then valid for sixty days upon issuance.  


To save some time at your appointment, first complete the online marriage license application.


When you go don’t forget to bring:


  • Valid ID (Passport, State ID, Drivers License)
  • $60 in cash, money order, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover)
  • Social Security number (with verification i.e. W-2 form)

Cumberland County Marriage License Info

Important Facts to know before filing for a marriage license in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Issuance Office: 117 Dick Street, Fayetteville NC 28301
Fee: $60
Waiting Period: 24 Hours

Return: Couple or Officiant

Fayetteville Wedding Tips and Tricks

Wedding Venue and Planning Tips

For The Couple
& Officiant

The Basics


Our absolute favorite venue in Fayetteville, North Carolina is the Vizcaya Villa. This posche and elaborately furnished building has everything you need from a beautiful bridal suite and groom room, to gorgeous well-maintained grounds and a large ballroom. Just make sure to book well enough in advance as this venue tends to fill up bookings quite quickly. If you are in search of something a little less bourgeois, but still with great elegance and style, the Metropolitan Room is a charming venue. It is complete with mohogany booths and vaulted ceilings that create a great vibe for the perfect cocktail wedding experience. 




Public transportation options in Fayetteville are plentiful. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad provides north and southbound services to other cities on the East Coast. Additionally, The Fayetteville Area System of Transit, a bus system consisting of ten bus lines and two shuttle routes, should get you where you need to go in a timely manner. If all else fails, rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft should also be available. 




Summers in Fayetteville are hot and humid, with consistent temperatures in the mid 80’s and regular thunder showers. Winters are mild, with temperatures seldom dropping below 40 degrees, but the occasional snowfall does blow through. 

Fayetteville Officiant FAQ

Fayetteville Officiant & Couples FAQ

For The Couple
& Officiant

Is a premarital physical required in Fayetteville?

No, it is no longer required


How old do I have to be to be legally married in North Carolina?

You must be at least sixteen years old.


How many days is my marriage license valid for?

Your license is valid for 60 days. 


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