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Become a minister to officiate weddings in Ohio. We are American Marriage Ministries, an IRS Certified 501c3 Non-Profit Church with the mission to empower people of all backgrounds to officiate weddings. Our free online ordination application is recognized under Ohio Revised Code § 3101.08 and enshrined by the 1st amendment of the US Constitution. Beyond ordination, we offer the most robust officiant training resources on the web. What are you waiting for?

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Who Can Officiate Weddings in Ohio?

Ohio Marriage Laws specify who can legally perform marriage in the State. The legal term for the act of conducting a wedding ceremony is called "Solemnization of Marriage". The people with the authority to perform this act are religious and government officials. For most Americans, getting ordained is the easiest way to gain the legal right to solemnize weddings.


According to the Ohio Revised Code § 3101.08

" An ordained or licensed minister of any religious society or congregation within this state who is licensed to solemnize marriages, a judge of a county court in accordance with section 1907.18 of the Revised Code, a judge of a municipal court in accordance with section 1901.14 of the Revised Code, a probate judge in accordance with section 2101.27 of the Revised Code, the mayor of a municipal corporation in any county in which such municipal corporation wholly or partly lies, the superintendent of the state school for the deaf, or any religious society in conformity with the rules of its church, may join together as husband and wife any persons who are not prohibited by law from being joined in marriage. "

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AMM Ordination Guarantee

As an online ordained minister of American Marriage Ministries, you will be joining a network of over 849,583 ministers that have officiated hundreds-of-thousands of weddings all across the country. As an AMM minister, you are legally empowered under the protections of the Ohio Revised Code § 3101.08 to officiate wedding ceremonies.

We understand that officiating a wedding is a huge honor and a serious responsibility. Our job is to guide you through this process from both the legal and ceremonial dimensions. Our mission is to empower you not just to perform marriage, but to do so with confidence and skill. You will be the latest in over 31,893 AMM ministers in Ohio!
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American Marriage Ministries has been ordaining people just like you for over a decade. Our officiant training resources are the best, both online and in print. We make ordination easy so that you can focus on conducting an awesome wedding ceremony. And that's not just us saying it.




AMM is an inclusive institution. We welcome people of all backgrounds. It is not important to us if you are black or white, religious or non-religious, rich or poor, gay or straight.

What is important is that you have a sincere desire to officiate weddings for people you care about. We support your right to officiate weddings that reflect your values, the couple's, and your community's.

Ohio Marriage Officiant License

As an online ordained minister you are one step closer to performing marriage in Ohio. In addition to our free online ordination, we provide all the officiant training materials you need to officiate weddings with confidence. Whether you will be officiating weddings in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, or even Toronto , AMM has everything you need to create an amazing ceremony.

Your next step is to observe any officiant registration required by the Ohio Government. Click on the button below to learn more.

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How To Become a Wedding Officiant in Ohio

If the process of planning, scripting, and performing a wedding is daunting, then you need our Wedding Helper suite of tools.

We have distilled years of experience into an easy-to-use platform with training materials, quizzes, a personalized ceremony script generator, and tips to prepare you for performing marriage, all accessible through your minister profile.

That's only the beginning. After the wedding, you can share your wedding on the AMM Wedding Wall with our nationwide network of ministers.

About American Marriage Ministries

American Marriage Ministries was founded on July 4th of 2009 in Washington State. In that time we have ordained over 849,583 ministers all across the United States. To join our nationwide community of AMM ministers, you simply need to agree to our three simple tenets:



  1. All people, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, have the right to marry.
  2. It is the right of every couple to choose who will solemnize their marriage.
  3. All people have the right to solemnize marriage.


How you officiate weddings is up to you, the couple, and the members of your community. You will be one of over 31,893 AMM ministers in Ohio who have realized their right to perform marriage.


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You can also help by ordering your official ministry credentials from our store. Part of the proceeds goes to our charitable activities, which supports other non-profit charities such as the National Alliance to End Homelessness and UNICEF.

When you purchase a package from us, you get your official ordination certificate and you get to help support a positive cause!

To learn more about American Marriage Ministries, check out our About Us page. If you have further questions, feel free to visit our FAQ or simply contact us.

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