Gresham, Oregon Wedding Guide

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How to Officiate a Wedding in Gresham, Oregon

If you are looking to get married or officiate a wedding just outside of Portland, Gresham Oregon is a great, cost-effective option. Despite being a large city, Gresham has a down-home vibe and great outdoor destinations. A few beers at a local bar or trying the variety of cultural cuisines will take your dollar a lot further in Gresham, when compared to bougie Portland next door. 


So, let’s get you prepared with everything you need to know for a smooth and legal registration process in Gresham.

Oregon Wedding Tips and Tricks

Become a Wedding Officiant

For The
Wedding Officiant

Step 1: Get ordained with American Marriage Ministries


In the state of Oregon, it is legal for clergy members, judges, county clerks, and ministers of religious organizations to sign a marriage license. To become an official AMM minister, simply sign up on our website. The ordination process is one hundred percent free, and should only take you a couple of minutes to complete. 


Step 2: Prepare for the ceremony in Gresham


Officiating a wedding ceremony can seem like a pretty daunting task, especially if it's your first time. If you need help in writing the script or just getting a few brainstorming tips, be sure to check out our wedding training pages. These will give you a simple guide to help you gain confidence for the ceremony. 


Step 3: Officiate the Wedding and Complete the Marriage License


It is the sole responsibility of the couple to obtain the marriage license application which can be found on the Multnomah County Clerk’s website. A three-day waiting period is required after approval of the marriage license, and once it goes into effect, will expire after sixty days. If you wish to waive the waiting period, an additional $5.00 is required.

Oregon Wedding

How To Get Married in Gresham

For The

Make an appointment with the Multnomah County Clerk’s office and make sure to plan this far enough in advance in case of any scheduling inconveniences. Click here to complete the online marriage license application and save some time at your appointment. Once you have an appointment, make sure to bring the necessary legal documents with you, such as a valid ID, a $60 cashier’s check, or money order made out to Multnomah County Marriage Licenses. And of course, don’t forget the completely filled out marriage application. 


Business hours at the County Clerk’s office are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. You will be able to contact them either by email ([email protected]) or telephone at 503-988-2273.


When you go, don’t forget to bring


  • Valid ID (Passport, Drivers License, State ID)
  • $60 for the marriage license fee
  • Other pertinent documents (Divorce papers etc…)

Multnomah County Marriage License Info

Important Facts to know before filing for a marriage license in Gresham, Oregon.

Issuance Office: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland OR 97214
Fee: $60
Waiting Period: 24 Hours
Return: Officiant

Gresham Wedding Tips and Tricks

Wedding Venue and Planning Tips

For The Couple
& Officiant


The Basics


Not only is Gresham great for its cultural diversity and array of ethnic foods, but the wedding venues here will also be cheaper than downtown Portland. If you want some spectacular views of a well-maintained golf course with fine dining and fantastic service, we would highly recommend the Persimmon Country Club. If you are planning a night out on the dance floor, the Cedarville Lodge is the best venue for tangoing the night away. 




For getting around the Portland area, the MAX light rail is your best option for a fast, reliable experience. Otherwise, public buses run regularly and rideshare services such as Uber and Lift should be readily available.




Summers in Gresham, Oregon is warm and sunny with temperatures reaching the mid-eighties. Winters, on the other hand, tend to be cool, wet, and rainy, with average temperatures in the mid-forties. 

Gresham Officiant FAQ

Gresham Officiant & Couples FAQ

For The Couple
& Officiant

Are witnesses required to be present at the marriage ceremony?

Yes, a legal ceremony consists of at least five people; the officiant, two witnesses, and the bride and groom


What if I wish to waive the three-day waiting period?

You must bring an extra $5.00 to the County Clerk’s office on submission of the marriage application


Are online ordained ministers recognized in the State of Oregon?

Yes. All officially online ordained ministers are recognized in Oregon. 


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