5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Oregon
The facts below cover all the important aspects of what requirements you need to meet to be able to legally officiate a wedding ceremony in Oregon.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Oregon?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Oregon Revised Statutes § 106.120.
" A marriage solemnized before any person professing to be a judicial officer of this state, a county clerk or a clergyperson of a religious congregation or organization therein is not void, nor shall the validity thereof be in any way affected, on account of any want of power or authority in such person, if such person was acting at the time in the office or the capacity of a person authorized to solemnize marriage and if such marriage is consummated with the belief on the part of the persons so married, or either of them, that they have been lawfully joined in marriage. "
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Oregon?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Oregon.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Oregon?
The Oregon Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Oregon to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Oregon?
The Oregon Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Oregon?
All Wedding Officiants in Oregon must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Oregon
As there is no officiant registration required in Oregon, once ordained your next step is to start preparing to officiate the wedding. If you have not officiated a wedding before, or it has been a while, check out our Oregon Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
PREPARE FOR THE OREGON WEDDING CEREMONY