Vermont

Wedding Officiant and Ceremonial Minister Ordination

Performing A Marriage Ceremony In Vermont?

Vermont Marriage Minister Ordination (image) How do you get ordained to perform wedding ceremonies for your friends and family in Vermont? Getting ordained is simple, legal, inexpensive and takes just a few minutes!

Minister ordination for Vermont includes authorization to legally perform all of life's celebrations, including marriage ceremonies (weddings), baby blessings (baptism), house blessings, re-commitment ceremonies (vow renewal), memorials (funerals), handfasting, and other rites and rituals.

Ordination as a Marriage Officiant and ceremonial minister complies with all state and local laws in Vermont and is valid and accepted throughout the United States and everywhere around the world!

The laws of the State of Vermont require non-resident ministers* to file their credentials with the probate court of the district within which the marriage is to take place prior to performing a ceremony anywhere in the state. You must hold a current and valid minister's license  to perform such rites; in addition, you must present your credentials to any state or local authority and/or the bridal couple upon their request.

In Vermont, ordination or investment by the Church gives each clergy member the authority to perform the marriage rite. You are not required to undergo any specific formal training to become ordained in Vermont.

Not a resident of Vermont? Legally ordained non-resident ministers are allowed to serve in Vermont, but must register with the probate court of the district within which the marriage is to take place prior to performing a ceremony. All required forms are included with your ordination. Additionally, if you request complete ordination, you will also be permitted to serve in your home state.
Ordination Fee: We offer low-cost ordination (accepted throughout the United States, including Vermont) for a nominal fee that covers our basic printing costs, which is generally a fraction of how much you can earn by performing just one ceremony!
All state-required forms and documents are included in all packages. In addition, any fees paid may be tax-deductible as a work-related expense. (Consult with your tax professional for more information.)
Please Note: Basic-level (one day, or single ceremony) ordination is valid and accepted in Vermont for resident and non-resident ministers. (Non-resident ministers must register with the probate court of the district within which the marriage is to take place prior to performing a ceremony in Vermont.)
* — Ceremonial ministers permanently residing in Vermont are exempt from this requirement.

To view ordination credential samples, please click here.

Get Ordained In Vermont:

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STEP 1:

Please enter the full, legal name of the person being ordained as it should appear on the documents.

OFFICIANT'S NAME:

Did you spell the name correctly? Are you 100% sure? (Just checking!)
Are you a doctor, or do you hold a professional title? If you prefer, you may enter your name as "Dr. Jean Smith" or "Robert Jones, Ph.D."

STEP 2:

Please select your preferred ordination package. All ordination levels permit you to perform marriage ceremonies anywhere in Vermont.

Each ordination level complies with all state and local laws and is accepted throughout Vermont for resident and non-resident Marriage Officiants. Prices shown in US dollars (US$).

Select Vermont Ordination Package:

Single-Ceremony Vermont Basic Ordination Package $10.95

Includes personalized ordination certificate, Vermont marriage law guide and all forms and documents required to perform one marriage ceremony anywhere in Vermont.

5-Year Unlimited Vermont Ordination Package $28.95

10-Year Unlimited Vermont Ordination Package $42.95 (Best Value)

Includes personalized ordination certificate, letter of good standing, minister credential ID card, Vermont marriage law guide and all required forms and documents. Complete ordination permits you to perform an unlimited number of ceremonies in Vermont and most U.S. and international locations without restriction during your ordination term.
To view document samples, please click here.

PLEASE SELECT ONE OPTION:

YES. I am a current resident of Vermont.

NO. I am NOT a current resident of Vermont.

Non-resident ministers must register in Vermont prior to performing a ceremony anywhere in the state. All necessary forms and documents are included with your ordination.

Not a resident of Vermont? Not a problem! Upon registering, you are permitted to perform ceremonies in Vermont without restriction.

STEP 3 (OPTIONAL):

FAST DOCUMENT DELIVERY! In a rush? Order a PDF* copy of your key ordination documents for only $6.95. PDF copies are sent via Hightail generally within one business day. (You will also receive the complete set of printed personalized documents via your preferred shipping method.)

[OPTIONAL] INCLUDE PDF COPY VIA EMAIL:

YES! Please include a PDF copy of my key documents ($6.95)

* — Viewing PDF copies requires additional software, such as Adobe Acrobat or Foxit PDF Reader (available at no charge).

FINAL STEP:


SUBMIT ORDER:


ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANY OUTSIDE PARTY.