1. How to Become a Minister in Charlotte

If you haven't already, you'll want to get ordained as a ULC minister by clicking the button below. Get Ordainedâ„¢ offers ordination through Universal Life Church within moments and completely free of charge. All you have to do is sign up, fill out a short form, and you'll be a legally ordained minister, able to officiate weddings and more. Sign up today!

Important Info for Ministers in Charlotte

ULC Ordination Accepted:
Minister Registration Required:
Documents Required:
Minister's Residency:
Minister's Minimum Age:

2. Learn Charlotte Marriage Requirements

Once you're ordained, the next thing you'll want to do is contact the office in Charlotte that handles marriage licenses. You'll want to tell them that you're an ordained minister officiating a wedding, and ask what documentation they want to see from you in order to officiate a wedding. You can find the Charlotte office's contact information below.

Office Address:
720 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Office Phone Number:
(704) 336-2443
Office Website:
Charlotte Office Website

3. Who Can Officiate a Wedding in Charlotte?

If you're ordained as a minister of the Universal Life Church, you can! Many couples are choosing to both cut costs and personalize their event by enlisting a close family friend or loved one to officiate their ceremony.

The couple could ask anyone, but they've asked you to forever be a part of their love story! Consider it a great honor. It's important to note that not everyone knows that this is even an option. If you know someone who has an upcoming wedding, you might consider asking who is performing their ceremony, and let them know that you're available if needed. Who knows, you might just get a reputation as a go-to officiant!

Average Cost of a Wedding in Charlotte:

4. What You'll Need to Officiate in Charlotte

The office in Charlotte will be able to tell you what you'll need to pick up from our online store in order to perform a wedding. One of the most popular options for ministers in Charlotte is the Classic Wedding Kit with a Letter of Good Standing!

Now you can get to the fun part: officiating the wedding itself. Whether it's your first time performing a wedding, or you just need to refresh your memory, we suggest taking a look at our wedding training center, which is full of all the resources you'll need to give the couple the wedding they deserve.

5. How Charlotte Marriage Licenses Work

With the ceremony complete, the last - and most important - responsibility remains: Signing and returning the marriage license. A marriage license in Charlotte is valid for 60 days, so don't delay. Keep in mind that once the marriage license has been obtained, there is no mandatory waiting period before the wedding ceremony can happen. Also note that the marriage license must be returned to the office that issued it within the time limit given after it has been signed.

Remember, this is a legal document! Take your time to ensure that it's been filled out properly before it is returned to the issuing office. If you need in-depth instructions on how to fill it out, take a look at our marriage license training page for assistance.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
Marriage License Valid For:
60 Days
Return Within:
By Expiration

6. Performing a Wedding in Charlotte

Home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte is a great place to host a wedding. For a while now, Charlotte has been investing in its own art districts while keeping the natural historic beauty alive. With a surprising amount of spas and resorts, be pampered and relaxed when it comes time for the big day. Home to performance art centers, breweries, and of course famous North Carolina BBQ, there's something for everyone to fall in love with when couples host their wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina!

7. What You Should Do Now for a Wedding in Charlotte

Home to humid summer showers during the summers and moderately-dry winters, enjoy the springtime weather and mild fall for the wedding.

You know the ins and outs of officiating weddings in Charlotte now, but don't forget to sign up as a ULC minister for free by clicking the button below!

With this first step conquered, you'll be officiating fully legal weddings in Charlotte in no time!