1. How to Become a Minister in Kent County

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 Kent County

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

2. Learn Kent County Marriage Requirements

Once you're ordained, the next thing you'll want to do is contact the office in Kent County 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 Kent County office's contact information below.

Office Address:
222 Quaker Ln
Warwick, RI 2886
Office Phone Number:
(401) 822-6900
Office Website:
Kent County Office Website

3. Who Can Officiate a Wedding in Kent County?

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 Kent County:

4. What You'll Need to Officiate in Kent County

The office in Kent County 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 Kent County is the Classic Wedding Kit!

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 Kent County Marriage Licenses Work

With the ceremony complete, the last - and most important - responsibility remains: Signing and returning the marriage license. A marriage license in Kent County is valid for 90 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:
90 Days
Return Within:
Within 72 hours of ceremony

6. Performing a Wedding in Kent County

Kent County is the second largest county in Rhode Island and home to Warwick International Airport. Known for being a county full of rivers and scenic retreats, this county is a picture perfect place to host a wedding. Beaches, lush forests, rolling hills, those are just some of the scenic venue options you can find here. The food and wine scene here has been established for decades with wineries in and around this county. Kent County is a wonderful place to host a special day!

7. What You Should Do Now for a Wedding in Kent County

The winters in Kent County can be harsh and very snowy. If you plan to participate in a wedding here during the off-season, you should account for snow and light rain. The time between March and July might be safest for outdoor weddings.

You know the ins and outs of officiating weddings in Kent County 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 Kent County in no time!