1. How to Become a Minister in Burlington

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 Burlington

ULC Ordination Accepted:
Minister Registration Required:
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2. Learn Burlington Marriage Requirements

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

Office Address:
149 Church Street
Burlington, VT 5401
Office Phone Number:
(802) 865-7000
Office Website:
Burlington Office Website

3. Who Can Officiate a Wedding in Burlington?

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 Burlington:

4. What You'll Need to Officiate in Burlington

The office in Burlington 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 Burlington is the Professional Minister's Portfolio!

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 Burlington Marriage Licenses Work

With the ceremony complete, the last - and most important - responsibility remains: Signing and returning the marriage license. A marriage license in Burlington 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:
10 days

6. Performing a Wedding in Burlington

Any couple hoping to have their wedding ceremony performed in Burlington, Vermont has made a great choice. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, there are countless attractions within the Burlington city limits to keep anyone entertained. Home of sites such as The Ethan Allen Homestead, Echo Leahy Center, and the popular Church Street Marketplace there is a wide selection of activities to choose from. With wedding locales on the beautiful Lake Champlain, to gorgeous wineries, there are countless beautiful backdrops to choose from for the most important day.

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

The warm weather season in this region ranges from mid-May to mid-September, with highest temperatures of low 80s peaking mid-July. Clearest skies in Burlington usually begin around mid-June and lasts for four months.

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