Marriage Ceremonies

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Clerk of the Peace Norman A. Jones, Jr. (Jay) joyfully announces that the Memorable Marriage ceremonies will be available any day of the week, as long as the Clerk of the Peace or assigned staff is available. This flexible arrangement will enable you to schedule your Memorable Marriage ceremony at your convenience.

If you should desire to include any special expressions, statements or messages in your Memorable Marriage ceremony, we will try to accommodate your requests.  Please email Alisa Mawson, Chief Deputy, Marriage Bureau at alisa.mawson@sussexcountyde.gov. Should you wish to renew your marriage vows, these guidelines will also pertain to our Memorable Marriage renewal ceremonies.

Our Office will officiate Memorable Marriage ceremonies anywhere in Sussex County, Delaware. The sites may include, but are not limited to, our Clerks Chapel located within the Marriage Bureau (photos of Chapel), the Sussex County Council chambers, historical Delaware sites, fire houses, scenic beaches, parks and common areas, clubs, and private homes.

The engaged couple, with their family and friends, should arrive at least TWENTY MINUTES prior to the scheduled time for the Memorable Marriage ceremony in our Clerks Chapel. Two people attending your ceremony will be your official witnesses. Your witnesses should be over the age of 18, present at least 20 minutes prior to the ceremony time and, pursuant to Delaware law, they must present proper photo identification. These witnesses are required to sign your certificate of marriage before the wedding ceremony will begin. If you do not have witnesses, we will provide witnesses for you.

For an out of office Memorable Marriage ceremony, we will arrive TWENTY MINUTES prior to your ceremony so that we can get the witnesses signatures on the certificates of marriage so that we are ready to begin your ceremony on time!

We feel that you deserve the best Memorable Marriage ceremony and so does everyone else, so we must begin on time for the ceremony! To reserve a date and time for a Memorable Marriage ceremony or to get additional information about scheduling a Memorable Marriage ceremony, please call us at (302) 853-1717 during the hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.