Marriage Ceremonies

Clerk of the Peace John Brady joyfully announces that the Memorable Marriage ceremonies will be available any day of the week. 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 readily accommodate your requests.  Please email Alisa Mawson, Chief Deputy, Marriage Bureau at

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 in our Office, 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. The participants should include two official witnesses (over the age of 18). These witnesses are required to sign your certificate of marriage before the wedding ceremony will begin. They should be present at least 20 minutes prior to the ceremony time and pursuant to Delaware law, they must present proper photo identification.

We feel that you deserve the best Memorable Marriage 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.