Ministers, Officiants & Notaries Public
Lakeland, FL (813) 244-2710 Located near the Lakeland Regional Medical Center, we’ve been servicing the central Florida area for over 10 plus years, offering you a customized ceremony of your choice. Conveniently positioned between Tampa and Orlando.
*** Rev. Georgeann Butler
Sarasota, FL (941) 351-5347 Creating heartfelt Commitment Ceremonies in the Greater Sarasota, FL area.
A Beautiful Affair of the Heart
New York NY (888) 886-6075 As wedding celebrants, we specialize in personalized, custom-designed weddings that can be religious, civil, interfaith, non-denominational or spiritual. We also speak Spanish, Italian & many other languages.
Alafia Ceremonies LLC
Riverview, FL (813) 407-7732 My mission is to create a ceremony for the two of you that is unique, special and one that will be remembered by yourselves and your guests. Spanish Speaking Available.
Authentic Heart Ceremonies
Bay St Louis, MS (601) 543-7484 Personalized, memorable wedding ceremonies from the heart. Available throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, southern Alabama and parts of Florida.
Florida Wedding Celebrant
(904) 662-1954 (Jacksonville) Located in Northeast Florida, but can travel to all destinations in the US and abroad.
Florida Weddings by Cecilia
(954) 560-5546 (Royal Palm Beach, FL) Bilingual Wedding Officiants (English-Portuguese-Spanish) Cecilia and Peter offer personalized commitment ceremonies that celebrate your traditions and personalities.
Jewish Lifecycle Events
(770) 572-3336 (Atlanta, GA) If you are seeking clergy to officiate at a Wedding, Baby Naming, private Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Memorial Service, hospital visitation to help cheer up a loved one, or some other life-cycle event, please contact us.
My Personal Cantor
(954) 646-1326 (Ft Lauderdale) Jewish & Interfaith ceremonies for those in love.
Rev. Susan "Sophie" Bierker, MSW
(941) 922-5908 (Sarasota, FL) My joy is creating the most beautiful and memorable day in my couple's lives . Unique and personalized wedding ceremonies and the Unity Sand Celebration offered by a caring and experienced officiant.
Cincinnati OH (513) 884-2618 "I consider it an honor and a privilege to be invited to participate in one of the most important days of your lives!" Located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Serving Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky & 28 other states.
Robert T Koehler, Notary Public & Commissioner of Deeds
(813) 716-0081 (Tampa, FL) Performing all types of weddings; ranging from small civil weddings in my office, private beach weddings, or full, elegant ceremonies. Accredited member of American Assoc of Wedding Officiants & American Assoc of Notaries.
Simple Florida Weddings
(863) 660-9966 (Lakeland, FL) Officiate weddings . . . based in Lakeland, FL. Serving the Lakeland area for 8 years.
South Florida Weddings
(954) 483-5228 (Ft Lauderdale) Serving all couples in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and surrounding areas
Stephanie J Batterman, Notary Public
Bath ME (207) 449-2497 Your Mid-Coast Maine Ceremony Your Way! All couples deserve a wedding ceremony that reflects their taste and their hope for committed and loving relationship. Let me help plan your ceremony.
The Contemporary Catholic
Fairlawn NJ (708) 710-3460 We willingly celebrate outdoor weddings and are open to those having prior marriages. Many approach us because of our non-judgmental approach to weddings.
Florida State Laws
2010 Florida Code
TITLE XLIII DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 741 MARRIAGE;
741.07 Persons authorized to solemnize matrimony.(1) All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel or elders in communion with some church, or other ordained clergy, and all judicial officers, including retired judicial officers, clerks of the circuit courts, and notaries public of this state may solemnize the rights of matrimonial contract, under the regulations prescribed by law. Nothing in this section shall make invalid a marriage which was solemnized by any member of the clergy, or as otherwise provided by law prior to July 1, 1978. (2) Any marriage which may be had and solemnized among the people called “Quakers,” or “Friends,” in the manner and form used or practiced in their societies, according to their rites and ceremonies, shall be good and valid in law; and wherever the words “minister” and “elder” are used in this chapter, they shall be held to include all of the persons connected with the Society of Friends, or Quakers, who perform or have charge of the marriage ceremony according to their rites and ceremonies. History. s. 1, Nov. 2, 1829; s. 2, ch. 1127, 1861; RS 2056; GS 2575; RGS 3934; CGL 5853; s. 1, ch. 28104, 1953; s. 1, ch. 74-372; s. 1, ch. 78-15; s. 34, ch. 95-401.
741.08 Marriage not to be solemnized without a license. Before any of the persons named in s. 741.07 shall solemnize any marriage, he or she shall require of the parties a marriage license issued according to the requirements of s. 741.01, and within 10 days after solemnizing the marriage he or she shall make a certificate thereof on the license, and shall transmit the same to the office of the county court judge or clerk of the circuit court from which it issued. History. ss. 2, 3, Nov. 2, 1829; s. 1, ch. 3890, 1889; RS 2057; GS 2576; RGS 3935; CGL 5854; s. 28, ch. 73-334; s. 1, ch. 74-372; s. 1059, ch. 97-102.
741.09 Record of license and certificate. The county court judge and clerk of the circuit court shall keep a correct record of all marriage licenses issued, with the names of the parties and the date of issuing, and upon the return of the license and certificate shall enter therein the name of the person solemnizing the marriage and the date of marriage. History. s. 3, Nov. 2, 1829; s. 1, ch. 3890, 1889; RS 2058; GS 2577; RGS 3936; CGL 5855; s. 28, ch. 73-334; s. 1, ch. 74-372; s. 10, ch. 99-259.
741.10 Proof of marriage where no certificate available. When any marriage is or has been solemnized by any of the persons named in s. 741.07, and such person has not made a certificate thereof on the marriage license as required by s. 741.08, or when the marriage license has been lost, or when by reason of death or other cause the proper certificate cannot be obtained, the marriage may be proved by affidavit before any officer authorized to administer oaths made by two competent witnesses who were present and saw the marriage ceremony performed, which affidavit may be filed and recorded in the office of the county court judge or clerk of the circuit court from which the marriage license issued, with the same force and effect as in cases in which the proper certificate has been made, returned and recorded. History. s. 1, ch. 3126, 1879; RS 2059; GS 2578; RGS 3937; CGL 5856; s. 28, ch. 73-334; s. 1, ch. 74-372.
741.212 Marriages between persons of the same sex.
(1) Marriages between persons of the same sex entered into in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, or relationships between persons of the same sex which are treated as marriages in any jurisdiction, whether within or outside the State of Florida, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location, are not recognized for any purpose in this state.
(2) The state, its agencies, and its political subdivisions may not give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any state, territory, possession, or tribe of the United States or of any other jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign, or any other place or location respecting either a marriage or relationship not recognized under subsection (1) or a claim arising from such a marriage or relationship.
(3) For purposes of interpreting any state statute or rule, the term “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the term “spouse” applies only to a member of such a union.
History.—s. 1, ch. 97-268.
Florida is one of only three states (the other two are South Carolina and Maine) who authorize their Notaries Public to “solemnize the rites of matrimony.” §117.045, Florida Statutes. The Florida notary may perform a marriage ceremony providing the couple first obtain a marriage license from an authorized Florida official and may only perform such ceremony within the geographical boundaries of the state of Florida. Thus, a Florida notary could not perform a marriage ceremony in another state. Additionally, a notary from another state, including South Carolina and Maine, could not perform a marriage ceremony in Florida. And, a Florida notary may not marry a couple who has obtained a marriage license from another state.