Ministers, Officiants & Notaries Public
A Beautiful Affair of the Heart
(888) 886-6075 (Gatlinburg TN) 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 and many other languages.
A Magical World
(865) 771-0634 (Knoxville TN) I am honored and committed to helping you make your special day all that you’ve ever dreamed it to be. I will assist you in creating a ceremony that is a true reflection of each of you and a true expression of the love you share. I have a variety of ceremonies to choose from, however, if you would prefer to design your own, that is perfectly fine.
Crossvine Church ~ Interfaith Ceremonies
(423) 475-3382 (Chattanooga TN) We are available to officiate ceremonies on short notice (yes, we’re elopement specialists!) We have several beautiful Standard Ceremonies to choose from, or we can design a Personalized Ceremony to fit your needs. We would be honored to make your special day extra memorable, so whether you’re getting married today or your wedding is months away.
Distinctive Wedding Ceremonies
(423) 636-1003 (Greenville TN) Your ceremony is truly the heart of your wedding day. If you are like most couples, you are devoting a lot of time and effort to insure that everything about your wedding turns out just right. We are here for you.
Inclusive Love Wedding Officiant Services
(931) 494-4843 (Clarksville TN) I provide wedding officiant services in Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as traveling to other states. Please see my Facebook page for additional information on services, photos, etc.
One Spirit Wedding
(317) 687-4200 (Noblesville IN) Your wedding is your special day to be remembered. You get everyone to the place and we will get them through it! Let us worry about the ceremony. Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
(513) 884-2618 (Cincinnati OH) “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, Indiana, Kentucky and 28 other states.
Stephanie J Bateman, Notary Public
(207) 449-2497 (Bathe ME) Your Mid-Coast Maine Ceremony Your Way! All couples deserve a wedding ceremony that reflects their taste and their hope for committed and loving relationships. Let me help plan your ceremony.
The God Squad Wedding Ministers
(901) 754-4700 (Memphis TN) Our prayer is that your wedding, and your marriage will be blessed beyond your greatest expectations & that you’ll grow old together as very best friends. We’d be so honored & grateful if you’d allow: “Mid-America’s most celebrated wedding minister service” to perform your wedding celebration. The GOD Squad Wedding Ministers service: Memphis and Jackson TN, Kansas City, Topeka and Lawrence KS, Kansas City, Springfield, Branson and Joplin, MO, Tulsa, OK, Fayetteville and Fort Smith AK along with the Ozarks areas.
Tennessee State Laws
2010 Tennessee Code
Title 36 – Domestic Relations
Chapter 3 – Marriage
Part 3 – Ceremony
36-3-301 – Persons who may solemnize marriages.
(a) (1) All regular ministers, preachers, pastors, priests, rabbis and other spiritual leaders of every religious belief, more than eighteen (18) years of age, having the care of souls, and all members of the county legislative bodies, county mayors, judges, chancellors, former chancellors and former judges of this state, former county executives or county mayors of this state, former members of quarterly county courts or county commissions, the governor, the speaker of the senate and former speakers of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and former speakers of the house of representatives, the county clerk of each county and the mayor of any municipality in the state may solemnize the rite of matrimony. For the purposes of this section, the several judges of the United States courts, including United States magistrates and United States bankruptcy judges, who are citizens of Tennessee are deemed to be judges of this state. The amendments to this section by Acts 1987, ch. 336, which applied provisions of this section to certain former judges, do not apply to any judge who has been convicted of a felony or who has been removed from office.
(2) In order to solemnize the rite of matrimony, any such minister, preacher, pastor, priest, rabbi or other spiritual leader must be ordained or otherwise designated in conformity with the customs of a church, temple or other religious group or organization; and such customs must provide for such ordination or designation by a considered, deliberate, and responsible act.
(3) If any marriage has been entered into by license issued pursuant to this chapter at which any minister officiated before June 1, 1999, such marriage shall not be invalid because the requirements of the preceding subdivision (2) have not been met.
(b) The traditional marriage rite of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), whereby the parties simply pledge their vows one to another in the presence of the congregation, constitutes an equally effective solemnization.
[Code 1858, § 2439 (deriv. Acts 1778, ch. 7, § 2; 1845-1846, ch. 145, § 7); Acts 1879, ch. 98, § 1; 1889, ch. 134, § 1; Shan., § 4189; Code 1932, § 8412; Acts 1949, ch. 251, § 4; C. Supp. 1950, § 8412; Acts 1970, ch. 440, § 1; 1973, ch. 66, § 3; impl. am. Acts 1978, ch. 934, § 7; Acts 1979, ch. 87, § 1; 1981, ch. 211, §§ 1, 2; 1983, ch. 331, §§ 1, 2; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 36-415; Acts 1984, ch. 516, § 1; 1987, ch. 146, § 1; 1987, ch. 336, §§ 4, 5; 1988, ch. 471, §§ 1, 2; 1991, ch. 86, § 1; 1992, ch. 911, § 1; 1993, ch. 50, § 1; 1994, ch. 619, § 1; 1995, ch. 94, § 1; 1995, ch. 128, § 1; 1997, ch. 295, §§ 1, 2; 1998, ch. 745, §§ 1, 2; 1999, ch. 526, § 1; 2003, ch. 90, § 2; 2003, ch. 376, § 3; 2005, ch. 21, § 1.]