Wedding Ceremonies


Judges of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Jackson County are authorized to perform a marriage ceremony according to Missouri Statute 451.100 which states, “Marriages may also be solemnized, without compensation, by any judge, including a municipal judge.”

If you would like to request that a judge perform your wedding ceremony, you must contact the judge directly to make the request.  A list of the judges who conduct marriage ceremonies is available here. It is suggested that you call or e-mail the judge's judicial administrative assistant to make the request.   Additional information about the judges is available on the Court’s home page under the heading “Our Judges.”

Judges are not obligated to perform a marriage ceremony and do so based upon their availability.