Hurray! The time has finally come! The Antique Angel has been facilitating ceremonies for the gay/lesbian community since its doors opened--and now these ceremonies will be official, not only in your hearts, but in the eyes of the State of Nevada!
You may pick up your marriage license at the Marriage Bureau off Wells Avenue and 9th Street:
Marriage License Information
Marriage Licenses are $60.
Marriage licenses are sold at:
Washoe County Complex
1001 E 9th Street
Building A, First Floor
Click to see Marriage License Hours.
Once you receive your license, we encourage you to bring it to the Antique Angel Wedding Chapel for safe-keeping until your big day. Many couples, in the excitement of the day, forget to bring their license which delays the ceremony.
The Antique Angel offers a variety of chapel settings and rooms. We are the largest wedding chapel in Reno, and can easily accommodate multiple wedding parties at the same time!
Outside ministers are welcome and encouraged!
We look forward to hosting and/or performing your ceremony during this momentous time in your lives and in history!
As weddings have evolved to match the personalities of the bride and groom down to the tiniest detail, the need for one-time ministers has increased. The Antique Angel Wedding Chapel welcomes outside ministers and officiants to perform wedding ceremonies.
"Because we have multiple chapel rooms, we're able to accommodate other ministers and their parties. We absolutely enjoy playing the host while the minister takes care of the ceremony," comments Bev Van Dusseldorp, lead minister at the Antique Angel.
We understand that not all brides and grooms fit into our traditional ceremony. We applaud officiants who expertly work through the unique religious and relational needs of a couple and turn it into a beautiful ceremony. We want to open our doors to outside ministers and your very special ceremony!
We are happy to direct you to the answers on becoming a minister or getting permission to perform a wedding ceremony. Please call us at 775-337-1655 to find answers on the following:
• Is there a fee for processing an Application for Authority to Solemnize Marriages?
• Where do I send the application?
• Why do I have to have a background check?
• How long does it take to process the application and for the certificate to be issued?
• Can the certificate be picked up or mailed to a different address from the one on the application?
• What if I change my church or religious organization or if my church or religious organization moves to a new location?
• What if I change my address?
• How do I change my current certificate to Retired Clergy Status??
• How does a minister, church or religious official or notary public get removed from the database if he/she is deceased, has moved, is no longer serving a church or religious organization, is no longer authorized to solemnize marriages through their church or religious organization, or is no longer a notary public?
• If I belong to a church or religious organization that was just started and I am the senior pastor or President of the Board, who can complete the Affidavit of Authority to Solemnize Marriages on my behalf?
• How long is the certificate valid?
• Are faxed copies of the paperwork acceptable?
• The wedding is to take place within a few days. Is it possible to obtain the Certificate of Authority to Solemnize Marriages in time to perform the wedding?
• I am a licensed, ordained or appointed minister, or church or religious official; may I obtain permission to perform a specific wedding ceremony in Nevada?
• I am an out-of state licensed, ordained or appointed minister, or church or religious official; may I obtain permission to perform a specific wedding ceremony in Nevada?
• I am a notary public in another state; can I obtain authorization to perform a ceremony in Nevada?
• I am a judge in another state; can I obtain authorization to perform a ceremony in Nevada?
• I am a retired Nevada judge; am I still authorized to perform marriage ceremonies?
• How do I become a minister or other person authorized to solemnize marriages?
• What are my responsibilities after the wedding ceremony?
We look forward to being of assistance to you in your officiant journey!