Getting Married at City Hall

What You Need to Know

  • You must have a Marriage License to be married at City Hall. To get a Marriage License, first apply for a Marriage Intention. After three (3) calendar days you can pick up the license at City Hall.

  • You can schedule a¬†wedding ceremony by calling 617-635-2684 or 617-635-2690.

  • Wedding ceremonies take place at City Hall in Room 601. You can schedule a wedding for any weekday except Wednesdays between 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM and 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM.

  • Ceremonies take about 15 minutes.

  • The space for wedding ceremonies is small. We allow up to four (4) guests at a time. No witnesses are needed.

  • If you are late to your ceremony, we will charge you a $25 fee.


All fees are cash only.

  • Wedding Ceremony: $60.00

  • Service Fee: $15.00

  • Late Fee: $25.00 (if applicable)


You can bring someone to translate the wedding ceremony if needed. Our office can also arrange for an interpreter if you tell us you need one when you schedule your ceremony. There is no no extra cost for an interpreter.



    Monday - Friday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM


    Monday - Friday: 9:00AM-4:30PM

    *All public business transactions MUST be completed by 4:30PM before cashier closes.