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Weddings

Wedding Guidelines and Policies

Weddings should be scheduled at the Vernon County courthouse. Please contact Kristi Peterson or Katie Pedretti at 608-637-5347 for availability and scheduling.

Courthouse Weddings


When scheduling a courthouse wedding, you must provide your name and a telephone number where you can be reached during daytime hours. You will also need to determine whether you will be bringing your own witnesses or whether courthouse personnel will serve as witnesses. If bringing your own, you must provide two witnesses that are over the age of eighteen.  On the day of the wedding, please report to the Register in Probate’s office at least 15 minutes prior to the ceremony. The marriage license will need to be received by the judicial assistant the day prior to the ceremony. If the parties wish to cancel the wedding, they are to notify the judicial assistant well in advance. Please note that the court calendar can change on short notice and weddings may need to be rescheduled as a result.

Other Weddings
You may contact the Vernon County Court Commissioner Stephanie Hopkins (637-6710) directly to schedule a wedding outside of the courthouse.  There is a fee for her service. Other judges in neighboring counties are sometimes available.

Click here for information about licenses.

THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT AND STAFF ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE