One of the greatest pleasures of this court is performing wedding ceremonies both large and small.  To make your wedding day as memorable and stress free as possible, this site has been established to help answer your questions concerning marriage laws and procedures in obtaining licenses. Also, this court requires a Pre-Wedding Survey Sheet be completed. You may also go to the Forms section of this site.  To help you in planning your special ceremony, we have included different ceremonies that have been used in the past by this court, along with sample readings, additional add ons such as Unity Candle ceremony, the rose ceremony, etc.  If you wish to recite your own vows, or have any other ideas for your special day, the court will be happy to try and accommodate your requests.


Marriage Licenses in Pointe Coupee Parish


The Clerk of Court (225-638-9596) is able to aid couples in their marriage preparation by providing the marriage license. The license, which expires thirty days from the date of issuance, must be obtained at least seventy-two hours prior to the wedding ceremony. The cost of acquiring a license is twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents.
Only one party need be present to obtain the license. However, the following information and documentation is required of both applicants for the completion of the marriage license:
  • Certified birth certificates and or birth cards.
  • Social security numbers.
  • Full names, places of residence, race, and ages.
  • Names and birth places of the applicants’ parents.
  • The number of previous marriages and, if applicable, whether divorced or not. You must know the month and year of any prior divorce. Widows and widowers must know the month and year of the death of their former spouse.
Louisiana law states both parties must be eighteen years of age to marry without parental consent. Applicants sixteen and seventeen years of age must have the written consent of both parents. Applicants under the age of sixteen must have authorization from a district court judge in addition to the written consent of both parents.