Logistics: marriage officiant and liquor license

posted 9 years ago in New York – Hudson Valley, New York
Post # 3
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I would ask your venue if they already know how it works.  Otherwise, perhaps your caterer would has a liquor license that you could work under?  The caterer might be able to answer that.

I’m also not sure of what requirements there are for officiants.  I would try contacting the county clerk who would issue your marriage license and ask them.  Or look online- there is a section on this site about who can perform the ceremony:


Post # 4
78 posts
Worker bee

As far as insurance goes, normally the venue will say how much insurance you need.  I plan to use wedsafe. 


 Good luck to you!

Post # 5
8 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Check you (or your parents) homeowner’s insurance, sometimes you can add a rider to the policy for a special event…

I had a friend from CT who looked into becoming ordained in NY and she found that there is a long waiting list and a lot of red tape….just FYI

Post # 5
1 posts

OP, I’m wondering how this went and if you needed a license. I am also planning a DIY wedding in NYS. Thanks!

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