Tips and Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Justice Of The Peace?
A JP is a public officer that has the legal power to adjudicate minor civil and criminal cases. A Justice Of The Peace also has the authority to administer oaths and perform marriages. It's often a great choice for secular, interfaith, and same sex couples.
Massachusetts Justices of the Peace can perform a marriage ceremony anywhere within the state, and are usually willing to travel to where the wedding is taking place.
Fees will range from $100, for a simple ceremony at the Justice Of The Peace
office, to as high as $400 if the justice has to travel, or if it also includes a rehearsal.
It's best to simply inquire about all costs ahead of time using our simple contact form next to each officiant.
Ask the Wedding Officiant the Right Questions
To avoid any confusion, make sure to ask specific questions and details ahead of time. Things like: Do you charge for travel? Do you allow flash photography during the ceremony? Is the rehearsal included in your fee?