Both Mayor Leiken and Judge K.J. Montgomery perform weddings. For information on Judge Montgomery's policies and availability, please call her assistant, Kathleen, at 216-491-1326.
At least one of the engaged couple must be a Shaker resident, and provide proof of residency before the ceremony. Either a driver's license or utility bill is acceptable. The Mayor performs weddings at City Hall as his schedule permits, Monday through Thursday; he does not go off-site. There is a $50 fee for weddings.
Marriage Licenses may be obtained at the Probate Court of Cuyahoga County in downtown Cleveland, or by appointment at a Marriage License Satellite Office, including the Shaker Heights Municipal Court. Pre-register online for a marriage license, then submit the license and the $50 fee two weeks prior to the wedding date. City Hall is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and there's a mail drop by the front door off the parking lot.
To make arrangements for Mayor Leiken to perform your wedding, please call his assistant, Karin, at 216-491-1410. You are welcome to bring guests, but we must know how many ahead of time so we can reserve a room of the appropriate size. Smaller weddings are performed in the Mayor's office.