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Weddings

Judge Karahan is an experienced officiant, having conducted over 700 weddings of all varieties in numerous settings. Judge Karahan performs both civil and religious ceremonies customized based on the wishes of the couple. He will confirm the start time of the ceremony in writing with the couple and be at the venue 15 minutes beforehand, with the expectation that the wedding will begin at or near the agreed upon start time. Judge Karahan can perform weddings in English, Spanish, Italian, German, and Turkish. Witnesses are not needed.

Historic 1910 Courthouse Weddings

  • The courthouse is located at 301 Fannin St, and there is nearby covered public parking available at 1019 Congress St, and many surface lots within 3 blocks of the courthouse.
  • Judge Karahan performs weddings at The Historic 1910 Harris County Courthouse on Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30-4:00, $200*
  • A non-refundable deposit of half of the wedding fee is due at this time. Payment of the deposit confirms the appointment with Judge Karahan and acknowledges acceptance of the wedding officiant policies.
  • Balance of fee is due prior to the ceremony by online payment below, or cash at the time of the ceremony.

* Weddings at The 1910 Harris County Courthouse cannot be arranged in advance or guaranteed.  The two courtrooms’ calendars can be reviewed here and here to determine availability of an open courtroom.  Please continue to check these calendars as your wedding date approaches to monitor availability.

Weddings at Judge Karahan’s Law Office

  • Judge Karahan’s office is located in the Historic Houston Heights at 1221 Studewood St. There is convenient free parking located at the office.
  • Monday-Friday from 9:00amCT-4:00pmCT–$150
  • Active military, law enforcement and fire fighters and other official first responders (with ID)–$75.
  • A non-refundable deposit of half of the wedding fee is due at this time. Payment of the deposit confirms the appointment with Judge Karahan and acknowledges acceptance of the wedding officiant policies.
  • Balance of fee is due prior to the ceremony by online payment below, or cash at the time of the ceremony.

Weddings at other venues

  • Weekday (Monday-Thursday) weddings after business hours–$300
  • Weekend (Friday-Sunday) weddings completed before 6:00pmCT–$400
  • Weekend (Friday-Sunday) weddings completed after 6:00pmCT–$475
  • Holiday weekend weddings–$650
  • Attendance at a wedding rehearsal or any date other than the wedding date-$150
  • All travel for weddings and/or rehearsals greater than a 20 mile round trip from the 1910 Court House is reimbursed at the current IRS mileage rate allowance.
  • One in-person advance consultation with Judge Karahan to review the ceremony and wedding plans, email and/or phone communication to finalize the ceremony.
  • A non-refundable deposit of half of the wedding fee is due at this time. Payment of the deposit confirms the appointment with Judge Karahan and acknowledges acceptance of the wedding officiant policies.
  • Balance of fee is due prior to the ceremony by online payment below, or cash at the time of the ceremony.
  • Other public wedding venues in the Houston area include the Houston Arboretum, Hermann Park Japanese Gardens, and the Williams Tower Waterfall near the Galleria.

Once the ceremony is complete Judge Karahan will sign your marriage license. You are then responsible to return your signed marriage license to any location of the Harris County Clerk’s Office for necessary filing.

Note: All marriage licenses must be obtained from any location of the Harris County Clerk’s Office at least 72 hours before the wedding. This license is valid for 90 days after issuance.

If you would like Judge Karahan to officiate your wedding, please submit the information below.  He will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

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