5 Celebrities Who Got Married in a Courthouse

Celebrities aren’t required to have extravagant, over-the-top weddings just because they can afford them. Oftentimes, famous couples will even choose to do the opposite by having small or intimate gatherings. And what’s more low-key than a courthouse or City Hall wedding? Read on to see which stars opted for these.

Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard


One wouldn’t think that model and actress Emily Ratajkowski would pass up having an elaborate ceremony and reception, but she actually married her producer husband at City Hall in New York City. The fashion was far from simple, though. Ratajkowski wore a hat with French netting and a golden pantsuit. The best part? Her friends wore pantsuits too — in all different colors!

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

OKAY, yes, this one is a technicality. Teigen and Legend did have a lavish wedding in Italy, but they got married in a courthouse in New York City first. “We actually got married after going to a couple Fashion Week shows at Vera Wang, ironically who actually did my dress, but we got married at the courthouse right after,” Teigen told E! News. “We are dumb and didn’t realize that our Italian wedding would not be recognized unless we had a real ceremony in New York City. So Irina Shayk was our witness— the most beautiful woman on earth!”

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Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke


Gossip Girl’s infamous Dan Humphrey married Kirke in a New York City courthouse just last year. The whole thing was so casual that Kirke’s sisters poked fun at it on Instagram.


Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

The famous actor wed Barroso in an intimate gathering at City Hall back in 2005. Granted, the couple eventually had an extravagant ceremony, but that was for their vow renewal nearly 10 years later.

Keira Knightley and James Righton

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A mere eleven people attended this couple’s wedding at a Town Hall in France. Knightley and Righton did, however, invite additional friends and family to a garden luncheon and evening party after the ceremony.

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