Find a minister near Simi Valley, CA

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Top 10 Ministers near Simi Valley, CA

Top Pro
5.0
from 56 reviews
5.0
(56)
GREAT VALUE
  • 13 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
"REV Jeanie did a great job meeting our needs. She is vey personable and goes out of her way to make things special. Highly recommend her for your wedding needs, big or small."

$175

estimated cost

4.8
from 64 reviews
4.8
(64)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
"Terry was amazing. Texts or answers calls quickly to answer any of my questions. She came up with the perfect words for the ceremony with only a 30 minute sit down/meeting.. she made it funny just like I asked.. arrived early . Amazing beautiful woman/minister!!"

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 44 reviews
5.0
(44)
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Brad was a wonderful officiant of our wedding. Not like others that send you a quote, Brad meets with you prior to you agreeing to use his services. He gets to know you personally and doesn't require a deposit. You can customize your wedding or use a template that he has pre written to review before meeting him. We elected to use his template which resulted in a wonderful ceremony. I would highly recommend him to provide your wedding."

$325

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 13 years in business
"My husband and I had an amazing experience working with Wendy! She was very attentive to our desires and did a wonderful job capturing our wedding. I highly recommend her and will gladly refer her to my newlywed girlfriends!"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"She is very dedicated and does care to provide the best education possible. She also does have a very sweet and friendly personality which makes it easy to work with her. I am very satisfied of her trainings."

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 20 years in business
"I have never worked with a Personal Development Coach before. I have been to therapists and counselors. I have spoken with trusted friends and family, yet a Personal Development Coach, what would this look like? Well, it has been just what I needed. Someone to keep me accountable. Someone who has different methods and ways for me to get where I desire to be. It is a work in progress and Villa has been there along the way- having the tough conversations with me and putting voice to what I don't want to hear but need to acknowledge and address. I am more centered, I am more positive, I am braver and daily I am moving closer to being who I want to be and how I want to be received in the world. Villa rocks! ~JLS"

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 125 reviews
4.9
(125)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 248 hires on Thumbtack
"Bill Concoff did a wonderful job with very short notice. I had more trouble than anticipated finding a minister willing to marry a same-sex couple, and Bill was not only willing, but sincerely honored to do so. He married us on Valentine's Day 2015, with less than a week's notice. He is very caring and easy-going and made us feel very comfortable and grounded. He even added a special blessing in the ceremony catered to our spirituality and passion for nature. On a night when almost nothing went off perfectly, Bill officiated the most perfect and beautiful wedding ceremony! Thank you so much Bill, we are forever appreciative! - Connie & Veronica"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Bringing two hearts together as one. Specializing in non-denominational, interfaith, open spirituality, earth-based, non-traditional, and creative ceremonies. My services include a preliminary in person consultation free of charge to discuss the type of Ceremony you wish for and what I’m able to provide. If we are a good fit, I will write a unique, personalized custom ceremony just for the two of you. I create and perform many non-traditional, non-denominational and non-religious weddings as well as the tried and true traditional Christian weddings. I can design a ceremony ranging from from deeply sacred to light-hearted and themed. I will be available for pre and post ceremony counseling. I highly recommend having a rehearsal in the chosen venue. I include attending the rehearsal in my fee. (I can’t count how many problems this avoids on the most special day of your life.) I will file the paperwork with the County Recorder."

$400

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 49 reviews
5.0
(49)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
"Molly made our wedding day so special by officiating such an intimate, romantic, and beautiful ceremony. She made sure the ceremony was personal and most importantly bilingual! It couldn’t have been any more perfect! I totally recommend Molly if you are looking for a wedding officiant who will make your ceremony feel so special. We loved her!"
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4.9
from 27 reviews
4.9
(27)
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
"Maricela is amazing! Simply amazing she was on time even thoo i was supper late didnt have anything set up she helped me and my family set up. That was not what she was duppose to do but she went an extra mile for us. I absolutely loved our ceremony it was plain and simple just exsactly how i wanted it. My family loved her too i will highly recomned her to evetyone!"
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How much does it cost to officiate a wedding?

The national average cost to hire a wedding officiant is $150-$200. Wedding officiant rates are affected by the date of the ceremony, the time of day, and how far the officiant has to travel. Some officiants may charge extra for additional ceremonies like unity candles or sand ceremonies, as well as the cost of the supplies. Many wedding officiants have higher rates for larger weddings and lower rates for smaller, more intimate ceremonies. Personalizing the ceremony means a lot to some couples. Wedding officiants may have flat rates for standard ceremony templates, perhaps $100-$125, and charge more for a more customized experience, such as $150-$200. This allows the couple to collaborate with the wedding officiant as they are building a unique ceremony script. At the pre-wedding meeting, the officiant will ask whether the couple plans to write their own vows and how much input they have about the rest of the wording and flow of the ceremony. Additional planning meetings and extra communication can add up to a higher overall cost. If your venue has parking or other fees, you may need to pay on behalf of the officiant. Often wedding officiants can rent sound systems and wireless mics if you have an outdoor wedding location or venue that is not wired. These extras will also increase the overall cost.

What does it mean to officiate a wedding?

To officiate a wedding is to oversee the official union of two people in marriage. A wedding officiant is vested with the power to legitimize your union in the eyes of the court. An officiant also sets the tone for your ceremony, leading the couple through their vows and shaping the experience with the words they choose and the pace they set. An officiant may be based in a religious faith, may be an interfaith officiant, may be a secular officiant, or may be a friend or family member who has received ordination online.

You can have a traditional wedding officiated, or you can also have an officiant oversee a commitment ceremony, a vow renewal or an elopement. Once the wedding is complete, the officiant will ask you to sign the wedding certificate, and will then submit the document to the court on your behalf. This makes your marriage legal. Wedding officiants work with you no matter how simple or elaborate you would like your ceremony to be. The more involved wedding officiants are in the planning and customization of the ceremony, the more they will typically charge.

Who performs a wedding ceremony?

Anyone who is authorized by the court or a credible online source has the power to perform a wedding ceremony. Traditionally, wedding officiants were ordained members of a religious organization or civil officiants authorized by the court to legally marry two people. With the increasing customization and personalization of weddings, many couples are asking a friend or family member to become ordained and act as their wedding officiant. Wedding officiants can represent a wide range of backgrounds including Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, nondenominational, interfaith or nonreligious. There is no legally required structure for a wedding ceremony, so couples can customize the language of the ceremony and their vows in any way they desire (though members of some religions may have specific requirements). To legally validate the marriage, the couple and the wedding officiant must sign a marriage certificate after the ceremony verifying the date and names of those involved. The wedding officiant should then submit the certificate to the court, which will in turn mail an official marriage certificate to the newly married couple.

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