Current Top Pro
Hired 239 times
54 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
12:00 a.m. to midnight
Currently a Top Pro
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Jan - Jul
Jul - Dec
Photos and Videos
5 photos and 2 videos
Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Words cant describe how special this man has become to my husband and I. He is professional, friendly, encouraging, and affordable. We were blessed to share a wonderful meal with him and his wife before our ceremony. Such a beautiful, loving couple. I would recommend his services to anyone planning a special day. No matter how big or small!Dec 9, 2018Verified
Mr Howard was amazing, and our wedding would not have been as beautiful as it was without him presiding over our ceremony.Feb 19, 2018Verified
Mr. Pendley was very professional, yet down to earth. He was willing to incorporate all of our wishes and braved the cold winds of Driftwood Beach for our wedding Nov 11, 2017. We were very comfortable with him and feel we have a friend for life.Nov 15, 2017Verified
My husband and I could not have been more pleased with Howard as our officiant. He truly went above & beyond to make sure our beach ceremony was worry-free, intimate & unforgettable. Howard took the time to meet my husband & me for coffee the day before our wedding, and was genuinely interested in the story behind our love for one another. I highly recommend Howard to anyone in need of a passionate & professional officiant on HHI or surrounding areas.Sep 10, 2017Verified
Howard was amazing to work with from the very beginning. We met with him a few months before our wedding, and I knew right away that we made the perfect choice. He even provided a cross for our outdoor ceremony, which was very important to us. We could not have asked for anything more. What a blessing he is!Aug 23, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Although I do have standard prices for my services, everything is negotiable. For local weddings, I have a very competitive flat rate. If I must travel any significant distance, the fee includes mileage and/or travel expenses.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After being contacted by new customers, I do my best to turn them from customers into friends. Whenever possible, I want to meet face to face with the couple, in order to get to know them, and to give them the opportunity to get to know me. It also allows me to find out the couple's preferences regarding their wedding ceremony. As Savannah is a popular destination for weddings--and people come here from all over the world--it's not always possible to meet with them in advance. In that case, we must do our work by telephone and e-mail.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been officiating weddings for more than fifty years. I am an ordained minister with college and seminary degrees including B.A., M.Div., and Ph.D., and three-and-a-half years of additional chaplaincy training. I was a parish pastor for 25 years. For the last 25 years, I have worked as a chaplain in hospitals, hospice, and prisons.