Hired 27 times
14 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Credit card, Cash, Venmo, Paypal
Photos and Videos
Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Joel was absolutely wonderful. We wanted a short and sweet ceremony and Joel understood that right away and took care of everything in a professional manner. Very prompt in his responses as well. Would highly recommend.Dec 4, 2014Verified
Very patient and he was totally into the wedding ceremony.Nov 20, 2014Verified
Rev Joel was great! He showed up on-time and was very personable. He made our moment so special! The quality of his work was more than outstanding!!Nov 16, 2014Verified
Joel was absolutely wonderful to work with! Not only professional but his rates were reasonable as well. Thank you Joel!Jul 29, 2014Verified
Joel was very timely, and helpful. He delivered an outstanding wedding. Also, was very patient with changes and advice. Definitely would recommend. Thanks Joel!Jul 12, 2014Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?For Officiating Services, pricing is fairly straight forward and addressed during the initial communications with couple. The fee quoted is your TOTAL FEE due with no additional add-on charges. Late fees may apply when ceremony starts later than 'booked' due to venue delays or tardiness of the wedding party.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am always open to learning any cultural rituals or traditions that are incorporated into wedding ceremonies.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I officiate ceremonies in venues throughout Maryland, from historic mansions to vineyards to large venue locations such as Martins or large Hotel venues. Most clients are seeking an officiant willing to allow them to customize their ceremony so that it reflects their personal vision and /or beliefs. Many couples I work with are not affiliated on a regular basis with a faith based institution; however I also have couples that do regularly attend a house of worship, but the pastor/minister is unavailable or unable to officiate at the couples chosen venue or on the chosen date. Also, many ministers who are employed by major denominational faith-based institutions are unable, due to 'policy', to officiate a wedding or marriage ceremony outside of the 'house of worship'. I also officiate many elopements for couples having more intimate setting ceremonies, such as in their home or backyard or at a local park with just immediate family and few close friends. Park ceremonies have no 'set-up' of chairs, decorations, dj's etc (though some at-home weddings may have these things). I have also officiated ceremonies on yachts, in museums and libraries.