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  • 11 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Akron, OH 44310


When planning your special day, here are several good reasons to have me perform your wedding ceremony. I am a local Akron pastor with a church that meets in the Cuyahoga Falls/Akron area. Even if you never attend our church, you are treated like you are a part of our spiritual family. So you have the stability of someone who is professional clergy and not someone who just performs weddings as a side business. Unlike other churches and ministers, I do not require any testing, counseling or church membership. I also don't try to convert you like other churches and ministers do. The bottom line is that you receive no judgment or hassle from me at all! I just perform your ceremony! My fee is affordable with you picking how much I receive within a range so that everyone can use me. I never charge extra for mileage, rehearsals or recorded music during your ceremony. I will also travel anywhere in Ohio to perform your ceremony! You get to choose what is said during your ceremony with our many wedding vow choices. Each ceremony I perform is different, reflecting the couples tastes and love for each other. I also do theme weddings with us working together on the perfect ceremony for you! I offer many services that premium wedding officiants offer at $800 plus including customized vows, the use of a portable PA system (valued at $75-$250 alone!) and you choosing what I will wear during the ceremony (either a suit and tie or a clergy robe). We offer the same pre-marital counseling through prepare/enrich that other churches or counselors would offer at only $35/session, if you would like. Plus, my couples always have my office number for counseling after their ceremony, if desired. I also know how to provide a letter of counseling when requested by the local probate court. All at no additional charge. My experience in performing weddings shows up on your special day. I have been trained and am associated with one of Northeastern Ohio top wedding officiants, Rev. Jonathon Miller. My background includes broadcasting, public speaking and ministry. As I tell all my couples, I have the heart of a pastor and the mind of a performer. Your wedding ceremony is in good hands when I am the officiant. Why take chances on your special day with a mail order/internet "minister" with no formal training or mentorship? There is no one in this area that offers what I offer at so little money! Give me the opportunity to show you that I am the best value for your wedding dollar. I have plenty of open dates for 2016. Contact me ASAP! I am already turning down business on some dates. Thank you and best wishes! PS: Here is an unsolicited Facebook post from Kelly Pifer Photography. I want to give a shout out to my friend and favorite wedding officiant of all time, Pastor Michael Mangus. If you are a bride looking for someone to create an amazing, personal, moving and memorable wedding ceremony for you, please check out Pastor Mangus' website. He is the real deal and we photographers love working with him as he works with us to ensure we capture all of the moments of your wedding ceremony. And on top of all that, this fine gentleman has his own sound system so no matter the location you choose for your ceremony you will have music and everyone will hear the joy in your voice as you say your vows. Thank you, Pastor Mangus, for sharing another wonderful wedding day with me this past Saturday, I can only hope to work with you again and again.

  • 29 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Strongsville, OH 44136


We hired Rev. James Hary as our officiant for our wedding on 3/7/15. He arrived early and greeted my now husband and I prior to beginning the ceremony and we had a brief rehearsal. The ceremony was quick, but perfect. We weren't looking for anything special like candle lighting or sand pouring, but Rev. James Hary seems like he would be happy to accommodate a couple's requests. We were going for a more modern wedding but we liked the idea of a more traditional ceremony for some of our older family members. He gave a beautiful speech about love and religion (which he has memorized and our guests were shocked that he didn't need to read from anything!!). Overall, everything worked out well for us and we're really happy that we went with him. I would definitely recommend Rev. James Hary to anyone planning their wedding!

  • 20 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brecksville, OH 44141


My now husband and I were extremely lucky to find Rev. Shirley Macfarland on Thumbtack. She was the first wedding officiant we looked into, and we were so pleased after having met her in person, that we decided to go with her to officiate our wedding! We received SO many compliments from friends and family about how beautiful her ceremony was. Everything she said throughout the ceremony suited us perfectly. We were truly lucky to have her as such an integral part of our special day. We highly recommend her.

  • 37 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Massillon, OH 44646


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Throughout the whole process, Gerry was awesome to work with. Leading up to the wedding, we had a lot of questions, and ideas, and Gerry was always very prompt in responding to us. He was also willing to have as many phone conferences about the wedding as we wanted. He really listened to what we wanted our wedding to be and made that happen. We wanted a rehearsal, which Gerry definitely encouraged, and he walked us through everything as many times as we felt we needed until we were all completely comfortable with everything that was to take place on the wedding day. On the day of the wedding, Gerry did an excellent job officiating. He was funny and kept the mood light-hearted, while still taking the ceremony seriously. I would absolutely recommend Gerry Sorensen as a wedding officiant.

  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lorain, OH 44052


Rich did a fantastic job for our kids wedding! I would recommend him to anyone!

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Canton, OH 44714


I am a wedding officiant, and I'm available to perform your ceremony at my home in nw Canton.I am also available to come to your location of choice.I am a mature experienced cleric.My number one priority is to exceed your expectations on your very special day.No ceremony too small or large they are all equally important as you officially start your new life together.Every ceremony is personalized to your specifications. Your day Your way!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Richfield, OH 44286

Sarah T.

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Tammy is a woderful amazing and very patient lady. We ran into a few road blocks (literally) in planning our sameday elopement, She was more than accomidationg. The vows she wrote for our wedding were spot on, and she even threw in a few pictures of our ceremony. Tammy, We just wanted to thank you again for being so patient and kind through all of the hiccups in the plan. You turned a rough emotional moment into a beautiful touching ceremony. Im not quite sure any one else would have stuck it out for us the way you did! May God bless you and your family! We are so greatful for finding you! Michael and Sarah Tucker. ❤

  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Avon, OH 44011

Abby T.

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Shari was the perfect piece to my wedding day puzzle. I’m a former student of hers, and was so excited to find out that she was available to be our officiant. She is extremely friendly and professional with great energy, and her sweet personality helps make everyone feel comfortable (even my kind-of-shy groom!) She provided everything I could need to help me plan the ceremony, including all kinds of suggestions from vows and readings to ceremony music. She also made a beautiful scrapbook of the entire ceremony wording, which is a wonderful keepsake for such an important moment in life. Thanks again, Shari, for helping make our wedding day so amazing!

Clergy Mike



  • 34 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lorain, OH 44055

Nancy M.

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Hi Rev. Mike. This Nancy Mellott. You agreed to officiate my daughter Sarah & her fiance Ryan Farley's wedding on Sept. 10, 2016. I would like to send an invite to you but I don't have an address. Also, the phone number that I have does not work. Could you please send me your address and phone number to my email. Also I have not received the email for the information that you were suppose to send for my daughter to read and fill out. Thank you so much. We are looking forward to meeting with you. Sincerely, Nancy Mellott

  • 32 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Kristie C.

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It was an absolute joy having Pastor Dave be our officiate at our wedding! He is a wonderfully sweet man who made our special day even better! I would recommend him to ANYONE that is looking for someone to preside over their wedding day! He was respectful, fun loving and very wiling to accommodate in many ways! Thank you so much Dave for being there for us on our special day!!!!! God bless you and keep you always! Owen and Kristie Cheyney. 😃😃

  • Brunswick, OH 44212


Brent Raitz officiated our wedding, he was both professional and relational. Brent was committed to incorporating the various elements we requested, certain scriptures, personal history etc. but was very conscious of the time perimeters, (we didn't want a super lengthy ceremony.) He was punctual and detail-oriented. He helped make our wedding day spectacular!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Akron, OH 44302


Reverend Schumacher has over 30 years of experience in creating meaningful and memorable weddings. His wedding service has been described as being warm, loving, and deeply spiritual without being overly religious.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Uniontown, OH 44685


Joel did a fabulous job for my daughters wedding. I would recommend him for a wedding officiant for any one

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Westerville, OH 43081


Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I would be honored to be considered as your officiant. I specialize in personalized ceremonies. I, also, officiate for those couples who want an immediate short and sweet same-day wedding. You may come to my location or I will drive to your venue. Sometimes couples need the services of another type of wedding vendor. Since I work with many wedding professionals I probably can find you the professional you desire or the beautiful venue you would love. I would love to have the opportunity to talk with you face-to-face or by phone about being considered as your wedding officiant. This is a big choice to make because the person who officiates your wedding will create the ceremony which you will remember forever. A professional officiant can offer guidance so that you have a memorable occasion loved by you and the people who attend your wedding. I am fortunate to work with my wife, Amy. She is also a designer and backup officiant for me. Together, we create a ceremony combining your background, personal requests, special needs and heritage. Whether your wedding lasts 5 minutes or 55 minutes, it will be unique and personalized. If possible, I like to meet with a couple ahead of time at a location, time and place of convenience. The meeting is informal and offers a great way for everyone to get to know one another. All questions are answered. This type of meeting is free and offers you a chance to give you a fresh perspective on how to go forth. Feel free to email or call me at your convenience. May your wedding day be joyous and your future lives happy.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Bob H.

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Rev Burns was GREAT !!! If you want a true Rev. to officiate your ceremony and not just an ordained minister and someone who actually cares about your marriage and the vows that are taken he is the right choice. Truly professional and compassionate about his profession.....Thanks Rev Burns...Mr & Mrs Robert Haasz

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Solon, OH 44139

Melissa M.

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Wayne was absolutely wonderful. He worked with us to create a perfect and personalized wedding ceremony. We were living out of state during the planning, and Wayne still made the process incredible, worry free, and gave us great peace of mind. I would highly recommend.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Stow, OH 44224


We offer the following: - Wedding ceremony consultations - Meet with the bride and groom to discuss the wedding and ceremony - Discuss the location, venue and setting for the wedding - Discuss the styling, designing and input of the type of wedding ceremony desired - Creation of custom wedding ceremony - Customize the wedding ceremony, incorporating ideas of the individual couple - Write a preliminary custom ceremony for the couple - E-mail the preliminary wedding ceremony to the couple for any personalization or revisions - Discuss any changes and/or additions for wedding ceremony - Attend/conduct the wedding rehearsal - Day-of-event work - Arrive early to sign marriage license - Oversee and perform your once-in-a-lifetime custom wedding ceremony - Ensure that the wedding ceremony is performed as planned - Instruct guests for next actions after the wedding ceremony

  • 9 years in business
  • Girard, OH 44420


We are proud to be the Mahoning Valley's five-star rated wedding officiants! Your wedding is the most important event in your lives, so you need a professional officiant for your dream wedding. We're Christian ministers who will perform your nuptials the manner you dreamed. We're the valley's five-star rated wedding officiants. To us, it is all about you and your dream wedding! We can do the simplest ceremony to the most conventional ceremony. Whatever ceremony you choose, we write it as if you're a member of our own family, and we deal with you with the similar care as we would one of our dear ones. We can execute your ceremony merely about anyplace whether it is in your backyard, by the beach, the park, or in a church of your choice it's all up to you. We have officiated wedding ceremonies from Sandusky, Ohio to Pittsburgh, PA to Wheeling, W. VA. We've been hallowed with the honor of officiating weddings at such venues as Avion on the Water, Stambaugh Auditorium, The Butler North (previously The First Christian Church), St. James Meeting House, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Avalon Inn, The Massilions Women's Club, The Saxon Club, and many numerous parks, gazebos. Not to mention the many backyard family style wedding ceremonies that we've been honored to officiate. "A jubilation of your love from the time you go down the aisle, until you partake your first kiss as husband and wife." We invite you to check out our website to discover what we can provide you.

  • Marion, OH 43302


Are you getting married in Ohio? At Ohio Weddings by Jonda, we do wedding planning, provide flowers, and also officiate weddings anywhere in Ohio. We love and believe that you should be able to have your wedding where you want. You can also find us on Facebook.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Twinsburg, OH 44087


I create the ceremony that reflects you, no matter your background. I'm an ordained minister licensed to officiate marriage ceremonies in the state of Ohio, with 10 years of experience. I'm currently serving Twinsburg and the surrounding area, but I will try to accommodate farther distances if possible. I will also perform your ceremony in my own home/backyard if there is a need to. I'm understanding of all faiths/backgrounds and would love to serve you for your upcoming wedding, vow renewal, commitment ceremony, or love affirmation. I provide services for Justice of the Peace ceremonies, backyard weddings, and elaborate formal celebrations. I offer fully customized wedding services to ensure your special day is reflective of your personality and wishes. From traditional to contemporary and everything in-between, I'll work with you to create a ceremony that is about you!

  • Columbus, OH 43212


“We highly recommend Damian as an officiant for wedding ceremonies.” “We absolutely loved the ceremony!” – Priscila & Brett, Columbus, Ohio. "Damian is the ultimate wedding officiant" - Kate S., Dublin, Ohio. I want to put you at ease so you can just enjoy your wedding. I will patiently listen to your thoughts and ideas. I will work together with you and we will design a ceremony that fits your unique personality so that it reflects and represents the relationship you have with the one you love. Let’s talk. Call or email for an initial consultation at no charge. Together let's make your wedding ceremony an event you'll always remember with joy and warmth.

Vows to Remember

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  • Canton, OH 44708


Congratulations on your engagement! Vows to Remember now offers two experienced wedding officiates to choose from to perform the solemnization (ceremony). All prices quoted are all-inclusive, and we do not charge additional for specific segments of your ceremony, such as a unity candle lighting. Larry Thompson has been licensed since 2009 and offers his event and radio DJ voice for your ceremony. When choosing Larry, a customized template-based script will be emailed within 24 hours, which you can customize and submit to us as your final script. Mr. Gregory Ray has been licensed since 2007 and has an artistic skill that permits him to write out your entire ceremony based upon the couple's relationship and chemistry. We offer professional, reliable services throughout Northeast Ohio.

  • 11 years in business
  • Columbus, OH 43223


I will come to you anywhere in Ohio. You can contact me on my social accounts. Are you over 18? (Please provide your I.D.) It is your wedding; it's your way. I'm licensed and ordained in the state of Ohio. I do travel to your address. I also conduct baby christenings, vow renewals, and elopements. Please ask about my other services (eulogies, memorials, swear ins, church anniversaries, speaking engagements). A deposit is required upon signing the contract with our wedding services; the remainder is due at the time of the nuptials. Are you getting married today? Well, hurry and book your date!

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