Celebrations

Williamsburg, VA

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WINNER of Thumbtack's Best of Thumbtack three years in a row 2015, 2016 and 2017 Best Reviews TWO Years in a row 2015 and 2016. (Over 50 Five Star Reviews) My Story highlighted on Thumbtack Professional Spotlight 2016 Thanks to Thumbtack and all of my wonderful customers who wrote so glowingly of my wedding officiant services. I love you back. This has been a true labor of love for me helping couples design the day of their dreams. So much appreciation for all of you! I believe that I am more flexible and open to people from different faith backgrounds or no faith backgrounds. I am open to officiating at both straight marriages and marriages between LGBTQ couples. I've been told I have a gift for making even the simplest of ceremonies memorable! ADDITIONAL MINISTERIAL SERVICES: Premarital Counseling & Relationship Counseling Spiritual Counseling Christenings Baptisms Funerals Sermons Speaking Emgagements POSSIBLE WEDDING VENUES: Warner Hall, Gloucester, VA Popcastle Hall, Whitestone, VA Mankin Mansion, Richmond, VA Ford's Colony, Williamsburg, VA Old Jamestown Church, Williamsburg, VA The Inn at Mill Creek, Powhatan, VA Queen's Lake Clubhouse, Williamsburg, VA Jamestown Beach, Williamsburg, VA Sandbridge Beach, Sandbridge, VA Buckroe Beach, Hampton, VA Huntington Park, Newport News, VA Williamsburg Botanical Gardens, Williamsburg, VA Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, VA New Kent Winery, New Kent, VA Hanover Tavern, Hanover County, VA Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist Church, Williamsburg, Governor's Land at Two Rivers Country Club Cousiac Manor, Providence Forge, Virginia Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia The Freight Shed, Yorktown, Virginia Holyfield, Mechanicsville, Virginia

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love being a part of one of the most important days in a couple's lives. I love contributing to the beauty and meaning of that occasion. I feel I make couples feel at ease and confident that the ceremony will go well.
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Location

Williamsburg, VA 23188

Background check

Complete

Years in business

3

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

138

Reviews

73 Reviews
  • Dana B. Aug 16, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki P. Aug 17, 2017

    Thanks for the kind words, Dana! Much appreciated! Best, Nicki

  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 6, 2017
  • Chandler C. Jul 7, 2017
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We absolutely loved Nicki! She was so wonderful to work with, a calm demeanour, and made us feel very comfortable. Everyone complimented us on our ceremony and how special it was and we greatly appreciate her time spent with us.
  • Sara P. Jul 6, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I am so glad that we had Nicki as our wedding officiant. She was always quick to respond to our emails and made sure our ceremony went according to plan. Nicki was a pleasure to work with, and we had a beautiful ceremony thanks to her. She is the best, I would 100% recommend to everyone!
  • Robin V. Jul 4, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    She was there on time, very sweet, was very informative also. Very happy that we found someone like her to marry us
  • Brittany B. Jul 3, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    My husband and I got married in May. Rev. Nicki performed our ceremony. It was short and sweet just how we wanted it. She listened to our request and made it a perfect ceremony. I would highly recommend her.
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 2, 2017
    I am very satisfied with the service and she was very professional but also was very kind
  • Lan V. Jun 22, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Allison H. Jun 8, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was absolutely fabulous to work with. She was very responsive and prepared a beautiful ceremony for us. We highly recommend her!
  • Taylor D. Jun 8, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Really nice women, did a quick no nonsense ceremony just like I asked, it was perfect!
  • Tiffany C. May 25, 2017
    Premarital Counseling
    Verified Review
    She's awesome!
  • Charity W. May 22, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was an absolute pleasure to work with! She worked closely with us to create a unique and special ceremony that our guests really enjoyed. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a sweet, caring, and compassionate person to officiate your ceremony! Thank you so much Nicki for a wonderful day! :)
  • Kelly M. May 8, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki did an amazing job officiating our ceremony. She was so easy to communicate with leading up to the ceremony, and allowed us to really design something that was so personal to us. You can't go wrong with her, would highly recommend!!
  • Paul N. May 3, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Gave us the ceremony we were hoping for and was very easy to work with.
  • Jacey A. Apr 26, 2017
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki is the best! She was the officiant at our wedding and also provided premarital counseling. She is very professional and yet easy to talk to. We highly recommend using her for your big day :)
  • Jenna C. Apr 25, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nikki did such a wonderful job at our wedding. All the guests thought the ceremony was perfect! Couldn't ask for a better wedding officiant!
  • Leslie S. Apr 20, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wonderful experience
    She was very personable Guided us through the process. Can't say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend her service.
  • Alexandra V. Apr 14, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Made the day very special
    Nicki was great to work with!
  • Daniel L. Apr 3, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Best part of the wedding
    Nicki was amazing! She took the time to get to know us and we are so thankful she was part of our wedding!
  • Ifat M. Mar 17, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I enjoy it
    She was very helpful with the old process from hiring her to the ceremony himself
  • Korrie F. Feb 26, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Best baptism, thank you Nicki
    Nicki was wonderful. She arrived early to go over any last minute questions. She even helped while we finished decorating. Even though the baby fell asleep during the ceremony she worked around it. We enjoyed having her with us and the ceremony was perfect. Everyone in our family loved her. We would definitely recommend her for any event. Our daughters baptism was flawless. 5 stars all the way!
  • Willis P. Feb 12, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Just what we wanted
    Nicki was very pleasant and we had a great conversation with her prior to the ceremony. She was helpful in giving us the right kind of guidance which resulted in a perfect wedding ceremony that was custom for us. She was punctual, professional and has a very calm and kind delivery. We would highly recommend hiring Reverend Nicki Peet. Thanks Nicki!
    Nicki P. Feb 13, 2017

    Will & Kelly, I so enjoyed working with you in creating the service you wanted. I loved meeting your adorable children and your parents and friends! Thanks so much for choosing me! (Hanover Tavern is a lovely site for a wedding)

  • Dana M. Jan 19, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Best experience ever!!
    Made us feel very comfortable and kept us at ease with our ceremony. Made our day very special and was a pleasure. Always there to answer any questions and gave plenty of options for the ceremony as well. Highly recommend.
  • Yocasta B. Dec 29, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Richard and Kathy wedding day 12-03-2016
    We have a great experience with Reverend Nicki Peet. She did a great job before and the ceremony day with me and my family. Reverend Nicki is very responsible, patient and always was cooperative and happy for help us in the rehearsal and the wedding day. She made feel we wedding day unique and unforgettable. She always has a beautiful smile for everybody and made me feel comfortable in the ceremony because my English is not very good. We don't have words for say thank you Reverend for let us feel unique and we ceremony unforgettable. Her wedding service was incredible and beautiful, we never can choose a better person for we wedding day! Thank you Reverend Peet. Richard and Kathy Lawson.
    Nicki P. Jan 24, 2017

    I loved everything about working with you! You're a terrific couple, and I'm delighted to know you. The reception was so much fun, food was delicious. Your family so sweet.

  • Jason K. Dec 23, 2016
    Saved the day
    We were left at the last minute without someone to do the ceremony and she came through big time what an amazing job and day we couldnt of been more happy recommend using her 100 percent
    Nicki P. Dec 23, 2016

    Thank you, Jason It did my heart good to be able to be of service in your marriage. I wish you and Heather the best always.

  • Alexander S. Dec 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wonderful
    Mrs. Peet was great. We had a short notice wedding ceremony and she accommodated us and guided us along the way. The day of the actual ceremony, she was early and helped us through it all. All in all, she is a wonderfully nice person in general and will do her best to give you the best experience possible.
    Nicki P. Dec 23, 2016

    I enjoyed meeting you and Josephine and conducting your service! Best of luck always.

  • Ashleigh R. Nov 21, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Ashton and Sheyenne Reiter
    Nicki was great! She met up with us on short notice and the exact location we wanted to do it! We definitely recommend her as an officiant.
    Nicki P. Dec 23, 2016

    So glad to have met you both and performed your lovely beach wedding! It was cold but beautiful!

  • Melvin M. Nov 12, 2016
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    A Wonderful Part of the Best Day of Our Lives!
    We were extremely pleased with the services of Reverend Nicki Peet. Shortly after we contacted her, she took time to come to Richmond to meet at our chosen wedding venue in order to get to know us- how we met, how long we’d been together, our background, our hobbies, our careers, and so on. We discussed our values and religious beliefs, and she asked how we may want those incorporated into the ceremony. She reviewed secular, semi-religious, and completely religious ceremonial options and vows. She shared insights from other same-sex marriages she had officiated. She explained the marriage process- how to get the license, what was needed, her responsibilities, and the timeline. She balanced both the business and personal aspects with ease and thoroughness. She followed up after our initial meeting by emailing sample vows, religious verses, and ceremony language; allowing us time to contemplate what we wanted or whether to leave it up to her based on her understanding of us. She stayed in touch with us in the interim. Our interactions with her from first contact and throughout were very helpful and comforting. We had decided to get married on our 27th anniversary of being partnered with a private, simple ceremony. On the big day, Reverend Peet arrived early, allowing ample time for a brief recap of how the wedding ceremony would proceed and time to interact with our photographer. The ceremony was perfect- not overly religious but included some spiritual aspects since both of us were raised in the Baptist faith. We also had prepared personal vows. She even shared some personal comments with us after the wedding. Reverend Peet was much more than just a wedding officiant. With each interaction, she demonstrated a genuine interest in us as a couple and our marriage. She made us feel completely at ease. When we returned from our honeymoon, we had our copy of the marriage license waiting in the mail, just as promised. Reverend Nicki Peet was a wonderful, important, and memorable part of the best day of our lives! Melvin & Kurt
    Nicki P. Nov 14, 2016

    it was a joy working with these gentlemen who just further solidified their strong relationship of many years! It was a joy being a part of your big day!

  • Nicole R. Nov 3, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great experience!
    Loved her! Shes super sweet and works with you. Nikki is able to help you make the perfect ceremony. I definitely recommend her!
    Nicki P. Dec 23, 2016

    So good to know both of you, Nicole and Robert. I'm pleased to be of service to you with both your wedding and premarital counseling. Say "hi" to Avery for me.

  • Shelby S. Nov 1, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wedding officiant
    She did my wedding ceremony. It went well.
    Nicki P. Dec 23, 2016

    Thank you! It was my pleasure to work with you both. Best of luck to you both!

  • Pam W. Nov 1, 2016
    Protestant Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nikki Peet an awesome ceremony officiant.
    Nikki was so wonderful to work with and so professional. She made the ceremony so very special and personalized. She was so patient with us and even stayed to say the blessing over the meal, eat with us and socialize. Nikki is a natural and I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for an officiant for their destination ceremony. Thanks Nikki for adding your special touch to our wedding ceremony. Trust me she will not disappoint you.
    Nicki P. Dec 23, 2016

    Sandbridge is an awesome place for a wedding! You have such a warm and loving family. I so enjoyed being a part of your wedding and reception. Best of luck to you both always.

  • Valerie B. Sep 26, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Piece of mind
    Reverend Peet was very professional and easy to work with. She answered my few e-mails in a timely manner and called us the morning of to update us on her location. I had piece of mind that everything would go smoothly and it did. The bride (my sister who lives in Tennessee and wanted to marry on a beach) and groom were very pleased. I thought the fee was a tiny bit high for the actual time we were together but she did drive in from Williamsburg to Fort Monroe. Thank you, Reverend Peet.
    Nicki P. Oct 3, 2016

    Type your response to this review.it was a pleasure to work with you!

  • Joie G. Sep 4, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great pastor and extemely helpful and attentive
    Nikki was great to work with she didn't mind our non-traditional add-ins to the ceremony and worked with us regarding every little thing we wanted added like the old fashioned vows and hand-tying portion by a friend. Would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much for your help and keeping things going when i was very overly stressed out
    Nicki P. Sep 6, 2016

    i thoroughly enjoyed working with you! Have a great future together.

  • Marissa D. Sep 3, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Thank you!
    Thank you Nicki for our beautiful ceremony! We could not have asked for a better service.
    Nicki P. Sep 6, 2016

    It was my pleasure! Thanks for the beautiful photos!

  • Neely D. Aug 31, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Words can not express how easy and understanding Nicki is to work with. From our first meeting to our wedding day, Nicki made us feel more like extended family, very warm, and professional. Our day was perfect and we couldn't ask for a better officiant.
    Nicki P. Sep 6, 2016

    I wish you both only the best! All my good wishes for you and your family for a happy future together.

  • Hannah P. Aug 21, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Beyond happy with Nicki. A sweet and flexible woman. She is professional and very friendly. I would recommend to any bride who is unsure of the specifics of their ceremony, she was extremely helpful in planning and solidifying my ideas to create a beautiful ceremony.
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    Thank you so much Hannah! I wish you both only the best!

  • PHYLLIS P. Aug 10, 2016
    Flexible, approachable, professional...she made our special day, incredible!
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    loved working with you! Have a great life together!

  • Juliette A. Aug 2, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    She was awesome! I recommend her 100% to help bring your special day together. She was very professional as well as a pleasure to be around.
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    Such a fun couple! Have a great life together!

  • Ashleigh W. Jul 28, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was so amazing! We absolutely loved her and how she made out ceremony simple yet personal. She is a very down to earth person and a wonderful human being. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Nicki!
    Nicki P. Aug 1, 2016

    thank you so much! You two were a joy to work with!.

  • Scott Z. Jul 5, 2016
    Catholic Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki is great. We had the pleasure of having her officiate our wedding where she was able to cater our ceremony and provide those Catholic elements we wanted to make sure to include. We also followed Nicki's advice and participated in her premarital counseling sessions. Although we were very hesitant that this was actually something we needed, it turned out to be an awesome experience as She was helpful with allowing us both to see how the other communicates, views our relationship and our future. Nicki was amazingly helpful and we still view her as a valued confidant who we know we can contact her in the future, if ever needed.
    Nicki P. Aug 1, 2016

    What a fun and serious couple you are! Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!

  • Danielle S. Jul 4, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was a life saver! I contacted Nicki to help my best friend out since her Wedding Officiant backed out last minute, Nicki was able to step in with no problem and responded so quickly! Next, my friends wedding ended up getting postponed for a family emergency, and Nicki was wonderful to work with and able to reschedule. Finally on the wedding day she performed a beautiful ceremony and was so organized. I would recommend Nicki to anyone!
    Nicki P. Aug 1, 2016

    i was thrilled to be able to help you out when you needed me. You have an adorable family!

  • Laurie G. May 31, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    She was friendly, warm and provided a beautiful service. It helped make a beautiful day even more special
    Nicki P. Aug 1, 2016

    i so appreciate christening this beautiful little girl. I could tell she is much loved!

  • Kaycee L. May 31, 2016
    Nicki did a PHENOMENAL job at our wedding. She was clear on how everything would go and helped us with developing our whole ceremony. She also was fun and caring and helped us in any way she could to have everything perfect, even helped us practice our knot tying ceremony which I was very nervous about messing up lol. I am so glad we found her! She made our day super special!
    Nicki P. Aug 1, 2016

    This was my first cowgirl wedding! What fun! You two seem so much in love. Thanks for letting me be your ministet!

  • Alicia M. May 24, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was great! She did exactly what I wanted and tailored the wedding to exactly what was needed. Thank you for a wonderful day!
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    So grateful to be a part of your big day! Much success to you both!

  • Katie M. Apr 11, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was fantastic, personable and very flexible. We enjoyed her not only as our officiant, but as a really nice person. Thank you Nicki!
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    Enjoyed meeting you and your friends. Best of luck to you always!

  • Pam B. Feb 5, 2016
    Nicki was the perfect person to not only officiate our ceremony but walk the path with us to that special moment. She took time to get to know us individually and as a couple so we could plan a ceremony that reflected ourselves, our love and our commitment. Two days before the wedding Nicki planned and facilitated a "New Beginning Ceremony" for my inner circle of friends that included Pranayama ,a lead meditation and the release of paper hot air balloons. The next day was the rehearsal where her professionalism and experience calmed our nerves. t I have had several guests remark that the ceremony was their favorite part of the night because it was so personalized. Thank you Nicki, I felt like I had a life coach helping me take a a very big step.
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    So wonderful to be a part of a good friend's ceremony! I know you and Terry will enjoy the rest of your lives together!

  • Lynn G. Jan 3, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki is such a lovely person, and we are so glad to have found her! She was consistent with communication, which was crucial for us, planning our Virginia wedding from Texas. We kept in touch with email, text, and calls, and had our first meeting by way of video chat. She offered several suggestions and samples of her work, checked in as the date grew closer, and then navigated our rather loosely structured ceremony with calm, grace, and professionalism. She conveyed the perfect balance of leadership and warmth as the celebrant of our union. Thanks for everything, Nicki... you rock!
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    Loved doing your wedding and getting to know you both! Have a great life!

  • Dee H. Dec 31, 2015
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    Loved meeting you both and hearing your story. Have a great life together!

  • Mary B. Dec 2, 2015
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We really enjoyed working with Nicki. She made our special day and the days leading up to it very smooth and with such ease. We are thankful for her and would highly recommend her! Thank you so much!
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    Loved meeting you and your families and conducting your ceremony! Thank you for choosing me!

  • Sindi A. Nov 19, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Loved the whole experience! Nicki made our wedding unique and absolutely special day for the both of us!! The ceremony she arranged for us was beautifully written, when I read the sample I was practically in tears. I highly recommend her!
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    Thanks for the joy of doing your service! You have a lovely family!

  • Shannon B. Nov 11, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Very convenient understanding and she replies in a timely manor
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    So appreciate the opportunity to conduct your ceremony! Best of luck to you and Jonathan!

  • Robert L. Nov 10, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was very accommodating and was very professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone!!! It was truly a pleasure meeting her and working with her.
    Nicki P. Aug 23, 2016

    Loved meeting you. I hope you are both well.

  • John A. Nov 2, 2015
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nikki was great and we loved having her as part of our special day. She was extremely accomodating with our crazy families and even waited calmly and patiently as we had to start late due to some late arrivers. We reccomend her to anyone out there! Super sweet and even hung around after the ceremony to mingle with guests and family!
    Nicki P. Sep 6, 2016

    I so appreciated the opportunity to do your wedding. Thank you for having me in your home. I wish you a long and happy future together.

  • Peter D. Oct 16, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was GREAT!!! She took the time to listen to what we wanted and gave us the perfect service.
    Nicki P. Sep 6, 2016

    thank you so much for allowing me to do your service. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting both of you. Best of luck in your future together!

  • Robert C. Oct 15, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Reverend Nicki Peet, or as we came to know her, just "Nicki" was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her level of professionalism was unparalleled. She was always well prepared and on time, if not early for our meetings and rehearsals. She was flexible with our schedules, extremely knowledgeable and very helpful throughout the entire process. Our ceremony went perfectly, without a hitch due to the combination of Nicki's smooth and unwavering voice as well as her ability to multitask between referencing the script and engaging both us and our guests. We also had a handfasting ritual which is not overly common and she nailed it for us! On the Wedding Day Nicki presents the couple with a beautiful copy of the vows complete with a personal message. Both she and her husband are warm and genuine and we are honored to now call them friends. You simply cannot go wrong with Rev. Nicki!
    Nicki P. Sep 6, 2016

    What a pleasure to know both of you! You seem to be so much in love. I wish you a long and happy future together!

  • Josh C. Sep 27, 2015
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Thank you for a great ceremony, we really appreciate it!
    Nicki P. Sep 6, 2016

    it was my pleasure to serve as your wedding officiant. I wish only the best for you too and you're happy future together!

  • Cindy C. Sep 26, 2015
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was very personable, accommodating and positive - the energy and experience, not to mention the looming Nor'Easter, was exhilarating! I'd recommend Nicki to anyone planning their "special and long fought" day!
    Nicki P. Sep 6, 2016

    so good to know you too! I know you will have nothing but joy and your future together!

  • Donna B. Aug 11, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was very accommodating and professional. We appreciated her willingness to work with us to customize our wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend her services as a wedding officiant. Many Thanks!
  • Peter J. Jul 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki has a gentle, calm and generous spirit. She's focused on doing everything she can to making your special day just that, special! We connected with her right away because she made it easy! We love you Nicki!
  • Matthew J. Jul 5, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was incredibly warm and took some time to get to know us as a couple. Not only was she our officiant, but we did 3 sessions of premarital counseling with her, which was incredibly thoughtful and well prepared. She asked good questions of us about our relationship and ourselves, and helped us tailor our ceremony to us.
  • Daniel C. May 19, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    First off, I would like to say that Nicki was absolutely WONDERFUL! We were looking for someone to perform our marriage ceremony in both English and German as my wife's family is from Germany. Nicki messaged me after creating my profile on here saying that she had experience speaking German, so my wife and I were excited to speak with her about her experience. Nicki was so kind to meet with us near where we live and after talking with her the first time we knew she was the perfect person to marry us. What I appreciated most was how she took the time to get to know my wife and I and our story of how we met and how our relationship has grown. She also worked very hard in coming up with our vows and spoke them beautifully in German on our wedding day! I would absolutely recommend Nicki to anyone looking to get married. She went above and beyond for us to make our special day as perfect as possible. Thank you so much Nicki :)
    Nicki P. Nov 28, 2016

    loved getting to know Dan and Sabrina. You're a special couple. I wish you only the best!

  • Nicholas C. Apr 26, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was incredibly accommodating and easy to work with. My husband and I live in two different states, and were getting married in a third. Nicki was able to communicate with us via phone and email throughout the entire process, helping to put together our special day effortlessly. She offered great suggestions to our ceremonial vows without being overbearing, making her very easy to work with. Her overall demeanor and spirit shines brightly, yet does not overtake the spotlight. I recommend Nicki wholeheartedly, from over 500 miles away (3,500+ for my husband), and will attest to the fact that she is a very kind, sincere and professional officiant. Even after not having officially meeting her until my ceremony, I can honestly say that I could not have picked a better officiant for my wedding. Thank you Nicki! Sincerely, Andrea and Nicholas Cavallaro
    Nicki P. Dec 23, 2016

    Such a fun couple Nick and Nicole. Thanks for the honor of conducting your service. The outdoor service was beautiful. Best of luck to you always!

  • Lauren C. Apr 20, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was our officiant on April 19th, 2015. She was super flexible and responsive throughout our interactions. We both really appreciated how conscientious she was about respecting our differing backgrounds. Many guests commented about how nicely balanced and reflective of our personalities and backgrounds the ceremony was. Nicki did a great job listening to what we wanted and providing valuable suggestions along the way. We would recommend Nicki to any couple, and especially folks that are looking for something a bit non-traditional.
  • Cathy R. Apr 17, 2015
    Rev. Peet made our day truly special. She was professional and prior to our wedding, guided us through the preparation of our vows. Due to our outstanding experience with her services, we have remained in touch with her and consider her to be part of our family now.
  • Rachel C. Feb 24, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was very accommodating, quick to respond, ready on short notice and followed up to be sure we received our licenses quickly. Her price was reasonable as well. Could not have expected more! She did a fantastic job. Thank you!
  • Diane O. Dec 26, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Rori R. Dec 24, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Niki was great to work with. She was open to what we wanted (and what we didn't). We had a very small ceremony, and she made sure it was still special. She is personable and professional.
  • James P. Dec 10, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Nicki was wonderful to work with. We feel we've made a new friend. She worked with us to create the perfect mood for our ceremony. Nicki has a way of "reading" people and is able to use that to set everyone at ease. Just great to work with.
  • Bev M. Nov 30, 2014
    If we had a spot to give 10 stars, it would still fall short of the wonderful experience we had with Rev. Nicki Peet as our wedding officiant! She was exceptional! From the first phone conversation, we knew that our paths had crossed for a reason. Such a kind and compassionate soul who sought to exemplify our love through her words during our ceremony. Highly recommended if you are in need of an officiant in the Williamsburg, Virginia area! - Heather Bertok & Bev Mosteller-Bertok
  • Beth H. Nov 5, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Mrs. Peet is more than absolutely wonderful !!! She not only performed the perfect ceremony for our wedding, she took the time to get to know us beforehand over a wonderfully relaxed lunch. Our wedding was in our humble back yard .... UP in our Tree house that my husband and I built together. She climbed the stairs and gave us the most perfect ceremony on the top platform, which was important to us - We wanted to be married on a strong platform that we had built together. Mrs. Peet also took the time to help my son understand the role of being the "ring bearer" which was a last minute decision. She also prepared the most perfect vows that matched our own personal religious beliefs. After the ceremony she didn't rush off which I thought was so incredible!! She took the time to meet our guests and our family, we had a wonderful time taking pictures (well to be perfectly honest .... I felt like she was a part of the family!!) Mrs. Nicki Peet is the one you are looking for as an officiant for your wedding, she has a gentle understanding of so many different religious beliefs and knows how to incorporate them in any setting you desire to "tie the knot" - Highly recommended !!
  • Arleigh J. Oct 13, 2014
    Nicki married my husband and I last year. She was extremely accommodating given the fact we wanted her to perform the ceremony that week. We loved the vows and how Nicki personalized them by adding in something about us. The best part was about two weeks later we received a copy of our vows in the mail! What a wonderful surprise! I would recommend Nicki to anyone looking for a minister to marry them! Thank you again Nicki!
  • Erin H. Oct 7, 2014
    Nicki Peet officiated our wedding, and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better! She was so kind and caring throughout the whole process. She met with us before the wedding to get a better sense of “us” as a couple, and I thought that personal touch was really meaningful. Nicki did not pressure us to have any certain type of ceremony – she encouraged us to make it our own, and was very receptive to all of the ideas that we had. She was very respectful of our wishes, and offered guidance when needed. She even gave us a beautiful print out of our ceremony and vows as a keepsake. We were so happy to have her as part of our special day, and we would recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful, warm officiant for their wedding!
  • Erin B. Oct 6, 2014
    Nicki did an amazing job at our wedding! She was very easy to work with, responsive and worked with us to customize the ceremony in order to make our day special. My husband and I would definitely recommend her to other couples!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge $175.00 for weddings outside of Williamsburg where I live but still in the Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Richmond area. I charge $350.00 to $700 for weddings in Northern Virginia and the D.C. area. Within Williamsburg I charge $150.00. For a simple courthouse wedding in Williamsburg, I charge $75.00. Premarital Counseling is $300.00 for three one hour sessions. Relationship Counseling is $75 per hour
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
After a couple responds to my bid, I talk with them on the phone. Typically we will have an in person meeting. I learn what type of ceremony they are interested in having. And I get to know them more as people which is important to the overall meaningfulness of the ceremony. I provide templates and suggestions for the actual ceremony. We then will email back and forth about the vows and any concerns they may have. I will show up and lead rehearsal, if needed. If a couple decides they want premarital counseling, we will meet at their home or on FaceTime for three sessions. I show up early on wedding day to complete paperwork and address any last minute concerns. It is important to me that couples don't worry about me showing up. I focus on the ceremony itself and the words I am saying as I speak to help them feel the seriousness of this action. Yet, it is also joyful and I try to convey that as well. I see officiating at weddings as a ministry. I hope to offer my loving presence at a greatly significant event/transition in a couple's lives.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am always looking for new literature to read in the field. I frequently check out the bookstore or library for new editions on the subject of marriage and premarital, marital counseling. I have discovered many rituals online that I preserve in my online library to suggest to future couples. I am a graduate of seminary with a Masters in Divinity. I have a license to perform marriages in the State of Virginia. I have a two year certificate from The Well Spiritual Direction School to provide Spiritual Direction also known as Life Coaching. I have a Stephen Ministry Certification obtained after six months of course work.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I attended seminary. I have a Masters in Divinity, and am ordained. I have conducted weddings, funerals, worship services, workshops, etc. I actually got started officiating at weddings for friends and relatives. I performed the services for a number of my daughter's friends, my now brother and sister in law, and other friends. I found I thoroughly enjoyed it! Felt honored and privileged to be asked.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Churches. Informal on beach or at a hotel. But I've also conducted ceremonies at people's homes. I am open to just about any venue a couple finds appealing and meaningful for their ceremony. I've worked with couples of all races and most ethnicities. I work with both gay and straight couples, couples who are religious and non religious. Many of my clients describe themselves as being "spiritual" rather than religious. I consider myself a lifelong spiritual seeker who appreciates the beauty and connections I find in many of the worlds religious traditions. Loving kindness is the common thread I see tying them together. I try to live by that.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I married two gentlemen who have been together for 43 years. They married in an intimate ceremony at their river side home with a few family and friends present. They were the sole of hospitality. They had already carved out such a beautiful life for themselves - marrying was simply the icing on the cake (so to speak). I'm proud to know them and consider them friends.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Call me. We'll talk. I think I am a good listener and you will stand an excellent chance of getting the kind of service you've always dreamed about.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
They should really think about what kind of service they want. What traditions would be the most meaningful to them. Are there readings or music they would particularly like to use? Do they want to write personal vows? Do they need suggestions for how to write personal vows? What venue to they want? Photographer? DJ?