Best Wedding Officiants in San Francisco

Why These Wedding Officiants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Francisco Wedding Officiants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Artful Ceremonies

Artful Ceremonies is a San Francisco business that provides commitment ceremonies and wedding ceremonies. The business provides custom ceremonies, standard ceremonies, and enhanced standard ceremonies. Services include planning meetings, phone and email consultations, pre-marital counseling and wedding vendor referrals, a ceremony resource packet, wedding ceremony performance, and marriage license filing. Artful Ceremonies offers a free initial consultation and personalized texts and performs ceremonies for all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and religions. There is a fee for travel that is more than 30 minutes from San Francisco. Paulann Sternberg is a non-denominational minister who is ordained by the Universal Life Church. She has more than 29 years of experience.

San Francisco, CA 94016


Bay Area Ceremonies

Bay Area Ceremonies is a Palo Alto wedding officiating studio that is operated by officiant Dr. Richard A. Kaplowitz. Dr. Kaplowitz is ordained as a lay chaplain and has served as both dean and vice president at colleges and universities on the east coast and west cost of the United States. He officiates a wide range of customized ceremonies such as civil and spiritual weddings, nondenominational and interfaith weddings, LGBT weddings, elopements and short-notice marriages, and destination weddings, as well as vow renewals, baby-naming ceremonies and memorial services.

Palo Alto, CA 94306


Heartfelt Weddings

Heartfelt Weddings is a Novato wedding officiating studio that is operated by Kathy and Larry Wilkerson. Kathy and Larry have performed over 1,500 wedding ceremonies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country over the past 15 years. Heartfelt Weddings provides various services such as preliminary consultations, personalized and customized wedding ceremonies, officiation of ceremonies, bound copies of ceremonies, and filing of legal documents. Kathy and Larry are both non-denominational ministers and perform wedding ceremonies for all cultures, faiths, backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

Novato, CA 94945


In Spirit Wedding

In Spirit Wedding is a wedding officiant agency in Emeryville, California, serving couples within the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Their celebrant is Kimberly Satterfield, and their services include a complimentary consultation, planning the ceremony, rehearsal, ceremony, after the ceremony, and other services. Their other services include vow renewals, birth blessings, home blessings, and memorials. Kimberly Satterfield will calmly guide clients throughout the ceremony, and will always have an extra tissue on hand. She will remind couples to breathe and also coach them during the ceremony. After the ceremony, she will check whether the appropriate signatures are properly placed on the marriage license, and will make sure that the marriage license is filed in the county where it was originally issued. She has a Master's degree in Humanities with a focus on religion and is an ordained minister.

Emeryville, CA 94608


My SF Wedding

My SF Wedding is a Novato wedding officiating studio that is operated by the Reverend Ema Drouillard. Reverend Drouillard was ordained in 1976 and is a Doctor of Philosophy Religion. She offers wedding officiating services for a wide range of weddings such as traditional weddings, religious weddings, nonreligious weddings, spiritual weddings, secular weddings, contemporary weddings, interfaith weddings, and nondenominational weddings. She provides a large number of wedding ceremony service packages for her clients. Reverend Drouillard also provides officiating services for baptisms, vow renewals, celebration of life ceremonies, memorials, and adoptions.

Novato, CA 94949


Wedding Vows by Nilou

Wedding Vows by Nilou, located in San Francisco, California, is a professional wedding officiant service that is available to serve clients worldwide. A founder and director of several organizations, Nilou is an ordained minister and has spent more than a decade in the non-profit field. Nilou is also a Certifed Event Planner and offers partial and day-of-wedding coordination services to clients in addition to private and corporate events. Winner of the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards from 2014 to 2017, Wedding Vows by Nilou is praised by former clients for the ability of the company to craft personalized ceremonies as well as its professionalism.

San Francisco, CA 94016


Weddings by Steve

Weddings by Steve is a Pleasanton wedding officiating studio that is operated by the Reverend Steve Siglin. Reverend Siglin has over 35 years of experience in the Bay Area wedding industry. He also has experience DJ’ing, planning, coordinating, directing, photographing, and videotaping weddings. He provides a wide range of services such as an initial consultation, a ceremony workbook with options, license information, and vendor referrals, drafting of a custom wedding ceremony, participation in rehearsal, and filing of a marriage license. He also provides premarital and post-martial coaching and more.

Pleasanton, CA 94566


Weddings of Heart

Weddings of Heart is a Petaluma wedding officiating studio that is operated by the Reverend Lili Goodman Freitas. Reverend Freitas has been officiating weddings as a nondenominational ordained minister since 1983. She offers various types of wedding packages such as a customized wedding package and a deluxe wedding package. Her services include customized and personalized ceremony design, ceremony officiation, rehearsals, keepsake copies of ceremonies, and more. She also provides individual and couples coaching and workshops to prepare clients for marriage. In addition to weddings, Reverend Freitas also officiates vow renewals and commitment ceremonies throughout the Bay Area.

Petaluma, CA 94952


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