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Best Wedding
Officiants in San
Francisco
2017

Why These Wedding Officiants?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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(415) 710-6986

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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(650) 852-9700

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Bay Area Wedding Officiant

Bay Area Wedding Officiant serves the San Francisco Bay area and Wine Country, California, providing customized, non-denominational wedding ceremonies. The agency has an ordained Minister of the Universal Life Church who performs wedding ceremonies that are special and unforgettable. The company firmly believes that every wedding is unique, so they add a personalized yet professional touch to every wedding ceremony. The agency specializes in elopements, heterosexual/LGBT, military, and short-notices. Providing complimentary consultation, offering prices that vary per couple, the ordained minister is also willing to travel to wherever the wedding will take place. The company has long been committed to making the day extra special for the couples, and look forward to putting their unique touch on every ceremony they conduct.

San Francisco, CA(415) 606-0511

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California Wedding Joy

California Wedding Joy is an El Granada wedding officiating studio that is operated by the Reverend Raymond Teague. Reverend Teague has been ordained since 2001 and has served as a chaplain. He offers a wide range of services such as initial ceremony planning, wedding officiating, and signing and delivering marriage licenses. He provides officiating services for a wide range of weddings such as religious weddings, spiritual and inspirational weddings, romantic weddings, traditional weddings, non-traditional weddings, and more. Reverend Teague also provides officiating for memorial services and other life rituals as well.

El Granada, CA(650) 726-1859

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Ceremonies by Cynthia

Cynthia Gregory has worked with over 1,500 couples to craft unique wedding ceremonies, including complex affairs and simple speeches that lasted only a few seconds. Some of the most popular services she offers include adding musical components and quotes from famous works for couples to use in their wedding vows or to play during the ceremony. She works in the San Francisco Bay area, covering weddings in many of the nearby towns and communities. Ms. Gregory offers her services to couples from all spiritual backgrounds and beliefs and has no problem customizing the wedding ceremony to match. Ceremonies by Cynthia not only provide wedding services, but can also offer an officiant for baby blessings, house blessings, and memorial services of all kinds.

San Francisco, CA(415) 648-8454

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Don Mulford Weddings

Don Mulford Weddings is a wedding officiant/minister serving San Francisco Bay Area, CA, and the surrounding areas. Don wants to help couples and their families in creating joyous weddings that will be remembered for a lifetime. Couples can make their weddings uniquely theirs with the help of Don Mulford Weddings. A couple's wedding day is the most important one of their lives, which is why Don takes his role as the one guiding this ceremony seriously. He works closely with his clients to help them envision the wedding of their dreams until it becomes a reality. Don is an expert public speaker who is enthusiastic about his public speaking tasks. He motivates the audience by bringing them into the moment. There may be "surprises," with any special event, but Don can adapt to these situations easily. Don Mulford has been a practicing wedding officiant since 1994, making him a highly qualified, trusted and exceptional celebrant.

San Francisco, CA(650) 644-6122

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Gibson Wedding Officiant

Gibson Wedding Officiant is a Benicia wedding officiating studio that is operated by the Reverend Johnnie Lee Gibson. Reverend Gibson was ordained in 2007 and is a nondenominational wedding officiant and celebrant. He provides officiating services for a wide range of weddings including elopements, interfaith weddings, same-sex weddings, and more. In addition to weddings, Reverend Gibson also provides officiating services for vow renewals.

Benicia, CA(707) 751-1462

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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(415) 506-4916

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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(510) 410-4067

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Judith Iam

Minister Judith Iam is a San Francisco wedding officiant who has over 15 years of experience officiating weddings. She provides officiating services for a wide range of weddings such as spiritual weddings, nondenominational weddings, interfaith weddings, secular weddings, civil weddings, same gender weddings, and elopements. She performs both small and large weddings throughout the Bay Area and offers customized and personalized officiating services for her clients. Judith also provides officiating services for vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, baby blessings, pet and project blessings, coming of age ceremonies, memorials, and transitions.

San Francisco, CA(707) 480-7028

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Kiss the Bride

Kiss the Bride is a San Francisco wedding officiating studio that is operated by the Reverend Alberto Alvarado. Reverend Alvarado is a nondenominational wedding officiant and officiates ceremonies in both English and Spanish. He performs a wide range of weddings such as civil ceremonies, religious ceremonies, nondenominational ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, multicultural ceremonies, and custom-designed ceremonies. Reverend Alvarado’s services include wedding ceremony planning, rehearsal, officiating, and marriage license filing.

San Francisco, CA(408) 547-7342

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Lissin Lev Chaya

Lissin Lev Chaya is a San Francisco wedding celebrant and officiant who has been officiating weddings since 2006. In addition to wedding officiation services, Lissin is also a classically trained singer with over 30 years of experience and provides singing and sound blessing services for her clients. She also offers special services such as vow writing sessions, consultation on planning an earth-friendly and minimum impact event, pre-ceremony anointing blessing rituals, and oracle readings. Lissin also offers services such as baby blessings, adoption and family blending ceremonies, releasing rituals, funerals and memorial services, and house clearings and blessings.

San Francisco, CA(650) 455-8438

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Minister Maggie

Reverend Maggie Beretz is a San Francisco wedding officiant who holds a Master of Divinity and has over 20 years of experience. She provides officiating services for a wide range of weddings including religious weddings, nonreligious weddings, and same-sex weddings. In addition to officiating weddings, Reverend Beretz also provides officiating services for home blessings, memorial services, and child blessings. Her clients speak highly of her kind, compassionate, and joyful nature, as well as her strong voice and organizational skills.

San Francisco, CA(650) 740-3544

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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(415) 382-8494

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Reverend Timothy Mills

Reverend Timothy Mills is a Pinole wedding officiant who has over 30 years of experience and has officiated over 2,400 weddings at over 800 Bay Area venues. He mostly provides his services for nonreligious couples, but is highly experienced with Christian and Jewish ceremonies, as well as Persian and Indian ceremonies. Reverend Mills is also fluent in Hebrew and provides officiating services for weddings that are customized to the style and personality of each couple that he works with. His clients speak highly of his professionalism, strong and eloquent voice, sense of humor, compassion, and his accommodating nature.

Pinole, CA(510) 724-5250

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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(408) 829-0895

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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(510) 697-5534

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Weddings by the Sea

Weddings by the Sea is a Half Moon Bay wedding officiating studio that is operated by wedding officiant Terry Plank. Terry has over 30 years of experience performing marriage ceremonies and has performed over 2,000 marriage ceremonies. He provides a wide range of wedding officiating packages including a destination wedding package at a beach, garden, or chapel location. The destination wedding package includes digital photographs by a professional photographer, wedding bouquet and boutonniere from a local retail nursery, and a wedding ceremony performed by an officiant.

Half Moon Bay, CA(650) 726-0890

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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(707) 778-1382

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Your Ceremony Matters

Your Ceremony Matters is a Sonoma wedding officiating studio that has been operated by the Reverend Peadar Dalton and his wife Margarita since 2001. Reverend Dalton is ordained and also has years of seminary training. He provides various officiating service packages such as weekend wedding ceremony planning and officiating, weekday wedding planning and officiating packages, and intimate wedding planning and officiating packages. In addition to wedding officiating, Reverend Dalton provides a wide range of other services such as marriage preparation counseling, baby blessings and dedications, vow renewals, and celebration of life and memorial services.

Sonoma, CA(707) 939-7613

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