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Best Wedding Officiants in Denver, CO

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Denver 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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Denver, CO 80231

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5.0 (8)
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5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Wedlock Officiants in Denver specializes in personalized, non-denominational, and commitment ceremonies. The company’s wedding officiants work closely with couples to craft a ceremony that is reflective of the love and joy in the relationship. The company’s officiants are capable of handling many wedding styles. Styles can include family traditions, religious or nonreligious, fun, and quirky wedding ceremonies. The company’s packages range from $250 to $1,000 with the most popular averaging about $500. The company offers rehearsals at $100 and any travel beyond Denver is calculated by destination at a rate of $1 per mile after the first 60 miles.

Lakewood, CO 80226

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Anam Cara Ceremonies has been offering independent, non-denominational wedding officiant services in Lakewood and surrounding areas for more than 12 years. The company also offers officiating services for other ceremonies such baby naming and adoptions, birthdays and anniversaries, baby and wedding showers, and memorials and funerals. The company provides spiritual but not religious ceremonies. The wedding officiant at the company has over twenty years of training in a wide variety of world spiritual traditions including New Thought, Buddhist, Eastern Philosophies, Celtic, Native American, African, Egyptian, and others.

Boulder, CO 80301

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5.0 (23)

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Jane's Personalized Weddings is an award-winning wedding officiant in Denver. Owner Jane Gorman works with couples of all orientations and officiates religious, interfaith, and non-denominational ceremonies as well as rehearsals and vow renewals. She covers weddings across Colorado, the United States, and international destinations, consulting with couples in planning the ceremonies. Gorman also writes ceremony scripts. Jane's Personalized Weddings has earned a 5-star rating on Wedding Wire and four consecutive Couples Choice' awards, from 2017-2020.

Denver, CO 80206

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5.0 (1)

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Gary Michael is a wedding officiant in Denver. Gary believes officiating at a wedding ceremony is not only fun, but an honor to serve. Hence, he tailors his services to be affordable. For this, he is known as the bargain minister. Gary is also a very accomplished portrait artist and accepts commissions to paint couples and children in either oil or pastel. Gary also offers both premarital and postmarital counseling to couples. Gary is capable of officiating at a wedding ceremony in both English and Spanish.

Denver, CO 80204

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The Reverend Kim Tavendale is an ordained minister and wedding officiant who performs special wedding celebrations. Kim administers all kinds of wedding ceremonies, from completely secular to non-denominational Christian, inter-faith, and purely pagan or spiritual. She is comfortable in formal or informal settings. In addition to marrying couples, Kim also officiates other occasions such as funerals, memorials, baby blessings, and baptisms. She is also a certified floral designer. Her services are available in Denver and its surrounding areas.

Denver, CO 80235

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Colorado Wedding Ceremonies is a Denver-based group of wedding officiants. These officiants preside over weddings for a variety of faiths, including Christian, Jewish, interfaith, and civil weddings. They perform one-on-one pre-wedding consultations with clients to discuss ceremony options, custom ceremony requests, and budget specifications. They also oversee memorials, baptisms, christenings, and quinceañeras. With decades of experience officiating ceremonies, Chris and Karen Mohr have performed thousands of weddings within the Denver metro.

Denver, CO 80229

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4.7 (12)

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Reverend Scott Awbrey is an ordained, non-denominational wedding officiant in Denver with more than 25 years of experience. Reverend Scott performs all variety of ceremonies, such as spiritual, Christian, interfaith, non-religious, and ceremonies that are unique to other specific religions or traditions. He has an appreciation and respect for the faith and background of all the couples he serves. He helps brides and grooms to create a ceremony that honors their own traditions. He has won the Wedding Wire's Couples Choice Award for 2015 and 2016, which recognizes him as among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the US.

Boulder, CO 80304

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5.0 (129)
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5.0 (127)
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5.0 (14)

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Colorado Wedding Productions provides a spectrum of wedding services in Denver. The company’s services include providing photography, DJ and master of ceremony, live band, videography, and professional wedding officiant services. Couples can hire the company for specific services, or hire the company’s full team for their wedding ceremonies. The company’s officiants can handle weddings of all kinds including adventurous, traditional, non-denominational, and inter-faith weddings. The company’s wedding officiants help couples create a custom ceremony, custom vow,s and sometimes lead a clearing meditation.

Compare our Top Wedding Officiants

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Wedlock Officiants
Denver, CO 80231
Anam Cara Ceremonies
Lakewood, CO 80226
Jane's Personalized Weddings
Boulder, CO 80301
Gary Michael
Denver, CO 80206
Reverend Kim Tavendale
Denver, CO 80204
Colorado Wedding Ceremonies
Denver, CO 80235
Reverend Scott Awbrey
Denver, CO 80229
Colorado Wedding Productions
Boulder, CO 80304

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Planning a wedding is a lot of work. You have numerous tasks and responsibilities. Even if you opt to hire a wedding planner, your input is required for everything. One of the decisions you need to make is who will marry you. Choosing your wedding officiant can be a challenging undertaking.

    If you have a religious background and are a regular member of a church, synagogue or other house of worship, the choice is probably easy. But if not, you may want something less traditional. You can choose a professional or ask a close friend or family member if they would be willing to officiate the ceremony. These FAQs can help you make a decision about your wedding officiant.
  • What is a wedding officiant?

    A wedding officiant, also called marriage officiant, is an individual with the legal authority to perform wedding ceremonies. Local judges and clergy members commonly act as wedding officiants. But, nearly anyone can obtain the necessary certification to become an officiant, although requirements vary from state to state.

  • What does a wedding officiant do?

    The main role of a wedding officiant is to lead and perform the marriage ceremony. They must follow state law to ensure the union becomes official. Wedding officiants draft what they’ll say at the ceremony, often with input from the engaged couple. Some of their associated duties are signing and filing the marriage license.

  • Can you officiate your own wedding?

    Officiating your own wedding is referred to as self-solemnizing. This practice is only legal in a few states, including Colorado, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Kansas, Maine, Illinois, California, and Washington, D.C. The rules governing self-solemnizing in these jurisdictions differ. All states legally recognize self-uniting marriages that are properly performed in a state where they're permitted.

  • What do you call a person who officiates a wedding?

    A marriage officiant’s title depends on who they are and what they do. For example, clergy members are called reverend, father, minister, rabbi, pastor. Common titles of civil marriage officiants are judge, your honor, magistrate, or mayor. Friends and family members who get temporary officiant status usually have no title.

  • Who can officiate a wedding?

    The individuals who are allowed to officiate a wedding depends on the laws of the state where the ceremony is performed. Typically, most clergy members and certain civil officers can perform marriage ceremonies. Many states also permit other individuals to obtain temporary officiant authorization or to become ordained to perform a marriage.

  • Can a notary officiate a wedding?

    Public notaries may perform marriage ceremonies in only a few states. They include Florida, Maine, South Carolina, Montana, and Nevada. Of course, a notary may officiate a wedding in other states if the state they’re in allows individuals to become wedding officiants, and the notary follows those guidelines.