Best Wedding Officiants in Raleigh

Why These Wedding Officiants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Raleigh 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

Carolina Weddings

Carolina Weddings provides the wedding services of Reverend Ingrid Sagula, an ordained interfaith minister. She serves the North Carolina Triangle and surrounding areas. In addition to weddings, she performs blessing ceremonies, memorials, and funerals. For weddings, she does customized ceremonies and welcomes short notice ceremonies and elopements. Clients praise her professionalism, friendliness, and beautiful words.

Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Enlightened Ceremonies

Enlightened Ceremonies provides the services of Reverend Angela Airall, an ordained non-denominational, interfaith minister, and Life Cycle Wedding Celebrant. She officiates personalized wedding ceremonies in the Raleigh-Durham area. In addition to wedding ceremonies, Airall can provide couples coaching, engagement services, and vow renewal services. Potential clients can set up a no obligation meeting before deciding on Enlightened Ceremonies for their big day.

Durham, NC 27705


Gwen Downs, Celebrant

Gwen Downs is a Raleigh-area wedding officiant who creates wedding ceremonies customized to reflect the personality, love story, beliefs, values, and cultural background of each couple. Through collaboration with the couple and input from family and friends, Ms. Downs designs a ceremony that includes the desired traditional elements. The celebrant also writes the love story the way it happened and shares it with the guests in attendance at the ceremony. Celebrant Gwen Downs officiates at a wide range of venues.

Holly Springs, NC 27540


Heart 2 Heart Ceremonies

Heart 2 Heart Ceremonies provides the services of ordained interfaith minister Samantha Heart, who will customize wedding ceremonies to fit any religious or cultural tradition. Based in Raleigh, Heart has been ordained for over two decades. She strives to capture the perfect moment for each bride and groom. Heart 2 Heart offers a number of wedding packages to suit any budget.

Raleigh, NC 27604


Last Minute Wedding Officiant

Last Minute Wedding Officiant is run by licensed and ordained non-denominational wedding pastor Francois Youakim, who performs wedding services in North Carolina. He promises to give ceremonies a personal touch and to guide couples through the process of planning a ceremony as painlessly as possible. He offers three levels of wedding packages that should suit any budget. In addition, his services were mentioned in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

Raleigh, NC 27609


Perfect Ceremonies

Perfect Ceremonies offers the officiating services of Reverend Phran Gacher, who has over a decade of experience in the industry. The reverend is a freelance non-denominational minister, marrying couples from all faith traditions. Perfect Ceremonies writes custom ceremonies for each couple, ensuring an intimate, personal celebration. The company was mentioned in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2014 and 2015.

Garner, NC 27529


Personal Weddings of North Carolina

Personal Weddings of North Carolina provides the wedding officiant services of Reverend Kevin Holland, who is fully ordained and licensed to perform weddings in all 50 United States. Based in Raleigh, he does weddings in North Carolina and beyond, performing Christian, non-denominational, interfaith, and non-religious ceremonies. His fees are all-inclusive and he promises no "hidden" charges. He stresses the importance of getting to know each couple on a personal level before performing their ceremony. Personal Weddings of North Carolina was featured in Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards 2016 and in Thumbtack's Best of 2016.

Raleigh, NC 27603


Randy Taylor Weddings

Randy Taylor Weddings provides officiant and day of wedding planning services in North Carolina. The company specializes in personalized wedding ceremonies, but can provide its services at all weddings no matter the size or faith traditions of the couple. Randy Taylor Weddings is part of the International Association of Wedding Officiants. Positive reviews appreciate the team's professionalism, creativity, and attention to detail.

Durham, NC 27702


Rebecca Wiglama, Wedding Officiant

Rebecca Wiglama is a wedding officiant based in Raleigh. She offers basic elopement services, as well as standard and fully customized ceremonies. She can process for clients the paperwork necessary to acquiring their marriage licenses and send these over to them in their respective counties. Upon request, Rebecca can perform ceremonies at bedsides, in homes, and in picturesque locations. Past clients have cited Rebecca for her professionalism, her friendliness, and attention to detail.

5200 Tallowtree Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27613

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Reverend Barbara Lodge – North Carolina Wedding Minister

Reverend Lodge officiates ceremonies as a non-denominational minister in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC. She has over a decade of experience and performs her interfaith services at weddings, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, baptisms, christenings, and baby blessings. She specializes in personalized ceremonies that are created with the couple or family in mind. Reverend Lodge has been featured in The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2016, The Knot’s Hall of Fame, and the Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Reverend Carl Johnson

Reverend Carl Johnson is an interfaith minister serving all of North Carolina. He performs sacraments, baptisms, memorials, funerals, vow renewals, weddings, and other spiritual services. His wedding ceremonies can be traditional or nontraditional, and he strives to make each couples’ vision for their ceremony an exact reality. In addition, he offers no cost and no obligation consultations.

Garner, NC 27529


Reverend Mary Mooney

Reverend Mary Mooney is a non-denominational, interfaith minister officiating weddings in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas. She has been an ordained minister for nearly two decades and is a full-time stress counselor. She specializes in weddings, renewing of vows, and counseling. She has officiated at a number of weddings spanning a variety of faith traditions, such as Christian, Jewish, Native American, Buddhist, Hindu, and Celtic. Because of this varied experience, she is at ease performing interfaith ceremonies or spiritual, non-religious ceremonies. Her offerings include customizable weddings and six standard wedding packages.

Raleigh, NC 27604


Reverend Tricia Sabol

Reverend Tricia Sabol is an ordained non-denominational, interfaith minister who is part of the Light and Energy Workers Association. She has years of officiating experience and serves Raleigh and Cary, NC. She specializes in personal, spiritual wedding ceremonies, but also performs traditional, non-traditional, non-denominational, and civil wedding ceremonies. In addition to being a wedding officiant, Sabol is a Second Degree Reiki practitioner, and a licensed Holistic Massage practitioner.

Raleigh, NC 27604


Ring in Love – Wedding Officiant

Ring in Love provides couples in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and additional North Carolina locations with the wedding officiant services of Reverend Bonnie Berger. She is an ordained interfaith minister who has officiated at over 700 weddings. She strives to get to know each bride and groom in order to truly understand their individual love story before the big day. Ring in Love was included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Tiny Weddings by Tina

Active for over 25 years, Tiny Weddings by Tina is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based wedding officiant assisting clients within the metro area by providing a range of services including elopements, legal signings, commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals for clients desiring smaller, more intimate weddings. Customized ceremonies are also available and the business's namesake founder also hosts ceremonies at her private residence. A licensed minister and professional officiant, Ms. Tina conducts religions, spiritual, civil, and LGBT wedding ceremonies.

Private Residence
Raleigh, NC 27612


Weddings by Heidi

Heidi Gressner is an ordained Church of Christ minister based in the Raleigh-Durham area. She officiates weddings and commitment ceremonies of all types, accommodating all faith traditions. She specializes in custom ceremonies that identify each couples’ vision. When not officiating weddings, she serves as a hospital chaplain at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She is a certified wedding professional and was included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

Durham, NC 27713


Weddings by Windsong

Reverend Su Windsong provides wedding officiant services in the greater Raleigh area. She is an ordained New Age Wiccan minister who offers both wedding ceremony officiating and readings. New Age weddings are her specialty, but the reverend can perform her services for those of different faith traditions as well. She has participated in 125 wedding ceremonies and counting.

Raleigh, NC 27604


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