Laurels
Best Wedding
Officiants in
Seattle
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 Seattle, WA.

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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.

A Heavenly Ceremony

A Heavenly Ceremony has been officiating weddings in Seattle for over 15 years. The husband-wife team has presided over 2,000 weddings and is known for personalized wedding vows, which form the focus of a couple's wedding ceremony. The non-denominational ministers and wedding ceremony celebrants can perform civil, spiritual, religious, traditional, contemporary, interfaith, and intercultural ceremonies, and the service is a recommended officiant for numerous venues listed online. Premarital preparation is also available. A Heavenly Ceremony has won The Knot Best of Weddings three times, a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award, Best Seattle Officiant/Celebrant from Seattle Bride twice, and Best Officiant from MyWedding.com.

Seattle, WA(206) 789-9788

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A Seattle Wedding

A Seattle Wedding brings almost 60 years of officiating experience to brides and grooms in the Kent area. The group of ordained ministers caters to same-sex couples, unique rituals, couples with children, and wedding services that are Unitarian, secular, interfaith, Christian, pagan, and spiritual. A Seattle Wedding was a 2015 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings and was a Nominee in 2014 and 2015 for Best Officiant from The Best of Western Washington. Clients also receive the book, Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ceremony: Choosing the Perfect Words and Officiating Your Unforgettable Day, written by the company's own officiant and bestselling author, Reverend Dayna Reid. An initial consultation and customized ceremony are included in the fee, and premarital counseling is also available.

Kent, WA(206) 510-1940

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Forever, Together

Forever, Together officiates weddings all over Western Washington, from the Canadian border to Tacoma and as far east as North Bend. The group specializes in Spanish and bilingual ceremonies and also caters to mini-weddings for those on a budget, same-sex weddings, and last-minute nuptials. Couples receive a ceremony design packet to easily create their perfect wedding, and the officiants take into consideration, as well as respect, all beliefs, traditions, family members, and other specific needs. Services for those who only need papers signed are also available. The two officiants were ordained by the non-denominational Rose Ministries, and Forever, Together won Best of Thumbtack 2015, the 2016 Seattle A-List for Best Officiant, and a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2014. First responders and military personnel receive discounts.

Shoreline, WA(206) 920-3115

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Rev. Eric Warn

Rev. Eric Warn offers officiating services in Lakewood and is backed by 30 years of experience. The non-denominational ordained wedding minister has been a wedding officiant, public speaker, event planner, and master-of-ceremonies, and couples from all faiths and backgrounds are welcome. Brides and grooms always appreciate the officiant's sense of humor and dedication to making each ceremony special, and Rev. Warn handles everything from same-sex unions to traditional ceremonies. Each ceremony is uniquely crafted to be meaningful, yet brief and worry-free, and Rev. Warn was voted one of the top two wedding officiants in Western Washington in the 2010 King 5/Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest.

Lakewood, WA(253) 222-3742

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Rev. Ray Van Winkle & Associates

Rev. Ray Van Winkle & Associates has been officiating weddings in Lynnwood for years. The primary officiant has performed over 1,200 weddings, and the team is known for being personable, professional, and reasonably priced with light-hearted ceremonies, including elopements, which can be religious or secular. The ministers were all ordained by the Universal Life Church, and many specialty services such as Unity Candles, Sand Ceremonies, and Filipino traditions are available. Couples can also request premarital counseling via the Prepare-Enrich relationship inventory system. The team won First Place four times for Best Officiants in Western Washington from King 5/Evening Magazine, was a 2013 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings, and has won a Wedding Wire Bride's/Couple's Choice Award six times.

Lynnwood, WA(425) 248-7270

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Reverend Patrick Callahan

Reverend Patrick Callahan has been officiating Seattle weddings for 25 years. The officiant has overseen hundreds of wedding ceremonies for couples from numerous backgrounds, and couples receive two planning sessions for a service that properly reflects their story and beliefs. Rev. Callahan is a former Catholic priest of 15 years who left to marry and today handles weddings under the auspices of the Federation of Christian Ministries. Potential clients can look through the many testimonials from past brides and grooms on the group's website, and the ministry is certified by the Federation of Christian Ministries and meets all state requirements for officiating. A number of venues such as the Woodmark Hotel, Edgewater Hotel, and Stimson-Green Mansion recommend Rev. Callahan as well.

Seattle, WA(206) 329-1234

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Seattle Wedding Officiants

Seattle Wedding Officiants has been officiating weddings in Seattle since 2009. Elaine Way is a licensed and ordained non-denominational wedding officiant who performs ceremonies for all faiths, same-sex couples, civil unions, and other backgrounds and traditions. Couples receive a free one-hour consultation and can opt for a larger wedding service or a small ceremony, elopement, or last-minute service. The group is known for its customer care, passion, and top-notch communication as well as attention to every detail. Couples can also request free Skype consultations and check out various styles, trends, and stories on Elaine Way's blog, and information on the required wedding license is also available online.

Seattle, WA(206) 406-7919

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Seattle Wedding Pastor

Seattle Wedding Pastor handles wedding officiant services in Seattle and is backed by over 12 years of practice. Rich Sclafani is a non-denominational wedding officiant, licensed pastor, and a member of Wedding Pastor USA who has a reputation for being respectful, fun, and flexible. Mr. Sclafani offers premarital counseling as well and holds a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Washington as well as an MA in Counseling from The Seattle School Of Theology & Psychology. Seattle Wedding Pastor won a WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award from 2009 through 2012 and has been featured in Style Me Pretty, Seattle Bride Magazine, and Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom. Initial meetings are free of charge.

Seattle, WA(206) 240-2512

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The Wedding Gentleman

The Wedding Gentleman is a Seattle wedding officiant service. The non-denominational wedding officiant, minister, and Life-Cycle Celebrant deals with couples from every background including secular, agnostic, Buddhist, atheist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Wiccan and collaborates with clients until the wedding perfectly reflects their personal story and beliefs. Ceremonies are fully customizable, and The Wedding Gentleman performs services for same-sex couples, vow renewals, elopements, and bonding ceremonies for seniors as well. Rehearsals at the venue are available, and clients can first request a no-obligation interview to discuss their needs. The officiant is Certified with the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, and the group has won a WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award.

Seattle, WA(425) 770-9243

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Tie the Knot with Pastor Dave

Tie the Knot with Pastor Dave brings over a decade of officiating experience to Seattle couples. The officiant is an ordained minister in the Church of Spiritual Humanism and offers secular ceremonies for large weddings, Seattle destination weddings, and elopements. Couples receive a free in-person or Skype meeting, pre-written ceremony or custom-written service, venue suggestion, help with other wedding planning details, internet streaming, and photography service as well if required. Pastor Dave was ordained into the Church of Spiritual Humanism, previously worked helping orphans find homes, and founded The Humanist Assembly of Washington State. The group won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2015 and 2016 and was named Thumbtack's #1 Wedding Service Provider for Seattle in 2015.

Seattle, WA(425) 954-5668

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Window to the Soul Ministry

Window to the Soul Ministry offers wedding officiant services to Seattle brides and grooms and has over 20 years of experience. The group aims to create an enriching and unique ceremony for all couples, including same-sex and multi-cultural, that will set the tone for the many years a couple will be together as well as leave a lasting impression on guests. Rev. Mary Calhoun is known for her fun, witty, and warm approach, has also worked for 10 years in event planning, and has written The Distinctive Wedding Ceremony. Brides can peruse a list of preferred vendors on the company's site as well. Window to the Soul Ministry has been voted Best Seattle Wedding Officiant by Seattle Bride Magazine from 2010 through 2015 and has been seen in Seattle Met Bride and Groom.

Seattle, WA(206) 420-4056

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