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Best Wedding Officiants in Seattle
2021

Why These Wedding Officiants?

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

Rev. Eric Warn

Rev. Eric Warn offers officiating services in the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area and 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 98498

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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 98037

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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 98122

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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 98115

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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 98011

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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 98133

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