A Perfect Ceremony

18 SE 162nd Ave Apt 18, Portland, OR 97233 Map · Phone number
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About A Perfect Ceremony

As a personalized wedding officiant in Portland, Oregon, A Perfect Ceremony’s Reverend Griffen accommodates a broad range of ceremonies and traditions. Licensed in Oregon and Washington state, Rev. Griffen is available throughout the entire year and has participated in over 1,500 ceremonies.

Experience
Rev. Griffen has been in the wedding industry for over 35 years. He worked as a formal wear specialist while in seminary, spent 25 years as a wedding photographer, and worked as a Presbyterian minister for 41 years.

Services Offered
A Perfect Ceremony aims to provide romantic, custom ceremonies that are designed to fit the needs of the couple, including those who come from non-traditional lifestyles. With three traditionally-based sample ceremonies available as starting points, the couple is encouraged to create a ceremony that fits their lifestyle. However, A Perfect Ceremony doesn’t limit couples to those three formats, and works to help you create a day that fits your unique backgrounds and customs.

In addition to ceremonies for couples with no denomination, Rev. Griffen is happy to provide options for couples belonging to 24 different religions:

  • Agnostic
  • Anglican
  • Baha’i Faith
  • Baptist
  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Earth-based
  • Episcopalian
  • Evangelical
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Jewish
  • Lutheran
  • Methodist
  • Mormon
  • Orthodox Christian
  • Pagan
  • Presbyterian
  • Quaker
  • Shinto
  • Sikhism
  • Taoist
  • Unitarian
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62 Reviews for A Perfect Ceremony

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Jennifer Wessling · Married on 12/07/2019

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    A perfect Ceremony

    We want to thank Robert Griffen for the superior job he did officiating our wedding in July at East Fork Country Estate. At our initial meeting, he put us at ease providing a variety of suggestions for our non-denominational service. Having formerly been a wedding photographer he even provided some professional tips that we were able to apply when choosing ours. His wit and humor helped put all of us at ease during the actual ceremony and made it a memorable experience.

    Sent on 10/27/2019

    A Perfect Ceremony's reply:

    Thankyou, Jennifer, for your kind words! It was a pleasure and an honor to work with you and to be a part of your wedding day.
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    Robyn · Married on 11/11/2018

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    Grif was awesome!!

    We live outside the Portland area and Robert was available via phone for a "phone introduction." We were able to tell him when and were to be for our wedding and he was there. It was wonderful to be able to rely on him so easily. I also forgot to bring our wedding license to the wedding venue and he was kind enough to meet up with us the day after our wedding to finish signing our marriage certificate. Hands down, Griff was awesome and very helpful.

    Sent on 12/20/2018

    A Perfect Ceremony's reply:

    Thank you Robyn, for your kind words. You were a pleasure to work with! It is easy to go an extra mile for clients like you.
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    Brian · Married on 07/28/2018

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    Robert 'Griff' Griffen was an amazing officiant. He was very professional and understanding. He also has vast knowledge about the history of wedding ceremonies, which made conversation very interesting. The prices are very reasonable, and his communication skills are excellent. He was very quick to respond to any messages and arrived at the venue on time. I would recommend him for any ceremony as he does both religious and agnostic ceremonies. Griff was a amazing and thank you!

    Sent on 08/02/2018

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A Perfect Ceremony FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 445.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 395.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    Yes
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 50.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
    Licensed
    Premarital Counseling
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Hindu
    Islam
    Jainism
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    Mormon
    No Denomination
    Orthodox Christian
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    OR
    WA
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    Eloping?

    $195: For the two of you, your two witnesses, and up to a dozen guests. At the Portland Area Location of your choice. Choose from a menu of pre-written ceremonies. We will customize/personalize. Includeds a phone or video consultation, and we take care of filing your license with the county. Travel outside the immediate Portland area is additional.

  • A Perfect Ceremony 2
    Military Couple?

    In honor of your courage and sacrifice we will take $100.00 off the top.

Professional Network & Endorsements

20 Endorsements

  • Busy Bee Catering Wedding Caterers

    Always a pleasure to work with Griff is a warm and kind man and a seasoned "wedding professional". Friendly, humorous and a great choice for a meaningful ceremony.

  • Diva Matters Ministry Wedding Officiants

    Rev. Griffen, or Grif, as his friends call him, is a great guy and is an Officiant with a sense of humor, and yet reverent as well. He will customize the ceremony for you and I highly recommend him for your wedding.

  • Event Team Entertainment Wedding DJs

    A true pro. Easy to work with and friendly. Robert gets the job done and never disappoints. He has a fantastic presence and great voice. A veteran officiate who will deliver a wonderful experience for your guests.

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  • 18 SE 162nd Ave Apt 18, Apt 18 Portland, OR, 97233 See on map
    5034213213 (Phone number)
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