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.
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.
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:
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Jennifer Wessling · Married on 12/07/2019
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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.
Robyn · Married on 11/11/2018
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.
Brian · Married on 07/28/2018
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
$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.
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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.
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.
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.