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A Perfect Ceremony

Portland, OR View map

About

$445 Typical Price

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 provides 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$445

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$395

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$50

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

62 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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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.

    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!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Deals

A Perfect Ceremony 1
Offer

$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
Offer

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

Professional Network & Endorsements

19 Endorsements
Busy Bee Catering 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 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 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
5034213213

By appointment - Most evenings and weekends.
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