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As a personalized wedding officiant in Portland, Oregon, A Perfect Ceremony鈥檚 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.

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鈥檛 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鈥檌 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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What is the typical price for your wedding services?


Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

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Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Jennifer W. Married on 12/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Robyn Married on 11/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Brian Married on 07/28/2018
5 out of 5 rating
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!
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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.

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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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