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All Faiths Ceremonies by Dr. Sheila Gay Gross is a wedding officiant business located in Edgewater, New Jersey and Asbury Park, New Jersey. As an ordained, licensed, interfaith minister, Sheila works with couples to produce a unique, creative ceremony that reflects their relationship. This business has won WeddingWire's couple's choice awards for the past nine years running, due to Sheila’s innovative, joyous, and professional work with her clients.

Services Offered
Sheila’s policy is that she is an open book; during consultations she encourages couples to ask any questions about her as a person, her work, and any other information that helps them choose the right person to officiate their wedding. Couples can use Sheila’s assistance to write their own custom vows, as well as incorporate any aspects, spirituality, or heritage into the ceremony. She is licensed to provide services in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Delaware, California, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, and Hawaii. As its name implies, All Faiths Ceremonies has the ability to provide services for many different religions, including:

  • Agnostic
  • Baha’i faith
  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Earth-based
  • Episcopalian
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Jewish
  • Lutheran
  • Methodist
  • No denomination
  • Presbyterian
  • Quaker
  • Shinto
  • Sikhism
  • Taoist
  • Unitarian

Frequently asked questions

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Baha'i Faith
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

In which states are you licensed?

AZ
CA
CT
DE
FL
HI
MD
NJ
NY
PA
VT
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Sheila Gay Gross is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding officiant. Reviewers mention how Sheila took the time to get to know them as a couple and created a ceremony that was personalized, touching, and inclusive of different faiths and beliefs. Guests were moved by Sheila's heartfelt words and her ability to engage the crowd. Reviewers also appreciated Sheila's professionalism, attention to detail, and the special touches she added to make their ceremony unforgettable. Overall, Sheila is described as a true gem and a master of ceremonies.

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Sheila Gay Gross is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding officiant. Reviewers mention how Sheila took the time to get to know them as a couple and created a ceremony that was personalized, touching, and inclusive of different faiths and beliefs. Guests were moved by Sheila's heartfelt words and her ability to engage the crowd. Reviewers also appreciated Sheila's professionalism, attention to detail, and the special touches she added to make their ceremony unforgettable. Overall, Sheila is described as a true gem and a master of ceremonies.

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Kendall V. Sent on 02/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dr. Sheila truly knows Love.

As the bride, I was really nervous about hiring an officiant for our wedding day. I wanted someone who deeply understood the love between my spouse and I, and not try to squeeze in all of these religious traditions to appease our differing families. From the first meeting with Sheila, she understood this completely. She got to know us, without use of checklists or questionnaires, just by simply meeting with us and diving deep into conversation. Sheila was able to offer advice and expertise to create a ceremony completely unique to us; and she delivered. The entire ceremony, I felt so calm and at peace just listening to the words Sheila had written about our love story. She spoke of our love through stories and poems which allowed our guests to take it all in through whichever perspective resonated with them. She incorporated our loved ones in the ceremony and honored those who could not be with us so beautifully, which really touched our hearts. Our guests raved about how amazing our ceremony was, and this really set the tone for the rest of the night! On top of all of this, she was so professional, handled our documentation with ease, and is just a kind soul overall. Thank you, Sheila for an incredible experience. I would highly recommend her to any couple who truly cares about their love.
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Vital S. Sent on 11/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome preparation and genuine festive experience

Sheila was so considerate and involved from the start, sent questionnaire and I was truly surprised that all of those responses were used during the ceremony which made it special and meaningful. She made many calls upfront to ensure the wedding will be perfect. We led the process professionally and gave the word to the extended family on a video call who was all abroad , it was a nice touch. It felt like she was not only doing the job but going extra mile to be there with us and for us. We got our certified copies right next day meaning she did follow through and accommodated our needs. I highly recommend Sheila Gay Gross as an excellent master of the ceremonies, wedding registrar and awesome professional.
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Jeff F. Sent on 11/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Friendship and Service

A Remarkable Officiant Experience

When my fiance and I were searching for an officiant to conduct our wedding ceremony, we were fortunate enough to find a true gem in Shelia who exceeded our every expectation. From the moment we met her, we knew that she was the one who would bring our vision to life, and boy, did she deliver!

What truly set her apart was her genuine and heartfelt approach to tailoring our ceremony to encompass all faiths. It was incredibly important to us that our wedding be a celebration of love that respected and embraced the diverse beliefs of our families and friends. This remarkable officiant understood that, and she effortlessly weaved together elements that made everyone feel included and valued.

But it wasn't just her inclusivity that made her stand out. She took the time to truly get to know us as a couple, and it was evident in the way she spoke about our journey during the ceremony. Her words were carefully chosen and beautifully crafted, capturing our love story in a way that made our hearts swell with joy and gratitude. It was as if she had known us for years, and her warmth and sincerity made the entire ceremony feel incredibly personal.

One of the aspects we appreciated most about her was her unique way of conducting the ceremony. She managed to strike the perfect balance between professionalism and a personal touch, effortlessly engaging the crowd and ensuring that everyone felt connected to the moment. There was an undeniable energy in the air as she guided us through the ceremony, and her ability to create such an intimate and welcoming atmosphere was truly remarkable.

Above all, what truly touched us was how she captured our love so perfectly and thoughtfully. It was evident that she had invested her heart and soul into understanding our relationship, and her words reflected that understanding. Our guests were moved to tears as she spoke of our connection, our dreams, and the commitment we were making to each other. It was a moment we will cherish forever, thanks to her incredible talent for capturing the essence of our love.

In conclusion, we cannot recommend this officiant highly enough. Her ability to tailor a ceremony to all faiths, her genuine interest in getting to know us, her engaging presence, and her unique way of conducting the ceremony were all truly exceptional. If you are searching for an officiant who will infuse your special day with love, inclusivity, and a touch of magic, look no further. She will ensure that your ceremony is a heartfelt celebration that you and your loved ones will treasure for a lifetime.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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AJ/DJ Entertainment AJ/DJ Entertainment Wedding DJs

I've worked with Sheila on several weddings in 2011 and 2012. Her knowledge of the bride and groom makes her marriage ceremony very personal and touching. The guests may think she is a long-time friend of the couple but it's really her face to face pre-wedding consultations that make it possible.

Moon River Rituals Moon River Rituals Wedding Officiants

Dr. Sheila Gay Gross transcends the ordinary ceremony with compassion, creativity, and a delightful sense of humor. She understands the transformative power of love and weaves that magic into all her ceremonies. She also understands the energy that families bring to a ceremony and takes great care to involve them. Sheila helps couples make the memories that last a lifetime.

Flamingo Studios Flamingo Studios Wedding Photographers

Sheila is wonderful! A must for your wedding day. She will go above and beyond for your wedding day and will make you feel beyond comfortable with her warm and caring way. She is fantastic!!!

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