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Anchors Away Officiants is a wedding officiant service located in Morro Bay, California. Retired rear admiral John Weigold has a leadership background, making him a skilled and confident public speaker. He has officiated many military and civilian weddings, and would be honored to be a part of your special day.

Services Offered

Licensed in the states of Connecticut, California, and New York, Anchors Away Officiants will officiate weddings of all kinds. This includes religious, interfaith, agnostic, and non-religious ceremonies as well as civil unions. Religious ceremonies they can perform include Catholic, Jewish, Earth-based, and Unitarian ceremonies. They also offer ceremony rehearsals. Anchors Away Officiants want to help you get married your way, so you may customize the proceedings to your liking by writing your own vows. A military discount is available for clients who are active duty.

  • Veteran-owned

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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 religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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Shannon S. Sent on 12/08/2022
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John is the best!

John was such an amazing officiant- he was very responsive when we first reached out, and when we met with him he just wanted to get to know us so he could build a ceremony that was written just for us. He was amazing for the rehearsal working with us to get everything just right. Everything was just perfect for the ceremony. He was funny, witty, and he made it just as we had imagined it. I would recommend John to absolutely anyone.
Christina D. Sent on 03/20/2022
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The best guy for the job!

John gave us support and guidance to help us create the experience we wanted. Lots of attention to detail. Spoke to us as a pair, and individually to ensure each of our needs were met. He took his time to make sure we got the experience we wanted and we did.

Also, side note.... he really has a great speaking voice that attracts the attention of the room, without a microphone.
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