I am a retired University of Arkansas vice chancellor who enjoys preforming weddings.
My experience ranges from full-scale, formal weddings, to one-hour-notice informal events.
I am available to assist any couple with a valid marriage license.
LET'S VISIT. I offer a no-obligation, no-cost visit in a Fayetteville, Arkansas, coffee shop with any couple looking for an NWA wedding officiant.
Venues where I have recently officiated include:
21C Hotel, Autumn Ridge, Ballroom at I Street, Barn at the Springs, Bentonville Square, Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, Cedar Valley Event Center (Missouri), Chapel by the Creeks, Cincinnati Church, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Fayetteville Square, Fayetteville Town Center, Garden Room on Dickson Street, Hazel Valley Ranch, Kindred Barn, Lake Fayetteville, Magnolia Gardens, Mildred Cooper Memorial Chapel, Mt. Magazine State Park, Mt. Sequoyah, Nativity Pines (Kansas), Peel Mansion, private residences, Pratt Place, Fairlane Station, The Ravington, The Record, St. Anthony's on the Creek, St. Catherine's at Bell Gable, Sassafras Springs Winery, Cedar Lodge, Stone Chapel at Matt-Lane Farms, Washington County Milling Company, and Whitney Mountain Lodge.
The fee for a wedding in Washington County is $250. A day-before rehearsal is $200.
For Benton County and other counties adjacent to Washington, the wedding fee (including travel) is $325, and a day-before rehearsal is $275.
To book a wedding and reserve the date, a $100 fee is due within 7 days. While not refundable, the $100 does apply to the total. The balance can be paid anytime up to one week before the wedding date.
Payments may be made by Venmo, PayPal, check or cash.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org --the best way to contact me.
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Aryana Mitchell · Married on 12/10/2019
A very nice man!
Richard makes sure to run the script by you multiple times to make sure you are okay with everything. We had a very short and sweet ceremony which was just what we wanted. No sermon trying to preach about marriage and religious beliefs. Just a bible verse and some common knowledge about things that make a marriage last. Would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiate!Sent on 10/22/2019
Zack Taylor · Married on 10/19/2019
Had a great experience
Couldn’t ask for a better service. Richard thank you very much you made our ceremony perfect.Sent on 11/14/2019
sierra warner · Married on 10/17/2019
Simply the Best!
Richard was such a phenomenal officiant for our wedding! He made sure that our ceremony fit our personal preferences, which was wonderful. He was always very responsive any time we reached out to him to ask a question or request a change. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone needing an officiant for their wedding ❤Sent on 10/22/2019
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