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Austin Area Weddings is a professional wedding officiant service in Round Rock, Texas. Rev. James Simmons works with couples individually to create a ceremony that meets their needs and expresses their love in a completely unique way. Whether you want something short and sweet or very traditional, Austin Area Weddings will make your day one to remember.

Services Offered
Austin Area Weddings provides officiant services for religious, non-denominational, interfaith, and secular weddings and elopements. Rev. James Simmons offers a free, no-obligation consultation to every couple to help you form ideas for your ceremony and learn about the process. He will write a custom ceremony script and give a heartfelt, unique-to-you performance on your wedding day. He also offers an optional rehearsal service to finalize your wedding details before the big day.

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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?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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77% Recommended by couples
Emily M. Sent on 08/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Fun Officiant for Small Ceremony

James Simmons was our officiant for our recent elopement and brought a lot of joy and levity to our ceremony. We hired him early and had good communication throughout our engagement. He was even kind enough to reschedule with us when COVID-19 impacted everything. We had a secular ceremony, he performed it with joy, and we were happy to have him be part of our day.
Jennifer Sent on 07/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, went above and beyond!!!

I cannot recommend Rev. Simmons enough. He brought humor and personality, coordinated the rehearsal, the day of, and customized everything for us. Hands down the best in town! Every raved about how great he was and thought we had known him for years.
Meghan Sent on 11/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Would Highly recommend James

James was an absolutely great choice for our wedding. He's knowledgeable, personable, patient, and makes you feel at ease in front of everyone during the ceremony. James has lots of examples of prayers, vows, and readings on his website so it makes everything very easy to plan the ceremony. I knew that I would have trouble reading my vows in front of everyone so James was more than happy to read them for us. When going through multiple websites, I noticed that the officiants are always standing next to the couple for their first kiss. James let us know ahead of time that halfway through the ceremony he moves to the side so that it will only be the couple in the first kiss pictures. I would never have thought about this and was so happy when he mentioned it. I'm definitely glad we chose James as the officiant of our wedding, and we would highly recommend.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Georgetown Gardens Georgetown Gardens Park & Outdoor Weddings

I loved meeting James. He is very personable , kind and respectable. I look forward to him being a proffered vendor for Georgetown Gardens Weddings and Events.

Complete Weddings + Events Austin Complete Weddings + Events Austin Wedding DJs

Austin Area Weddings is a trusted and long time partner of ours. They are COMPLETE weddings + events - GO TO team of officiants in the Central Texas Region! James and his team are serious about customer service and creating Raving Fans. We highly recommend Austin Area Weddings for your wedding officiant needs. We guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Loa Photography Loa Photography Wedding Photographers

James will make your wedding day unforgettable! He is always happy and the feeling is infectious when you are around him. He truly loves marrying people and will make you laugh at some point during the ceremony, which I find is SO necessary after all the stress!

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