Bay Area Ceremonies provides officiant services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rick works with couples to design personalized ceremonies tailored to their desires and interests, imbued with creativity, warmth, and gentle humor.
Bay Area Ceremonies officiates for couples seeking civil, LGBTQ, non-religious, multi-cultural and interfaith weddings. Elopements, baby-welcoming, vow renewal, and memorial ceremonies are also celebrated. Local couples are of course well-served, and Rick has married couples who select the San Francisco Bay Area as a destination setting from across North America, as well as from as far away as Germany, Japan, and Tasmania. Rick is dedicated to customizing an experience that incorporates and reflects the couples’ individual personalities. He offers customized vows, and will meet with you to create a connected and friendly atmosphere where all of your guests feel welcomed and honored. The average length of his ceremonies is 20-25 minutes.
228 Reviews for Bay Area Ceremonies
Recommended by 99% of couples
18 User photos
Alona · Getting married on 01/11/2022
Great Experience! Accommodating and Genuine.
Me and my husband were looking to have an elopement ceremony. I found Rick via Wedding Wire and sent him a request. He called me within 30 minutes and confirmed our date. Rick was so accommodating considering our date was the day before Thanksgiving and with less than a 30 day notice. He sent us an email asking to about how we met, shared experiences, etc. He incorporated that into our wedding vows in a way that felt like a recap of mine and my husbands relationship. He married us under a Pear tree where he married his wife over 25 years ago. It was very sweet. Overall, it was very a great experience and I am very happy we had Rick to ordain our wedding.Sent on 12/15/2020
Jamie T. · Getting married on 12/03/2021
It by far exceeded my expectation!
Rick made this ceremony - the beginning of our life together - feel like it is the most wonderful, easiest, and best decision we have ever made. He agreed to help us within few hours of the same day we called him. He exudes harmony, warmth, care, and so much empathy. He even commemorated our day in a video, free of charge. We were fortunate to get our marriage officiated by such a wonderful person, thank you, Rick for sharing this special day with us.Sent on 04/02/2020
Sarnjit S. · Getting married on 08/05/2021
I highly recommend this wedding vendor. Our officiant Rick was very professional and made the wedding as best possible during this time of the year. Rick not only married us but also helped with the application process and was available when called!Sent on 05/20/2020