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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.

Services Offered

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$435

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$120

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$300

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA

What languages do you speak?

English
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Reviews of Bay Area Ceremonies

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Rick is highly recommended as an officiant for weddings. Reviewers praise his ability to make the ceremony special and meaningful, with personalized speeches that reflect the couple's relationship. His professionalism, attention to detail, and warm personality are also mentioned as positive attributes. Some reviewers appreciate the option to have the ceremony in a beautiful outdoor setting, and many express gratitude for the lasting memories Rick helped create. Overall, Rick's services receive high praise and recommendation.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Rick is highly recommended as an officiant for weddings. Reviewers praise his ability to make the ceremony special and meaningful, with personalized speeches that reflect the couple's relationship. His professionalism, attention to detail, and warm personality are also mentioned as positive attributes. Some reviewers appreciate the option to have the ceremony in a beautiful outdoor setting, and many express gratitude for the lasting memories Rick helped create. Overall, Rick's services receive high praise and recommendation.

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Anastasia M. Sent on 04/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience!

It was our best decision to ask Rick to officiate our small ceremony. He made it feel very special! As a bonus he sent us a video of the ceremony which none of our family took 😂we highly recommend Rick!
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Alona Sent on 12/15/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Jigar B. Sent on 12/28/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Marriage Ceremony

Rick provided us an excellent experience in planning and conducting our Marriage ceremony. He kept all invitees engaged with his beautifully crafted speech and delivery. We absolutely loved the humor and emotional touch he added in his speech!
Most of our invitees were experiencing an American wedding ceremony for the first time, and all of them truly enjoyed the experience!
Rick took deep interest to know my wife and I personally so that he could craft a speech that reflects our relationship.
I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is looking to get married!
Thank you, Rick! You made our big day even more memorable!
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