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.
220 Reviews for Bay Area Ceremonies
Recommended by 99% of couples
17 User photos
Jamie Taalaibekova · 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
Syril Benitez · Married on 02/02/2020
Everything was perfect!
We got engaged on Dec. 29, 2019 and we wanted to do an elopement/civil wedding on 02-02-2020 (we wanted to secure this date). We found Rick at the very last minute for a simple elopement. He is very professional and kept communication with us throughout and explained the process in detail. He asked for "our story" and he delivered every special moment of our story in the ceremony beautifully. We couldn't have asked anyone to marry us. This was a very specially day and everything was perfect thanks to Rick!Sent on 02/07/2020
Emily Parker · Married on 12/21/2019
Rick is the best!
I just got married on December 21.Sent on 12/27/2019
Rick created a wonderful ceremony for our wedding, it was very thoughtful and kind.
Rick was very flexible and accommodating to us in location.
He is truly a kind and caring person.
Thank you Rick for making my wedding memorable.