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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Philip · Married on 04/26/2015
If you are looking for an officiant for that special occasion, Rick Kaplowitz of Bay Area Ceremonies certainly went above and beyond both our expectations!!! Our guests too commented on his We confirmed our date to be married (very short notice for Rick) and he was quickly in touch with us to review the steps in the process. Rick requested a summary of our lives together which he integrated seamlessly with our vows which was that personal touch we were hoping for. He was helpful with suggestions to our questions and made sure we were comfortable with his role in the ceremony. He was punctual and professional throughout the process. Most importantly, he shared and understood the importance of our perfect ceremony.
Julie · Married on 03/09/2019
Rick created a wonderful ceremony for our wedding. His ceremony was kind, thoughtful and humorous. Our guests commented on the wonderful personal details Rick included. I can not imagine it being better.
Charles Briggs · Married on 02/09/2019
Rick is one in a million.
Quite honestly a couple could not ask for a better officiant for their wedding than Rick. His warmth, intelligence, kindness and thoughtfulness will make your special day incredible. Rick will surprise you with how amazing his attention to detail is. He will lower your stress level, brilliantly guide your decisions and share in your joy. We are in your debt Rick. Thank you for being who you are.