Gwen Downs, Celebrant

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About Gwen Downs, Celebrant

Gwen is available to officiate porch weddings, elopement ceremonies and microweddings during the global health crisis while practicing social distancing. She is able to provide witnesses if needed. Gwen serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas. Visit Gwen's website at raleighofficiant.com for more info and pricing.

Gwen is a celebrant and wedding officiant who uses her specialized skills in ceremony creation and rituals to design a unique and memorable wedding ceremony reflecting your personalities, love story, beliefs, values and cultural backgrounds. She will customize every element of your ceremony with your collaboration, assist you on the traditional elements you'd like to include, write your love story, ask members of your family and friends for their input, and tell it the way it happened to the delight of everyone in attendance. You and your guests will remember feeling riveted, engaged, and moved by your wedding ceremony for years to come.

Gwen serves many religious affiliations as well as non-religious, interfaith, and spiritual-but-not-religious couples. Her process includes a no-obligation consultation, 1-hour wedding workshop, unlimited script revisions, open editing process, continuous communication via phone/email, complete rehearsal, travel fees, legal filing of your marriage license, a back-up officiant (just in case), and a guarantee that you'll absolutely love your ceremony.

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50 Reviews for Gwen Downs, Celebrant

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Lorryn Dioguardo · Getting married on 01/07/2022

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    Stress-free ceremony!

    Gwen made our ceremony SO easy. She constantly kept in touch with us, and was very understanding to any changes or add-ins I needed. She also sent a very detailed copy of how the entire ceremony would happen and what would be said, which is extremely helpful, it especially came in handy while we were doing our rehearsal. She also allowed you to personalize it to make sure it is exactly what you want. I appreciated her services! 10/10 would recommend!

    Sent on 07/27/2020
  • Kimber

    Kimber Barnett · Married on 06/20/2020

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    Micro wedding during Covid

    Gwen did a phenomenal job as our officiant! She has a variety of ways for couples to choose how they want to exchange their vows. It was extremely personal and meaningful. There were a lot of joyous tears shed! Gwen was also flexible w/ Covid and provided a zoom meet & greet prior. Gwen wed us at our home and reasonably priced!

    Sent on 06/24/2020

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Gwen Downs, Celebrant FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 150
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 15
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
    Licensed
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Hindu
    Islam
    Jainism
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    Mormon
    No Denomination
    Orthodox Christian
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    NC
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

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  • Capital Region Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

    Gwen brings the premier experience for couples in the North Carolina area. Her higher level of education, as a Life Cycle Celebrant, has her focus on your needs and wants in the service. A wonderful and well spoken Officiant, Gwen has the experience and charm to enhance your day.

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