Celestial Ceremonies

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About Celestial Ceremonies

Based in Durham, Celestial Ceremonies serves the central North Carolina Triangle and environs. Father Christopher Ross specializes in Catholic and interfaith wedding ceremonies and welcomes couples of all backgrounds and traditions, including same-sex couples and interracial couples. Father Christopher will begin by getting to know you and your unique story, which will help him to create with you a ceremony that is unique to the two of you and only you. Fr. Christopher also works with couples in premarital counseling.

Experience
Father Christopher has been part of the wedding industry since 2008. He was ordained a priest in 2003.

Services Offered
Father Christopher will create a ceremony that blends celebration, solemnity, dignity and humor. His wedding-related services include:

  • Pre-ceremony meetings
  • Premarital counseling
  • Unlimited emails and telephone calls
  • Rehearsal
  • Customized vows
  • Civil union
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Non-religious
  • Single religion


Areas Covered
Celestial Ceremonies serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area.

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51 Reviews for Celestial Ceremonies

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

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    Mike Laws · Married on 06/05/2020

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    Excellent experience—more than we ever would've hoped for

    Okay, so first things first: I'm not Catholic. (My bride-to-be and now wife is, although she's a bit... lapsed, you might say.) Naturally this filled me with angst, given less than positive experiences at Catholic friends' weddings (a particularly irascible priest yelling at me for using a cellphone in the church vestibule, among other not-great memories).

    Luckily, Father Christopher was... wait for it... a godsend. He's pretty much singlehandedly changed my view of priests (for the better, I mean). Helps that he's fluent in multiple disciplines and thus good company at dinner and such—which he made himself available for in our city even though he lives nowhere near it. That, to us, went far beyond the call, to say nothing of his being someone we actually wanted to see and talk to and break bread with. But now I'm repeating myself.

    Anyway, long story short, go with the Padre here. Your wedding will be the better for it, on so many levels.

    Sent on 05/22/2019

    Celestial Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you both for coming into my life; I am so much richer for it. Thank you also for making me laugh out loud and for our wonderful conversations about, well, everything, in general, and about books and about writing in particular. Hope to see you in New York in September. Love and blessings always.
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    Madeline · Married on 11/09/2019

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    Beautiful ceremony!

    Father Christopher was our officiant for our November 2019 wedding in Cary, NC. He was instrumental in preparing and delivered a beautiful ceremony. We had multiple guests compliment the thoughtful ceremony. He knows how to add a balance of religion for those who practice and still make sure those who don’t are included and have a meaningful experience.
    We especially enjoyed the premarital counseling times that we had with Father Christopher before the wedding as well. We felt comfortable speaking with him and are grateful to have gotten the chance to speak on important issues with another person.
    I would recommend Father Christopher for wedding ceremonies!

    Sent on 11/27/2019

    Celestial Ceremonies's reply:

    Dear Madeline and David, it was my privilege to officiate for you. I am so pleased to know that your ceremony was everything you had hoped it would be. We did it together, over many months, and I thank you for the hard work you both did individually and together to prepare for your big day. I look forward to hearing of the many personal and professional milestones that await! Blessings for a joyous holiday season.
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    Allen Gent · Married on 10/12/2019

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    Father Christopher is outstanding!

    Father Christopher is outstanding to work with! He took time to get to know us personally and gained a thorough understanding of what style of ceremony we were looking for. His communication and guidance throughout the entire process was second to none and he continued to tweak the ceremony drafts until we were satisfied. We truly enjoyed working with Father Christopher and he was a big part in helping the day come together for us in the special way we imagined it.

    Sent on 10/21/2019

    Celestial Ceremonies's reply:

    Dear Allen and Judy, your kind words mean so much to me. Thank you for the opportunity to officiate for you and to help to make your day special and memorable. Love and blessings always.

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Celestial Ceremonies FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 650.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Premarital Counseling
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 650.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    Yes
  • 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
    Premarital Counseling
    Bilingual
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Anglican
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    No Denomination
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    30-60 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    NC
    VA
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

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