In business since 1999, Central Ceremonies by Austin Weddings Unlimited has officiated at weddings of every shape, size, and style. We believe each couple has a beautiful story to tell, and our goal is to customize ceremonies to reflect your unique story. Professional, exceptionally service oriented, and uniquely qualified. Rooted in Austin and DFW, we proudly cover the entire State of Texas! When can we hear your story?
What does hiring an officiant cost? And what do you get? We believe in transparent pricing, and do not take nor receive kick-backs. Our fee is $400, and our clients pay in halves. The fee includes a get-acquainted meeting, planning sessions to customize your ceremony, rehearsal, the wedding, and signing & delivering the license for you afterwards. We do travel, and travel fees are negotiated prior to a contract.
As ordained ministers, we are uniquely qualified to ritualize all of life's big moments. We provide ceremonies of all sorts, and opportunities for marriage retreats and marriage seminars, as well as wedding renewals, baby namings, memorials, funerals. Rooted in Austin and DFW, but servicing the entire great State of Texas.
46 Reviews for Central Ceremonies
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kayley Brinska · Getting married on 07/08/2021
Amazing, personal experience!!
My husband and I had the absolute pleasure to work with Sam who officiated our wedding! He was amazing to work with. When I first reached out to him, he immediately called me, and we set up a time to meet in person. We went up to Austin to meet Sam and instantly connected. He was very kind and knew exactly how the ceremony would be laid out. When planning the ceremony, Sam provided a listing of passages, readings, other ceremonies and we were able to go through and pick all our favorite items. He was also very open to anything that we wanted to include. He customized a ceremony just for us based on all the readings/passages/writings that we loved. He was very open to any edits we wanted to make, and he had the ceremony completely done a month before the wedding (which was a huge stress relief). He also made the trip from Austin to Fair Oaks on Friday just for our rehearsal and then drove back to Spring Branch on Saturday for wedding, with no complaints. My husband and I also took advantage of the 3 marriage counseling sessions that Sam offered. They were three, one-hour sessions in person with Sam where he was able to get to know us more and to provide insight into things we didn’t think about before. This was one of the best things that we did before the wedding! Sam always seemed genuinely interested in what we had to say and never, ever judged us for anything. I would absolutely recommend these sessions to anyone getting married. My husband and I were together for 5 years before we got married and there were things that I was still able to learn about him in our sessions. There are not enough good things that I could say about Sam!! He made sure our ceremony was so special and it meant everything to us!Sent on 10/14/2019
Christelle Lespinasse · Married on 12/01/2019
Fun, light, non-spiritual.. Just what we wanted! :)
Sarah was a dream to work with! My husband and I are both Catholic but didn't want anything formal. We wanted a ceremony that's representative of us: lighthearted, funny, heartwarming and super chill.. Every single interaction whether via email or on the phone was super easy with Sarah. She understood us very well and totally delivered! Sarah was awesome and I would highly recommend her for your special day! :)Sent on 12/04/2019
Central Ceremonies's reply:Awww. Thank you for this lovely review! And oh my gosh -- what a delight to share this time with y'all. It was such a joy to be with the two of you and be a part of the laughter and fun that is simply the essence of who y'all are! Lucky me! Cheers to y'all! ~Sarah
Michele Gregg · Married on 10/19/2019
Personal & Professional
Sarah officiated our wedding which was a small intimate ceremony. She was so professional, yet personable and provided a range of options based on what worked for us. She gave us a variety of ceremonies to get ideas for what we wanted then wove that along with personal pieces about us into a beautiful, perfect length ceremony that incorporated our faith, our children, and equal partnership with each other. Sarah went above and beyond in helping to pick the perfect location and worked with us to incorporate our children. She and Austin Weddings Unlimited made our ceremony even better than what we envisioned. Other than my husband, Sarah is the best decision we made!Sent on 10/24/2019
Austin Weddings Unlimited are always a joy to work with - thoughtful, unique vows and very caring professionals. Fabulous!
We've worked with both Sarah & Sam and they have always done a fantastic job officiating our clients wedding ceremonies. They are friendly, easy to work with, prompt and flexible. We highly recommend Austin Weddings Unlimited!
I have had the honor of taking a premarital counselling class with Sarah. We got to talking and have many things in common. As a fellow minister I would recommend Sarah to you if I can not meet your needs.