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Formal or casual. Sacred or civil. Traditional or original. Religious or spiritual. Or, your own special blend. We have very competitive prices; however, what really sets us apart is that we get to know you before the wedding.

Jonathan is an ordained minister with rich experience working with couples from every walk of life (religious, spiritual, or secular). Kathy is a professional wedding officiant who brings an artist's creativity to your ceremony.

We respect, honor, and celebrate your culture, traditions, and beliefs. We are a happily married couple who have a blast working with other couples. What we hear most often is that we have just the right blend of humor and reverence and we make the whole process relaxed and fun for our couples. Whether you love church, hate church, or are indifferent, we work with you to create a ceremony that reflects who you are.

One fee. No surprises. Services include: personalized wedding ceremony and rehearsal, Prepare/Enrich Relationship Inventory and Couple's Workbook, face-to-face and/or virtual marriage consultation, local travel, and professional referrals. As Preferred Clergy/Officiants for Castle Farms, we officiate weddings at Castle Farms and other Charlevoix, Boyne City, and Petoskey area locations.

For a wedding or vow renewal ceremony as beautiful, unique, and sacred as your relationship, call Rev. Jonathan David Mays or Kathy Mays at (231) 459-8067, use the Message Vendor button above, or complete the Contact this Vendor form.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?


Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?


What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?


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Amy M. Sent on 07/23/2021
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Best officiant!

From the beginning, Jonathan was so helpful! He helped us craft a beautiful ceremony that was very special and unique to us. He was very professional but was also very light hearted about the whole situation at hand when we would get nervous. He was always available to answer any questions. I couldn’t imagine a better person to be our officiant!
Haley S. Sent on 11/20/2019
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Best pastor around!!

I cannot thank Jonathan enough for being a part of our wedding!! He handles everything and anything that is thrown at him and he manages to do it with a smile on his face. He makes everyone feel at ease and is so easy to relate to! He made sure that our wedding day ran smoothly and rolled with all of the little issues that seem to pop up on your wedding day. I was able to plan the entire ceremony with his help so that it would be exactly what we wanted. The premarriage meeting he does with you and is totally worth it and is so beneficial. I highly recommend it! I couldn't be happier to have had Jonathan as our officiant!
Kate Sent on 10/08/2018
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If I could give our officiant Rev. Mays more stars I would! He was very easy to talk to beforehand and offered us great tips for a lasting marriage. The flexibility of ceremony options ensured we got exactly what we wanted and nothing that we didn’t! He also was wonderful at taming my wild groomsmen and making sure the whole process wasn’t too stressful.
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Paul Retherford Photography Paul Retherford Photography Wedding Photographers

Jonathan is a super nice guy and does a stand up job on officiating Weddings in Northern Michigan. He is always on time and always in a great mood. We have worked together on multiple occasions and the Bride and Grooms are always happy with his ceremony and attitude. I would recommend him to anyone.

Castle Farms Castle Farms Barn & Farm Weddings

Charlevoix Wedding Pastor is a wonderful addition to your ceremony. As a Preferred Service Provider for Castle Farms, we are always pleased to see Jonathan as part of a Castle Wedding.


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