The staggering number of weddings that have been rescheduled due to Covid-19 has been heartbreaking.
As of 4/24/20 CoAW is offering Legally binding, Virtual Weddings, via FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or any of the new streaming services, to all couples in possession of a valid NYS Marriage License. Intimate ceremonies in person that conform to current social distancing guidelines are also available.
Is your love unstoppable? Call us and we'll keep you moving forward!
Church of Ancient Ways is a fully accredited Interfaith Church, specializing in both secular and religious services, with multiple locations on Long Island and nationally. With over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, founder Marie April Gismondi and her team of seasoned officiants perform weddings all over Long Island, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Known for their fresh approach, creative writing skills and original content, they provide all couples with meaningful, enjoyable, ceremonies that fit equally well as the dress will. Their website has civil, religious, and fusion sample wedding ceremonies, marriage license information, a video section with 30 video samples, and much more. Whether you are a couple that’s planning a simple non-religious civil union, or want a traditional celebration with special rituals, Church of Ancient Ways offers couples a truly joyful ceremony, with the right balance of laughter and tears, to ensure that everyone is emotionally participating and enjoying this special moment in your lives. Their goal is always to together create and deliver a ceremony you will absolutely love, and remember as being the best part, of the most amazing day of your lives.
Church of Ancient Ways provides wedding ceremonies that meet your needs. From minimalist to more elaborate, Church of Ancient Ways offers the following services:
414 Reviews for Church of Ancient Ways
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Eric · Getting married on 07/10/2022
Professional and Easy
We hired April for a small ceremony that was going to be done within a month's time. She was able to walk us through everything we need to get married, and also write a beautiful ceremony. Not only was this an easy, painless process, but the delivery was amazing! Very knowledgeable of all the great areas to have a ceremony across Long Island. I would easily recommend her services to anyone.Sent on 11/04/2020
Melissa and Patrick · Getting married on 06/09/2022
We are completely happy with this process from reaching out and to having our ceremony. We wanted to have a small private ceremony on the same date that we will have our big reception and party on next year. Within the same day and same week I e-mailed, we were able to make it happen. April was so flexible and made scheduling stress free! The location was perfect, especially given this crazy time with COVID. She took beautiful photos of us before and after! We are beyond happy and grateful to have had April marry us. I would recommend April to anyone!!Sent on 09/22/2020
Amanda Elliot · Getting married on 05/08/2022
April was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had a zoom call to stay safe prior and she still was able to capture our story and put it into a perfect mini ceremony at the Vanderbilt Museum. Everything was seamless and she was very clear with instructions on what to do, which was so helpful. I can't recommend her enough and am so thankful to have had her be a part of our magical day.Sent on 09/03/2020
Free Witness for your Virtual Signature Service
New York State currently allows couples with a valid NYS Marriage license to get legally married with FaceTime, Zoom, Skype and any other virtual meeting room. Simple Signature Services are $100.00 and come with a Free Witness.
We are also offering intimate ceremonies with an officiant physically present, that conform to current social distancing guide lines.
Fees vary by location.
So you just want your license signed? I offer quick but beautiful ceremonies or a simple signature service at my home in Kings Park as well as our offices in Plainview and Bellmore. Weekday and evening availability, with a limit of 2 guests to witness or we can provide a witness if it's a secret. The weekends aren't impossable for this service, but may require flexible and creative scheduling.
Part of what makes for a good ceremony is your guests being able to hear you. My system is all wireless and the mic is smaller than my pinky nail. No big turkey leg of a microphone in my couple's pictures! If the venue does not include a microphone, this can save you $250 - $300
I LOVE working with Pastor April. She's amazing, kind, funny. Truly gets to know her couples and makes each and every ceremony unique and special.
Absolute pleasure to work with!
April is amazing, every time I see her officiate a service I get excited. She talks about each couple as if she has known them their whole lives and keeps the congregation engaged throughout the entire service.