Church of Ancient Ways

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About Church of Ancient Ways

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 more than 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 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.

Services Offered
Church of Ancient Ways provides wedding ceremonies that meet your needs. From minimalist to more elaborate, Church of Ancient Ways offers the following services:

  • Wedding Ceremonies - Secular or Religious
  • Interfaith Ceremonies with Minister / Rabbi Team
  • Bilingual Ceremonies
  • Writing Services - Full Ceremonies or Personal Vows and Toasts
  • Signature Service - simple signing of a license
  • Elopements and Micro Weddings
  • Vow Renewals
  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Baby Blessings / Welcomings / Namings
  • Memorial Services
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  • Average response time 5.0

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    Heather Raso · Getting married on 11/04/2019

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    April is the best!

    April helped to make our wedding day so special and meaningful for us. She is so caring and intuitive and has an extraordinary way with words. My husband and I are not your traditional couple and sometimes doing things in a non-traditional way can be stressful but she made our vision come to life and alleviated any anxiety I had about our upcoming ceremony. We had a small gathering at our house with family and close friends and they were blown away by our cozy, intimate ceremony. Highly recommend for those couples that want a little personal touch included in their vows. April is so sweet and really brings out the best qualities of what a wedding should be, filled with love.

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    Kristen · Married on 10/13/2019

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    April is one of a kind.

    My wife & I were having a hard time finding an officiant that we just clicked with until someone had recommended April. We spoke with her on the phone & then met with her in her home. The moment we walked in we both felt such comfort and connection. We spent 3 hours with April and booked immediately after the meeting was finished. She took the time to get to know us, our story, and what type of ceremony we were looking to have. No more than a couple of days later we already had our whole ceremony sent to us with different options & instructions. If we had any questions April answered them within 24 hours and was always pleasant and extremely helpful! She sent me information that I didn’t even know I needed or thought of.
    Now the ceremony- I was beyond nervous before it started. After walking in April started speaking and her calming nature took over and I felt excited and relaxed all over again. She had a beautiful book she read out of that we were able to keep. After the ceremony my guests could not stop talking about her and how she captivated the crowd. All they kept saying was how they were hanging onto her every word, wanting to hear more of what she was saying and how they were engaged the entire time. April is a truly such a special person. We cannot thank her enough for making our day so amazing.

    Sent on 10/19/2019

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Church of Ancient Ways FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 100.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? Yes
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 50.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • 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? AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
  • What languages do you speak? English, Hebrew, Spanish

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  • Church of Ancient Ways 1
    $100.00 Elopement Special
    So you just want your license signed? I offer quick but beautiful ceremonies in my home for those wanting something more private. Weekday and evening availability, weekends aren't impossable for this service however time and location will vary.
  • Church of Ancient Ways 2
    Free PA system
    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! (saves you $250 - $300)

Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • Tricia LaPonte Photography
    Tricia LaPonte Photography Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Splash DJ
    Splash DJ Wedding DJs

    Absolute pleasure to work with!

  • Jeffrey Studio
    Jeffrey Studio Wedding Photographers

    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.

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  • Kings Park Woodbury, NY, 11797 See on map
    5167854191 (Phone number)

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