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.
Church of Ancient Ways provides wedding ceremonies that meet your needs. From minimalist to more elaborate, Church of Ancient Ways offers the following services:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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christine · Married on 11/09/2017
Let me tell you about the most amazing day of my life , my wedding 11/09/2017, not only because I married the love of my life , but also because of April. She was beyond my wildest dreams. When we met with her and she talked with us to create our one of a kind ceremony she asked such insightful questions and really zeroed in on the feel we were going for. She not only touched on our hearts but she brought our very spirts and souls into the ceremony. She completely understood we were not the “usual” kind of couple and that our beliefs were not what are generally the “norm” and she made gentile and intuitive suggestions via a few drafts until we had our one of a kind ceremony. Then on the day of our awesome event she had such an air of calmness and caring about her that even though I suffer from panic attacks I did not have one issue. April makes you feel like your day is the only wedding in the universe and she makes sure nothing gets in the way of the bride and groom being totally present in their day. I felt like no matter what might have happened since April was there and she had our backs, everything would be completely fine and wonderful and it was. I cannot recommend April enough. I will be singing her praises every time I talk about our wedding. April and her staff, especially Cathy go out of their way to make the day happen as it should, with no problems and with light and love surrounding you and that no matter what family drama there maybe “waiting in the wings” you are in a safety bubble of someone who truly cares about making your day the most amazing day that it could possibly be. If you select April to do your ceremony there is no way it could be anything other than the most amazing day of your life.Sent on 01/07/2018
Heather Pirolo Gianotti · Getting married on 07/04/2020
Beyond my expectations
I can’t say enough kind words about Rev. April. I knew from the day I met her that I needed her to be the biggest part of my wedding day by marrying me and my now husband. By speaking to us for just a short period of time she was quickly able to draft up our “love story” with the most beautiful words. I cried while hearing our first draft and all throughout our ceremony as she took our 9 year relationship and spun it into the best story of who we were together as a couple and what we would now become as husband and wife. I hope to recommend Rev. April to all my friends and family who are soon to be married.Sent on 05/26/2019
Heather Raso · Getting married on 11/04/2019
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.Sent on 04/17/2019
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.