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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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
Kristen · Married on 10/13/2019
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.Sent on 10/19/2019
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.
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.