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The Officiants at Church of Ancient Ways

Woodbury, NY View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$500 Typical Price

Church of Ancient Ways is a fully accredited Interfaith Church, specializing in seriously joyful ceremonies of both the secular and religious varieties, with multiple locations on Long Island and Nationally. With over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, founded by Pastor Marie April Gismondi, and managed by Pastor April and Rev. Joe Iadanza, we have a team of seasoned officiants performing 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. Our website has sample civil, religious, and fusion wedding ceremonies, marriage license information, a video section, 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, The Officiants at 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. Our 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:

  • Virtual and in Person Elopements and Signature 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
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$500

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$100

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$100

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed
Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

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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    Eric Getting married on 07/10/2022
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    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.
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    Melissa A. Getting married on 06/09/2022
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    100% Happy

    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!!
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    Wedding planning made easier with April on your side

    Well yes, "wedding planning" and "easy" can be used in the same sentence and not, they do not have to be separated by "is not".... My wife and I reached out to April and instantly knew she will be the one officiating our wedding. She made the entire process around our ceremony so effortlessly easy to plan with easy to follow templates, encouraging words and just so much love for what she does.

    Not a single soul at our wedding forgot to mention how much they loved April. She is a FABULOUS public speaker and makes your ceremony nothing less than magical.

    If you are getting married and are looking for an officiant - please do yourself a favor and get in touch with April. This is one decision you will thank yourself for making every step of the way. She is amazing and so are the beautiful people that work with her. I'd marry (my wife) again just to have April conduct our ceremony again.. Need I say more? : )

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Danielle & Angelo
    42 photos · 01/11/2020
  • Antoine & Martine
    27 photos · 09/16/2017

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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

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
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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