Father Jerry Bellamy is a retired Catholic priest who has been officiating wedding ceremonies in and around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco California since 1971. He is now married with a wonderful wife and two children. He respects each couple’s relationship by creating a wedding ceremony that allows you to celebrate the unique love between you and your soon-to-be spouse with your friends and family. As a non-denominational wedding officiant, he specializes in religious and non-religious wedding ceremonies throughout San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterrey, and San Francisco.
Father Jerry Bellamy enjoys creating customized civil or religious wedding ceremonies, elopements, and vow renewals for same-sex, religious, and non-religious couples, with rehearsals. He is bilingual, and willing to officiate in English or Spanish. His philosophy is that every couple’s traditions and beliefs should be honored, which means he takes the time to get to know you as a couple, offering counseling and helping to develop the ceremony of your dreams. Father Jerry Bellamy will officiate wedding ceremonies for the following religions and belief systems:
Father Jerry Bellamy will happily preside over your wedding anniversaries and Quinceañeras.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ashley Loera · Married on 10/20/2018
Father Jerry is a breath of fresh air. I’ll be honest - I was nervous about having a priest because my husband and his family are religious but I am not. We spoke with him on the phone and I was so relieved by his accommodations. He was so readily willing and able to tailor the ceremony to incorporate both of our wishes, and even say the prayers in Spanish! I felt we came to a really awesome compromise.Sent on 03/31/2019
The day of the wedding is, obviously, where he really shined and actually is the hero of this story, not my husband and I. As soon as the guests arrived, we were evicted from the house we rented. I needed a place to hold the ceremony and was not even able to think straight. Father Jerry suggested a nearby park he knew so we headed there and it was actually a nice place. I was surprised and how quickly I got a lump in my throat during the ceremony and refused to cry so I focused on Father Jerry. I loved how lighthearted he kept it. He was warm, witty and included sweet sentiments into the vows that included everyone.
Father Jerry Bellamy's reply:Ashley and Mario, Thank you for your review. You guys were still the star of the day. I just played a small role. Yes, usually every wedding in perform in Palm Springs works out perfectly. The owner of the home was very unkind. But, God had a different, and better plan for us. Come back to Santa Barbara for a visit. Father Jerry
Amber · Married on 12/28/2018
Father Jerry performed our wedding ceremony on the beach in La Jolla. He did an amazing job and brought a bit of each of us into the ceremony in a unique way that had all of our guests laughing/crying the whole time. Father Jerry’s attention to detail during our initial meeting translated into truly representing our dynamic throughout the ceremony.Sent on 01/05/2019
Father Jerry Bellamy's reply:Amber and Will, even though the air was very cool on the beach, the sun was bright and all of the guests warmed us up. Please stay in touch in the years to come. Happy New Year. Father Jerry
Raul Oropeza · Married on 11/20/2018
Very understanding and compassion
Me and my beautiful wife found Jerry online since we wanted to have our wedding at the Santa Barbara court house. We had our wedding on November 20th around 2pm. We had already decided to have it in the garden area where you didn't need reservations. He gave us great ideas and direction with the wedding. He also did it all over the phone wich was great for us since we live in Los Angeles. We had our ceremony up on the Bell Tower. Everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend Jerry. He is accommodating and respects all views and beliefs.Sent on 11/28/2018
Father Jerry Bellamy's reply:Brenda and Raul - the clock tower at the courthouse really turned out to be a beautiful location for your ceremony. Come back and visit SB. Father Jerry
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It is very challenging for couples to not only choose the right person to marry them but also to find the right person! In this small pocket of California there are limited choices. I am so relieved when my clients mention Father Jerry because I know not only will they have a memorable and exquisitely penned ceremony but they will also go into their day organized, calm and excited. Father Jerry has many years of experience and knows how to set my clients' mind at ease. I highly recommend him for the job!
Father Jerry Bellamy will make your wedding ceremony relaxed, personal and beautiful. I love how he gets to know the couples so that the ceremony rings authentic to who the couple is. I always know my couples are in good hands when working with him.