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Father Jerry Bellamy is a retired Catholic priest, in CA. He has been planning and performing weddings for over 50 years. Ordained after 12 years of seminary training, he spent 9 happy years in parishes. In 1981, he retired from full time ministry because he wanted to be married. He and his wife have two wonderful children. Both children are professionals in California. He is still a Priest but performs weddings as a non-denominational minister. Father Jerry specializes in both religious and non-religious ceremonies. He also speaks Spanish.

This is NOT his “side job”. This is what he does.

Services Offered

Father Jerry is bilingual and will work with you to plan and celebrate your wedding, in English or Spanish traditions. So many of his couples are not religious, as adults, but were as children. Many couples are agnostics, atheists or are just upset with the church of their parents. Father Jerry very often helps bridge the gap between what the couple wants and what their parents want. Father Jerry’s couples usually want to be married outside of traditional churches or temples or synagogues. He also celebrates weddings, side by side, with Rabbis, Imams, Ministers, and Elders of other religions. He will take the time to sit down with you to plan your ceremony. His approach is to help you find the ceremony that is hiding within your relationship. Your wedding could end up being rather traditional, or not very traditional at all. The average duration of a ceremony is about 28 minutes.

“What makes a person holy, is determined by how loving one is, not by how religious one might be. We celebrate how great or holy it is that you love each other. Dios es Amor.”

Frequently asked questions

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA

What languages do you speak?

English
Spanish
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Reviews of Father Jerry Bellamy

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Father Jerry is highly praised by multiple reviewers for his exceptional officiating services during weddings. He is described as professional, funny, and accommodating, making the ceremony feel personal and filled with love and joy. Reviewers appreciated his guidance in planning the ceremony and his ability to incorporate their desired elements, whether it be traditional or contemporary. The guests also loved Father Jerry, with many complimenting his humor and the memorable experience he created. Overall, customers highly recommended Father Jerry for his personalized and heartfelt officiating services.

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Father Jerry is highly praised by multiple reviewers for his exceptional officiating services during weddings. He is described as professional, funny, and accommodating, making the ceremony feel personal and filled with love and joy. Reviewers appreciated his guidance in planning the ceremony and his ability to incorporate their desired elements, whether it be traditional or contemporary. The guests also loved Father Jerry, with many complimenting his humor and the memorable experience he created. Overall, customers highly recommended Father Jerry for his personalized and heartfelt officiating services.

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Felicia O. Sent on 05/24/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Definitely hire Father Jerry for your wedding!

We are so grateful we found Father Jerry and we got so lucky we was available to officiate our wedding!

Where do we even start. From the first call we had with him, it was clear he was the right choice. He thoroughly explained his outline and approach to the ceremony and was also attentive to our needs and special requests.

He does a great job incorporating religious aspects into a civil ceremony, if that's what you are looking for. He is also great at keeping your guests engaged and makes them feel apart of the ceremony while keeping it light and fun. We got a lot of lovely feedback from our guests about Father Jerry. He was very impressive!

We couldn't be happier with choosing Father Jerry to be our officiant.
Don't hesitate with choosing him for your wedding ceremony. We highly recommend him!

Father Jerry,
Thank you so much for making our day so special! It was unforgettable.

-Gabriel and Felicia
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Christian E. Sent on 06/06/2024
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Father Jerry Bellamy: An Exceptional Wedding Officiant

Father Jerry Bellamy was a wonderful officiant who provided a truly meaningful ceremony for our wedding. Early in the planning process, he kindly met with us to guide our ceremony preparations. He offered excellent recommendations, infused the process with wit and humor, and was very accommodating in incorporating different traditions into the ceremony.

On the wedding day, he delivered a powerful experience, projecting his voice clearly to everyone in the audience. My wife and I wholeheartedly recommend him to other couples searching for an officiant. He will not disappoint!
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Alex S. Sent on 03/23/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!!

Father Jerry was amazing, my wife and I were both raised Catholic and wanted to incorporate God into the ceremony without having to get married in the Church. Father Jerry was very responsive and helped us plan the perfect ceremony, we couldn’t be happier!
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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!

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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.

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