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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?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?


What languages do you speak?

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Jane S. Married on 08/04/2023
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Fr Jeremy Bellamy is Magnificent!

Father Bellamy was amazing. I considered myself so lucky having found him.
I can’t even express how pleased I am with every aspect of Father Bellamy. He far surpassed our expectations in every way, delivering a perfectly customized ceremony and executing it flawlessly! Father Jerry Bellamy was warm, funny, professional, prompt and gave us lots of personal attention. He certainly guide us and walk us through with all the details of the ceremony…for examples, where the groom should be standing, when and where I should start walking down the aisles, when I hand my bouquet and so many things…he coordinated everything for us and talk to the violinist even. Having Fr Bellamy officiate the wedding at the beautiful SF City Hall gave me a feeling of almost having a “church like” wedding but outside the church. He is affordable and he was able to work with us to choose and personalize a ceremony that we wanted. He’s given us many choices and details from beginning to end of the ceremony.
We can’t express enough how amazing he is. We were nervous about our big day but Fr Bellamy made us feel so comfortable and made it very easy to get through. He is very professional and very kind. We have no regrets at all and recommend him to everyone! Thank you again Fr Jerry Bellamy for officiating and blessing our ceremony. You were wonderful!
Jane and Aaron S.
Imogen Married on 07/22/2023
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Truly Memorable Service

Father Jerry helped make our wedding day as wonderful as we'd dreamed it could be! His service was so memorable and managed to strike both humorous and meaningful notes. Our friends & family loved it and multiple people came up to us to say it was the best ceremony they'd been to. He helped to craft a ceremony that felt right for us whilst also respecting those in the family wanting a more religious service and did all that in both English & Spanish! Thank you so much Father Jerry!
Jordan S. Married on 07/07/2023
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Would reccomend!

Father Jerry drove a few hours to be a part of our special day! We did not meet in person until the day of the wedding but we did have a few phone calls leading up to the wedding day. Father Jerry did a great job of getting to know us and incorporating everything we wanted into the ceremony. You cannot go wrong with 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!

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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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