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, Palm Springs, Temecula, Big Sur, Sausalito, Cambria, San Jose, Sequoia, Yosemite, Bakersfield, Salinas, and San Francisco. He has been performing weddings during the COVID19 pandemic, in compliance with all regulations.
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 wedding anniversaries, vow renewals and Quinceañeras.
349 Reviews for Father Jerry Bellamy
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Jalal Masri · Getting married on 10/08/2021
Father Jerry is a "Must"
Having Father Jerry perform our wedding was the best choice we made and after everything was said and done everyone who attended our wedding couldn’t say enough about how well he did. He was simply amazing! Many years ago, Father Jerry performed my cousin’s marriage. I was so impressed that I made sure that he would be a part of our special day. Father Jerry is one of a kind. He is charming and charismatic and speaks to the heart of everyone in attendance. He is a rare talent in knowing how a wedding should flow. His loving and kindness really shows as he cleverly weaves in profound words of wisdom perfectly punctuated with humor that makes everyone laugh. The end result is an unforgettable heartfelt ceremony that everyone enjoys. Our wedding was one of those effected by Covid-19 which drastically changed the style and scope of our marriage. Lucky for us we had Father Jerry on our side with a wealth of ideas of how to make the most wonderful beach ceremony ever. In short, things could not have gone better and he is the main reason why. He really took the time to listen to us and get a clear idea of who we were as individuals and how we wanted our wedding to be. He was also very fun to talk to with his lighthearted humor and upbeat personality. His attention to detail is unmatched and with all his experience, he is full of countless amazing ideas as he infused love and creativity into both the planning and the performance of the marriage. Father Jerry is a professional of the highest caliber, he loves what he does and it truly shows. I always felt that our wedding was as important to him as it was to us and it’s that level of commitment that made our marriage the most magical day ever. Thank you Father Jerry. You’re the best!Sent on 09/02/2020
Father Jerry Bellamy's reply:Jalal and Setareh: that beach in Orange County was a perfect setting. All of those wonderful things that you shared are only a reflection of how great the two of you are and your love for each other. I just tried to reflect back to you how wonderful the two of you are and will be. Forever, Father Jerry
Desiree Kelly · Getting married on 04/11/2022
Perfectly intimate & personal!
Father Jerry was recommended to us by our photographer & then I went on Wedding Wire to read reviews & they all said the same thing; he was exactly what they wanted! I'd like to preface this review with saying my husband & I eloped; no family, no friends. We appreciated the time Father Jerry took to tailor our ceremony prior, asked our opinions about certain things, & even had suggestions. Once wedding time came everything went smooth, all according to plan. We got married on a beach bluff at sunset & one thing we especially loved was Father Jerry suggesting us to take a moment to take in the scenery & the beauty of what was around us because, although we would have photographs later, he wanted us to really remember this moment in time. And it was BEAUTIFUL! Father Jerry was extremely easy to work with & very kind!Sent on 12/14/2020
Father Jerry Bellamy's reply:Desiree and Mike: You are right. Everything was so beautiful. Even though the hundreds of friends and family could not be present, everyone was really "there". You were able to focus on each other. There will be a time to share photos and memories. Please come back to Santa Barbara often, even though it is far from where you live. SB is now your town. Father Jerry
Jasmin Zapata · Getting married on 02/09/2022
Grateful! highly recommend Father Jerry.
We couldn’t thank Father Jerry enough for being a big part of our special day. My husband and I didn’t know where to begin. He was our guide, a mentor, and coordinator. He took time to get to know us and made sure we would be happy the day of . He was a great help throughout the whole process. Father Jerry made our ceremony memorable. It was heartfelt and our guests also loved his sense of humor. Also, a big plus he is bilingual!. We received so many compliments on our ceremony. Thank you Father Jerry!. You wont regret having Father Jerry as your officiant.Sent on 11/14/2020
Father Jerry Bellamy's reply:Jasmin and David: I have celebrated many weddings in Agua Dulce, but you made the Sweetwater Ranch come alive with your celebration. You had so many wonderful ideas for your ceremony, It was great to meet both of you. We have to stay in contact with each other. Father Jerry
The most important part of your wedding day is your CEREMONY. You will have many meals and parties to look back on in your lives, but only ONE ceremony. Thousands of people can be authorized to perform a ceremony, having NO training or experience. I hear stories all of the time of how terrible some ceremonies are. I have a SPREADSHEET for you to consider URGENT ISSUES about Officiants. I will send it to you....
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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.