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Married by A Sea Captain is an officiant located in Delray Beach, Florida, that serves the Palm Beaches to Miami region. This officiant is an ordained active U.S. Merchant Marine Ship Captain who also holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Captain Ray Goad uses his background to provide couples with the best wedding experience they could imagine. He is dedicated to helping couples create beautiful, meaningful ceremonies with personal vows that properly illustrate how much each individual means to the other. He uses his laidback attitude and humor to make couples and guests feel comfortable and promises to help couples however and whenever he can.

Services Offered
Married by A Sea Captain will officiate civil unions, interfaith, non-religious, and single religion weddings, as well as rehearsals and vow renewals. Captain Goad works with couples to create customized vows for a ceremony that lasts up to 20 to 30 minutes or more. He is happy to officiate religious weddings accommodating all faiths, including but not limited to:

  • Agnostic
  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Episcopalian
  • Evangelical
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Jewish
  • Lutheran
  • Methodist and more
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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$550

Which of the following are included in the price?

Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$550

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$250

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

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
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?

FL

What languages do you speak?

English
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Reviews of Married by A Sea Captain

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Jim C. Sent on 04/12/2024
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Captain Ray was professional, stayed in touch through the entire planning process, put together a delightful ceremony, and was very pleasant.

Captain Ray was professional, polite, friendly, and fun to be around. He helped us plan the wedding, including putting together a beautiful ceremony. He stayed in touch throughout the entire planning process and came early to the ceremony site to make sure all was ready and everything ran smoothly. My wife and I will always have happy memories of a day that Captain Ray was a vital part.
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Matthew K. Sent on 04/28/2024
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Wonderful officiant

My husband and I had such a beautiful wedding ceremony thanks to Capt Ray! He prepared such beautiful words that really incorporated our love story and our family in such a way there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Our day wouldn’t have been what it was without his officiating.
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Alicia Sent on 12/02/2023
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Captain Ray was the perfect choice for us

My husband and I were so fortunate to have found Captain Ray to officiate our ceremony. We were from out of state, so we met with him virtually to walk through our story and he made the process so easy for us. He created a very thoughtful ceremony script that touched on so many unique aspects of our relationship. His kind, calm and professional demeanor helped to calm our nerves. We couldn't be happier with the way the ceremony was delivered and are so thankful for his time and effort towards our most special day. Thank you, Captain Ray!
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