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Minnesota Reverend

Minneapolis, Minnesota View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$400 Typical Price

Minnesota Reverend is a wedding officiant located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Owner Reverend Derek Kiewatt has been performing unique and memorable ceremonies for more than 40 years. Even with all those years behind him, he is still excited about officiating such an important moment in the lives of his clients. The weddings he performs reflect the beauty and romance of the occasion, while remaining light-hearted and professional.

Experience
Reverend Derek Kiewatt is graduate of the University of Minnesota and Harvard Divinity School. He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister and has performed weddings all across the United States. He is currently licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California.

Services Offered
Minnesota Reverand is happy to serve all couples: agnostic, earth-based, non-denominational, Unitarian Universalist, and humanist couples. His ceremonies last less than 30 minutes, and he is fluent in both English and German. Before the big day, couples can meet with Reverend Derek for premarital education to help guide them and received a $75 discount on their marriage license. They are also welcome to write their own vows, and he can perform a wedding rehearsal. Minnesota Reverend provides services for many wedding types, including:

  • Non-religious ceremonies
  • Interfaith ceremonies
  • Vow renewals
  • Civil unions
  • Single-religion ceremonies
  • Same-sex

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$400

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$300

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$125

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Earth-Based
Jewish
Lutheran
No Denomination
Pagan
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA
MN
WI

What languages do you speak?

English
German

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    Great officiant!

    Rev Derek was the best! We struggled to find an officiant because we were planning out of state. He was kind, communicative and reliable. I highly recommend him. He was funny and engaging. He also helped keep our rowdy groomsmen in line. Thank you for making our ceremony so special Rev. Derek!
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    Lammi W. Married on 08/27/2021
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    Amazing officiant

    Rev. Derek Kiewatt was amazing! From the beginning when we first contacted Rev. Kiewatt, he was sooo easy to work with. Even though our wedding day was coming up fast in 2 months, Rev. Kiewatt was able to squeeze us in his busy schedule and made our day special. He was so helpful, organized, professional, funny and approachable. The planning process was so easy with Rev. Kiewatt who gave us lots of tips and was so prompt with replying to our questions and concerns. On the wedding day, Rev. Kiewatt came an hour early to meet everyone and helped us practice the ceremony and that helped ALOT!!!!!! We were so lucky to have him officiating our wedding!
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    Hope B. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Amazing Officiant

    Rev. Derek was an amazing officiant. My husband and I talked to a few different officiants before we chose Derek to be the officiant for our August wedding and pre-marital education and coaching. Derek is personable, funny, and understanding. He listens, offers advice, and will go above and beyond to make your day exactly how you imagine it. If you hire Rev. Derek you will not regret your decision!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Deals

Minnesota Reverend 1
Discount

$50 discount for Premarital Education/Counseling Usually $300, when included with your Ceremony. Minnesota couples receive a reduced fee for a marriage license ($40 instead of $115).

Minnesota Reverend 2
Gift

Enjoy a complimentary sample ceremony with everything you need to tie the knot! Choose the elements you want to include and you've got a wedding service. I'm happy to talk with you (in a free consultation) about how we might enhance your wedding service.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Diane Martinson Music - Vocalist Diane Martinson Music - Vocalist Wedding Bands

Reverend Kiewat obviously Loves performing weddings. He arrived early to the ceremony, we went through the music cues for my song, piano music, discussed the best musicians set up in the room, and the ceremony order details. He then spent extra time reviewing cues with the couple & the wedding party children to ensure everyone was comfortable with all aspects.The wedding was touching and went beautifully!

The Traveling Photo Booth The Traveling Photo Booth Photo Booths

I have known Derek for years. Rest assured, knowing that he will not only be early, be professional and take care of everything, but that you will receive a one-of-a-kind ceremony service your guests will rave about! You deserve a ceremony that is meaningful and funny. When it comes to your ceremony, besides saying "I do," hiring Rev. Kiewatt is the best decision you can make!

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4400 36th Avenue N., Suite 122 Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55422
9522107575
612-567-0048
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