Rev. Claire Frances

Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Rev. Claire Frances

Rev. Claire Frances is a wedding officiant based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is an ordained interfaith minister and has officiated more than 1000 wedding ceremonies since 2004. Rev. Frances conducts unique and personalized ceremonies throughout central Virginia, and is available to travel to other Virginia locations and Washington, DC.

Experience
Rev. Claire Frances completed her studies in 2004 at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, which provided a knowledge base in ancient and contemporary faith traditions as well as less traditional spiritual paths and practices. She also trained and worked as a Chaplain at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.

Services Offered
Rev. Claire Frances conducts customized wedding ceremonies for many types of weddings including interfaith/interspiritual, spiritual but not religious, intercultural/interracia, and civil. Rev. Claire meets with each couple to determine what they want and how their ceremony can reflect who they are. Couples can choose from a wide variety of options to completely customize their ceremony, including vows, rituals, prayers, ring vows, ring blessings, and honoring their families.

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45 Reviews for Rev. Claire Frances

Recommended by 97% of couples


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  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Katie · Married on 05/11/2019

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    Fantastic and personal!

    Claire did a fantastic job of personalizing our ceremony. My husband and I come from drastically different religious backgrounds so the search for an officiant was difficult to say the least. Claire incorporated elements that addressed what he values, what I value, and what we value to really make it our own. Her message was so meaningful and beautiful. The process is so easy and she does just a fantastic job. I'd highly recommend her!

    Sent on 05/20/2019
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    Hailey · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Claire was incredible! We wound up finding her late in the game and she was only available because of an unexpected cancellation. She was SO flexible and interested in making our wedding ours. She gave us a lot of ideas based on what we expressed interest in and then she was able to help us create the perfect, personalized ceremony. The energy was calm and warm; exactly what we were going for!

    Sent on 10/09/2018

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Rev. Claire Frances FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • 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? Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Jainism, Jewish, No Denomination, Pagan, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
  • In which states are you licensed? DC, NC, VA, WV
  • What languages do you speak? English

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24 Endorsements

  • Blue Mountain Weddings
    Blue Mountain Weddings Wedding Photographers

    Words ARE the wedding, and Reverend Claire always gives her couples, family and friends the bond of a magical message. Consistently great. Highly recommended.

  • Eve Watters
    Eve Watters Wedding Musicians

    I've played for dozens of weddings performed by Claire, and it never fails- the atmosphere is always calm yet joyful, and her words are always so moving. She knows how to create a meaningful ceremony sensitively tailored to each couple, yet she really knows how weddings work and how to make things flow smoothly. I always leave feeling better than I came!

  • Harvest Moon Catering
    Harvest Moon Catering Wedding Caterers

    We have worked with Claire and her team quite often at our weddings. She listens to the bride and groom's vision and creates a beautiful ceremony that everyone will remember.

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  • Charlottesville Charlottesville, VA, 22903 See on map
    434-326-4470 (Phone number)
    4342969885 (Other Phone Number)

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