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.
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.
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.
47 Reviews for Rev. Claire Frances
Recommended by 97% of couples
Courtney Fredrickson · Married on 11/16/2019
Beautiful, Touching Ceremony
We decided to work with Claire after video chatting with her to discuss our envisioned ceremony. She was easy to work with and helpful when we were unsure about various parts of the ceremony. The ceremony she drafted for us was so beautiful - both families loved it and the touching message she conveyed.Sent on 12/08/2019
One thing that Claire really excels at, which I didn't realize until looking at our wedding photos, is stepping aside at important times during the ceremony to give the photographer a clean shot. Thank you Claire for marrying us and delivering such a beautiful ceremony!
Vanessa · Married on 11/09/2019
Sweet and intimate ceremony
Claire did such a great job officiating our ceremony. We were the most nervous about our ceremony, but Claire put us at ease. She included little details from our questionaire which really put a personal spin on it. The words she wrote made our ceremony feel so sweet and intimate. Couldn’t have asked for anyone better!Sent on 11/13/2019
Katie · Married on 05/11/2019
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
Words ARE the wedding, and Reverend Claire always gives her couples, family and friends the bond of a magical message. Consistently great. Highly recommended.
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!
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.