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Rev. Claire Frances

Charlottesville, VA View map Visit website

About

Rev. Claire Frances is a wedding officiant based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is an ordained interfaith minister and has proudly officiated more than 1,000 weddings since 2004. Rev. Claire Frances conducts unique and personalized ceremonies throughout central Virginia and is also available to travel to other Virginia locations and Washington DC.

Services Offered

Rev. Claire Frances and her team of passionate ministers provide a number of services to help make couples' big day even more memorable. She begins the process with an initial consultation via email or over the phone, before asking couples to complete a questionnaire outlining their preferences. Claire offers a range of ceremony options that include customizing vows, rituals, and blessings, with the option of honoring family members and ring vows also included. Rev. Claire Frances can perform at a wide range of ceremonies including interfaith, interspiritual, and intercultural weddings. She is also happy to perform at elopements, civil unions, and vow renewal ceremonies. Rev. Claire Frances and the team conduct a full rehearsal prior to the big, allowing to-be-weds to feel prepared and make any final adjustments to the ceremonial itinerary.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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    Beautiful, special ceremony

    We loved working with Claire! From the first moment we spoke on the phone we connected, and my husband and I knew we wanted her to marry us. We live out of state, so Claire very kindly agreed to Facetime with both of us so we could all get acquainted. The questionnaire she sent us was extremely thorough and made us feel like she was really taking the time to get to know us before our wedding day. My husband and I come from different faith backgrounds, and Claire was fantastic at helping us navigate so that we had a ceremony that we (and our families!) were both happy and comfortable with. We had to postpone our original wedding date due to COVID, and Claire was beyond kind and understanding. Her grace made a difficult time a little bit easier! When our wedding day finally arrived, our ceremony was everything we could have hoped for. It was sweet, personal to us, and a perfect length. Claire even stepped out of the way for our first kiss (without us asking!), which felt like a next-level professional thing to do. Thank you, Claire, for helping to make our day so special!
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    Brittany C. Married on 04/03/2021
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    Wonderful and Personal

    Claire was our officiant at both our mini-ceremony with family and recently our big wedding that we finally got to have after several postponements. She was communicative, professional, and very thorough. She made herself available for video calls at odd hours to accommodate my husband's work schedule and differing time zones. Our ceremonies felt personal, intimate, and romantic. Claire provided us with many options for each part of our ceremony and we were able to put together something that was uniquely ours. She even went above and beyond to mail us our vow cards after the fact so that we can keep and treasure them. Thank you for everything, Claire!
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    Courtney F. Married on 11/16/2019
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    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.

    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!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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
4348822680
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