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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Adam Disbrow · Married on 03/23/2019
Excellent, Intimate, and Committed
Claire was wonderful. She worked with us in every aspect to create a personal and intimate wedding ceremony. On the day of the wedding she assisted dynamically going well above and beyond the expectations of an officiant. Claire brought kindness, love, and joy to our most special day. Highly recommend.Sent on 04/07/2019
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
Hailey · Married on 09/22/2018
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
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.