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Pastor Cory is Virginia's #1 Wedding pastor because he weaves your love story throughout your entire custom ceremony while having the most fun non traditional love dripping ceremony ever!d He trained each of his team of Associates and they service all of Virginia and several other states at request. Located in Newport News, Virginia, Reverend Cory Newell is a wedding officiant marrying couples throughout the local area, including Norfolk, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach. He’s also licensed in North Carolina and Florida if needed there. The professional officiant has been part of the industry since 2008, bringing fun to every ceremony.
Cory Newell has married over 5500 happy couples and loves sharing couples’ stories, engaging their guests, and giving everyone permission to celebrate the happiest day for couples. He keeps things untraditional, romantic, and thoughtful, and keeps the attention on why couples fell in love. He offers all kinds of weddings, including vow renewals, civil unions, rehearsals and non-religious, interfaith, and single religion ceremonies. For religious services, Cory can perform ceremonies for all faith systems including Agnostic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Mormon, Orthodox Christian, Quaker, and Baptist faiths. He’ll also serve Evangelical, Methodist, Presbyterian, and non-denominational couples. His services can last as short as ten minutes or up to an hour long. In addition to sweet ceremonies, Cory offers customized vows and pastoral premarital counseling.
Pastor Cory has his Master of Divinity, Master of Religion and its a certified pre-marital counselor from Liberty Theological Serminary. He is ordained by Covenant of the Cross and endorsed by the Coalition of Spirit Filled Churches. In addition to his wedding/funeral/baptism work, Rev. Cory serves as a Clinical Chaplain for Bon Secours Mercy Health System, Clinical Pastoral Resident Chaplain at the Hampton VA Medical Hospital and manages his family pest control company, Commonwealth Exterminating Company, and serves as President of the Waterview Civic League in his spare time!
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Levi L. · Married on 09/05/2020
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The best thing about Pastor Cory is that he cares about your story. When my wife and I first sat down with him for our initial interview over lunch he spent about two hours getting to know us on a deeper level but we were having so much fun that it felt like we had only been there for ten minutes when the check came. Fast forward two weeks and it is the day of our rehearsal. Pastor Cory was on time, efficient in getting all our people organized, and he had everyone in stitches the whole time. Finally, on the big day, Pastor Cory delivered a beautiful ceremony carefully tailored specifically to my wife and I that brought many happy tears to friends and family. Oh, and not to mention he managed to make all of these wonderful memories for us in the midst of a global pandemic and strict state restrictions! We cannot give a higher recommendation of a service to trust with your big day!Sent on 09/12/2020
Rev. Cory Newell and Associates's reply:Wow.. Levi and Lisa- my greatest honor. Thank you for saying these words, they mean the world to me. I'm so glad that the ceremony was perfect for you two! Many blessings on your journey together and ty for your great service to our nation.
Savanah · Getting married on 10/22/2022
Amazing experience with Cory!
Cory made us feel very special on our wedding day. He made sure to keep in touch, and verified all updates on time/location with me and my spouse. He is very organized and arrived to the wedding location right on time. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to make their big day special!Sent on 09/23/2019
Diana K. · Getting married on 05/15/2022
Absolutely Amazing! Pastor Cory made our Covid Ceremony Incredible!
Can't recommend Pastor Cory enough! Even having to do a facebook live ceremony because covid changed our plans. He made a light heartfelt and fun ceremony for us. We happened to have found out about Pastor Cory, through mutual friends. Best decision ever. We gave him total free range, he wrote our vows and made fun references from comedy and super hero movies. Everything couldn't have been more perfect. We're so glad we have a recording for forever. Those moments Pastor Cory created for us, will last a life time.Sent on 05/28/2020
Rev. Newell is absolutely phenomenal! I've had the pleasure of working with Cory a number of times over the years and, having photographed more than 200 weddings all over VA and beyond, he is The Best! Let me say that again, THE BEST! He truly cares about his couples and it shows. He brings so much energy and passion to the moment. I absolutely love how he engages the guests during the ceremony. He'll have everyone laughing one moment; tearing up the next, and moments later he'll have everyone laughing again. It is what every wedding ceremony should be: joyous, touching, fun, and all about the love of family and friends! You need to book him and book him now!
Known as the Wedding Pastor in Hampton Roads and Virginia's #1 Wedding Officiant, you can count on Rev. Cory Newell to deliver a memorable ceremony that is personalized and planed for each couple. -Brittany, Catering Sales Manager
Love referring all couples to Cory, he's a great person to work with and they all love him!