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Rev. Cory is Virginia's #1 Wedding Pastor because he and his team of Associates share your love story in such a way everyone is dripping with love. The party starts at hello not at I DO! Located in Portsmouth and Newport News, Virginia, Reverend Cory Newell is a wedding officiant marrying couples throughout the local area, including Norfolk, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach the NC Outer Banks. He鈥檚 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.

Services Offered
So far, Rev. Cory Newell has married over 6500 happy couples. He delights in sharing couples' love stories throughout ceremonies, creating personalized experiences for to-be-weds and their guests. This officiant keeps things untraditional, romantic, and thoughtful while focusing on why couples fell in love. He offers all kinds of wedding services, including vow renewals, civil unions, rehearsals, and non-religious, interfaith, and single religion ceremonies, same sex and more. For religious services, Rev. Cory can perform ceremonies for a variety of faiths including Agnostic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Mormon, Orthodox Christian, Quaker, and more. He鈥檒l also serve Evangelical, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and non-denominational couples. His services can last as short as ten minutes or up to an hour long, depending on the couple's preferences. In addition to sweet ceremonies, Cory offers customized vows and pastoral premarital counseling.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$385

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$130

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$125

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$50

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?

Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Baptist
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

FL
NC
VA

What languages do you speak?

English
Spanish
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Reviews of Rev. Cory Newell and Associates

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Rev. Cory Newell and Associates received highly positive reviews from customers who praised the officiants for their personalized, heartfelt, and engaging ceremonies. The officiants were described as friendly, humorous, and professional, and they took the time to understand each couple's love story. Customers appreciated the attention to detail and the effort put into creating a memorable wedding experience. Overall, customers highly recommended Rev. Cory Newell and Associates for

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Rev. Cory Newell and Associates received highly positive reviews from customers who praised the officiants for their personalized, heartfelt, and engaging ceremonies. The officiants were described as friendly, humorous, and professional, and they took the time to understand each couple's love story. Customers appreciated the attention to detail and the effort put into creating a memorable wedding experience. Overall, customers highly recommended Rev. Cory Newell and Associates for

Mackenzie
Kenzie Sent on 05/31/2017
5 out of 5 rating
I had an elopement and only 10 people were there. My family dreaded the thought of sitting through a boring officiant. Rev. Cory Newell WOWed everyone with how entertaining and fun he was. My family and I enjoyed every word he had crafted into our ceremony. He incorporated Disney quotes which were very well put and made everyone laugh. I would suggest him to anyone, young or old. He made me feel he had known us for many years. He was worth every penny.
Will
Will N. Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Not a Dry Eye in the House

Dr. Patsy Branch (formerly Watson) of Rev. Cory Newell and Associates officiated our wedding on 10/28/23. She did an absolutely beautiful job officiating our ceremony and we received so many compliments from our guests about her lovely words. There were not many dry eyes in the room. She did a great job making the ceremony feel personal to us and she was also so much fun! It was truly a pleasure to work with her.
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Casey Sent on 11/05/2023
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Great experience

We worked through Cory to hire Chuck Daniel as our officiant and he made the experience quick and easy! Our ceremony was not particularly complicated but Chuck met with us as needed beforehand to nail down details, arrived nice and early the day of, and our ceremony went off without a hitch!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Thirty-Three Photography Thirty-Three Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

The Founders Inn and Spa The Founders Inn and Spa Hotel Weddings

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

Oceanaire Resort Hotel Oceanaire Resort Hotel Rooftop Weddings

Love referring all couples to Cory, he's a great person to work with and they all love him!

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