Rev. Jay Bowman

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About Rev. Jay Bowman

The coolest and happiest couples in the world come to get married on the Outer Banks. Let's make your day FUN, comfortable, full of honor, and totally taylored to fit you from start to finish. Watch a few of the videos here on Wedding Wire or on my website and you'll see what I mean. It's going to be an epic day for you, and I hope to be standing there barefoot on the beach with you! Can't wait to hear your story. :)

Experience
Rev. Jay Bowman completed his undergraduate studies at Asbury College in Kentucky and right after, did seminary work at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. Through a small but solid denomination with Swedish Lutheran roots, he got his ordination credentials. With decades of experience in the church, he now delights in joining couples together in matrimony.

Services Offered
Rev. Jay Bowman performs several wedding types such as civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, vow renewals, and many more. The licensed reverend also helps couples with customizing their vows upon request.

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20 year vow renewal!
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898 Reviews for Rev. Jay Bowman

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Taylor Lloyd · Getting married on 06/08/2022

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    Incredible Experience!

    We found Rev. Jay using a simple google search. We looked over his website and reached out to him immediately. He was very responsive, his video gave us an idea of his personality, and we had a great feeling throughout the process. He made us very comfortable, was very accommodating, and answered any questions we had. We met him day of wedding and we were floored by his personality and the entire experience. He was incredible and I cannot recommend him enough- my family made multiple comments about how happy they were with him and the entire ceremony. You will not regret choosing him.

    Sent on 09/08/2020

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    It was a beautiful evening on the Corolla beach up there by the Currituck Lighthouse, and I'm so glad it was 'yours'. Intimate, authentic, and forever. So cool. The only thing that would have made it better is if your big dogs could have been there with us! :)
    All my best for your big journey ahead!
    Jay
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    Tara Matas · Getting married on 02/09/2022

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    Rev Jay is Amazing

    Rev Jay is just amazing. He made our wedding ceremony so personal and fun. He kept us laughing even with some last minute changes due to rain. He stayed positive and helped us do the same as we worked around the changing weather forecast. He fit in perfectly with our big happy family, the day would not have been the same without his smile and good vibes. Our family and friends have told us over and over how much they enjoyed him and how great the ceremony was. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a fun upbeat wedding!!

    Sent on 10/12/2020

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Tara, sometimes I drive away from a wedding thinking "That is a really special couple". That's how I felt on your wedding day. You leaned into the day and embraced it for all it was worth. Can't thank you enough for trusting me to take good care of you and your guests. You and Jamie have a very fun road ahead of you. Enjoy every curve, bump, and straightaway. Your friend, Jay

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Rev. Jay Bowman FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 440
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 345
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 195
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
    Licensed
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baptist
    Catholic
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    Mormon
    No Denomination
    Orthodox Christian
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    FL
    NC
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

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Professional Network & Endorsements

48 Endorsements

  • Hairoics Salon & Spa Wedding Hair & Makeup

    Rev. Jay Bowman encompasses everything you could ask for in a wedding officiant. We consider Jay to be the gold standard! The ceremony that he performs will resonate with the Bride, Groom, family and guests throughout the years to follow.

  • Black Pelican Catering Wedding Caterers

    As we work many of the caters on the Outer Banks are blessed to work with so many different vendors. Rev Jay Bowman is most definitely one of the best (if not the best) wedding officiants on the whole OBX. He not only makes your day one of a kind, he also makes you feel like he is part of the family!! We have and always will refer Rev Jay Bowman as the first pick for officiants!

  • Roanoke Island Festival Park Park & Outdoor Weddings

    Rev. Jay does a top notch job. We always enjoy having him out to Festival Park

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