Rev. Kate Adamson

Charlottesville, VA View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner


2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$550 Typical Price

Rev. Kate Adamson is a state-licensed interfaith wedding officiant based in Charlottesville, Virginia, offering ceremonies with meaning, beauty, and laughter. Rev. Kate works with couples who seek a wedding that is creative, personal, and a reflection of who they are as individuals. She officiates all types of weddings, as well as civil unions, rehearsals, and vow renewals, and especially serves couples who identify as "spiritual but not religious."

Services Offered
Couples work with Rev. Kate to create a wedding that is centered around their love, with customized vows and other personal touches. As an ordained interfaith minister, Reverend Kate has experience working with couples of varied religious traditions and backgrounds. She also works with people who are non-denominational, agnostic, or atheist, as well as those who are:

  • Buddhist
  • Earth-based
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Quaker
  • Unitarian
  • Christian

The Process

After an intial phone consultation, Rev. Kate loves to meet with couples in person, if possible, for a more detailed ceremony design process (Skype or FaceTime are also possible). Kate can provide samples of readings, vows, and ceremony options for the couple to consider, and couples are encouraged to bring their own unique ideas of what they want for their wedding. After that meeting, Kate compiles a draft ceremony outline, and the couples are welcome to continue revising and providing input. Kate is happy to attend the wedding rehearsal to help ensure that everyone involved is clear and informed about the necessary details. On the day of the wedding, Kate provides a grounded, professional presence that helps to ease any stress or nervousness. Afterwards, Kate completes and mails in the marriage liscense! Rev. Kate is also happy to provide relationship coaching leading up to and after the wedding day.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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Ceremony Rehearsal

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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    Annam A. Getting married on 11/05/2021
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    Elopement Ceremony

    Kate was great! My husband comes from a Catholic family and I come from a Muslim family. She was the perfect interfaith officiant and worked with us to great a special ceremony with our own new traditions.
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    Sean Married on 09/25/2021
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    Remarkably Gifted Guide

    To simply label Rev Kate an "officiant" would be to do her a disservice. She is so much more. Counselor, guide, collaborator, and thought leader, it is no overstatement to say that she made our wedding.

    From our first face-to-face, Kate left us with every assurance that we'd made the right call in working with her. She asked excellent questions, getting to know us as people and crafting a service that was personalized to us. Learning of our shared Irish heritage and plans to relocate to Ireland, Kate recommended incorporation of a Celtic "hand-fasting" into our ceremony, wrapping our joined hands in a braided ribbon. This element proved to be the most positively-commented upon of the entire service.

    Kate's versatility was also a hallmark. From checking in with each member of the bridal party, to assuring us we could "follow (her) lead", she was a subtle, inspiring conductor. When the string quartet needed a visual cue to commence the processional, she volunteered to "give them the nod" as the Maid of Honor reached the entrance. Joining us for the reception dinner, she was a favorite among our family and friends. One guest said, "She's just incredible! She can perform (another friend's) next wedding, and bury me! I love her."

    I would heartily recommend Reverend Kate for your consideration. She is a joy to work with.

    Sean and Audra

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    Chelsey B. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Journey of love and light - Johnson Wedding 09/18/21

    Rev. Kate, created a loving and spiritual space for the bride, groom, and everyone present in the moment on our wedding day. She guided us to connect to our spiritual selves and embrace the uniqueness of our relationship. My husband and I wrote shared vows that Rev. Kate soulfully read during our ceremony. Doing so allowed us to soak in the warmth and strength of our love. She set the tone for our whole wedding day. My husband and I received many compliments about how "unique", "heartfelt", and "genuinely special" our ceremony was. It surely felt one of a kind, just like our love. We deeply appreciate how the journey led us to Rev. Kate.


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Amanda C. Blake Photography Amanda C. Blake Photography Wedding Photographers

Kate was such a joy to work with! I had the pleasure of witnessing one of her beautiful ceremonies at a wedding I photographed. She tied in so many personal anecdotes about the couple and preformed an unforgettably heartwarming and moving ceremony. I can't wait to work with her again soon!

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