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Rev. Kate Adamson

Charlottesville, VA View map Visit website


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Rev. Kate Adamson is a state-certified 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, including creative elopements, civil unions, 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, including earth-based/pagan, Jewish, Muslim, Quaker, Unitarian, Christian, and more! She also serves people who are non-denominational, agnostic, or atheist, with ceremonies centered on the simple truth of love.

Rev Kate also loves working with couples who are looking for creative elopement. Rev Kate is willing to hike to a mountaintop at sunrise, climb into a hot air balloon for a wedding in the air, or help you say your vows while getting tattooed!

The Process

After an initial 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. Afterward, Kate completes and mails in the marriage license, and provides the couple with a copy of the text of their unique wedding ceremony.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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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    Perfect and easy

    Kate was such an amazing officiant! I am not good at responding to emails and she was so very patient with me. Our ceremony was very personal and helped us feel connected on our special day’
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    Rev Kate is wonderful - she planned a unique and personalized ceremony that felt authentic to us as a couple. She created an event that felt like she'd known us for years. I can't recommend her enough!
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    Reverend Kate helped make our day so special! She sent us so many examples of readings, individual vows, and shared vows to assist with creating a ceremony that was so unique and personal. She had us do an exercise where we wrote the things we loved about each other, what marriage means to us, etc. and then had us go on a date to share them with each other. It was such a fun activity, but also meaningful. Reverend Kate met with us a few months before the wedding for drinks at a winery where we shared with her what we wrote and told her our story. She asked thoughtful questions, got to know us, and was so kind during the our first meeting. During the ceremony, she reminded us to take a breath and take in the momentous day. Many of our guests commented on how great she was and we couldn't agree more!
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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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