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Rev. Louis V. Schwebius is an ordained interfaith and non-denominational minister based out of Herndon, Virginia. His goal is for your wedding ceremony to be a joyful, personal and memorable event. He’s happy to perform at commitment ceremonies, vow renewals and civil unions, in addition to weddings. Rev. Louis V. Schwebius is willing and able to work with couples of all faiths, preferences and spiritual paths, as well as those who prefer a more non-religious, secular approach.

Services Offered

This passionate minister is licensed in over 11 states, including Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. His ceremonies are usually less than an hour. He works with each couple one-on-one to create a customized ceremony that reflects their unique needs, values and traditions. In addition to officiating your wedding, Rev. Louis V. Schwebius also offers premarital counseling. If you want to find out if you're a good fit, he offers a free, non-binding initial meeting. Additional services include:

  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Non-religious
  • Single religion
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Customized vows
  • LGBT weddings
  • Baby naming
  • Blessing ceremonies
  • Memorial services

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$750

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$600

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$75

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

$125

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

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Presbyterian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA
DC
FL
MD
NJ
NM
NY
NC
PA
TX
VA
WV

What languages do you speak?

English
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Rev. Louis Schwebius is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for his services as a wedding officiant. He is described as fun, personable, and high-energy, and had a positive impact on the ceremony. Reviewers appreciated his customization of the ceremony to fit their preferences and his involvement in the planning process. Guests also complimented the meaningful and personalized nature of the ceremonies he conducted. Overall, Rev. Louis Schwebius is highly praised as an officiant who brings joy and creates unforgettable ceremonies.

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Rev. Louis Schwebius is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for his services as a wedding officiant. He is described as fun, personable, and high-energy, and had a positive impact on the ceremony. Reviewers appreciated his customization of the ceremony to fit their preferences and his involvement in the planning process. Guests also complimented the meaningful and personalized nature of the ceremonies he conducted. Overall, Rev. Louis Schwebius is highly praised as an officiant who brings joy and creates unforgettable ceremonies.

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Motasem Sent on 04/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Thankful for Reverend Louis V. Schwebius for a Meaningful Wedding Ceremony

We had the pleasure of having Reverend Louis V. Schwebius officiate our wedding ceremony, and we cannot express enough gratitude for his exceptional service. From our very first meeting, Reverend Schwebius exuded warmth, professionalism, and genuine care for our special day.

Reverend Schwebius took the time to understand our love story, our values, and our vision for the ceremony. He crafted a personalized ceremony that was both heartfelt and deeply meaningful to us and our families. He was perfect for our interfaith ceremony (Muslim/Christian), crafting a beautiful ceremony that made us both feel heard and included. He included verses from the Quran, American and Middle Eastern poetry, a special prayer, and even some Arabic! At first, we wondered how someone could pull it off so beautifully, which alone shows how invested Reverend Louis is.

Throughout the planning process, he was a reliable source of guidance and support. He was responsive to our questions, flexible with our requests, and always went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was perfect. I remember multiple times talking with my wife about how Reverend Louis was the best part of our wedding planning and the best bang for the buck. Not only did he craft a customized ceremony for us, but he also helped us better understand each other through our sessions with him.

On the day of the wedding, his calming presence helped to ease our nerves, and his words resonated with everyone present. Many of our guests commented on how beautifully Reverend Schwebius captured the essence of our relationship and the significance of the moment. I remember right after the ceremony, one of the venue’s staff came up to me and told me that this was the most amazing and memorable ceremony for her in the last 10 years. It wouldn’t have been possible without Reverend Louis!

We feel incredibly fortunate to have had Reverend Louis V. Schwebius as our officiant, and we wholeheartedly recommend him to any couple seeking a memorable and meaningful wedding ceremony. Thank you, Reverend Schwebius, for making our special day truly unforgettable.
Amanda
Amanda B. Sent on 11/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Officiant EVER!!!!

Once we met Rev. Louis we booked him immediately - he was the perfect fit! He took the time to get to know us, helped us deepen our relationship, but more importantly delivered a truly customized 30 minute service unique to us. He was instrumental in making the whole process seamless & stress-free. Our guests were thrilled at his energy and he set the stage for our perfect day. We loved the way it felt like he was celebrating us as a couple and included everyone else in attendance. We would highly recommend him, we were 110% satisfied!!!
Caitlin
Caitlin K. Sent on 10/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Heartfelt and moving ceremony

Rev. Louis was so caring with writing our ceremony. He truly takes the time to get to know the couple before officiating, which makes for a memorable, meaningful event. Our guests had so many compliments!
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Team

Rev. Louis Schwebius
Rev. Louis Schwebius
Officiant/Couples' Counselor

I am an ordained interfaith minister currently living in Reston, VA. Prior to ministry, I have had careers as a teacher, an administrator, an actor/singer and as a counselor in the mental health field.

I am a graduate of New York Theological Seminary, where I earned my Master of Divinity degree. (I also have both a Bachelors and a Masters in Education from Rutgers University, NJ.) Additionally, I completed a 2-year advanced certification program in the study of Interfaith Ministry with One Spirit Interfaith Learning Alliance in New York City.

I work a great deal within the Interfaith arena and have served both as a hospital chaplain in NYC and as a parish minister for congregations in NY and NJ prior to moving to Virginia over 19 years ago in order to concentrate more on the chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and mental health fields.

I currently work as a certified Regional Grief Counselor and Chaplain for a Northern Virginia hospice. I am also a certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist & a Reiki Practitioner and utilize these skills both in my private pastoral counseling practice and with hospice patients suffering from pain issues.

I have been officiating religious ceremonies (weddings, baby blessings/christenings, memorial/interment services) and doing pastoral counseling for the past 29 years. I have a very pluralistic style when it comes to religious ceremonies because I believe that all faiths have truth within them. I have worked with many couples throughout the years who have varying degrees of religion in their lives - everything from devoutly theist to humanist & questioning.

My aim is to collaborate with a couple to obtain their special, individual input on what they would like the ceremony to publicly express about them and their relationship to each other. I do not believe that a wedding ceremony has to lean toward the persuasions of only one religion's point of view and prefer that a ceremony be honest and "spirit-filled" rather than dogmatic. I promise to bring compassion, caring, intelligence, and humor to our work.

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Completely Coordinated, LLC Completely Coordinated, LLC Wedding Planners

Rev. Louis Schwebius is a great addition to any wedding. As a Rev. and officiant, Completely Coordinated was lucky to find such a gem. Not only is he great at what he does, but he is very affordable too. Given the amount of time and effort Rev. Schwebius pays to the couple getting married, to the order of the ceremony and even being aware of any and all religious beliefs, you cannot do wrong by having Rev. Schwebius as a vendor for your next wedding. Completely Coordinated would highly recommend Rev. Schwebius simply for his ability to be thorough, energetic, and experienced, but he is easy to work with too. We found that as an officiant there is no on in the business as caring as him for his clients. He will spend at a minimum, 5-10 hours with the couple as wedding prep before marrying them. From this, Rev. Schwebius' passion and dedication to his practice shines through ensuring a very loving and well orchestrated ceremony.

Splash DJ Splash DJ Wedding DJs

Absolutely loved working with Reverend Louis! Absolute professional and extremely entertaining! Looking forward to our next event together! :)

Victoria Pictures Victoria Pictures Wedding Photographers

Very professional and fun! Highly recommended to officiate weddings!

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