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On WeddingWire since 2012

Rev. Perry Hardison is a wedding officiant based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has more than 40 years of experience working as an ordained Baptist Minister and college professor of comparative religion. This has allowed him to become completely comfortable speaking in front of an audience, no matter how large. Over the years, Rev. Perry Hardison has officiated hundreds of weddings, and is happy to help you develop a ceremony that is perfect for you and your partner.

Services Offered
Rev. Perry Hardison is licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. His ceremonies generally last less than 30 minutes. Before the big day, you are welcome to utilize his premarital counseling services. Rev. Perry Hardison is happy to allow you to write your own vows, and believes that ceremonies should truly represent the couple being celebrated. He can provide services for non-religious, interfaith, or single religion weddings and vow renewals, and a ceremony rehearsal can be performed to ensure everything goes smoothly. Rev. Perry Hardison serves many religious affiliations, including:

  • Agnostic
  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Catholic
  • Earth-based
  • Episcopalian
  • Evangelical
  • Lutheran
  • Methodist
  • No denomination
  • Orthodox Christian
  • Pagan
  • Presbyterian
  • Quaker
  • Unitarian

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$400

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$400

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

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

$75

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

NC
SC
VA

What languages do you speak?

English
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Rev. Perry Hardison is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding officiant. Couples praised his professionalism, responsiveness, and ability to create personalized ceremonies. He was described as warm, caring, and a calming presence during the ceremony. Reviewers also appreciated the pre-marital counseling offered by Perry, which helped strengthen their relationships. Overall, Perry is highly recommended for his excellent service and ability to make wedding ceremonies special.

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Rev. Perry Hardison is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding officiant. Couples praised his professionalism, responsiveness, and ability to create personalized ceremonies. He was described as warm, caring, and a calming presence during the ceremony. Reviewers also appreciated the pre-marital counseling offered by Perry, which helped strengthen their relationships. Overall, Perry is highly recommended for his excellent service and ability to make wedding ceremonies special.

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Jessica M. Sent on 04/17/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wedding officiant

Reverend Perry Hardison was absolutely wonderful officiating our wedding ceremony. His warm and heartfelt words truly made our special day even more memorable. We couldn't have asked for a better person to marry us. Highly recommend him for anyone looking for a genuine and caring officiant. Also, we did pre-marriage prep with Perry and it was worth it. Highly recommend to other couples.
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Carly C. Sent on 06/15/2024
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Caring, respectful, and flexible

Rev Perry was just what we were looking for in an officiant. As two individuals with different belief systems, he was able to make us both feel heard, included, and respected in the ceremony and in the process leading up to it. As a couple, he was able to make us feel like we were his priority, even though we knew he had many other weddings happening around the same time! While we hired him the same way we did our other vendors, in the end it felt like we had someone who knew us and cared for us officiating our wedding ceremony which was very special.
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Erika B. Sent on 02/03/2024
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Perry is the BEST

Rev. Perry Hardison is such a sweet soul. He truly is the best wedding officiant! I am so fortunate that he was able to officiate my wedding. He made the process so easy and fun! Day of the wedding everything was perfect! He is truly the best and really cares about you as well. Would highly recommend Perry to anyone!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Flowers By Gary Flowers By Gary Wedding Florists

We have worked with Rev Perry Hardison on many many occasions and we HIGHLY recommend him. He's the best of the BEST!!

Leslie-Alford-Mims House Leslie-Alford-Mims House Historic Weddings

If we had a magic wand and could create the perfect officiant, the end result would be Rev. Perry. We have had the honor of working with him for many years and through a variety of couples. No matter the style or religious preference, Perry works closely with each couple to tailor the ceremony. He is funny. Knows the perfect one liners to interject to get the bridal party's attention. He is punctual. Always early, prepared and professional. He's personable. He has a warm and inviting personality. We adore working with Rev. Perry and recommend him to all of our couples!

Michelle & Sara Photography Michelle & Sara Photography Wedding Photographers

Perry Hardison is one of our favorite ministers to work with. He has done hundreds of weddings, including my daughter Sara's. He puts his couple at ease, creates a wedding ceremony that is perfect and one of a kind for the couple and makes sure everything runs smoothly. We highly recommend Perry, as he is so wonderful to work with and does such an amazing job for the Bride and Groom.

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