Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies

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About Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies

Rev. Samora Smith of Common Ground Ceremonies is a highly-acclaimed and award-winning wedding officiant and pre-marital counselor based in New York City. Rev. Samora brings more than 9 years of experience as an officiant and has united more than 1,000 couples of all faiths and backgrounds. She was raised in a multi-faith and multi-racial family which naturally gives her the compassion and sensitivity when working with couples of unique backgrounds and beliefs. All of her ceremonies are couple centered, love-filled and inclusive, always leaving a lasting impression upon you and your guests.

Services Offered

Common Ground Ceremonies perform personalized ceremonies that reflect the individual styles and tastes of each couple. Rev. Samora performs a wide spectrum of ceremonies including non-denominational ceremonies, spiritual weddings, interfaith ceremonies, LGBTQ weddings, vow renewals, and baby namings. She is also a licensed NLP/Hypnotherapist specializing in marriage preparation and relationship skills building. Rev. Samora understands the importance of seamless service, offering support to each couple beyond the wedding, not only ensuring a wonderful wedding, but also a successful marriage.

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242 Reviews for Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies

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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Martha · Getting married on 02/21/2020

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    Married us with 48 hours notice!

    We didn’t want to get married in city hall after seeing the chaos while trying to register for our license, so we decided to do a quick civil wedding on our 10 year anniversary at our favorite restaurant. Samora was sweet, soft spoken, genuine, responsive, timely, and made our civil wedding flawless. Received our marriage license within 2 weeks!

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    Samantha Rodriguez · Married on 12/09/2019

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    Wonderful from initial contact!

    From the moment I connected with Samora she made the whole process of planning a wedding in New York all the way from England a complete dream. She was so helpful and was quick to respond. On top of this she is so warm and lovely! We had the most wonderful day and this was in great part due to Samora.

    Sent on 10/08/2019

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Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 550.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 350.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 250.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 175.00
  • 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
    Premarital Counseling
    Bilingual
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Hindu
    Islam
    Jainism
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    No Denomination
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
    30-60 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    CT
    NJ
    NY
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

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  • Annie Lawrence, NYC Wedding Officiant
    Annie Lawrence, NYC Wedding Officiant Wedding Officiants

    Rev. Samora comes to your wedding day with a wealth of experience--as a musician, as a mother, as a minister. Her warm smile & candid conversation will immediately put you at ease. You can trust her to listen closely to your wedding requests, offer you experienced advice, and be there for you every minute of your ceremony to support you, honor you, and bring out the best in you! I am happy to recommend her as a friend & colleague, and encourage you to ask her to SING at your wedding!

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