Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies

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About Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies

Rev. Samora of Common Ground Ceremonies is a highly-acclaimed, award-winning wedding officiant and interfaith minister in New York City. She has married over 900 happy couples since she began officiating weddings and vow renewals 8 years ago. Rev. Samora is a native New Yorker and was raised by parents who were of Jewish, Catholic & Muslim backgrounds. Her upbringing was non-religious and this piqued her interest in interfaith studies so she enrolled in The New Seminary of Interfaith Studies in New York City, and was ordained in 2008. Common Ground Ceremonies was created to serve and support couples from all backgrounds, beliefs and orientations. Rev. Samora's unique background has given her a greater understanding and empathy for blended families and LGBTQ couples. Rev. Samora is also a certified NLP practitioner and Love Coach who supports her clients in having a happy and successful foundation for their marriage and future family.

Services Offered
Common Ground Ceremonies offers personalized modern wedding ceremonies, interfaith weddings, non-denominational ceremonies, spiritual weddings, LGBTQ weddings, and vow renewals. They will create a ceremony based on each couples preferences and if they wish to blend their faiths or cultures, Common Ground Ceremonies will create a heartfelt ceremony to be cherished for years to come. Ask about their wedding packages which can include all types of rituals and unity ceremonies, such as butterfly releases, broom jumping, rose exchange to name a few..

Other Services
Common Ground Ceremonies' primary goal is to make your big day as seamless as possible. In addition to wedding ceremony services, they also offer the following services in their wedding packages:

  • Live instrumentalists for ceremony and cocktail hour
  • Photography and Videography services
  • “Day of Wedding Coordinator” services
  • Central Park Wedding packages to fit every budget
  • Elopement and Wedding packages around New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey
  • Non-denominational Pre-Marital Coaching sessions with specialized applications that will empower each couple with the tools ensuring a successful life and relationship
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    We arranged our elopement wedding in Central Park, NYC from the UK. Researching for an officiant we came across Common Ground Ceremonies, after watching the video clips and looking through reviews and photos it confirmed to us how much we wanted Reverend Samora to perform the ceremony on our special day. We were very impressed with the draft script we were sent and have to say that our day would not have been as amazing as it was without Reverend Samora! The ceremony itself was very personal, Reverend Samora reading with real emotion and feeling.
    I would highly recommend Common Ground Ceremonies and Reverend Samora when looking for an officiant, such a lovely, compassionate person.
    Thank you for such a beautiful smooth ceremony!

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    Samora was amazing. We came to her based on referral and she completely exceeded my expectations in officiating our wedding. We wanted something intimate and simple but very special. Because our ceremony was so small it put a lot of pressure on the officiating to be right because it was going to be such a big part of our memories. Samora met with us, listened to us, asked the right questions, and created the perfect ceremony. What an amazing woman! I would recommend her to my closest friends and family!

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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
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    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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