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Rev. Sue Ellen Samuels is a non-denominational minister and wedding officiant in Buffalo, New York, who would be honored to help plan your ceremony. Rev. Sue Ellen is willing to work local or travel for a destination wedding. She specializes in creating ceremonies that perfectly reflect a couple’s love for each other, their family, their spiritual beliefs, and their heartfelt commitment. She is also available to help create a ceremony that will equip your "Ordained" friend to comfortably perform your ceremony.

Services Offered
Rev. Sue Ellen Samuels is able to officiate civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, rehearsals, and vow renewals. On average, her ceremonies last anywhere from under 30 minutes up to 60 mintues—making her a perfect choice for couples who are looking for a short and sweet wedding or one of medium length. She’s able to work with couples who have no denomination or those who aaffiliate with:

  • Christian
  • Agnostic
  • Earth-based / Elemental
  • Jewish
  • Pagan
  • Wicca

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?


Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.
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Savannah N. Married on 09/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

she was amazing!!!

Rev. Sue Samuels was nothing short of amazing! she was a pleasure to work with and made everything so easy. any questions we had she always answered and always responded quickly! i will recommend her to anyone!!
Erin T. Married on 09/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect officiant

We love Rev. Sue Ellen! The service she prepared was beautiful and touching, and her delivery was perfect. She was a joy to work with every step of the way and we would definitely recommend her!
Jamie R. Married on 08/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

“The best ceremony I have ever been to”

My husband Luke and I cannot say enough about Rev. Sue Ellen Samuels. She was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. From the moment we met with her, she was kind and very helpful. We needed some guidance with exactly how we wanted our ceremony to be and she answered every question we had. She was prepared with suggestions and asked us the right questions to help us envision our perfect ceremony. We were in contact with Sue for 8 months leading up to our wedding. She was incredibly responsive throughout that time period. We had multiple wedding guests that said it was the nicest ceremony they had ever been to! If you are still searching for an officiant, look no further! We will never forget her kindness, knowledge, and professionalism.
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After 5 Events After 5 Events Wedding Planners

I have had the pleasure of working with Rev. Sue Ellen Samuels many times in the past. I am always happy to refer her to clients because she is professional, kind, open minded and very passionate about what she does. As a wedding planner I am extremely cautious of who I refer to my clients. Sue is just so sweet and wonderful to work with that I look forward to each and every time we have the opportunity to work with her. I highly recommend Rev. Sue Ellen Samuels for your special day! Gabrielle Pagano (Owner) After 5 Events LLC 5957 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221

A Blooming Place Florist A Blooming Place Florist Wedding Florists

We've had the pleasure of working with Reverend Sue Samuels for many weddings. The couples with whom she works are very fortunate to have such an amazing person to perform their ceremony. Her attention to details & personal touch make for a very memorable experience. We thought so highly of her that our owner (Jacqueline) made sure she performed her ceremony!

Heavenlee Weddings by Tammy Lee-Papia Heavenlee Weddings by Tammy Lee-Papia Wedding Planners

I absolutely love working with Susan! She has such a wonderful personality and makes the ceremony planning process so easy for my clients. I really like the number of options that she makes available so that she can create a ceremony that really fits the couples personality and beliefs. I can always count on her to be on time and completely prepared. I refer her often, without hesitation, to my clients that are in need of an officiant for their nuptials. Thank you Susan for all you do!!

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