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Sacred Celebrations, LLC, is a wedding officiant and micro-wedding venue business serving Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. This company has two experienced celebrants who genuinely enjoy celebrating love, and would be delighted to be a part of your special day. Together, they have performed over 750 personal weddings for couples seeking both traditional and out-of-the-box ceremonies. Brenda and John Berry specialize in more spiritual and secular, non-religious weddings, and are equally adept with more conventional-style ceremonies. Professional speakers with an impeccable ability to deliver and entertain, they have been part of the wedding industry since 2007, officiating weddings throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

To bring your ceremonial vision to life, they will provide ideas to make your ceremony stand out, Brenda and John Berry will inspire and guide you from beginnig all the way to the kiss. Your guests will be enchanted, too. Handfasting ceremonies are a specialty!

Services Offered

Sacred Celebrations, LLC, caters to many different wedding types, such as Handfastings, non-religious, interfaith ceremonies, and vow renewals. Additionally, they can provide rehearsals upon request. All couples are welcome, they believe that love belongs to everyone. The team also offers customized vows and many years of experience to help couples on their journey together.

If you need a venue, we can provide that too! Available for 2024 and beyond, Sacred Celebrations’ Appalachian Wedding Chapel & Boutique is nestled alongside the healing waters of the beautiful Cacapon River in the quaint town of Capon Bridge, West Virginia. We offer same day elopement ceremonies and scheduled micro-weddings inspired by Appalachian traditions.

Our boutique provides ceremonial accessories for your custom Appalachian ceremony, and other unique gifts for couples getting 'hitched'. Inspired by Appalachian wedding courtship traditions and folklore, our Unity Ceremony accessories are designed and created by local artisans for our theme inspired unity ceremonies and are of the highest quality in craftsmanship. Indoor and outdoor ceremonies are available.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$550

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$100

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$150

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

$1

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
Buddhist
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Hindu
Islam
Jewish
Methodist
No Denomination
Pagan
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?

DC
MD
PA
VA
WV

What languages do you speak?

English
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Brenda and John of Sacred Celebrations are highly recommended officiants for unique and heartfelt wedding ceremonies. They were praised for their informative and descriptive website, as well as their ability to create personal and customized ceremony scripts. The officiants were described as professional, calm, and adaptable, even in unexpected situations. Brenda was particularly praised for her guidance and helpfulness throughout the planning process. Overall, reviewers highly recommended Sacred Celebrations for couples looking for genuine, heartfelt, and memorable wedding ceremonies.

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Brenda and John of Sacred Celebrations are highly recommended officiants for unique and heartfelt wedding ceremonies. They were praised for their informative and descriptive website, as well as their ability to create personal and customized ceremony scripts. The officiants were described as professional, calm, and adaptable, even in unexpected situations. Brenda was particularly praised for her guidance and helpfulness throughout the planning process. Overall, reviewers highly recommended Sacred Celebrations for couples looking for genuine, heartfelt, and memorable wedding ceremonies.

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Samantha W. Sent on 06/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Uniquely amazing and special officiant

Hiring Brenda as our officiant was one of the best decisions for our ceremony that we could have made.

My groom and I anticipated this to be one of the trickier vendors to hire as we didn't have a close friend or family member appropriate for the job yet wanted a hired professional (aka someone who did not know us/our love) to be able to portray our affection, story, and tone for the day and make it a special experience not only for us, but our family and guests as well. We "interviewed" with a couple potential officiants before Brenda and while they seemed perfectly nice and fine, we had a gut feeling they were not right for us. We are so glad that we listened to our instincts and held off to find Brenda.

From the start, Brenda was a calming yet joyful presence. I suspect this has something to do with her other passion for Reiki. She was an ease to work with and truly seemed interested and engaged in our love story and accurately depicting it during the ceremony. We wanted a spiritual love-based ceremony that included the traditions but in non-traditional ways with lots of personal touches. She truly listened and wrote up a 25-minute (right around the timing we wanted) long ceremony that was absolutely breath taking, personal, and perfect. Not only did it include uniquely touching (yet not at all cheesy) lines about marriage, she included personal words about us both and incorporated the traditional, necessary I do's and exchange of rings in such a distinctive, poignant way. Her delivery of the ceremony was lighthearted and joyful and set an incredible tone for everyone to enjoy and reflect on.

Brenda also had such amazing recommendations for mini ceremonies within the ceremony that we instantly loved and incorporated- we did both a glass unity ceremony and a stone blessing ceremony. I had never seen this done at a wedding and neither had my guests; everyone raved about how cool and special these were to witness and be a part of.

Touching more on our families and friends responses to the ceremony- they absolutely loved it. We got responses that were basically summed up as, "That was one of the best and most uniquely powerful ceremonies I've ever experienced at a wedding and I thought your officiant knew you because she captured the love so well." We had so many guests in tears and huge smiles throughout.

I can't imagine our wedding day without Brenda in it and I can see why she thrives as a wedding officiant- she exudes love and happiness but is also a great professional. Thank you so much- we love Sacred Celebrations!!!
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Jocelyn S. Sent on 12/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful, easy, meaningful,superb,personal, and unique

Brenda did an amazing job and made our day very special! She has so many different options for ceremony choices to allow inclusivity for all walks of life! Highly recommend for a beautiful experience
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Jennifer H. Sent on 01/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best officiant team!

We could not have picked a better officiant team for our magic, earthy-themed wedding ceremony! John and Brenda were phenomenal to work with from the very start. About a year out, we did a lot of searching and researching to find the perfect officiant that would honor the type of handfasting ceremony we wanted to have, but would also give us the freedom to incorporate our own special facets.

When we found the Sacred Celebrations website, we noticed how highly informative and descriptive it was and booking an appointment to meet with Brenda and John was so simple. At our initial meeting, they set us at ease and thoroughly described their ceremony style and every detail we’d need to know to craft a personal and unique ceremony script. We knew we had found the right officiants for us. Brenda stayed connected and in touch in the months leading up to the wedding ensuring our script would contain everything we wanted to have at our wedding ceremony. She was also so helpful in guiding us on what we needed for the handfasting, and explained the process well.

At the ceremony, John completely immersed himself into our theme and embraced the magic! The ceremony he crafted was both poetic and beautifully heartfelt, and his delivery was flawless. We held our ceremony inside Luray Caverns which required about a mile walk to the ceremony site and John didn’t flinch at the logistics of getting there and back. He was timely, prepared and ready to rock! At one point in the middle of our ceremony, a wedding guest passed out and it was a bit of a medical emergency. After the confusion and commotion settled, John adapted and finished the ceremony with ease, his composure calm, exuding the same warmth and mysticism as if the somewhat scary and unexpected event hadn’t even occurred. Now that’s the hallmark of a true professional!

If you’re looking for a unique, genuine, and heartfelt officiant team for your wedding, Brenda and John are it! From start to finish, they’ll ensure your ceremony is one to dearly and lovingly remember, and one completely your own.
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Julie Napear Photography Julie Napear Photography Wedding Photographers

I always recommend Brenda! I enjoy her ceremonies and the joyous way she presents them!

Six Star Events LLC Six Star Events LLC Wedding Caterers

Sacred Celebrations provides wonderful services to help make your Celebration a memorable one. Very easy to work with and many options for the type of Ceremony you envision for your very special day!

TaylorMade Weddings TaylorMade Weddings Wedding Planners

Brenda is a breath of fresh air. Her bubbly personality is contagious. You can't help but feel at ease when you're around her. She is truly passionate about what she does and it's reflective in her ceremonies. Every ceremony is unique and personal to the couple, handled with the utmost respect and care. Brenda is very professional and very organized. She's always right where she needs to be - ready to jump in. I love her team spirit and I highly recommend her for your wedding ceremony.

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