Chaplain Stephen Macht is a wedding officiant located in Beverly Hills, California. Before your big day, he works closely with you to get to know you and your partners’ personalities, love story, and desires for the day. Stephen is also a professional actor and theater director with 40 years of experience, so he is completely comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people. Chaplain Stephen Macht is happy to unite all types of couples in marriage, including intermarrieds, Jewish, non-denominational, and LGBTQ+ couples.
Chaplain Stephen Macht offers premarital counseling for you and your partner ahead of the big day. He welcomes agnostic, Jewish, and non-denominational couples. His ceremonies usually last less than 30 minutes. He is happy to perform a ceremony rehearsal before the celebration to ensure everything goes smoothly. Stephen can provide services for civil, non-religious, interfaith, and single religion weddings and vow renewals. He is licensed in several states, including:
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32 Reviews for Chaplain Stephen Macht
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Marcus M. · Married on 01/10/2021
Best In Class Creator of a Memorable Wedding!
Stephen was there every step of the way to coach us through sharing our unique love story. He is very responsive, detailed, and, most importantly, genuinely cares about creating a unique and memorable experience. Each of our guests stated, "Best wedding ever attended," with Stephen's officiating as a significant highlight. I highly recommend Stephen!Sent on 12/11/2019
Anna · Married on 03/07/2020
Beautiful Experience with Stephen
Stephen was a pleasure to work with. He helped us create a personalized ceremony which was very sweet with a touch of humor. We went back and fourth a couple times until we got it just right. He recommended different things to make it work for us. We wanted it very simple - we wanted to keep out religion and just make it about us. He helped us do that, he told our love story and kept the guests interested during this time. It was beautiful. Here is a short clip of our wedding, you can hear him speak in it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvKgdWWXBg8Sent on 05/02/2020
Thank you very much Stephen, highly recommended :)
Roy D. · Married on 09/14/2019
Flexible and funny, Stephen will help deliver your dream ceremony
Me and my (new) wife, Allie, recently worked with Stephen as the officiant for our wedding in September 2019. My mom referred him as we were looking for an officiant, and thought he'd be great for our ceremony. We became inclined to agree.
We first met with Stephen in-person soon after I proposed. We discussed our vision for our wedding, and our "complicating" factors. I am Jewish, and Allie is half and half Catholic. We wanted a semi-casual ceremony that didn't lean too far in either religion, but paid homage to both.
Stephen was understanding and easy to work with throughout. He first sent me and Allie a questionnaire to answer about the other, with questions like how we met, and what we thought was special about the other. From these answers, he crafted the "script" for our ceremony. We worked with him over the next year, sending revisions back-and-forth every couple of months until we got it to the point where it felt just right. That point, funny enough, was just days before the ceremony, but Stephen was fantastic in being so flexible and up for anything with it.
The ceremony itself was phenomenal, with Stephen playing a large part in it. Many people came up to us at the reception to say it was the best wedding ceremony they've been to, and that they loved the officiant. That he delivered the words of our love story with wit and eloquence, and they were blown away. Yes, yes, some of it was the stunning and amazing bride and groom, but Stephen helped them come off that way ;).
In all seriousness, it was a pleasure working with Stephen, and we wholeheartedly would encourage others to do so as well for their weddings. He has officiated countless weddings, and with his background as an actor, he is able to deliver them with class.
Sent on 09/19/2019