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What’s the right wedding ceremony for a religiously independent couple? A courthouse ceremony is cold, impersonal, and over in a flash. A church ceremony is usually just a long sermon to which your actual ceremony is a sideshow. Pick your poison - a quick, dry affair with no heart, or a long, tedious slog that flies in the face of your worldview. Or... chuck that poison and grab the champagne. I got you, boo!

Most wedding ceremonies are religious, and thus focus overwhelmingly on religious themes. But your ceremony will instead focus on thoughtful, bold insights on love and commitment, and personal stories and details about your relationship. With 15 years in the business and over 600 ceremonies officiated, I bring the eloquence to deliver a deeply moving yet lighthearted ceremony, a relaxed demeanor that will keep you calm and centered, and unparalleled expertise in wedding ceremony craft and theory. You'll fill out a detailed survey that puts you in full control of every aspect of your ceremony, and you'll answer insightful personal questions so that I can share some highlights of your romance with your family and friends.

The best ceremony they've ever seen - that's what they'll all say!

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

Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
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4.9 out of 5 rating
47 Reviews
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Leah H. Sent on 01/14/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Thanks to Tim, our ceremony was absolutely perfect!

Tim was absolutely everything I needed as a bride. My family and I are not religious, but my husbands family is, and they were not thrilled with the fact that we chose to have an outdoor wedding rather than a church wedding. I told Tim this, and he assured me that he would be able to appease to everyone in the audience (I know it shouldn't matter because it's supposed to be about the married couple and no one else.... but it's very stressful when people you love disapprove of big decisions). Tim was able to deliver EXACTLY what I hoped for. He shared so much information about my husband and I's relationship and was able to include some humor and emotional aspects. He truly captured our story and helped the audience understand the love between us. After the wedding, we had SO MANY people tell us how great our officiant was (even those that were wanting us to have a religious wedding) because our ceremony was much more meaningful and personal than their original (Catholic) expectations.

Before the ceremony itself, Tim helped with all of my anxiousness. He impressed everyone at our rehearsal as he took complete control and helped direct everyone and everything. It was like having a wedding coordinator. He knew exactly what to do and how to orchestrate everyone. My venue coordinator even applauded him for such a job well done. Then, on the day of my wedding, I was hit with a last minute decision of whether I should have my wedding indoors or outdoors because there was a 90% chance of rain. I was so adamant about having our ceremony outside, but so many people (my photographer, videographer, DJ, venue coordinator, some family, etc) were telling me I need to change the ceremony to have it indoors because the rain was looking pretty promising. My husband and I agreed that we wanted to be outside, even if it was raining, and the ONLY person who was on our side was Tim. I will never forget the phone call I had with Tim an hour before walking down the aisle. He told me that he will marry us in the pouring rain and it would be amazing memory for us forever..... that's all I needed. I just needed someone on my side and Tim was it. (One thing to note, is that Tim even had another ceremony they he had to officiate after mine, but he was willing to inconvenience himself, get soaking wet just for us, and figure out what he needed to do for the next wedding... he was 100% committed!) Thankfully, we held our ceremony outside and the rain held off!! I have Tim to thank for this because I almost gave into everyone else's pushy opinions, but Tim wanted to make sure I got what I wanted.

Tim is such a remarkable person. From the moment you have your first phone call with him, it is obvious that he is a true, genuine character who is passionate about what he does. He has an extremely friendly demeanor about him, and his humor is so much fun. Tim is great with his words and absolutely worth the price you pay to hire him. He honestly deserves so much more than he asks for. I can't recommend Tim enough! I will always encourage anyone planning a wedding to consider him. Outside of my bias because it was my own wedding, Tim's performance was the most sincere I have ever seen at any wedding I've ever been to (and I've been to a lot!).

Tim, I am forever grateful for you! Thanks for exceeding our expectations, and being more than we could ever ask for! You are amazing.
Cameron S. Sent on 01/13/2024
5 out of 5 rating

If you’re thinking about booking Tim, do it!

Tim was an absolutely the right choice for our ceremony! He included special details about us and we received so many comments from our guests that thought Tim was an old friend of ours! He made us both feel at ease and walked us through the entire ceremony so there were no surprises during the big day! Tim is kind, professional, and committed to making your ceremony special! Thank you for everything Tim!
Amy Sent on 01/15/2024
5 out of 5 rating

We loved working with Tim!

Tim officiated our wedding on 9/8/23 and he was fantastic! We were looking for a more personalized ceremony that spoke to us as a couple and that is exactly what we got. He was so easy to work with and was very flexible when it came to the rehearsal. He did a fantastic job with the ceremony. He added a lot of personal touches that really made it that much more special. We received so many compliments about the ceremony. We would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a special, personalized ceremony for their big day.
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Springlake Party Center Springlake Party Center Banquet Halls

Tim Greathouse has officiated numerous ceremonies here at Springlake Party Center. He's courteous, friendly, punctual, and very professional.Tim goes out of his way to ensure that the bride and groom are comfortable, and has even been seen helping calm the nerves of participants before the ceremony. Best of all, Tim is flexible, and has officiated weddings custom tailored to the bride and groom's wishes in very intricate ways. Even when it's not the case, it always seems as if Tim has a personal relationship with the bride and groom based on how well he interacts with them and customizes his ceremonies for each couple. You'd swear he's known each couple for years! Tim is without a doubt one of our recommended officiants!

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