Recommended by 99%
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Lisa Hagan · Married on 03/10/2019
Outstanding experience overall!
Pastor Cory was literally a godsend for us. We live in Norfolk but were celebrating our honeymoon in a very non-traditional way, by vacationing together before the wedding instead of after. We fiancé and I spent almost a week together in Ocean City and Rehobeth Beach, MD fully intending to get married there, with the scenic gentle ocean waves behind us as we read our vows. The only problem with that plan was that we didn’t expect the below freezing temperature and pouring rain! Instead, at the last minute we decided to drive back home late the night before our intended wedding day and pray that we could find a pastor that would be willing to marry us the NEXT DAY. We knew that we were expecting a miracle, and Pastor Cory was it. We first made contact with him at 7:44 pm and not only did he respond right away, but he committed to doing it by the next day! We worked out the location and exact time, the documents were sent electronically and everything was signed and paid for in advance. Everything that he sent us to read and sign was straightforward. The software was intuitive and easy to follow and before we knew it, we were all set and could actually breathe again and sleep easy the night before our Big Day.Sent on 03/10/2019
The morning of, we were on our way there when we got a text reminder from Pastor Cory to remember our marriage license (thank goodness) because we had to make a quick u-turn and raced home to get what we would have definitely forgotten because of the excitement of the day. We totally appreciated that one small thing and it’s just a testament to the attention to detail that he provides. We learned that he listens well, reads everything that you send him and incorporates it all into a very personalized ceremony.
Pastor Cory was at the location we chose right on time, with a big smile and extending a warm handshake and a hug. He helped to turn what could have been a very stressful time for us into a beautiful memory. His vows were perfect and light and filled with a casual feeling that mirrored who we are. He injected laughter and good vibes into all of it and after taking pictures of us, prayed for us and wished us well. And we were well; we had been married by Pastor Cory. We would recommend him to anyone that wants exactly what he offers online. He’s a 5-star real deal and we’re thrilled to know that every time we think of our special day, that he’s a part of it. It was a truly meaningful day, largely because of him. Pastor Cory, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Rob & Lisa
Elaine Linn · Getting married on 12/05/2020
the day was great
it was a pleasure working with Rev Cory. It was a beautiful day :) we would recommend him. his online payment arrangements made it very easy to useSent on 05/29/2019
Adrian Ricks · Getting married on 08/04/2020
one of the best i ever seen
he was wonderful in every aspect. was very friendly and got the family and crowd involved in the ceremony was worth every cent.Sent on 04/23/2019
Adrian Hill · Getting married on 07/05/2020
The Cinderella Wedding
Rev. Cory's team was excellent, Rev. Charles was ready and on point with the few last minute changes made (15 minutes) before the ceremony started. I had paid to have my wife ride a horse down the aisle, while waiting Rev. Charles kept everyone focused and in good spirits (because no one knew what was going on). In a matter of minutes we came up with a plan to have my wife ride the horse half-way down the aisle and then her father would walk her the rest of the way. Since this was the first time my wife rode a horse, Rev. Charles gave her lots of encouragement from the alter. Everything went smooth without a hitch and on the first go around. Rev. Cory's team is really there for you and always give 200% from out the gate. I recommend him for any occasion.Sent on 05/28/2019
Eloise · Getting married on 05/02/2020
Great addition to our day!
Rev Cory listened to everything that we wanted for our small ceremony and made it really special for us!Sent on 03/27/2019
Very easy to work with, reasonable price, great communication and very friendly!Sent on 12/21/2014
Tiffany · Getting married on 08/03/2019
He was super accommodating and very professional! Would highly recommend Cory for anyone’s wedding!!!Sent on 06/12/2018
Jenna · Married on 06/15/2019
Simply the best
Cory made our ceremony so fun and engaging. He kept the audience engaged and laughing while also sharing our love story perfectly! So many people were complimenting how unique and fun our ceremony was, and that’s all thanks to Cory! It was a special ceremony that we will remember for a lifetime.Sent on 06/17/2019
Rose Carandang · Married on 06/14/2019
I love the service and the flexibility , eventhough I was late lol he still manageSent on 06/17/2019
Christy Greene · Married on 06/09/2019
Our guests are still raving about Cory!
We booked Cory for a small, backyard wedding on a Sunday evening without a lot of notice at all. Right off the bat I knew that he was perfect for the laid back, informal, nontraditional wedding that we envisioned. He is great at what he does, very personable and very passionate about your wedding. Although we knew we were not the only couple that he was working with on their wedding, he made us feel as if we were. We had a lot of laughs (and tears) during our ceremony. Our guests are still talking about how much they loved Cory!Sent on 06/11/2019
Randall Decker · Married on 06/08/2019
A Perfect Wedding
We are over the moon with how magical our wedding was! Cory was the perfect Pastor! His heartfelt energy and care for us as a couple was felt by the entire room. All night our guests told us how incredible his ceremony was and asked how they could have him at their own weddings. Cory treated us like the only couple he had all year. We especially enjoyed our counseling and pre-marriage time with him. Cory is more than the officiant who married us, we consider him a lifelong friend.Sent on 06/12/2019
Madison · Married on 06/08/2019
Easy going and flexible
Willing to work with what you want for a ceremony. We really wanted something short and sweet and they did JUST that. It was perfect.Sent on 06/18/2019
Anna Boyd · Married on 06/03/2019
A Ceremony Perfect in Every Way
If you and your significant other are considering hiring Rev. Cory to officiate your wedding, DO IT! As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, part of my search to find an officiant included finding someone who wouldn’t bat an eye at marrying a lesbian couple. Not only did Rev. Cory not bat an eye, but he also welcomed us with open arms. Before the big day, he works with his couples to find a meeting time either in person or on Skype where he can learn about the couple and discuss what they desire to have in the ceremony. Although Rev. Cory has a religious background, what I love so much about him is that he’s adamantly devoted to respecting the views and desires of the couple. Rev. Cory guided me and my wife to create a ceremony personal to us that incorporated our loved ones. Rev. Cory gave a beautiful ceremony that kept my guests captivated with many of them coming up to us to rave about him after! Without a doubt, Rev. Cory was worth every penny!Sent on 06/04/2019
Matthew Currall · Married on 06/01/2019
Charles Daniel was amazing. The ceremony was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted.Sent on 06/04/2019
Deanna Johnson · Married on 05/24/2019
Wedding on the water
Rev. Cory Newell was the best officiant I've ever experienced, and I'm happy it was for my wedding. All of guests complimented on how wonderful the ceremony was. He made it personable he told our love story and had humor, while also being spiritual. I can't say enough about him you really have to experience his greatness for yourself! My husband and I couldn't have made a better choice.Sent on 05/31/2019
Anastasia Martini · Married on 05/19/2019
Smooth and relaxed!
Absolutely amazing! Cory was so helpful and gave amazing advice when my mind was exploding. I couldn’t have asked for a better officiantSent on 05/21/2019
Waverly Chenelle Carlos · Married on 05/18/2019
Professional and sweet
Having Pastor Cory marry us on May 18 was the best decision! We had difficulty in looking for the spot to do the wedding and he helped pick a place for us. Very professional and on time. We also loved the vows and Bible verses he incorporated in our ceremony.Sent on 05/21/2019
Terri · Married on 05/18/2019
I did not have Rev Cory as my Officant but I had one of his partners Dr Watson. She was beautiful, she made our wedding so amazing. So much laughter and joy. I would reccomend her to the fullest. Dr Watson has such a loving personality and willing to make sure you feel super special.Sent on 05/22/2019
Michelle · Married on 05/17/2019
Cory was by far one of the best choices that we could have made for our wedding.
Cory was by far one of the best choices that we could have made for our wedding. People at our wedding commented multiple times about how they loved the ceremony when normally would have expected it to be a snooze fest, and we had a longer ceremony than most I feel. Lots of our guests even thought he was an old friend from our schooling days! 100% would highly recommend to anyone looking to book his services!Sent on 05/21/2019
Kelly · Married on 05/17/2019
Cory Made the Ceremony!
Cory was not only professional, but he made our ceremony fantastic! He had the entire crowd laughing and crying happy tears at the same time! Everyone talked about how much they loved his service and how animated, funny, and sweet he was! I would recommend him to anyone!!!Sent on 05/27/2019
L Price · Married on 05/11/2019
Rev. Cory was the pastor for our wedding. He was awesome, funny, sincere and so so kind.
Pastor cory is the best pastor in the world. Plain and simple. Doesn't get any better than him. We feel we won the lottery having him marry us. Thank you pastor cory.Sent on 05/13/2019
Kenneth · Married on 05/11/2019
Best Virginia has to offer!
There isn’t enough words to describe how awesome pastor Cory Newell is. He is energetic, meaningful, and knows how to make a wedding a memorable one. 5 stars doesn’t do this man justice, he definitely deserves more. Thank you pastor Cory Newell for making my wedding the most amazing day ever!Sent on 05/29/2019
Earl Debellis · Married on 05/11/2019
Great great experience wonderful sense of humor with just the right touch of religionSent on 06/13/2019
Renata · Married on 05/08/2019
The George Wedding
I couldn't be happier with the entire process! It was fast , straight to it ,super friendly and professional. Dr. Watson was amazing I felt like we already knew each other and she performed a beautiful ,fun intimate ceremony. I would definitely recommend her.Sent on 04/30/2019
Sam Law · Married on 04/27/2019
We had never met prior and we had no expectations besides someone to legally marry us. WE ARE SO THANKFUL that we used this vendor. Instead of a cold rushed ceremony we had Dr. Patsy Watson. She was so warm, kind, genuine and intelligent. We felt like we new her forever. It really made our wedding so special. She was loving and patient with all our children and with the fact that I (the bride) was running very late. She was so sweet and calm it was wonderful.Sent on 04/30/2019