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
DAVID STOKES · Married on 08/17/2019
Great Wedding Ceremony by Pastor Cory aboard the Spirit of Norfolk
Rev Cory Newell provided an excellent wedding service. All comments from my guests were very positive. Rev Cory was energetic and incorporated many details about our lives and how we met during the ceremony. Rev Cory made the event special, not only to our guests, but to my Husband and me. It was a very special, professional, and meaningful ceremony!Sent on 08/19/2019
Thanks again, Dave and Chris
User3641461 · Recently married
Very easy to work with, reasonable price, great communication and very friendly!Sent on 12/21/2014
Tiffany · 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
Sheila Dishman · Married on 07/29/2019
Pastor Cory exceeded our expectations.
Pastor Cory was so personable, kind, and passionate in assuring that we had a wonderful and memorable wedding day experience. My husband and I along with our wedding guests felt blessed that we chose him. His warmth and attentiveness made us immediately feel he was a family member and the normal nervousness he calmed. Without question you will be very pleased if you choose Rev. Cory Newell and Associates. Rev. Cory comes highly recommended. 😍Sent on 08/01/2019
Christina Saylor · Married on 07/27/2019
Everything We Dreamed Of
Awesome! He did a wonderful job. He kept the ceremony light-hearted and funny, which is exactly what we asked for. He had the guests laughing multiple times. I highly recommend Rev. Cory Newell.Sent on 08/06/2019
Jodie Farrell · Married on 07/27/2019
We just loved Rev Cory!! He was awesome. He made our special day even better!! Thank you so much again!! ❤Sent on 08/07/2019
Jessica Barazoto · Married on 07/20/2019
Thanks to Rev CD (Rev Chuck Daniels) we had the most perfect ceremony. We were so worried when we learned our family friend could not perform our ceremony and we would need to hire someone. Luckily we found this amazing company and got paired with Chuck. He was available to us whenever we needed him, answered al of our questions, and eased our worries. He had such a great energy and personality. We loved meeting with him over Skype (a couple of times). At our ceremony, he was an incredible presence. He made us feel calm, and lead the most beautiful ceremony, even in the 100+ heat! We can’t thank him or recommend him enough!Sent on 08/16/2019
Kiara · Married on 07/13/2019
Pastor Corey was amazing! Even though we had some mishaps on the day of rehearsal he made it his obligation to serve us to the best of his ability. On our wedding day he went above and beyond which drew our guest into the ceremony and everyone loved his energy!!!Sent on 07/14/2019
Carol Jaroszewski · Married on 07/06/2019
Pastor Cory brought our wedding ceremony to life! He was energetic, enthusiastic, and made sure the guests knew how special they were to us. From start to finish in the planning phases and the day of the wedding, Pastor Cory answered all questions we had without hesitation. It truly felt like we were being married by a lifelong friend. He takes the time to get to know you and your relationship! The guests loved him just as much as we did!Sent on 07/15/2019
Chrissy · Married on 06/30/2019
Simply the Best
Pastor Cory went above and beyond to give us the ceremony of our dreams. We were looking for a non-traditional, fun, yet meaningful ceremony that would be remembered. Pastor Cory exceeded these expectations. He met sent us surveys to get an idea of what we wanted. We met him a few months prior where he asked about our story. He wanted to get to know us as well as our family and friends. He didn't ask just the basic questions (how did you meet?, first date?, etc.). He asked why we loved a certain body part, what makes the other so special. He understood that it was important for our daughter to be included in the ceremony. He wrote special vows for my husband to say to her. He quoted Disney movies which the kids at the wedding loved, but had a significant meaning to marriage. Our guests all commented on how our wedding was unique and unforgettable. Pastor Cory has no cookie-cutter ceremony. He cares about what you want and do not want. He makes you feel comfortable from the first interaction to the final good-bye. He was on time for our rehearsal and made everyone feel at ease with the timeline. My husband is introverted, but Pastor Cory helped him feel comfortable which is an accomplishment very few people can achieve. He was very fairly priced for all of his services. We would choose him again and again without hesitation. Thank you Pastor Cory for giving us a wedding that surpassed our dreams.Sent on 07/03/2019
Melissa · Married on 06/29/2019
Cory Newell is an AMAZING pastor!
Cory was amazing at our wedding! We loved the story he wrote about us and love that he included family and friends in the service. We really wanted to include our children in the ceremony and he came up with a wonderful idea to make them feel included. We loved our family prayer and know the kids loved it, too! He has so much energy and passion for what he does. He was so easy to work with and we truly enjoyed just talking with him. I highly recommend him!! He made us feel special and our ceremony is exactly what we envisioned! THANK YOU CORY!!Sent on 07/05/2019
Emily Bell · Married on 06/23/2019
Thank you, Pastor Cory!
Pastor Cory was absolutely perfect and charismatic during our marriage ceremony! Not only was he super professional, but he did an excellent job at bringing in the romance, emotion, and humor at the most appropriate moments. My husband and I truly couldn't have imagined anyone else being our officiant for our ceremony because everything he did and said was just right. To top that off, our guests absolutely loved Pastor Cory and made many positive comments to us during and after the reception! We are very blessed to have found him.Sent on 07/05/2019
Dawn Maddox · Married on 06/22/2019
Exceptionally Fun service
Rev. Cory makes so much effort and time to get to know you as a couple. He has such an elegant way of expressing and telling your love story. All those that attending our wedding are still talking about what a wonderful service he provided. He kept to our theme to have fun and had everyone laughing from the start. I would highly recommend him! You would not be disappointed!Sent on 06/24/2019
Kennedy · Married on 06/22/2019
Perfect sunset wedding
Pastor Cory was perfect for our wedding ceremony. He took the time to get to know us so our vows were perfect! We live a few hours away from where we got married, but pastor Cory was very good at keeping in contact with us and making sure our day went smoothly. We could not imagine a more perfect ceremony.Sent on 06/25/2019
Flgators@1 · Married on 06/22/2019
best wedding i ever been too. would highly recommend pastor cory. (excellent)!!!
the ceremony was energetic and kept everybodies attention and made everybody laugh and not a dry eye in the crowd.Sent on 06/26/2019
Matthew Fay · Married on 06/22/2019
He was great
Rev. Cory was great, we have had a bunch of people complement about the ceremony and how wonderful Rev. Cory was. We will recommend him to friends and family when they get married. Thanks.Sent on 07/11/2019
Jenn · Married on 06/21/2019
Best Wedding Officiant EVER!
We had such a fun time with Cory! He really took the time to get to know us as a couple, and he made some great suggestions to fit the ceremony to our requests perfectly! We are very lucky to have had him as one of our vendors, but also as a lifelong friend!Sent on 07/15/2019
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
Alisia Dennis · Married on 06/14/2019
Rev. Cory Newell wasnt just an amazing officiant. He took the time needed to understand the bride and grooms desires and requests. Actually went out of his way to make sure they were happy. Will be recommending Rev. Cory to everyone!Sent on 06/25/2019