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
Hannah Wampler · Getting married on 11/01/2019
Genuine & Helpful
I reached out to Cory after being referred to him by a friend. He responded to me within an hour and was also able to FaceTime with me to go over his pricing, our questions, etc. that SAME DAY!Sent on 09/02/2019
Brielle Ketchum · Married on 09/08/2019
Cory is awesome!
Cory provided an exceptional service and one that will be remembered for years and years!Sent on 09/12/2019
Kaitlyn · Married on 09/07/2019
We love Pastor Cory!
Guests are still telling us how much they loved Pastor Cory and his message. He made our wedding experience fun and took away all of our anxiousness as we stood before our large crowd. I love that he personalizes his message and was able to share our love story with guests. I would recommend him 1000x over. One of the best investments we made for our wedding!Sent on 09/20/2019
Chantilly Fenneman · Married on 09/01/2019
We had the pleasure of working with Pastor Cory who met all of our expectations when it comes to officiating a religious ceremony with us. He took the time to get to know us and was flexible in doing so since we were communicating long distance. He has a humorous personality which worked perfectly for us because we are a cheesy couple and let’s be honest who likes a firm and no laughing wedding? Nobody !!Sent on 09/03/2019
Not only that but he always answered our questions when we had some, and he kept our guests engaged during the ceremony . He made sure that he also took the the time to get to know our bridal party and gave multiple opportunities to be further engaged in the ceremony process. If your looking for an officiant who will not only get to know you as a couple, and keep things light while addressing your questions and ensuring you the best wedding possible, then Pastor Cory Newell is your guy!
Thank you for everything Pastor Cory!
Sincerely- The Medina’s
Lisa · Married on 09/01/2019
Cory is the most entertaining and energetic Officiant ever! He made our ceremony interactive and a good time for everyone! If you want a super fun officiant! Cory is it! I can not express enough how much we laughed and cried during and afterwards EVERYONE came up to usSent on 09/04/2019
And asked who he was because they loved him too! You will never regret hiring Cory! He is amazing!
Michael P. · Married on 08/31/2019
We eloped this weekend. Cory was a pleasure to work with.Sent on 09/03/2019
Miatta Kingg · Married on 08/31/2019
Personable & Professional
Cory, thank you so much for being apart of our special day! I had totally forgotten it was a holiday weekend and traffic was crazy! Many of our guests (bride included!) got stuck in some of Hampton Roads worst moments on a beautiful sunny Saturday of a long weekend. Not only was our ceremony short and sweet, yet meaningful and welcoming, Cory made sure the (8 month pregnant) bride was hydrated and happy! For a ceremony planned in less than 2 months for 25 people, Cory truly helped our day go by smoothly. He was very affordable and super supportive in our decisions with planning! Our day is definitely one to remember. Thanks for everything Cory and team!Sent on 09/11/2019
Michelle · Married on 08/24/2019
AMAZING ceremony!! Not a dry eye, LOVED being able to incorporate our girls to make them feel apart of it. Also OUR story was told on how we met, which some people did not know. Thank you so much!!Sent on 08/30/2019
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
Richard Hill · Married on 08/17/2019
We booked reverend cory last minute and he exceeded my expectations. He was fun, full of energy and creative. The guests loved himSent on 08/19/2019
Mickey Trautz · Married on 08/17/2019
Cory did a wonderful job of asking all the right questions to make sure the wedding fit our vision. He brought his own ideas to the table as well, but was sure not to add anything without of seal of approval first. I would definitely recommend.Sent on 08/20/2019
David Frisch · Married on 08/17/2019
Cory has an amazing personality, he made our day full of love and joy. He surpassed my expectations and made it so I did not have to stress over any details. He went above and beyond to make everything beautiful and special.Sent on 08/26/2019
User3641461 · Recently married
Very easy to work with, reasonable price, great communication and very friendly!Sent on 12/21/2014
Chris D · Married on 08/10/2019
Pastor Cory provided guidance and support before, during and after the wedding ceremony. He suggested interesting details that made our ceremony unforgettable. Our guests had a great time as well.Sent on 08/19/2019
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