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Ceremonies and Fees

I approach each wedding ceremony as a unique and wonderful opportunity for all included to celebrate a precious and memorable event between two individuals that have committed to each other. You arrive as beloved ones, and your bonds are transformed to a married couple, legally and spiritually.

I know that choosing your wedding celebrant is a very personal decision and one I take with honor, humility and a sense of great pride. I strive to ensure your transformation is a celebration to be cherished for a life-time; void of stress and complications. Sometimes it is just to easy to get lost in the swarm of wedding planning and logistics. With all the vendors, details, family and friends swirling about – who will take care of you? I will. As your celebrant I help you focus on, and perhaps rediscover, the reason for it all: your relationship. That connection you share with no one else in the world. Once you do that, I am there to serve as your spokesperson. The result is a ceremony that will reflect your love, your style and your dreams.

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When you entrust Golden Gate Weddings with your wedding ceremony you will receive all of the following services:

  • Personal meeting to discuss your wedding plans
  • My personal support right from the beginning
  • Together we will create a customized wedding ceremony
  • Assistance with choosing or writing your vows
  • I will officiate the wedding - no substitutes
  • I will attend and conduct a rehearsal if it is needed
  • I will handle all needed emails and phone calls
  • I will ensure the signing and filing of your marriage license


  • Golden Gate Weddings
  • Small Venue Weddings
  • Elopement Weddings
  • San Francisco Destination Weddings
  • Same Sex Weddings
  • Traditional Weddings
  • Non-Traditional Weddings
  • Renewal of Vows

Short notice weddings and elopements are always welcome.

Possible Venues

There are many locations throughout San Francisco where we can conduct your marriage ceremony. They range in price starting at FREE and go up from there. The number of expected guests and the time of year for your San Francisco wedding will include, or exclude, some of the outdoor venues. Golden Gate Park alone has a number of options including the Rose garden.

Here are some other venue options listed in alphabetical order. When you call we can discuss my favorites and recommendations:

Alcatraz Island, the Allied Arts Guild, Asian Art Museum, Baker Beach, the Beach House at the Pacifica, Cathedral Hill, Coit Tower, Conservatory of Flowers, Coyote Point Park in San Mateo, the De Young Museum, Dolores Park, Eagle's Point, Embarcadero, Endeavor Hall, Fay Park, most any locale on Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park-Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park-Rose Garden, Half Moon Bay, Japanese Garden in San Mateo, Lady of the Chapel, Lake Chalet, Linda Mar Beach, the Marines Memorial, Muir Beach, the Museum of Modern Art, numerous Napa Valley locations, North Beach, the Oakland Zoo, Old Saint Hilary's Church, Paradise Beach Park, the Main Chapel at the Presidio, Queen Wilhelmina Garden, Redwood Grove, San Francisco City Hall, Tilden Regional Park Botanic Garden, UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Union Square, and many, many more.

Fee Information

Fees are structured to support the time dedicated to writing and designing your ceremony, as every ceremony is a uniquely customized event. Other factors include meeting time and travel, as well as the more important time spent both writing and officiating your ceremony.

Every ceremony is unique so to be sure, please call or e-mail us for a specific quote. You can feel comfortable in knowing that all services and fees will be discussed openly and agreed upon in writing prior to booking. We don't have any hidden fees or surprises of any kind.

The Officiant Fee for ceremonies within the San Francisco Bay Area is $450.

Wedding Rehearsals can be a significant part of the overall ceremony however, not all couples desire them. For that reason and to keep your costs controllable, we have separated these into two events. Attendance to your wedding rehearsal is $250.

Additional services, such as travel to venues out of the city, may be extra. Give us a call and together we can work out your San Francisco Wedding Package.

Payments can be made here on-line using our secure server and interface with PayPal. We accept all major credit cards and you do not need a PayPal account to use this payment method.

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