Weddings On Location

***** You must have a valid marriage license from the state where you plan to get married. Marriage Licenses are good for 60 days from the date of issuance.

WV Weddings:

You may obtain a marriage license from any county in the state, regardless of your in-state or out-of-state residency.

OH Weddings:

  • Ohio residents must obtain their license in the county of their residence. At least one of the applicants must be a resident of Washington County and the marriage must be performed in the State of Ohio.
  • Out of state residents must obtain their license in the Ohio County where the marriage ceremony will be performed. If both applicants are from out of state but wish to be married in a particular county, they must obtain their license from that county.

 

 

Call your local courthouse prior to obtaining your license for specific requirements.

 

Services and Fees

Ordained Minister Licensed to Officiate Weddings in West Virginia and Ohio

I offer a variety of pre-written ceremonies as well as customized add-ons. Simply choose the package that works best for your occasion. If you’d like to give the gift of a wedding to a special friend or loved one, I offer gift certificates that may used toward officiant and photography services. Payment accepted in cash, credit, and debit card. No checks, please. If paying with cash, please bring the correct amount.

I will travel to your location in WV or OH. Here’s what I offer:

Married in a Minute Sign-and-Go 

 

Starting at $75

On location within 15 miles — Mileage added for Sign-and-Go Ceremonies farther than 15 miles. (WV residents add sales tax.) 

No retainer required.

By appointment only.

  • One-Minute Ceremony
  • Just say, “I will” or “I do” at your chosen location
  • No Ring Exchange
  • 1 high-resolution digital images sent to your email

 

This option is perfect for couples who want a low-cost, legally binding marriage without a formal ceremony.

 

The pre-written ceremony is the officiant’s choice. You may upgrade to the premium pre-written package that includes pre-written vows from which to choose. For instance, you can choose from three different vows, two different declaration of Intent (I do/I will), and three different ring ceremonies. This package begins at $200.

Premium Non-Denominational Ceremony with Prayer or Secular (Non-Religious) Ceremony  (available in WV and OH)

Tiffani and Adam                                                  Photo by Jill Martin Photography

 

Starting at $200 on location within 15 miles of the chapel (WV weddings add sales tax.) Add rehearsal for $100.

Mileage added for weddings farther than 15 miles.

  • Pre-Written Ceremonies 
    • Mix-and-Match Pre-written vows, declaration of intent (I do/I will), and ring ceremonies are available with this package 
    • Non-denominational Christian
    • Secular (Non-religious)
    • Handfasting available at no additional cost
    • Sand Ceremony at no additional cost
    • Unity Candle available at no additional cost
    • Decorative, souvenir wedding certificate suitable for framing
    • Copy of your ceremony for your memory book
    • No limit to number guests for “on-location weddings.”
    • Add marriage coaching for $100 off the regular fee of $250 when you book both services together.

Love Story Signature Celebration — Mid-Ohio Valley’s Favorite Ceremony for Couples and Guests (available in WV and OH)

Taylor and Michael

Morgan and Brandon

Starting at $350. (WV weddings add sales tax.)

Mileage added for weddings farther than 25 miles.

$150.00 Non-refundable retainer required for the full amount to book the session. Remainder of the balance is due six weeks prior to the wedding.

The Love Story Signature Celebration is for the couple who wants a ceremony that is written and customized specifically for them.

 

Everything is included for the best ceremony ever! You can hear some of the true stories in my voice and my own words by clicking on this LINK.

  • You’ll receive a no-obligation wedding consultation. If we’re a good match, we’ll move forward from there.
  • We’ll collaborate on everything. The beginning to the end of the ceremony will be a team effort. I’ll give you choices, and I’ll do all the heavy lifting. You’ll know everything I’ll say and do. There will be no surprises the day of your ceremony.
  • It’s personalized. Your wedding day is the sum of all your experiences and how you got there.  I’ll tell your love story. Your ceremony will be a one-of-a-kind experience!
  • The following options are available in your ceremony.
    • Non-denominational Christian
    • Secular (Non-religious)
    • Buddhist
    • Handfasting
    • Native American Blanket Ceremony
    • Wine Box Love Letter
    • Ring-Warming Ceremony
    • Unity Candle
    • Sand Ceremony
    • Honoring Parents
    • Honoring Mothers
    • Add marriage coaching for $100 off the regular fee of $250 when you book both services together.
  • I will share your wedding script as it evolves every step of the way. I’ll revise it until it is exactly as you want it.  There is no limit on the number of revisions.
  • Continuous contact by phone/email is included in my fee.
  • Your complete rehearsal is included. (Mileage will be added for ceremonies farther than 25 miles.)
  • Travel and fuel up to 25 miles from my chapel in Parkersburg, WV is included in the price.
  • Legal documents will be signed and filed by me.
  • Just in case clause: It’s not likely that I will be too sick to perform your ceremony but if I am, I’ll have a backup officiant on standby to ensure that your ceremony is perfect.
  • A beautiful, unique, and sentimental ceremony that is like no other wedding experience!
  • Decorative, souvenir wedding certificate suitable for framing.
  • After the ceremony, you’ll receive a copy of your wedding vows to commemorate your special day!

I’m thrilled to offer this upscale wedding ceremony for couples in the Mid-Ohio Valley. It’s truly one of a kind.

 

Vow Reaffirmation (Renewal) Ceremony 

Starting at $150 

(WV ceremonies add sales tax.)

  • Pre-written vow reaffirmation ceremony
    • Non-denominational Christian
    • Secular (Non-religious)
    • Buddhist
    • Handfasting
    • Decorative, hand-lettered certificate suitable for framing

 

Love Story Vow Reaffirmation Signature Celebration — Your Guests Will Love to Hear Your Love Story!

I’ll write your love story and make your ceremony a memorable experience!

Starting at $350. WV ceremonies add sales tax. 

Mileage added for ceremonies farther than 25 miles.

$150.00 Non-refundable retainer required for the full amount to book the session. Remainder of the balance is due six weeks prior to the wedding.  Everything is included for the best ceremony ever! You can hear some of the true stories in my voice and my own words by clicking on this LINK.

The Love Story Signature Celebration is for the couple who wants a ceremony that is written and customized specifically for them.

Everything is included for the best ceremony ever!

  • You’ll receive a no-obligation consultation. If we’re a good match, we’ll move forward from there.
  • We’ll collaborate on everything. The beginning to the end of the ceremony will be a team effort. I’ll give you choices, and I’ll do all the heavy lifting. You’ll know everything I’ll say and do. There will be no surprises the day of your ceremony.
  • It’s personalized. Your wedding day is the sum of all your experiences and how you got there.  I’ll tell your love story. Your ceremony will be a one-of-a-kind experience!
  • The following options are available in your ceremony.
    • Non-denominational Christian
    • Secular (Non-religious)
    • Buddhist
    • Handfasting
  • I will share your wedding script as it evolves every step of the way. I’ll revise it until it is exactly as you want it.  There is no limit on the number of revisions.
  • Continuous contact by phone/email is included in my fee.
  • Your complete rehearsal is included.
  • Travel and fuel up to 25 miles from my chapel in Parkersburg, WV is included in the price.
  • Legal documents will be signed and filed by me.
  • Just in case clause: It’s not likely that I will be too sick to perform your ceremony but if I am, I’ll have a backup officiant on standby to ensure that your ceremony is perfect.
  • A beautiful, unique, and sentimental ceremony that is like no other wedding experience!
  • Decorative, souvenir ceremony certificate suitable for framing.
  • After the ceremony, you’ll receive a copy of your vows to commemorate your special day!

I’m thrilled to offer this upscale wedding ceremony for couples in WV and OH. It’s truly one of a kind.

  • Other requests? Please ask! I’ll see what I can do to help you.

Ready to take the next step? Complete the contact form below. I’ll respond to you within one business day.

 

The Mid-Ohio Valley Wedding Chapel is located at 531 Market Street in downtown Parkersburg, WV. I officiate weddings by appointment at the chapel or on location in WV and OH. You may also call or text 740-525-6974 to speak with an officiant.
For short-notice drive-thru ceremonies, please text/call 740-525-6974 between the hours of 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. If I do not answer, please leave a message. I will contact you as soon as possible. Hours are seasonal, based on daylight hours.