Rodney McClain

Hannah F.

Rodney was amazing! He helped make our day perfect and worked with us to ensure the ceremony was tailor-made and personal. Read more “Hannah F.”

Thomas Smith

Rodney was very accommodating and pleasant, making our day perfect. . . They offer great services. Read more “Thomas Smith”

Ruth Rowell

We were very, very happy with Philip’s written ceremony, and Rodney did a great job officiating! Read more “Ruth Rowell”

Victoria

Asheville Marriages made our wedding day very comfortable and special. Our officiant, Rodney, was very prompt and professional with all communications. He was easy to work with and listened to the feedback that we had about our ceremony. Read more “Victoria”

Christine Roof

Everything was perfect! Rodney did a wonderful job . . . so glad we chose Asheville Marriages for our ceremony. Highly recommended!! Read more “Christine Roof”

As a well-rounded and well-spoken wedding Officiant, Rodney McClain derives great satisfaction from working with couples of diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Rodney has lived in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, and Texas. He left an engineering career, and moved to Asheville with his beautiful bride, in favor of a more rewarding and social profession. In addition to officiating, he works part time at a local bed and breakfast, and is much happier now that he is able to connect with people from all over the world.

Rodney enjoys performing secular, interfaith, and religious ceremonies, as the goal is always a joyous and polished ceremony that is tailored to your particular needs. Rodney’s outlook is perhaps best summed up in the following Chinese proverb: "There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same." Growing up in the Baptist church has given Rodney a reverence and understanding of ritual, but having studied philosophy and many other faiths, he has opened his heart and mind to all viewpoints and expressions of spirituality.

From arranging his own destination wedding in Scotland, where he paid respect to his own heritage, he understands the challenges of planning such an event, and he aims to make this process easy and fun for you. Asheville Marriages is very fortunate to have Rodney as part of our family. He looks forward to making some amazing memories with you!