Reviews From Our Amazing Clients

Our experience with Asheville marriages was amazing. From our first meeting with Philip to our wedding day, everything was flawless. Philip made the process so easy and made our ceremony perfect! He was so helpful in the marriage license process and everything went off flawless! I can’t tell you how many guests complimented on how awesome he was and how touching his words were! Thank you Philip and Asheville marriages for making our day absolutely perfect!

Megan Niehaus

Asheville Marriages was a great business to work with. Their officiant, Vaughn, was very funny and professional and did a great job at our wedding. They kept us up to date with any and all changes up until the last minute before the wedding. I would highly recommend them for your wedding!

Michael DeSerio officiated our wedding and he was wonderful! Michael was professional and flexible with our outdoor wedding ceremony, everyone could hear him clearly and he spoke slowly for us to repeat after (we are not good public speakers so this helped a lot). I would absolutely recommend him!

We loved Asheville Marriages! Working with Philip and Barrett was an absolute pleasure! They are very professional and go out of their way to make sure that your ceremony is perfect and tailored to you! I would highly recommend to anyone! Our guest were blown away by how sweet and personal our ceremony was!


We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding ceremony! Philip went above and beyond to make sure that our ceremony was exactly what we wanted: non-traditional with a traditional feel, something we had never heard before, and uniquely us. He even rewrote an entire section (that we ended up not using) to try to make ensure that the wording was perfect. We got so many compliments from our guests about how appropriate the ceremony was for our relationship and what a fantastic speaker Philip is.

We had a great experience from the initial conversation to the actual ceremony and everything in between. The folks at Asheville Marriages took the time to get to know us, and incorporate our point of view and suggestions into the ceremony. We’re from Florida and were happy that our officiant took time to connect with us during a quick trip to Asheville a few months before our wedding. My husband and I highly recommend Phillip, Keith and the team.


You should absolutely use Asheville Marriages. Philip Lingle was our officiant and he was AMAZING. We had such a positive experience with Philip from start to finish. I would also recommend the “counseling” package as you move through this process with Philip. It is an 8 week course that leads you through lots of questions and exercises that you might not have thought to discuss or even talk about with your soon to be spouse. We loved ending every weekend going through the exercises and found SO much benefit in this program. 100% recommend.

Our ceremony was gorgeous, and we had so many of our guests who continue to tell us how much they enjoyed it. Everyone was in tears and it encapsulated our personality and love. Bravo, Philip!! Thank you for everything! Kate & Shawn


Asheville Marriage was absolutely fantastic! My wife and I had a great experience with our wedding officiant Keith and Philip. They were very helpful in guiding us and making sure that the ceremony was prepared the way we wanted. They were very responsive to the questions we had and answered all the questions that we had. What I really like about them was that they are always enthusiastic and excited for our wedding. They were always cheering us on and always shared helpful information to help with our marriage preparation. I could not have asked for a better wedding officiant. Keith was very awesome! He was very energetic and you can sense that he loves doing his job! He definitely helped me not to get too nervous and guided me through the whole process. My wife and I could not have asked for a better ceremony. We loved every moment of it ( although nervous as all get out) and we will definitely cherish this moment forever. Ryan and Kelsey King 9/29/2017

Ryan King

From the first phone call – I knew Asheville Marriages was the right choice for us. Phil really took the time to listen to what my husband and I wanted on our wedding day and what we valued in our relationship. He paired us with Vaughn. Throughout the entire process they were attentive and detailed. Vaughn wrote our ceremony and it was so personalized. Our experience with Asheville Marriages exceeded any expectations we and our guest may have had. I have never seen so many people in tears at a wedding! It was truly beautiful.


Our officiant was Philip. He was so easy going, very professional, and gave great advice along the way. He was responsive during our ceremony drafts. Our guests loved our ceremony with our personal touch that tailored to us with the bits of humor added. Highly recommend, Asheville Marriages!


I can’t say enough about the excellent service and kindness from Asheville Marriages! They took the time to get to know us and guide us along the way to create a truly special ceremony!
Thank you Phil and Sara! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!
I highly recommend Asheville Marriages if you are looking for an officiant! 5+ stars from this happy couple!

Lisa D

We are so glad we did the marriage enrichment program! The weekly exercises with Philip were insightful. They stimulated comprehensive discussion about our goals, morals, and perspectives about our marriage. Keith brought enthusiasm and energy to our wedding ceremony. We couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable experience!


We had a wonderful experience with Asheville Marriages! Philip and his team were attentive, thoughtful and prompt. They answered all our questions and developed a ceremony that we feel truly honored us as a couple and as individuals. Sara, our officiant, was the perfect fit; she captivated our guests; we received endless compliments on her delivery. I highly recommend Asheville Marriages! Top notch!


Super quick response and they were able to get us an excellent officiant in a very short amount of time!


Vaughn Talbert of Asheville Marriages was an outstanding minister for our wedding. He developed a customized and unique ceremony script that captured the personalities of both my bride and me. The pre-marital “counseling” program was excellent! It pushed my then-fiance and I to really explore and communicate about those critical topics that can become obstacles later in life. I recommend anyone getting married in the Greater-Asheville, NC area to use Asheville Marriages! And ask for Vaughn!


Philip and Asheville Marriages were nothing short of fantastic and went above and beyond to make our wedding very special. After speaking to Philip on the phone the initial time, we knew that we had found the right officiant for our wedding. We decided to do the Marriage Enrichment Program along with having him officiate our wedding – I highly recommend to all couples getting married. The program both allowed my wife and I to connect even further through fun, interactive exercises. It also allowed Philip to get to know us really well prior to the wedding which lead to him providing a really customized and perfect ceremony for us. We’d highly recommend Philip and Asheville Marriages to anyone looking for an officiant.

Cory D

My (now) wife and I can’t say enough great things about our experience with this service. From the start with how promptly emails and any type of questions were answered, to the end result of the ceremony; everything flowed smoothly and the ceremony went off without a hitch! Phillip was great and very thorough. He gets to know what makes your relationship unique and what makes you tick as a couple and then uses that information to tie his ceremony nuptials together. Overall it makes the whole process more special when the big day comes. You also get a full rough draft of what will be said during the ceremony and can add or delete anything to make it exactly how you want it. We did just that and we were assigned Keith as our officiant, who was absolutely phenomenal and very fun to be around. He was with me and the groomsmen for most of the day and we had a blast with him, he is now known as “The Dude” –calmer than you are– haha. These are just the experiences my wife and I had with this company, but all of our guests couldn’t say enough about how much they loved our ceremony and how great the officiant was! Overall great company and service. No question about it, use these guys and you won’t regret it!


Everything was perfect! Beautiful winter day in Asheville, small ceremony and we could not be happier. So glad we chose Asheville Marriages for our ceremony. Rodney did a wonderful job and a big thanks to Krista & Sally for enduring the cold with us. Highly recommended!!


Philip and the entire team were amazing. Every interaction was very professional and timely. Philip helped us put together an amazing ceremony and he did a great job performing the service. You will not go wrong with Asheville Marriages if you chose to hire them even though I hope to never use their services ever again!


Asheville Marriages was a tremendous help in making our ceremony perfect. Not only were they able to help us with everything from vows to ceremony “flow,” our officiant, Vaughn, was a very calming energy on an otherwise hectic day. We were married at Pretty Place Chapel which is far from everything and in the middle of nowhere. They came no questions asked. Vaughn had a very loud voice which carried so well no microphone was even needed. Asheville Marriages came through on VERY short notice and also a holiday weekend! With that being said they were still on point, prompt and very organised. These are obviously professionals who know exactly what they are doing! I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you again, Vaughn, for making our ceremony PERFECT!!

The team at Asheville Marriages was simply amazing! We contacted them a little later than we should have and they didn’t even flinch. They immediately set up a time to talk about us and what we were looking for in the ceremony. We were paired with Sara Judy and it was perfect!! She guided us on creating a personal, humorous and moving ceremony. Her suggestions were spot on and she really made herself available to us for guidance the whole way. She was so sincere and made us feel like we were the most important couple she was working with. Highly recommend Asheville Marriages and Sara Judy for your ceremony!!

 Michael was amazing! He performed the perfect ceremony for us. It included our personalities and a little humor. We enjoyed meeting him and working together to make our wedding perfect!

Choosing Asheville Marriages for our wedding ceremony was the best decision we could have made. Philip was so helpful and supportive during the planning process, during the rehearsal, and on the day of the wedding. Our ceremony was beautiful and personal, sometimes it was serious and heartfelt while other times it was lighthearted and funny. Most of our guests were crying happy tears and we received so many compliments! Thank you so much for helping make our day so special!

Trey and I have nothing but GREAT things to say about Jenn and Asheville Marriages. It was a little scary getting married so far from home and not knowing who would end up marrying us. We spoke with a few different people in the area before getting referred to Asheville Marriages. Once we had our first phone conversation with Jenn we knew right away that she was perfect for us. She was a former college basketball player with a degree in Psychology. Trey and I both played college basketball and I majored in Psychology. We clicked instantly. She helped make our day special, loving and exactly what we wanted. She spoke as if she had known us our entire lives. I would HIGHLY recommend this company and Jenn to anyone looking for an officiant for their big day!


Asheville Marriages was so great to work with!! I would recommend them to everyone! Jenn, our officiant was amazing!! We had so many guests compliment her ceremony. Jenn was so easy to work with and really helped to make me and my husband feel so comfortable and confident on the big day!

We had a wonderful experience with Rodney (and Phillip!) from Asheville Marriages. Rodney brought style, patience, creativity, and personality to our wedding ceremony. Our friends and family absolutely loved the message of the ceremony. Thank you so much! 10/10!

I am so glad I found Asheville Marriages. My husband and I are not religious/spiritual at all and really had no idea what we wanted to do with our ceremony. Michael worked with us and came up with a beautiful script for our ceremony. Not only was he so easy to work with, but he was just a super cool guy. He met up with us one night for a drink when we were in town, dropped off our marriage license for us since we were leaving town early, and was there when I needed some advice on how to handle some stressful wedding situations – seriously, so accommodating and so helpful. We got tons of comments after the wedding about how fitting the ceremony was for us! Highly recommend!!

This was a great experience for us….from start to finish. Asheville Marraiges was very professional, prompt and extremely well organized in helping us with our wedding service. We would highly recommend.
Jonathan + Jennifer


If you are planning to get married in or around Asheville and want a personalized and meaningful ceremony, book Philip at Asheville Marriages! He was a pleasure to work with from the off. Due to us being from out of town (Florida and London) we used Skype to meet Philip first. From that point, we both knew we had found our officiant. The communication was exceptional and Philip was professional throughout, allowing us freedom with our vows but also giving us ideas we might want to included and making great suggestions to changes. The best part for us was that he really GOT what we wanted to convey and really understood our vibe, and the first draft of our ceremony was spot on for our personalities and our love. We had minimal changes. Our guests complimented Philip and our ceremony over and over again, saying it was just so perfect for us. We would highly recommended.

Amazing company. The planning and organization kept us in the know and feeling confident in choosing Asheville Marriages to conduct our wedding. Philip was so kind and funny and kept the ceremony exactly like we wanted. A little spiritual, a little religious, a lot heart felt. The template he gave us helped to personally be able to craft our ceremony and write our own vows without stressing or feeling overwhelmed! We had a ceremony with only 14 people attendees and they all commented how special the day was! Thanks Asheville Marriages!


Barrett and Philip with Asheville Marriages were amazing. They were able to give us the perfect ceremony. We received so many compliments! Thank you for helping make our wedding day perfect!

Heather B

We loved our officiant Vaughn and the ceremony Philip wrote for us. Our guests raved over the ceremony and loved the bits of humor added. Asheville Marriages is incredibly flexible and will deliver exactly what you ask for.


Barrett was fantastic, and multiple guests told us that the ceremony was perfect and a refreshing change.

Bob D

We chose Philip as our wedding officiant, and he was absolutely a joy to work with! From the very first phone call we had with him, we knew that he was someone we could trust because he just gives off this wonderful energy. We felt very comfortable with him, and it’s as if he’s always known us and our story. We did his Marriage Enrichment Program as well and really did enjoy every activity he had us complete! He wrote a very heartwarming program for our ceremony which just perfectly captured us and our relationship. He also helped us with our vows and was there every step of the way. If you’re looking for an officiant who won’t feel like a stranger, I highly recommend working with Philip!


Phil is the man!! He was amazing & thoughtful. Came very prepared & was extra professional & personable. So glad we chose him!!


Philip did a fantastic job officiating our wedding at The Farm this past weekend! We were so pleased with the ceremony he wrote, and especially appreciate the time he took to work with us before the wedding to make sure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. He did a fantastic job walking us through the ceremony the day before the wedding and made sure everyone was comfortable with where to go and what to do. Fantastic job!

Erin B

My wife and I are both fairly introverted, so we were a bit nervous about having a ceremony in front of all of our family and friends. Sara immediately put us at ease and crafted a meaningful ceremony that reflected our values while respecting our personalities. Sara’s warmth and generous heart invited everyone (of rather diverse backgrounds!) to feel welcome. Her ceremony resonated with our guests and created a true sense of connection throughout our day.

Rodney was very accommodating and pleasant for making our day perfect. He was very patient and understanding as we ran a little late getting everyone together for the rehearsal dinner. They offer great services.

Thomas S

Keith was wonderful. He did an excellent job of communicating throughout the time leading up to the ceremony. He has a great personality, making the entire process welcoming. I would highly recommend Asheville Marriages.

Tosha B

Asheville marriages was the best company to work with! They are all so friendly, and made the process so simple. Our officiant was Jenn and from the first time we spoke with her on the phone, to the day of the wedding she was such a pleasure to work with. Her warm heart radiated through every person at our ceremony and you could feel the love she had for her job. She really put on a beautiful ceremony and if I could do it all over again I would choose Asheville marriages every time. It was the best day of my life, and I have them to thank! We will always look back on that day and smile. Thanks Jenn!!


I don’t believe our experience with Asheville Marriages could have been any more perfect! From our initial phone call with Philip, I knew we had made the right choice. We knew we wanted a secular wedding ceremony, but wanted it to be special/beautiful/personal, and that was exactly what we got. I loved the customization options and getting to give input on crafting the ceremony to our desires. Philip was top notch in everything from listening to our changes, making the changes, and being supportive during the rehearsal and ceremony. Choosing Asheville Marriages was worth every penny, if you hire them, you will not regret it.

From the first phone call to the filing of the paperwork, Asheville Marriages provided great service taking care of every detail of our out of state elopement. But what inspires me to write today is the joy and happiness, the patience and compassion that was provided to us as a couple and as a family. Jenn truly cared about our personal situation and preferences. She crafted the most beautiful wedding ceremony that included our favorite blessings and honored those we love. She went out of her way to scope out the river setting we chose even sending delightful videos for ‘rain options’. She assisted our adult children in gifting us with the most wonderful surprise: their presence. Each and every time we interacted with her she brought sincere happiness and joyful anticipation for our special day. And on the wedding day, she brought the sunshine! We couldn’t be more grateful, more thrilled, more in love with each other, with Jenn and with Asheville Marriages. Every single star! All thumbs up!

5 stars doesn’t begin to explain how great of an experience we had with Asheville Marriages, and our officiant, Philip, in particular. From the very start of the experience they were extremely helpful, responsive, and welcoming. I feel like we got to know Philip as more than our officiant by the time the big day had arrived. Through several phone calls and time spent at our rehearsal, we felt like we were already great friends with him before the ceremony even started. Asheville Marriages allowed us to tailor our ceremony to how we wanted it, with excellent contributions and suggestions from Philip himself. We are still receiving compliments about our ceremony and our officiant, with many continuing to say how it was the best content in a wedding ceremony they had ever seen/witnessed. Getting married can be a little hectic at times, but the Asheville Marriages team gave us the confidence that we were going to have an awesome ceremony, and they certainly delivered! Needless to say we would and will recommend Asheville Marriages to everyone.


We had a great experience with Asheville Marriages. 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. The pricing and availability was what pushed us to use them and we were not disappointed. Asheville Marriages made our wedding day very comfortable and special.

Our officiant, Rodney was amazing! He helped make our day perfect and worked with us in the lead up to ensure the ceremony was tailor made and personal. Thank you so much, Asheville Marriages!!

We recently had Philip officiate our wedding at Sawyer Family Farmstead and it could not have been more perfect. Everything Philip said rang true for us and many of our guests commented that the ceremony was one of the best they had ever heard. We had a tough time finding the right person to officiate at first because we are both not religious but deeply value marriage and a lifelong commitment to on another, and Philip was able to perfectly capture this in our ceremony. He was extremely easy to communicate with, very professional but also personal, and made everything very organized and straightforward for us. He was very flexible and was willing to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted, but his vast experience also came in very handy, as he provided a ton of great suggestions and sample templates for us. He suggested the “love letter and wine box ceremony” which was incredibly special and something we will always remember. Overall I could not have asked for a more meaningful, personal, down to earth, and stress-free ceremony, I highly recommend Asheville Marriages to anyone who is looking for a wedding officiant!

Finding an officiant was the thing my husband and I stressed out about the most while planning our wedding. I’m so thankful we found Asheville Marriages. They were so easy to communicate with, professional, and kind throughout the whole process. Our officiant, Rodney, is one in a million. It was great to get to meet him before the ceremony and we had so many guests comment that it seemed like he had known us for years. We’re thankful to have had such a beautiful, meaningful, and personal ceremony and couldn’t have done it without Rodney and the Asheville Marriages team!

Philip was amazing! He was so easy going, very professional, and gave great advice along the way. All of our guests loved our ceremony and they all commented on how much they loved Philip. Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect! If I could leave 10 stars, I would!

Sarah J

Thank goodness for Asheville Marriages! When our family friend officiant had emergency quadruple bypass surgery 3 weeks before our wedding -we were so bummed. Philip was quick to respond and made an emotional & stressful situation feel much less stressful. He was reassuring, professional, and flexible. Keith (our officiant) was wonderful and even made the effort to meet us before our wedding day. He was so friendly and personable! We are so grateful for their services.

I can’t even begin to explain how amazing our experience was. Philip was willing to work with us to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted; he was funny, serious, charming, professional and more than what we ever expected. Too bad we can’t get married again & again!

We used Asheville Marriages for our October wedding and couldn’t be happier! Keith was great and really captured the feel we were going for in our ceremony. Communication with the owner and all staff was very thorough and they have a great sense of humor! Our guests were thrilled at our 20 minute ceremony and we would certainly recommend Asheville Marriages to all our friends and family. Thank you for being a part of our big day!


Jenn was truly amazing from planning to the actual wedding day! She has such a pure, kind, joyful soul that was so contagious and calming at the rehearsal and actual ceremony. She worked with us on finding the perfect passages for our ceremony, even looking up synonyms when certain words didn’t resonate with us! Both of our moms even mentioned how wonderful her personality was and how much they liked her! We would highly recommend Jenn and her beautiful spirit for any couple’s wedding day!

Very helpful. Great communication! Barrett was awesome did everything he said he would and did a great job! Would recommend to anyone.

David L

Everything was such a smooth process. Keith is the best and very laid back, I’m glad he was my officiant for the day.

Asheville Marriages is awesome! My husband and I participated in the Marriage Enrichment Program with Phil and had Barrett officiate our ceremony and both of these gentlemen are nothing short of wonderful. The Marriage Enrichment Program was a great way for us to focus on our relationship and our goals for the future (relationship, family, personally) in the midst of crazy wedding planning. We got paired with Barrett as our officiant and it was a great match! He brought great energy and joy to our ceremony. Guests from all walks of life commented on how unique and personal the ceremony was! Definitely recommend!!


Philip with Asheville marriages was amazing. He was exactly what we were looking for in an officiant; he fully customized our ceremony to how we imagined and even added some light-hearted humor (which we loved). Philip made us feel super comfortable, like we have known him for years. We continue getting compliments from our guests on how nice and personable Philip was. We highly recommend Philip and Asheville Marriages, you will definitely not regret going with them!

Barrett and Philip with Asheville Marriages were amazing. They were able to give us the perfect ceremony. We received so many compliments on the content and delivery! Thank you for helping make our wedding day perfect!

Asheville Marriages, and our officiant Michael, were fantastic to work with. He had recommendations on a possible wedding site, was flexible on timing of the ceremony due to some last minute weather changes, and worked with us to craft a beautiful, non-denominational ceremony that felt personal and exactly what we wanted (despite not meeting Michael in person until just before the ceremony). Could not recommend Asheville Marriages enough!

Philip was amazing!! My husband and I did the Marriage Enrichment Program, which I would highly recommend. The program not only prompted really important discussions for my husband and I to have, but also allowed Philip get to know us before the wedding. He nailed the ceremony- it was the perfect combination of the traditions that we wanted to incorporate and the customizations that made the ceremony “ours”. Initially, we didn’t really know what we wanted in a ceremony and Philip helped guide us and provided examples of ideas we could use. Philip is extremely personable, funny, professional and really took the stress out of planning our ceremony. We couldn’t have been happier with his communication and role in officiating our big day! We would HIGHLY recommend him!


Philip served as the officiant for our wedding, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with his work! He was so professional prior to the wedding, and made us very comfortable with what he was planning while giving us a lot of options and suggestions. We’re still getting compliments about the ceremony he delivered.

Matthew A

5 stars! Everyone involved was a pleasure to work with – we had Vaughn for our ceremony, who was open minded and delivered a great wedding ceremony that fit us.

Guido P

We recently used Asheville Marriages for our September wedding and could not have been happier! The ceremony was so personal and tailored to us. We received so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was. We highly recommend going with Asheville Marriages for your ceremony!

Katherine Z

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