Reviews From Our Amazing Clients

I can’t recommend Asheville Marriages enough! Philip took the time to speak with my husband and I over the phone to get to know us and what kind of ceremony we were looking for, and then he matched us with Vaughn as our officiant.

Vaughn was incredibly kind and wonderful to work with. He provided us with a beautiful ceremony draft several weeks before the wedding, allowing plenty of room for any changes we wanted to make.

Vaughn arrived in plenty of time before the ceremony, and was professional and friendly from start to finish. Even my father (who isn’t easily impressed) commented on how beautifully written the ceremony was.

Many thanks to you, Vaughn and Asheville Marriages!

Anna A.

Our guests gave us so many compliments on our officiant, Sara Judy. They felt her voice was soothing, yet jubilant about the love we had for each other. She chatted with our families and was so kind and caring when emotions began to take over! I hope you get to experience the perfect ceremony like we did!

Jenn D.

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!

Tracy R.

Best of the best!

We had Philip as our officiant and it was the best decision I made with wedding planning. He met with us a year before the wedding when we were in town just to get drinks and get to know my husband and I, so when it came to the wedding it felt like Philip was a good friend. We also had a quick change in the ceremony from outside to inside due to rain and Philip put the crowd at ease and had beautiful, touching words to say about the rain and how it brings good luck. He made our ceremony personal, touching, and loving just for my husband and I. It was exactly how I pictured our ceremony. He was great with communication and we worked on the ceremony together through a google doc to make the perfect script. We even did the Marriage Enrichment Program with Philip and he incorporated some touching and personal parts of that into our ceremony. So many guests came up to me at the wedding saying how great of a job good he did and how they felt Philip had a connection with my husband and I. I highly highly recommend using Asheville Marriages!!! They even helped me with the process to change my name afterwards.

Heather S.

Jay was absolutely wonderful! The care, professionalism, grace, and guidance made our ceremony stress free and memorable. We highly recommend Jay!

Claire J.

We had the wonderful opportunity to choose Asheville Marriages for our wedding. They were immediately warm and open to listening to learn who we were and what would help us make our perfect day. Our officiant, Michael Deserio was a perfect match for us! We had many different faiths and beliefs at our wedding and Michael was able to help us craft a perfect ceremony that resonated with both us and all our guests in a meaningful way.

We decided to go ahead and purchase the marriage enrichment package from Asheville Marriages. Both of us come from different upbringings, faiths, and lifestyles and it was really helpful to have a lot of the discussions included in the program, some of which we had never even thought to consider, but turned out to be important talking points about how we would share our life together. We were also able to solidify the parts of our relationship that anchor us and help us remember the most important parts of who we want to be as individuals and as a couple.

The program also gave us resources we can reference and look back on for years to come to remind us of the original reasons we wanted to be married and the dreams we want to share together going forward.

Taking part in the program was also a great chance to get to know Michael. He has a great energy; he’s just such a warm, friendly, and open person and by the time we met the day-of, it felt like seeing a familiar face who we were so excited to share such an important moment with.

From early on we knew we wanted to write our own vows as well and say them to each other for the first time at the wedding. Michael was a great sounding board for us both to help get our vows the way we wanted and provided useful ideas and references for us to use in writing our own vows.

When it came to writing the ceremony, Michael had great suggestions and let us read over his beautifully written ceremony. During the process, he was so accommodating and entirely open to any suggestions we had. We could clearly tell that his main goal was to help create the ceremony we wanted.

During our ceremony Michael brought all his amazing energy and professionalism and captured exactly the feel we were hoping for. Even when one of our dogs started rolling in the grass by his feet or the cows at the farm mooed during the ceremony he handled it all like the pro he is!

We can’t thank Asheville marriages enough for treating our wedding day as something as special to them as it was to us!

Abby R.

Our officiant Sara Judy was beyond helpful to us before the wedding, between attaining our marriage license and writing our vows. Our ceremony fit our personalities so well and we had so many compliments on it afterwards. It was heartfelt and genuine. We are so glad we chose Asheville Marriages for this special time in our lives.

Savannah S.

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

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

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!

Jesse S.

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.


After going through the motions of searching the internet for an officiant I came across Asheville Marriages and so glad I did!! Responses from Phil were quick and he was happy to answer any questions I had!! After a bit of back and forth emailing he placed us with Jenn Fieldman who he thought would be perfect for our ceremony. No disappointment there! She was great! Her energy is amazing she was super helpful and organized and I could not be more happy with the ceremony she performed and officiated for us! If you are looking for a great officiant company to work with look no further than this one. They know what they are doing and are just the nicest people to work with!

Pamela M.

Can’t imagine a better officiant!

I cannot recommend Philip Lingle and Asheville Marriages highly enough! They were recommended by our wedding venue (Hawkesdene). Asheville Marriages is a highly organized operation – we received regular emails and always felt they had everything completely under control. Before deciding to work with Philip, we had a skype call and my fiance and I both felt he was extremely competent, kind, and flexible. Philip shared many drafts of the ceremony with us, and we all worked together to create the perfect wedding ceremony. Our wedding had a surprise rainstorm in the middle, and Philip brilliantly handled it and the kept a smile on the entire time. I nicknamed him the “efficient officiant” because everything he did was so well planned and executed. HIGHLY recommend!

Jessica L.

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.


My husband and I come from different religious backgrounds. We also have different religious beliefs from each other. So, finding an officiant was proving to be difficult. Asheville Marriages and Peggy were amazing!!! Peggy was involved in helping us create a ceremony that was uniquely us. Peggy’s warmth and kindness was contagious. We received numerous compliments on our ceremony and officiant, Peggy. Many asked how many years we had known Peggy for her to create such a perfect wedding ceremony for us. It truly was heartfelt and perfect! We would recommend Asheville Marriages and Peggy to anyone!

Katherine H.

We are so grateful for having Vaughn Talbert as the officiant for our wedding! He did an awesome job of working with us to create a ceremony that fit our style. He took the time to get to know us and tailored the ceremony to us. He was also very flexible as we made some late changes that he handled without issue. The execution and delivery of the ceremony was perfect and we enjoyed his support through the weekend (rehearsal & ceremony). Vaughn is quite professional and personable making the whole process enjoyable. We received many compliments on our ceremony and we consider ourselves lucky that we had Vaughn to help make that happen for us. If you’re getting married in or near Asheville I would highly recommend Vaughn as your wedding officiant.

Justin W.

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 N.

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.


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.


I was nervous at first about hiring an officiant to perform our ceremony, but after my initial phone conversation with Philip I knew we had to go with this company. Philip paired us with Keith Norton, who we later found out had known both my parents and grandparents for over 20 years! Keith helped us customize our ceremony, including our vows and did an incredible job. He even helped my husband with vows that he said to my son during the ceremony, which were so beautiful they brought everyone there to tears. He also did a fantastic job working with the whole wedding party during the rehearsal and helped keep us (and by us I mostly mean me 😅) from stressing out. My son came down with mono the day before the wedding and was also the best man, and Keith helped me stay calm and worked out other alternatives to include him if he was unable to stand up there for the entire ceremony. Truly an amazing guy and an amazing experience with Asheville Marriages. You guys are awesome!

Holly M.

Asheville Marriages paired us with the perfect officiant. I cannot begin to compliment Asheville Marriages enough. Our officiant Rodney was the most wonderful person to work with, he was amazing at making sure our ceremony was exactly how we wanted. Philip & Rodney provided us documents full of options and recommendations and offered great reassuring words of encouragement. If you have the opportunity to use them I would highly advise you to do so.We weren’t local to the area but they were extremely accommodating. All of our guests complimented the ceremony. Thanks again Rodney & Philip!

Zach M.

Just Amazing

We received so many compliments on our amazing officiant, Sara Judy. She was amazing throughout the entire process from our enrichment program to the actual wedding day! Our ceremony was completely curated by us and was absolutely PERFECT. Thank you so much to Asheville Marriages for making our wedding day so special!

Blake R.

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!!


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.


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!!


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.

Katie W.

We are so glad we went with Asheville Marriages for our officiant. Everything went smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about anything. We were paired with Keith as our officiant, and he was fantastic. He provided us with materials to help us write our vows, and it turned out great!

Ruth S.

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

Philip is a true gem! Nathan and I have been together for eight years, and initially discussed not needing/wanting “pre-marital counseling/classes,” but when we met Philip, that all changed! We participated in the marriage enrichment program, where we learned so much, including how to leverage our similarities and differences to build and grow a strong marriage. When beginning to talk about our vision for our ceremony, we are not an overly religious couple to begin with, but did want to include some of our favorite verses and scriptures throughout the ceremony. Philip customized the perfect balance of serious, yet lighthearted, and spiritual, yet informal script for our ceremony. It truly felt tailored to us. By the time our wedding day came around, we felt like we had known Philip for more than only a few months, and felt extremely comfortable in him uniting us as a married couple! We are so lucky that we were paired with Philip to bring our big day to life! Philip, you are very talented, so personable, and we are beyond thankful to have worked with you!

Meghan D.

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

Love, love, love our ceremony. Vaughn officiated our wedding and did an amazing job. Our family and friends were beyond impressed with his service. Vaughn is very professional, great speaker, friendly and accommodating. Couldn’t ask for a better service!

Lana G.

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!


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

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.


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.

Bryan B.

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 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!


We chose Asheville Marriages as they were on the preferred vendor list at our venue. That was one of the best decisions we made! Sara Judy was our officiant and we just loved her! She made the process special, and personalized. She helped us with writing our own vows, which was very important to us! On the day of our wedding, she put us both at ease, and her ceremony was perfect! We got so many compliments about how special the service was, and how wonderful she made it! Sara radiates love and her spirit just shines and sparkles! We are so thankful she was a part of the beginning of our forever after!

Susan P.

We were so lucky to find Asheville Marriages!

We adored having Sara Judy with Asheville Marriages officiate our wedding. From start to finish, Asheville Marriages walked us step-by-step to create a ceremony that was uniquely ours. Sara was very receptive to our ideas of what we wanted our ceremony to be, and had wonderful suggestions to help us curate it. She presented our ceremony in a loving and lively way; our guests were engaged and enthralled the whole time. Asheville Marriages is incredibly professional and highly recommended!

Viani M.

Asheville Marriages and Officiant Sara Judy were amazing! Sara delivered a beautiful ceremony and we got SO many compliments from friends and family. She really made the ceremony personal, and took the time to get everything just right. I would recommend Sara 100x over!

Courtni P.

We needed a last minute officiant, and they pulled through for us!! Everything worked out marvelously & my husband and I couldn’t be happier!! Mikey officiated us and the ceremony went so smoothly! 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking!!!

Katie K.

Keith was our wedding officiant. He was great! He is very vivacious and friendly with a vibrant personality. We loved getting to know him and have him officiate our wedding day. Asheville Marriages was also great to work with as a company. Phillip spent time talking to me to get to know us as a couple so they could personalize our wedding. I highly recommend this company!

Karina S.

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!


Keith was soo amazing! We came from out of town and didn’t even get to meet Keith before the wedding but he FaceTimed, asked so many questions just to get to know us. He was everything we wanted out of an officiant! He was funny kind and the vows he put together for us were soo heartfelt and catered it to me my husband and our blended family. 10/10 recommend!

Nicole S.

Wow!!! Never in a million years did I think we would be find such a perfect (for us) officiant. Philip matched us with Rodney and we couldn’t have been happier. From the first email to our wedding day he was amazing! He really got us and it was like we had known him our whole lives. Thank you so much Rodney, we loved having you as a part of our special day!

Sarah Y.

My wife and I were absolutely blown away by how amazing our officiant Peggy was throughout our ceremony and planning stages. Her husband even translated the ceremony to spanish for a few family members in attendance who would have otherwise missed key moments in our vows. Peggy, Hector, and everyone at Asheville Marriages ensured that we had the ceremony we wanted and worked with us every step of the way to make it great. If you are getting married in asheville and need an officiant, do yourselves a favor and go with Asheville Marriages

Boris F.

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

David L

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!

Lauren K.

Asheville Marriages did an excellent job helping us plan and keeping us on track with all the minor details. Peggy is such a character and will bring life to your wedding party as well as guide you toward the perfect vows and ceremony to fit your style. We highly recommend Phillip, Peggy, and the whole team for your wedding needs.

Patrick W.

We chose Sara Judy to officiate our ceremony and loved her! My husband and I were originally planning a small wedding at the Biltmore, but we decided to elope instead. Sara Judy made our ceremony so special and we felt so connected. She really made our special day even better! So happy we chose her!

Laura H.

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!


We were so very happy with the service and support that we received from Asheville Marriages. Trying to do a wedding (even as small as ours) should be stressful, but Asheville Marriages made it very easy. I don’t think there was ever a moment where we wondered if we were supposed to be “taking care of something”. From the very beginning, they were professional and quickly responsive. Krista (the Happiness Ninjaneer–HA), Jessica Merrithew (our photographer) and Michael DeSerio all contacted us very quickly to help us plan the wedding. Jessica met with us when we arrived in Asheville and then helped us a schedule an extra session to get pictures for the press–she even helped us get pictures with our dogs even though one tried to bite her on their first meeting! Krista frequently sent us reminders of what we needed to do. The Asheville Botanical Gardens were a lovely setting and Jessica helped us capture it in wonderful photos. All of the legal aspects were made clear to us and pretty much handled by Asheville Marriages. For us, another reason to love Asheville!

Jerry B.

Peggy officiated our wedding, and did a wonderful job learning about us and incorporating this into the service. She arrived early and connected with our families, including my 92-year old grandmother, which really showed that she valued and recognized how special this day was to us and our families. She was super friendly, did a nice job of making the ceremony relaxed, reflective of us, and beautiful! It felt personal and she brought love and attention to her role. We fully recommend her!

Amber M.

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!!

Allison P.

Absolutely amazing! We hosted our wedding as a destination wedding, so we were planning from out of state. It was so simple and easy to book with Phillip and our officiant, Mike, was wonderful. He had a great presence, performed the ceremony beautifully, and was super friendly. Thank you so much for making our ceremony so amazing!

Emily V.

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!!

Hannah F.

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


Beautiful ceremony thanks to Jay!
We hired Asheville Marriages for the officiant services of our wedding and couldn’t be more pleased! Jay Webb was our officiant. She did such an amazing job and we are so happy we got matched with her for our big day! She was professional, sweet, and articulate. She put both myself and my husband at ease during the ceremony portion of our wedding. We couldn’t thank Jay enough for putting together such a beautiful ceremony for us!

Nicole B.

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

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!

Matt R.

Philip was amazing to work with! We are more spiritual than religious, and the ceremony he wrote for us was perfect! My very Catholic parents said his ceremony was the best they’ve ever experienced!

Lauren D.

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!

Susan H.

Stop Looking and Call them!

When we started the wedding planning process, we were considering asking a friend to get ordained & did not find the ceremony to be that important. Our opinion changed so much due to the wonderful service we were provided by Asheville Marriages! We had a phone consultation with Phillip who took our religious preferences, families & personalities into account before pairing us with our officiant, Jenn Fieldman. We initially hesitated to opt for the highest tier package including pre-marital counseling & a personalized ceremony thinking we didn’t need those ‘extras’, but decided to give it a go. We began completing the weekly pre-marital exercises via email & phone with our officiant from afar, and we quickly realized we were so thankful we had chosen this option. While we considered our bond pretty solid going into the counseling, we strengthened that bond through really talking through every aspect of our partnership & expectations of marriage. We also got to know & love our officiant, Jenn, who helped us plan a sweet & personal ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple. I have gotten so many compliments from our friends and family saying that they thought our ceremony was one of the most heartfelt they had attended, and that they loved our officiant asking how we knew her. I have been happy to sing Asheville Marriage’s praises in response! Communication with Asheville Marriages throughout was another highlight, including reminders & tips for how to get our marriage license & how to change my name easily. Jenn & Asheville Marriages team, thank you so much for helping us to set a foundation for our marriage built to last, and for giving us a ceremony experience we will treasure forever. If you are considering a DIY ceremony option & think this is an area you should cut cost, I highly recommend you give Asheville Marriages your business instead!

Rebecca S.

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

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!


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.

Jessica C.

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!


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!


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!

Rachel D.

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!


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!!


Our experience with Asheville Marriages was truly wonderful! We spoke to the owner of the company prior to booking our officiant in order to gather some preliminary information and answer some questions. We were put in contact with Rodney, the officiant for our wedding, who sent us a Google doc of the ceremony for us to review and fill in some information. He was very easy to reach and communicate with through email and very thorough in the ceremony plan he sent us. The ceremony was exactly what we were hoping for – it was beautiful and intimate, but also inclusive for our friends and family who were present. Rodney did a wonderful job with the ceremony, we absolutely couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony or officiant!

Mary F.

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!

Alyssa D.

I absolutely loved using Asheville Marriages to find an officiant for our wedding. I had found a few glowing reviews for Michael DeSerio and knew that I wanted him for our wedding. The process was so easy and the company stayed in contact the whole time through emails which I loved. I didn’t feel like we were just another number to them! Michael was wonderful and such a joy to work with. He wrote a beautiful ceremony and made sure that it was exactly what we wanted. Day of, he showed up with a big smile on his face and did an excellent job. I’m so pleased with him and the whole experience, I just can’t thank him enough. He is your guy if you’re looking for someone warm, friendly, eloquent, with a big smile!

Stephanie F.

Highly recommend!
We couldn’t have been happier with using Asheville Marriages to find our officiant, Rodney. He listened to exactly what we wanted for our big day and contributed so many helpful tips and ideas to bring our vows full circle! The entire process was seamless and by the time we made it to the altar we felt like we were standing with a friend. Highly recommend!

Melissa F.

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!


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!

Paige G.

We had Rodney as our officiant for our low-key, casual wedding and he was great! The ceremony was very personalized to us, which was very important to me. I would highly recommend using Asheville Marriages!

Melani G.

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!


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!


We loved our experience with Asheville Marriages! Rodney, our minister was personal and made it his mission to incorporate what was important to us for our special day! Highly recommend!

Sandra D.

I highly recommend David Bollt for your wedding ceremony! My daughter Emily and her husband felt at ease with David from their first meeting and throughout the process. His calm demeanor set the tone for a wonderful event. The ceremony was lovely and many guests commented that it was very special and captured the essence of this great couple. Thanks to Asheville Marriages for providing such a great officiant.

Nancy R.

Amazing experience!

We had a great experience with Rodney! He was very helpful with communication leading up to our wedding in Asheville. He was quick to answer and questions we may have. We received many compliments and many of our guests asked how we knew him as he was very great at providing a personal touch. Would recommend to anyone we know getting married in the area!

Spencer R.

Jay was absolutely wonderful. She was very personable and professional. She assisted me every step of the way to make sure that our ceremony was exactly what I wanted. We received multiple compliments!!!

Tina N.

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!


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

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!!


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

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!


Vaughn was wonderful. First of all our original spot was muddy and I was freaking out that it would be too hard of a hike for my family and we changed the location the week before. Vaughn was so understanding and willing to accommodate us on our change and open to any time during the day! On the day of he was very personable, kind, and sweet to us! I loved how intimate and authentic the ceremony was. We are so lucky that we had Vaughn on this special day!

Rachael O.

We chose Asheville marriages because our venue recommended them. We sent them an email and they quickly responded asking what type of wedding we wanted so they could pair us with the right officiant. They sent us a few choices and right away we knew Rodney was our guy. Something about him stood out to us. He took care of everything regarding the ceremony and walked us through the process so we knew what to expect. He did such an amazing job with our ceremony. We could not have asked for a better officiant. Between the rehearsal and ceremony he felt like family. We can’t express how special he made our day. Thank you Asheville marriages and Rodney McClain for helping our special day flow flawlessly.

Amanda A.

Our experience with Phil was beyond incredible. Neither of us have a church or are religious, but we wanted an officiant that didn’t just say blanket platitudes about love and not feel like there was anything personal. Phil talked with us on the phone, and we did the Marriage Enrichment Program, which I’d highly recommend. The program’s guidelines for difficult conversations, some of which I’d never tried to put into words before, were so helpful in navigating our relationship, wedding planning, and foreseeing our expectations for post-wedding – you know, marriage 🙂 our friends and family were so impressed with Phil, commenting on his choice of wording, his warmth, and his spending time with many friends and family during the reception. We were so lucky to work with him, and feel like we found an amazing person and friend in the process.

Melissa V.

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

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

Bob D

We narrowed down who we thought we wanted to be our officiant from the Asheville Marriages group pretty early on and the preliminary interviews definitely helped us feel really confident in our final pick. Keith was AMAZING to work with and we are so happy he is who married us! We incorporated some traditional Greek Orthodox elements into the ceremony that were new to him, but he did so much research and honored the tradition perfectly! It meant the world to us how much he listened and customized our ceremony to who we are as individuals and a couple. He is super laid back, but takes what matters to you so seriously – a perfect balance. Would definitely recommend to anyone!!

Nicole K.

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!

Kristen L.

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!

Kim K.

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!

Kristen C.

Best Decision Ever!

We are so happy that we chose to work with Asheville Marriages! Everything about their process makes your life easier! Our officiant was Keith and we are so grateful to have met him! He is so positive, upbeat, and full of life! We could tell that he truly cared about our special day and about actually getting to know us along the way! He helped us plan our ceremony from start to finish, and he took the time to make it unique to represent our love and bond with each other. It was absolutely beautiful and he is literally the best officiant we could have ever asked for! If you want to work with a professional, supportive, and organized company that will help you create the most meaningful and memorable ceremony possible…definitely book Asheville Marriages!

Karri J.

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 was so great!

We were looking for an officiant in Asheville and Philip was recommended to us by our wedding planner. We could not be happier with our choice. He was such a great officiant. Great energy and everyone loved his ceremony. He’s easy to work with and extremely professional. I would recommend Asheville marriages to anyone who asked me.

Jason H.

We had Mikey at our daughter’s ceremony. The ceremony was out of the ordinary as we asked him to work along my son and allow him to co-celebrate with him. Mikey was pleasant, professional and very accommodating to our requests. It was truly a pleasure to have him there. He has a sweet charming and inviting smile, the ceremony was nothing but perfect. Thank you!

Monika S. 

Our wedding coordinator directed us to Asheville Marriages, and it was such a great resource for us! They provided helpful information for us along the way regarding the marriage license/certification process and how to develop a ceremony unique to our relationship. We worked with Sara Judy in particular and LOVED our experience with her! She was warm, professional, funny, and she felt like part of our family on our wedding day – which is truly an incredible thing to feel. We are forever grateful to her and Asheville Marriages!

Alexandra T.

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

Lilly S.

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


Asheville Marriages did an excellent job helping us plan and keeping us on track with all the minor details. Peggy is such a character and will being life to your wedding party as well as guide you toward the perfect vows and ceremony to fit your style. We highly recommend Phillip, Peggy, and the whole team for your wedding needs.

Patrick W.

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.

Brittany C.

Personal Ceremony

We had Sara officiate our small wedding. She was so personable and easy to work with. She helped ease our wedding stress anxiety. Many guests commented that the ceremony was so personal and touching.

Elizabeth B.

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!


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!


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


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