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Captain Arnold (Chaplain) of Nautical Wedding Bells

Bayside , NY
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18-05 215th street
Bayside, NY 11360 US (map)

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718-767-6242

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ABOUT US

Dreaming of a perfect wedding? I'll make your dreams come true! See for yourself my 2 minute flash wedding performed LIVE on Good Morning America and my Mass Vow Renewal Ceremony in... Read more
Dreaming of a perfect wedding? I'll make your dreams come true! See for yourself my 2 minute flash wedding performed LIVE on Good Morning America and my Mass Vow Renewal Ceremony in Times Square this past Valentine's Day.


For almost 40 years, Captain Arnold has been an active U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. He is also the only Captain who is an "ordained chaplain" that is registered with the City Clerk’s Office of the City of New York. Captain Arnold performs beautiful, unique and memorable Wedding Ceremonies on land, sea, or at any reception facility of your choice. His “Ceremony of Love” has been seen around the world and he has been chosen to perform his ceremony at the “Wedding of the Year” special event for the prestigious and ever-popular LI Weddings.com. He has also been voted Best of Weddings from LI Wedding Brides & “Best of Weddings” by couples of “the knot”. View Captain Arnold on YouTube ( Click here) to see an amazing 2 minute flash wedding he performed on ABC’s Good Morning America on Valentine's day and for a beautiful vow renewal ceremony he performed before hundreds of couples from around the world in Times Square, NYC. He will assist you in personalizing your vows to highlight your sentiments and emotions for your wedding day. The Captain is the “exclusive” wedding officiant for major cruise ships such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines. The Captain will assist you with every phase of your wedding ceremony so that it will indeed be "a wedding ceremony to remember." Visit his website for additional information that may help you in planning your wedding. View the many accolades of praise from couples that have experienced his beautiful ceremony and your search for a wedding officiant will be over. Guaranteed! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
CA, CT, FL, NJ, NY

REVIEWS

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Tina
Wedding:
10/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold was a lovely addition to our wedding and we are glad we chose him to be our officiant. He was very responsive, courteous and offered great advice to us. He is also very flexible on adding additional readings, etc to your ceremony. Guests even commented how beautiful the ceremony was because his words were so meaningful and made them each think of their own marriages and vows. Another plus, he has a great sense of humor!!!
Captain Arnold was a lovely addition to our wedding and we are glad we chose him to be our officiant. He was very Read more...
Captain Arnold was a lovely addition to our wedding and we are glad we chose him to be our officiant. He was very responsive, courteous and offered great advice to us. He is also very flexible on adding additional readings, etc to your ceremony. Guests even commented how beautiful the ceremony was because his words were so meaningful and made them each think of their own marriages and vows. Another plus, he has a great sense of humor!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold was a pleasure to work with. He performed the most amazing wedding ceremony that we will remember forever. His words were perfect and he captured everything we wanted to have in our wedding ceremony. Our friends and family are still talking about our ceremony. The day we returned from our honeymoon we had already received a beautiful package in the mail from Captain Arnold along with a separate envelope from New York with our official marriage certificate. When we were planning our ceremony, Captain Arnold was always responsive to calls and emails and made it so easy to plan. I highly recommend Captain if you are looking for a wonderful ceremony. There is no one else like him! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Captain Arnold was a pleasure to work with. He performed the most amazing wedding ceremony that we will remember forever. Read more...
Captain Arnold was a pleasure to work with. He performed the most amazing wedding ceremony that we will remember forever. His words were perfect and he captured everything we wanted to have in our wedding ceremony. Our friends and family are still talking about our ceremony. The day we returned from our honeymoon we had already received a beautiful package in the mail from Captain Arnold along with a separate envelope from New York with our official marriage certificate. When we were planning our ceremony, Captain Arnold was always responsive to calls and emails and made it so easy to plan. I highly recommend Captain if you are looking for a wonderful ceremony. There is no one else like him! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Read less
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Jessica Lo and Phillip Wong
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband Phillip and I will like to thank Captain Arnold for an amazing ceremony. We learned about Captain Arnold because he was highly recommended by our venue. When I spoke to Captain Arnold on the phone for the first time, I knew that he had to be our officiant. Captain Arnold has a powerful and welcoming voice, which I felt is perfect for leading our wedding ceremony. Captain Arnold stayed in touched with us throughout the process and was easily reachable by email and phone. He even called us the week of the wedding to ensure that we had everything we need for the ceremony. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and definitely one of my favorite parts of the wedding. The vows were beautiful and encompassed our thoughts. Captain Arnold did a great tribute to my deceased mother, which meant a great deal to my family and I. But I have to say the one thing that I loved the most is that Captain Arnold’s words really resonated with Phillip. The other day, Phillip said to me “Don’t forget that Captain Arnold said never go to bed angry ”. I highly recommend Captain Arnold to anyone looking for the perfect officiant.


Jessica and Phillip
My husband Phillip and I will like to thank Captain Arnold for an amazing ceremony. We learned about Captain Arnold Read more...
My husband Phillip and I will like to thank Captain Arnold for an amazing ceremony. We learned about Captain Arnold because he was highly recommended by our venue. When I spoke to Captain Arnold on the phone for the first time, I knew that he had to be our officiant. Captain Arnold has a powerful and welcoming voice, which I felt is perfect for leading our wedding ceremony. Captain Arnold stayed in touched with us throughout the process and was easily reachable by email and phone. He even called us the week of the wedding to ensure that we had everything we need for the ceremony. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and definitely one of my favorite parts of the wedding. The vows were beautiful and encompassed our thoughts. Captain Arnold did a great tribute to my deceased mother, which meant a great deal to my family and I. But I have to say the one thing that I loved the most is that Captain Arnold’s words really resonated with Phillip. The other day, Phillip said to me “Don’t forget that Captain Arnold said never go to bed angry ”. I highly recommend Captain Arnold to anyone looking for the perfect officiant.


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Dana
Wedding:
9/19/2015
4.9/5.0
Captain Arnold married us on September 19, 2015 at Chateau La Mer. We would highly recommend him to anyone! The ceremony was beautiful from the vows to the remembrance of loved ones, the rose ceremony for our Mothers and the sand ceremony to include my step daughter which united us a family. It was such a special and touching ceremony and we are still hearing from our guests raving about how much they enjoyed the ceremony! Thank you Captain Arnold for making our perfect day a memorable one!!
Anthony and Dana Tammaro
Captain Arnold married us on September 19, 2015 at Chateau La Mer. We would highly recommend him to anyone! The ceremony Read more...
Captain Arnold married us on September 19, 2015 at Chateau La Mer. We would highly recommend him to anyone! The ceremony was beautiful from the vows to the remembrance of loved ones, the rose ceremony for our Mothers and the sand ceremony to include my step daughter which united us a family. It was such a special and touching ceremony and we are still hearing from our guests raving about how much they enjoyed the ceremony! Thank you Captain Arnold for making our perfect day a memorable one!!
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Alana
Wedding:
6/20/2015
0.8/5.0
WOULD NEVER SUGGEST THIS VENUE TO ANYONE FOR A WEDDING!!! We booked a photographer before the event was never able to speak to her and was then introduced to another photographer he seemed nice was dressed down for a wedding. Not satisfied with majority of the pictures. We only have 4 pictures of my side of family and they all look terrible. Not one with my mom and I. Also the CD that was sent was a joke and had really bad music in the background. I was forced to go outside while it was raining... so my makeup, hair, shoes and dress where not good after. I'm not a high maintenance individual but when I say I don't want to go outside in the rain I shouldn't be forced to go outside. I tried contacting the Captain several times about the photographer and experience and was ignored. Tried to contact the ship management and was told nothing could be done since it was a third party vendor ( I definitely understand that)
We only had 50 guests and I was interrupted by a "wedding" assistant every time I would try to speak to my guests. At one point I stayed in the bathroom to get away from her. Our first dance was in the dark. Made me so uncomfortable I made them stop the music. My mother was never informed about the 1st dance and missed it. She was very upset and felt left out the entire evening. This was a true disappointment and I am ashamed this was my wedding day. Only positive note Food was pretty good and the bartender was great! Thank god the bartender was able to feed me whiskey.
WOULD NEVER SUGGEST THIS VENUE TO ANYONE FOR A WEDDING!!! We booked a photographer before the event was never able to Read more...
WOULD NEVER SUGGEST THIS VENUE TO ANYONE FOR A WEDDING!!! We booked a photographer before the event was never able to speak to her and was then introduced to another photographer he seemed nice was dressed down for a wedding. Not satisfied with majority of the pictures. We only have 4 pictures of my side of family and they all look terrible. Not one with my mom and I. Also the CD that was sent was a joke and had really bad music in the background. I was forced to go outside while it was raining... so my makeup, hair, shoes and dress where not good after. I'm not a high maintenance individual but when I say I don't want to go outside in the rain I shouldn't be forced to go outside. I tried contacting the Captain several times about the photographer and experience and was ignored. Tried to contact the ship management and was told nothing could be done since it was a third party vendor ( I definitely understand that)
We only had 50 guests and I was interrupted by a "wedding" assistant every time I would try to speak to my guests. At one point I stayed in the bathroom to get away from her. Our first dance was in the dark. Made me so uncomfortable I made them stop the music. My mother was never informed about the 1st dance and missed it. She was very upset and felt left out the entire evening. This was a true disappointment and I am ashamed this was my wedding day. Only positive note Food was pretty good and the bartender was great! Thank god the bartender was able to feed me whiskey. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Andrew
Wedding:
6/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Review of Captain Arnold's Wedding Service

It is with pleasure that Kathy and I write this review of Captain Arnold, who officiated at our wedding on June 14th if this year. We had been guests at another couple's wedding aboard a cruise ship docked at a Hudson River pier in June, 2014 and knew we wanted Captain Arnold to marry us.

We wrote the following thank-you note to Captain Arnold. It really "says it all" and we recommend anyone to visit Captain Arnold's website 'www.NauticalWeddingBells.com' to learn more. His ceremony can be at almost any location and you and your guests will surely remember it.

"Captain Arnold,

You are a star! We enjoyed and listened to your ceremony and to its rich themes of love, life, commitment, understanding; a blueprint of how lives are bettered.

Our guests raved to us how they thought it was the best and important Ceremony they ever attended.

We are grateful. A magnificent start to a happy married life.

Kathy & Andy"

We'll add that each of is 70 years old, that we married after meeting each other many years after our spouses had passed away. So our guests--family and friends--spanned all generations and all remarked how they enjoyed and learned from Captain Arnold. That, too, meant much to us.
Review of Captain Arnold's Wedding Service

It is with pleasure that Kathy and I write this review of Captain Read more...
Review of Captain Arnold's Wedding Service

It is with pleasure that Kathy and I write this review of Captain Arnold, who officiated at our wedding on June 14th if this year. We had been guests at another couple's wedding aboard a cruise ship docked at a Hudson River pier in June, 2014 and knew we wanted Captain Arnold to marry us.

We wrote the following thank-you note to Captain Arnold. It really "says it all" and we recommend anyone to visit Captain Arnold's website 'www.NauticalWeddingBells.com' to learn more. His ceremony can be at almost any location and you and your guests will surely remember it.

"Captain Arnold,

You are a star! We enjoyed and listened to your ceremony and to its rich themes of love, life, commitment, understanding; a blueprint of how lives are bettered.

Our guests raved to us how they thought it was the best and important Ceremony they ever attended.

We are grateful. A magnificent start to a happy married life.

Kathy & Andy"

We'll add that each of is 70 years old, that we married after meeting each other many years after our spouses had passed away. So our guests--family and friends--spanned all generations and all remarked how they enjoyed and learned from Captain Arnold. That, too, meant much to us. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold,
Your ceremony was amazing! It was heartfelt and we received a lot of complements! Thank you for making our wedding day the best experience possible!
Love
Holly & John
Captain Arnold,
Your ceremony was amazing! It was heartfelt and we received a lot of complements! Thank you for making Read more...
Captain Arnold,
Your ceremony was amazing! It was heartfelt and we received a lot of complements! Thank you for making our wedding day the best experience possible!
Love
Holly & John Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Fantastic Wedding! So happy! Everything was great! My guests, my husband and I had a wonderful time!
Fantastic Wedding! So happy! Everything was great! My guests, my husband and I had a wonderful time!
Fantastic Wedding! So happy! Everything was great! My guests, my husband and I had a wonderful time! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
July 25, 2014
Dear Captain Arnold,
I’m reaching out to you and hoping this thank you is enough. Your marriage ceremony was not only beautiful, but genuine and heart-warming to us and all of our guests who attended. Not only did you perform a beautiful ceremony but, you made it unique and extremely touching, I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the room! Paul and I still have family and friends calling us complimenting what a great ceremony we had. Your gentle words of wisdom, respect to our loved ones who are no longer with us, and your prayer at the end really, really made our day not just enjoyable but a memory we will always have. You definitely found your calling and you and your wife are lucky to have each other. Paul and I take your words of advice for a long happy marriage and hold them dear to our hearts as you held us and comforted our nerves on an amazing day!
Cheers and best regards,
Paul & Jessica Mele Fords, New Jersey Married July 6. 2014 NCL Breakaway
July 25, 2014
Dear Captain Arnold,
I’m reaching out to you and hoping this thank you is enough. Your marriage Read more...
July 25, 2014
Dear Captain Arnold,
I’m reaching out to you and hoping this thank you is enough. Your marriage ceremony was not only beautiful, but genuine and heart-warming to us and all of our guests who attended. Not only did you perform a beautiful ceremony but, you made it unique and extremely touching, I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the room! Paul and I still have family and friends calling us complimenting what a great ceremony we had. Your gentle words of wisdom, respect to our loved ones who are no longer with us, and your prayer at the end really, really made our day not just enjoyable but a memory we will always have. You definitely found your calling and you and your wife are lucky to have each other. Paul and I take your words of advice for a long happy marriage and hold them dear to our hearts as you held us and comforted our nerves on an amazing day!
Cheers and best regards,
Paul & Jessica Mele Fords, New Jersey Married July 6. 2014 NCL Breakaway Read less
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Jermaine
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Captain,
Thank you again for the amazing ceremony!!! Kya and I are so grateful we found you. All of our guests agreed you put on an amazing ceremony, both for us and the ceremony for my stepdaughter. You were a major part of our special day and the most calm and professional despite all of the chaos that comes with a wedding day. Thank you, it was a pleasure.
Love,
Kya and Jermaine Lomax
Captain,
Thank you again for the amazing ceremony!!! Kya and I are so grateful we found you. All of our guests agreed Read more...
Captain,
Thank you again for the amazing ceremony!!! Kya and I are so grateful we found you. All of our guests agreed you put on an amazing ceremony, both for us and the ceremony for my stepdaughter. You were a major part of our special day and the most calm and professional despite all of the chaos that comes with a wedding day. Thank you, it was a pleasure.
Love,
Kya and Jermaine Lomax Read less
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