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Columbus Wedding Officiants

Westerville , OH
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PO Box 1411
Westerville, OH 43086 US (map)

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740-215-3023

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ABOUT US

Congratulations! You are about to begin on your lifelong journey together as a married couple, and your wedding ceremony is the first step in marking your commitment to one another.... Read more
Congratulations! You are about to begin on your lifelong journey together as a married couple, and your wedding ceremony is the first step in marking your commitment to one another. Whether you are planning a small, intimate ceremony with just a few loved ones, or a grand celebration with 200 of your closest friends, your wedding ceremony helps set the tone of your marriage and should reflect your identity as a couple. We will work with you to develop and create a ceremony that best fits your needs and personalities as a couple. We are usually available on short notice for elopements as well. Contact us to find out more today!

We specialize in secular, civil wedding ceremonies, performed at the location of your choice in Columbus and central Ohio. We also officiate commitment ceremonies and vow renewals. We will work with you to develop your perfect ceremony!

We will provide you with an outline by email of wedding ceremony possibilities containing secular, civil, spiritual, non-denominational, non-religious, and religious options.

Your actual wedding will consist of the specific choices you make and nothing else. All elements of your wedding are totally up to you! Any word, line, paragraph or section can be modified in any way that you like. We want your wedding to be exactly what you want it to be - what you choose to include in your wedding ceremony should always truly come from your heart. We will either give you a standard ceremony or will work with you to produce a custom service designed just for the you. All or some of the parts of the ceremony may be customized. Please contact us today for more information! 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
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
30-60 Mins., <30 Mins.

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Recently Married
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My husband and I are not your average bride and groom. We wanted a very small intimate outdoor winter wedding. There were only 5 people invited. And we wanted to do the ceremony in the Hocking Hills area, which Chase was more than willing to travel to and hike a half mile in the snow to the ceremony you site! Good luck finding someone even local to that area who would do that! We'd only planned for a month and a half and wanted our wedding to be "on the fly", stress free and very relaxed. We found Chase who came highly recommended. He curbed our ceremony to really speak to us and we added a few bits and pieces ourselves. He was soo flexible and accommodating even down to THE day...when we decided last minute the weather was too bad to travel the distance to HH. Chase found us a last minute local photographer an hour and a half before the ceremony, who was fabulous! We had the ceremony at a local metro park and yes made our 5 guests and Chase walk through 6 inches of snow to the ceremony site. He was great and did everything he could to make our day very memerable. We could not have asked for anything more on our awesome snowy wedding day! And it was soo much fun! So if you are like us and want a unique outdoor wedding but feel you'd have a hard time finding an officiant to "go the distance" with you...Chase is the guy! Thanks Again Chase!
My husband and I are not your average bride and groom. We wanted a very small intimate outdoor winter wedding. There were Read more...
My husband and I are not your average bride and groom. We wanted a very small intimate outdoor winter wedding. There were only 5 people invited. And we wanted to do the ceremony in the Hocking Hills area, which Chase was more than willing to travel to and hike a half mile in the snow to the ceremony you site! Good luck finding someone even local to that area who would do that! We'd only planned for a month and a half and wanted our wedding to be "on the fly", stress free and very relaxed. We found Chase who came highly recommended. He curbed our ceremony to really speak to us and we added a few bits and pieces ourselves. He was soo flexible and accommodating even down to THE day...when we decided last minute the weather was too bad to travel the distance to HH. Chase found us a last minute local photographer an hour and a half before the ceremony, who was fabulous! We had the ceremony at a local metro park and yes made our 5 guests and Chase walk through 6 inches of snow to the ceremony site. He was great and did everything he could to make our day very memerable. We could not have asked for anything more on our awesome snowy wedding day! And it was soo much fun! So if you are like us and want a unique outdoor wedding but feel you'd have a hard time finding an officiant to "go the distance" with you...Chase is the guy! Thanks Again Chase! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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We were very fortunate to find Chase through our wedding vendor. Chase was excellent to work with throughout the wedding process. He was very helpful in creating our personalized ceremony by providing numerous examples. He returns emails in a timely manner. We received numerous compliments regarding our ceremony. Chase’s delivery of the ceremony was fantastic. Chase provided a wealth of helpful information throughout the entire wedding process. We would highly recommend him as a wedding officiant.
We were very fortunate to find Chase through our wedding vendor. Chase was excellent to work with throughout the wedding Read more...
We were very fortunate to find Chase through our wedding vendor. Chase was excellent to work with throughout the wedding process. He was very helpful in creating our personalized ceremony by providing numerous examples. He returns emails in a timely manner. We received numerous compliments regarding our ceremony. Chase’s delivery of the ceremony was fantastic. Chase provided a wealth of helpful information throughout the entire wedding process. We would highly recommend him as a wedding officiant. Read less
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Wes
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12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of having Chase Waits as our officiant for our December wedding. We met with him just once before but that was all we needed. He sent us a 30 page document with sample weddings and we could customize our ceremony with any of the sample or our own pieces. We ended up using one of his samples including the vows. My dad came up to me after the wedding and told me we had the best vows he had ever heard. The grooms family was brought to tears when Chase included a moment of silence for the Groom's father who had passed. He made the ceremony feel special without the use of any religion. He made us feel at ease and took care of the marriage certificate. He must have sent it in right away to be filled because we were able to get certified copies just two weeks after the wedding.

I would recommend him to any friends and family needing an officiant.
We had the pleasure of having Chase Waits as our officiant for our December wedding. We met with him just once before but Read more...
We had the pleasure of having Chase Waits as our officiant for our December wedding. We met with him just once before but that was all we needed. He sent us a 30 page document with sample weddings and we could customize our ceremony with any of the sample or our own pieces. We ended up using one of his samples including the vows. My dad came up to me after the wedding and told me we had the best vows he had ever heard. The grooms family was brought to tears when Chase included a moment of silence for the Groom's father who had passed. He made the ceremony feel special without the use of any religion. He made us feel at ease and took care of the marriage certificate. He must have sent it in right away to be filled because we were able to get certified copies just two weeks after the wedding.

I would recommend him to any friends and family needing an officiant. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/8/2014
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Chase was a pleasure to work with! He was accommodating from the very beginning, meeting with us over Skype since we were planning our wedding from out of town. He nailed every detail, down to providing me a tissue during the ceremony when I needed it most. Chase was timely to respond to emails and really helpful in planning the ceremony. He provided great suggestions and was able to perfectly incorporate the story of our love into our ceremony making it so unique to us. He seamlessly ran the rehearsal for us since we did not use a coordinator and made everyone feel at ease. The ceremony went so smoothly and we definitely have Chase to thank for that. I would sincerely HIGHLY recommend Chase to anyone looking for an officiant, a customized ceremony, and to work with someone who really knows what they are doing!!!
Chase was a pleasure to work with! He was accommodating from the very beginning, meeting with us over Skype since we were Read more...
Chase was a pleasure to work with! He was accommodating from the very beginning, meeting with us over Skype since we were planning our wedding from out of town. He nailed every detail, down to providing me a tissue during the ceremony when I needed it most. Chase was timely to respond to emails and really helpful in planning the ceremony. He provided great suggestions and was able to perfectly incorporate the story of our love into our ceremony making it so unique to us. He seamlessly ran the rehearsal for us since we did not use a coordinator and made everyone feel at ease. The ceremony went so smoothly and we definitely have Chase to thank for that. I would sincerely HIGHLY recommend Chase to anyone looking for an officiant, a customized ceremony, and to work with someone who really knows what they are doing!!! Read less
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Briana
Wedding:
10/18/2014
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We initially contacted Chase via email and he was very quick to respond and very helpful. I was an out of town bride and didn't have time to drive back and forth to the location of the wedding. Chase was very accommodating by having Skype meetings where I could ask my million questions. Chase was always helpful but not pushy in any way. He lets you know he is there for YOU and will do exactly what YOU want. He provides many different programs and vows if you don't want to write your own, all of which are great.

I can't say how great Chase was to work with. He was always on time and very kind to everyone involved (even bothersome parents or late parties). You will not regret choosing Chase!
We initially contacted Chase via email and he was very quick to respond and very helpful. I was an out of town bride and Read more...
We initially contacted Chase via email and he was very quick to respond and very helpful. I was an out of town bride and didn't have time to drive back and forth to the location of the wedding. Chase was very accommodating by having Skype meetings where I could ask my million questions. Chase was always helpful but not pushy in any way. He lets you know he is there for YOU and will do exactly what YOU want. He provides many different programs and vows if you don't want to write your own, all of which are great.

I can't say how great Chase was to work with. He was always on time and very kind to everyone involved (even bothersome parents or late parties). You will not regret choosing Chase! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Chase did a great job - he was very attentive, responsive, and organized throughout our whole wedding process. He answered my questions via email during the wedding planning process, and was very helpful during our rehearsal. On our wedding day, he even gave me (the bride) a handkerchief to use as I started to cry during the ceremony, because no one else had a tissue to give me - he thought of everything that we might possibly need before we asked for it. My favorite part about our ceremony was the control we had over the content of the ceremony - Chase will give you as much or as little control as you like regarding what is said (or what is not said) at your wedding. You can truly make your wedding ceremony as personal and individualized as you want. So glad we chose Columbus Wedding Officiants!
Chase did a great job - he was very attentive, responsive, and organized throughout our whole wedding process. He answered Read more...
Chase did a great job - he was very attentive, responsive, and organized throughout our whole wedding process. He answered my questions via email during the wedding planning process, and was very helpful during our rehearsal. On our wedding day, he even gave me (the bride) a handkerchief to use as I started to cry during the ceremony, because no one else had a tissue to give me - he thought of everything that we might possibly need before we asked for it. My favorite part about our ceremony was the control we had over the content of the ceremony - Chase will give you as much or as little control as you like regarding what is said (or what is not said) at your wedding. You can truly make your wedding ceremony as personal and individualized as you want. So glad we chose Columbus Wedding Officiants! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Chase was beyond perfect. From the moment my husband and I met him, we knew that he would do a fantastic job. He is patient, understanding, and never judgmental. He offers a huge packet of sample ceremonies, and didn't mind at all when I took bits and pieces from many different ceremonies to create my own. He was there every step of the way, and on the day of the wedding, he was on time, ready to go, and he did an amazing job. He was clear and articulate in his delivery, something I was concerned about since my mother had remarried the previous summer and she had this terrible old man who couldn't stop coughing and blowing his nose while trying to get through their ceremony.

Chase is just a genuinely good guy and it shows through in his work. He truly cares about the couples he works with and his pricing is right on par with his competitors. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone. Chase is the only vendor from my entire wedding who performed EXACTLY as expected, and I am so happy that we found him.
Chase was beyond perfect. From the moment my husband and I met him, we knew that he would do a fantastic job. He is Read more...
Chase was beyond perfect. From the moment my husband and I met him, we knew that he would do a fantastic job. He is patient, understanding, and never judgmental. He offers a huge packet of sample ceremonies, and didn't mind at all when I took bits and pieces from many different ceremonies to create my own. He was there every step of the way, and on the day of the wedding, he was on time, ready to go, and he did an amazing job. He was clear and articulate in his delivery, something I was concerned about since my mother had remarried the previous summer and she had this terrible old man who couldn't stop coughing and blowing his nose while trying to get through their ceremony.

Chase is just a genuinely good guy and it shows through in his work. He truly cares about the couples he works with and his pricing is right on par with his competitors. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone. Chase is the only vendor from my entire wedding who performed EXACTLY as expected, and I am so happy that we found him. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a ceremony that is uniquely yours, will be remembered by all in attendance, and will truly capture the nature of the promise you’re making, Chase Waits is the Officiant for you. When we first met him it was like we had known him for years. He takes real pride and joy in what he does. His ceremony options are so different and beautiful you can mix and match and find the perfect fit for your wedding. He was always there to help along the way, even reminding us about when to get our marriage license, and how to change my last name. At most weddings everyone talks about how great the reception was, and little is said about the ceremony. At our wedding we were repeatedly told by our guests that it was the BEST ceremony they’d ever attended (our reception was awesome too, but different story for a different time.)
There is nothing negative to say about our experience with Chase. He was calm cool and collected on the day, and I can’t imagine anyone else marrying us. So happy with our choice to go with Chase.
If you are looking for a ceremony that is uniquely yours, will be remembered by all in attendance, and will truly capture Read more...
If you are looking for a ceremony that is uniquely yours, will be remembered by all in attendance, and will truly capture the nature of the promise you’re making, Chase Waits is the Officiant for you. When we first met him it was like we had known him for years. He takes real pride and joy in what he does. His ceremony options are so different and beautiful you can mix and match and find the perfect fit for your wedding. He was always there to help along the way, even reminding us about when to get our marriage license, and how to change my last name. At most weddings everyone talks about how great the reception was, and little is said about the ceremony. At our wedding we were repeatedly told by our guests that it was the BEST ceremony they’d ever attended (our reception was awesome too, but different story for a different time.)
There is nothing negative to say about our experience with Chase. He was calm cool and collected on the day, and I can’t imagine anyone else marrying us. So happy with our choice to go with Chase. Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I worked with Chase for our September 13th wedding. He was prepared and professional throughout the planning process, and he was easy to get a hold of and always willing to assist. There was a large selection of ceremony examples for us to see, and Chase delivered exactly what we wanted.

Many of our guests had wonderful things to say about the ceremony as well! After the wedding, Chase sent a helpful email with information on how to change my name, which was very much appreciated as well.

We would highly recommend Columbus Wedding Officiants, and it was a pleasure to have Chase officiate our ceremony!
My husband and I worked with Chase for our September 13th wedding. He was prepared and professional throughout the Read more...
My husband and I worked with Chase for our September 13th wedding. He was prepared and professional throughout the planning process, and he was easy to get a hold of and always willing to assist. There was a large selection of ceremony examples for us to see, and Chase delivered exactly what we wanted.

Many of our guests had wonderful things to say about the ceremony as well! After the wedding, Chase sent a helpful email with information on how to change my name, which was very much appreciated as well.

We would highly recommend Columbus Wedding Officiants, and it was a pleasure to have Chase officiate our ceremony! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Chase was the most fantastic wedding officiant we could ask for! He was so easy to talk to, extremely friendly and made us feel at ease while planning our special day! Chase was so flexible and truly wanted to give us a ceremony that was true to our personalities. He was very professional and took wonderful care of us on our big day. I would recommend Chase with the highest regards!
Chase was the most fantastic wedding officiant we could ask for! He was so easy to talk to, extremely friendly and made us Read more...
Chase was the most fantastic wedding officiant we could ask for! He was so easy to talk to, extremely friendly and made us feel at ease while planning our special day! Chase was so flexible and truly wanted to give us a ceremony that was true to our personalities. He was very professional and took wonderful care of us on our big day. I would recommend Chase with the highest regards! Read less
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