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Meaningful Marriages

Pittsburgh , PA
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20 Ridge Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15221 US (map)

PHONE

412-271-7464

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ABOUT US

Rev. Larry Goyda’s passion is bringing couples who are in love together in marriage. He has been honored to have conducted over 1500 wedding ceremonies since 1994. A wedding celebrates... Read more
Rev. Larry Goyda’s passion is bringing couples who are in love together in marriage. He has been honored to have conducted over 1500 wedding ceremonies since 1994. A wedding celebrates the commitment between two people by reflecting the values, beliefs, and meaningful aspects of that relationship. Rev. Goyda will ensure that what is reflected to all in attendance is the love that binds your union. Read less
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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, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist

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Lynn & Michael
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
We got married in June 2016 and Larry Goyda served as our officiant. He was recommended to us by family members that previous used his service. Larry is a great listener and customized our ceremony to fit our personal and spiritual values. He is professional, caring, and punctual. It was such a joy getting to know him just as much as he got to know us. He is HIGHLY recommended!
We got married in June 2016 and Larry Goyda served as our officiant. He was recommended to us by family members that Read more...
We got married in June 2016 and Larry Goyda served as our officiant. He was recommended to us by family members that previous used his service. Larry is a great listener and customized our ceremony to fit our personal and spiritual values. He is professional, caring, and punctual. It was such a joy getting to know him just as much as he got to know us. He is HIGHLY recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
my husband and i worked with larry for our own wedding in 2006 and we enjoyed our experience so much, we recommended him for my husband's brother's wedding in 2015. at both very different venues, he fulfilled the kind of services we wanted to help make our wedding ceremony's so special. we were lucky that he was referred to us back in 2006 when we were looking for the perfect non-denominational officiant.
my husband and i worked with larry for our own wedding in 2006 and we enjoyed our experience so much, we recommended him Read more...
my husband and i worked with larry for our own wedding in 2006 and we enjoyed our experience so much, we recommended him for my husband's brother's wedding in 2015. at both very different venues, he fulfilled the kind of services we wanted to help make our wedding ceremony's so special. we were lucky that he was referred to us back in 2006 when we were looking for the perfect non-denominational officiant. Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Larry made our special day even more special. He thoroughly took all of our information about our family and children and briefed us on the ceremony and eloquently customized the ceremony to include everyone and was very professional. I would highly recommend him to make your day special too.
Larry made our special day even more special. He thoroughly took all of our information about our family and children and Read more...
Larry made our special day even more special. He thoroughly took all of our information about our family and children and briefed us on the ceremony and eloquently customized the ceremony to include everyone and was very professional. I would highly recommend him to make your day special too. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
6/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and everything my husband and I wanted. Thank you Larry for a perfect ceremony!
Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and everything my husband and I wanted. Thank you Larry for a perfect ceremony!
Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and everything my husband and I wanted. Thank you Larry for a perfect ceremony! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Larry was great for our wedding at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. He was on time, professional, and patient with us during the rehearsal and ceremony. We ran late on our ceremony by switching the location at the very last minute, due to the weather cooperating, to an outdoor setting, Larry's experience and acumen lead the way allowing us to complete a meaningful ceremony that will be remembered forever. All of our guests commented on how well he spoke and how smooth the ceremony went. We are very happy that Larry was our officiant for our special day.
Larry was great for our wedding at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. He was on time, professional, and patient with us Read more...
Larry was great for our wedding at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. He was on time, professional, and patient with us during the rehearsal and ceremony. We ran late on our ceremony by switching the location at the very last minute, due to the weather cooperating, to an outdoor setting, Larry's experience and acumen lead the way allowing us to complete a meaningful ceremony that will be remembered forever. All of our guests commented on how well he spoke and how smooth the ceremony went. We are very happy that Larry was our officiant for our special day. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Larry was great. His standard ceremony is touching and beautiful, and can be adapted for either a secular or religious ceremony (we requested a totally secular service, and he cheerfully obliged). I love the way he emphasizes the formation of a new family, and the friendship that is the foundation of a good marriage. I'm not a very sentimental person, but the words he said at our wedding meant a lot to me. Many of our guests commented on what a good job he did. He was a very calming presence on our important day.
Larry was great. His standard ceremony is touching and beautiful, and can be adapted for either a secular or religious Read more...
Larry was great. His standard ceremony is touching and beautiful, and can be adapted for either a secular or religious ceremony (we requested a totally secular service, and he cheerfully obliged). I love the way he emphasizes the formation of a new family, and the friendship that is the foundation of a good marriage. I'm not a very sentimental person, but the words he said at our wedding meant a lot to me. Many of our guests commented on what a good job he did. He was a very calming presence on our important day. Read less
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MrsNiebz
Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
A lot of people tend to focus on the reception when planning a wedding but for me, the ceremony was the entire point of the wedding so it was extremely important to me that the ceremony be true to our relationship and be meaningful! Rev Larry is a very warm and friendly man, making him instantly likeable by guests. Our ceremony was able to be tailored to us, for example we are not very religious people so he was able to leave the religious parts out. At a lot of weddings that I've attended the rev/priest/minister tends to talk for what feels like hours about things that are not pertainent to the couple or ceremony... This is not the case with Rev Larry! Rev Larry went over everything with us prior to the ceremony (we did not have a rehearsal dinner), everything that was said was tailored to our wants/needs and it was all very meaningful! After the ceremony I got several compliments including "what a loving ceremony" and "what a beautiful reading" ! If you want a thoughtful/meaninful ceremony we highly recommend Rev. Larry!
A lot of people tend to focus on the reception when planning a wedding but for me, the ceremony was the entire point of Read more...
A lot of people tend to focus on the reception when planning a wedding but for me, the ceremony was the entire point of the wedding so it was extremely important to me that the ceremony be true to our relationship and be meaningful! Rev Larry is a very warm and friendly man, making him instantly likeable by guests. Our ceremony was able to be tailored to us, for example we are not very religious people so he was able to leave the religious parts out. At a lot of weddings that I've attended the rev/priest/minister tends to talk for what feels like hours about things that are not pertainent to the couple or ceremony... This is not the case with Rev Larry! Rev Larry went over everything with us prior to the ceremony (we did not have a rehearsal dinner), everything that was said was tailored to our wants/needs and it was all very meaningful! After the ceremony I got several compliments including "what a loving ceremony" and "what a beautiful reading" ! If you want a thoughtful/meaninful ceremony we highly recommend Rev. Larry! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Larry was a great officiant for our wedding. He was very helpful with the planning of our ceremony and made everything simple. Our ceremony was beautiful and we received nothing but compliments. I would recommend him to anyone getting married in Pittsburgh.
Larry was a great officiant for our wedding. He was very helpful with the planning of our ceremony and made everything Read more...
Larry was a great officiant for our wedding. He was very helpful with the planning of our ceremony and made everything simple. Our ceremony was beautiful and we received nothing but compliments. I would recommend him to anyone getting married in Pittsburgh. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I reached out to Larry after being referred to him by a family member. Neither one of us practice a specific religion - my husband was raised Catholic and my mother was raised Catholic and father raised Jewish, so I grew up learning about both religions and traditions. I was a little nervous about finding an officiant that would allow the customization I wanted in our wedding ceremony without using a Justice of the Peace. Larry was AMAZING! He was so flexible and more than willing to incorporate the special traditions that we wanted to include and he also added some unique things of his own that really made our ceremony special. He was so easy to work with and whenever I had a question, he was very responsive. We initially met with Larry and he reviewed his general ceremony and we discussed the things important to us as well. I spoke to Larry a few more times on the phone just to go over the order of everything when it was coming down to finalizing the details. I would also like to point out that we got married at Heinz Chapel, which has a very strict 60 minute allocation for the ceremony (and/or after ceremony photos) - Larry did an incredible job of keeping our ceremony at an appropriate amount of time - it wasn't too short and wasn't too long and we had plenty of time afterwards to get all of our pictures in as well. Our guests continually tell us how much they loved our ceremony and we felt that the ceremony really made our wedding day special. During our ceremony, our two year old ring bearer got a little anxious and stir-crazy, and Larry did a great job of creating an atmosphere that made the issue a little more bearable for everyone!

I would definitely recommend Larry to anyone looking for a spiritual officiant in the Pittsburgh area - you won't be disappointed!

Thank you so much Larry for making our wedding day so memorable and special!
My husband and I reached out to Larry after being referred to him by a family member. Neither one of us practice a Read more...
My husband and I reached out to Larry after being referred to him by a family member. Neither one of us practice a specific religion - my husband was raised Catholic and my mother was raised Catholic and father raised Jewish, so I grew up learning about both religions and traditions. I was a little nervous about finding an officiant that would allow the customization I wanted in our wedding ceremony without using a Justice of the Peace. Larry was AMAZING! He was so flexible and more than willing to incorporate the special traditions that we wanted to include and he also added some unique things of his own that really made our ceremony special. He was so easy to work with and whenever I had a question, he was very responsive. We initially met with Larry and he reviewed his general ceremony and we discussed the things important to us as well. I spoke to Larry a few more times on the phone just to go over the order of everything when it was coming down to finalizing the details. I would also like to point out that we got married at Heinz Chapel, which has a very strict 60 minute allocation for the ceremony (and/or after ceremony photos) - Larry did an incredible job of keeping our ceremony at an appropriate amount of time - it wasn't too short and wasn't too long and we had plenty of time afterwards to get all of our pictures in as well. Our guests continually tell us how much they loved our ceremony and we felt that the ceremony really made our wedding day special. During our ceremony, our two year old ring bearer got a little anxious and stir-crazy, and Larry did a great job of creating an atmosphere that made the issue a little more bearable for everyone!

I would definitely recommend Larry to anyone looking for a spiritual officiant in the Pittsburgh area - you won't be disappointed!

Thank you so much Larry for making our wedding day so memorable and special! Read less
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Dominick
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
My family would like to thank Larry for his services! Larry took our event on short notice and was able to walk us through the process so that my wife and I had one less thing to worry about on our wedding day. He is very personable, as was his ceremony, and we received many compliments from our guests. We highly recommend Rev. Larry Goyda!
My family would like to thank Larry for his services! Larry took our event on short notice and was able to walk us through Read more...
My family would like to thank Larry for his services! Larry took our event on short notice and was able to walk us through the process so that my wife and I had one less thing to worry about on our wedding day. He is very personable, as was his ceremony, and we received many compliments from our guests. We highly recommend Rev. Larry Goyda! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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