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Monterey Bay Wedding Officiants

Monterey , CA
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Monterey, CA 93955 US (map)

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831-601-1650

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding or renewal! Since 2009, I have officiated over 375 weddings and have enjoyed every minute of it. This is your special day, and my job is to write... Read more
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding or renewal! Since 2009, I have officiated over 375 weddings and have enjoyed every minute of it. This is your special day, and my job is to write a beautiful ceremony that you, and your guests, will remember and enjoy. Over the past 7 years, I have officiated weddings from Santa Cruz to Big Sur, from Monterey to Pacific Grove and everywhere in between.

As a non-denominational wedding officiant, I will work with you to create the exact ceremony that you want. I am always available to answer any questions – even if it is just about the area or other local vendors. I have been involved with weddings since 1989, lived in the area since 1993, and have enjoyed providing memorable wedding experiences as an officiant and planner. Since 2011, I have been named as one of the top 5% wedding officiants in Monterey County. One of the things that makes me stand apart from other officiants is that I have also assisted in planning over 100 weddings.

I can be reached through the contact page or by email at brian@montereybayweddingofficiants.com or by phone at
831-601-1650. Thank you and happy planning! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, 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, Baptist, Catholic, No Denomination, Presbyterian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
CA

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brian is a spectacular officiant. He served as our officiant for our small wedding in Big Sur in July. He always responded to any questions we had and made our ceremony amazing. We were so pleased with Brian's services. He is kind, professional, prepared and flexible. We highly recommend him.
Brian is a spectacular officiant. He served as our officiant for our small wedding in Big Sur in July. He always responded Read more...
Brian is a spectacular officiant. He served as our officiant for our small wedding in Big Sur in July. He always responded to any questions we had and made our ceremony amazing. We were so pleased with Brian's services. He is kind, professional, prepared and flexible. We highly recommend him. Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
We selected Brian to be our wedding officiant for our small ceremony at Fanshell Beach on the 17 mile Drive Monterey on May 21, 2016! From the very beginning upon our first contact with Brian via phone and email, we knew we made the right decision! Brian was very professional, kind, thoughtful and incredibly helpful in assisting us in selecting our wedding venue, flowers, photography, etc., and he wrote and delivered such a "beautiful" personalized ceremony for our special day. Brian was very quick to respond to any questions and/or needs throughout our wedding planning and he also took the time to personally meet with us to go everything prior to our actual wedding day. We are beyond pleased with Brian's services and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional, knowledgeable, warm, caring and incredibly kind wedding officiant! Thank you Brian!

Pam & Mark Esquivel
We selected Brian to be our wedding officiant for our small ceremony at Fanshell Beach on the 17 mile Drive Monterey on Read more...
We selected Brian to be our wedding officiant for our small ceremony at Fanshell Beach on the 17 mile Drive Monterey on May 21, 2016! From the very beginning upon our first contact with Brian via phone and email, we knew we made the right decision! Brian was very professional, kind, thoughtful and incredibly helpful in assisting us in selecting our wedding venue, flowers, photography, etc., and he wrote and delivered such a "beautiful" personalized ceremony for our special day. Brian was very quick to respond to any questions and/or needs throughout our wedding planning and he also took the time to personally meet with us to go everything prior to our actual wedding day. We are beyond pleased with Brian's services and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional, knowledgeable, warm, caring and incredibly kind wedding officiant! Thank you Brian!

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Octavia
Wedding:
2/25/2016
5.0/5.0
What a pleasure it was to work with Brian! He officiated our elopement on February 25th and we are very pleased with our choice.
Brian is very professional, accommodating of the customer's needs and very prompt in responding to any inquiries. He worked with us to find the best beach location and timing for our wedding and really made our day special with his simple, but touching ceremony. Thank you so much for your great service.
What a pleasure it was to work with Brian! He officiated our elopement on February 25th and we are very pleased with our Read more...
What a pleasure it was to work with Brian! He officiated our elopement on February 25th and we are very pleased with our choice.
Brian is very professional, accommodating of the customer's needs and very prompt in responding to any inquiries. He worked with us to find the best beach location and timing for our wedding and really made our day special with his simple, but touching ceremony. Thank you so much for your great service. Read less
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Jeanne
Wedding:
2/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Brian and his wife Heidi (photography) with her daughter to assist made an exquisite event go off without a hitch. They were open, prepared, flexible and professional every moment. Truly lovely.
Brian and his wife Heidi (photography) with her daughter to assist made an exquisite event go off without a hitch. They Read more...
Brian and his wife Heidi (photography) with her daughter to assist made an exquisite event go off without a hitch. They were open, prepared, flexible and professional every moment. Truly lovely. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Dorie
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Brian really made our wedding day special. He conducted the ceremony beautifully. His professionalism was excellent. He has a great sense of humor too! Cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you Brian!
Brian really made our wedding day special. He conducted the ceremony beautifully. His professionalism was excellent. He Read more...
Brian really made our wedding day special. He conducted the ceremony beautifully. His professionalism was excellent. He has a great sense of humor too! Cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you Brian! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/11/2016
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Brian, was wonderful and the perfect choice for us! I contacted him 1-week before our marriage/elopement and he was incredibly responsive, patient, and helpful in every possible way! He was even able to suggest the perfect beach setting based on our preferences. We are so appreciative of him for all he did for us. He performed a beautiful and deeply meaningful ceremony for us and completely exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend his services... you will be delighted that you chose him as your officiant!!
Brian, was wonderful and the perfect choice for us! I contacted him 1-week before our marriage/elopement and he was Read more...
Brian, was wonderful and the perfect choice for us! I contacted him 1-week before our marriage/elopement and he was incredibly responsive, patient, and helpful in every possible way! He was even able to suggest the perfect beach setting based on our preferences. We are so appreciative of him for all he did for us. He performed a beautiful and deeply meaningful ceremony for us and completely exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend his services... you will be delighted that you chose him as your officiant!! Read less
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anna
Wedding:
1/2/2016
5.0/5.0
This January we had a small wedding for 15 people in Monterey and we hired Brian to officiate. It was the best decision ever! We are from Sacramento but wanted to get married in Monterey. Brian went out of his way to help us with great advice about a reception place, and the best hotels around the area. My flowers were ordered exactly as the picture I sent as an example and it was a beautiful bridal bouquet. I also got advice were to find my hair and make-up stylists and was very happy with my results.
He was great at speaking, keeping the audiences’ attention and making our day memorable.
Brian’s wife Heidi was our photograph and it was so much fun to work with her! It was a great and friendly photo session and beautiful pictures which we received in a timely manner.
Although we never met in person till the actual wedding day, Brian was very professional and easy to work with over the email/phone. He was very fast to respond and answer all the questions and concerns we had. We couldn’t be happier that we used Brian and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is looking for the perfect officiant.
This January we had a small wedding for 15 people in Monterey and we hired Brian to officiate. It was the best decision Read more...
This January we had a small wedding for 15 people in Monterey and we hired Brian to officiate. It was the best decision ever! We are from Sacramento but wanted to get married in Monterey. Brian went out of his way to help us with great advice about a reception place, and the best hotels around the area. My flowers were ordered exactly as the picture I sent as an example and it was a beautiful bridal bouquet. I also got advice were to find my hair and make-up stylists and was very happy with my results.
He was great at speaking, keeping the audiences’ attention and making our day memorable.
Brian’s wife Heidi was our photograph and it was so much fun to work with her! It was a great and friendly photo session and beautiful pictures which we received in a timely manner.
Although we never met in person till the actual wedding day, Brian was very professional and easy to work with over the email/phone. He was very fast to respond and answer all the questions and concerns we had. We couldn’t be happier that we used Brian and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is looking for the perfect officiant. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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David
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
After choosing Monterey as our wedding location we started the arduous task of finding someone to officiate. To be honest, we were a little naive as to what all goes into the planning, what we needed and the things we should have been concerned with. We weren't even sure what questions to ask when choosing someone.

Fortunately, after talking with a few alternatives we connected with Brian. He met with us right away and had everything from "soup to nuts" to help us plan. His rates were more than reasonable and we were surprised at how inclusive the package was. He had us fill out a questionnaire and basically took care of the rest, we only had to show up.

The day of the wedding we arrived to the venue he helped us select, to find everything set-up and Brian ready and waiting for us. The day couldn't have gone of any smoother, and it looked as though we'd spent thousands on a wedding coordinator, team and venue.

Brian and team were exceptional and gave us the best day and most wonderful memories we could have ever asked for. Thank you Brian for making what could have been an extremely stressful and trying process, easy and one of the best days of our lives.
After choosing Monterey as our wedding location we started the arduous task of finding someone to officiate. To be honest, Read more...
After choosing Monterey as our wedding location we started the arduous task of finding someone to officiate. To be honest, we were a little naive as to what all goes into the planning, what we needed and the things we should have been concerned with. We weren't even sure what questions to ask when choosing someone.

Fortunately, after talking with a few alternatives we connected with Brian. He met with us right away and had everything from "soup to nuts" to help us plan. His rates were more than reasonable and we were surprised at how inclusive the package was. He had us fill out a questionnaire and basically took care of the rest, we only had to show up.

The day of the wedding we arrived to the venue he helped us select, to find everything set-up and Brian ready and waiting for us. The day couldn't have gone of any smoother, and it looked as though we'd spent thousands on a wedding coordinator, team and venue.

Brian and team were exceptional and gave us the best day and most wonderful memories we could have ever asked for. Thank you Brian for making what could have been an extremely stressful and trying process, easy and one of the best days of our lives. Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying that if we could give Brian more than 5 stars for all marks - we would.

Brian was amazing from the start of the whole process. My wife and I (still weird saying that!) are not the types of people that like to talk about ourselves and things along those lines - we just never really have been in a position where we talked on and on about us and how we met. Brian had us fill out an extremely straight forward questionnaire about us as individuals and then us as a couple - these questions were bite sized and super easy to answer. Little did we know, Brian then took those answers and wrote a beautiful ceremony that had multiple parties after tell us how much they enjoyed the ceremony.

He took the time to meet with us before the ceremony to iron out the final details and it couldn't have gone better. We elected to do a short ceremony with brief readings and a mix of traditional and written vows.

We can't thank Brian enough for his awesome ceremony!
Let me start by saying that if we could give Brian more than 5 stars for all marks - we would.

Brian was amazing Read more...
Let me start by saying that if we could give Brian more than 5 stars for all marks - we would.

Brian was amazing from the start of the whole process. My wife and I (still weird saying that!) are not the types of people that like to talk about ourselves and things along those lines - we just never really have been in a position where we talked on and on about us and how we met. Brian had us fill out an extremely straight forward questionnaire about us as individuals and then us as a couple - these questions were bite sized and super easy to answer. Little did we know, Brian then took those answers and wrote a beautiful ceremony that had multiple parties after tell us how much they enjoyed the ceremony.

He took the time to meet with us before the ceremony to iron out the final details and it couldn't have gone better. We elected to do a short ceremony with brief readings and a mix of traditional and written vows.

We can't thank Brian enough for his awesome ceremony! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brian was our officiant for our wedding on 9/6/2015 at Bernardus in Carmel Valley

My husband and I took our time to search for an officiant that would be perfect for our wedding. We read all the positive reviews about Brian and we decided to email him. We met Brian and immediately felt comfortable with him and we knew he was the one for us!

On our wedding weekend, Brian attended our rehearsal and was very thorough, which made everyone comfortable. On the day of the wedding, he arrived early, which we truly appreciated. My husband, who was nervous before the ceremony, appreciated his calm presence, "small talk" and humor:) Our wedding was perfect!! He immediately turned in all of our paperwork for us, which allowed us to take pictures and celebrate. We truly appreciate all of Brian’s hard work to ensure that our wedding was perfect.

I would highly recommend Brian to all the brides and grooms out there - He is truly the best. Thank you Brian!
Brian was our officiant for our wedding on 9/6/2015 at Bernardus in Carmel Valley

My husband and I took our time Read more...
Brian was our officiant for our wedding on 9/6/2015 at Bernardus in Carmel Valley

My husband and I took our time to search for an officiant that would be perfect for our wedding. We read all the positive reviews about Brian and we decided to email him. We met Brian and immediately felt comfortable with him and we knew he was the one for us!

On our wedding weekend, Brian attended our rehearsal and was very thorough, which made everyone comfortable. On the day of the wedding, he arrived early, which we truly appreciated. My husband, who was nervous before the ceremony, appreciated his calm presence, "small talk" and humor:) Our wedding was perfect!! He immediately turned in all of our paperwork for us, which allowed us to take pictures and celebrate. We truly appreciate all of Brian’s hard work to ensure that our wedding was perfect.

I would highly recommend Brian to all the brides and grooms out there - He is truly the best. Thank you Brian! Read less
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