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Rev. Claire Goodman
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17 Reviews
Address:
Charlottesville, VA US 22903 (map)
Phone:
434-882-2680
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4.8 
(4.9/5.0)
 
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(4.7/5.0)
 
Responsiveness 
(4.9/5.0)
 
Professionalism 
(4.6/5.0)
 
Value 
(5.0/5.0)
 
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Claire is wonderful. She listens and implemented everything that we had wished to be included in our ceremony. She is very easy to work with and very professional. Our ceremony was perfect in every way.
Services Used: Officiant
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Private User
Wedding:
6/15/2013
 
5.0 out of 5.0
We were incredibly impressed by Claire's thoughtfulness, passion, and professionalism. She was organized and responsive, and she delivered a ceremony that really captured who we are as a couple. We appreciated how flexible she was with us and knew she would work with us to build a ceremony that reflected our values and priorities. We received tremendous feedback from our friends and families about our ceremony, and we walked away from our wedding weekend SO thankful that we had the opportunity to work with Claire. - Claire, you made us feel incredibly comfortable throughout the wedding planning process, and we cannot thank you enough for the words you shared on our wedding day. We are incredibly grateful!
Services Used: Officiant
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/4/2013
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Claire was amazing! She worked with my (now) husband and I to tailor-make the wedding ceremony of our dreams! It was beautiful and so special because we had been such an integral part in creating it. She helped us create a ceremony that truly represented what we believe and who we are as a couple. When I first started thinking about what the ceremony should include, it quickly became overwhelming. But Claire offers her couples a wedding ceremony "menu" with many examples and choices to consider. It helped tremendously! She also gave us advice and guidance regarding how to write our own vows (which turned our beautifully, by the way). In addition, Claire was essential in making sure that our ceremony went off without a hitch! She's very experienced and ran our rehearsal like a true professional. She gave us and our wedding party lots of useful information to use on the day of. She's just a wonderful person who is instantly easy to like and get along with. I highly recommend her!
Services Used: Officiant
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Jen
Wedding:
11/4/2012
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Rev. Claire Goodman is the first name you will hear when you ask other vendors and brides for recommendations regarding an officiant. We are so happy that Claire was part of our day, we cannot say enough kind words about her. She created a memorable, personal wedding ceremony. Claire is full of great ideas and advice. She even suggested a vendor for ceremony music, who we were also more than pleased with. We received so many compliments from our guests on Claire and the ceremony that she created. Claire will help you create a beautiful and personalized ceremony. We could not have done it without her!
Services Used: Officiant
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/11/2012
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Claire is truly wonderful! She was so incredibly helpful and has so much experience creating weddings that truly suit each couple. She asked great questions and provided us with an incredible toolkit to create our ceremony from. Her remarks were very personal, warm and made our ceremony so memorable. Claire was nothing but a pleasure to work with and we felt so relaxed with Claire leading us through the ceremony. The ceremony was lovely and we really enjoyed getting to know Claire through the process. She is a wonderful person and was the perfect officiant for our special day! We both highly recommend Claire to be your officiant.
Services Used: Officiant
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LeahBaker9
Wedding:
10/1/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Claire was amazing. She was able to pull together a ceremony filled with EXACTLY the right words and feelings for my new husband and I. I will never forget some of the things she said, and couldn't have found a better person to help us express how we felt about each other and our joining families. She is soft spoken and sweet, and was wonderful with helping to calm my nerves before walking down the aisle as well--that was an added bonus. :) We really appreciated everything she did and couldn't have chosen a better, more genuine person to officiate at our wedding. We felt almost as though she were a member of our family!
Services Used: Officiant
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Laura
Wedding:
5/27/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Claire made our ceremony special in so many ways. Everyone has been talking about what an amazing job she did at making it truly about us and our future together.
Services Used: Officiant
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Danit
Wedding:
5/15/2010
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Claire was very easy to work with and gave us an abundance of options to choose from for our ceremony. She was very open to our ideas and made our ceremony as unique and individualized as possible. Her words were beautiful and moving and she took a minor mishap with the music with stride. She made use both feel at ease as soon as the ceremony started and allowed my husband and I to focus on each other throughout the ceremony. Danit and Jon Kent
Services Used: Officiant
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Alison
Wedding:
8/8/2008
 
5.0 out of 5.0
I cannot recommend Rev. Claire enough. A beautiful person, Claire is eminently accessible, responsive, flexible, accommodating, personable, caring, reliable, supportive, and lovely. She was patient and accepting of me and my family, and she helped calm me in stressful moments. Her willingness and ability to personalize the service, regardless of religious preferences, was incredible. I am an agnostic with a Jewish parent and a non-denominational parent; my husband's family is deeply Catholic, and yet we were able to craft a ceremony that made everyone happy. Claire sent us MANY options for the ceremony, including vows, readings, declarations of intent, blessings, etc. She also helped by bringing supplies with her, including nice cards printed with our vows, so we didn't have to worry about remembering them. She also made suggestions when we were feeling equivocal--and she gave us some interesting ideas for photographs, including a shot of everyone who attended the wedding, a picture we are grateful to have but would never have thought of taking. Simply put, Claire is the best. No matter what your religion, your style of wedding, or your venue, Claire is the most wonderful officiant a couple could have to minister (!) to such an important day. You'll want to look back at wedding pictures, find one of Claire, and smile. That's what I do.
Services Used: Officiant
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lizzyz78
Wedding:
8/2/2008
 
5.0 out of 5.0
My husband and I wanted an outdoor wedding and someone who would appreciate my Catholic background. We found Claire through a referral and she was ideal. She understood the aspects we wanted to highlight and what we wanted out of our ceremony. She was easy to work with and she was incredibly helpful with quick answers, references for readings or suggestions of different things to add to our ceremony.

The day of, we had a large raincloud that came and covered the sun, taking the heat away for a while. Claire asked my husband and I too take a look out at the audience and look to see all the love that was out there for us. It's one of my favorite moments in our ceremony because up until that point, and for the rest of the evening, we never really got the chance to look and see all of our loved ones who came together from all over the country and world for us. As the thunder started booming, big fat raindrops began to fall. Claire was very flexible and skipped over part of her address so that we could continue to get married outside, as we had wanted. The ceremony continued flawlessly, and I'm so glad that Claire was the one who married us. She's so approachable, understanding and easy to talk to.
Services Used: Officiant
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