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Rev. Dr. Robert Henderson

Glastonbury , CT
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LOCATION

244 Wood Pond Rd.
Glastonbury, CT US 06033 (map)

PHONE

860-985-7000
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ABOUT US

I am an ordained Protestant Minister and I love to perform weddings in the Connecticut area. I believe weddings should honor the romantic and spiritual and I enjoy working with couples... Read more
I am an ordained Protestant Minister and I love to perform weddings in the Connecticut area. I believe weddings should honor the romantic and spiritual and I enjoy working with couples in creating a wedding service that fits who they are. Read less
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What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Usually a black robe, unless the couple would prefer otherwise
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes..it is important to me that the entire service represents the couple and who they are
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
no...I welcome whatever the couple would like..
How long are your ceremonies?
I do not believe in long wedding ceremonies..30 minutes is fine
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
no
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
yes
Do you supply a sound system?
no

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Sara
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.9/5.0
My husband and I are filled with happiness when we think back on our wedding day. That is in a big way due to Rob. From the very first email I received to him from after the ceremony was completed he was a supportive, warm, and smiling presence. He helped up tremendously with what to include in our ceremony-- we wanted it to be spiritual without catering to any particular religion- and he was open to all of our suggestions. Whether it was email or in person he was always very prompt in getting back to us and through the whole thing I had confidence in him. He did not let us down! We are very thankful to have met Rob and to have had him officiate the wedding- it could not have been a better experience.
My husband and I are filled with happiness when we think back on our wedding day. That is in a big way due to Rob. From Read more...
My husband and I are filled with happiness when we think back on our wedding day. That is in a big way due to Rob. From the very first email I received to him from after the ceremony was completed he was a supportive, warm, and smiling presence. He helped up tremendously with what to include in our ceremony-- we wanted it to be spiritual without catering to any particular religion- and he was open to all of our suggestions. Whether it was email or in person he was always very prompt in getting back to us and through the whole thing I had confidence in him. He did not let us down! We are very thankful to have met Rob and to have had him officiate the wedding- it could not have been a better experience. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Mr. Henderson to officiate our September 15, 2012 wedding and we couldnt be happier with him. From the start Rob was a pleasure to work with. He gave us lots of ideas for the ceremony and in the end provided us with a beautiful meaningful ceremony. He was always available with any questions we had and was so flexible even when i wanted to change the bridal lineup last minute. He really cared about making our day the best. Aside from that Rob is all around a sweet kind person and i feel so blessed to know him. Im so happy we chose him to marry us, and would reccomend him to anyone. Thank you for making our day so special!
We chose Mr. Henderson to officiate our September 15, 2012 wedding and we couldnt be happier with him. From the start Rob Read more...
We chose Mr. Henderson to officiate our September 15, 2012 wedding and we couldnt be happier with him. From the start Rob was a pleasure to work with. He gave us lots of ideas for the ceremony and in the end provided us with a beautiful meaningful ceremony. He was always available with any questions we had and was so flexible even when i wanted to change the bridal lineup last minute. He really cared about making our day the best. Aside from that Rob is all around a sweet kind person and i feel so blessed to know him. Im so happy we chose him to marry us, and would reccomend him to anyone. Thank you for making our day so special! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Rev. Robert Henderson was wonderful to work with. He was the first officiant we met with in our planning process and decided to book him right away. He is kind and very personable and made us both feel at ease in his presence. He had some wonderful ideas for incorporating certain ideas we had into our ceremony and seemed genuinely excited about helping us create a unique ceremony. He was respectful of the time we had set aside for our ceremony and arrived very early to our venue to ensure that we were comfortable and ready to go.

Rev. Henderson is a professional and caring officiant and he was a pleasure to work with.
Rev. Robert Henderson was wonderful to work with. He was the first officiant we met with in our planning process and Read more...
Rev. Robert Henderson was wonderful to work with. He was the first officiant we met with in our planning process and decided to book him right away. He is kind and very personable and made us both feel at ease in his presence. He had some wonderful ideas for incorporating certain ideas we had into our ceremony and seemed genuinely excited about helping us create a unique ceremony. He was respectful of the time we had set aside for our ceremony and arrived very early to our venue to ensure that we were comfortable and ready to go.

Rev. Henderson is a professional and caring officiant and he was a pleasure to work with. Read less
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DietSprite
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Henderson provided a very moving and personalized ceremony that many of our guests later said was the best ceremony they have ever seen.
He was very easy to work with, and we certainly didn’t make that easy for him! My husband was living and working overseas during the planning process, so our first meeting with Rev. Henderson was conducted with the bride in Connecticut, and the groom a continent away via Skype. (He said this was a first for him, and he was very excited to meet via Skype!) He continued to work with our crazy schedule and last-minute requests providing the calm, professional presence that we needed.
On the day of our wedding, my husband was pretty nervous, but he told me later that, “As soon as I saw that Bob was there, I calmed right down. I knew everything was going to be fine.” And it was. Everything was perfect.
Rev. Henderson provided a very moving and personalized ceremony that many of our guests later said was the best ceremony Read more...
Rev. Henderson provided a very moving and personalized ceremony that many of our guests later said was the best ceremony they have ever seen.
He was very easy to work with, and we certainly didn’t make that easy for him! My husband was living and working overseas during the planning process, so our first meeting with Rev. Henderson was conducted with the bride in Connecticut, and the groom a continent away via Skype. (He said this was a first for him, and he was very excited to meet via Skype!) He continued to work with our crazy schedule and last-minute requests providing the calm, professional presence that we needed.
On the day of our wedding, my husband was pretty nervous, but he told me later that, “As soon as I saw that Bob was there, I calmed right down. I knew everything was going to be fine.” And it was. Everything was perfect. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev dr. Robert Henderson performed our wedding ceremony at st Clemens castle in 2011. He did an exceptional job and we couldn't be happier. He is very accommodating and personable and we got so many compliments on how wonderful of a job he did. Looking back almost two years later we couldn't be happier with him!! Laura and Steven
Rev dr. Robert Henderson performed our wedding ceremony at st Clemens castle in 2011. He did an exceptional job and we Read more...
Rev dr. Robert Henderson performed our wedding ceremony at st Clemens castle in 2011. He did an exceptional job and we couldn't be happier. He is very accommodating and personable and we got so many compliments on how wonderful of a job he did. Looking back almost two years later we couldn't be happier with him!! Laura and Steven Read less
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Stephanie&Tom
Wedding:
1/1/2011
4.9/5.0
Bob provided a very warm and sweet service for our wedding. The service was organized well despite the facility not holding rehearsals (we did our own). Also, he made it feel like a close family event that we will never forget. thank you.
Bob provided a very warm and sweet service for our wedding. The service was organized well despite the facility not Read more...
Bob provided a very warm and sweet service for our wedding. The service was organized well despite the facility not holding rehearsals (we did our own). Also, he made it feel like a close family event that we will never forget. thank you. Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
10/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Dr. Robert Henderson was a wonderful officiant. DJ Sam of Atmosphere Productions recommended him to us and we are so happy that he did. Dr. Henderson was willing to help us create a most unique ceremony. In addition to listening to our wants, needs and ideas for our ceremony, he also offered a lot of valuable advice and ideas of his own which made our ceremony all the more special!
Dr. Robert Henderson was a wonderful officiant. DJ Sam of Atmosphere Productions recommended him to us and we are so happy Read more...
Dr. Robert Henderson was a wonderful officiant. DJ Sam of Atmosphere Productions recommended him to us and we are so happy that he did. Dr. Henderson was willing to help us create a most unique ceremony. In addition to listening to our wants, needs and ideas for our ceremony, he also offered a lot of valuable advice and ideas of his own which made our ceremony all the more special! Read less
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gblandon
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Last year, after having been partners for nearly 16 years, we decided to make our relationship official in the eyes of the law and to enjoy the ceremonial rite of marriage. Living in Florida, it became clear that the effort of planning a long distance wedding in Connecticut was going to be a daunting task.

Our biggest issue was coming to an agreement on who would officiate our wedding. Having come from two different religious backgrounds, it became difficult for us to merge our thoughts on how to find a member of the clergy to perform the service. Having both experienced anti-gay messages within our respective religions, we were both somewhat apprehensive about how to proceed. Fortunately, we discovered the Reverend Dr. Rob Henderson of the United Church of Christ on Martha Stewart’s wedding website. We knew that we would have to personally meet Dr. Henderson to be able to make a final decision about our comfort level with him. As fortune would have it, Dr. Henderson happened to be finishing up his vacation in, of all places, Florida! He very graciously agreed to forgo some of his free time and allow us to go meet him.

The encounter began with his honest admission of never having performed a same-sex marriage before and in the same moment sharing his excitement at the possibility. We spent quite a bit of time speaking about our vision for our wedding (we were rather clueless) and he was phenomenal in helping to guide us in our inexperience. By the time we had left our first meeting, we knew that he was the person we wanted to marry us. It was evident very early on that he was very invested in ensuring that our wedding be as perfect for us as it could possibly be.

Throughout the remainder of the planning period, Dr. Henderson was easily accessible and able to answer any questions that we had. He helped to keep us on track in planning the ceremony. He offered guidance and suggestions, but always allowed us to determine what worked best for us and what did not. Throughout the process, he worked tirelessly with us to ensure that our wedding rehearsal and the ceremony itself were professional and went off without a hitch. He performed a traditional wedding ceremony with a few modern twists that had our guests in tears. Many went out of their way to tell us how wonderful the service was and how warm Dr. Henderson had been with everyone. We now consider him to be a part of our family. We highly recommend Dr. Henderson for your wedding service. We would also be very happy to speak personally with anyone who would prefer to discuss this recommendation.

Giancarlo Blandon-Hendrix and Dan Blandon-Hendrix
Gainesville, FL
Last year, after having been partners for nearly 16 years, we decided to make our relationship official in the eyes of the Read more...
Last year, after having been partners for nearly 16 years, we decided to make our relationship official in the eyes of the law and to enjoy the ceremonial rite of marriage. Living in Florida, it became clear that the effort of planning a long distance wedding in Connecticut was going to be a daunting task.

Our biggest issue was coming to an agreement on who would officiate our wedding. Having come from two different religious backgrounds, it became difficult for us to merge our thoughts on how to find a member of the clergy to perform the service. Having both experienced anti-gay messages within our respective religions, we were both somewhat apprehensive about how to proceed. Fortunately, we discovered the Reverend Dr. Rob Henderson of the United Church of Christ on Martha Stewart’s wedding website. We knew that we would have to personally meet Dr. Henderson to be able to make a final decision about our comfort level with him. As fortune would have it, Dr. Henderson happened to be finishing up his vacation in, of all places, Florida! He very graciously agreed to forgo some of his free time and allow us to go meet him.

The encounter began with his honest admission of never having performed a same-sex marriage before and in the same moment sharing his excitement at the possibility. We spent quite a bit of time speaking about our vision for our wedding (we were rather clueless) and he was phenomenal in helping to guide us in our inexperience. By the time we had left our first meeting, we knew that he was the person we wanted to marry us. It was evident very early on that he was very invested in ensuring that our wedding be as perfect for us as it could possibly be.

Throughout the remainder of the planning period, Dr. Henderson was easily accessible and able to answer any questions that we had. He helped to keep us on track in planning the ceremony. He offered guidance and suggestions, but always allowed us to determine what worked best for us and what did not. Throughout the process, he worked tirelessly with us to ensure that our wedding rehearsal and the ceremony itself were professional and went off without a hitch. He performed a traditional wedding ceremony with a few modern twists that had our guests in tears. Many went out of their way to tell us how wonderful the service was and how warm Dr. Henderson had been with everyone. We now consider him to be a part of our family. We highly recommend Dr. Henderson for your wedding service. We would also be very happy to speak personally with anyone who would prefer to discuss this recommendation.

Giancarlo Blandon-Hendrix and Dan Blandon-Hendrix
Gainesville, FL Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Mr. Henderson was awesome. We are Catholic, but wanted to get married outside, so we didn't go through the church. Mr. Henderson is a Reverend, and has his PhD in psychology as well (I think). He was so kind and loving- from my very first conversation on the phone with him, he told me what an important event this was, how serious he takes it, how honored he was to be a part of this day. He gave us awesome suggestions and ideas about the ceremony- very touching, unique things. I had more comments after the ceremony about how incredible it was- I was shocked. I don't ever remember telling anyone what a great ceremony they had; I usually rave about the wedding in general. But so many people commented and complimented us on the ceremony, and this is due to Mr. Henderson. I highly, HIGHLY recommend such a kind, warm gentlemen to do their service!
Mr. Henderson was awesome. We are Catholic, but wanted to get married outside, so we didn't go through the church. Mr. Read more...
Mr. Henderson was awesome. We are Catholic, but wanted to get married outside, so we didn't go through the church. Mr. Henderson is a Reverend, and has his PhD in psychology as well (I think). He was so kind and loving- from my very first conversation on the phone with him, he told me what an important event this was, how serious he takes it, how honored he was to be a part of this day. He gave us awesome suggestions and ideas about the ceremony- very touching, unique things. I had more comments after the ceremony about how incredible it was- I was shocked. I don't ever remember telling anyone what a great ceremony they had; I usually rave about the wedding in general. But so many people commented and complimented us on the ceremony, and this is due to Mr. Henderson. I highly, HIGHLY recommend such a kind, warm gentlemen to do their service! Read less
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