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Rev. James Hary

Strongsville , OH

LOCATION

17599 Whitney Road #128
Strongsville, OH 44136 US (map)

PHONE

440-829-7425
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ABOUT US

I perform wedding ceremonies by traveling throughout the Cleveland Akron areas to reception halls, homes, or parks for anyone anywhere, except same sex. I was ordained in 1989 by a... Read more
I perform wedding ceremonies by traveling throughout the Cleveland Akron areas to reception halls, homes, or parks for anyone anywhere, except same sex. I was ordained in 1989 by a normal traditional Bible based Christian church, not some new age multi-spiritual phoney religion, and NOT over the internet. Besides having pastored a church 20 years, my wife and I have been active volunteers in nursing home ministry and prison ministry. Generally I do a simple but nice Christian ceremony, but I also have a very tasteful non-religious ceremony for those who desire something civil/secular. Experienced, dependable and reasonable fee. Contact me by telephone (440) 829-7425 between 9a.m.-9p.m. or e-mail me revhary@yahoo.com Read the reviews. I made them happy, I can do the same for you! Visit my website revhary.com for more photos and info. We are fully licensed in Ohio. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baptist, Catholic, No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
OH

REVIEWS

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Joe
Wedding:
2/18/2017
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose Rev. Hary! He did an incredible job with our wedding. Our guests loved him too. He was on time, friendly to all, and extremely professional. He helped us through all the stages of planning and guided us completely. It could not have turned out better. He has a calm about him that was able to quell my nervousness and that of my bride Stacey. I cannot fully express or emphasize how stress free it was to work with him. He had the ceremony memorized and was able to make eye contact with us instead of reading out of a book. We also liked the fact that he is a real minister and not someone with one of those fishy online certificates. We had met with 2 other officiants before meeting Rev. Hary. When we asked them what church they were with, one refused to answer and abruptly ordered us out. The other one had one of those online certificates from something called Universal Life Church. On a scale of 1 to 10 Rev. Hary is a 12. Amazing man!
We are so happy we chose Rev. Hary! He did an incredible job with our wedding. Our guests loved him too. He was on time, Read more...
We are so happy we chose Rev. Hary! He did an incredible job with our wedding. Our guests loved him too. He was on time, friendly to all, and extremely professional. He helped us through all the stages of planning and guided us completely. It could not have turned out better. He has a calm about him that was able to quell my nervousness and that of my bride Stacey. I cannot fully express or emphasize how stress free it was to work with him. He had the ceremony memorized and was able to make eye contact with us instead of reading out of a book. We also liked the fact that he is a real minister and not someone with one of those fishy online certificates. We had met with 2 other officiants before meeting Rev. Hary. When we asked them what church they were with, one refused to answer and abruptly ordered us out. The other one had one of those online certificates from something called Universal Life Church. On a scale of 1 to 10 Rev. Hary is a 12. Amazing man! Read less
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Rev. James Hary responded with the following comments:

Although I have been celebrating weddings for many years, every couple is special to me and the two of you are no exception. The vows I normally use are good and time tested, but I always suggest and encourage couples to consider coming up with their own vows as a more personalized alternative. The personal vows that you and Stacey created obviously showed the depth of your love of one another and had me a little teary eyed as you shared your innermost thoughts and feelings. It made for a very nice touch to say the least. I fully agree with what you said about people with fishy online certificates. Legal I don't know, but certainly not ethical in my opinion. Would anyone want a dentist with one of those? I thank-you for your kind spirited review of me and my hope is continued happiness always.
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Donna
Wedding:
2/15/2017
5.0/5.0
Rev. Hary is very good at what he does and how he does it. Our ceremony was traditional and yet he made it unique and personalized. He made time to meet with us and discuss all aspects of our ceremony before we hired him. He also fit the time for this meeting to our schedule, not his. He was very helpful in getting our rehearsal done so that it made things easy for everyone. The manager at our venue was also impressed by how well he did our rehearsal and wedding. She said that most of the officiants she has seen fumble and stumble like it's their first time. Rev. Hary also has a fun side to him. He is a joyful person and has a great sense of humor. We truly feel we had the best officiant anyone could ask for and recommend him to anyone 100%.
Rev. Hary is very good at what he does and how he does it. Our ceremony was traditional and yet he made it unique and Read more...
Rev. Hary is very good at what he does and how he does it. Our ceremony was traditional and yet he made it unique and personalized. He made time to meet with us and discuss all aspects of our ceremony before we hired him. He also fit the time for this meeting to our schedule, not his. He was very helpful in getting our rehearsal done so that it made things easy for everyone. The manager at our venue was also impressed by how well he did our rehearsal and wedding. She said that most of the officiants she has seen fumble and stumble like it's their first time. Rev. Hary also has a fun side to him. He is a joyful person and has a great sense of humor. We truly feel we had the best officiant anyone could ask for and recommend him to anyone 100%. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rev. James Hary responded with the following comments:

Thank-you Donna and Brad for your wonderful review. It was my honor to have done your wedding and I especially appreciated that you included me for dinner at your reception. Most of the time I just end up at McDonalds. I had a great time talking with Uncle Ed and Aunt Joan who were at my table. Such a small world to find out they were born in the same town I was. The polka band had very talented musicians and they really knew how to get everyone up and dancing. Your story of how you met as a result of a flood will probably come to my mind every time it rains. I wish you a fulfilling marriage and encourage you both to share your similarities and celebrate your love for one another each and every day in every possible way.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Rev. James Hary performed a wonderful service that was especially speedy, just like we wanted. The issues I had were that he didn't tell us what our vows would be prior to the day of, even though we asked. I made sure certain things were not going to be in there, which he accommodated, but he never actually told us what we were going to vow to prior to. Another issue I had was he snapped at myself and the venue coordinator, which was incredibly unprofessional and made me feel very uncomfortable on the day of the rehearsal. I'm hoping he was just having an off day.
It's obvious he's done this many times and he's comfortable up there and won't mess anything up, but his professionalism might need a little work. He takes marrying two people very seriously, so he will absolutely show on the big day - no matter if there is a tornado, blizzard, or otherwise. He assured us of that (which is important when you get married in Cleveland at the end of January). He is well-worth the price.
Rev. James Hary performed a wonderful service that was especially speedy, just like we wanted. The issues I had were that Read more...
Rev. James Hary performed a wonderful service that was especially speedy, just like we wanted. The issues I had were that he didn't tell us what our vows would be prior to the day of, even though we asked. I made sure certain things were not going to be in there, which he accommodated, but he never actually told us what we were going to vow to prior to. Another issue I had was he snapped at myself and the venue coordinator, which was incredibly unprofessional and made me feel very uncomfortable on the day of the rehearsal. I'm hoping he was just having an off day.
It's obvious he's done this many times and he's comfortable up there and won't mess anything up, but his professionalism might need a little work. He takes marrying two people very seriously, so he will absolutely show on the big day - no matter if there is a tornado, blizzard, or otherwise. He assured us of that (which is important when you get married in Cleveland at the end of January). He is well-worth the price. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rev. James Hary responded with the following comments:

Perhaps they forgot, but I had gone over the vows months earlier when I met the couple and they did not ask for copies. The vows were simple repeat after me. Nothing to memorize for them. Nothing that would conflict with what they wanted. No tongue twisting words. It all went "wonderful" as she said, so I don't get it? The rehearsal was already 30 minutes late due to confusion by the coordinator as to how to start. I simply stepped in and got it in motion and organized as I was hired to do. I deny any negative attitude. After the wedding the bride, groom, and guests all expressed pleasure with my ceremony. The coordinator asked for my business cards and said she would put me on their referral list. Prior to this review no-one contacted me to discuss any of the issues raised. Even so, I sincerely wish much happiness for this couple.
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Wanda
Wedding:
5/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Hary was helpful and supportive with making sure the ceremony went off without a hitch. He knew exactly how to keep us calm in front of everyone and I would highly recommend him to anyone planning to get married.
Rev. Hary was helpful and supportive with making sure the ceremony went off without a hitch. He knew exactly how to keep Read more...
Rev. Hary was helpful and supportive with making sure the ceremony went off without a hitch. He knew exactly how to keep us calm in front of everyone and I would highly recommend him to anyone planning to get married. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
10/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Hary's ceremony was a true blessing and reflected our love to one another with just the right amount of focus on what marriage is about and he helped us to personalize our vows which made it all the more special. Rev. Hary was thoughtful, considerate, and flexible throughout the whole process. He was worth much more than what he charged. So glad we found him!
Rev. Hary's ceremony was a true blessing and reflected our love to one another with just the right amount of focus on what Read more...
Rev. Hary's ceremony was a true blessing and reflected our love to one another with just the right amount of focus on what marriage is about and he helped us to personalize our vows which made it all the more special. Rev. Hary was thoughtful, considerate, and flexible throughout the whole process. He was worth much more than what he charged. So glad we found him! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kelli
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I am so glad I trusted Rev. Hary to be the officiant of my wedding. He is truly a gem! On time, organized, and was just overall great.
I am so glad I trusted Rev. Hary to be the officiant of my wedding. He is truly a gem! On time, organized, and was just Read more...
I am so glad I trusted Rev. Hary to be the officiant of my wedding. He is truly a gem! On time, organized, and was just overall great. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Officiant Rev. James Hary was wonderful, helpful, and attentive to quickly responding to questions leading up to the wedding. I could not have asked for a smoother, more pleasant person to have done my wedding and his ceremony was fantastic.
Officiant Rev. James Hary was wonderful, helpful, and attentive to quickly responding to questions leading up to the Read more...
Officiant Rev. James Hary was wonderful, helpful, and attentive to quickly responding to questions leading up to the wedding. I could not have asked for a smoother, more pleasant person to have done my wedding and his ceremony was fantastic. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Hary seems to truly understand how brides and grooms feel at this important and special time. The way he did our ceremony showed his care in making our wedding day great. We are middle-aged, but I could see how he could identify and connect with any one of any marital age. Very flexible and easy going! We received glowing feedback from our guests and so we give our complete 5 star recommendation of him.
Rev. Hary seems to truly understand how brides and grooms feel at this important and special time. The way he did our Read more...
Rev. Hary seems to truly understand how brides and grooms feel at this important and special time. The way he did our ceremony showed his care in making our wedding day great. We are middle-aged, but I could see how he could identify and connect with any one of any marital age. Very flexible and easy going! We received glowing feedback from our guests and so we give our complete 5 star recommendation of him. Read less
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Jaqueline
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Hary was extremely responsive to all of our e-mails and phone calls and our wedding was so thrilling in a large part due to him and his ceremony. So glad we were able to book him!
Rev. Hary was extremely responsive to all of our e-mails and phone calls and our wedding was so thrilling in a large part Read more...
Rev. Hary was extremely responsive to all of our e-mails and phone calls and our wedding was so thrilling in a large part due to him and his ceremony. So glad we were able to book him! Read less
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Gail
Wedding:
8/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Hary was professional, sweet, and smoothly helped us through the planning process. EVERYONE raved about how good his ceremony was. Our thanks to him for making our day so memorable!
Rev. Hary was professional, sweet, and smoothly helped us through the planning process. EVERYONE raved about how good his Read more...
Rev. Hary was professional, sweet, and smoothly helped us through the planning process. EVERYONE raved about how good his ceremony was. Our thanks to him for making our day so memorable! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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