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Rev. James Hary-Grace Chapel

Stroudsburg , PA

LOCATION

114 Deer Park Drive
Stroudsburg, PA 18360 US (map)

PHONE

570-620-1859

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I am a real minister (not ordained over the internet) with a real church (not in cyber-land) who performs wedding ceremonies by traveling throughout northeastern Pa. and northwestern... Read more
I am a real minister (not ordained over the internet) with a real church (not in cyber-land) who performs wedding ceremonies by traveling throughout northeastern Pa. and northwestern N.J. to reception halls, homes, or parks, as well as at my church in Stroudsburg for heterosexual couples. 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 and dependable. Examples of my VERY reasonable fees are on my website. Contact by telephone (9a.m.-9p.m.) is preferred as its usually faster and much more personal, or e-mail me revhary@yahoo.com Read the reviews. I made them happy, I can do the same for you! That's my loving wife in the photo with me who also does weddings. Click on the "See More Details" or "FAQ" links for important detailed information. 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, No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NJ, NY, OH, PA

REVIEWS

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Audrey
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Rev. James Hary as our officiant for our wedding on 3/7/15. He arrived early and greeted my now husband and I prior to beginning the ceremony and we had a brief rehearsal. The ceremony was quick, but perfect. We weren't looking for anything special like candle lighting or sand pouring, but Rev. James Hary seems like he would be happy to accommodate a couple's requests. We were going for a more modern wedding but we liked the idea of a more traditional ceremony for some of our older family members. He gave a beautiful speech about love and religion (which he has memorized and our guests were shocked that he didn't need to read from anything!!). Overall, everything worked out well for us and we're really happy that we went with him. I would definitely recommend Rev. James Hary to anyone planning their wedding!
We hired Rev. James Hary as our officiant for our wedding on 3/7/15. He arrived early and greeted my now husband and I Read more...
We hired Rev. James Hary as our officiant for our wedding on 3/7/15. He arrived early and greeted my now husband and I prior to beginning the ceremony and we had a brief rehearsal. The ceremony was quick, but perfect. We weren't looking for anything special like candle lighting or sand pouring, but Rev. James Hary seems like he would be happy to accommodate a couple's requests. We were going for a more modern wedding but we liked the idea of a more traditional ceremony for some of our older family members. He gave a beautiful speech about love and religion (which he has memorized and our guests were shocked that he didn't need to read from anything!!). Overall, everything worked out well for us and we're really happy that we went with him. I would definitely recommend Rev. James Hary to anyone planning their wedding! Read less
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Francina
Wedding:
2/21/2015
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with what we got from Rev. Hary. The courthouse strongly warned us against using internet ordained ministers and suggesting that consulting an attorney about their legality would be advisable. We felt it made more sense to use Rev. Hary instead of paying an attorney to see if some other officiant was legal or not. We learned that wedding sites do not check to see if their officiants are legal or not. They get their income selling wedding leads to thje officiants or to advertise on their site. Not one of the other officiants we called had a church they did worship services at, even though they had 5 star reviews. When I asked what church had ordained them, they all said Universal Life Church. Wow, what a coincidence! I went to the ULC website and found they give free immediate ordination. They charge fees to mail the actual certificates which include choices such as minister or certificate of wiccaning (pagan witch stuff). Our wedding was important to us and not a joke. We feel so much better in having hired Rev. Hary.
We were very pleased with what we got from Rev. Hary. The courthouse strongly warned us against using internet ordained Read more...
We were very pleased with what we got from Rev. Hary. The courthouse strongly warned us against using internet ordained ministers and suggesting that consulting an attorney about their legality would be advisable. We felt it made more sense to use Rev. Hary instead of paying an attorney to see if some other officiant was legal or not. We learned that wedding sites do not check to see if their officiants are legal or not. They get their income selling wedding leads to thje officiants or to advertise on their site. Not one of the other officiants we called had a church they did worship services at, even though they had 5 star reviews. When I asked what church had ordained them, they all said Universal Life Church. Wow, what a coincidence! I went to the ULC website and found they give free immediate ordination. They charge fees to mail the actual certificates which include choices such as minister or certificate of wiccaning (pagan witch stuff). Our wedding was important to us and not a joke. We feel so much better in having hired Rev. Hary. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Fantastic experience with Rev. Hary and I'm glad he was able to do my wedding. I checked out other officiants. They all had downsides ranging from price, little experience, and defensive when I asked if they were ordained through the internet. They all side-stepped the question and one said I'll beat any price. I didn't feel a lower price was a substitute for proper credentials. When I Googled the name of a woman Rev. from Scranton to learn more about her, I found she also does tarot card readings. Other than Rev. Hary nobody was doing services at a regular church, so there were no downsides with him and so I can honestly recommend him.
Fantastic experience with Rev. Hary and I'm glad he was able to do my wedding. I checked out other officiants. They all Read more...
Fantastic experience with Rev. Hary and I'm glad he was able to do my wedding. I checked out other officiants. They all had downsides ranging from price, little experience, and defensive when I asked if they were ordained through the internet. They all side-stepped the question and one said I'll beat any price. I didn't feel a lower price was a substitute for proper credentials. When I Googled the name of a woman Rev. from Scranton to learn more about her, I found she also does tarot card readings. Other than Rev. Hary nobody was doing services at a regular church, so there were no downsides with him and so I can honestly recommend him. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
2/1/2015
5.0/5.0
He did a fine ceremony with my wedding and is certainly someone I can recommend from my experience with him. With so many scams on the internet my apprehensions were relieved in seeing that Rev. Hary is a legitimate minister with an actual local church.
He did a fine ceremony with my wedding and is certainly someone I can recommend from my experience with him. With so many Read more...
He did a fine ceremony with my wedding and is certainly someone I can recommend from my experience with him. With so many scams on the internet my apprehensions were relieved in seeing that Rev. Hary is a legitimate minister with an actual local church. Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Totally perfect job done by Rev. Hary. Very happy he did my wedding.
Totally perfect job done by Rev. Hary. Very happy he did my wedding.
Totally perfect job done by Rev. Hary. Very happy he did my wedding. Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
The service went great and all the details were taken care of nicely by the Rev. Everything was well ordered and we felt very at ease with him. Originally we had contacted another officiant, but when we found out that she only had an internet ordination and had never ever preached at a church, we went searching and found Rev. Hary. We felt safer because he has a church and is legally qualified as well as experienced in doing weddings. Also, his fee was way less. It was a win win for us!
The service went great and all the details were taken care of nicely by the Rev. Everything was well ordered and we felt Read more...
The service went great and all the details were taken care of nicely by the Rev. Everything was well ordered and we felt very at ease with him. Originally we had contacted another officiant, but when we found out that she only had an internet ordination and had never ever preached at a church, we went searching and found Rev. Hary. We felt safer because he has a church and is legally qualified as well as experienced in doing weddings. Also, his fee was way less. It was a win win for us! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We found Rev. Hary was awesome for our wedding ceremony. Everything went as planned and he truly made us feel comfortable in everyway with everything. It was truly a positive experience with him and that's why I suggest other people use him too.
We found Rev. Hary was awesome for our wedding ceremony. Everything went as planned and he truly made us feel comfortable Read more...
We found Rev. Hary was awesome for our wedding ceremony. Everything went as planned and he truly made us feel comfortable in everyway with everything. It was truly a positive experience with him and that's why I suggest other people use him too. Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
The words touched all our hearts and created an atmosphere of love as Rev. Hary did my wedding ceremony. Moving and powerful rather than just the usual mono-tone ritual stuff. I am so grateful that Rev. Hary did my wedding!
The words touched all our hearts and created an atmosphere of love as Rev. Hary did my wedding ceremony. Moving and Read more...
The words touched all our hearts and created an atmosphere of love as Rev. Hary did my wedding ceremony. Moving and powerful rather than just the usual mono-tone ritual stuff. I am so grateful that Rev. Hary did my wedding! Read less
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Jacob
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Hary was an excellent officiant for our wedding. He was flexible, professional, punctual, and caring. His fee was extremely low compared to some officiants who wanted double what he charged and more. His ceremony was top of the shelf quality and had a nice blending of traditional as well as a certain updated freshness and uniqueness that made it special. Rev. Hary had no problem traveling to our wedding site for both the rehearsal and wedding. He organized our rehearsal quickly and efficiently and didn't mind running us through it an extra time to be sure everyone knew what to do. Simply put, our experience with Rev. Hary was exceptional as he guided us from start to finish, and his friendliness not only to us, but to our family and friends was a true joy. Thank-you again Rev. Hary for making our special day SPECTATULAR!
Rev. Hary was an excellent officiant for our wedding. He was flexible, professional, punctual, and caring. His fee was Read more...
Rev. Hary was an excellent officiant for our wedding. He was flexible, professional, punctual, and caring. His fee was extremely low compared to some officiants who wanted double what he charged and more. His ceremony was top of the shelf quality and had a nice blending of traditional as well as a certain updated freshness and uniqueness that made it special. Rev. Hary had no problem traveling to our wedding site for both the rehearsal and wedding. He organized our rehearsal quickly and efficiently and didn't mind running us through it an extra time to be sure everyone knew what to do. Simply put, our experience with Rev. Hary was exceptional as he guided us from start to finish, and his friendliness not only to us, but to our family and friends was a true joy. Thank-you again Rev. Hary for making our special day SPECTATULAR! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Grace Chapel is a small quaint Chapel on beautiful property for photos. Rev James Hary was accommodating to my guests, and was kind and wonderful to me with my multiple phone calls and questions. [Bit of a nervouse Bride I was :) ]
My Ceremony was perfect :) Thank you Rev Hary!
Grace Chapel is a small quaint Chapel on beautiful property for photos. Rev James Hary was accommodating to my guests, and Read more...
Grace Chapel is a small quaint Chapel on beautiful property for photos. Rev James Hary was accommodating to my guests, and was kind and wonderful to me with my multiple phone calls and questions. [Bit of a nervouse Bride I was :) ]
My Ceremony was perfect :) Thank you Rev Hary! Read less
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