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Thomas A. Welch

South Weymouth , MA
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20 Cypress Street
South Weymouth, MA 02190 US (map)

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781-335-1049

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ABOUT US

A wedding is such a profound moment in the lives, and relationship, of two people, that the ceremony also should be thoughtful, reflective, and personalized. It would be a pleasure for... Read more
A wedding is such a profound moment in the lives, and relationship, of two people, that the ceremony also should be thoughtful, reflective, and personalized. It would be a pleasure for me to assist you in the planning for such an important occasion. I have officiated at scores of weddings over the years; yet, each being unique and deserving of complete care and attention.

I am happy to accommodate the wishes of couples who come to me. Whether it is a simple ceremony or one that is more elaborate and formal, secular, spiritual, religious, interreligious, or Celtic or native in form, I will work to make it perfect for you. I embrace diversity of all sorts and celebrate the specialness of commitment in all loving relationships.

Whether your setting is ocean side or by a lake; in a meadow or on a mountain ledge, or, in the more traditional setting of chapel or banquet hall, I am most eager to welcome you and to work with you. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
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, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
MA

REVIEWS

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Mikayla
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for an officiant, you need to have Tom for your wedding! He was an absolute pleasure to work with. We met with him in person prior to the wedding so he could talk with us and get to know us a bit. We were unsure if we wanted to do readings and what type of vows we wanted or if we wanted to create our own. Tom provided us with options for vows, readings and rituals. He allows you to create the ceremony you want. He was very professional and is extremely experienced. He includes your guests into the ceremony which you rarely see. We were going back and forth between having someone we know get a license for the day to marry us or hiring a professional. I can honestly say we are extremely happy we hired Tom! He is the best!
If you are looking for an officiant, you need to have Tom for your wedding! He was an absolute pleasure to work with. We Read more...
If you are looking for an officiant, you need to have Tom for your wedding! He was an absolute pleasure to work with. We met with him in person prior to the wedding so he could talk with us and get to know us a bit. We were unsure if we wanted to do readings and what type of vows we wanted or if we wanted to create our own. Tom provided us with options for vows, readings and rituals. He allows you to create the ceremony you want. He was very professional and is extremely experienced. He includes your guests into the ceremony which you rarely see. We were going back and forth between having someone we know get a license for the day to marry us or hiring a professional. I can honestly say we are extremely happy we hired Tom! He is the best! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a officiant who will help make your special day go smoothly look no further! I contacted Thomas a mere 12 days before our wedding. Our previous officiant had fallen through and I had to scramble to find someone to fill in. I can honestly say Thomas surpassed any and all expectations I had. He was extremely prompt in emailing me back and provided plenty of readings , different vow styles and a ceremony layout. It was very comforting that he was so prompt because even though I was getting married in Massachusetts I live in Pennsylvania and we would not have time to meet or do a run through before hand. The day of the ceremony Thomas was right on time and kept the ceremony brief like we wanted yet still made it feel very personal. I would highly recommend that anyone looking for an officiant for their special day not hesitate to contact him!
If you are looking for a officiant who will help make your special day go smoothly look no further! I contacted Thomas a Read more...
If you are looking for a officiant who will help make your special day go smoothly look no further! I contacted Thomas a mere 12 days before our wedding. Our previous officiant had fallen through and I had to scramble to find someone to fill in. I can honestly say Thomas surpassed any and all expectations I had. He was extremely prompt in emailing me back and provided plenty of readings , different vow styles and a ceremony layout. It was very comforting that he was so prompt because even though I was getting married in Massachusetts I live in Pennsylvania and we would not have time to meet or do a run through before hand. The day of the ceremony Thomas was right on time and kept the ceremony brief like we wanted yet still made it feel very personal. I would highly recommend that anyone looking for an officiant for their special day not hesitate to contact him! Read less
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gwinnybee
Wedding:
7/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Tom was an excellent JP for our wedding! When we first met him last August, I knew right away that I wanted him to marry us... I got tears in my eyes just hearing him say what the ceremony typically sounds like! The ceremony was short (about 15-20 minutes) and we were able to write our own vows, although at our first meeting Tom had given us vow samples, as well as reading samples to pick from. We had requested a non-religious ceremony, which was not an issue, although I do believe that he can make the ceremony more religious if that was preferred. Tom was easy to reach via e-mail, and replied quickly. Many guests have already complimented us on Tom and the ceremony!
Tom was an excellent JP for our wedding! When we first met him last August, I knew right away that I wanted him to marry Read more...
Tom was an excellent JP for our wedding! When we first met him last August, I knew right away that I wanted him to marry us... I got tears in my eyes just hearing him say what the ceremony typically sounds like! The ceremony was short (about 15-20 minutes) and we were able to write our own vows, although at our first meeting Tom had given us vow samples, as well as reading samples to pick from. We had requested a non-religious ceremony, which was not an issue, although I do believe that he can make the ceremony more religious if that was preferred. Tom was easy to reach via e-mail, and replied quickly. Many guests have already complimented us on Tom and the ceremony! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Selecting an officiant is one of the hardest things to do for those who do not have a friend, family member, or pastor who can serve in that role, and we weren't exactly sure where to start. We consulted with some of our vendors to see if they had any suggestions, and THREE of them separately and independently recommended Tom Welch, so we decided that we had to meet with him. Once we did, we were sold! Tom is so kind and speaks so gently and almost lyrically, and while we ran through what he might say and what our vows might be, we knew that our ceremony was going to be something special and unique, which is just what we wanted. He has many suggestions from the thousands of weddings that he has performed, but he also is completely flexible if there is anything that the couple might want that's a little out of the ordinary. As for most brides and grooms, the ceremony was a bit of a blur for us as it was happening, but we received more compliments on that part of our wedding than almost any other element, and when we were able to view the ceremony in our Next Level Films wedding video a few months later, we remembered just how lovely and touching Tom's ceremony was.
Selecting an officiant is one of the hardest things to do for those who do not have a friend, family member, or pastor who Read more...
Selecting an officiant is one of the hardest things to do for those who do not have a friend, family member, or pastor who can serve in that role, and we weren't exactly sure where to start. We consulted with some of our vendors to see if they had any suggestions, and THREE of them separately and independently recommended Tom Welch, so we decided that we had to meet with him. Once we did, we were sold! Tom is so kind and speaks so gently and almost lyrically, and while we ran through what he might say and what our vows might be, we knew that our ceremony was going to be something special and unique, which is just what we wanted. He has many suggestions from the thousands of weddings that he has performed, but he also is completely flexible if there is anything that the couple might want that's a little out of the ordinary. As for most brides and grooms, the ceremony was a bit of a blur for us as it was happening, but we received more compliments on that part of our wedding than almost any other element, and when we were able to view the ceremony in our Next Level Films wedding video a few months later, we remembered just how lovely and touching Tom's ceremony was. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We got married on October 3, 2014 by Thomas Welch. We could have not asked for a better officiant. He made our ceremony feel intimate and special and really pulled the crowd in. He made all of our guests feel like they were truly a part of our special day and has just an amazing way with words and a sense of humor (which is important to us). I highly recommend Tom if you are looking for a JP to officiate your wedding ceremony.
We got married on October 3, 2014 by Thomas Welch. We could have not asked for a better officiant. He made our ceremony Read more...
We got married on October 3, 2014 by Thomas Welch. We could have not asked for a better officiant. He made our ceremony feel intimate and special and really pulled the crowd in. He made all of our guests feel like they were truly a part of our special day and has just an amazing way with words and a sense of humor (which is important to us). I highly recommend Tom if you are looking for a JP to officiate your wedding ceremony. Read less
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HRH Mags
Wedding:
3/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Thom. We felt comforted that he was a seasoned professional and he performed a lovely ceremony for us. He provided us with a reading that was completely perfect for us. We were so grateful he was willing to freeze with us in the 30 degree weather as we said our vows outside! We kept in short and sweet but any one would have been justified telling us to move it inside. We are very thankful that we were able to book him for our wedding. Thanks!
We had a great experience with Thom. We felt comforted that he was a seasoned professional and he performed a lovely Read more...
We had a great experience with Thom. We felt comforted that he was a seasoned professional and he performed a lovely ceremony for us. He provided us with a reading that was completely perfect for us. We were so grateful he was willing to freeze with us in the 30 degree weather as we said our vows outside! We kept in short and sweet but any one would have been justified telling us to move it inside. We are very thankful that we were able to book him for our wedding. Thanks! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Gina
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Tom was the Justice of the Peace at our wedding this past Saturday, 9/14. He was a very eloquent speaker and spoke about Chris and I as if he had known of for years. The ceremony was just the right amount of time allowing Chris and I to show our love for each other without leaving the guests in their seats for hours on end. Also, Tom includes the guests in the ceremony which I thought was wonderful because although the day is mainly about Chris and me, out guests are there to share in our special day.
Overall, the ceremony was wonderful and it was thanks to Tom!
Tom was the Justice of the Peace at our wedding this past Saturday, 9/14. He was a very eloquent speaker and spoke about Read more...
Tom was the Justice of the Peace at our wedding this past Saturday, 9/14. He was a very eloquent speaker and spoke about Chris and I as if he had known of for years. The ceremony was just the right amount of time allowing Chris and I to show our love for each other without leaving the guests in their seats for hours on end. Also, Tom includes the guests in the ceremony which I thought was wonderful because although the day is mainly about Chris and me, out guests are there to share in our special day.
Overall, the ceremony was wonderful and it was thanks to Tom! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Tom was amazing, and our guests raved about the ceremony the whole night of our wedding - it felt very unique and special to us. From our very first meeting with Tom, he invited us into his home for tea and cookies, and spent at least an hour telling him about ourselves and hearing about his interesting life and views on marriage. He was very responsive throughout the wedding planning process, and had a very calming presence the day of our actual ceremony. I was worried that, being an outdoor wedding, it may be hard for our guests to hear him, but everyone heard every word. He was everything we could have asked for and more.
Working with Tom was amazing, and our guests raved about the ceremony the whole night of our wedding - it felt very unique Read more...
Working with Tom was amazing, and our guests raved about the ceremony the whole night of our wedding - it felt very unique and special to us. From our very first meeting with Tom, he invited us into his home for tea and cookies, and spent at least an hour telling him about ourselves and hearing about his interesting life and views on marriage. He was very responsive throughout the wedding planning process, and had a very calming presence the day of our actual ceremony. I was worried that, being an outdoor wedding, it may be hard for our guests to hear him, but everyone heard every word. He was everything we could have asked for and more. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Tom is an amazing guy and such a pleasure to work with. Even our guests were commenting after the ceremony how great he was. Would definitely recommend him.
Tom is an amazing guy and such a pleasure to work with. Even our guests were commenting after the ceremony how great he Read more...
Tom is an amazing guy and such a pleasure to work with. Even our guests were commenting after the ceremony how great he was. Would definitely recommend him. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Tom did such a lovely job officiating our ceremony. He was most helpful with the planning process with many options for readings and special inclusions (mothers lighting candles).
Tom did such a lovely job officiating our ceremony. He was most helpful with the planning process with many options for Read more...
Tom did such a lovely job officiating our ceremony. He was most helpful with the planning process with many options for readings and special inclusions (mothers lighting candles). Read less
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