We are happy to share just a small selection of the dozens of reviews that we've received over the years.  Standing up with a couple on their wedding day is such an honor.  Knowing we've provided them, and their guests, with a joyful, meaningful experience makes it just that much sweeter!

"Claire helped us put together a ceremony that really captured our vision for our wedding. It was very personal to us, and many of our guests commentedon that. We are not very religious people, but we have religious families, and they were very touched by the ceremony. Claire was very aware of this careful balance; creating a ceremony that aligned with our spiritual beliefs, but at the same time did not alienate our religious families, and she was very successful in doing this. Although Claire did not know us personally, she had heartfelt words that helped make our ceremony very special. We had a lot of wet eyes at our wedding, including our own! "


"My fiance and I chose Claire of Sacred Ground Ceremonies as the officiant for our wedding and were so pleased that we did. She was just wonderful - easy to work with, flexible, and very supportive and accommodating. The questionnaire she sent us was very detailed and thoughtful, and from our answers, she crafted a lovely, very meaningful and personal ceremony that was just perfect for us. She worked well with our wedding coordinator, and we all appreciated her input and suggestions regarding the ceremony. Thank you, Clair, for making our special day so memorable."


"My husband and I spent a lot of time trying to find the right fit for ourwedding officiant. When we came in touch with Rev. Claire, we knew she would be the right fit for us. Rev. Claire spent a good amount of time with us prior to the wedding getting to know us and helped us create a wedding ceremony that reflected the mood and values that we wanted for our day. Our ceremony was just as we had hoped it would be!"


"Claire was wonderful to work with! She's a true professional, very accommodating and full of great ideas. She made sure our ceremony had great flow and we appreciated the personal stories and anecdotes she shared about us during our ceremony. Claire also has a very calming energy that really helped to ease our nerves on the big day. We highly recommend her! "


"Reverend Claire is a great ceremony officiant! So many of our wedding guests commented about how special and personal our ceremony was. She does a great job of including the couples' preferences, incorporating family and keeping it very personal. We loved working with her and we are so glad we had her as an integral part of our wedding! Thank you, Claire!!"


"Phil has a welcoming, warm demeanor. He was aware of our nerves and provided a platform of significant flexibility for our ceremony. He supported us in working with and rewriting our vows. The ceremony went on without a hitch and he adjusted to difficulties with the sound system."


"Phillip officiated our wedding and was very professional. We met with Phillip before our wedding and he helped walk us though the necessary decisions needed for the ceremony including music, readings, and types of wording. We recommend Phillip for couples getting married in the Charlottesville area. "


"We couldn't have asked for a better officiant! Claire really took the time to get to know my fiancé and I. She tailored our ceremony and it perfectly for our personalities and love for each other. She is wonderful and made our day :)"




Claire Frances from Sacred Ground Ceremonies was absolutely wonderful. She is so friendly, well spoken and easy to work with. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and Claire was really able to capture our personalities and the love we share.


Photo Credits: (top) Claire & Mitchell by Jen Fariello Photography; (bottom) Jenny & Chase by We Are The Mitchells