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Officiant in Durham, NC,
(434) 572-7436

About Us

Based in Durham, Celestial Ceremonies serves the central North Carolina Triangle and environs. Father Christopher Ross specializes in Catholic and interfaith wedding ceremonies and welcomes couples of all backgrounds and traditions, including same-sex couples and interracial couples. Father Christopher will begin by getting to know you and your unique story, which will help him to create with you a ceremony that is unique to the two of you and only you. Fr. Christopher also works with couples in premarital counseling.

Father Christopher has been part of the wedding industry since 2008. He was ordained a priest in 2003.

Services Offered
Father Christopher will create a ceremony that blends celebration, solemnity, dignity and humor. His wedding-related services include:

  • Pre-ceremony meetings
  • Premarital counseling
  • Unlimited emails and telephone calls
  • Rehearsal
  • Customized vows
  • Civil union
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Non-religious
  • Single religion

Areas Covered
Celestial Ceremonies serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area.

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  • Okay, so first things first: I'm not Catholic. (My bride-to-be and now wife is, although she's a bit... lapsed, you might say.) Naturally this filled me with angst, given less than positive experiences at Catholic friends' weddings (a particularly irascible priest yelling at me for using a cellphone in the church vestibule, among other not-great memories). Luckily, Father Christopher was... wait for it... a godsend. He's pretty much singlehandedly changed my view of priests (for the better, I mean). Helps that he's fluent in multiple disciplines and thus good company at dinner and such—which he made himself available for in our city even though he lives nowhere near it. That, to us, went far beyond the call, to say nothing of his being someone we actually wanted to see and talk to and break bread with. But now I'm repeating myself. Anyway, long story short, go with the Padre here. Your wedding will be the better for it, on so many levels.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you both for coming into my life; I am so much richer for it. Thank you also for making me laugh out loud and for our wonderful conversations about, well, everything, in general, and about books and about writing in particular. Hope to see you in New York in September. Love and blessings always.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 650.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal, Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 650.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling, Bilingual

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Quaker, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    NC, VA

    What languages do you speak?


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