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Officiant in Pocono Lake, PA,
(570) 242-1471

About Us

Ceremonies from the Heart offers professional wedding officiants based out of Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. Dr. Catherine Thayer , Director, also performs services across the state of Pennsylvania, as well as in the New York and New Jersey regions. Dr. Thayer has been uniting couples from a range of both religious and secular backgrounds since 1985. It is her intention to instill personalized elements in each ceremony, providing couples with deeply meaningful experiences that they will always treasure.

Services Offered

Prior to the ceremony, Dr. Thayer makes sure to gain an in-depth understanding of what each couple aspires to within their marriage. In order to curate heartfelt services that resonate with all in attendance, she facilitates wedding plans that mirror each couple’s own beliefs and values. Catherine invites her clients to take an involved role in their ceremony, though also offers to guide them through their vows, depending on individual preferences. For all special wedding occasions, Dr. Thayer aims to celebrate the beauty and joy of love.

Other Services

Beyond weddings, Ceremonies from the Heart also offers premarital counseling and support, as well as services for:

  • Vow renewals
  • Home blessings
  • Baptisms
  • Spiritual advising and guidance
  • Life Celebrations


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  • Catherine gave us a wedding script template to edit and that was very helpful in our customization of our elopement ceromony. She was flexible and came early to walk through the formalities with us and did a great job being personal during the presentation that was photographed, videographed and streamed via FacebookLive.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 300.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 300.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 100.00

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 75.00

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

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

    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?

    CA, CT, FL, MD, NJ, NY, PA

    What languages do you speak?


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