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Officiant in Woodbury, NY,
(516) 785-4191

About Us

The staggering number of weddings that have been rescheduled due to Covid-19 has been heartbreaking.

As of 4/24/20 CoAW is offering Legally binding, Virtual Weddings, via FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or any of the new streaming services, to all couples in possession of a valid NYS Marriage License. Intimate ceremonies in person that conform to current social distancing guidelines are also available.

Is your love unstoppable? Call us and we'll keep you moving forward!

Church of Ancient Ways is a fully accredited Interfaith Church, specializing in both secular and religious services, with multiple locations on Long Island and nationally. With over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, founder Marie April Gismondi and her team of seasoned officiants perform weddings all over Long Island, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Known for their fresh approach, creative writing skills and original content, they provide all couples with meaningful, enjoyable, ceremonies that fit equally well as the dress will. Their website has civil, religious, and fusion sample wedding ceremonies, marriage license information, a video section with 30 video samples, and much more. Whether you are a couple that’s planning a simple non-religious civil union, or want a traditional celebration with special rituals, Church of Ancient Ways offers couples a truly joyful ceremony, with the right balance of laughter and tears, to ensure that everyone is emotionally participating and enjoying this special moment in your lives. Their goal is always to together create and deliver a ceremony you will absolutely love, and remember as being the best part, of the most amazing day of your lives.

Services Offered
Church of Ancient Ways provides wedding ceremonies that meet your needs. From minimalist to more elaborate, Church of Ancient Ways offers the following services:

  • Virtual and in Person Elopements and Signature Services
  • Wedding Ceremonies - Secular or Religious
  • Interfaith Ceremonies with Minister / Rabbi Team
  • Bilingual Ceremonies
  • Writing Services - Full Ceremonies or Personal Vows and Toasts
  • Signature Service - simple signing of a license
  • Elopements and Micro Weddings
  • Vow Renewals
  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Baby Blessings / Welcomings / Namings
  • Memorial Services

Melissa and Patrick

5 out of 5
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  • We are completely happy with this process from reaching out and to having our ceremony. We wanted to have a small private ceremony on the same date that we will have our big reception and party on next year. Within the same day and same week I e-mailed, we were able to make it happen. April was so flexible and made scheduling stress free! The location was perfect, especially given this crazy time with COVID. She took beautiful photos of us before and after! We are beyond happy and grateful to have had April marry us. I would recommend April to anyone!!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 100.00

    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?

    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?

    AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

    What languages do you speak?

    English, Hebrew, Spanish

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