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Officiant in Santa Barbara,
(805) 687-4248

About Us

Father Jerry Bellamy is a wedding officiant based in Santa Barbara, California. Now a retired Catholic priest who is married with two children, he has been overseeing events around the area since 1971. As a non-denominational officiant, Father Jerry Bellamy specializes in religious and non-religious ceremonies. He respects each couple’s relationship and will work with you to design a plan that celebrates the uniqueness of yours.

Services Offered

Father Jerry Bellamy is dedicated to creating customized ceremonies and elopements for religious and non-religious couples. This officiant is bilingual and can host your event in English or Spanish. His philosophy is that every couple’s traditions and beliefs should be honored. To achieve this, he will take the time to get to know you and your partner, offering counseling services and helping to develop your dream ceremony. For those observing other milestones in their relationship, this officiant also can preside over wedding anniversaries and vow renewals. Though based in Santa Barbara, he is happy to service those celebrating in surrounding counties and cities in California.

J Ln

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  • Jerry was the best marriage officiant we could of ask for on our wedding day, he was caring, loving, and entertaining. He is also responsive and on time and everything went smoothly and I would recommend him to my friends for their wedding!

    responded with the following comments.

    J Ln and G: Thank you for your comments. Meeting both of you and planning every detail of your ceremony, was a joy. You brought together two families of very different cultural backgrounds. Your love is magnetic. Our ceremony took place at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, a fitting beautiful background for you. Come to Santa Barbara for a visit please. Father Jerry

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    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, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?


    What languages do you speak?

    English, Spanish

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