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Officiant in Delray Beach, Florida,
(954) 410-9163

About Us

Married by A Sea Captain is an officiant located in Delray Beach, Florida, that serves the Palm Beaches to Miami region. This officiant is an ordained active U.S. Merchant Marine Ship Captain who also holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Captain Ray Goad uses his background to provide couples with the best wedding experience they could imagine. He is dedicated to helping couples create beautiful, meaningful ceremonies with personal vows that properly illustrate how much each individual means to the other. He uses his laidback attitude and humor to make couples and guests feel comfortable and promises to help couples however and whenever he can.

Services Offered
Married by A Sea Captain will officiate civil unions, interfaith, non-religious, and single religion weddings, as well as rehearsals and vow renewals. Captain Goad works with couples to create customized vows for a ceremony that lasts up to 20 to 30 minutes or more. He is happy to officiate religious weddings accommodating all faiths, including but not limited to:

  • Agnostic
  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Episcopalian
  • Evangelical
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Jewish
  • Lutheran
  • Methodist and more


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  • From the moment you meet Captain Ray you know you are in good hands! There is a sense of care and attention that must go into the creation and reading of the wedding vows. Captain Ray has this and truly puts his love into the ceremony. Not only did he share meaningful excerpts and readings, but he customized it to my husband and I. He even went as far to meet up with us, at a local brewery of all places. This allowed for him to get familiar with us and understand our relationship further. He was calm, cool, and collected as he took charge of the ceremony. If you are looking for a full service officiant that will care about one of the most important days of your life Captain Ray is your guy! If you aren't sold yet, just talk to him and you'll quickly be reassured.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for a most appreciated review. Getting to know and be a part of your lovely wedding was a great pleasure from the moment we met, when you arrived with the thirsty "horse," Adam’s kindly 125 lb. hip-high Irish Wolfhound. As a Maritime Academy graduate and active sea-going mariner, it was a very special honor to be asked to officiate at his wedding. As always, wishing you both fair winds and following seas!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 450.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 450.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 250.00

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

    $ 100.00

    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

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, 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.

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