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Officiant in Montclair,
(917) 202-0475

About Us

Greetings, One and All!

The minister holds many roles for a wedding ceremony - architect, spiritual adviser, peacemaker, emcee, performer ... and many others. If you want someone to just read standard vows and process your marriage license, I can certainly do that! But if you want something more - attention to detail, personal advice, a real professional who can make you and your guests both laugh and cry - drop me a line.

My name is Claire Schwartz (BA, Spiritual Counselor & Interfaith Minister) and I am the founder of Miriam's Well Ministry in Montclair, NJ. I have been doing weddings since 2010, and other types of ceremonies for more than a decade.

My speciality is Handcrafted Soulful Ceremonies, making moments and memories for you and yours to cherish.
Handfastings and House Blessings, LGBT and eclectic, commitment ceremonies and civil unions - many ideas and all are welcome! Every faith and path is honored.

Here are some of the things I offer:

  • I work with you on every detail of the ceremony, providing you with my extensive list of ceremonial elements for you to choose from
  • I think of details that you may not consider, then help you problem-solve a solution
  • I will write a deeply personal and unique story for your ceremony (this is the Soulful Handcrafting part)
  • I am very organized & always on time, stemming from my 25 years in the business world
  • I am as compassionately committed to making your day special as you and your family are
  • I have crisis management experience, keeping a cool head and steady hand if things go sideways, not to mention performance experience from my acting days to roll with whatever happens
  • And much more.....

I perform fully orchestrated, step-by-step rehearsals, coordinating the venue, the musicians and any ceremonial aspects that need to be practiced. After all, if you are spending all this money, and you are only doing this once, you want to make sure everything is in place and runs smoothly.

I have several pricing packages, depending on how detailed your ceremony is, how long we have to create it and what additions you want added on. Every couple gets a personalized quote that works for them.

So give me a call, or drop me a line - I can be reached at 917-202-0475 and [email protected]

Oh, and if you think I look too young to be a Minister, I am in my 40s - I just hide it well.....

I look forward to being part of your special day!
Wishing you Love and Light.


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  • I contacted Claire for an event very short notice but made me feel very comfortable and special on my wedding day. My family loved her as well. I would recommend her a million times over!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

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

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Single Religion

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Buddhist, Episcopalian, Jewish, No Denomination, Presbyterian

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