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Officiant in Bayside,

Captain Arnold (Chaplain) of Nautical Wedding Bells

18-05 215th street
Bayside, NY
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(718) 767-6242

About Us

Dreaming of a perfect wedding? I'll make your dreams come true! See for yourself my 2 minute flash wedding performed LIVE on Good Morning America and my Mass Vow Renewal Ceremony in Times Square this past Valentine's Day.


For almost 40 years, Captain Arnold has been an active U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. He is also the only Captain who is an "ordained chaplain" that is registered with the City Clerk’s Office of the City of New York.


Captain Arnold performs beautiful, unique and memorable Wedding Ceremonies on land, sea, or at any reception facility of your choice. His “Ceremony of Love” has been seen around the world and he has been chosen to perform his ceremony at the “Wedding of the Year” special event for the prestigious and ever-popular LI He has also been voted Best of Weddings from LI Wedding Brides & “Best of Weddings” by couples of “the knot”. View Captain Arnold on YouTube ( Click here) to see an amazing 2 minute flash wedding he performed on ABC’s Good Morning America on Valentine's day and for a beautiful vow renewal ceremony he performed before hundreds of couples from around the world in Times Square, NYC. He will assist you in personalizing your vows to highlight your sentiments and emotions for your wedding day. The Captain is the “exclusive” wedding officiant for major cruise ships such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines. The Captain will assist you with every phase of your wedding ceremony so that it will indeed be "a wedding ceremony to remember." Visit his website for additional information that may help you in planning your wedding. View the many accolades of praise from couples that have experienced his beautiful ceremony and your search for a wedding officiant will be over. Guaranteed!


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  • Captain Arnold was great! Everyone LOVED his presence, speech, and ceremony. We have friends that want him for their upcoming wedding and renewal ceremonies. Highly recommended! He was a great joy to work with. The packet he sends afterwards explains what to do for the marriage certificate and has some special moments included in it to further remember the day.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 675.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 675.00

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

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

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CA, CT, FL, NJ, NY

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