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Officiant in Ranson, WV,
(443) 974-1661

About Us

Reverend Stephen Stahley is a wedding officiant based in Ranson, West Virginia. As an ordained Catholic priest, this officiant works with clients to structure a service that reflects their aspirations and goals. Rev. Stahley prides himself on respecting and honoring all couples and faiths. He works with couples throughout the Washington D.C area, performing weddings at both indoor and outdoor venues.


Rev. Stahley was ordained a Catholic priest in 1978 as a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. He served parishes in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. In 1988, Rev. Stahley resigned from the active priesthood and married his wife, Lisa. After a long career with the Montgomery County Government, he retired from public service and now devotes himself to a wide range of ministerial duties. Since 2003, Rev. Stahley has officiated at over 400 weddings throughout the nation.

Services Offered

While Reverend Stahley specializes in Catholic-themed nuptials, he has officiated at a wide range of religious, non-religious, and interfaith wedding ceremonies. Additionally, he has performed civil unions and vow renewals. While many couples prefer to go with established vow and ring formats, Rev. Stahley is happy to work with newlyweds-to-be who want to write their own pledges. He is also happy for them to add their own special elements to the wedding ceremony. If you are affiliated with a specific religion, Reverend Stahley will be glad to work with you in developing a ceremony that reflects the beauty and significance of your tradition.


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  • Perfect choice of officiant for not only us but our guests! We had multiple people say they loved our officiant! Very easy to work with and definitely one of the stress free parts of our wedding planning :) Don't plan on getting married again - but if I did, Stephen would be a choice I wouldn't change!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 750.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 700.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 52.00

    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, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, 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?

    CA, DE, DC, FL, ME, MD, NJ, NY, PA, WV

    What languages do you speak?

    English, Spanish

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