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Officiant in New York, NY,
(646) 736-2510

About Us

Rev. Samora Smith of Common Ground Ceremonies is a dedicated and award-winning wedding officiant based in New York, New York. Reverend Samora has more than 20 years of experience within the industry working with couples of all faiths and backgrounds. In the past 9 years, Reverend Samora has united more than 1,000 couples, bringing an authentic sense of warmth and joy to every ceremony, leaving a lasting impression upon you and your guests.

Services Offered

Common Ground Ceremonies perform personalized ceremonies that are couple centric, reflecting the individual styles and tastes of each couple. Reverend Samora performs a wide spectrum of ceremonies including non-denominational ceremonies, spiritual weddings, interfaith ceremonies, LGBTQ weddings, and vow renewals. Rev. Samora understands the importance of seamless service, offering support to each couple beyond the planning of their wedding, ensuring their complete satisfaction.

Edgar Barbosa

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  • Choosing Rev Samora to officiate our wedding was one of the greatest decision we made, Rev Samora had patience to wait for our family to get together, the delivery of our ceremony was magical. It was an amazing experience having Rev Samora to be there for us.

    responded with the following comments.

    It was such a wonderful experience for me to share in that moment with you! Thank you for the generous words!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 550.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 350.00

    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)?

    $ 175.00

    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, Licensed, Premarital Counseling, Bilingual

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CT, NJ, NY

    What languages do you speak?


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