Wedding Ministers, Connecticut

Connecticut Elopements
Small Weddings, Vow Renewals

Wedding Ministers, CT

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Snowy Day Weddings:

Lynda and Mike
Happy Valentine's Day!

Christina & Bill, 2-14-11

Alyssa and Carl, 2-15-11

Lynn and Dennis, 2-18-11
From Connecticut to Florida-
a wedding on skype!

Sample Ceremonies, Ideas, and Options:

CT Quick Weddings & Elopements

Short and Sweet Ceremony

Wedding Vows

Wedding Readings

Unity Candle Ceremony

Rose Ceremony

Hand Blessing Ceremony

Sand Ceremony

Hand-Fasting Ceremony

Love Bell

Creative Wedding Ideas

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Ceremony Music

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Wedding Traditions

Bridal Party Pets

Renaissance Weddings

New Year's Weddings

Valentine's Day Weddings

Christmas Weddings

We have temporarily suspended operations
and are not booking additional weddings at this time. 
We will of course still honor all current contracts,
and we are still available for baptisms and christenings. 
God bless!  Pastors Bob and Barbara

We perform weddings, elopements, and vow renewals.
Elope to Connecticut!  Our CT short and sweet ceremonies are a great alternative to impersonal, matter-of-fact, town or city hall courthouse weddings!!
 Many people prefer a simple ceremony without all the fuss, stress, and expense of a traditional wedding.  We can provide beautiful, personal, yet affordable weddings for couples who prefer something short, intimate, and private- at our home  or at the beach, a public park, or in your own home.  There are many lovely places in CT perfect for your elopement.  We would be honored to help you on your special day!   
More information below.

At the Wedding House, Hamden, Connecticut

New: We provide fun photo props for your photo shoots!

Rachelle and Josh, 1-13-13

Have an intimate, stress-free wedding in our sun room!  Year-round beauty and ambiance!
Up to six guests can view your ceremony from our adjoining fireplace room.

Reactions from our couples:  "Wow!"  "Breath-taking!"  "Beautiful!"


Katie and Adam at the Wedding House, 4-10-10

Or get married in front of our cozy, romantic fireplace!  Your choice!

Crystal and James at the Wedding House, Valentine's Day, 2-14-11



Photos of the Wedding House
Valentines Day/February at the Wedding House
Spring at the Wedding House
Summer-time at the Wedding House
Fall at the Wedding House
Christmas-time/December at the Wedding House

Let's Elope! 

Short and sweet elopements....  relaxing, simple, budget-friendly, and stress-free! If you want to be married and want the simplest, quickest way possible in Connecticut, all you need is a marriage license and an appointment.  There are a few requirements for the ceremony- you both have to agree to be married- but that can be done very quickly and simply. You don't need witnesses. There are no waiting period, blood test, or residency requirements.  You aren't required to say anything except "I do!"  Just let us know what's comfortable for you.  Dress up or come casual.  Much more romantic and fun than an elopement at city hall.  Your wedding- your way!

What is a short and sweet elopement?
Short and sweet wedding elopements are performed for just the two of you (or with a few close friends or family members.) 

Our availability:  We are available days, evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

Our home Choose our sunroom, our fireplace room, or our gardens for an intimate ceremony with ambiance.  
We provide music, flowers and candlelight for a romantic setting! 

2.  Location of your choice.  We will travel to your home, a park, or any Connecticut location of your choice. (Beach weddings are great!)

Ceremony:  Choose from our short and sweet ceremonies.  Pastor Bob will wear a suit or a robe, whichever you prefer.

Additional Ceremony Options: Sand Ceremony, Rose Ceremony, Unity Candle Ceremony  or Love Bell.
These are $50 each if we provide the materials; there is no extra charge if you provide the materials. 
Please let us know in advance if you would like us to have materials ready for any of these ceremonies.  For roses, please give us a first and second color choice.

Not from Connecticut?  Not a problem.  Connecticut is a great  place for a destination wedding!  We have happy couples traveling to us from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania- even as far away as Texas and Missouri!  They often tell us it is much simpler- and sometimes cheaper- to come here.  Some city halls have long waits, some states require a waiting period.  Connecticut law allow you to get your license and get married all in the same day- no need to wait.  Connecticut law does not require residency, blood tests or witnesses.  CT elopements- short and sweet!

Elopement Packages:
       1.  Elopement or Vow Renewal Package at Our Home

           Package includes:  

  • Wedding Site: Indoors in our sunroom, by our fireplace, or outdoors in our garden
  • Wedding Officiant
  • Keepsake Photos: We provide fun photo props and take photos of your wedding with a digital camera. 
          (We are happy to take pictures with your camera as well.)  Click here for examples of our signature photos.
  • Silk Flower Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Rose Petals: SAVE ON FLOWERS!  You may choose to use one of our beautiful silk flower bouquets as a photo prop.  We have boutonnieres and silk petals, too!  Click here for more information.
  • Video of Your Ceremony:  If you choose, we can take a video of your ceremony for no extra charge!
  • Romantic, Intimate, Relaxing Atmosphere: Fresh flowers, music, candlelight, natural fragrances, wind chimes, water fountain.
  • Guests: You may invite up to 6 guests (babies, children, and well-behaved pets are welcome!)

  • Skype Guests: Have family that can't be there?  They can attend your wedding with skype!

  • Fee: $200.  Military discounts for our servicemen and women- just ask!

  • Parking:  Please park either in our driveway or in front of our house.

    2. Elopement Package at Your Choice of Location
    Package Includes:

  • Wedding Officiant 
  • Video of Your Ceremony
  • Guests:  up to 12 guests
  • Fee: $200.  Military discounts for our servicemen and women- just ask!

Want to celebrate your wedding at a local restaurant?  New Haven has many excellent restaurants. 
We have a list of recommendations in all price ranges- just ask us!

Contact us: You can email us at, or call us at (203) 503- 4102 to set up an appointment.
(Short notice is okay!) 

"We're Ready to make a Reservation!":  Here's how.

Prefer a longer ceremony with lots of guests?  We can do that, too!  See our Ceremony Services information. 

A Few of Our Many Elopement Testimonials:

"We would like to thank you for officiating our lovely wedding ceremony. The day went exactly as we had hoped it would. We could not have asked for more in a ceremony. We felt so welcome in your home. The setting was lovely and we felt the ceremony was beautiful. When we started planning our simple wedding, we never thought that we would be able to have such a personal and beautiful ceremony given our budget and the time frame with which we were working. Again, we are so grateful to you for helping to make our wedding day so special and beautiful. Thank you SO much!" ~Michelle & Damien

"We just wanted to say thank you for all you did to make our wedding ceremony so special and beautiful and exactly how we wanted it.  We loved the CD of the ceremony and the pictures you sent, too!" ~ Tom and Aline

"We canít thank you enough for providing us with such a beautiful ceremony.  It was more than we expected and I thank God for you both.  You truly blessed us and both have certainly touched our hearts.  We are extremely thankful for all the love and hospitality.  J The pictures are wonderful.   Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you both."  ~ Marlene and Manny

"We want to thank you both for such a lovely wedding!!!  We really loved the ceremony, your wedding room, and the way you did everything!  My parents were thrilled, like we were, that they could be a part of our day by Skype!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful wedding!  Everyone loved it and thought it was just beautiful!  We thought it was Perfect! :) "  ~ Lynn and Dennis

"We would like to express our gratitude for the lovely ceremony you performed for us.  We were both very nervous but you and your lovely wife made us feel at ease.  Thank you very much for your graciousness."  ~ Idianes and Jalil

"Thank you for making our wedding so beautiful, simple to plan, and exactly what we wanted!  You are a blessing!  Continue to help bring happiness to couples with your simple yet elegant style."  ~ Jose and Sharita

"We wanted to thank you both today for marrying us. When your web site says stress free that was no lie. We couldn't have been happier. This was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you so much." ~ Keith and Jeanmarie

"Hello!!!!!   My wife and I just wanted to extend a warm thank you for opening your home to us.  The ceremony was exactly how we wanted it.  Very simple, intimate, and stress free...   Thanks so much for making our day a romantic memorable one." 
~ Brandon, Toni, and Aidan

"Thanks again for the excellent ceremony you performed. Also thanks for the beautiful pictures."
~ Angele and Steve

"Thank you again for doing our ceremony- it turned out even nicer then we'd hoped!" ~ Adam and Katie

"You said it would be nice and easy, and it was!  Thanks!!"- Sean and Jennifer

"Thanks for all you did for us.  Your thoughtfulness made our short ceremony sweeter and more meaningful!"  ~ Hong and Joel

"The room is beautiful- your pictures don't do it justice!" ~ Lynda, bride and interior decorator

"Thanks so much for everything you did for us at your house yesterday....  It will be the most unforgettable memory in our life." 
Love,  Jia and Yuanji

Thank you so much for doing our ceremony today- we both loved it and are SO happy to finally be married! ~Sabrina and Jeff

"It was just what we wanted.  Perfect!"  ~ Paulette and Antonio

"Our ceremony was so beautiful!  Thank you so much!" ~Isabel and Vishal

"Thanks again from making our day special." ~ Rob and Patricia


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Contact Pastors Bob and Barbara now for your quick, stress-free elopement,
vow renewal or wedding!