Officiant Fees

fees

The fee structure for our services is provided to give you an advanced idea of the costs associated with various celebrations, ceremonies and events. Some ceremonies are offered by the practitioners and officiants on a donation-only basis, but may have an associated booking fee. This non-refundable booking fee covers the administrative costs, and archival services provided by Celebrate Love – Celebrate Life. We encourage you to consider the suggested donation recommendation provided with those particular services, and recognise the time, effort and expense that our officiants have personally undertaken to be able to offer their services.

Note: The booking fee is separate and reserves the date. The Officiant is paid separately on the day of the ceremony. Officiant’s do not receive any of the booking fee. 

Ceremony Booking Fee** Officiant’s Stipend
Wedding
$200
$300
Catholic Nuptial Mass
$300
$350†
Anglican Nuptial Mass
$300
$350†
Elopement
$200
$150††
Rehearsal
N/A
$100
Commitment Ceremony
$200
$200
Adoption Ceremony
$100
$100
Baby Naming
$100
$100
Memorial Service
$100
$200
Funeral
$100
$100
Renewal of Vows
$100
$100
Handfasting
$200
$300
Sacred Union
$200
$200
Civil Union
$200
$200
House Blessing
$100
$50
Coming of Age Ceremony
$100
$100
Croning Ceremony
$100
$100
Family Blending Ceremony
$100
$100
Ritual Cleansing (Smudging)
$100
$100†
Anointing of Sick
N/A
N/A†
Animal Blessing/Memorials
$100
$100†
Spiritual Mind Treatment
N/A
$100
Sound Healing Session
$100
$100
Medicine Buddha Puja
N/A
$100†
Tibetan Fire Puja
$100
$200†
Installation of Sacred Murtis
$100
$200†
Meditation Session
$100
N/A†
Reiki Session
N/A
$95
Phowa (Samkranti)
N/A
N/A†
Ordination Ceremony
$200
N/A*
Refuge Ceremony
$100
N/A†

† – Recommended Donation †† – Does not include costs associated with travel, if necessary

* – Donations are not permitted for ordinations, under any circumstances. A $200 booking fee is required for administrative costs, registration and documentation only. Transportation, lodging and (vegetarian) food should be provided for the officiant, by the person to be ordained. It is acceptable to offer the officiant a small gift, such as a statue or religious painting as a token of gratitude, or a donation may be made to the religious order itself, but such tokens are not required.

** – Booking fee is non-refundable.

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NOTE: Rates given are for ceremonies performed within the Greater Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and Austin Metro area only. Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC areas, add $150. (Outside these areas actual transportation costs, lodging and meals must be provided for the officiant and one assistant.)