Rev. Ray Van Winkle & Associates


Why should you pay for an officiant, when you can have your best friend/brother/uncle ordained and marry you? Sure, you can get them ordained to perform your wedding. It gives them the right, but not the ability, experience and resources to do a proper job for you.

The only way to insure your peace of mind on this most important day of your life is to hire someone with personality, skill and experience. A professional wedding officiant.

why reverend ray?

Experience: He’s an award winning wedding officiant serving the Seattle and greater Puget Sound region since 2003. In that time, he’s performed over 1000 weddings. Everything from backyard elopements to grand affairs in some of the swankiest venues in town.

Recommended by other wedding professionals: He’s on the recommended vendor list at many popular venues, including The Edgewater and Sorrento Hotels, Novelty Hill/Januik Winery, Hidden Meadows in Snohomish, and many more. Ray’s worked with, and is recommended by most of the wedding planners in the area. Your DJ and/or photographer may also recommend Rev. Ray to you!

Believes in marriage equality: LGBT friendly, straight with a twist, call it what you will, Reverend Ray supports marriage rights for ALL people in love. Rev. Ray and his associate Rev. Bill Wood are proud to have officiated some of the first same sex marriages on December 9th 2012, at the MV Skansonia and the Lake Union Cafe.

Reasonably priced: No extra charge for the rehearsal and rarely a travel fee. Elopement rates and military discounts (Ray’s a vet, U.S. Coast Guard) available. See the Pricing page for details.

The undefinable: What it all comes down to is a personal connection between you and your officiant. Reverend Ray has the experience, humor, warmth and enthusiasm to make your wedding ceremony memorable for you and your guests. Call today for a consultation. You won’t be disappointed.

Call me at 425-248-7270 or e-mail to with the date, time and location of your ceremony!

Congrats!! We are going with Ray too! He is super easy to work with and so personable. We felt so comfortable with him we booked him right away!!! You will LOVE him. Plus he makes creating your ceremony so easy, you’ll see:)

Jessica W.



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Best Officiant Finalist

2011 & 2013

...such a warm energy...

...he conveyed such warmth and support and humour...

...warm, friendly and funny...

...a great voice and a friendly face...

...Rev. Ray ROCKS! He has a great upbeat personality that just makes you smile.