Minister-Officiant /Reception Emcee Services

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​​Stipends for Oregon and  Washington

ReceptionMaster of Ceremonies /Emcee  Services

If Emcee services (MC) are in addition to Officiate services, $95.00 per hour after ceremony,

or an portion thereof, in addition to officiate stipend agreement.

If  ONLY Emcee services are required (within 90 milesof Longview): $295.00 for 2 HOURS minimum, and $95.00

per hour, or any portion thereof, after minimum 2 hours of service. Greater than 90 miles, mileage negotiated.**

​​​NO stipend/fee is EVER charged for initial meeting; nor for follow-up consultations after booking, by phone, email, texts.

Meetings are at my Cathlamet WA home  (32 miles NE of Astoria, OR) 

or in Portland/Vancouver metro Monday, Wednesday or weekends when I have a wedding scheduled.

I  will ALWAYS keep your cost as low as possible

All stipends are based on 1 hour of ceremony and service at your venue and on your wedding day,

without rehearsal, and no mileage is charged**. 

  • Elopement * (with only the couple, limited close family and 2 witnesses) minister/officiate services at our Cathlamet WA home or Cathlamet Park  or church location (33 miles from Astoria, Oregon OR on a ferry ride across the Columbia River. You can be married with a Washington or Oregon license too if you wish, depending on your license: $165.00;
  • Longview/Kelso, Washingtion metro $185.00
  • "Local" venue WEDDING within 90 miles from Longview, WA and outside of Cathlamet, WA: $ 260.00   LOCAL is considered the Portland/Vancouver metro Oregon City, Oregon north to Centralia, Wa; from Portland/Longview along the Hwy 30 (Or) and Hwy 4 (Wa) west to the coast, Cannon Beach, Oregon to Long Beach, Washington
  • Venue  greater than 90 and up to 100 miles from Longview, WA: Minimum $ 330.00, and negotiated** if venue is further than 2 hrs one way


 Please note:  95% of the time a rehearsal with minister/officiate is not required. I want you to avoid this usually unnecessary expense.

Ask how and WHY to avoid this usually needless expense.

If you REQUIRE rehearsal time and if I am available, add 50 % more to stipends above if rehearsal is on Sunday thru Thursday, and 75% if Friday or Saturday. NOT recommended unless your ceremony is unusually highly orchestrated.  Limited to 60 miles from Cathlamet, WA. THIS ADDED COST 

IS BETTER spent on your HONEYMOON and not on a rehearsal !

Call me and I will explain WHY a minister/officiant need not be at your rehearsal 99% of the time.


* ELOPEMENT CEREMONY is a brief  wedding ceremony  in Cathlamet, WA without rehearsal , limited to the couple, 2 witnesses and close family in attendance. Small wedding on a ferry no more than 2 cars (8 people), we can board on the Oregon side or Washington side.

Your choice. Ferry fare is MY TREAT.