Newcastle Wedding Officiant

Newcastle Wedding Officiant Rev. Ray Cross

Newcastle Officiant Ray Cross


A seasoned and sensitive wedding officiant for your wedding ceremony

Sensational is my goal in officiating. To me “sensational” incorporates essential ingredients of a wonderful wedding – exceptional with feeling (sense). I want your wedding, whether small or large, to have warmth and excitement foundational to memories for lifetime marriage enjoyment together. I grew up in a troubled home, but my experience of marriage with my dear wife of 47 years has been sweet. Give me the opportunity to invest in your marriage. As your wedding officiant I will give you my absolute best. I especially love the warmth and creativity I can build into wedding with exceptional rehearsals. — Rev. Ray Cross

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Your wedding as you like it –
non-religious, religious, cultural, humorous …

Ray was exactly what we needed in a marriage officiant. He was helpful, friendly, open minded, professional and even funny. Ray is extremely well organized, more than you could hope for from any wedding vendor. His organization made our day go that much more smoothly. We did a rehearsal (which I highly recommend) and he did a great job controlling our wedding party and staying focused on the task so we didn’t waste any time. Ray has more years of experience officiating than I have been alive and it really shows! Many of our guests complimented his voice and demeanor. The Brides Candy Store that comes with Ray’s officiating is also so helpful for planning. Lots of great information in there. You have the ability to really customize your wedding service which makes your day that much more special. Don’t hesitate to use Ray as your Officiant, he’s worth every penny!  — Brittany 

A steady flow of bookings is coming in. Don’t be disappointed. Book Ray today.

Wedding Officiant Package #1 — Most popular
Personalized Wedding Ceremony  $450 (No Tax saves $58.50)

>  Weekend or weekday wedding
>  Access to The Bride’s Candy Store of ceremony resources couples love
>  Full customizing  capability and support for your ceremony
>  Two personal meetings with your Officiant available to you
>  Unlimited telephone and email consulting
>  First 20 km travel is free. 75 cents per km beyond 20 km
>  Completion and registration of marriage documents

Wedding Officiant Package #2
Sweet & Simple Weekday Ceremony $320(No Tax saves $41.60)

>  Monday to Thursday all day, Friday and Saturday morning
>  Available everyday November 1 to April 30th
>  At location of your choice
>  First 20 km travel is free. 75 cents per km beyond 20 km
>  A special and very meaningful ceremony provided
>  Bringing personally written vows for the ceremony is encouraged
>  Unlimited telephone and email consulting
>  No personal ceremony planning meetings with Officiant
>  Completion and registration of marriage document
>  Add a weekday rehearsal for $150 plus travel
> U+2 and Sweet and Simple (Package # 2 and #3) weddings involve interesting, simplified ceremonies and are less expensive because they are designed for less time involvement for me, as Officiant.
For this reason U+2 and Sweet and Simple weddings do not include
pre-ceremony planning meetings, customizing or access to the ceremony prior to the wedding, as this invites tweaks that push services into Package #1 pricing.
Be assured all ceremonies provided for
U+2 or Sweet and Simple weddings have always been well received.

         Officiant Ray Cross awarded Top Three Wedding officiants in Oshawa 2018Best Business Award of 2019, Three Best Rated for excellence Oshawa 2018Author of  Training Manual
Sensational Wedding Officiant

Wedding Officiant Package #3
You-Plus-Two Wedding  $220 (No Tax saves $28.60)

>  Simple and discreet
>  Monday to Thursday all day, Friday and Saturday morning
>  Ceremonies performed at my home
>  Couple and two witnesses ($10 each additional guest).
>  No personal ceremony planning meetings with your Officiant
>  A special and very meaningful ceremony provided
>  Bringing personally written vows for the ceremony is encouraged
>  Unlimited telephone and email consulting
>  Completion and registration of marriage documents
>  Witnesses (if needed) – $25 each.

Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award Winner
145+  5 Star Reviews

Rated Best Officiant in Oshawa 2017-2023  based on history, reputation, trust, reviews, complaints, cost,  excellence and satisfaction.

Should we have a rehearsal? – Read more…

# 4   Add a Monday to Thursday Rehearsal                                       $150 plus travel
# 5   Add a Friday Rehearsal                                                                   $250 plus travel

# 6   Add a Processional Coordinator to your ceremony                 $150 – no extra for travel

Click here for an explanation of Processional Coordinator services


Officiant Ray Cross enjoys a moment of humour in a wedding beside a lake Officiant Re. Ray Cross pauses for a picture with a wedding party after their wedding Weddings with Officiant Ray Cross are naturally filled with joy

Prices subject to change but are locked in at booking.

Enjoy matchless wedding ceremony ideas that couples love as you explore The Bride’s Candy store…

“You have so much great material on your site, it was so much fun for us to read through everything
and pick the sections that 
really spoke to us. “– Jessica


*   Self-Directed Pre-Marital Counseling
*   50+ Ceremonies, Both Non-religious and Religious
*   Filipino, Jewish and Muslim Ceremonies
*   Deaf Sign Language Ceremony
*   Wedding Music Resources…

      > More Than 350 Wedding Music Selections
*   Add-on Dramas for Your Wedding
*   Guidance for Including Others in Your Wedding
*   Counsel for Family Support for Your Marriage
*   Ways of Involving Children in Your Wedding
*   Readings to Spice Up Your Wedding
*   Renewal of Vows Ceremony

“Ray is such an amazing person! He took everything we wanted and made it happen. His ability to lead our entire wedding party and family… read full review

“Ray Cross was a wonderful officiant; he encapsulated the joyous mood of our civil ceremony and he had everyone smiling—not least of all,… read full review

“Ray was very professional, and an extreme delight to work with.”

To develop and enjoy, with ease, the wedding ceremony of your dreams — book with Ray today.

For a beautiful wedding that will exceed your expectations contact Ray at or 905-404-9920.

Community Votes Oshawa bronze winner 2021  

Global Wedding Award – Most Caring Officiant – GTA 

Renewal of Vows Ceremony

Officiant Rev. Ray Cross

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