Marriage License Information - If you want a Confidential License - ask Rev. Rich Tobin to provide one (fees apply).
Listed below, are some of Santa Barbara's most popular ordained Ministers. They will impart your ceremony with personal meaning, elegance and dignity.
Although non-denominational, Officiants listed here are familiar with most serious religious rites and able to create Ceremonies that incorporate symbols, tradition or rituals from various faiths. Each has special skills that you will find listed next to their names.
Standard ceremonies are written to touch and inspire. Custom ceremonies and Pre-marital counseling are available.
Each Minister can provide you with personal references.
Rev. David Bard Greene
Non-denominational, with a doctorate in metaphysics. Great presence.
His first consultation is free.
He will write a personal wedding for each couple, seriously.
Rev. Terri Cooper, M.A., MFT
Rev. Terri, non-denominational minister and Marriage Therapist, creates the ceremony that speaks your hearts message. Performing secular and spiritual ceremonies, Rev. Terris expertise, gentle humor and soothing manner makes this sacred event a treasured and joyful memory.
Confidential Marriage License
Reverend Rich Tobin can provide your confidential wedding license when you meet for your ceremony, allowing you to skip a courthouse visit. A confidential license also protects your privacy because only you can see your own license. Couples must show evidence of living together, such as mail delivered to same address
. Call (805) 698-6915.
||With 30 years experience, Rich Tobin is known for creating beautiful custom wedding ceremonies and helping couples enjoy their special day. Rich is an ordained, nondenominational minister, offering same-faith, interfaith and non-religious ceremonies. He can also provide your confidential wedding license. Rich invites your call or email to discuss your wedding needs.
Call (805) 698-6915.
Reverend Paul Brown
His services Include:
- Shamanic (Highly mystical)
- Native American, (According to tribal protocol)
- Christian (I am authorized to offer Holy Communion if desired),
- Non-denominational, or secular (Covers any religious preferences)
"Often couples request particular marriage vows because of special circumstances. I will be happy to put together vows exactly how you would like them for a fun, beautiful, heartfelt, and loving day."
I offer a choice of wonderful ceremonies to suit your individual wishes and needs.
Reverend Jerry Bellamy
is a retired catholic priest, performing in the capacity of a non-denominational minister for all faiths, or secular ceremonies.
30 years experience in Santa Barbara.
The reverend speaks Spanish.
Reverend Sheila Lodge,
began officiating weddings in 1986, when she was Mayor of Santa Barbara. She now specializes in Civil Ceremonies
"I consider it a privilege to be part of your very special day. Whether there are no witnesses or many friends and family, it is a time that calls for a ceremony that expresses what you each want to say. I am happy to work with you to make it so".
|Marriage License Information:
Marriage licenses can be obtained anywhere in California, can be used immediately and are valid for 90 days.
You both must be present
- Under 18 require the parent's consent.
- Have ready your mother's maiden name, and your parents place of birth. (State or Country), a certified copy of your prior divorce (if appllicable)
- No blood test necessary
- The license becomes public record
- 1 or 2 witnesses required
- County Clerk will issue a ceremonial license, valid 90 days.
- You must obtain a certified copy after the wedding ($14.00)
- Fees: $99.00 for Marriage License
$111.00 for Confidential Marriage License.
Domestic Partnerships/Same Sex Mariage Information:
There is nothing legally binding about the Domestic Partnership registration that the Santa Barbara City offers, but it is accepted by some (not all) employers to allow for domestic partnership benefits.
The State of California has its own Domestic Partnership registration and informs couples regarding rights provided by State law to registered domestic partnerships.
We, at DSB, offer Commitment Ceremonies tailored to your wishes.
(805) 689 5463