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What makes a 'Beken of Destiny Marriage Service' especially unique?

Getting married? What do you need?

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you need yourself and a spouse, and you need a wedding license issued in Massachusetts. (good for 60 days after you apply in MA) and a Wedding Officiant. That is where we come in.

Officiant Only  Package 


Are you getting married and do not have time?


With this package, you get one of our Wedding Officiants to work with you by phone and online to develop your personalized service. They will come out for your rehearsal and be with you on your wedding day up to the cake cutting.

For Ceremonies within 40 miles of Ludlow/Wilbraham

Super Clergy Package

Why is this package Super?

It is the ultimate tag-team wedding ceremony.

How many of your friends can say they had a male and a female minister officiating their wedding?

This package includes:

 * Up to 4 premarital meetings where at least two are Premarital Spiritual Direction sessions.

 * Up to twice, one or both of our officiants will travel to your location (up to 50 miles) to meet with you.

 * Online Facebook meetings.

 * At least one officiant will be with you at the rehearsal.

 * 2 officiants standing up front with you on your wedding day. 

 * For Ceremonies within 75 miles of Ludlow

The All-Inclusive Package

All-Inclusive?... what does that mean?

With this package, you can meet your officiant face-to-face at our location, or we can travel once to you (up to 50 miles from Ludlow). We will also work with you online to develop your unique day service. As part of the premarital program we offer in this package, we will meet with you and your future spouse up to four times before your wedding day, which includes...

Up to 4 premarital meetings, where at least two are Premarital Spiritual Direction sessions.

One of our officiants will be with you on the rehearsal day to help ensure that your day goes smoothly.

Our Officiant will be with you from first contact to cutting the cake.

For Ceremonies within  100 miles of Ludlow/Wilbraham.

Super Clergy Destination Package
Get Everything in our Destination Package, but instead of just 1 Officiant, you get 2. This will give you the ceremony your friends and family will rave about for years.
Destination Package
Not familiar with the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts?
Not sure what you need to have a grand wedding day celebration?
Need extra care and support?
Are you looking to get married anywhere in New England?
Go with our Destination Package, and let us take the stress off your shoulders.

This package includes:

 * one dedicated Wedding Officiant, one dedicated Wedding Coordinator

 * Our Wedding Coordinator will work with you to bring to life your ideas. They help you get in contact with the best Travel Agents, Dress Makers,  Florists, Limousines, Transportation Companies, Wedding Day Venues, Rehearsal Dinner Locations, Hotels, Resorts, Caterers, Bakers, Cake Makers, Tent, and Tables. Chairs, Linen Rentals, DJs,  and much much more...

 * Our coordinator will be honored to go with you as you search for dresses and tuxes, taste cakes, and be your listening ear throughout the entire engagement to wedding day process.

 * They will help you design Your Day, Your Way.

This package also includes:

* Up to 4 premarital meetings where at least two are Premarital Spiritual Direction sessions.

 * The officiant traveling to your location (up to 50 miles) to meet with you at least once. 

 * Unlimited online  / phone call meetings.

 * Your officiant being with you at the rehearsal.

 * Your officiant standing up front with you on your wedding day. 

 * Our Wedding Coordinator is in the background, helping everything to run smoothly so you can enjoy your day.


* It covers any mileage costs, and if the ceremony location is over 75 miles away from Ludlow, the price of any overnight stays anywhere in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, or Maine.

Lake view from Camp of the Cross, Garrison North Dakota
Wedding Rings
Reverend Carleton and Reverend Dorothy
Car announcing Couple Just Married

Spiritual Direction / Life Coaching

$30.00 per hour session

We offer spiritual direction and life coaching for individuals or couples who want to continue strengthening their life journey.

Sessions are only available in the Pioneer Valley.

Crowd of people with no direction
Happy Couple with Reverend Carleton on the coast of Maine
Final Notes: 

* We do not accept payments to pay non-Beken of Destiny Marriage Service employees (for example,  We will not cash payment by check and give part to the DJ).

* We require a minimum 50% deposit to lock your date.

* Wedding deposits are refundable until the day before the Rehearsal minus completed spiritual direction sessions, mileage, and any special order costs associated with your special day.

* Wedding License needs to be presented to your Wedding Officiant at the Rehearsal, and Final Payment in full is due the day of the Rehearsal.

*We accept Cash, Visa, or  Mastercard
(a 5% processing fee will apply to all Credit card payments)

* Would you like to be Baptized? If the answer is yes, we remind you that we are ordained United Church of Christ clergy, which means we can Baptize children and adults. Rev. Dorothy loves to do this at no charge if you include it with your wedding package. But if you would like this without purchasing a wedding package, we charge a small mileage fee outside of Ludlow, MA, to cover the transportation expenses. 
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