Most Commonly Asked Questions


Your Wedding Ceremony Consultation

Please call me for your free, no obligation phone consult.

While on the phone, I can let you know if I am available for your wedding date, answer all of your questions and give you some helpful ideas.  Then, we can set an appointment for your detailed wedding ceremony consult, in person or on speaker phone. To personalize your ceremony, I will listen to all of your wishes as well as ask questions of you one to one in reference to your romantic firsts, heart pounding adventures together as well as what your wishes are for your future as a married couple.

~ Ceremonies average between 20-60 mins. The length of the ceremony is your choice.

~ Yes, you can include your children. 

~ Yes, you can include your pets. As long as they are leashed and your location allows animals.

~ Yes, I can preform your ceremony anywhere in Oregon or    Washington. Additional mileage fees may occur.

 I will personalize your ceremony and customize your vows, if you wish. It is always exciting to incorporate special elements – unity sands, a unity candle, vows to your step children, gifts to your parents, ethnic influences and or family traditions. Any of which will make your ceremony more exciting, romantic and personal. Or we can keep it simple romantic and sweet. During your consult, the fee is paid to reserve your date. I will not book another wedding on your date, therefore your base deposit of 220.00 is nonrefundable.

After your consult, I will be available to address your continued questions or concerns via email, phone or text. I will arrive early to the rehearsal, and we will go through the motions to make sure things go smoothly on your wedding day. The day of your wedding, I will also arrive early to your ceremony to make sure everything is moving accordingly and beautiful memories are made.

I look forward to Officiating your Wedding Ceremony!

~ Rev. Chenin West 

Rehearsal fee

A wedding reheasal is recommend for weddings parties with more than four members. Especially if children are involved in your ceremony. Rehearsal fee is an additional 60.00.

Prop fee

Some rituals may require props, such as a unity candle or unity sands. If I provide these props an additional charge of $20 will be added after I will leave this items with you - as romantic keepsakes. 

Non-Refundable fee

I will not book another wedding on your wedding date. For that reason my base fee of $220.00 is non refundable. 

Mileage fee

 Ceremonies preformed outside of the Vancouver city limits are considered a destination wedding. A mileage fee of 1.00 per mile is added.

Suggested Venues

The Empress Estate, Camas Meadows Golf/Club House, Skamania Lodge, Abiqua Estates, Historic Overlook House, McMenamins, Zenith Vineyards, Portland Art Museum, The McLean House, The Crown Ballroom, The Benson, The Aerie, The Governor, Beckenridge Vineyards, Multnomah Falls, Hoyt Arboretum, Willamette Valley Vineyards, The Green Villa Barn, Domaine Margelle Vineyards, On The Beach....Cannon Beach, Astoria, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Council Crest Park, , Portland Zoo, Washington Park, Persimmon Country Club...