Marriage Officiant, Gail Olberg

33124 Discovery Lane, Hanover, VA 23069, Hanover, VA
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About Marriage Officiant, Gail Olberg

It would be my pleasure to be part of your happily ever-after story by serving as your Marriage Officiant. I am one of Virginia's most requested Officiants, and I marry couples in every size wedding throughout Virginia in simple elopements to grand affairs, at backyard home weddings and local parks to Theatres, Historic Estates, and event venues of every type and style. I write ceremonies for each couple I marry and receive awards and 5-star reviews for the ceremonies and services I provide. I love what I do and the people I meet and receive great satisfaction in the contribution I make to their wedding day vision. Because I travel throughout the Commonwealth, I have a base fee plus travel, so my fee varies from venue to venue. I would love to visit with you to get better acquainted and discuss your preferences for your wedding ceremony. I invite you to reach out to me for more information and a free no-obligation consultation by phone. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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A Perfect Day - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was professional, kind, understanding, and helped make our wedding day fantastic! I would certainly recommend Gail to any couple searching for an officiant!

Amazing Officiant - An Eventective User

Gail was absolutely amazing. She put my spouse and I's minds to rest after a lengthy but needed and important original phone call. She made our special day memorable and I highly recommend anyone needing an officiant to contact Gail.

Marriage Officiant !! - An Eventective User from Spotsylvania Courthouse

We were happy to have Gail do our ceremony ! When COVID hit and we needed to reschedule our she was able to work with us. The ceremony was beautiful even when unexpected things happen like my veil flying off into the wind during our first kiss haha. She did tells us unexpected things can happen! We recommend Gail for your big day!!!

Caring wedding Officiant - An Eventective User from Glen Allen, Va

We were so happy with the way Gail handled our ceremony from start to finish! She was very informative and guided us through the whole process. We could tell that she really listened to us during our phone interview and gave us wonderful suggestions which helped to make our day very special. We highly recommend her!

Amazing Marriage Officiant - An Eventective User from Spotsylvania, VA

Gail was such a considerate, kind, and reliable person from the very first phone call consultation, through our follow-up question/review calls, and during the ceremony. The process of consultation and completing the paperwork was a breeze because Gail was so thorough. Definitely eased my wife’s and my own anxious minds! We were reassured and comforted by the fact that Gail covered everything with us and made the process super easy so we didn’t have to stress (much, haha) before our big day. The ceremony itself was beautiful. Gail’s speech was so poetic, and she did not make any stereotypical remarks or comments about us two ladies getting married. She has married LGBT+ folks for many years, which was also super reassuring. During our search for an officiant, I had been worried who we might find, especially after my brother and his wife had a officiant who made remarks during his speech about stereotypical gender roles husbands and wives have had. Big yikes. So when we found Gail on EnGAYged and saw that she used gender-neutral language, did not include any religious aspect if it was not wanted, and focused on the joy and love that should be celebrated in a ceremony, we knew we found a great officiant. We are so thankful that she was the one to unite my wife and I in marriage.

Amazing Wedding Officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond

Gail did such an amazing job with our marriage ceremony. We knew we wanted to have someone that could capture our love for each other without being too religious and Gail went above and beyond what we could have imagined. The passages she chose for our ceremony were perfect and brought tears of joy to our friends and families witnessing our wedding. We highly recommend Gail for your big day!

Our Wedding - An Eventective User

Gail Olberg was so eloquent with her delivery. We just loved it and it went off so smoothly. Pam and Ed.

Amazing Experience! - An Eventective User from Colonial Heights, Va

Gail was amazing as our wedding officiant.  She walked us through the process and explained every detail so we would be prepared.  We had to reschedule our wedding due to Covid and she was very accommodating.  We wanted a non-denominational wedding that incorporated our children and a handfasting and she was able to put together an intimate and beautiful ceremony.  We can't say enough wonderful things!

Well spoken, kind officiant! - An Eventective User from Hampton, VA

Gail was a fantastic officiant. On our first phone call she spoke with us for over an hour on things that we may not have otherwise known in regards to obtaining a marriage license and what would be necessary to bring with us. She was open to writing our ceremony however we wished and gave us guidance on what we could include in our ceremony. She answered all of our questions and she ended up performing a hand fasting ceremony for us which was beautiful and one of our favorite moments throughout the day. Gail was a really great speaker and we enjoyed all that she had to say. It is very clear that she is knowledgeable and kind and her words were a wonderful contribution to our wedding. Thank you, Gail!!

Perfect Marriage Official - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was excellent. She was patient enough while rescheduled my date due to these uncertain times. She was thorough in everything and gave us enough information to proceed.

Very Friendly & Professional - An Eventective User from RICHMOND CITY

Gail was a pleasure to work with! she was very friendly and professional and also very thorough. She went over any and everything we could possibly need to know about the license process and the ceremony. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an Officiant!

Perfect Officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was a joy to work with. She thought of every single detail, so we didn't have to worry about missing anything. Our ceremony was small and intimate, and she was a great addition to it. We are looking forward to visiting the Bed and Breakfast after it is safe to celebrate as newlyweds.

Thank you Gail! - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was professional, punctual, and took into account every single detail on what we wanted from a short but sweet wedding ceremony. She was super friendly, easy going and asked all the right questions to get to know us and our 'style' as a couple. It was a much smaller affair than we'd planned but we were very happy with the way our day turned out, as well as with the precautions taken to be safe for our outdoor ceremony. Thank you Gail!

Perfect officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was amazing to work with! She made herself available to us throughout the whole process and really took the time to explain everything to us to ensure the day went smoothly. I’m glad that we found her and that she could be a part of our day!

Perfect Marriage Officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was great to work with. She had a wealth of knowledge that she was happy to share. She made our ceremony perfect.

Wonderful Officiant - An Eventective User from RICHMOND, VA

Gail was incredible to work with, from our first conversation to our ceremony. She is so easy to talk with and responsive. She truly listens to you so that your wedding ceremony will be exactly what you want. We cannot recommend Gail enough!

Wonderful Wedding Officiant! - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

We were so lucky to find Gail to officiate our wedding. A close friend of ours was originally supposed to be our officiant, but COVID and military lockdown prevented him from doing so just a week prior. Luckily we found Gail through an online search, and she quickly responded and gave us a call that night. She was so helpful, knowledgeable, and made us even more excited to get married! She was such a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her for your special day!

Wonderful Officiant - An Eventective User from CHESTERFIELD

Gail was such a pleasure to work with! We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Her phone call before was very helpful and made this such an easy process. She truly cares about her clients and she made our day exactly what we wanted it to be! She was wonderful and I would refer Gail to anyone!

Gail is Great! - An Eventective User from Hanover, VA

Gail takes pride in her work, and she does a great job. Very happy to have found her to help with our pandemic revised wedding plans. She is great to work with.

Absolutely perfect! - An Eventective User from RICHMOND

I'm so glad we found Gail. The ceremony was exactly as we had hoped it would be - not long, but incredibly moving. Thank you Gail!

Flexible and informative - An Eventective User from Richmond. Virginia

We found Gail from a simple Google search and were encouraged by the reviews and photos proving she performed gay weddings. She was very professional, punctual, informative, and accommodating from start to finish. She really wants to give you exactly what you want and is flexible and honest. I recommend her as a straightforward and reliable officiant.

Amazing Officiant - An Eventective User from HANOVER

Gail is amazing! From the first consultation call to the actual ceremony, she provides great support and information! We originally planned to have our wedding in April at our fantastic venue. Unfortunately, due to the Corona virus, we had to postpone the big gathering. However, Gail worked with us so that we could still have a small ceremony on the date we picked. Even with a small group and rain, Gail made sure we had a great ceremony! Couldn’t be happier with her services!

Wonderful officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail is an excellent officiant. From first communication, she was very professional and informative. When we had to cancel our planned wedding due to covid-19, she was beyond helpful in our changing of plans to a small elopement. She was more than accommodating and offered us a backup plan - and then another backup plan when the backup plan fell through. Every step of the way and bump in the road, she was committed to making sure we could still be married despite the unprecedented circumstances, and we are forever grateful for that!

Great Officiant - An Eventective User from Ruther Glen

We could not have been more pleased with Gail's service! She was thorough and detailed in explaining the process to us, and she was able to tailor the service to our requests. Thank you, Gail!!!!

Wedding Officiant Gail Olberg - An Eventective User from Fredericksburg, VA

Gail was caring, kind and wonderful to work with, she was always prompt in staying in touch! She did a great job and her ceremony words brought tears to our eyes! I highly recommend her, she is a special lady.

Wonderful - An Eventective User from Richmond

Perfect day! We loved the ceremony!

Extraordinary Officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Words cannot even express the pure joy and professionalism that Gail brought to my big day. It actually started with our first won't be disappointed.

Fantastic Wedding Officiant! - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was a wonderful officiant! From explaining the entire process, walking us through the vows, asking key questions to get a sense of our personalities as a couple, listening to what we want, and to offering helpful tips and suggestions. We can’t recommend her enough! She delivered a fantastic ceremony- we got many compliments on not only her delivery, but the thoughtful content she spoke and how it resonated with many of those married in the audience. Thank you again Gail!

Wonderful Wedding Officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail made our day truly special! As a same-sex couple, it was important for us to find an officiant that we felt comfortable with, and Gail truly made our day so special. The words she selected were perfect and really helped us focus on the moment. Our ceremony was just the two of us, and Gail was really helpful in pointing out picture ideas and areas at the courthouse for us to conduct the ceremony. She really helped to guide us through the whole planning process, and it is greatly appreciated. We felt like Gail made the day extra special and highly recommend her to anyone considering her to officiant their wedding!

Marriage Officiant - An Eventective User from Virginia

My wedding was far from traditional, which was perfect. After the ups and downs my now husband and I have gone through in 17 years, we both decided to say I do. The place were we decided to exchange vows was a Detention Center. Finding an officiant that wouldn't be judgmental or look down on our situation was critical for me. As soon as Gail picked up the phone, she was instantly invested. She was flexible to my needs and was able to accommodate my need to change our wedding date at the last minute. She was professional and made sure everything was good to go at the facility. I highly recommend Gail - she makes you feel like she really cares and is sensitive to your needs! PD

The Best Wedding Officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond

Gail was so great as our wedding officiant. It was thoughtful and unique without being over the top. My grandmother even said it was the most beautiful ceremony she had ever seen. It was the perfect ceremony for the two of us.

Amazing officiant - An Eventective User

I am so glad that we had Gail as our wedding officiant. She was always quick to respond to our emails and made sure our ceremony went according to plan. Gail was a pleasure to work with, and we had a beautiful ceremony thanks to her. She is the best, I would recommend to everyone!

Perfect officiant - An Eventective User from Chesterfield

I am so glad that we had Gail as our wedding officiant. She was always quick to respond to our emails and made sure our ceremony went according to plan. Gail was a pleasure to work with, and we had a beautiful ceremony thanks to her. She is the best, I would recommend to everyone!

Thoughtful and Caring Officiant - An Eventective User from Newport News, VA

Upon our first conversation with Gail we knew she was the one we wanted to officiate our elopement! She took the time to ask us thoughtful questions in order to get to know us. In doing so she was able to create a ceremony that spoke to who we are as individuals and as a couple. Gail also walked us through the process of obtaining a marriage license, how the license is filed, and the timing for getting back our certificates. She took the stress and uncertainty away. We highly recommend Gail to anyone looking for an attentive and caring officiant.

Wonderful Officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was an excellent officiant. She explained everything fully before the ceremony and was very communicative. We loved our ceremony and it was exactly what we hoped for. The words Gail chose fit us perfectly. Highly recommend!

Highly Recommended Wedding Officiant - An Eventective User from Leesburg, VA

Gail was perfect to officiate our wedding. We had a small wedding with close family and she made it very perfect and personal. She spent time with me via phone to learn about us. It was clear that Gail has a lot of experience, she was very thorough, provided many options and suggestions, and explained exactly what would happen. Gail definitely made our day special and memorable. We highly recommend her.

EXCELLENT!!! - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was the best officiant i could have ever selected. It was as if we were selecting someone we knew well, who also knew us well. She took the time up front to get to know us and to find out exactly the kind of wedding experience we were looking for. Even though we thought we knew exactly what we wanted, her vast experience and understanding made it possible for her to show us many options and ideas that we knew nothing about, which greatly added to the experience and to the lasting memory of our special day. Gail gets an A+, 100%, a 5-Star rating, and a Huge Thank You from us… Eric & Shelby

Great Officiant! - An Eventective User from Henrico

Gail did a great job officiating our wedding! She was really helpful making sure we knew what was needed from us and how the day would go. She is really easy to work with and officiating exactly the way we wanted. Thanks, Gail!

Thoughtful officiant - An Eventective User from Chester

Gail was so helpful in planning our day and made sure we knew the intricacies of what was needed. She put together a beautiful, thoughtful ceremony that was cherished by all. From start to finish Gail was professional and a pleasure to work with. We had a beautiful day to start our marriage with her help, thank you Gail!

Great officiant, perfect ceremony for us - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was a pleasure to work with and helped us have exactly the ceremony we wanted! We just wanted a simple civil ceremony with immediate family, and she helped us keep it short and sweet. She listened to what we wanted, made sure I understood all the "technical stuff," and brought her expertise to bear on things I hadn't even thought of. We had a wonderful day! Thank you Gail!

Best Marriage Officiant Ever! - An Eventective User from SUNRISE

We reached out to Gail and she immediately responded on the same day. Gail was awesome and wonderful to work with. Since the beginning, she was kind and courteous on the phone and asked questions and showed interest. We are still blown away that she responded so quickly and we were able to get married on the same day with such short notice. It was beautiful, quiet and private making it that much more special. We found Gail on thumbtack and we don't regret it! If you need an officiant, Gails the one! I never make promises I can't keep but I promise anyone that you will have the best experience going with Gail as your marriage officiant. If we were able to do it all over, we would!

Very helpful - An Eventective User from SPOTSYLVANIA

Gail was very helpful in planning our special day. She helped us work out all the little details we hadn't thought about.

The Maoist amazing officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, Virginia

We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant! She was caring & professional and gave us the ceremony we always dreamed of! ??

Best wedding officiant! - An Eventective User from Fredericksburg, VA

Gail married us on 9/29/18 and was such a pleasure to work with! She kept in contact through out the year with updates, things to take care of on our end and was a great communicator. Always very responsive when we had questions. Was very detailed during rehearsal and the overall process. Highly recommend!

Very Professional - An Eventective User from Manquin, VA

Gail was very professional and very amenable. Our wedding day did not go as planned due to a family emergency but Gail took this all in stride and performed her duties as expected. Thanks for helping to make our day remarkable!

Highly reccommend - An Eventective User from New York

Gail was really great! She responded very quickly to my request and was very detailed when explaining to me how everything will go. She also offered me a few FREE venues and was extremely helpful with all of her suggestions. She went out of her way to accommodate me and my fiancee. When I told Gail that my wedding will be postponed only a day before the event she was very understanding and only wished me well. I highly recommend her!

Marriage officiant - An Eventective User from Alexandria, VA

Gail was wonderful to work with! She was very on top of things and a big help in ensuring we considered everything we'd need for our ceremony. She is passionate about what she does and she's very knowledgable. She always kept in touch to see if we had questions and to ensure she had all the information she needed to make our ceremony perfect. I'm glad we picked Gail to be our officiant!

The perfect officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, Va

Had an amazing ceremony, Gail was very attentive and was very accommodating with my needs for my wedding!! I enjoyed how special and comfortable she made me and my husband feel!

10 Out of 10 Would Highly Recommend - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

My husband and I had a great experience with Gail and would happily recommend her to other couples seeking a wedding officiant. Gail is prompt, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. The phone consultation alone was invaluable. She guided us through the entire process from how to obtain the license to designing our ceremony, and she is even able to reserve the Historic Hanover Courthouse for you if you do not have a venue selected. The location was perfect for our elopement and the ceremony Gail wrote for us was simple and sweet and exactly what we were looking for.

Gail was an amazing officiant! - An Eventective User from Richmond, VA

Gail was excellent! We really enjoyed having her as our officiant on our wedding day. Funny enough, Gail was the officiant for our close friends. Upon meeting her and hearing more about her, we immediately knew we wanted to contact her. She was very easy to work with - she made sure to take the time to get to know more about me and my husband. Gail was very accommodating and worked with us to include readings and information we wanted while adding her own special touch to it. She was punctual, organized, and an absolute pleasure to work with. She flawlessly incorporated readings we had requested with readings for both the more secular and more spiritual of our guests. Gail taught us so much along the way of what we should expect during our ceremony and wedding. She was very informative and so easy to communicate with! Thank you so much, Gail! Highly recommended!

Perfect Marriage Venue - An Eventective User from Portsmouth, Virginia

Highly recommend Gail Olberg. She is attentive and offers outstanding ideas that we used for our ceremony. She customized our ceremony with information we provided so the services were tailored to us. She was more than happy to come out the location of our choosing. Gail is very prompt and even followed us to the courthouse to finalize the paperwork instead of having to wait 14 days via mail.

Perfect Marriage Venue - An Eventective User from Portsmouth, Virginia

Gail was very pleasant and full of great ideas and very open. She was open to our thoughts and what we wanted for our special day. She tailored the ceremony based on our background, experience and desires. My bride and I could not ask for a better ceremony. Thank you Gail!

Marriage Officiant - An Eventective User from Richmond, Virginia

We were left looking for a marriage officiant at he last minute and are so glad we found Gail. She does a great job with the basics (being prepared and on time) as well as going above and beyond with everything else. She wrote a great ceremony for our wedding that was very meaningful to us. Could not recommend her enough!