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Officiant in Bayside,

Captain Arnold (Chaplain) of Nautical Wedding Bells

18-05 215th street
Bayside, NY
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(718) 767-6242
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 66 Reviews


    Joann

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  • Captain Arnold was great! Everyone LOVED his presence, speech, and ceremony. We have friends that want him for their upcoming wedding and renewal ceremonies. Highly recommended! He was a great joy to work with. The packet he sends afterwards explains what to do for the marriage certificate and has some special moments included in it to further remember the day.

    Tina

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  • Captain Arnold was a lovely addition to our wedding and we are glad we chose him to be our officiant. He was very responsive, courteous and offered great advice to us. He is also very flexible on adding additional readings, etc to your ceremony. Guests even commented how beautiful the ceremony was because his words were so meaningful and made them each think of their own marriages and vows. Another plus, he has a great sense of humor!!!

    Stephanie

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  • Captain Arnold was a pleasure to work with. He performed the most amazing wedding ceremony that we will remember forever. His words were perfect and he captured everything we wanted to have in our wedding ceremony. Our friends and family are still talking about our ceremony. The day we returned from our honeymoon we had already received a beautiful package in the mail from Captain Arnold along with a separate envelope from New York with our official marriage certificate. When we were planning our ceremony, Captain Arnold was always responsive to calls and emails and made it so easy to plan. I highly recommend Captain if you are looking for a wonderful ceremony. There is no one else like him! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

    Jessica Lo and Phillip Wong

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  • My husband Phillip and I will like to thank Captain Arnold for an amazing ceremony. We learned about Captain Arnold because he was highly recommended by our venue. When I spoke to Captain Arnold on the phone for the first time, I knew that he had to be our officiant. Captain Arnold has a powerful and welcoming voice, which I felt is perfect for leading our wedding ceremony. Captain Arnold stayed in touched with us throughout the process and was easily reachable by email and phone. He even called us the week of the wedding to ensure that we had everything we need for the ceremony. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and definitely one of my favorite parts of the wedding. The vows were beautiful and encompassed our thoughts. Captain Arnold did a great tribute to my deceased mother, which meant a great deal to my family and I. But I have to say the one thing that I loved the most is that Captain Arnold’s words really resonated with Phillip. The other day, Phillip said to me ... Read more

    Andrew

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    5 out of 5
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  • Review of Captain Arnold's Wedding Service It is with pleasure that Kathy and I write this review of Captain Arnold, who officiated at our wedding on June 14th if this year. We had been guests at another couple's wedding aboard a cruise ship docked at a Hudson River pier in June, 2014 and knew we wanted Captain Arnold to marry us. We wrote the following thank-you note to Captain Arnold. It really "says it all" and we recommend anyone to visit Captain Arnold's website 'www.NauticalWeddingBells.com' to learn more. His ceremony can be at almost any location and you and your guests will surely remember it. "Captain Arnold, You are a star! We enjoyed and listened to your ceremony and to its rich themes of love, life, commitment, understanding; a blueprint of how lives are bettered. Our guests raved to us how they thought it was the best and important Ceremony they ever attended. We are grateful. A magnificent start to a happy married life. Kathy & Andy" We'll a... Read more

    Holly

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  • Captain Arnold, Your ceremony was amazing! It was heartfelt and we received a lot of complements! Thank you for making our wedding day the best experience possible! Love Holly & John

    Jessica

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  • July 25, 2014 Dear Captain Arnold, I’m reaching out to you and hoping this thank you is enough. Your marriage ceremony was not only beautiful, but genuine and heart-warming to us and all of our guests who attended. Not only did you perform a beautiful ceremony but, you made it unique and extremely touching, I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the room! Paul and I still have family and friends calling us complimenting what a great ceremony we had. Your gentle words of wisdom, respect to our loved ones who are no longer with us, and your prayer at the end really, really made our day not just enjoyable but a memory we will always have. You definitely found your calling and you and your wife are lucky to have each other. Paul and I take your words of advice for a long happy marriage and hold them dear to our hearts as you held us and comforted our nerves on an amazing day! Cheers and best regards, Paul & Jessica Mele Fords, New Jersey Married July 6. 2014 NCL Breakaway

    Jermaine

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  • Captain, Thank you again for the amazing ceremony!!! Kya and I are so grateful we found you. All of our guests agreed you put on an amazing ceremony, both for us and the ceremony for my stepdaughter. You were a major part of our special day and the most calm and professional despite all of the chaos that comes with a wedding day. Thank you, it was a pleasure. Love, Kya and Jermaine Lomax

    Jane

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  • Captain Arnold was wonderful guides you the guest through the ceremony. He follows up after the dust clears helping with the changes afterward. I highly recommend him and when we renew our vows it will be again with Captain Arnold

    User4179242

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  • Captain Arnold is the best!! He made our wedding ceremony as special, unique, funny and lighthearted as we wanted it to be. Our guest were complimenting him throughout the night. He definitely gave us the memorable moment we were looking for!

    Dahlia

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  • We were so lucky to have accidentally come across Captain Arnold. I loved him from the moment i spoke to him on the phone and even more so during and after our wedding. Its amazing how much of a difference it makes having someone as such to make the ceremony so beautiful as he did. A day we will never forget and a Captain we will always appreciate! Thanks Captain Arnold!!

    Michele

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  • Captain Arnold was a great choice to marry us. He made our beach ceremony so special. Before the ceremony he explained to our guests, his credentials and gave a little monologue about his duties as an officiant. My guests were very impressed and raved about him. We loved his style and appreciate his role in making our wedding an awesome event.

    Dana

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  • Captain Arnold married us on September 19, 2015 at Chateau La Mer. We would highly recommend him to anyone! The ceremony was beautiful from the vows to the remembrance of loved ones, the rose ceremony for our Mothers and the sand ceremony to include my step daughter which united us a family. It was such a special and touching ceremony and we are still hearing from our guests raving about how much they enjoyed the ceremony! Thank you Captain Arnold for making our perfect day a memorable one!! Anthony and Dana Tammaro

    Alana

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  • WOULD NEVER SUGGEST THIS VENUE TO ANYONE FOR A WEDDING!!! We booked a photographer before the event was never able to speak to her and was then introduced to another photographer he seemed nice was dressed down for a wedding. Not satisfied with majority of the pictures. We only have 4 pictures of my side of family and they all look terrible. Not one with my mom and I. Also the CD that was sent was a joke and had really bad music in the background. I was forced to go outside while it was raining... so my makeup, hair, shoes and dress where not good after. I'm not a high maintenance individual but when I say I don't want to go outside in the rain I shouldn't be forced to go outside. I tried contacting the Captain several times about the photographer and experience and was ignored. Tried to contact the ship management and was told nothing could be done since it was a third party vendor ( I definitely understand that) We only had 50 guests and I was interrupted by a "wedding" assista... Read more

    Gina

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  • Fantastic Wedding! So happy! Everything was great! My guests, my husband and I had a wonderful time!
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