Find Local Wedding Vendors

Discover and connect with wedding vendors that share your taste and your budget. With trusted reviews, you can rest easy that your wedding day will be as beautiful as you envisioned.

Officiant in Arcata, California,
(707) 862-3933
Overall Rating
5.0 out of 5
Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • 93 Reviews


    Barbara

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • It's not easy to plan a wedding - even a small one - from the other side of the country! Thank goodness we found Paul Marsh. He was so helpful, reassuring, accommodating, and made our ceremony exactly what we wanted!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Barbara! I'm grateful to have been a part of your wedding with Terry. It was a real privilege to met both of your families.

    Gena

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I would absolutely recommend Paul to any bride considering a wedding ceremony in the Northern California area. I was planning my wedding from Iowa and had never been to the giant Redwood area and Paul went above and beyond to assist me in planning our vacation and wedding celebration in California. He promptly answered all of my "anxious bride" questions and completely put me at ease via email and subsequent phone calls. But the real test he passed is when he met my fiancé, via FaceTime and he completely put him at ease with the ceremony process and the vows. What a wonderful experience! I wish I had a list of all the future brides in northern Cali because I would tell every single one of them that Paul is your guy!! Loved everything about the process and the actual ceremony itself. Paul's welcoming personality added to the magic of the experience. Call him this instant. You will not be disappointed.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Gena! I'm so grateful to have been part of your special day with Terry. Having both of your families there was wonderful. Best wishes for this wonderful new chapter in your lives.

    Laura

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Paul was super nice and accommodating. He was also very helpful with the area and things to do/places to eat. He wrote a beautiful ceremony customized to both of us.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Laura! It was wonderful to met you and Victor. I'm very grateful to have had the privilege of performing your marriage. Wishiing you all the best.

    Kendra

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Paul was perfect for our wedding in the redwoods! Very easy to work with, took the time to get to know us and custom made our vows. We had traveled all the up the coast for three days and he made it so easy on our wedding day. His laid back personality and peaceful voice kept all the jitters away. It was so helpful to have him there! He helped us organize the wedding ceremony and got to know all our guests. It was great getting to know the person who is officiating your wedding, it definitely made it more personal and special. Thanks for being such a great addition on our wedding weekend! Xoxo

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much, Kendra! It was such an honor to be part of your ceremony. I really enjoyed meeting your family and friends, too. You and Cassidy are wonderful.

    Jill

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Had such a great experience working with Paul help make our day special. he was quick to reply to any request, took the time to meet us over a skype before writing the vows to help make sure they were the right ones for us and was open to any changes we made up until the last day. He's a very laid back guy which helps ground you from all the busyness to prepare for the wedding and be in the moment when the time comes.

    responded with the following comments.

    Jill, Thank you!!! You, Mark and the girls were so much fun to work with. Such a privilege to be included in the special day for just the two of you.

    Bill S.

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • We live in Oregon and came to the Redwoods to get married. We found Paul on the internet. We spoke on the phone and emailed several times. He wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. His knowledge of the area was really helpful to us. He helped us pick the perfect location and even helped us find the best weather! Our day was just what we wanted and we're so glad Paul was part of it.

    responded with the following comments.

    Susan, thank you! You and Bill have a wonderful life that is an inspiration. It was great to meet you both and I'm thankful that you included me in this amazing moment in our lives.

    River

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Paul is amazing! We clicked right away when we met to discuss what we wanted for our service, he was incredibly helpful and overall fantastic throughout the whole experience. We had him write our vows for us and he was spot on with capturing our personalities in our custom service. He wrote a beautiful ceremony that perfectly reflected the beauty of the Redwoods my spouse and I decided to be the setting for our union. My family and friends all loved Paul. My only regret is that I am now married and have no plans to hire Paul again in the future.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much, River. Getting to know you and Thorin and meeting your families was wonderful. I'm grateful that you two included me in your wedding and lives.

    Kaila

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Paul worked with us to create a completely unique wedding experience. We knew we wanted to get married among the Redwoods and Paul was more than happy to come out to the state park and wander with us along the trail until we found the perfect spot. He took the time to get to know us before the wedding so the words he wrote perfectly reflected our relationship and our love for one another. The ceremony was everything we were looking for and we couldn't have asked for a more professional, flexible, attentive, and personable officiant. Paul made our big day perfect!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Kaila! Spending your special day with you and Aaron was such a priviledge. Thanks for including me!

    Ash

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I photographed a wedding Paul officiated and he did such a lovely job. He was patient as we walked through the woods looking for the perfect spot, wrote a personal and intimate ceremony, and was a joy to spend time with.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks you, Ash. That means so much coming from an amazing photographer and professional such as yourself.

    Brenna

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I stumbled upon Weddings in the Wild while researching and planning our elopement in Northern California. Planning a wedding in a different state can be difficult but Paul made everything so easy! He is more than an officiant. He gave us excellent recommendations for flowers, accommodations, hikes, restaurants and advised us on how to obtain marriage license as well. He even helped us divert a landslide by telling us a better way to drive to our destination when the main road was closed. Paul made my husband and I so comfortable throughout the entire process and created a ceremony just for us. It was everything and more than I imagined it would be! I wholeheartedly recommend Paul to anyone that is looking for an adventure or dreams of getting married in a place that maybe no one else has before! He hiked with us through the Redwood Forest with us until we found the perfect ceremony location! There aren't many people out there that provide the services that Paul does. I don't feel like ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Brenna, you and Jake were so wonderful to meet. Thank you for allowing me to work with you to create your dream wedding. Wishing you all the best!

    Jules

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • We found Paul while searching Redwood National Park as we wanted to get married among the beautiful Redwood trees near Eureka. He was available at very short notice and he really took the time to get to know us and make it personal. Paul helped us write the most beautiful vows. As we are not from the area he also helped us find a stunning location to have our ceremony. We highly recommend his services. Thanks again for making it so special for us Paul, it was a very magical day!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Jules! I'm so happy you and Charley included me in your wedding adventure. It was a real honor to be part of your special moment together.

    Nia

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Paul made our wedding day a truly joyous event. Our vows were very important to us and Paul captured our love of nature and our devotion to our families in them. It was everything we hoped for and more. His recommendation of location and photographer were perfect. We married in November under the threat of rain. Somehow the first drops fell after our vows and pictures were all taken. I am not sure how Paul pulled that one off, but we are grateful!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Nia! Yo and Morgan are such a wonderful couple. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have been part of your wedding.

    Steve

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Paul is awesome! We are from New Jersey, found him highly recommended, so we asked him to do our wedding in Teton National Park, Wyoming. How wonderful Paul was in making many arrangements before we flew across the country to get married at the foot of beautiful mountains. He emailed us the ceremony liturgy several weeks before the wedding, talked with us on the phone, and integrated our personal story into the ceremony, which was cool! Paul met us the night before the wedding celebrate and prepare us for the ceremony. The ceremony was awesome and we felt the presence of God, Nature, Ancestors, and beauty all around. Over a year later, we still email Paul, what a great guy and officiant for a wedding in the wild!! Steve and Carmen

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Steve! Meeting you and Carmen was wonderful. I'm so glad you found the perfect spot for your ceremony in the wild.

    Scott

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Paul officiated our wedding and it was perfect! He met with us a few weeks ahead of time and talked to us then emailed quite a few options for vows. Paul was ahead of schedule on the day of the wedding and fully prepared. Paul performed the ceremony flawlessly and it was exactly what my wife and I had hoped it would be.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Scott! You and Shanna were such a pleasure to serve. I'm grateful to have been part of your amazing big day.

    N

    reviews
    4.6 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Paul was a wonderful officiant! Very accommodating, ran a wonderful ceremony and made our day special. Highly recommended!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you, Nolan! I hope the rest of your road trip was a blast. It was a real honor to spend your special moment with you and Lauren.

    Find Amazing Vendors
    render_sticky_availability_button