Reverend Jerry Bellamy Non-Denominational Wedding Minister

Retired Catholic Priest Performing Ceremonies as a Non-Denominational Minister, from San Francisco to San Diego For more than 30 years I have been performing the Santa Barbara Wedding which at times means that the ceremony is very much like a Catholic Wedding Ceremony and at other times the bride and groom want a Non-Denominational Wedding Ceremony experience.

I spent 12 years in seminary training before being ordained as a Catholic Priest and now have more than 30 years of wedding ceremony experience. I like to think that I have helped plan almost every imaginable type of ceremony. I am a retired Catholic Priest on inactive status. I perform marriages in the capacity of a Non- Denominational Minister. I have been performing weddings in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Luis Obispo County, and Santa Barbara County since 1971. I perform weddings for couples of ALL religious backgrounds, and even for couples who want absolutely nothing religious in their ceremony. I have planned and performed thousands of weddings. In the planning time I have never presented Ceremonies A, B and C for the bride and groom to review, with them having to choose the ceremony that would do "the least damage to their relationship". Rather, I plan each ceremony with the bride and groom so that the celebration is exactly what they want it to be. It usually takes only one, two hour planning session to accomplish this. What we plan might be a very traditional ceremony or just the opposite. HOWEVER, it is also a great joy for me to celebrate the wedding for the couple who chooses to elope. I also speak Spanish. I celebrate Quinceañeras and wedding anniversaries. After all of these years, I am now performing Weddings in Santa Barbara for couples who are the children of those who I married years, and years ago.

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Yesterday afternoon I had the honor of celebrating the wedding of a wonderful couple in front of 150 guests at the beautiful Mission Inn in Riverside. If ever in the area you should pay a visit. The Saint Francis Chapel is amazing.

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To read this full review, please click below: We loved having Father Jerry as our officiant! Our wedding was at the Santa Barbara courthouse and he did a tremendous job. He helped us design a ceremony that included all the things that were important to us and put us at such ease with his wonderful sense of humor and professionalism. Our guests....

Three days ago I had the honor of performing a 50 year renewal of vows at the Wine Cask here in SB. What an amazing history and family they created. Happy New Year to them all.

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Thank you Karissa! What a beautiful wedding day! #belmond Father Jerry Bellamy is the absolute best! From the moment we met him, we knew he was the one we had been searching for, as he was an incredible fit for our personalities. He is kind, funny, laid back and yet, a true professional. During our initial meeting, he walked us through the entire process,....

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Thank you Jeff for the kind words! I had so much fun with you and Shannon, planning and celebrating your wedding! #belmondelencanto #lagunabeachranch Father Jerry was awesome!! Having him lead our ceremony took the whole experience to the next level. The ceremony was definitely my favorite part of our wedding! Father Jerry was instrumental in planning it with us, he had so many pieces of advice that all turned out wonderfully. And then of course....

[02/28/19]   Raul Ortiz , married on 10/13/2018
Excellent, above and beyond!

Father Jerry is absolutely the man for the job. He puts his heart and soul into understanding each individual couple, where they come from, and who they are. My wife an I owe him everything for such a beautiful ceremony. He made our nerves go away completely and brought us back to what we were there to do in the first place; express our love and appreciation for one another. A truly wonderful experience would recommend to anyone we love you!

Raul and Uma, both of you made your wedding such a success. It was an "ambush". Normally guests think that they have been invited to another "boring" wedding. You planned it to be an "ambush". Your guests were so surprised. What is so great is that we get to see each other at the family's Super Cuca's Restaurant, here in Santa Barbara. Father Jerry

[02/23/19]   Brent, married on 12/31/2018
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Happy couple, thanks Father J

We are so glad we found Father Jerry. Our entire experience was great, from the first phone call with him to see what we were looking for and if he would be a good fit for us. You could tell by that first call that he really cares about what he does and that he really cares about getting to know you. He was a perfect fit for us because both our families are mostly Catholic. He was flexible enough to work with us at our outside venue, and we were thrilled we picked him. We visited him in Santa Barbara and spoke with him in person for over an hour about ourselves and what we wanted from our wedding ceremony. All of his suggestions were spot on, and it was clear that we were in good hands. The weekend to Santa Barbara to meet with him was one of the highlights of our wedding planning. Father Jerry was a hit at our wedding. Everyone had nothing but great comments about how great he was. He made everything stress free. Our ceremony was perfect and beautiful. Thanks, Father Jerry!

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[01/28/19]   Daniel Cadena · married on 11/16/2018 5.0
Father Jerry was great! My wife and I could not have been happier with the experience we had with Father Jerry. We initially found his profile on wedding wire and decided to call since he had good reviews. Right from the very beginning we knew we had chosen the right officiant for our ceremony. Father Jerry is very funny, jovial and a very good story teller. He was interested in knowing our story to better accommodate us.

After our initial phone call with him, we setup a meeting in Santa Barbara (where our ceremony was held.) He was just as funny in person as he was on the phone. It was very apparent he had a ton of experience doing this. He walked us through what to expect but also kept in mind what we wanted. The meeting lasted about and hour and a half. By the end of it, he put us more at easy with the process. He heard what specific details we wanted and he was more than open to accommodate any requests.

We had a couple of changes as the wedding neared, and he was accessible and open to changing plans. We were very happy about that. On the day of the wedding, we both were nervous about how organized our ceremony would appear. We did not have a wedding coordinator, so naturally we did not know what to expect. Father Jerry took control the moment he arrived and the ceremony turned out great! Both my wife and I still talk about how awesome the ceremony turned out. Many of our guests loved the event as well. He got our guests to laugh several times.

I would recommend Father Jerry to anyone, including my closest friends and family. If you chose him, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Father Jerry!

Sent on 11/30/2018

Catherine and Daniel, you came from Long Beach to SB for all of the planning and ceremony. Both of you have great values and sense of humor and holiness. It was great to meet and work with you. Merry Christmas. Father Jerry

The blessing of the rings.

The Presidio Chapel In Santa Barbara is one of my favorite locations for a wedding. I even performed my daughter’s wedding there a few years ago. @presidio_neighborhood

Good humor is one of the signs of the presence of God

After 46 years of planning and celebrating weddings from SF to San Diego, I know that the “smallest details” are important.

[01/18/19]   Raul
Raul Oropeza · married on 11/20/2018

Very understanding and compassion

Me and my beautiful wife found Jerry online since we wanted to have our wedding at the Santa Barbara court house. We had our wedding on November 20th around 2pm. We had already decided to have it in the garden area where you didn't need reservations. He gave us great ideas and direction with the wedding. He also did it all over the phone wich was great for us since we live in Los Angeles. We had our ceremony up on the Bell Tower. Everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend Jerry. He is accommodating and respects all views and beliefs.

Sent on 11/28/2018

Brenda and Raul - the clock tower at the courthouse really turned out to be a beautiful location for your ceremony. Come back and visit SB. Father Jerry

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[01/17/19]   Amber , married on 12/28/2018
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Father Jerry performed our wedding ceremony on the beach in La Jolla. He did an amazing job and brought a bit of each of us into the ceremony in a unique way that had all of our guests laughing/crying the whole time. Father Jerry’s attention to detail during our initial meeting translated into truly representing our dynamic throughout the ceremony.

Sent on 01/05/2019

Amber and Will, even though the air was very cool on the beach, the sun was bright and all of the guests warmed us up. Please stay in touch in the years to come. Happy New Year. Father Jerry

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[01/17/19]   Katherine Georgalos , married on 10/06/2018
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Amazing Wedding Ceremony

We were so pleased with Father Jerry as our officiant for our wedding! From asking him questions before hiring him, to him meeting us in person for over an hour to plan our whole ceremony, to the actual wedding ceremony, he was a joy to work with during the whole process. The wedding day was such a whirlwind but I can honestly say the ceremony was my favorite part and the part that I am able to remember in detail the most! Father Jerry made sure to take pressure off of us and keep our nerves to a minimum. He added light humor to the ceremony and everyone raved about him and the ceremony after. He was willing to work with any ideas we had and he had great suggestions that we appreciated as well. I highly recommend him so you have the wedding ceremony that you want to remember forever!

Sent on 11/14/2018

Cat and Cole, your wedding ceremony was amazing. It really was the best part of your whole day. Because of the fun and holiness of your ceremony, the food tasted better, the music was more lively, the Coronitas tasted better, and Cole even danced better . . . Father Jerry

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I have performed many ceremonies at the beautiful Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez. This recent wedding was at one of the beautiful locations on the property. What a great couple AND photographer Anna Delores Photography.

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Our son, Timo Nunez-Bellamy is featured in a national commercial for NESCAFE. It started running on Tuesday. I think that I might go out and buy a bottle of Nescafe and see if it has the same effect on me . . . . . . An officer directing traffic lets out his inner matador after having Nescafe Clasico. Advertiser Nescafe Ad Url Mood Active Tagline "...

Kenny and Crosby graced us with the gift of music in a recent wedding here in Santa Barbara. What an amazing family...

Weddings at the Firestone Vineyard are always spectacular and for so many reasons. This photograph by Halberg Photographers does a great job of capturing the spirit of the ceremony. It was great to work with everyone on this ceremony.

Friday I was able to celebrate the wedding of a great couple at the beautiful Still Waters Winery in Paso Robles/Templeton. The owner, Paul and his family have provided a beautiful venue with offering their property for weddings. It is very worth the effort to see this location and enjoy the staff.

SURPRISE - Beatrice (Cuna) just arrived from Baltimore to join us for Fiestas. She just appeared on our doorstep early this morning with no warning.....This is her photo from 1985 - Viva la Fiesta....

This wedding took place last Saturday at the Villa Sevillano property in Carpinteria - a premier property and staff, and a great couple and family.

[07/24/13]   This was a great wedding on the beach in Ventura last Friday in front of the Crown Plaza Hotel.....

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This is minutes before our wedding yesterday at the Biltmore. What a great couple at a perfect location.

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What a wonderful couple this is. They brought together different cultures, interests, religions, and languages and found spectacular common ground in their love for each other. I will remember them always. Even if it works out that I am unable to participate in your wedding, I am more than happy to just talk to you on the phone.

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Beautiful wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Photo credit Austin & Dara Photography

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