Hours, Pricing, Venues, Counseling for Couples

OFFICE HOURS:

Open 7 days a week! Monday through Sunday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, by appointment only. Call or text me, The Reverend Kathleen Shannon, at 949-422-4092, or email me at: kathleen444@gmail.com. It is possible to have me come to you in person for your wedding consultation! It is also possible for me to co-create and arrange your entire wedding together with you just by email, cell phone and text, such as if you are out of state and want a beautiful California beach wedding! Or if you are too busy. I have done this for all of my weddings. It is truly fine if I do not meet you in person until the day of the wedding! For big weddings, I strongly suggest you have a rehearsal of the wedding steps. I will help you arrange and conduct the rehearsal.

WEDDING CEREMONY AVAILABILITY:

Any day, any time, check with me, Reverend Kathleen Shannon for all wedding bookings. Call, text, email me or book your own appointment on this website with the button above. Many other types of ceremony are available, just ask! Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, are preferred wedding ceremony days and can even be booked at the last minute by calling me directly. Any day of the week is a fine day to have a wedding. Call me directly for more details or book with the button above. Peruse this section of my website for the page that has photos of past performed weddings and the other page to get ideas for your special day! 

WEDDING PRICING:

The deposit fee is $100. A deposit is required to hold the desired date.

A wedding officiant package with me, Reverend Kathleen Shannon is $350, a fee which includes the deposit and co-creating a custom ceremony and vows. If needed, it includes a sound system of portable speakers, free standing stand up mic for the couple, and cordless mic for myself. This wedding officiant fee also includes the marriage license document hand delivered to and recorded by the Orange County Recorder’s office. At the last one I recorded, the official told me they prefer the minister bring it in instead of the couple, because mistakes are made all the time. A receipt will be emailed, proving it was received by the county recorder’s office. Payment can be made over the phone or in person with any credit card or debit card. Cash, Paypal, electronic check and Apple Pay are also accepted.

A copy of the marriage license can be ordered after one month for $15 from the county recorder’s offices.

$25/hr. travel time fee includes gas, if the distance is over 20 miles. 

A wedding ceremony rehearsal with the wedding party the day before the Big Day is a separate fee of $100 and is highly recommended for an exceptionally smooth wedding.

Transport to the wedding venue and the reception in an immaculate white wedding mobile, a 2007 PT Cruiser is available for $100.

FINDING A WEDDING VENUE:

If you do not have a venue and would like me to find one for you, I can find your perfect romantic place. The fee for this service is $100. I have many amazing locations to choose from, some with no paperwork or extra permit fee for the city of the venue, including fantastic beach locations, mountain tops with ocean views and a cosy secluded rose garden with a rose arbor at a public library location. I have access to a place in a botanical garden with a large, ornate and breathtaking wedding venue at the top of a hill with beautiful views. I can email you links and photos with detailed descriptions and addresses to check out. I specialize in outdoor, natural, affordable eco-locations. 

California beach wedding venue

A SPECIAL VENUE:

I, Reverend Kathleen Shannon, ordained minister, have experience as a wedding officiant at the Wedgewood Wedding Center in Aliso Viejo. Unless you buy their most expensive package, you need to find your own officiant. I highly recommend this place. It is a breathtakingly beautiful outdoor wedding venue in a natural setting, and is self contained for holding both the wedding and the reception. They have an outdoor patio party area with a fireplace and all the food is glorious. They have a big dance floor inside with fine dining tables and can they can recommend DJs. Some photos are here: https://www.kathleensministry.com/weddings/

WEDDING PERMITS:

If you plan to have your wedding on a beach or other public location, such as in a park, sometimes a city permit must be obtained in advance for certain locations and it is time sensitive. I can help you with the permit process. These cities include Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach and South Laguna. The beautiful, wide sand beaches of San Clemente and Newport Beach do not require a permit for a wedding or professional photography and can make gorgeous wedding picture keepsakes with their famous piers and glowing sunsets in the background. There is definitely less stress going to these alternative beaches that don’t require a permit.
Here are some of my indoor location suggestions:

A SMALL VENUE:

The Awakenings Center for Conscious Living has a large room for a small wedding up to 30 people. It has a metaphysical theme, like a temple. The chairs are included. It has a nice wooden dance floor and a large window for light. It has a nice price. It is located at 25260 La Paz Rd. Laguna Hills (949) 457-0797, ask for Brandon Comacho, the owner, and give my name for reference as the officiant.

A HOTEL VENUE:

The Hills Hotel, 25205 La Paz Rd. is a very beautiful, all inclusive hotel/resort across the street from the Awakenings Center. It has 2 different size settings for gorgeous weddings from 100 to 280 people. I attended one of their yearly bridal shows in 2018, featuring talented wedding artists and consultants of all kinds, and tried lots of amazing food and cakes from different vendors and The Hills Hotel catering. The hotel was in top form with new remodeling. The entire hotel was outfitted for the bridal show and I was invited to tour the rooms, suites and ballrooms. Each ballroom was set up with a different theme. It was breathtaking. Tessa and Karina are the current wedding and catering managers as of February, 2020. Please call them at: (949) 586-5000 for more information. You will need your own wedding officiant, so please call me at (949) 422-4092 to help you have the perfect wedding ceremony.

OTHER VENUES:

I can also travel to a venue of your own choosing, such as a home, beach, garden or community center. Included in my fee is a sound system miked for voice and a separate system for wedding music if needed, but I will need electricity for those. If we do not have access to electricity, we can make do with our own voices and hire musicians with acoustic instruments if you would like that. Make an appointment for a wedding planning consultation today by calling or texting me directly at (949) 422-4092 or email: kathleen444@gmail.com, or use the call to action button.

PRE-WEDDING COUNSELING:

Counseling sessions with me, Reverend Kathleen Shannon are available and strongly advised to create and maintain a harmonious marriage. Traditional marriage counseling is offered which includes the realities of married life, life with children, coping with in-laws, all about aging and life’s phases and what to expect, such as mid-life crisis, menopause, death of a family member, and what to do in those situations.

Also available: Past-life therapy for couples. Were you “born again to be together?” Finding out if you’ve had any past lives together is very beneficial if you want to understand what your relationship patterns are, what lessons still need to be learned, and so brought you both back together.

Receive non-biased, non-religious but spiritual advice and counseling early while you are in your loving honeymoon phase. It may save your marriage later, when no-one is in the mood to see a counselor, and you are struggling to understand what is going on. Understand how to co-create a happy marriage by understanding the Law Of Attraction.

COUNSELING FOR COUPLES:

$125 for a couple together at one session. Session is for 90 minutes. Special wedding offer: a package of 3 sessions for $299! Advise is given how to stay happy together for the long term; how to navigate the trials of parenthood, in-laws, cross-cultural marriages and keeping your romance alive. Learn the skills to create a life of joy and mutual respect, manifesting all your desires as a couple when you begin your married life together.

COUNSELING FOR ONE:

$111 for a one time 90 minute session for ONE person. This includes any type of counseling, talk therapy or hypnosis: past life regression, life between lives,  back to childhood regression, etc. Purchase a package of three, 90 minute sessions, for only $299, anytime!

PAST LIFE REGRESSION AND MORE FOR COUPLES:

If you come together for past life regression it is $150 for a 2 HOUR session for TWO people. Find out if you have spent other lifetimes together, or life between lives. Meet your spirit guides. Find out the challenges you will face as a couple and future parents, which greatly depends on your own relationship with your parents when you were a child. This process is called Age Regression.

RECONNECTIVE HEALING:

$111 for a one hour session per person. Heal childhood trauma and negative programming.

THE PERSONAL RECONNECTION:

$333 total, facilitated over 2 days, each a one hour session for one person. A once in a lifetime experience to help or discover life’s purpose.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE:

An official Universal Life Marriage Certificate in a special protective cover is a $30 donation. Stamped with a golden embossed seal, it makes for a beautiful keepsake. A simple color copy version of the Marriage Certificate is included in my wedding package fee. A golden embossed seal may be purchased to place upon it for $3.

MARRIAGE LICENSE:

A Marriage License must be purchased from the county recorder’s office in person in the county where the wedding takes place, and it is time sensitive. There is no blood test required in Orange County to complete the requirements of a marriage license. The completed marriage license document must be returned to the county recorder’s offices to be legal. The county recorder’s office has indicated they prefer the minister/officiant to deliver the document in person. This service is included in my wedding fee.

PAYMENT: All forms of credit or debit payment are accepted, as pictured, including chip technology and also bluetooth devices such as iPhone and iWatch, with a mobile square reader device. Cash is accepted and a receipt provided. Payment can be made over the phone or in person with any credit card or debit card. Cash, Paypal, electronic check and Apple Pay are also accepted. Regular checks are accepted if mailed and received three weeks in advance of the event, for the full amount, with prior approval. Call me for my approval and for my mailing address at (949) 422-4092.

GRATUITIES are always appreciated.

INTERNET REVIEWS are appreciated on GOOGLE and YELP! Emailed testimonials to me directly will appear on this website.

EXTRAS:

Catering, flowers, decorating, photos, video, DJ and entertainment are all extra and vendors can be recommended.

PARKING:

Awakenings venue has a large, free parking lot. The Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills has free parking and excellent guest accommodations. The Hills Hotel is just across La Paz Road from Awakenings. Mountain top locations and The Rose Garden all have free parking available. Some of the beach locations may have parking meters, some have free parking, depending on the beach. Call me for parking details.

CANCELLATIONS:

Cancellations are accepted anytime before the wedding. If the wedding is on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, the cancellation must be requested two weeks before the wedding date for a full refund of your deposit, only if the ceremony has not been co-created already; otherwise a $50 refund only will be given, along with a copy of the written ceremony to keep. Cancellations after 2 weeks before the wedding will forfeit the $100 deposit. Any approved deposit refund may be transferred into a counseling or healing session by permission.

FINAL NOTE:

Marriage licenses must be returned to the county recorder’s offices in a timely manner, or they expire. The preferred method of doing this most important part of your wedding ceremony is for the minister to hand deliver the document. If the couple decides to mail or hand deliver the document themselves, then all responsibility of the minister is absolved. If there are any mistakes or complications afterwards, and the minister must become involved again to correct any mistakes, then there will be a $50 fee charged in advance of corrections. If you prefer to mail in the license: make a copy first, and then send it certified with a return receipt. This is strongly recommended. No smudging, stains, folding, stapling or white out is allowed after the document is out of my hands. If there is, the document must be redone with a $25 fee paid to the county and a $50 fee paid to myself.

THANK YOU for your interest in having your most special day officiated by me, The Reverend Kathleen Shannon.

I would be very honored to be an important part of the first day of your married life together, as your officiant. Please email me at kathleen444@gmail.com or call me or text at (949) 422-4092. You can also find me on Google or Yelp under Reverend Kathleen Shannon, Laguna Hills. Or click on the button below to schedule your wedding free consultation.

Reverend Kathleen Shannon's White Wedding Mobile

Reverend Kathleen’s White Wedding Mobile

 

For Photos of Past Weddings with Reverend Kathleen Shannon officiating, {CLICK HERE}.

For Wedding Vows and Ceremony by Reverend Kathleen Shannon, {CLICK HERE}.