(Closed) Average cost for an interfaith minister

posted 9 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 3
1565 posts
Bumble bee

Here are some quotes we got: 

Rabbi to perform interfaith ceremony: $900

Co-officiants (rabbi and priest team) $1000 – rabbi or priest for $600

Nondenominational minister: packages range from $400-$600

Post # 4
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it depends on where you live.

In the Philly area, I have been quoted $650.00 for one clergy, or $1,000 for two clergy to co-officiate.

I am having an interfaith wedding ceremony. The Cantor from the synagogue is $500, and the priest is $650.


Post # 6
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m a Celebrant / non-denominational minister in Northern NJ, and my fee ranges from $425 to $700, depending on the date, location, time, and a few other factors.  It’s worth it for a custom ceremony, though I know it feels like a lot at the beginning.

Post # 7
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

we paid $900 in new york for an interfaith rabbi.  TOTALLY worth it, he was made our ceremony so special

Post # 8
13 posts

I live in NY and I’ve been quoted 1800 (down from 2500), 1200 and 800.  This includes $200 for “car service” to travel to/from our wedding.  (I’m not even taking a car service to/from my own wedding!)  I really think that they get away with this because it’s hard to find clergy who will do interfaith unions, but I don’t think it’s right (esp since part of the money isn’t even going back to a religious institution, which is the case with many churches, synagogues, etc.)  I guess I was hoping to find a good person for $600 or so.

I’ve been married before (about 8 years ago) and our pandit charged us something like $300-$400 and that was for a 1.5hr same-faith ceremony.   Needless to say, I’ve been caught off guard by the rates for interfaith ministers.


Post # 9
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I believe we’re paying around $600 for our rabbi. 

Post # 10
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

All I have to say is HOLY CRAP!?!?!?!  We are only paying $200 for the Reverend to preform our non-denominational ceremony.

Post # 11
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Desi Bride — wanna e-mail me? We just booked a Rabbi for our interfaith ceremony in NYC in June.  He’s wonderful.  Said it’d be $850 if he didn’t know us, but since he does, he’s doing it for $750.  No car service.  That’s baloney! [email protected]

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