"Your wedding day is like no other.
It’s an occasion that stands out forever.
It’s a time for creating everlasting memories."
-Rev. Derek Kiewatt

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Your Wedding is About You

I know you’re unlike any other couple I’ve worked with. I’m excited to get to know you and your fiancé, and to help you create a ceremony that reflects your unique personalities.

You want to create an experience for yourselves and your guests that will be remembered for a lifetime. If that describes you, I want to meet and get to know you.

You can text, email or call me at any point during the planning process. I will also be available to meet via Skype or in person. That’s how we can create a beautiful, personalized ceremony that tells your story.

A note on Premarital Counseling:
I love offering premarital counseling. It’s not only helpful for you in getting to understand one another on a deeper level. It also helps me know you better and create the most personalized ceremony possible. You will learn skills that enrich your relationship and provide useful insights to also improve communication with others.

About Me

Rev. Derek in LibraryI’m Rev. Derek Kiewatt. Over the years, I’ve performed unique and memorable ceremonies for hundreds of couples. Even after all that time, and so many wonderful couples, I’m still excited about officiating and love being part of this very special moment in people’s lives.

My clients have said I’ve found the perfect balance of warmth, relevance, humor, and professionalism. The weddings I help create reflect the beauty and romance of the occasion, while being light-hearted and meaningful.

People tell me my varied life experiences, including time spent as a chaplain, broadcaster, and brushes with death, have shaped me as a person and contribute uniquely to my services.

I’m a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Harvard Divinity School. I’m an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister. I’ve served congregations from New England to California. I’m currently licensed to perform weddings in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California. I now focus exclusively on weddings and premarital counseling.


You’ll get the peace of mind that comes with hiring a true professional with a perfect track record. Your ceremony will be personal, memorable, and enjoyable for you and your guests. You deserve nothing less from me than a five-star experience.

Ceremony: $300
You’ll have my personal assistance before, during, and after the wedding.
*If your wedding is very small (two witnesses and 10 or fewer guests), please inquire about special pricing.

Rehearsal: $100
You’ll receive information for planning the rehearsal. I will personally conduct it and guide your wedding party and family members, making sure everything is just right for the ceremony.

Travel: Outside the Twin Cities metro area
A reasonable mileage charge will be included. If overnight accommodations may be required, please ask for details. There is no travel fee for the Twin Cities metro area.

Premarital Counseling: $250
Many couples want to increase the success of their marriage through Premarital Counseling. I prefer to call it “Premarital Coaching.” The focus is on communication and problem-solving. Even couples who’ve been together more than 10 years have said it improved their relationships. Completing the sessions qualifies you for a considerably reduced fee for your Minnesota marriage license.

Contact me to check availability for your date. I do book out early, especially for popular summer dates.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
I'll do my best to respond as quickly as possible.

Rev. Derek Kiewatt
Minneapolis, MN

Call or text: 952.210.7575

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Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the very best and hope you’ll find exactly the right person to help you celebrate this wonderful event.