"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

Over 100 Five Star Reviews

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Your Wedding is About You

Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. I’d like to help you create a ceremony that reflects your unique personalities, 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'll 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 Education:
I love offering premarital education – or premarital coaching, as I prefer to call it. It’s helpful for you in getting to understand one another on a deeper level. You’ll learn skills that enrich your relationship and gain insights to also improve your communication with others. You’ll also get a reduced fee on your marriage license in Minnesota.

About Me

Rev. Derek in LibraryI’m Rev. Derek Kiewatt. I’ve performed unique and memorable ceremonies for hundreds of couples. I’m still excited about officiating and love being part of this very special moment in people’s lives.

The weddings I help create reflect the beauty and romance of the occasion, while being light-hearted and meaningful. My relaxed, down-to-earth approach and sense of humor contribute to my services, as well.

I’m a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Harvard Divinity School. I’m an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister. I now focus exclusively on weddings and premarital counseling.


You’ll be working with a true professional with a perfect track record. You deserve nothing less from me than a five-star experience. My 125+ online reviews reflect that.

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'll 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 Education: $250
Many couples want to increase the success of their marriage through Premarital Education/Coaching. The focus is on communication and problem-solving. Even couples who’ve been together many years have said it improved their relationships. Completing the program qualifies you for a reduced fee for your Minnesota marriage license.

Please contact me to check availability for your date. Dates fill up quickly, especially during the summer.


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.