Preacher to Go

Carol Schleich, Ordained Minister
Licensed in the State of Ohio


Celebrating the beauty of nature and all of God's blessings


Your Wedding - Your Way
I am a licensed, ordained non-denominational minister as well as a certified paralegal. If you reside outside the state of Ohio, but wish to marry in Ohio, I will contact the probate court in the county in which you plan to wed to make sure your marriage will be legal. Generally, this is a simple matter. Non-Ohio residents must marry in the same county where they obtain their marriage license. Ohio residents (or either the bride or groom living in the state) may marry in any county within the state of Ohio.
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I work with any budget.

Elopement Special

I will marry you anywhere where you have a legal right or permission to be, as long as you have a valid marriage license. If you would prefer, you can marry in my lane, which is located in the country in Fairfield County, at no extra charge. There is also a gorgeous covered bridge in the area.

Topiary Park

I will also unite you in a commitment ceremony, again anywhere you have a legal right or permission to be. If you would prefer, you can state your vows in my lane, which is located in the country in Fairfield County, at no extra charge. There are many reasons why couples cannot or do not wish legal marriages but do want to state their commitments to each other. (I do not ask personal questions.)

Each ceremony personalized to your wishes

I wear a black dress and high heels unless you have another color preference

Rehearsals are seldom necessary, and can be performed the day of the wedding

My weddings range from very formal to outdoor. Mansions, Franklin Park Conservatory, private clubs, covered bridges, gazebos, churches, backyards, living rooms, prisons, museums, conservatories, baseball diamonds, the shores of Buckeye Lake, city parks, ponds, art museums, Ash Cave, chapels, OSU stadium, locks from Ohio's canal days, lodges, golf courses, and the Topiary Garden are all locations where I've officiated. Once I married an eloping couple by the headlights of our cars in a Meijer parking lot!

Although I am a non-denominational minister, we can write inter-denominational vows

Civil vows also available

Counseling of individuals above the age of consent is not necessary

Pastrol counseling available for under-age brides and grooms as required by law

Planning via email and/or phone

Confidentiality guaranteed!

Free copy of keepsake vows when you request them

Will officiate at weddings on holidays and holiday week-ends

Casual, yet romantic, ceremonies - as stressfree as a wedding can be!

Yes, your dog is welcome at your wedding!

Rose Garden at Inniswood

Weddings at your location - home and outdoor settings, such as Columbus parks and recreation, Ohio state parks lakes, the Hocking Hills, Rising Park , Franklin Park Conservatory, Wagnalls Memorial and back yards

Christian or civil weddings at cemetaries (in the Victorian era they were considered parks). Call Green Lawn Cemetery for availability.

Are you members of a re-enactment Group? You could be married in your dress uniform.

Currently booking weddings through 2012

Last minute weddings welcome, depending on my schedule

Non-judgmental, non-denominational

Your choice of wedding vows , including civil, non-denominational Protestant, Catholic or Jewish or "write your own"

Digital pictures (candid shots; stills; I am not a professional photographer) included with every elopement if desired

Native American, Catholic, Jewish and Irish blessings available with any ceremony

Hindu Marriage or Muslim Marriage Poem available with any ceremony

Personalize your wedding with Wedding Customs from around the world.


Unity Candles

Unity Sand

Tips for a beautiful, inexpensive wedding

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wedding videography

Matthew 19:6 - So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.

Ordained minister Carol Schleich hosted an hour show of inspirational readings for the visually impaired for five years. She is the youngest child of the late Rev. Ray Paul Alspaugh.