Marriage of deep love brings profound transformation like the emergence
of the butterfly.  Fly as one into your new life together
spreading beauty and joy wherever you go.


Welcome, congratulations and thanks for stopping by All Faith Ministry.


If you are looking for a short, sweet, beautiful and basic wedding in Roanoke, Virginia for a fee starting at $150.00, you have found the right officiant. This may be especially helpful for some since Virginia does not have a Justice of the Peace system.

Judy Sutton
Virginian Photography

About our place: We can accommodate eight people, max, and in good weather we have a beautiful private spot among the trees with mountain views, just lovely in a landscape of natural beauty and simplicity.

Marriage is sacred. It is the bond of deep love and connection, loyal companionship, a lifetime of sharing dreams, and the big and little moments that are the real stuff of life. We will create sacred space for you as you come into this bond for your new beginning together.

About the two of you
, there is something rich and meaningful that draws you to each other. My ceremony will be tailored to your needs whether they are religious, secular or anything in between. If you have special vows, poems or prayers you would like to include, those would be welcome, too. We will make this special time relevant in ways that honor who you are as individuals and as a couple.

So…if you are being spontaneous and want to get married today, and you have your license and fee, we are all set.


Or you can make an appointment for a future time. On rare occasions I will visit another site in Roanoke and that price will change accordingly. So let me know what you are looking for and we'll have that conversation.


Bio: Since I am now semi-retired I thought I'd show some weddings I've done in the recent past just so you can get a sense of who I am. Visit my old site.


My journey has led me to Interfaith Ministry, which honors diversity and the celebration of the human experience, and I am profoundly aware of the enormous potential that living in love creates.


I was ordained on June tenth 2004 as an Interfaith Minister by The New Seminary at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City. My practice is now limited to Roanoke.

So a heartfelt congratulations on your decision to marry and please call me when you're ready.


In celebration of you both,
Rev. Frances Curtis Barnhart

Contact Rev. Barnhart

Weddings, Wedding VenuesShenandoah All Faith Ministry, Best Wedding Officiants in Richmond - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner


  "We feel so fortunate to have found you when searching for someone to perform our wedding ceremony.  You are such a kind and genuine person.  You really had a way of making us feel at ease.  You took the time to make sure everything was perfect and that meant so much to both of us.  The ceremony was beautiful, intimate and so special to us.  It was the most perfect day and the most perfect ceremony.  
Thank you so much for everything!"

Thank you very much for officiating our wedding! It has been a pleasure working with you and
we are so grateful for your advice and guidance as we take this next big step in our lives.
From the heart, Lisa and Dave


The wedding ceremony you performed for us was just beautiful – much more then we ever could have imagined.

We felt as if you had known us our entire lives and knew just what would make our day memorable.

God bless you as you bless other couples in their union.  

Love, Charlie and Louann


Dear Frances, Thank you for the unforgettable ceremony.
We are leaving for Istanbul tomorrow !
Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, Eda

Cory & Rachel


Thank you so much for everything. The ceremony was beautiful
and was much more than either of us expected. Everyone complimented us on how sweet and intimate the ceremony was.
It is already a much treasured memory.

Cory & Rachel

Jaime, Johnnie, Breanna, and BJ 
  A Vow Renewal Ceremony Celebrating Ten Years of Marriage
You are such a blessing to us! We sincerely appreciated everything you were able to do. We could not have asked for a better ceremony or a more wonderful memory to cherish for the rest of our lifetimes! You are such a wonderful and sweet lady and we deeply appreciate you and hold you dear to our hearts!
Jaime, Johnnie, Breanna, and BJ 
Irena and Jake

Having a wedding officiated by Reverend Barnhart was one of the most unique and amazing experiences we could have had. She prepared a very personal and intimate ceremony that was perfectly set in nature. As she spoke, the ceremony blossomed into a serene moment of love and happiness, and in the backdrop all you could hear was the rustling of nature. Thank you for this wedding ceremony, we will never forget your kindness. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Irena and Jake


We wanted to thank you again for marrying us today. It meant the world to us. We both had a feeling that Reverend Frances Barnhart would be the right person to conduct our ceremony even before we met her in person. Thank you, Reverend Barnhart, for your warm approach and for helping to make the day of our ceremony very special.

Dmitriy and Viktoria
photo by Patricia Garnett
Nicky and Phil


I wanted to be sure to send a 'Big Thank You' on behalf of our family for the beautiful ceremony you performed for our daughter Nicky and her new husband Phil on the 4th of July. The ceremony: your words, your presence, your positive energy brought  beauty to us all.  The moment you walked thru the door and started giving hugs, I knew we were the lucky ones. We feel very  grateful that we found you and that you were able to be with us on our very special day.
We wouldn't change a moment.
Fondly, Carol and Don

Randy and Rachelle

Our wedding day turned out more perfect than we could've imagined.

Rev. Frances Barnhart planned a beautiful ceremony that really highlighted

the people that we are individually and the people we are as a couple; it was very special.

Our first month of wedded bliss has just flown by, but we still have fun

talking about our special day.  Thank you!

Randy and Rachelle
Amanda and Codie

Thank you again for making our wedding day so special!
The ceremony was so beautiful.
Amanda and Codie

Diane and Mike

I want to thank you again for making May 8th a truly wonderful

experience for Mike and me.  We are so glad to have renewed our vows

to one another and feel closer in our relationship for doing so.
Diane and Mike

Kelly and Steve
Linda and Roger

Julia and Marwan