Ethical Culture/ Ethical Humanist Ceremonies
Ethical Culture weddings are creative, respecting the individuality of each member of a couple as well as the ethical commitment of marriage.
Ethical Culture baby naming ceremonies introduce a child formally to family, friends, and community, and recognize that child as a unique person of worth and dignity in the larger human family.
Ethical Culture Coming of Age ceremonies celebrate the development of a teenager into adulthood with assistance from mentors from the Ethical Culture community.
Ethical Culture memorials honor the life and individuality of the person who has died, and also honor the grief and feelings of those who remain.
Leaders, as the clergy of Ethical Societies, are authorized under the law to perform weddings. Where professional Leaders are not available, licensed Officiants are available. Officiants have been authorized and trained to perform ceremonies and are authorized under the law to perform weddings. If you have any questions about the authorization of a celebrant, you can contact the AEU office for clarification.
Policies: Availability, Fees
Each Ethical Society has its own policies regarding availability of Leaders and Officiants, the fee amount or range, and other arrangements. Please contact your local Ethical Society or the AEU office to find an available celebrant or inquire about policies.