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Tickets Available! AMM’s Atlanta Wedding Officiant Education & Networking Day

Published Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 2023

Mark your calendars -- American Marriage Ministries is headed to Atlanta, Georgia in April to host our very first officiant education and networking event! 



Update: AMM Events has rebranded! Check out AMM's Officiant Accelerator to learn more, and to purchase tickets to an officiant training seminar near you! 



A few months ago, we sent a newsletter to our ministers asking when and where you’d like us to host a day of face-to-face wedding officiant training and networking. We received votes for New York, Nashville, Orlando, and Los Angeles, and dozens of other amazing cities and towns across the country… but Atlanta was the clear winner! 


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It’s easy to see why wedding officiants love Atlanta – this vibrant, LGBTQ+ friendly southern city boasts more than 30,000 weddings each year, and is home to over 300 wedding venues, and nearly 10 million bars, restaurants, and hotels. (We rounded up there…) It’s a city made for celebrating!  


So drive, fly, or bus your butts there, because we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Tickets are limited, so we recommend you reserve your seat now. All the important details and links to purchase a ticket are included below. 




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Atlanta Wedding Officiant Education

& Networking Day

April • 12 • 2023

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: Hyatt Place Atlanta / Centennial Park / 300 Luckie Street NW 

Click here for location map

Special Guests: Bethel Nathan / Raquel Solomon / Jimmie Berguin / Lewis King

Price: $45*

*Your ticket includes expert speakers and presenters, a break-out session, a lively panel discussion, lunch and refreshments, and an evening networking mixer.



American Marriage Ministries logo, two gold ring intertwined with three blue stars above





Join American Marriage Ministries for a day of learning how to be an impeccable officiant, networking and strategy seminars, and community building for officiants from the greater Atlanta area and beyond. 


We’re a diverse, knowledgeable, and thriving community, and for the first time ever, AMM is bringing our ministers together to create memories and elevate the conversation about what it means to officiate weddings and bring couples together during this important moment in their lives.


Join us on April 12 at the Hyatt Place Atlanta / Centennial Park to learn from experienced officiants and share your own knowledge during breakout sessions and discussion groups.



AMM Speakers for ATL GA Wedding Officiant education and networking, Bethel Nathan, Jimmie Berguin, Lewis King, Tracy Brissom, and Raquel Solomon

Speakers (clockwise from top left): Bethel Nathan; Raquel Solomon; Lewis King; Jimmie Berguin; Tracy Brissom. 


Wedding Officiant Education & Networking Day Speakers


Bethel Nathan : Bethel is a successful business owner and award-winning officiant, and WeddingPro Educator, and she knows how to build and run a successful wedding industry business. Focusing on her ideal couple and having a rave-worthy customer experience, as well as her strong support for marriage equality, Bethel has now married over 1200 couples over the past 14 years and has built up over 450 5-star reviews as Ceremonies by Bethel. Combining her background in both large Wall Street investment banks and small businesses with her experience building her own wedding officiant business, Bethel also enjoys helping other wedding industry businesses grow and prosper as a business coach, industry speaker, and educator under Elevate by Bethel.


Raquel Solomon : After becoming one of the most sough-after wedding officiants in the Northern California region, Raquel began sharing her secret sauce with other officiants, training over 400 ordained ministers across the United States through her Efficient Officiant Workshops. She also specializes in baptisms, vow renewal, pet memorials and has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg Law, The Sacramento News Observer and as a guest on iHeart Radio.


Jimmie Berguin : Jimmie has made a name for himself in the wedding industry and on social media by officiating visually compelling wedding ceremonies that resonate with couples that want something exciting and different. He has also become the face of AMM's recently launched Professional Wedding Officiant Certification course, raising the profile of wedding officiants across the country and promoting best practices.


Tracy Brissom : Tracy is the owner of Savannah Custom Weddings & Elopements and has been a professional officiant since 2014. With her partners and staff, she has personally officiated or overseen the ceremonies of 2,800+ couples in Savannah, Hilton Head Island, and the Atlanta area, including almost 1,000 officiant + photographer packages. Her team is the only Savannah officiant team in The Knot's Hall of Fame. Her work and expertise has been featured in Martha Stewart's Weddings, Offbeat Bride, Glamour, The New York Times & on NPR's All Things Considered.


Lewis King : Lewis is AMM's executive director, and he has spent the last five years helping AMM keep up with its growing community of ministers, growing its outreach and education operations and advocating for ministers across the country.



Hyatt Place Atlanta, photo via Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place Atlanta / Centennial Park : Photo via Hyatt Place



  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration, Coffee, Meet & Greet


  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome Address, Lewis King, AMM Executive Director


  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Long Term Business Success and Happiness in 5 Steps, Bethel Nathan


  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

30-minute breakout session


  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

60-minute networking lunch, served in conference area


  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Specialty vows, rituals, and ceremony management, Raquel Solomon


  • 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Wedding ceremony vows and rituals, demonstration and discussion, Raquel Solomo


  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion, topic TBD


  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee & Refreshments


  • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Speaker TBD


  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Post Seminar Drinks at the Hotel Bar






We can't wait to see you! 




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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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