Cecilia Penner, B.Sc.,(MCMaster). B.Ed. (Queens).

As an Appointed Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church, I now reside in Victoria. I serve both south Vancouver Island, and the Gulf Islands. Prior to the ministry I was in the teaching profession. I’m excited to officiate over this important day in your life! I have witnessed many milestones, the most memorable and poignant being wedding ceremonies. I embrace all manner of legal ceremonies with joy and total inclusion. I am an experienced public speaker, comfortable with all sizes of groups and venues, and any variety of bridal party (including pets). I am committed to making your ceremony meaningful and authentic. In my personal life, I enjoy fiber arts, voice-over pursuits and my silly parrot.

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Areas served

Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, Cobble Hill, Colwood, East Sooke, Esquimalt, Highlands, Langford, Malahat, Metchosin, Mill Bay, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Point No Point, Shawnigan Lake, Shirley, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria, View Royal.


Paris & Jamie
Cecilia Penner was an amazing officiant. We are a young couple who went through a long year of people telling us “marriage is hard... marriage is work... marriage is NO FUN!” But right away she saw the love my now husband and I shared and understood what we needed right away. We wanted a quick ceremony and it was just that! She was personable, with a great sense of humour, and could really relate. We were going in blind with the wedding planning, and she was very understanding. I would recommend Cecilia to anybody, anyway, anywhere! Paris & Jamie Oct 2018
Matthew & Allyson
Cecilia Penner was amazing. She was available last minute the morning of the rehearsal and she said she would be happy to fill in. With less than a day's notice, she lead the rehearsal and the ceremony with such amazing poise and grace that I knew the universe had done me a favor by putting us in her hands. She saved my nerves and our wedding in my eyes. I will be forever grateful to her and the love she showed us on our special day. Matthew & Allyson Oct 2018
Natalie & Lisa
Cecilia Penner presided over our wedding and made an exceptional impression on both of us, as well as our guests. From the outset she exuded a warmth and welcome that made it easy to share with her our desires for the day. She took the time to help us include intimate details about our life and relationship within the script for our ceremony. At no point did it feel like Cecilia was simply doing her job, instead it was clear that she aimed to play a memorable part in our celebrations. By far, what sets her apart is her eloquence and ability to design and deliver memorable remarks throughout the ceremony. I cannot imagine our wedding without her, and am confident that others will have a similar experience. Natalie & Lisa Sept 2018
Natalie & Lisa
Diane & Steve
Cecilia Penner is such a wonderful lady who was absolutely suited for us. She went above and beyond our expectations. We appreciate Cecilia in are long overdue love of 16 years together. She shared in our beautiful, romantic and powerful,emotional love, with her sincerity, excitement and laughter along with us. We are so happy to have you officiate us. Thank you for celebrating our love for an eternity. Hugs to you. Love,
Craig & Rosalynde
Cecilia Penner was amazing every step of the way. thank you so much Cecilia ! Craig & Rosalynde May 2019
Kevin & Hwisoo
We were so very glad to have Cecilia Penner as our Wedding Officiant. Prior to contacting Cecelia, we had very little idea or comfort with planning the ceremony. Cecelia was helpful, understanding, and gave us many ideas to consider for the procession and ceremony. She helped us assemble a beautiful ceremony. With Cecelia, the ceremony proceeded as smoothly as we could have imagined. From the very beginning, she took care of the details for us, and we were able to focus on other aspects of our wedding. Kevin & Hwisoo June 2019
Kevin & Hwisoo
Greg & Shirley
Cecilia Penner was wonderful and made our day to relaxing, she is a wonderful lady and so professional everyone loves her. Thank you Cecilia for making our day the best! Greg & Shirley August 2019
Jean-Luc & Sheri
Cecilia Penner was excellent. Very nice person and very helpful with information. Thank you for helping make our day perfect. Jean-Luc & Sheri August 2019
James & Emma
Cecilia Penner was a pleasure to work with. She made us feel very comfortable and supported and helped us craft a ceremony that reflected our relationship perfectly. She was warm while also being very professional. We can't recommend her enough. James & Emma May 2019
James  & Emma