Spiritual Marriage Ceremonies

What is needed more than anything else is role models of a new kind of marriage: expansive, not contractive; spiritual, not rooted in selfish desires. The epic of Rama and Sita is instructive and inspiring, but living examples are needed also. You too can choose to be such an example. Have an inspiring wedding ceremony or vow renewal that captures the essence of marriage and the deep love between two souls.

We have traditional and secular ceremonies that you can choose from, or you may wish to compose your own vows. If you choose to be married by one of our ministers, he or she will work with you to create the wedding ceremony that is perfect for you.

Sample Vows

“Dear Beloved, 
I will be true to you as I pray always to be true to God.
I will love you without condition, as I would be loved by you and as we are ever loved by God.
I will never compete with you; I will cooperate for our own, and for all others’ highest good. 
I will forgive you always, and under all circumstances.
I will respect your right to see truth as you perceive it, and to be guided as you feel deeply within yourself.
May our love grow ever deeper, purer, more expansive, until, in our perfected love, we find the perfect love.”

Our Policy

We are a community dedicated to higher principles and spiritual values. Ananda Retreat is a non-alcoholic, non-smoking, drug free and vegetarian establishment that invites a pure celebration of your spiritual commitment, giving you and your guests the freedom to fully appreciate the sincerity and depth of this sacred ceremony.  Please feel free to contact us regarding any further questions.