Rite of Passage


Kristabeth of Rites of Passage is an inclusive officiant who works with couples to design a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony personalized to them and their love story.

In Their Own Words:

Your wedding day is an opportunity to celebrate your unique relationship. At Rites of Passage, we work with you to design a wedding ceremony personalized to you and your love story.

Kristabeth Atwood, founder of Rites of Passage, has officiated dozens of weddings throughout
New England over the past twenty years, from micro-weddings and elopements to large, formal events. She have experience with a variety of ceremonies, including: religious, interfaith, secular, and spiritual-but-not-religious ceremonies.

Kristabeth loves working with couples who want a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony!

In designing your wedding ceremony, she will get to know unique your values, traditions, and dreams. She will help you choose or write your vows and guide you in selecting readings and rituals to reflect your personal style.

At Rites of Passage, we offer wedding and elopement packages with a focus on creating a one-
of-a-kind ceremony just for you. Our packages include: personal consultations, custom-designed ceremony, draft review, and rehearsal attendance (if applicable).

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: Those little, serendipitous moments that happen during a
wedding ceremony: a special look; a tear; laughter.

Favorite Vermont Activity:  Getting a hot chocolate or a maple creemee (depending on the season) and walking along the waterfront in Burlington.

Dance Floor Request: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” – Queen


On average, couples spend $425 – $725 for officiant services from Rites of Passage, LLC. Custom Wedding Package includes personal consultations, a custom-designed one-of-a-kind ceremony, draft review, and rehearsal attendance (if applicable). Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits: Rites of Passage, Desirae Jean Photography, Winding Roads Photography.

Features on Vermont Weddings

Love Notes

November 11, 2023

We loved working with Kristabeth for our wedding. She is very thorough and makes it easy to schedule meetings via video chat. We love that she took the time to get to know us as a couple and was open to customized ceremony requests. She is very kind and welcoming. All in all, everything went very smoothly and we are glad she was a part of our wedding day.

Melina Siobhan
August 16, 2023

Being a second marriage for both of us, we wanted a very intimate and unique wedding experience, which Kristabeth so masterfully provided for us! I remember our first meeting with her, she asked, what do you want to remember about the ceremony years from now? That guided every other piece of the planning. Getting married on our favorite beach with our personal story shared was so meaningful. We created the script so it was exactly what we wanted. And, yes, when I think back now on that day, what I wanted to remember from it IS what I remember. We were both incredibly happy with the whole experience!

Ken Andrea C
May 29, 2023

We were looking for a simple elopement ceremony and Kristabeth put together a beautiful personalized ceremony while keeping it simple like we wanted. She provided a lot of resources and met with us several times, via video chat, to make sure everything was the way we wanted it.

Kristi M. Justin C.
December 30, 2022

We booked Kristabeth for our October wedding. Being that we live out of state, Kristabeth made it very easy to plan via video chat. She spent months getting to know us and made us very comfortable on our wedding day. She tailored our ceremony perfectly to our personalities and relationship. We were extremely happy with what she was able to create and made for a wonderful event!

Carli Phillips