Esequiel "ZEKE" Rivera

Owner / Operator

Wedding Officiant Zeke

Ordained Wedding Minister for Hire 

Based in Bakersfield California 



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Are you getting married or are wanting to get married soon? You don’t have to travel to Las Vegas to get married and elope. You can hire me... I’m located locally here in Bakersfield California. Wedding planning can be very frustrating. Engaged couples often struggle to find an officiant that gets them. I am a Wedding Officiant for Bakersfield and surrounding towns here in Kern County that gets you. 

I am flexible to perform any kind of wedding ceremony in any wedding location in and around Bakersfield; from a civil ceremony, a non religious wedding to a religious wedding as well as many ceremony additions to create a fully customized ceremony. 

So if you’re looking for “officiants near me” and you happen to want to get married in Bakersfield or somewhere locally, then you should call me.

Once I confirm date and time, I will email you a confirmation email. 

I can use my own pre-written wedding vows or you can write your own wedding vows from scratch. I will perform any sort of wedding ceremony that you want. All I ask is that you let me know before the wedding ceremony. 

If you are looking for wedding ministers to perform a wedding ceremony in Bakersfield or surrounding area in Kern County, give ZEKE RIVERA a call. I am a non-denominational wedding minister and I can officiate your wedding any time and any day of the week.


To secure your date a deposit and signed

Service Contract Agreement is required. 

Wedding Package Includes:

• Personal planning session with the couple

• Unlimited email and phone consultation

• Wedding Procession layout and flow of service

• Customizing of ceremony options

• Pre-written vows, customizing of vows, unity symbols, readings, etc.

• Marriage ceremony within the City Limits of Bakersfield

• Finalization and filing of your marriage license

***Extra Fee to attend Wedding Rehearsal

***Extra Fee to a Travel Outside the City Limits of Bakersfield


Click Box for Wedding Checklist and

Wedding Procession Worksheets


Marriage License Witness Services:

I Can Also Provide A Witness For You To Sign Your 

Marriage License For Additional Fee



I offer a FREE initial consultation; this allows you to determine if our services are what you are looking for in your wedding officiant. In most cases, all follow up questions can be addressed via email, phone or text to myself or to my associates. If an additional consultation is needed, I will meet with you to ensure your wedding ceremony is perfect.



0 to 20 miles

Shafter, Wasco, Arvin and Lamont

21 to 30 miles

Delano, Taft, McFarland, Famoso, Five Dog Range, 

Grapevine and Buttonwillow

31 to 40 miles

Allensworth, Richgrove, Earlimart, Lost Hills, 
Frazier Park and Tehachapi

41 Miles Plus

Traveling Beyond 41 Miles will be 

Charged at $1.50 per mile 


Bakersfield Hospital Bedside 

Wedding Ceremonies

We Are Ordained Ministers and 

Non-Denominational Wedding Officiants:

Unfortunately, sometimes an accident or illness will speed up the wedding process. If you require someone to marry you and your love one, give me a call. We will travel to any hospital, nursing home or hospice facility in the Bakersfield area to marry the two of you. I’ll travel to you and do the proper paperwork and notarize your signatures. And my wedding officiant will conduct a hospital bedside wedding and file the paperwork to the County Clerk’s Office


Want us to attend the Wedding Rehearsal?

I am perfectly happy to do Wedding Rehersals for our couples for an additional fee, but the vast majority of my clients choose to do the rehearsal themselves.

But a wedding rehearsal is deliberately focused on the details of who, what, when and where. In the few days leading up to your wedding your bridal party and immediate family will be filled with a mixture of excitement and confusion; excitement over the upcoming marriage, and confusion about a laundry list of logistical, last minute details. This commonly results in the bridal party being distracted and sometimes fuzzy about the details of their honored roles and duties. That’s why you need a rehearsal, and this is where a seasoned wedding officiant is so helpful. We use the rehearsal time to build relationship with your bridal party. In a lighthearted way we will guide your party and help you focus on what everyone is to do. A well-rehearsed bridal party will help make your wedding ceremony everything you’ve dreamed it would be.


One of few places where I have performed weddings for couples: The Randall House Westchester Hall, Noriega House, Metro Galleries, Bakersfield Art Mesuem, Mill Creek Park, Hart Park, Riverlakes Park and at the Tehachapi Train Loop.

Please send me some basic information about your
wedding and I'll send you a quote:
  • Brides Full Name-
  • Brides Cell Number-
  • Brides Home Address-
  • Brides Email Address-
  • Grooms Full Name-
  • Grooms Cell Number-
  • Grooms Home Address-
  • Grooms Email Address-
  • Date of Wedding-
  • Time of Wedding-
  • Location of Wedding (City and Address: House, Park or Venue)-
  • Do you need Officiant to attend Rehearsal (If Yes: Time, Date, Location)-


I am an Ordained Minister and Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant: 

I can perform civil and non-denominational wedding ceremonies. I can perform Traditional Wedding Ceremonies, Confidential Weddings, Same Sex Marriages and Wedding Ceremonies at Lerdo Kern County Jail. I can custom your ceremony to meet your needs. A Non-Denominational Minister could be a wonderful choice for your union. Quite often, a Non-Denominational minister is well versed in different faiths, and recognizes the importance of a truly spiritual union. I am more open-minded to other beliefs and I can be a valuable asset in planning your wedding. 

Kern County Clerks Website: Marriage License Information

A range of customized ceremonies is offered, including but not limited to: 

  • Civil and Spiritual Marriages
  • Confidential Wedding Ceremonies
  • Non-Denominational Ceremonies 
  • Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies
  • Handfasting Wedding Ceremonies
  • Backyard Weddings
  • In Home Weddings
  • City or County Park Wedding Ceremonies
  • Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Morro Bay or any Beach Weddings (Require Permits)
  • Hot Air Balloon Ceremonies
  • Disneyland Wedding Ceremonies
  • Place-of-Worship-Church Celebrations
  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th Weddings
  • Weddings with Children involved
  • LGBT Wedding Ceremonies
  • Elopements and other Short-Notice Marriages


California Family Code Sections 420-425 CHAPTER 2. SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGE FAMILY


420.  (a) No particular form for the ceremony of marriage is required for solemnization of the marriage, but the parties shall declare, in the presence of the person solemnizing the marriage and necessary witnesses, that they take each other as Spouses.


More Questions about getting Married in Kern County


If you have been Married in the Past:
If either party had been married in the past and the marriage has been terminated within 2 years from the desired day of your ceremony (license issuance), you must provide a certified copy of the documentation regarding termination of your previous marriage:
Dissolution of Marriage Judgement
Notice of Entry of Judgment
Death Certificate if your former spouse passed away
Termination Order for State Registered Domestic Partnership. nondenominational minister could be a wonderful choice for your union. Quite often, a nondenominational minister is well versed in different faiths, and recognizes the importance of a truly spiritual union. I am more open-minded to other beliefs, and be a valuable asset in planning your wedding. I will also perform same-sex marriages with the same enthusiasm as they would a heterosexual marriage.

MARK GUNGOR- "Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage"

Mark Gungor Siminars:








Consider looking through Mark Gungor YouTube videos as a couple. You will learn something about one another and you will be entertained.

All we want is for couples to learn from Mark Gungors experience and teachings.

We will not and do not benefit anything from Mark Gungor books, seminars or Mark Gungor himself.


Forms of payments accepted: Cash, Personal Checks and Major Credit Cards accepted....


(There will be a Credit Card Processing Fee)



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