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Gretchen Abernathy is an ordained non-denominational minister who has performed over 1,800 wedding ceremonies that range from intimate informal bride and groom events, to enormous six digit spectaculars. Gretchen has performed ceremonies on skis, horses, and in the Blue River; at favored Summit County venues Ten Mile Station, The Lodge and Spa and Mountain Thunder Lodge, as well as at Paragon Lodging private homes and condos.
Gretchen will dress to compliment the bridal party, but she prefers to wear her trademark cowboy boots in the summer. She is also Summit County’s official calligrapher, so your marriage license will be a keepsake document.
Depending on planning, location and the size of your wedding party prices vary. You can contact Gretchen by phone or email on the contact page.

* same sex couples welcome

“Weddings in virtually any location”


Gretchen performs weddings in various locations around Summit County.

Over 1,800 ceremonies

Gretchen has been the minister for a variety of weddings. With the largest wedding including 17 bridesmaids.


Gretchen is not restricted to any particular or specific religious denomination.


Gretchen will use her own ceremony or one that you provide. Insuring that your wedding is unique to you.


Gretchen is Summit County's Official Calligrapher.


Gretchen will make sure she fits in with your wedding theme. Cowgirl boots, skis, you name it.


Every wedding is different, so prices vary. Contact Gretchen for pricing information.


Gretchen will work with you on a professional level. Delivering an outstanding wedding.