Rev. Steve Horn, M.Div., D.Min.

Experienced Destination Wedding Minister For Christian or Non-Religious (Civil) Ceremonies

Ordained and Licensed

My Services

  • I come to any location you choose including (but not limited to) Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fairhope, Fort Morgan, Perdido Key or Johnson Beach. (Sorry, I do not travel to Dauphin Island.)  
  • I officiate weddings on the beach and in churches, homes and special venues all over south Alabama and Northwest Florida. 
  • I am an ordained, licensed professional Minister/Officiant with 30+ years of pastoral experience. (Not purchased online!) 
  • I am authorized to solemnize marriages in all states.  
  • I perform your choice of a Christian or Non-Religious ceremony which you are welcome to customize, including readings, vows and unity ceremonies (sand, candle, knot, etc.) 
  • I offer unlimited email/text/phone consultation and recommendations for wedding locations. 
  • I'm happy to obtain a State of Alabama Beach Wedding Permit for you if one is required. (The state charges $50.) 
  • I sign and return your marriage license afterward.  
  • I offer help getting a certified copy of your marriage license from Baldwin County. (I provide an "in-county" check so you won't have to purchase a money order.) 
  • I'm happy to put you in contact with professional photographers, arbor and chair rental companies, florists and other vendors. 
  • You may have free use of my Bluetooth portable speaker and/or unity ceremony table. 
  • I would be happy to take a few pictures for you with your camera after the ceremony. 

Christian couples please note: I understand that most people are cautious about the religious style of a destination minister. Many people of religious faith choose non-religious weddings because they are afraid the destination minister will be "too much" or inflexible. I choose to be low-key and totally non-denominational. Over the years, Christian couples have noted their appreciation that my Christian ceremonies are faithful but not overwhelming.


Non-Religious couples please note: I understand the need for non-religious, civil ceremonies. I respect everyone's right and honor your point of view. I'm happy to help.        

About Steve

 Welcome to my little website! 

I believe it is important for you to know a little about the person you ask to officiate your wedding. 

I have been a Pastor and Wedding Officiant since 1985. I am now retired from pastoral ministry and do this because I love being able to help people who are looking for a sweet, meaningful, legal and affordable ceremony without any of the typical headaches. 


I believe your wedding ceremony, the most important ceremony of your life, should be handled by someone with experience, tact, compassion, a sense of humor and an above average understanding of romance. (But, since my sweet wife isn't available, you'll just have to ask me.) 

I didn't just sit down at my computer and join a website to become a minister or marriage officiant. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies (Comparative Religion) from The University of Alabama. My theological training was in residence at Lexington Theological Seminary, where I received the Master of Divinity degree. I went on to earn the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation, through whom I attended Springhill College (Jesuit) and Foundation Fellowship at Christ Church College, Oxford University, England. 

I was traditionally ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), have performed well over 2,000 wedding ceremonies and still look forward to every one!

Even so, all the degrees and experience in the world don't mean anything if the minister officiating your wedding isn't easy to work with. My only goal is to help you realize your dream ceremony and be helpful to you rather than a burden. I am dedicated to your wishes and have the years of experience necessary to make your wedding ceremony the one you have always dreamed of. 


Please take a moment to read our reviews on Wedding Wire. The link is provided below.


Contact Information:

Gulf Coast's "First Choice" Wedding Minister

Call or TEXT me at 251-709-5007

I can tell you if I'm available within just a few minutes.
​Please do not send a deposit until you find out if I am available! 


Bama Weddings Bamaweddings@gmail.com

Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

(251) 709-5007


Telephone contact: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Daily 

Weddings: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Daily

Deposit and Fees

Total Cost: $140 

$50 deposit due at time of booking (See button below).

$90 fee due at the ceremony (Cash or credit).

Rehearsals are optional. I am happy to come to your location and lead a rehearsal, but I'm rarely necessary!

 The rehearsal fee is $80