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Best Wedding Officiants in Boston
2021

Why These Wedding Officiants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Boston Wedding Officiants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Gary Fine Weddings

Gary Fine Weddings brings almost 30 years of experience in officiating weddings to Hanover couples. Clients love the ability for them to incorporate personalized touches, vows, and other meaningful elements to make their ceremony unique and greatly benefit from pre-ceremony counseling as well. Gary Fine is a Justice of the Peace and an ordained non-denominational minister who performs custom as well as traditional ceremonies for same and interfaith couples. Mr. Fine has an interfaith marriage himself and is ordained through the Universal Brotherhood Movement. Brides can find a list of preferred wedding vendors on the company's website to help plan their big day, and officiating services can be requested on short-notice as well. Outside of his wedding ceremony work, Mr. Fine works for a financial services company as a management development corporate trainer.

Hanover, MA 02339

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Justice of the Peace, Alan Jardine Ulrich

Justice of the Peace, Alan Jardine Ulrich brings over 12 years of officiating experience to brides and grooms in Reading. Couples can request custom weddings, secular, civil or religious services, traditional ceremonies, or modern weddings, and the officiant works with each couple to plan and design a memorable day per their beliefs and values. Services are available for same-sex couples, vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies as well. Justice Alan W. Ulrich is Director of the Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association, is a member of Toastmasters, and has been seen on The Knot. Justice Ulrich has also won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2016 and was listed on Boston A-List as one of the Best Wedding Officiants.

Reading, MA 01867

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Justified Love

Justified Love is a wedding officiant service in Quincy. Brides and grooms get to design their very own unique wedding ceremony and can choose from various packages such as the "I Do" Quincy Package, the "I Do" Out of Quincy, the "I Do" Chapel Package at Lydon Chapel, a Sweet & Simple Elopement Package, and the "I Do" Drive-Thru Package in Lydon Chapel's parking lot. Clients can also request a pre-ceremony meeting if not in their package, limo rentals, photographers/videographers, and other options and can find information on marriage license laws as well as a list of other wedding vendors on Justified Love's website. Services are available for civil ceremonies and vow renewals as well, and Roberta Black is a Justice of the Peace and Certified Life Coach.

Quincy, MA 02170

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Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Stoddard H. Melhado

Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Stoddard H. Melhado provides wedding officiating services in Littleton. The officiant seeks to create personalized ceremonies and hopes guests are left with a meaningful and beautiful memory. Justice Melhado previously worked as a high school English teacher and School Counselor for almost 40 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to each ceremony. The group has won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award three times, is GLBT Friendly, was a 2016 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings, and was named a Top Wedding Officiant in Boston by Top 10 Wedding Vendors. Justice Melhado is a member of The Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association and The American Council of Wedding Officiants and also rescues and adopts racing greyhounds.

Littleton, MA 01460

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Maureen Cotton Ceremonies

Maureen Cotton Ceremonies caters to couples located in the state of Massachusetts It would be her honor to be your guide. Her process leads you and your partner inward so that you can articulate the magic of your shared life, values, and vision for the future. We’ll develop a radically present wedding ceremony that no one will ever forget. . Maureen is known for creating a calm environment for intimate ceremonies and authentic documentaries of wedding days. Maureen wants couples will reflect on moments when they have felt an unnamable divine presence, and seek to tap into that on their wedding day.

Beverly, MA 01915

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Rev. Sue

Rev. Sue has been officiating weddings in Rockport for over 20 years. Couples have a fun time creating a personalized ceremony according to their input with guidance and support and are encouraged to receive premarital counseling with the officiant as well. Rev. Sue was a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, obtained her Master of Divinity degree with distinction from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and was ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2011. Rev. Sue has worked with other religions and the LGBT community on an interfaith program while a Roman Catholic Campus Minister at Wellesley College as well and won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award from 2013 through 2016. Brides and grooms can also listen to the reverend's podcast via her website on how to find that perfect officiant.

Rockport, MA 01966

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