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Why These Wedding Officiants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored wedding officiants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding officiants in New York, NY.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Ceremonies by Nancy

As the owner and officiant of Ceremonies by Nancy, in College Point, licensed wedding officiant Nancy Vargas performs same-sex and traditional marriages throughout the NYC Metro area. Whether the ceremony is big or small, Ms. Vargas can customize her services to match the occasion.

College Point, NY(718) 746-1248

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Clergy on Call Ministries

Clergy on Call Ministries, in New York City, is a local officiant service led by Pastor Bill Britton. Mr. Britton, who became an ordained minister in the eighties, after that served for two decades as a full-time pastor. Then he received a Master's in Divinity and another in Theology from the Western Seminary in Portland. Mr. Britton conducts non-denominational Christian weddings and funerals. He is also available to oversee non-religious services.

New York, NY(516) 242-3721

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Common Ground Ceremonies

Common Ground Ceremonies is the wedding officiant service independently owned and operated by Reverend Samora Smith, a licensed officiant. Ms. Smith has won numerous "Best of Weddings" honors from The Knot and multiple "Couples' Choice Awards" from the rating website WeddingWire. In 2008, after training at the locally-based New Seminary of Interfaith Studies, she became an ordained Interfaith Minister.

New York, NY(646) 709-2090

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Engle Heart

Engle Heart, based in New York City, is a small business owned and lead by Rev. Mary-Rose Engle. Ms. Engle serves as a wedding officiant as well as a spiritual counselor for local couples. Ms. Engle has won numerous "Couples' Choice Awards" from WeddingWire and "Best of Weddings" honors from The Knot. She is listed as a preferred vendor on Gay Weddings, indicating a history of inclusivity.

New York, NY(646) 872-6085

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Illuminating Ceremonies

As the owner and operator of Illuminating Ceremonies, in New York City, Christopher Shelley serves as a wedding officiant and life-cycle celebrant for marrying couples in and around the city. In addition to being available statewide, Mr. Shelley is licensed to perform ceremonies in New Jersey, Ohio, and Kentucky, among other states. He became a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant in 2012, at the conclusion of his studies at the Celebrant Foundation & Institute. Mr. Shelly excels at writing and public speaking, making him a strong choice for clients looking to customize their wedding ceremony.

New York, NY(718) 222-0110

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Interfaith Reverend

Interfaith Reverend, based in New Hyde Park, is an NYC Metro officiant. Rev. Jerra Juliano is a registered officiant and ordained Interfaith Minister. She is available for free initial consultations, and because she keeps her list of clientele relatively small, Ms. Juliano has the time and energy to carefully craft a memorable wedding ceremony.

New Hyde Park, NY(516) 426-2700

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Jeddah Vailakis

Jeddah Vailakis, based in New York City, weds couples throughout the boroughs and the surrounding areas. Ms. Vailakis began officiating ceremonies in 2002 when her then-mentor asked her to take on a wedding with over 350 guests. Ms. Vailakis revels in telling stories about how couples met and fell in love, and, on the day of the ceremony, she specializes in helping couples relax and be actually present for the experience.

New York, NY(917) 319-9303

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Modern Ceremonies

Modern Ceremonies is an independent company owned and led by Ossining-based wedding officiant Dorothy Muson. Ms. Muson, who has been ordained in the Humanist tradition, provides non-denominational wedding and vow renewal service options. She is a member of the American Association of Wedding Officiants and has over 25 years of experience in public speaking. She performs ceremonies for all couples who meet the legal requirements for marriage within the jurisdiction, including same-sex couples.

Ossining, NY(914) 941-1616

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New York Marriages

New York Marriages is a Huntington-based network of licensed wedding officiants. The team has presided over weddings big and small, of varying faiths (including secular), traditional and not. The team at New York Marriages can officiate ceremonies at venues throughout New York City, and, if clients would like, they can even perform the ceremony at home.

Huntington, NY(917) 755-8217

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Officiant NYC

Officiant NYC is a New York team of wedding officiants that has overseen the weddings of more than 700 couples. Each member of the staff is an ordained interfaith minister. Officiants Kim Worley, Suanne Bonan, Mirelle Eid, Caitlin Northcote, Sarah Smart, Rebecca Sands, and Annette Polovin come from a variety of professional backgrounds, from acting and public speaking to faith-based community service.

New York, NY(347) 268-1331

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One Heart Ceremonies

One Heart Ceremonies, in New York, is a team of ordained wedding officiators, interfaith ministers, and ceremony consultants. The business, which has one office in NYC and another in Rockland, operates throughout the Tri-State Region, across the U.S., and all over the world. Every single year from 2011 to 2016, One Heart Ceremonies has won the"Best of Weddings Award" from The Knot and the "Couples' Choice Award" from WeddingWire. Each of the company's two officiants has more than a quarter-century of experience.

New York, NY(212) 427-4864

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Our Wedding Officiant, NYC

Our Wedding Officiant, NYC is based in New York City and run by Peter Boruchowitz, a registered wedding officiant, an ordained clergyman, and a secular celebrant. Because of these multiple certifications, Mr. Boruchowitz is available for a broad array of ceremonies, no matter the faith of the couple being wed. As a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner, Mr. Boruchowitz specializes in putting his clients at ease, a skill that comes in handy at weddings.

New York, NY(917) 523-1438

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Rev. Annie Lawrence

Rev. Annie Lawrence is a wedding officiant in New York, available throughout the city and the surrounding areas. Since beginning her career as an ordained Interfaith Minister, she has officiated more than 1,000 ceremonies, including traditional ceremonies as well as such alternative varieties as civil, spiritual, secular, and humanist. She has married couples all across the U.S. and, indeed, has officiated weddings across the world, in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Germany, France, and Sweden.

New York, NY(917) 620-6307

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Shauna Kanter

Shauna Kanter, headquartered in New York City, is a non-denominational minister who has married hundreds of couples throughout her career, which spans over nine years. Ms. Kanter has won multiple "Couples' Choice Awards" from the rating website WeddingWire, and she has received certification from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute.

New York, NY(917) 494-6273

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Tullis McCall

Tullis McCall is a New York wedding celebrant, who is available for weddings big and small, customized to the couple's specifications. Ms. McCall sees her role as collaborating with the couple to design the perfect ceremony, and additionally, to ease nerves on the big day. In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Ms. McCall received "Couples' Choice Awards" from the rating website WeddingWire.

New York, NY(917) 318-8943

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Wedding Solution

Wedding Solution is a New York wedding officiant service operating mainly in Manhattan but also delivering its services throughout the city as well as its suburbs. Packages begin at $1,200, which includes helping couples obtain a marriage license, as well as guiding them through any requisite paperwork and customizing the ceremony to their exact specifications.

New York, NY(646) 592-0125

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Wedding Your Way New York

Wedding Your Way New York is a New York City-based wedding network of wedding officiants, providing affordable and customizable ceremonies throughout the area. The team consists of several Humanist Celebrants, all authorized by the Humanist Society to oversee weddings in any of the five boroughs. Since 1996, the staff has provided traditional, contemporary, and multicultural options, and it prides itself on inclusivity, offering its services to same-sex couples.

New York, NY(914) 588-5284

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Weddings by Bettina

As the owner and operator of Weddings by Bettina, Bettina Yiannakourou oversees ceremonies for couples throughout New York and its suburbs. Although now a proud American citizen, Ms. Yiannakourou was born in Greece and raised in Australia. In Australia, she lived with a stepfather who was a Celebrant, giving her insight into the art of officiating non-denominational weddings.

New York, NY(646) 620-6131

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Weddings by Larissa

Weddings by Larissa is a Queens Villa business handling ceremonies in New York City and other nearby cities. A certified Life-Cycle Wedding Celebrant, Larissa is available for services throughout the New York City tri-state area, and she has worked with numerous same-sex couples. She has received the "Couples' Choice" honor from WeddingWire, and, as a writer, excels at the speechwriting that goes into successfully officiating wedding ceremonies.

Queens Village, NY(917) 607-3147

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Weddings by Sarah Ritchie

Weddings by Sarah Ritchie, in New York City, provides officiating services to marrying couples throughout the boroughs, and beyond. Because she comes from a writing background, Ms. Ritchie excels particularly at crafting memorable ceremonies, customized according to the couple's needs and their individual story. Ms. Ritchie is a non-denominational minister with multiple certifications from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, where she serves as a faculty member.

New York, NY(917) 282-6562

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