Laurels

Best Wedding
Officiants in New
York City
2021

Why These Wedding Officiants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New York City 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.

Alice Soloway Weddings

Alice Soloway Weddings is a Brooklyn-based wedding officiant and celebrant with over 10 years of experience serving couples in NYC, Westchester, and the Hudson Valley. Alice Soloway is a native New Yorker and Certified Life Cycle Celebrant, trained by the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. Ms. Soloway can coordinate and write the script for many forms of weddings, from simple ceremonies and elopements to lavish and unique occasions. Services also include script design consultations for weddings officiated by friends or family.

Brooklyn, NY 11226

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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 11356

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Ceremony of a Lifetime - Tullis McCall

Ceremony of a Lifetime - 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 10027

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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 11563

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Eloping is Fun

Located in Brooklyn, New York City, Eloping Is Fun is a wedding officiant company serving couples who want to elope within NYC. Typical locations include the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, and the Roosevelt Island tram. Packages include Get Married Anywhere, which is popular with couples who want photos in a few locations. It includes three hours of photography and a written ceremony. A standard one location package and videography is also available.

38 Covert St
Brooklyn, NY 11207

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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 10017

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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 10019

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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 10016

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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 10562

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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 11743

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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 10128

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Pronto Wedding, L.L.C.

Wedding Officiant Business that provides officiant services in New Jersey and New York City. Streaming of the ceremony LIVE is a special bonus on LIVESTREAM for all clients.

34 Bergen Ridge Road
North Bergen, NJ 07047

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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 10280

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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 10009

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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 10185

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