Best Wedding Officiants in New York City

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.

Read more about our selection process

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


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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