Marriage Officiant Fee

NYC wedding officiant
Two grooms celebrate their wedding in a NY Broadway Theater!

Special thanks to the amazing Katie Goulah for sharing these images of two grooms whose ceremony I officiated and she photographed in a Broadway theater.

Participating in ceremonies is a genuine pleasure and privilege. I happily officiate intimate family gatherings, true elopements in which a kind stranger is the sole witness, and larger wedding celebrations with over one hundred guests. I perform marriage ceremonies in parks, gardens, landmarks, hotels, historic sites, waterfronts, restaurants, private homes, lofts, and reception halls. Yet, in our world, accomplishing any service at a professional, full-time level necessitates a means to shelter oneself.

My honorarium is $350. As always, the honorarium is “flat,” and I do not add any fees for miscellaneous stuff. I officiate weddings in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Hudson Valley, and elsewhere in New York. Pick a place, let me know, and I’ll be there without micro-managing the fee.

My standard wedding officiant services naturally include unlimited phone and e-mail correspondence; ideas for vows; ideas for readings; the option of a personal prelude as a “sweet surprise”; if desired, the inclusion of special rites; my transit costs; the performance of your marriage service (strictly civil or spiritual); a friendly human with lots of officiating experience; and, of course, the prompt and proper filing of your marriage license.

Please e-mail me (Judie) through with any questions and logistics to check availability. To schedule your ceremony, I will need both your names, confirmation of the place, date, and time, as well as your ceremony preferences.

After requesting officiant information, couples most commonly inquire about referrals for photographers. Here are a few excellent options: Photo Pink, Sascha Reinking (English/German), De Nueva Photography (English/Spanish), Kimberly Coccagnia, Kamila Harris, Amber Marlow, Kristy May, Laura Boyd, Alicia Swedenborg (English/Swedish), Eager Hearts Photography, Kelly Prizel, Jasmine Photo, and Jon Lemon.

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