Now that you’re engaged and beginning to plan for your wedding, you may be feeling somewhat overwhelmed with everything you need to do.

It’s perfectly natural to feel this way with the sheer amount of items to check off your list. When choosing an officiant, you should begin by deciding what type of ceremony you’d like – whether it’s religious, non-religious, civil, or cultural.

Here are the top 10 wedding officiants in New York to help you ease that overwhelming feeling and find someone who perfectly fits into your vision.

Peter Boruchowitz has two decades of experience as an ordained minister, secular celebrant, and registered wedding officiant. He enjoys creating ceremonies that showcase who you are and your love for each other. Peter has a background in the theatre, which allows him to feel at ease in front of small or large groups. He’s experienced with all cultural backgrounds and is happy to perform the ceremony of your choice. Peter will be there for you throughout the planning process and on your wedding day to ensure you’re getting everything you hoped for. 

Officiant Style: Religious, Non-Religious, Cultural, Professional, and Ordained

Price: $750

Address: 300 West 23rd St, New York, NY

Phone:  (917) 523-1438

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Wedding Officiant : Peter Boruchowitz

Gerald Fierst is an exquisite choice if you’re searching for an officiant with experience in all types of ceremonies. Gerald is a Civil Celebrant and Interfaith Minister who’s officiated hundreds of weddings in New York and New Jersey. He will personalize your wedding ceremony to include traditions from your culture or religion and perform civil weddings without those aspects if you choose. Clients praise Gerald for his open-mindedness, creativeness, professionalism, and fun-loving nature. Gerald has a way with words and storytelling that allows your love story to shine.

Officiant Style: Religious, Civil, and Cultural

Price: Contact For A Quote

Address: 259 Park Street, Upper Montclair, NJ

Phone:  (973) 746-4608

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Wedding Officiant : Gerald Fierst

Deborah Roth is a life coach and interfaith minister with twenty of experience in the industry. Deborah specializes in creating meaningful wedding ceremonies that incorporate faith traditions and spiritual services that showcase your love for one another. She schedules consultations to learn more about your wedding ceremony needs and devises a plan based on what you’re looking for. Deborah would be an excellent choice for couples from different faiths that want to include aspects from each in their ceremony.

Officiant Style: Religious, Non-Religious, and Spiritual

Price: Contact For A Quote

Address: 270 Riverside Drive, 1C, New York, NY

Phone:  (212) 665-9660

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Wedding Officiant : Deborah Roth

Judges for Love, Inc. was created as a means for couples to have a meaningful civil ceremony that showcases their commitment and love for each other. Your wedding ceremony will be performed by a warm and friendly, retired Supreme Court Justice who’s licensed to officiate. Judges for Love, Inc. has nine judges to choose from that are devoted to giving you an incredible wedding ceremony. This New York officiant has an award-winning business that’s often praised for its Justice’s with patience, guidance, caring natures, and exceptional service.

Officiant Style: Civil

Price: Contact For A Quote

Address: New York, NY 10001 United States

Phone:  (917) 757-3105

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Interview: 10 Questions with Judges for Love

Wedding Officiant : Judges for Love, Inc.

Honeybreak Officiants is an award-winning wedding service with eight years of experience in providing modern ceremonies filled with love. Each wedding ceremony is personalized to showcase your love for one another. This company fully supports marriages for everyone without exception. The women with Honeybreak Officiants are available for domestic and international weddings. They offer various wedding packages such as elopements, New York City weddings, international ceremonies, photography and officiant packages, and virtual ceremonies. This business would be an excellent choice for couples in search of a way to bundle services.

Officiant Style: Interfaith, Non-Religious, Cultural, and Civil

Price: Prices Start At $450

Address: West 68th Street, New York, NY

Phone:  (860) 478-6060

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Wedding Officiant : Mirelle Eid

Cantor Laura Stein is a wedding officiant and licensed social worker in the heart of New York City, specializing in Jewish and interfaith ceremonies. Laura prides herself on her ability to help you with every aspect of the ceremony planning while ensuring your faith is included. She provides all-inclusive services that include marriage counseling, rehearsals, and continuous communication throughout the planning process. Laura requires three to five counseling sessions before your wedding day that helps her get to know you and design a personalized wedding ceremony that showcases who you are as a couple.

Officiant Style: Civil, Religious, and Non-Religious

Price: Contact For A Quote

Address: 400 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

Phone:  (914) 772-8272

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Wedding Officiant : Cantor Laura Stein

The Vow Whisperer, Tanya Pushkine is a Julliard trained actress, public speaker, and wedding officiant with a knack for helping you write incredible vows. She realizes it may be difficult to express your feelings into words, especially in front of a large group of people. Tanya will coach you every step of the way to ensure your thoughts are expressed. She loves getting to know her clients to give them a customized experience from start to finish. The Vow Whisperer would be a spectacular choice for couples with difficulty for public speaking.

Officiant Style: Religious, Non-Religious, and Civil

Price: Contact For A Quote

Address: 150 West 80th Street, Suite 5D, New York, NY 10024

Phone: (917) 806-6899

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Interview: 10 Questions with The Vow Whisperer

Wedding Officiant : Tanya Pushkine

Mark Giller and Norma Moutal from One Heart Personalized Ceremonies by Mark & Norma have 25 years of experience in the industry. They strive to provide ceremonies that reflect your love and commitment to each other. Your wedding will be designed to showcase your values and beliefs, as well. Mark and Norma are ordained and certified to perform ceremonies for couples of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Clients provide rave reviews to Mark and Norma for their helpfulness, professionalism, flexibility, and organization.

Officiant Style: Religious, Non-Religious, Civil, and Cultural

Price: Contact For A Quote

Address: 179 E 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128

Phone:  (212) 427-4864

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Wedding Officiant : Mark and Norma

Illuminating Ceremonies by Christopher Shelley is an award-winning officiant and Life-Cycle Celebrant based in New York City. Chris has been creating incredible ceremonies since 2011 and receives excellent reviews from clients for his thoughtful and caring nature, professionalism, and ability to tell their love story correctly. He loves getting to know clients to help tell their stories and provide a unique and memorable wedding ceremony. Christopher will even help you write your vows, as it can often become stressful if you’re unable to express your feelings onto paper.

Officiant Style: Religious, Non-Religious, Interfaith, and Civil

Price: Contact For A Quote

Address: New York, NY

Phone:  (718) 222-0110

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Wedding Officiant : Christopher Shelley

Rev. Annie Lawrence, NYC Wedding Officiant, has extensive experience as a wedding officiant in New York City and worldwide. She has officiated 1,500 weddings since becoming ordained in 2003. Reverend Annie Lawrence strives to provide reliable, meaningful, and romantic ceremonies that showcase your commitment to one another. She has five wedding packages to choose from, with the “I Do” in NYC package being the most popular. This package includes a ceremony in Manhattan, your choice of readings, rituals, vows, unlimited revisions, coordination with every vendor, and wedding license filing.

Officiant Style: Religious, Non-Religious, and Civil

Price: $195 – $895

Address: Soho, New York, NY 10012

Phone:  (917) 620-6307

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Wedding Officiant : Annie Lawrence

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Your ceremony is one of the most special moments of your wedding day. You’ll want an experienced and professional officiant with the ability to take all of your wants and needs and incorporate them into a memorable ceremony. Each of the officiants listed here has extensive experience with all types of services. Whether you’re looking for a religious, non-religious, cultural, or civil ceremony, each of these New York officiants will provide a one-of-a-kind experience that showcases your love and commitment to each other. 

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