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OUR WEDDING OFFICIANT NYC REVIEWS

All of the following reviews were originally published and verified by third party review websites and authored by Our Wedding Officiant NYC's brides and grooms.

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★★★★★   5 stars
The ONLY officiant you want to work with! There is so much to worry about the days leading up to your wedding. One thing I can confidently say was that our officiant was not one of those things. From day one of meeting Peter in NYC with my fiancé, now husband, we knew he was the only one we trusted with our big day. After officially deciding to work with Peter we received a full outline of our ceremony, different options for prayers and his version of “our story”. We made small tweaks but overall Peter hit it out of the park. He even helped us in walking us through the wedding license process which was above and beyond. The day of the wedding Peter was absolutely magical. Listening to his ceremony you would think he has been a life long friend of ours and was just as invested in our marriage as our family and friends. He was flawless to the point where our guest are still talking about his performance. I could not have more great things to say about Peter. There are endless things that one can nitpick about their wedding after the fact but I can truly say I have zero complaints about his ceremony. If you are getting married look no further for your officiant as you have found him! Thank you again Peter, we can not possibly thank you enough!
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★★★★★   5 stars
If you are looking for someone who will listen to what you want for your special day to make it truly unforgettable, you’re looking at the right officiant!! Peter helped us through the whole thing and was incredible on Day D! Thank you for this amazing ceremony, so authentic and true to ourselves.
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Peter was such a wonderful choice for our August 2019 wedding. He is so easy to work with and was extremely responsive leading us to the wedding itself. As you can see in his videos on his website, he is well spoken, yet loud enough for all guests to hear without any issues. We had a shorter ceremony (about a half hour) that included Jewish traditions. Peter outlined a great ceremony for us to work with and let us adjust the format as needed. He made sure to arrive early the day of and was also very helpful finalizing our license after the ceremony. You can't go wrong with choosing Peter!
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★★★★★   5 stars
While researching Central Park weddings, we stumbled across Peter from Our Wedding Officiant NYC. He has a series of videos that highlight popular venues in Central Park to get married. His presentation won us over, and we knew he was an excellent match to host our ceremony. Peter offers a variety of packages that friendly to wedding budgets. The extra services he provides can help anyone who is planning their weddings. As a resident of New York City, he is an excellent resource for those who want to travel there to get married. Our ceremony was beautiful, and we owe a great deal of that to Peter and Tatiana. We’d highly recommend that you book Peter to officiant your service, you won’t be disappointed.
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★★★★★   5 stars
After the wedding everyone commented that our ceremony was beautiful, and I don’t think we could achieved that without Peter. He is very professional and good at what he does. From our first meeting with Peter up until the moment he left the wedding he was an absolute professional. We met with him for a brief interview, he provided us with a draft of the speech which was amazing and tailored to us a short while later, and after giving our input and edits we were all set. He was very easy to work with, our ceremony was clearly laid out and went exactly as planned. Peter pays close attention to detail and it is obvious he has officiated many weddings as he is prepared with his speech typed out on a small noninvasive notepad and was in fact dressed to accommodate our colors. A lot of people asked us if we knew him personally and if he was a friend of ours or something, which is a sign of how incredible his words were and how he spoke about us during the ceremony. His demeanor and voice elevated the entire affair and brought a very profound feeling to such an important in our lives. We could not be happier with Peter as our officiant, he is one of the best there is.
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★★★★★   5 stars
It is very hard to know where to begin. We spoke with a number of Officiants before we met with Peter. We liked him right-a-way. He guided us thru the legal steps necessary to proceed with the wedding. He then helped us with suggestions as to how we wanted our ceremony to be performed and was completely open to all our changes. At the wedding, Peter was early so we had a chance to chat and get some of the preliminary paperwork taken care of. He is such a nice person and he helped me, the groom, calm down a bit. Not an easy task. He took control over the room and the guests so that our ceremony could begin, but did so in a warm and welcoming way. Our ceremony was beautiful and most assuredly could not have been so without Peter's participation. Trust me, Peter should be presiding over your wedding ceremony as well.
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Peter was sensational! We knew from our initial meeting that we wanted Peter to be our Officiant. Everyone after the wedding commented that he was phenomenal. He performed our ceremony so eloquently and with such conviction. He was such an integral part of our magical day and I couldn't imagine anyone else beginning it for us.
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Peter was brilliant from the moment we first made contact to the ceremony itself. He listened carefully to what we wanted and delivered the most beautiful ceremony with the most wonderful readings. Everyone commented on how lovely he was! Could not recommend enough!
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My wife and I wanted to elope in New York City. Central Park was a prime location for us so I began my search on several websites for officiants licensed in NYC. Throughout the process I contacted multiple officiants and Peter was the only one to respond in a timely manner. Peter's email communication was excellent for a couple who is not familiar with NYC. Peter provided wedding license information, elopement locations with videos he created on his website, and Peter secured the ceremony's park permit on our behalf. Peter gave us the ability to modify anything he would say in the ceremony's script and that was very important to us. On the day of the wedding, Peter was on time and gave the ceremony the respect we wanted.
     Peter Boruchowitz is fantastic and incredibly well spoken. I highly recommend booking with him.

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Peter officiated an amazing ceremony! He arrived on time, spoke very well, and we received many compliments about what an excellent job he did! If you are looking for a wedding officiant, we would definitely recommend him!
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Amazing officiant!! My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our decision to hire Peter to officiate our wedding. Our ceremony was perfect, he’s able to accommodate any type of ceremony which was amazing.. my husband and I wanted something shorter and somewhat traditional and Peter did just that! He’s very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions throughout the process and his quick response on emails made it easy to communicate with total confidence and ease. Peter was also very prompt and also such personable guy! Can’t say enough great things about him!!
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★★★★★   5 stars
I cannot even express how amazing Peter is! So well and beautifully spoken. He made our wedding day so special and everything felt so personal and genuine. My husband and I flew from Minneapolis MN to get married in our favorite city in our favorite park, and our wedding day in the Conservatory Garden at Wisteria Pergola in Central Park was better than I imagined. Thank you so much for a day we will never ever forget. We felt so special!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was an amazing officiant. His words during the ceremony resonated with everyone particularly us. The guests were drawn to his every word. He also said them passionately which showed he really meant them. Peter was very personable and liked by all. We really enjoyed Peter being a part of our wedding. We couldn’t have asked for more. The day was perfect.
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Peter’s ceremony for our wedding was beautiful and beyond our expectations! We got to know Peter after having many phone conversations and an in person meeting to plan our wedding ceremony together. On the day of our wedding he truly made our ceremony very special for us and emotional as we were blending two families together. All of the comments from our guests after our wedding were remarking on how touching and beautiful our ceremony was. We are grateful that we chose Peter to be such an important part of such an important day and our life.
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Peter was a huge contributor to the success and the specialness of our wedding ceremony. We found him online, and we were immediately drawn to his professionalism and frankly to his speaking voice. I recommend everyone listen to or watch sample videos from potential officials as they search for the person who will do their ceremony. We watched several. Peter stood out. As we are both actors and performers, that is something we respond to.
    When we met with him for an initial consultation. His professional, respectful demeanor coupled with his knowledge of ceremonies, his ideas, and his friendly openness to our ideas really sealed the deal for us. He was a huge help guiding us into creating the ceremony that eventually would be used in our wedding. He was collaborative in writing the vows, he made incredible suggestions about the flow of the ceremony, he was helpful in guiding us through the legal steps of licensing the marriage, etc., and he was always responsive and understanding of our questions leading up to the event.
    We are fortunate in that there was not much that we would change as we look back on our wedding – perhaps invite more people, but that always comes down to budget. Peter is worth every dime and frankly his fees are very reasonable given the fact that your ceremony will go without a hitch, as ours did. I can’t recommend Peter enough not only as an officiant, but he’s just a really great human. Do yourself a favor and talk contact him about your wedding ceremony, you won’t be disappointed if you make the good choice to choose him for your officiant.

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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter is amazing! Peter was kind, personable, warm and had a great, strong presence as the officiant of our intimate wedding ceremony. He skillfully weaved in elements of Christian and Hindu traditions, as we requested, and made everything seamless and memorable.
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Peter was the most amazing find for our wedding day! Coming from two different faiths, Peter wrote a ceremony that blended aspects of both of our faiths in a seamless and meaningful way. I was very nervous that not having a single faith ceremony would compromise the specialness of our day. However, Peter surprised me. He brings such joy and positive energy that moves the crowd. I cannot tell you how many of our guests reached out to us the next day to comment about how moving the ceremony was. My uncle always told me, "if you have a meaningful ceremony, the energy for the after party will follow". Peter was able to perfectly capture this! Thank you so much for the beautiful memories!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was a wonderful officiant. He worked with us to create a ceremony that was multicultural, loving, and exceptional. We've been to quite a few weddings (though we may be biased) but we've not seen an officiant as good as Peter. We will forever be grateful for his professionalism and guidance. He enabled us to have a ceremony that was personally meaningful to us, combining elements of our Jewish and Catholic traditions in a way that felt beautiful and authentic. We couldn't be happier.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was extremely professional, had a great attention to detail and was flexible in letting us craft our perfect wedding ceremony. Many of the guests complimented the ceremony and felt that Peter really captured the moment.
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From start to end, Peter worked with us to create an intimate, love-centred ceremony that won us many compliments from guests. Peter’s suggestions on vow wording, support in creating our personal words and suggestions on how to create a great multi-cultural experience were perfect. We were and are completely satisfied with Peter and his services.
On a personal note, thank you Peter. For your care, approach, timeliness and support. You will always be part of our special day.
Chris and Christina.

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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was the perfect fit for our SURPRISE wedding.. After 17-years together; we decided to "tie the knot".. All guests thought they were attending a SURPRISE birthday party - we sure SURPRISED them. Peter was awesome! Very easy to work with, great communicator in the weeks prior. Professional, impeccably dressed, well-spoken, amiable, cordial & a bit lighthearted too.. My husband-to-be was sweating profusely during our vows / Peter pulled a handkerchief out of his pocket, patted his brow & handed it to him saying "hey; full-service here".. Everyone chuckled! Would HIGHLY recommend Peter for your special day! Peter will NOT disappoint.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was amazing , he was so patient with all the questions we had. We knew we wanted him to be our officiant when we saw him do our cousins wedding. We had to postpone our wedding due to a family emergency , Peter was so kind and worked with us through this issue. We would highly recommend him to anyone big day. Thank you Peter for everything.
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★★★★★   5 stars
I wanted to say that our day was so special because Peter did such a wonderful job taking care of the arrangements, the setting, the team, and everything - all we had to do was show up and look pretty (which my wife Nadia definitely took care of!). Peter was a wonderful support and friend throughout the process, getting to know us and crafting a ceremony that was perfect in capturing our story and our love. Everything was seamless and worry-free, and Peter felt like an old friend who knew us perfectly. I would recommend Peter to everyone planning to get married in NYC, and I am so thankful for his contribution to making our wedding the perfect day. Thank you, Peter!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter is an exceptional officiant. He walked us through the process of planning our perfect wedding ceremony from another country. It was seamless and stress-free thanks to Peter's friendly and informative character. He even customized a package just for us! We loved the package options he had and wanted to include a few extra things to it. Peter did this with no problem. Peter's presence during the ceremony shines so bright! (His assistant was also so incredibly helpful and great during the ceremony- She made me feel listened to and cared for during any minor worries) Thank you Peter!
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★★★★★   5 stars
My husband and I used Peter for our ceremony and our whole family was moved to tears by his words. It was a beautiful ceremony and I am SO happy I read the reviews and chose Peter! If you do the same, I promise you won’t be disappointed! He also followed up with us after the wedding! He’s amazing. If I could give more stars, I would.
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★★★★★   5 stars
We chose Peter after researching, both him and other, officiants recommended by our wedding planner. We liked his personable approach and smile. We spoke to Peter via Skype and email a number of times and he suggested options so that we would get the right tone for the ceremony. At no time were we concerned that he wasn’t the right person for us. On the day he arrived before all the guests. He has a great nature about him and the ceremony went off without a hitch. I would not hesitate to recommend Peter as your officiant. We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect beginning to our life together.
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★★★★★   5 stars
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant! Peter was a great speaker, and pulled together our mixed background ceremony seamlessly. We are a non-religious couple, but wanted to honor our families Catholic and Jewish backgrounds, and he found the perfect words to honor this in his speech. We appreciated that he quickly shared his full speech with us early on, which helped put us at ease (one less thing to worry about during stressful wedding planning!). And he elegantly found a way to add in a tribute to my dad who had passed last year. During the wedding, our venue's microphone failed, however everybody could still hear Peter super clearly - we had comments from our guests on what a great job he did, I don't even think they noticed! Not to mention, Peter's quick thinking probably saved my dress from being caught on fire - I later found out he blew out candles that were previously lit by our venue coordinator to be right by my wedding dress on the floor! Good call on that! I would highly recommend Peter to anybody having a wedding. Thank you again for helping to make our rainy wedding day amazing!
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Peter made our destination wedding as easy as it could be. With his professionalism and efficiency building our ceremony together was a breeze. We have had so many comments from our guests on how perfect it was. We can’t thank Peter enough, and would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
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Peter was one of two ministers we hired for our Hindu/Non-Denominational wedding (the other was a Hindu priest). When I was planning the wedding, everyone kept saying that a combined Hindu and Christian wedding couldn't be done because there were too many differences between the traditions, but I was determined to make it happen. Peter took care of writing all of the parts we wanted to include for the non-denominational parts of the wedding, and did a seamless job of handing things off back and forth with the hindu priest so that the wedding flowed smoothly. Because we knew the ceremony would take an hour, I was afraid that people would get bored listening after awhile, but Peter did a great job of bringing some energy into it and kept everyone paying attention. We were so happy with our ceremony.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter Boruchowitz was our officiant and we can't recommend him highly enough! He spent time before the event getting to know us and our story and incorporated key details into the ceremony. His delivery was great (friendly, just the right speed) and we had many complements afterwards from guests saying how impressive he was. You should definitely consider Peter for your officiant!
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Peter wrote a beautiful service for us. He made us feel comfortable and relaxed and made our day very personal and special. We highly recommend using his services!
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Peter was absolutely amazing throughout our civil marriage ceremony on June 8! All our guests were moved and impressed by his speech as he was able to blend romance, humor, and seriousness perfectly into his words in a way that attracted our absolutely multi-national group... His performance made our day absolutely even more magical! Thanks Peter!
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We were absolutely thrilled with our officiant, Peter Boruchowitz. He was very professional, friendly, and accommodating. He is an excellent orator, which really helped with our outdoor setting. There were some small issues that came up with our ceremony, due to issues with our venue, and he went out of his way to make sure that we had a good experience. Peter was very flexible and accommodating to the point my wife and I had no clue of the issues. Thank you Peter for helping to make our wedding day everything we hoped it would be!
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Peter was great at helping us make our “run away to New York and get married” become a reality. We are from a different state and didn’t know too many places to go. Peter sent us a couple of suggestions that we could research. They we all beautiful and we picked Grand Central Station at 930pm! The place was a little busy but the police worked with us and we were able to secure a spot on the Mezzanine. It was the perfect little ceremony.
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Peter married the love of my life and I on a beautiful day in April 2018. I found him online through a simple google search and really hit the jackpot. From the beginning, I knew he was my type of guy. Even before we met, I could tell through telephone conversations that he was articulate, professional and accommodating.
    When I first contacted him, he was on vacation traveling but nevertheless remained accessible via email and would respond in a timely manner to various questions. I explained that I was looking for something short and sweet at a private location in Manhattan. His cost was $500 which I thought was very reasonable after having spoken to several other officiants in the city. When we first sat down for a pre-ceremony coffee meeting, Peter was as advertised - professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable.
    At the ceremony, Peter was punctual, well-dressed and totally prepared with legal and other paperwork. For 30 minutes before we began, Peter joined in conversation with a small group of my family members and helped us take pictures and maintain an upbeat and friendly atmosphere.
    His life story is fascinating - he was an actor and massage therapist before becoming a wedding officiant. His presence was a major asset to the entire event. He was personable yet respectful and only sat with the family when invited. My future in-laws seemed very happy with our choice of officiant.
    The words he chose for the ceremony were just perfect and he incorporated the family members names’ who were in attendance. We all appreciated what he said so much that we asked for a copy of the words which he e-mailed to us within hours of the request.
   Overall, we had a wonderful experience with Peter and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is in need of his services.

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Peter was absolutely fabulous for our wedding ceremony! My husband and I are from out of state and he helped us with directions on obtaining our Marriage License to make the process as easy as possible. From start to finish he was professional yet welcoming and personable. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, which Peter prepared. I cannot thank you enough for your services!
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