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The Premier Officiant for Your Perfect New York City Wedding
(Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey, too!)

Peter Boruchowitz registered wedding officiant, ordained clergyman, secular celebrant

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Bride,  Groom,and NYC Wedding Officiant smile at guests
Child watches NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz preside over his parent's ring exchange
Happy bride makes groom and NYC Wedding Officiant laugh
NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz with bride and groom holding hands in church
Wedding Officiant presides over Interfaith Hindu wedding ceremony in NYC
Guests witness LGBT wedding ceremony at the Ladies Pavilion in NYC's Central Park with Peter Boruchowitz
Bride and Groom get married at Yankee Stadium by NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz
NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz watches Bride and Groom's first kiss at their Central Park Wedding
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen watch NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz perform wedding ceremony
Bridesmaids with bouquets smile at wedding couple and officiant during Williamsburg Brooklyn Rooftop Wedding
NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz pronounces the Bride and Groom married in front of guests at the Brooklyn Winery

"Our guests have told us that our ceremony was the most romantic and intimate ceremony they have ever been a part of." - Stephanie (wedding: 11/6 /15)

Congratulations On Your Upcoming Wedding!

Your perfect wedding starts with your perfect ceremony®. It's traditional or modern, spiritual or secular, short & sweet, or a reflection of your cultures. Or mix and match! You can have exactly what you want, and it will always be memorable, meaningful and respectful of your values.

Whether you choose an intimate elopement in New York City's Central Park, a candle-lit house of worship filled with family and friends, a grand wedding at your reception venue with hundreds of guests, or a private ceremony at your home, let me share in your hopes and dreams and make your day the best it can be.

Planning a Wedding Ceremony

If you're having an intimate elopement, the ceremony is everything. If you're having a grand affair, the ceremony is the reason for the party. So take a moment to imagine your ceremony. I believe your wedding ceremony should match your wedding day vision.

Few couples have considered their wedding ceremony until they hire an officiant, so there's no need to stress. As your officiant, I will create a ceremony that reflects your relationship, as you define it. I am passionate that each Wedding Ceremony is as distinctive as each couple.

The only element that is legally required in your New York wedding ceremony is that you actually say "I do", or any other verbal form of "yes", as consent to enter into your marriage. Everything else that happens is up to you. Therefore, should you choose, I welcome your participation in preparing your ceremony. Whether you write your own vows or select from my diverse library of spiritual and civil ceremonies, I will compose all those feelings that are often difficult to express in words into a pronouncement of love that will be spoken on your wedding day.

Wedding Ceremony Choices

Many couples don't know all of the options they have in planning a wedding ceremony. You can choose to have a religious, an interfaith, a spiritual, but secular, or a civil ceremony. You can choose to include traditional cultural rituals, modern unity rituals, or even make up your own. Maybe you want to include readings or have a role in the ceremony to include close friends or family members. You might want to write your own vows. You might even be asking, "Why would I want to do all that?" As your wedding officiant, I will answer all of your questions and guide you through your choices. While we discover what makes your perfect wedding ceremony, remember that there is no right or wrong.

Get Started On Your Wedding Ceremony

Call me, email me, or fill out the form below to find out if I'm available on your wedding day. We can plan to meet in person, via skype or on the phone. Then, tell me your love story, and I will create and perform a marriage ceremony that will be the heart of your wedding day.

Be sure to read my reviews to see what other couples say about my officiant services, and check out my answers to questions I'm asked all the time.

Our Wedding Officiant NYC's weekday services begin at $550. For a comprehensive look at services and costs, please refer to our fee page.

Allow Our Wedding Officiant NYC to be part of your special day. So many 2020 weddings were postponed that our 2021 advanced bookings are unusually high, so please check our availability early. Also, due to many couples' expanded wedding planning timeframes as a result of the pandemic, we are now accepting bookings through the entire 2022 calendar year.

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Weddings In The Time of Covid-19

New York City Wedding


In a June 2, 2021 Wall Street Journal article, The New York City Clerk indicated that the Marriage Bureau offices would remain closed for the foreseeable future, and that all licenses would contiue to be issued through the Project Cupid app via videoconference.

GETTING AN APPOINTMENT: The NYC Clerk releases new Project Cupid appointments for Marriage Licenses on a weekly basis every Thursday. The Clerk reserves the right to change the release schedule without prior notice. The Clerk suggests that couples who haven't received an apponitment check back frequently, as cancellations are added to site as they occur. For the most current information, check the Clerk's posts on social media

UPDATE: On June 10, 2021, the Clerk's office released appointments for June 28 - July 2, 2021.

Licenses issued during the pandemic emergency (with an expiration date of March 7, 2020 or later) will remain valid for 60 days after the state emergency is lifted. However, the 24 hour waiting period from the time you get your license to the time of your ceremony remains in effect.

Since marriage licenses issued anywhere in New York State are valid everywhere in New York State, some couples have told us that they were able to get in-person appointments for marriage licenses with Clerks' Offices for earlier dates in Westchester and Nassau counties (Update: Some offices are still limiting licenses to county or town residents). If this option might be for you, you can find contact information on our list of Town and City Clerks offices in New York State.
NOTE: Some towns/counties are requiring in person signatures.

1. Complete the existing online marriage license application and get your confirmation number.
2. Create a NYC.ID account at the Project Cupid link and get verified online.
3. Pay the $35 license fee, and schedule an online meeting with the City Clerk. Both parties to the marriage MUST be together and MUST be in New York State for your online meeting.
4. Have your wedding ceremony.
5. Upload your signed license to the City Clerk.

More information is available on the City Clerk's new FAQ page.


On April 18, 2020 Governor Cuomo issued emergency Executive Order 202.20 allowing online wedding ceremonies. By law this order is valid for only 30 days, and it has been renewed every month

UPDATE: On May 25, 2021 Governor Cuomo extended the Executive Order allowing online wedding ceremonies to continue through June 24, 2021 (Executive Order 202.109).

The requirements are summarized below:
Note: The 24-hour waiting period from when your license is issued to the time you may get married is still in effect.
1. The couple, the witness, and the officiant must be present on the same videoconference.
2. The couple must visibly display their valid photo identification to the officiant online.
3. All participants in the ceremony must affirm that they are physically located in the State of New York.
4. The couple must sign the marriage license onscreen during the wedding videoconference.
5. On the day of the wedding, the couple must transmit a digital copy of the signed license to the witness, who must sign it and transmit it back to the couple.
6. On the day of the wedding, the couple must transmit a copy of the signed license to the officiant, who must sign and complete it and transmit it back to the couple.
7. The couple must transmit the completed license to the City Clerk via email or through the Project Cupid portal.

Our Wedding Officiant NYC is happy to announce that we are still making appointments for Virtual/Online Weddings!

Bride and groom greet online guests at New York Wedding
Double Happiness online wedding with bride and groom in New York and guests from across the world
Online bride and groom decorated house with balloons for online NYC wedding
Couples first kiss during their online wedding
Newlyweds show off their rings after virtual wedding in New York
Online guests applaud couples first kiss at zoom wedding
Couple hold online wedding in Central Park NYC
Bride and groom exchange rings during online wedding ceremony
Waiting for wedding guests to zoom-in for online wedding
Wedding guests applaud newlyweds first kiss online
Bride and groom listen to their online wedding officiant
Online bride and grooms first kiss
Bride, groom, maid of honor, and best man at online wedding
Groom places ring on brides finger during online wedding ceremony
Ring exchange during zoom wedding
Bride and Groom about to start online NYC wedding
Ring exchange screencap of zoom wedding in NYC
Online wedding streamed from NYC living room during Covid crisis
NYC wedding officiant smiles at online couples first kiss
Online wedding at couples home in New York during Covid lockdown

After performing hundreds of online weddings during the last year, Our Wedding Officiant NYC has resumed performing in person weddings at all venues. Continuing safety protocols will be discussed with each couple when you call to book your wedding. We will continue performing online weddings for as long as New York State allows. However, as in-person celebrations return, weekend appointments for online weddings are rarely available through this summer. We urge couples to plan online weddings and license signings on weekdays.


Online License Signing - $150
A very short procedure just to solemnize your Marriage legally. Simple “I do’s”, and signing of document with couple and Witness only.

Online Elopement Ceremony - $350
Something you can always remember and treasure. My standard elopement style ceremony: Choice of Spiritual or Civil, type of Reading, and Traditional or Contemporary Vows. Virtual guests welcome!

To check our availability, call Peter, email directly at
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No matter what your wedding plans may be during this unprecedented time, Our Wedding Officiant NYC will make every effort to accommodate each couple, and ensure that your Love Story has a ceremony it deserves!

Our Wedding Officiant NYC Best of Weddings 2021 Award
Our Wedding Officiant NYC Top Officiant Award
Wedding MBA Speaker, Elite NYC Wedding Officiant
Our Wedding Officiants NYC Weddingwire Couples' Choice Award 2021
International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants, IAPWO member, Elite NYC Wedding Officiant
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