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OUR WEDDING OFFICIANT NYC REVIEWS

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"Enough can not be said about how much of a pleasure it was to work with Peter. Every word of praise he receives in all of his reviews is well deserved." - Irosh (wedding: 9/23/21)

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.

We are very grateful for their kind words.

★★★★★   5 stars
A Perfect Wedding Experience with Peter!
  We feel incredibly fortunate to have had Peter as our wedding officiant. From the moment he responded to our initial inquiry, he was prompt and enthusiastic, setting the tone for a smooth and pleasant process. Peter's warm demeanor and genuine interest in our story made our initial Zoom meeting delightful. After that, the decision to choose him as our officiant was easy.
  Peter's familiarity with our wedding venue, the Wythe, added an extra layer of confidence for us. His service included a custom ceremony, officiation, and license signing – a comprehensive package that proved invaluable.
  Two months before the big day, Peter presented us with a beautifully crafted first draft of our ceremony, complete with alternate reading options that resonated with us. He seamlessly incorporated our personal touches, making the ceremony truly unique. Peter's assistance in choosing a unity ceremony was pivotal; his enthusiasm and flexibility shone through, especially when we opted for a blind contour drawing exercise. Not only did he explain the ritual eloquently during the ceremony, but he also volunteered to manage our drawing supplies, demonstrating his adaptability and professionalism.
  On the wedding day, Peter was a perfect blend of professionalism and humor. He skillfully shared our story and guided us through our vows with a wonderful sense of timing. His ability to scout the ceremony layout ahead of time and offer suggestions to maximize the beauty of the scenic rooftop setting showcased his quick judgment and attention to detail.
  Peter's friendly and flexible nature made him a joy to work with. He looked impeccable on our wedding day, effortlessly fitting in with our guests and the venue. Beyond his officiant duties, Peter intuitively positioned himself for optimal photo and video opportunities, capturing the breathtaking Manhattan skyline.
  We wholeheartedly recommend Peter as an officiant who goes above and beyond to create a personalized, memorable, and joy-filled wedding ceremony. Thank you, Peter, for making our day truly special!

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★★★★★   5 stars
Perfection! Peter was amazing throughout our whole wedding journey from 1st email and zoom call until the big day. He advised us throughout, from the perfect spot in Central Park for our ceremony, to giving us lots of options for our vows. We chose to go with Peter because of how he made us feel on our first zoom appointment and he did not disappoint. What a lovely man! He organised the flowers and photographer for us and both were perfect. He was fantastic, professional and reassuring on the big day and the ceremony was beautiful. Thank you so much, highly highly recommended, made the whole process stress free and perfect.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter is an amazing officiant! We’re so happy we found him. He was super helpful with planning the ceremony and writing the script months before the wedding, very open to our thoughts and ideas, and he brought us some great ideas/readings himself that we wound up using. Right before the ceremony, he spoke to us to help us relax and helped us rehearse. So many guests complimented Peter and the ceremony later on in the night. He’s a great speaker and a great person. + He helped us navigate anything we needed to do before the wedding to make it legal in New Jersey.
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★★★★★   5 stars
PERFECT NYC wedding officiant!
We can’t speak highly enough of the service and communication that Peter provided us for our NYC elopement from Australia. He took the time to do a Zoom call with us to get to know us and us to get to know him. We immediately connected and knew Peter was the one to announce us as husband and wife. At short notice, Peter agreed to move our ceremony date due to forecast bad weather and we can’t thank him (or recommend him) enough.

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★★★★★   5 stars
Thank you Peter! For something as big as your wedding, hiring an Officiant online can be scary. But Peter quickly put our stress at ease. Peter's quick replies via email or text are out of this world. From start to finish he answered all of our questions and took the time to really get to know us as a couple. What REALLY stood out? Transparent pricing and process. He even showed up extra early on the big day. And most importantly, our families loved him too. You can tell he deeply loves what he does. Thank you for everything, Peter—the ceremony was spectacular. Truly fantastic experience all-around. We couldn't be more thrilled!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Fantastic experience! Peter was fantastic. We wanted a sweet, simple ceremony that was short and to the point. He delivered 100% - his remarks were poignant, meaningful and brief. He didn’t carry on or drag anything out, but he also made us feel like he was truly celebrating us as a couple. He was really great and we’d recommend him a million times over!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Professional Personal and Charasmatic! Peter was a perfect balance of professionalism and personal touch. He also had a certain charisma that the audience was attracted to. My wife and I both provided our own stories on how we first met, and individually shared with Peter. Peter did a fantastic job of combining both of our stories, which we and the audience found entertaining.
  We spoke with many officiants before landing with Peter. And we are thrilled we made the right choice. Thank you!

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★★★★★   5 stars
We are so grateful to have Peter officiate our wedding. We would recommend Peter to be part of anyone’s special day. Thank you again for making our dream a reality.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Before we decided that Peter would our Wedding Officiant, we actually met with 3 other people, and had decided on one. However, once we spoke to Peter on our first touch base, it was clear from the outset that he was the only man for the job! He understood and loved our story just as much as we did, and then provided us with the most beautiful ceremony we could imagine. Peter was very professional, an hour early, which is better than an hour late!, and and helped make our day extra special by incorporating both our Irish and American heritages. Both our family and friends were and still are telling us how beautiful it was. We would highly recommend Peter as your Wedding Officiant. A++
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter officiated our wedding at Palma. He was absolutely fantastic from the initial emails all the way to his delivery on our wedding day. His communication was excellent and he seemed to answer my questions/concerns before I could ask. We had many compliments on our ceremony and everyone wanted to know where we found him! I truly feel he is the best of the best.
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★★★★★   5 stars
When we decided to do a destination wedding the first and most important thing was to find the perfect officiant who could help us not just with the ceremony but also with all the other services (e.g. makeup, hair, flowers, musician, photographer). After the first zoom meeting with Peter we were sure we wanted to do this whole crazy thing with him. We chose his 'Full Wedding Package' that was a wise decision. I think I was the calmest bride ever. Peter organized everything how we asked. There was nothing that we would change. Even after sending just pictures and colours by e-mail I had the most beautiful bouquet in the world! Or at least how I imagined/wanted it. :) He gave very practical advice as well. Everything went smoothly on The Big Day. We had our wedding in Central Park with our family and the closest friends on the beautiful spot of Ladies Pavilion. The ceremony was heart warming with the mixture of Peter's and my closest friend's speech. Peter supported all our wishes about the wedding and did everything to feel ourselves calm, satisfied and happy.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Although our event was several months ago, I still keep thinking about the great job Peter did officiating at our vow renewals. He did his homework, helped us design the perfect vows, was highly professional and caring. It was just as memorable as our original wedding and Peter helped make that possible. I would highly recommend him as the officiant of choice. Thank you again, Peter!!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was wonderful! We recently used him for our wedding ceremony in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He captivated the audience and shared such lovely words that aligned with us as a couple. So happy we used Peter.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter officiated our wedding in Central Park. He brought a natural friendliness, warmth, and familiarity to the whole process, so much so that many of our guests thought that surely we must have known him for a long time! His words were beautiful and delivered impeccably, and he is very easy to work with. It helped that he has so much experience with weddings, so he was able to answer any questions I had about certain aspects of the ceremony. We highly, highly recommend him!!
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★★★★★   5 stars
My husband and I could not have asked for a better officiant than Peter. He made the entire preparation process seamless (and we had a very quick timeline/turnaround!), made sure all our needs were met & accommodated, took care of reserving the space for our ceremony in Central Park, AND was an absolute hit with our families. Literally every one of our guests complimented his kindness, his energy, and how wonderful the ceremony was written & delivered. If we could do it all again, we would pick Peter every time - truly above & beyond!
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★★★★★   5 stars
5 stars isn't enough!!! From our first communication with Peter until we said our "until next times", this was a first-class experience. We were eloping and didn't really have a lot of time for planning - enter Peter. He did all of the work for us. We had the location and the rings, but nothing else. We met with Peter via Zoom twice. Our first meeting, he got to know us. He asked us questions (which we later learned would be included in our ceremony) and we talked about several options for vows and selected readings. Our next meeting was just a few days before the ceremony where we discussed final preparations. The ceremony was magical. Peter officiated our ceremony from the comfort of a carriage as we rode through Central Park. Little did we know, but he used special, personal details about us in his surprise reading. He then read the selection we chose and we read our vows to each other. It was perfect!!! Absolutely perfect!! Thank you, Peter, for everything.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was remarkable! He truly made our big day all come together, was so helpful and made things so much easier on us. Our wedding was better than we could’ve imagined. I would, without question, recommend him to anyone!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was an exceptional officiant for our NYC wedding in Central Park. Like everyone else, we scoured the internet for reputable officiants after hearing stories about officiants being late or not showing up at all (GASP!). We saw showing the different spots to get married in Central Park which was exceptionally helpful and after seeing these videos and how generally likeable he was, we reached out to him for an interview.
   During the zoom-meeting interview, Peter gave an overview of getting married in NYC and reminding of us the marriage license requirements which was helpful. Just talking to him and meeting him live online, we felt he was serious about his work - that this wasn't some side hustle to make a few bucks.
   We wanted an officiant who looked "official" like professional but not stuffy. I've seen some women officiants dress in bold color dresses or awful print dresses - which really disrupts the photos(!) - and I didn't want that in our wedding pictures. On Peters website we could see his attire was respectful and professional, just a really well-put-together person and he delivered that on our elopement.
   After the interview, He provided a detailed template on how the ceremony would go, what he would say and provided options that could be included (e.g. lighting a candle, breaking the glass, etc). He also welcomed any language changes and/or additions. We changed some words and opted out of a few options to make the ceremony our own and Peter was very accepting of our changes.
  I definitely recommend hiring Peter for your elopement or wedding- big or small.

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★★★★★   5 stars
We met with Peter for a little Sidewalk Ceremony with my brother and sister as our witnesses. It was perfect! Exactly the simple and wonderful ceremony we could've asked for. Peter was so kind and charming, he made us feel so special during our special day. I would highly recommend him, thank you so much Peter!!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was highly professional, charismatic, and kind throughout the entire process. He was also incredibly punctual with all of our meetings, revisions, and especially on the day of our wedding. But what really made Peter so great was how he was able to successfully and confidently create a ceremony in which he blended my Catholic wedding traditions with my wife’s Hindu wedding traditions. That honestly meant so much to our families and we still have guests telling us how great of a job Peter did. I cannot recommend Peter enough! Thank you so much, Peter, for helping to make our day so special! And if you decide that Peter is the right officiant for you, then rest assured that you will be in the best hands possible!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was amazing. He made us feel totally comfortable, was ultra responsive and did an amazing job on our wedding day. Peter was always available to answer any questions we had. He is an amazing speaker. Multiple people came up to me the day of our wedding to tell me how great of a job our officiant did. I wholeheartedly recommended him!
     Peter is the ultimate professional. He was incredibly responsive and delivered a ceremony that our guests raved about. He nailed every step: a great first draft (including well researched custom cultural elements), a patient and prompt collaboration, and a heartfelt and charismatic delivery. Having Peter made the ceremony so easy. His experience guided us through every step of planning and, even more importantly, ensured seamless execution the day of. Peter, and by extension the ceremony, was the one thing we didn’t need to worry about on our hectic day. Beyond polish, Peter has the heart you want an officiant to have. He’s genuine and kind and sweet. A wonderful person to have send us off on our journey. We consider ourselves very lucky to have him be such an important part of our day.

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★★★★★   5 stars
What can I say ... the process of finding a wedding officiant can be super difficult, the ceremony is such a massive part of the wedding, and I had searched and searched and searched to find someone who was what we felt would fit our wedding vibe classic wedding vibe, who could approach this matter with seriousness but also with a touch of light heartedness and from the first phone call with Peter I knew HE WAS GOING TO BE JUST THAT. after that first phone call, he sent us a draft of the wedding script, and we edited a few things sent it back, and also needed his expertise on wording for a few others. The script was nailed down in just a few emails! The day of - he showed up early, and ready to deliver! At the ceremony he was captivating and eloquent. His voice is strong yet soft spoken, he sounds kind and caring, Peter annunciates and has a way with his words. In short - he is MEMORABLE. and who wouldn't want to remember the most important day of their lives. My guests HONESTLY could not stop talking about how wonderful the ceremony was. Some said they've been to so many weddings, and often time the ceremony is boring or drab, and that they found themselves truly listening to the words he was speaking. In addition to this we had a few mishaps (being a public setting, prospect park boathouse) with park goers being a little loud and honestly disrespectful (shouting at us from behind us, I think the guy was drunk lol) , Peter did not bat an eye, but instead rolled with the punches, and worked it into the ceremony - relaxing myself, my husband, and the guests.
     Lastly, I remember that I wanted to ask Peter to step out of the way for our first kiss, so that we could have those photos with out the officiant in the background . naturally, with all the stresses of wedding planning I forgot. However, Peter did this on his own ... a true testament to his professionalism, expertise, and consideration.
     If you are looking for an officiant who is kind, caring, and captivating, that has a passion for what he does and clearly loves love - look no further! you have found him :)

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★★★★★   5 stars
I highly recommend working with Peter as your officiant. It was a very smooth process from start to finish. He arrived early/on time to our ceremony and really delivered! He has a fantastic speaking voice and calm demeanor. He helped us craft the perfect ceremony for our big day.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was better than anything I could have hoped for in an Officiant. He was very helpful and engaging from the beginning even 9 months before the wedding. Everything we needed to do was laid out for us in a clear concise plan and he was always available to speak with. He spoke beautifully at our ceremony and we got so many compliments about him from all of our guests!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter is an absolutely incredible officiant - he is professional and passionate in all that he does. He took the time to know my husband and I before the wedding, worked with us on a few drafts to get the ceremony exactly right, and totally delivered on the day. His warmth and kindness immediately grounded me as I reached the end of the aisle - I didn't realize how much that would mean to me! His words were beautifully delivered, and so many of our guests mentioned how awesome he was. I highly recommend booking him - you'll be very glad you did!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter is the best! So good in fact we used him twice!! We were victims of the covid wedding, so we got married online in 2020 and then asked Peter to be our officiant when we celebrated with friends and family in 2022. He made both experiences even better with his professionalism, care and thoroughness. We felt like Peter truly wanted us to have the best experience and one that reflected us as a couple. My family and friends commented on how Peter totally made the zoom wedding way more meaningful and sentimental than they could have imagined it would have been. We are so grateful we found Peter! Hire him!
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★★★★★   5 stars
My wife & I recently (May 2022) hired Peter to be the officiant at our wedding ceremony in Central Park NYC. We don’t normally write reviews (out of laziness more than anything else!) but we both felt compelled to write a positive review for Peter. He was incredible from the first moment we met. We live in the UK so had to organise much of the wedding from across the Atlantic. He kept us updated, checked in with us regularly (via Zoom) and generally put our minds at ease. On the big day he was at the venue professionally early waiting to greet us and again, put us at ease. We will be forever grateful for the way he hosted the ceremony with professionalism, passion, care, and a big smile. All the guests complimented him to us and said how great he was. Thank you for being part of our special day. We’ll be forever grateful. We highly HIGHLY recommend any other couples to choose Peter. You will NOT be disappointed. Thanks again Peter. You were AWESOME.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. He was professional and responsive leading up to the wedding, is flexible, punctual, organized, wore a tuxedo, and most importantly officiated our wedding with his booming powerful voice. Think twice before having a friend officiate your wedding - it will be impossible to beat Peter's professionalism and expertise. If you want to incorporate friends, have them do a reading during the ceremony or a toast during reception. Hire Peter to officiate the wedding, he will do it right! We received many compliments about Peter's officiating. 5 stars!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter's service was everything we could wish for. We renewed our vows for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in Central Park, as Peter had organise everything for us, flowers, photographer, beautiful speech, as we wish. Completely Stress free , we live in Europe and we had a online chat to discuss all the details. The ceremony was amazing, on a Sunny NY day. Strongly recommend Peter’s service to anyone. He is such professional, very friendly and welcoming, feels that we knew each other for ages. Thank you Peter.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter Boruchowitz was absolutely amazing as our wedding officiant. We originally hired Peter back in 2019, but when our wedding was postponed Peter was very helpful and understanding and gave us no trouble moving our date (twice). We met with Peter in person only once, and that was all it took to realize we wanted him to be the one to marry us. He was so friendly, accommodating and well spoken. We finally got married in May 2022 and couldn’t be more thrilled with how it went. Peter worked with us to ensure the ceremony was personal and reflected our values. Our guests commented about how excellent Peter was, and like we had known him our whole life. If you are looking for an officiant do not hesitate to hire Peter, you won’t be disappointed.
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★★★★★   5 stars
We are so grateful for finding Peter to officiate our wedding! We wanted to exchange our vows in a completely unique way and after looking around online for someone, we found Peter’s website and knew right away that we wanted him to do it! He responded very quickly and was available for the date and time we wanted. He then did a Zoom call with us ahead of time to get acquainted with us and get some more information about what we wanted for the ceremony. We felt even more comfortable after the Zoom call, as if we had known him for years! He was very communicative throughout the entire process and then when we met up with him on our wedding day, he helped us find the perfect spot (we got married in a public location in Manhattan that meant a lot to us)! We had such a great time with him that we made him come with us to Campbell Apartment in Grand Central for a celebratory toast before we went on with the rest of our big day! We cannot recommend Peter enough as an officiant and feel so lucky to have found him!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was a brilliant officiant! Being overseas and having to meet Peter on a Zoom, we knew he had to be our officiant. He is charismatic, funny and professional. Not knowing exactly what we wanted, Peter recommended ideas and gave us a lot of variety and choice to what our ceremony could be, which was excellent. On our wedding day, Peter was prompt and fully prepared. Our location in Central Park was booked and cordoned off for our ceremony. Peter delivered a beautifully and personal ceremony which made our wedding extra special.
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