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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
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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★★★★★   5 stars
My husband and I are very happy we chose Peter as our officiant. From our first call with him, we could tell he was experienced, helpful, and professional. He was very collaborative as we worked through the plan for the ceremony -- both the first time and when we had to reschedule due to COVID. On the day of, Peter was on time and fully prepared. He delivered a beautiful ceremony that many guests complimented. Peter has a wonderful voice and presence that are perfect for such a special occasion. We fully recommend Peter as a wedding officiant.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was perfect! Engaging, professional, and an absolute pleasure to interact with. Within a few hours of reaching out to him, he had arranged a zoom introduction during which he explained the whole process including licensing beginning to end. On the day of the ceremony, Peter arrived an hour early and was the ultimate professional. We had our wedding zoomed to family in Australia and Ireland, in addition to a small group of in-person attendees, and Peter was so mindful of this. Many zoom attendees commented on how great Peter was at capturing the audience. A full five stars from us!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Thank you so much for marrying us! It’s been a long road for our families to come together for our wedding, unfortunately due to the pandemic and many losses, we couldn’t have them with us on our special day, but you made us feel welcome and less alone. Thank you! It’s hard to put into words how bittersweet and special that day was for us.
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★★★★★   5 stars
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. He brought an amazing presence to our nuptials. His thoughtful approach, in allowing us to cater the vows to even asking what color our flowers were, so he could wear a tie that wouldn't clash, shows that Peter, is a true professional through and through. Thank you again, Peter!
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★★★★★   5 stars
We have been extremely fortunate to have Peter be our officiant twice - the first time was when he was our virtual officiant for our online civil ceremony held via Zoom in October 2020, and the second time was when he traveled to Connecticut to preside over our symbolic ceremony in person in front of family and close friends in August 2021. Peter is an outstanding officiant and a wonderful person - his captivating presence, charm, humor, and quick wit allow him to fully command a room and set the stage for an incredible ceremony and memorable wedding for all. Our guests and wedding planner were so impressed by Peter’s passionate delivery of the ceremony with heartfelt, beautifully chosen words that they asked how we found Peter in the first place! We also appreciated how Peter kept things lighthearted and fun when the wind blew out the unity candle during our outdoor, waterfront ceremony by saying “Don’t worry - I can promise you this isn’t a sign of things to come!”. It is also important to note how responsive Peter is via email. Peter is detailed, efficient, and knowledgeable in each interaction throughout the ceremony-planning process. Being able to tap his expertise during a time of ever-changing marriage license procedures during the pandemic has also been incredibly helpful. Peter provided excellent recommendations for how to best structure our ceremony and patiently worked with us through multiple revisions of the ceremony draft. We could not have selected a more amazing, talented, and personable officiant for our special day and are recommending Peter to our family and friends for their future weddings!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter is the BEST! Peter was incredibly kind and helpful while planning our wedding ceremony. My husband and I just knew we wanted to get married but weren’t sure what ceremony would be best for us. Peter helped us every step of the way and our ceremony was so personal and meaningful.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was absolutely profesional and I am so happy we chose him be our Wedding Officiant. Due to Covid we had our wedding ceremony online through Zoom. As it was first time to join a meeting on Zoom and we had a little issue with it, Peter was very patient and waited for our issue to be solved. We first made an appointment with him on a certain date and had to reschedule few days before due to a family affair. Peter was very understanding and changed our marriage date with the one we liked to be chosen. Our marriage certificate came in the mail box in only 6 weeks during pandemic. Amazing Officiant and Person! I will recommend Peter to everyone.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was extremely competent, efficient and patient despite having to work with a technologically challenged couple for an online ceremony. I would certainly recommend him to others.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was the officiant for our wedding last summer. He was incredible! I found him through a google search looking for someone who was certified in New York and available on a relatively short turnaround. He was instrumental in helping us secure the permit for our wedding in Prospect Park, even though he normally doesn’t perform weddings there. He also took the time to get to know me and my fiancé (now husband). He worked with us to create a very personal wedding service and a beautiful ceremony. We booked one of his wedding packages, which included a photographer, a bouquet and a boutonnière, which took a lot of pressure off of our planning. Everything was lovely! So grateful to have him as part of our special day.
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★★★★★   5 stars
From the moment we had a Zoom meeting with him, we just knew that Peter was the right person to officiate our wedding. His warmth, charm and impeccable public speaking skills set him apart from the other officiants we were considering. We felt heard and respected by Peter and he took the time to re-work our ceremony draft until it included exactly what we wanted. On the day of our wedding, he was prompt, arriving earlier than expected so we had plenty of time to ask questions and sign our marriage license without rushing. The ceremony exceeded our expectations, clearly Peter has a gift. Everyone was blown away by his warm yet commanding presence. He just has a way of putting everyone at ease and speaking so eloquently. Our close family was convinced we had known him for years! We truthfully cannot recommend him highly enough; he is a spectacular wedding officiant.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Everything was perfect and smooth, professional and gentle. Peter's communication was flawless and that plus his flexibility and natural bonhomie helped take all stress out of the equation!
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★★★★★   5 stars
My husband and I were just married last weekend and Peter did an amazing job as the officiant. The words he spoke made our wedding so personal, and he was very gracious when we had to move our wedding date during the pandemic. He arrived exactly when he said he would, and he was extremely prepared for the ceremony. He has a strong presenter's voice that can work with or without an audio system, and he was so professional and warm-hearted on the day of the event and in all our communications. You can always count on Peter! Thank you so much for making our wedding the dream that it was!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was pleasant to work with from beginning to end. He responds to emails quickly, his instructions are very clear on how to do a virtual ceremony. My now husband and I wanted something quick and to the point and he gave us just that. I am so happy I came across him he is overall a really great person!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Honestly we are so grateful and very happy with the way Peter made us feel during the ceremony. Peter made us feel like we knew him for many years, his energy and the way he carries himself is amazing. We would like to say thank you Peter for your hard work. I personally thought that by us getting married by an officiant it would be a couple of words and that’s it you know ? But no Peter blew our expectations out the water. He went above and beyond to make our day even more special. It was beautiful. It will be a day we will never forget.
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★★★★★   5 stars
Having Peter as our officiant may have been one of the best decisions we could have made. He was incredibly communicative throughout the entire process and took the time to understand us as a couple before crafting a ceremony that truly felt like reflected us. Even with multiple postponements Peter was understanding and worked with us to be sure everything went off without a hitch. We are still receiving compliments from everyone who witnessed our ceremony!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was our officiant for our wedding on 4/17/21. From the beginning, we clicked with Peter. He was so easy to talk to and get along with. He was able to provide us with enough knowledge and ideas to make us feel comfortable with a person we never met in person officiating us. When Peter married us the day of our wedding, he felt more like a friend or family member. He kept the audience engaged and he officiated our wedding so effortlessly. We would recommend Peter to anyone. We can tell he takes his job seriously and cares so much about doing a nice job. We received so many compliments. Bonus - he also gave us a great recommendation for our honeymoon! Thank you so much!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter was just WONDERFUL!!! He was very helpful throughout the planning process and it was very easy to discuss everything with him. He also suggested options (which i personally loved) and gave ideas on how to make the ceremony memorable :) We had our ceremony outside in Dumbo and I would not change a thing! Thank you, Peter, for being our wedding officiant! I HIGHLY recommend!!!
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★★★★★   5 stars
Peter Boruchowitz was our officiant. He was absolutely amazing! He responded to all of emails quickly and was informative. His presence was calming and fun. My now husband and myself were a little nervous about not having a traditional wedding and Peter made it as normal as possible. somehow all though many words weren't said Peter made us feel like we knew him for a while. We definitely would recommend
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