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Officiant in Nashua, NH,

About Us

Mary Johnson is a wedding officiant based in Nashua, New Hampshire, who believes no wedding should be boring. Throughout New Hampshire and beyond, Mary specializes in personalized ceremonies that focus on the unique stories and relationships of each couple she works with. Mary’s attentive approach ensures that her couples' ceremonies are deeply meaningful both to her couples and to their guests. From a simple backyard ceremony to a lavish Mediterranean vow renewal, this officiant can curate a service that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Mary's officiant calendar is full for 2021. She is currently accepting requests for 2022 and beyond.


To tell your personal story, Mary will bring her professional writing expertise: Mary's work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and other publications, as well as her award-winning memoir. An experienced public speaker, Mary has not only officiated dozens of weddings, but has also been featured at national conventions, on college campuses, on television and radio, and on The Turning podcast, where her voice is heard in nearly every episode. A seasoned event planner, Mary pays special attention to coordinating her services with your venue contact, musicians or DJ, and others connected with your big day. Though Mary respects religious faith and appreciates ritual (she was a nun for twenty years), Mary's ceremonies as a Humanist celebrant express a positive, non-theistic philosophy instead of religious faith.

Services Offered

Understanding that a wedding officiant helps a couple perform a very personal act of commitment in a rather public setting, Mary finds that a wedding works best when a couple and their officiant aren't strangers. Mary gets to know her couples well and works with them through several meetings, either in person or virtually, to get ceremonies just right. Mary Johnson, Humanist Celebrant provides comprehensive packages to make sure her clients receive the attention to detail they deserve. This includes several consultations, a rehearsal, a bound copy of your ceremony, and more. Further service options include, but are not limited to:

  • Bilingual ceremonies
  • Civil unions
  • Baby namings
  • Coming-of-age celebrations
  • New home blessings
  • and even Celebrations of Life, memorial services, and funerals

COVID-19 Considerations

Mary Johnson, Humanist Celebrant, actively participates in professional training related to COVID-19 issues. She follows all New Hampshire COVID guidelines and is strongly committed to providing an environment for you and your guests that is not only safe, but also elegant and personal.

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  • Mary was an absolute delight to work with, from the first call to the amazing ceremony. Our wedding blended two families, three generations, and many stories. Mary provided so many good ideas, and really made the effort to learn about us and our families. The planning was fun and thoughtful, and the ceremony itself was simply perfect. We would very highly recommend Mary to anyone.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 350.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 350.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 200.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Bilingual

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-Based, No Denomination, Pagan, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    ME, MA, NH

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