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Officiant in Rochester, NY,
(585) 746-4514

About Us

Paul's philosophy is that a couple should have the wedding ceremony of their dreams. He believes it is their day and that they should start their marriage by celebrating it in the way that symbolizes the love that they have for each other. His job is to perform the ceremony of their wishes, without any prejudice as to what paths in life brought them to this occasion. Commitment Ceremonies and Vow Renewals are also available.

Personalized Ceremony - $225

Fully customized to your wishes, for large weddings, small weddings, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies and elopements. We will meet in person or communicate by phone/Zoom/e-mail to create the wedding ceremony that reflects you as a couple. I will write your ceremony based on our discussions and then you will be able to edit it as you see fit.

Personalized Ceremony Package includes:
Introductory and final planning meeting
Maintain communication through planning via e-mail/Zoom/phone
A draft of your ceremony that you may edit as you see fit
Your love story
Your choices of readings and/or prayers and a sermon
Traditional vows or your own vows
Your choice of a special ceremony, such as sand, candle, knot-tying, chocolate, etc.
As a keepsake, the actual script of your ceremony in booklet form
Proper completion and filing of your marriage license

Basic Ceremony - $125

For the couple who are looking for a basic ceremony that focuses on the meaning of love in your marriage. Ideal for couples who want their wedding "simple and short" and for simple elopements. Runs approximately 10 minutes. This package includes e-mail and phone consultation. Not available after 12:00 noon on Saturdays from May through October.

Basic Ceremony Package Includes:
Introductory meeting
Maintain communication through planning via e-mail/Zoom/phone
Your choice of two readings or prayers
Traditional vows or your own vows
As a keepsake, the actual script of your ceremony in booklet form
Proper completion and filing of your marriage license

Rehearsal - $75

Add a rehearsal to either package. Recommended if you have a wedding party. Not usually necessary for an intimate ceremony. Subject to availability; we can discuss other options if I'm not available.

Travel Fees

My service area includes Rochester; as far east as Geneva, as far west as Medina, and as far south as Geneseo. Any locations beyond this area may incur a travel fee.


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  • Paul was very responsive and prepared a wonderful reading. I would recommend Paul to anyone as he was professional, compassionate, and provided us with a wonderful private service on the shores of Seneca Lake. I would recommend his services to anyone.

    responded with the following comments.

    Rich, thank you so much! You chose a beautiful location for your ceremony! I wish you both many years of happiness.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 225.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 75.00

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

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

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

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