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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant

Keene , NH
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31 Dover Street
Keene, NH 03431 US (map)

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603-313-4107
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ABOUT US

Delighted and honored to have been awarded Bride's Choice Awards for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and the Couple's Choice Award for 2014, 2015, and 2016, Market Survey of America's Best... Read more
Delighted and honored to have been awarded Bride's Choice Awards for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and the Couple's Choice Award for 2014, 2015, and 2016, Market Survey of America's Best of the Best for the greater Keene Area, 2013 and 2015 and 2016 Keene Sentinel Readers' Choice 1st place for best Wedding Officiant.

Being a practicing Justice of the Peace/Wedding Officiant for the State of New Hampshire, since 2004, is an incredible honor and officiating over 1000 ceremonies since then is surreal. I continually remind my children to surround themselves with vocations that bring this kind of satisfaction. Since becoming a JP, I have steadily increased the number of weddings I have officiated at, traveling throughout New Hampshire , Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. Being an integral part of a couple’s wedding experience is humbling. I love to write, and generally I put an entire ceremony together for a couple as part of our fee arrangement. I encourage couples to write their own vows, but if they would rather I write a litany, I am happy to do that as well. Tailoring a ceremony specifically to a couple is what I do, unless a couple wants a simple no frills ceremony or perhaps an elopement.

My speciality is writing a ceremony that encompasses a unity piece crafted for each couple. My formula is to get to know my couples so that each and every element is reflective of their journey to marriage and their vision for the future. My speciality is a tree unity, which I have refined over the past 11 years and a brand new one I refer to as "There is Always Room For Love." Please ask me about them!

If I am not available to officiate for you, consider having a family member or close friend read a ceremony that I have custom written for you. In the last year I wrote over ten ceremonies for close friends or family to perform! Please contact me with any questions on how this can be done.

My fee is based upon the complexity of the ceremony, the venue, the amount of guests, travel time and arranging to be present at a rehearsal and meet and greet. My pricing range is from $200 to $500 generally, which includes travel. Please do not hesitate to call me with questions.

As a NH JP, officiating in MA. requires a waiver form that can be faxed to the Secretary of State’s office. There is no extra charge for this waiver. I've officiated in Topsfield, Newburyport, Holyoke, Cohasset, Wellesley,Templeton, Stow, Manchester-by-the Sea, Greenfield, Chatham, Gloucester, Boston, Salisbury, Tewksbury, Georgetown and Whately!

I have also officiated in Quechee,VT, Stratton Mtn., VT and Saco & York Beach, Maine. Because there is not reciprocity from state to state, some states require more for out-of-state JPs to officiate in their states. Just ask me and I'll tell you what my experience has been.

I've officiated in every county of New Hampshire. Some of the venues I frequent are Cathedral of the Pines, The Shattuck, The Bedford Village Inn, LaBelle Winery, Zorvino Vineyards, Keene Country Club, Stonewall Farm, The Grandview and Alyson's Orchard. I look forward to making your wedding a memorable experience. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
MA, NH, VT

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Katie
Wedding:
11/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Jane is an amazing woman. From the first time I spoke to her on the phone I knew she was the perfect person to marry Marc and I. Jane has a way about her that instantly made me feel at ease. We had a beautiful ceremony. Jane truly captured the embodiment of what we stand for and what our love means to each other. Our vows were written with the questionnaire she has you fill out that allows her to learn more about you! Our ceremony was creative, personalized and extremely meaningful to Marc and I. Jane loves incorporating a unity piece to make the ceremony unique and fun; we did the rock, pebbles and sand piece that tied in all the things that are important to us in our lives. I cannot say enough about Jane and her true talent and love for what she does. It is evident that Jane has found her true calling. Thank you Jane!!!
Jane is an amazing woman. From the first time I spoke to her on the phone I knew she was the perfect person to marry Marc Read more...
Jane is an amazing woman. From the first time I spoke to her on the phone I knew she was the perfect person to marry Marc and I. Jane has a way about her that instantly made me feel at ease. We had a beautiful ceremony. Jane truly captured the embodiment of what we stand for and what our love means to each other. Our vows were written with the questionnaire she has you fill out that allows her to learn more about you! Our ceremony was creative, personalized and extremely meaningful to Marc and I. Jane loves incorporating a unity piece to make the ceremony unique and fun; we did the rock, pebbles and sand piece that tied in all the things that are important to us in our lives. I cannot say enough about Jane and her true talent and love for what she does. It is evident that Jane has found her true calling. Thank you Jane!!! Read less
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Officiating for three sisters and their incredible husbands will go down in my wedding memories a a favorite - a true honor - In 2012 I officiated for Katie's older sister, Jessica and her husband, Rich - a couple of years later I officiated for her older sister, Heather and here husband Gerry - in November of this year I flew to Ft. Lauderdale and officiated for Katie and her active duty Coast Guard husband, Ryan - just standing in their company made me so proud to be part of their wedding days. I hugged Katie's parents, Karen and Bob and thanked them for growing my heart to the point where I sometimes feel like it will pop out of my chest. Go love x 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Jane is an incredible woman. She officiated my two older sisters weddings and then she happily agreed to travel to Florida with my family to officiate my own wedding. Jane has a way with her words. She puts her heart and soul into every piece she writes, making them all so unique. We could not be any more satisfied and grateful for her doing our ceremony. It was perfect. Thank you Jane for being you and LOVING what you do. xoxo Katie & Ryan P.
Jane is an incredible woman. She officiated my two older sisters weddings and then she happily agreed to travel to Florida Read more...
Jane is an incredible woman. She officiated my two older sisters weddings and then she happily agreed to travel to Florida with my family to officiate my own wedding. Jane has a way with her words. She puts her heart and soul into every piece she writes, making them all so unique. We could not be any more satisfied and grateful for her doing our ceremony. It was perfect. Thank you Jane for being you and LOVING what you do. xoxo Katie & Ryan P. Read less
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Drew
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Thank you Jane Rokes for the perfect ceremony!!! I would recommend Jane in a heart beat! Jane brings a level of passion and care to your ceremony that can't be explained. From the moment you meet her, you know that Jane is going to do an amazing job! Jane's knowledge, enthousiasm, and genuine care instantly put you at ease. She writes each ceremony to fit the happy couple, and works with you to include special touches that won't be forgotten. The uniting of two families isn't a duty that Jane takes lightly, and she will exceed any and every expectation that you may have for a JP. I hightly recommend Jane Rokes, she was a pure delight to work with!!! Thank you Jane for the perfect ceremony and magical day!!!
Thank you Jane Rokes for the perfect ceremony!!! I would recommend Jane in a heart beat! Jane brings a level of passion Read more...
Thank you Jane Rokes for the perfect ceremony!!! I would recommend Jane in a heart beat! Jane brings a level of passion and care to your ceremony that can't be explained. From the moment you meet her, you know that Jane is going to do an amazing job! Jane's knowledge, enthousiasm, and genuine care instantly put you at ease. She writes each ceremony to fit the happy couple, and works with you to include special touches that won't be forgotten. The uniting of two families isn't a duty that Jane takes lightly, and she will exceed any and every expectation that you may have for a JP. I hightly recommend Jane Rokes, she was a pure delight to work with!!! Thank you Jane for the perfect ceremony and magical day!!! Read less
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

I love you both! Drew and Nolan's ceremony was at The Currier Museum in Manchester and I listened to the oohs and ahhs when their guests arrived - commenting that iti was the prettiest venue they had seen for a wedding. You're an amazing couple and I'm proud to have been your officiant.
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jennifer
Wedding:
10/8/2016
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Jane is amazing at what she does! Rob and I were very lucky to have her wed us. Our wedding day was perfect. Thank you so much Jane.
Jane is amazing at what she does! Rob and I were very lucky to have her wed us. Our wedding day was perfect. Thank you so Read more...
Jane is amazing at what she does! Rob and I were very lucky to have her wed us. Our wedding day was perfect. Thank you so much Jane. Read less
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Jenny and Rob were married at The Marlborough House in Marlborough, NH - they had an intimate gathering with Jen's two children standing in witness for them. Jen's wonderful dad passed away earlier so her uncle escorted her down the aisle. Every detail was steeped in family.
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William
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Jane was fantastic! She wrote a beautiful ceremony and the gueats complimented her tone and enthusiasm. Definitely recommended!
Jane was fantastic! She wrote a beautiful ceremony and the gueats complimented her tone and enthusiasm. Definitely Read more...
Jane was fantastic! She wrote a beautiful ceremony and the gueats complimented her tone and enthusiasm. Definitely recommended! Read less
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

William and Katie were married at Labelle Winery in Amherst, NH. It was a beautiful day with high emotion and lots of love. We did a wine blending ceremony that was symbolic of the blending of their lives and the lives of their families.
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Betsy
Wedding:
9/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Jane Rokes officiated my wedding on September 18th of 2016 and she was absolutely INCREDIBLE! From the first time I spoke with her on the phone I knew she was the officiant we wanted for our ceremony. She is quick to respond, very flexible, and an absolute joy to speak with. She truly cares SO much about each couple and making their day special. We had been in touch with Jane for nearly a year prior to our wedding and she requested we complete a questionnaire about ourselves, our families, and our relationship so she could get a look into our lives. Through this questionnaire and our phone and email conversations, Jane got to know us and our lives well and that was very apparent in our ceremony. Even our parents felt as though Jane knew us well! Jane was fun and upbeat at both the rehearsal and the actual ceremony and kept everyone smiling and laughing. I would recommend Jane Rokes to any couple looking for an officiant, and anyone who books her is truly lucky!
Jane Rokes officiated my wedding on September 18th of 2016 and she was absolutely INCREDIBLE! From the first time I spoke Read more...
Jane Rokes officiated my wedding on September 18th of 2016 and she was absolutely INCREDIBLE! From the first time I spoke with her on the phone I knew she was the officiant we wanted for our ceremony. She is quick to respond, very flexible, and an absolute joy to speak with. She truly cares SO much about each couple and making their day special. We had been in touch with Jane for nearly a year prior to our wedding and she requested we complete a questionnaire about ourselves, our families, and our relationship so she could get a look into our lives. Through this questionnaire and our phone and email conversations, Jane got to know us and our lives well and that was very apparent in our ceremony. Even our parents felt as though Jane knew us well! Jane was fun and upbeat at both the rehearsal and the actual ceremony and kept everyone smiling and laughing. I would recommend Jane Rokes to any couple looking for an officiant, and anyone who books her is truly lucky! Read less
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Betsy and Gregg were married at Alyson's Orchard. They are a perfect match totally in touch with each other about everything. It's true - I felt like I had known them for a lifetime.
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Maddie
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Jane is amazing! I've known her for about 10 years and I just knew she had to officiate my wedding! She hand writes every ceremony with love. I've been to a couple of her weddings and they keep getting better! Of course mine was the best! My husband grew up in the Catholic religion and I grew up in the Jewish faith. So, we told Jane that both of those religions were special to us. She did so well incorporating aspects of both religions into our ceremony. My guests were blown away with how beautifully spoken Jane is. I had so many people come up to me and complement me on how beautiful our ceremony was. I would recommend Jane to everyone! As Jane always says GO LOVE!
Jane is amazing! I've known her for about 10 years and I just knew she had to officiate my wedding! She hand writes every Read more...
Jane is amazing! I've known her for about 10 years and I just knew she had to officiate my wedding! She hand writes every ceremony with love. I've been to a couple of her weddings and they keep getting better! Of course mine was the best! My husband grew up in the Catholic religion and I grew up in the Jewish faith. So, we told Jane that both of those religions were special to us. She did so well incorporating aspects of both religions into our ceremony. My guests were blown away with how beautifully spoken Jane is. I had so many people come up to me and complement me on how beautiful our ceremony was. I would recommend Jane to everyone! As Jane always says GO LOVE! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
My new husband and I got married on August 27th, and Jane was so amazing before, during, and after! She took the time to get to know us and our love for each other and made sure that our ceremony reflected that unique love. She took our answers to a questionnaire and incorporated them into the ceremony, along with quotes that showed our love story to our friends and family. She walked us through every step of the ceremony, and helped us plan how it was going to be beautiful for us. Thank you so much Jane!!!
My new husband and I got married on August 27th, and Jane was so amazing before, during, and after! She took the time to Read more...
My new husband and I got married on August 27th, and Jane was so amazing before, during, and after! She took the time to get to know us and our love for each other and made sure that our ceremony reflected that unique love. She took our answers to a questionnaire and incorporated them into the ceremony, along with quotes that showed our love story to our friends and family. She walked us through every step of the ceremony, and helped us plan how it was going to be beautiful for us. Thank you so much Jane!!! Read less
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Married at Cobb Hill this amazing couple came down the aisle together while we all stood up a little straighter. I loved getting to know them and look forward to staying in touch with them over time.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had heard wonderful things about Jane and her ceremonies before meeting her at our rehearsal, and each of them was absolutely right. Jane is truly a professional in all senses of the term, and she crafted a personal, touching and eloquent ceremony for us that was just incredible. She was warm, poised and organized and it was a joy and a pleasure to have her as our JP.
We had heard wonderful things about Jane and her ceremonies before meeting her at our rehearsal, and each of them was Read more...
We had heard wonderful things about Jane and her ceremonies before meeting her at our rehearsal, and each of them was absolutely right. Jane is truly a professional in all senses of the term, and she crafted a personal, touching and eloquent ceremony for us that was just incredible. She was warm, poised and organized and it was a joy and a pleasure to have her as our JP. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
We really can't express how amazing Jane Rokes is. Every word she says is so heartfelt, loving and meaningful. When Jane officiated our ceremony it felt so personal and heartfelt because that is exactly how she feels. She truly puts her heart and soul into the vows and really makes each one unique to each and every couple. When she first asked us to fill out her questionnaire (she uses this to write one-of-a-kind vows) it felt really long - but it is long because she really wants to know everything about you as a couple to make sure that your wedding vows are suited perfectly for you and your betrothed. This isn't just a job for Jane, it's a calling and she is absolutely perfect for it. She was above and beyond the perfect choice. She truly believes in the power of love and it shows in everything she does and that makes her priceless.
We really can't express how amazing Jane Rokes is. Every word she says is so heartfelt, loving and meaningful. When Jane Read more...
We really can't express how amazing Jane Rokes is. Every word she says is so heartfelt, loving and meaningful. When Jane officiated our ceremony it felt so personal and heartfelt because that is exactly how she feels. She truly puts her heart and soul into the vows and really makes each one unique to each and every couple. When she first asked us to fill out her questionnaire (she uses this to write one-of-a-kind vows) it felt really long - but it is long because she really wants to know everything about you as a couple to make sure that your wedding vows are suited perfectly for you and your betrothed. This isn't just a job for Jane, it's a calling and she is absolutely perfect for it. She was above and beyond the perfect choice. She truly believes in the power of love and it shows in everything she does and that makes her priceless. Read less
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Ashley & Anthony's wedding, including 170 of their closest friends and family. They did all their planning themselves - turning a camp setting into an elegant venue with shades of New Orleans, one of their favorite stomping grounds. Ashley's dress was made by a great seamstress in her home town and the color: red was gorgeous. I loved telling their story with their own words and in the end - everything was beautiful.

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