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

Keene , NH
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LOCATION

31 Dover Street
Keene, NH 03431 US (map)

PHONE

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, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
MA, NH, VT

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Jane was a pleasure. She really went out of her way to get to know my husband and I and incorporated what she learned seamlessly into the ceremony. Everyone was very touched by the ceremony she wrote and I've had a number of people request copies of the ceremony because they thought it was so sweet and heartfelt. She was always easy to reach and open to different ideas for the ceremony. She also offered great options for different readings, and during the rehearsal managed to find a way to involve several family members in the ceremony in ways we hadn't even thought of. It made it that much more touching and I'm truly grateful that she created those moments in the ceremony for us. She truly loves what she does and gives her all to the couples she works with.
Working with Jane was a pleasure. She really went out of her way to get to know my husband and I and incorporated what she Read more...
Working with Jane was a pleasure. She really went out of her way to get to know my husband and I and incorporated what she learned seamlessly into the ceremony. Everyone was very touched by the ceremony she wrote and I've had a number of people request copies of the ceremony because they thought it was so sweet and heartfelt. She was always easy to reach and open to different ideas for the ceremony. She also offered great options for different readings, and during the rehearsal managed to find a way to involve several family members in the ceremony in ways we hadn't even thought of. It made it that much more touching and I'm truly grateful that she created those moments in the ceremony for us. She truly loves what she does and gives her all to the couples she works with. Read less
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Karla and Joe - your wedding at The Chesterfield Inn was intimate and lovely - miles away from your home in NJ. It was really nice to get to know you and work side by side with you so your day was all you hoped it would be. Thanks for the honor.
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Nikki
Wedding:
4/8/2017
5.0/5.0
There are so many wonderful things I could say about Jane that I don't know where to begin. She truly loves what she does and loves love and it shows. She puts a lot of work into her ceremonies, making them all unique to the couple. That in of itself makes it worth it. I absolutely loved our ceremony and she works with you if you have issues such as one person is religious and the other, not so much. She has suggestions and compromises that make everyone happy and comfortable and really takes into account the things that are important to each of you and you together as a couple. I just really can't say enough great things about Jane.
GO LOVE!!!
There are so many wonderful things I could say about Jane that I don't know where to begin. She truly loves what she does Read more...
There are so many wonderful things I could say about Jane that I don't know where to begin. She truly loves what she does and loves love and it shows. She puts a lot of work into her ceremonies, making them all unique to the couple. That in of itself makes it worth it. I absolutely loved our ceremony and she works with you if you have issues such as one person is religious and the other, not so much. She has suggestions and compromises that make everyone happy and comfortable and really takes into account the things that are important to each of you and you together as a couple. I just really can't say enough great things about Jane.
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Nikki and Ryan married at Alyson's Orchard - it was still a bit chilly in April, so we enjoyed an indoor ceremony. I was happy to meet Nikki and Ryan beforehand for a meet and greet and that was a great springboard into a fantastic and relaxed ceremony. I feel like I have known them forever.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jane is simply an amazing person who truly appreciates love and what it means to the couple. We had a unique situation and had the ceremony on our own and decided to have the reception with family and friends several months later. Jane was our officiant for both services and we were blessed to have her do both ceremonies. Jane is extremely thoughtful, kind, and compassionate. She wrote a personal ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple and offered excellent advice on the importance of commitment to each other in the future years. Jane has a true gift and we were lucky to have her officiate our ceremonies. We would highly recommend Jane as an officiant to anyone who is serious about marriage and it's meaning or if you just want to be inspired.
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Matt and Megan
Jane is simply an amazing person who truly appreciates love and what it means to the couple. We had a unique situation and Read more...
Jane is simply an amazing person who truly appreciates love and what it means to the couple. We had a unique situation and had the ceremony on our own and decided to have the reception with family and friends several months later. Jane was our officiant for both services and we were blessed to have her do both ceremonies. Jane is extremely thoughtful, kind, and compassionate. She wrote a personal ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple and offered excellent advice on the importance of commitment to each other in the future years. Jane has a true gift and we were lucky to have her officiate our ceremonies. We would highly recommend Jane as an officiant to anyone who is serious about marriage and it's meaning or if you just want to be inspired.
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

I am lucky to have officiated for Matt and Megan twice - the first time at the picturesque Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge with just the two of them and Matt's brother in attendance. Their second ceremony was a recommitment in Stowe, Mass. Both ceremonies were difference and wonderful. I am blessed to have these memories.
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Allison
Wedding:
1/7/2017
5.0/5.0
Jane was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was attentive and responsive and very accommodating to our wants and needs. She created a beautiful ceremony for us and really took into account who we are as people. Our wedding day was really amazing and we owe a lot of that to her.
Jane was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was attentive and responsive and very accommodating to our wants and Read more...
Jane was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was attentive and responsive and very accommodating to our wants and needs. She created a beautiful ceremony for us and really took into account who we are as people. Our wedding day was really amazing and we owe a lot of that to her. Read less
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Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Allison and Brandon enjoyed a winter wedding in Alstead, NH. It was heartfelt, full of family and friends, laughter and tears. They live in Canada, but will always have the memory of being married in a small country town in New Hampshire.
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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:

Katie and Marc were married at The Shattuck Golf Course in Jaffrey - all of Marc's groomsmen are presently Marines and standing in their company, while they were in their dress uniforms was amazing. I met them for the first time at their rehearsal, but worked alongside of them via email and phone calls so our segue into their rehearsal and ceremony was seamless. They are an amazing couple!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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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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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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
5.0/5.0
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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Amanda
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful words about Jane. She came highly recommended and I see why. She goes above and beyond to make a very special ceremony. The readings that she used were just spot-on, heart-touching and very personal. Many guests told me how moved they were by her words. Jane is super nice to work with and very fast on getting back to you. Highly recommend for a beautiful ceremony!
I can't say enough wonderful words about Jane. She came highly recommended and I see why. She goes above and beyond to Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful words about Jane. She came highly recommended and I see why. She goes above and beyond to make a very special ceremony. The readings that she used were just spot-on, heart-touching and very personal. Many guests told me how moved they were by her words. Jane is super nice to work with and very fast on getting back to you. Highly recommend for a beautiful ceremony! Read less
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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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