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Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer

Southborough , MA
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11 Reservoir Drive
Southborough, MA 01772 US (map)

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508-481-7338

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ABOUT US

I am a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. My commission was issued as one of the Justices of the Peace for the Town of Southborough. This allows me to officiate... Read more
I am a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. My commission was issued as one of the Justices of the Peace for the Town of Southborough. This allows me to officiate for your special day anywhere within the Commonwealth. Since becoming a Justice of the Peace, I have been an active member of the Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association, Inc. (www.mjpa.org) having served two terms as its President from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2011. I served on the Executive Board as an elected Director until June 30, 2015. Also, I served on the Executive Board as the Immediate Past President from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. Previously, I served as Secretary of the Executive Committee for 2 years. I am also an active member of the New England Wedding Professionals (http://www.newpweddings.com). At it's Annual Meeting, Sunday, 6/24/12, I was presented the Richard M. Percoco, Sr. Award by the Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association, Inc. "FOR HIS OUTSTANDING AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE MJPA." Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto

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Amy
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We could not have had a better experience with Mike Backer! We had to contact him last minute to organize a private wedding and he was very accommodating and flexible, able to work with us just two days before! He has a great spirit and humor, while remaining very professional. He listened to what we wanted and needed and was willing to change or add to the service based on what we wanted. I couldn't be happier with his services!
We could not have had a better experience with Mike Backer! We had to contact him last minute to organize a private Read more...
We could not have had a better experience with Mike Backer! We had to contact him last minute to organize a private wedding and he was very accommodating and flexible, able to work with us just two days before! He has a great spirit and humor, while remaining very professional. He listened to what we wanted and needed and was willing to change or add to the service based on what we wanted. I couldn't be happier with his services! Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
JP Mike Backer did a fantastic Ceremony for our wedding. His realism and sense of humor was an added point of ease to us during our ceremony. He's professional and open to any ideas for a wedding ceremony. He also had marvelous suggestions. He kept the flow of our ceremony going smoothly, as my limo was late, which made the bride and bridesmaids late. He really put us at ease. Our ceromy was absolutely beautiful and I would highly recommend Mike Baxter to anyone getting married or renewing their vows. Thank you so much Mike.
JP Mike Backer did a fantastic Ceremony for our wedding. His realism and sense of humor was an added point of ease to us Read more...
JP Mike Backer did a fantastic Ceremony for our wedding. His realism and sense of humor was an added point of ease to us during our ceremony. He's professional and open to any ideas for a wedding ceremony. He also had marvelous suggestions. He kept the flow of our ceremony going smoothly, as my limo was late, which made the bride and bridesmaids late. He really put us at ease. Our ceromy was absolutely beautiful and I would highly recommend Mike Baxter to anyone getting married or renewing their vows. Thank you so much Mike. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant than Mike Backer. Since the day our conversations began he was fantastic and really made the stressful wedding process enjoyable (and humorous too!). He has an amazing/witty personality that fit both my husband and I perfectly. Our first meeting was to be a quick coffee but turned into an hour and a half of awesome conversation--we knew immediately he was the right choice for us. He helped us customize our ceremony so it was a perfect reflection of our personalities and beliefs. Over a month later, our family and friends are still talking about what an awesome job he did. He calmed my anxious nerves the day prior during our rehearsal simply because of his caring demeanor. I strongly suggest you meet with Mike and you'll see firsthand exactly what all of these positive reviews are talking about. THANK YOU MIKE! You made our big day better than we could have imagined. Love, 'Jonnifer' ;)
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant than Mike Backer. Since the day our conversations began he was fantastic and Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant than Mike Backer. Since the day our conversations began he was fantastic and really made the stressful wedding process enjoyable (and humorous too!). He has an amazing/witty personality that fit both my husband and I perfectly. Our first meeting was to be a quick coffee but turned into an hour and a half of awesome conversation--we knew immediately he was the right choice for us. He helped us customize our ceremony so it was a perfect reflection of our personalities and beliefs. Over a month later, our family and friends are still talking about what an awesome job he did. He calmed my anxious nerves the day prior during our rehearsal simply because of his caring demeanor. I strongly suggest you meet with Mike and you'll see firsthand exactly what all of these positive reviews are talking about. THANK YOU MIKE! You made our big day better than we could have imagined. Love, 'Jonnifer' ;) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
He made the whole experience easier by helping us through the process. He helped ease awkwardness and tension during the rehearsal and made sure everything went smoothly the day of the wedding with a few laughs as well.
He made the whole experience easier by helping us through the process. He helped ease awkwardness and tension during the Read more...
He made the whole experience easier by helping us through the process. He helped ease awkwardness and tension during the rehearsal and made sure everything went smoothly the day of the wedding with a few laughs as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
Felt a bit rushed, he even mentioned another appointment he needed to go to as if we were taking up his time on our own wedding. I would not hire again due to lack of professionalism and of apathy to your special event.
Felt a bit rushed, he even mentioned another appointment he needed to go to as if we were taking up his time on our own Read more...
Felt a bit rushed, he even mentioned another appointment he needed to go to as if we were taking up his time on our own wedding. I would not hire again due to lack of professionalism and of apathy to your special event. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer responded with the following comments:

This is the first time I have ever responded to a review and honestly feel that although the author may have valid comments, without my knowing the date, location or venue of the ceremony, I can't respond factually. Yes, I do often book more than one wedding on any given day. Yes, I may have had another engagement scheduled. That said, sometimes weddings begin as much as 30 minutes after the agreed upon start time and I schedule my appointments base upon good faith that the starting time will be as agreed or within 15 minutes. I usually arrive at ceremonies 30 minutes or more ahead of the scheduled start time to get set up and to make sure everything goes properly etc. Professionalism is most important to me and although I'd like to make things right, without knowing the specifics I guess I would hope those who read this review will consider it in the context of the other 150 or so more positive reviews. Thank you to the author for your candor. Sincerely, Mike
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Kristy
Wedding:
5/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Mike was wonderful! Professional yet personable. He was a pleasure to work with!
Mike was wonderful! Professional yet personable. He was a pleasure to work with!
Mike was wonderful! Professional yet personable. He was a pleasure to work with! Read less
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YARITZA & MICHAEL
Wedding:
5/17/2015
5.0/5.0
He did a great job...professional in all aspects and also made us laugh when we needed it! Thank you Mike for everything!!!!!
He did a great job...professional in all aspects and also made us laugh when we needed it! Thank you Mike for Read more...
He did a great job...professional in all aspects and also made us laugh when we needed it! Thank you Mike for everything!!!!! Read less
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Roy
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
We found Mike to be very helpful and friendly in the planning stages, and an absolute joy at the actual wedding. I/we don't know how he could have done any better. He added a little humor which we appreciated. We recommend him highly.
We found Mike to be very helpful and friendly in the planning stages, and an absolute joy at the actual wedding. I/we Read more...
We found Mike to be very helpful and friendly in the planning stages, and an absolute joy at the actual wedding. I/we don't know how he could have done any better. He added a little humor which we appreciated. We recommend him highly. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Mike was so great! When we met for our consult he not only outlined his service but outlined everything we needed to know to make our marriage legal! Then he helped us decide what kind of ceremony we actually wanted. He talked to us about the different types of ceremonies and said he was open to helping us plan any type of ceremony we wanted. He even lends you a book to better help you plan your ceremony. He is very quick to respond to emails. The day of he did a great job adding little side lines (with our permission) that were funny and everyone enjoyed. We had great light hearted ceremony that was family based thanks to him. He stood off to the side for pictures of our first kiss which was so great too. Afterwards he gave us our file and he was off. Very very professional efficient and flexible. Would recommend him to anyone!
Mike was so great! When we met for our consult he not only outlined his service but outlined everything we needed to know Read more...
Mike was so great! When we met for our consult he not only outlined his service but outlined everything we needed to know to make our marriage legal! Then he helped us decide what kind of ceremony we actually wanted. He talked to us about the different types of ceremonies and said he was open to helping us plan any type of ceremony we wanted. He even lends you a book to better help you plan your ceremony. He is very quick to respond to emails. The day of he did a great job adding little side lines (with our permission) that were funny and everyone enjoyed. We had great light hearted ceremony that was family based thanks to him. He stood off to the side for pictures of our first kiss which was so great too. Afterwards he gave us our file and he was off. Very very professional efficient and flexible. Would recommend him to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Private User
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Mike Backer was an excellent wedding officiant for our wedding. He walked us wedding newbies through the whole wedding ceremony process during a pre-meeting and a rehearsal. Mike is a confident, experienced, responsive, and humorous justice of the peace. Though I don't know how his prices compare with others, he is definitely someone who can get the job done and the job done well.
Mike Backer was an excellent wedding officiant for our wedding. He walked us wedding newbies through the whole wedding Read more...
Mike Backer was an excellent wedding officiant for our wedding. He walked us wedding newbies through the whole wedding ceremony process during a pre-meeting and a rehearsal. Mike is a confident, experienced, responsive, and humorous justice of the peace. Though I don't know how his prices compare with others, he is definitely someone who can get the job done and the job done well. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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