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Mary Coburn, Wedding Celebrant

Mansfield Center , CT
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P.O. Box 884
Mansfield Center, CT 06250 US (map)

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860-519-4127

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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
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.

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Lauren
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary officiated my wedding in September of 2014. Every step of the way my husband I am were amazed by her attention to detail, as well as the care and effort she puts into her work. Our first meeting with Mary, and all other steps with her there after truly made us focus on our relationship, and the things we loved most about one another.

When our wedding day finally came, I could not have been happier with the results! Our ceremony was one of a kind. Mary listened to everything we had wanted, and most importantly what we did not want included! She tailored our ceremony uniquely to us, and worked collaboratively with me in helping me write vows. We are still getting compliments on our ceremony, as it was the most unique wedding many of our guests had been to. Mary told all of them our story, so they all felt more connected to us, and the journey we had been through.

I will never forget our ceremony, as it was truly special.

As a side note; after our wedding, both our siblings became engaged, and have chosen to use Mary to officiate their weddings!
Mary officiated my wedding in September of 2014. Every step of the way my husband I am were amazed by her attention to Read more...
Mary officiated my wedding in September of 2014. Every step of the way my husband I am were amazed by her attention to detail, as well as the care and effort she puts into her work. Our first meeting with Mary, and all other steps with her there after truly made us focus on our relationship, and the things we loved most about one another.

When our wedding day finally came, I could not have been happier with the results! Our ceremony was one of a kind. Mary listened to everything we had wanted, and most importantly what we did not want included! She tailored our ceremony uniquely to us, and worked collaboratively with me in helping me write vows. We are still getting compliments on our ceremony, as it was the most unique wedding many of our guests had been to. Mary told all of them our story, so they all felt more connected to us, and the journey we had been through.

I will never forget our ceremony, as it was truly special.

As a side note; after our wedding, both our siblings became engaged, and have chosen to use Mary to officiate their weddings! Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't think I can say enough to justify how amazing Mary was for our wedding. She went above and beyond our expectations. We first met with her at a Starbucks to interview her for our wedding. My husband and I immediately fell in love and didn't even need to meet with anyone else. Mary was so warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting. We could have talked to her for days. Aside from her personality, we loved the fact that she TRULY gets to know YOU. She doesn’t simply use a pre-scripted ceremony and input names. She takes the time to send you questionnaires to really get to know YOUR story and uses this to construct the ceremony. We chose to right our own vows, and Mary was great in helping us to get them just right! She took the time throughout the wedding planning process to check in and make sure all was going well and to make sure I was staying calm. The day of the wedding, she came up to the bridal suite to see me before the ceremony & remind me to breathe. I was almost sad to see my wedding day come and go because it meant no more meeting with Mary at Starbucks, and I had come to enjoy that. Now on to the ceremony, there are no words! It was absolutely beautiful! We received so many compliments from our guests: “That was the best ceremony I have ever heard! Your officiant was wonderful!" I even had people asking for her name and number. To this day, when people talk about our wedding, they refer to how amazing our officiant was. Mary has a way with words, a certain way she delivers the ceremony that really captures you, as she tells the story of the bride and groom. It was light & funny, as well as true & deep; it was PERFECT! Mary certainly delivered! I could go on forever, but will end by saying: if you’re looking for a unique, individualized ceremony that tells YOUR story, an officiant who is professional and willing to guide you, someone who will capture your audience and provide you with a stress-free experience…Mary is the one! Love her!
I don't think I can say enough to justify how amazing Mary was for our wedding. She went above and beyond our Read more...
I don't think I can say enough to justify how amazing Mary was for our wedding. She went above and beyond our expectations. We first met with her at a Starbucks to interview her for our wedding. My husband and I immediately fell in love and didn't even need to meet with anyone else. Mary was so warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting. We could have talked to her for days. Aside from her personality, we loved the fact that she TRULY gets to know YOU. She doesn’t simply use a pre-scripted ceremony and input names. She takes the time to send you questionnaires to really get to know YOUR story and uses this to construct the ceremony. We chose to right our own vows, and Mary was great in helping us to get them just right! She took the time throughout the wedding planning process to check in and make sure all was going well and to make sure I was staying calm. The day of the wedding, she came up to the bridal suite to see me before the ceremony & remind me to breathe. I was almost sad to see my wedding day come and go because it meant no more meeting with Mary at Starbucks, and I had come to enjoy that. Now on to the ceremony, there are no words! It was absolutely beautiful! We received so many compliments from our guests: “That was the best ceremony I have ever heard! Your officiant was wonderful!" I even had people asking for her name and number. To this day, when people talk about our wedding, they refer to how amazing our officiant was. Mary has a way with words, a certain way she delivers the ceremony that really captures you, as she tells the story of the bride and groom. It was light & funny, as well as true & deep; it was PERFECT! Mary certainly delivered! I could go on forever, but will end by saying: if you’re looking for a unique, individualized ceremony that tells YOUR story, an officiant who is professional and willing to guide you, someone who will capture your audience and provide you with a stress-free experience…Mary is the one! Love her! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying that Mary is just plain amazing. From the first time meeting with her we immediately knew she was perfect, there is a certain calm about her and a connection that we really valued. Mary took the time to collect our thoughts and stories and compiled a thoughtful collaboration of our past and present love that shined throughout the ceremony. Not to put other ceremonies down, but I have never heard so many people talk about how great the ceremony at the wedding was and how refreshing it was to hear our entire story summed up so eloquently. Mary was amazing and has an ability to exude comfort and control and I cannot imagine my wedding day without her help. It was the best day of our lives and I'd recommend her to anyone.
Let me start by saying that Mary is just plain amazing. From the first time meeting with her we immediately knew she was Read more...
Let me start by saying that Mary is just plain amazing. From the first time meeting with her we immediately knew she was perfect, there is a certain calm about her and a connection that we really valued. Mary took the time to collect our thoughts and stories and compiled a thoughtful collaboration of our past and present love that shined throughout the ceremony. Not to put other ceremonies down, but I have never heard so many people talk about how great the ceremony at the wedding was and how refreshing it was to hear our entire story summed up so eloquently. Mary was amazing and has an ability to exude comfort and control and I cannot imagine my wedding day without her help. It was the best day of our lives and I'd recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a wedding officiant then stop everything you're doing and look no further than Mary Coburn. Mary is simply the best at what she does and brings heaps of professionalism, enthusiasm and love to every ceremony she officiates. She has an uncanny ability to take your love story and make it into a half-hour ceremony that will make your guests laugh and cry, while capturing the essence of the couple. My wife and I are so happy we had the privilege of having Mary marry us, and will always remember the ceremony as the highlight of the entire day. To sum it up, Mary's ceremonies transcend what people typically think of when they think of weddings. Any couple would be lucky to call Mary their officiant!
If you're looking for a wedding officiant then stop everything you're doing and look no further than Mary Coburn. Mary is Read more...
If you're looking for a wedding officiant then stop everything you're doing and look no further than Mary Coburn. Mary is simply the best at what she does and brings heaps of professionalism, enthusiasm and love to every ceremony she officiates. She has an uncanny ability to take your love story and make it into a half-hour ceremony that will make your guests laugh and cry, while capturing the essence of the couple. My wife and I are so happy we had the privilege of having Mary marry us, and will always remember the ceremony as the highlight of the entire day. To sum it up, Mary's ceremonies transcend what people typically think of when they think of weddings. Any couple would be lucky to call Mary their officiant! Read less
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chelsea
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so thankful for everything Mary did for us! The process with her was so wonderful and very very meaningful. I have told many this before but I honestly mean it when I say we couldn't have gone with anyone else to marry us! We felt a connection with her from the beginning and knew how important this was to her as it was to us. That means more than any words in an review can ever truly say!

Everyone raved about the ceremony and how personal and beautiful it was. They also are still raving about Mary and how wonderful she is. I can't even begin to tell you how much everyone just loved her voice!! I know that is weird but it really made a difference how warm and open she was!

Because of Mary, we will have a ceremony to read and watch that we are so proud of. It was full of our spirit and for that we are forever grateful!
My husband and I are so thankful for everything Mary did for us! The process with her was so wonderful and very very Read more...
My husband and I are so thankful for everything Mary did for us! The process with her was so wonderful and very very meaningful. I have told many this before but I honestly mean it when I say we couldn't have gone with anyone else to marry us! We felt a connection with her from the beginning and knew how important this was to her as it was to us. That means more than any words in an review can ever truly say!

Everyone raved about the ceremony and how personal and beautiful it was. They also are still raving about Mary and how wonderful she is. I can't even begin to tell you how much everyone just loved her voice!! I know that is weird but it really made a difference how warm and open she was!

Because of Mary, we will have a ceremony to read and watch that we are so proud of. It was full of our spirit and for that we are forever grateful! Read less
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Christian
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We found Mary through our wedding venue. We contacted several people but she was always the one to beat in our minds. Meeting Mary in person only solidified this! She was a gem to work with! Mary really took the time to get to know us individually and as a couple. She was genuinely interested in our story. Her attention to detail is very comforting. We had quite a bit of push back about not being married in a religious institution. Mary supported us and worked diligently to help us balance expectations. Her ceremony allowed some of my family members who are of a different faith to still be present but the ceremony still reflected our religious beliefs.

I also must say that as the bride, getting married without either of my parents was particularly scary for me. When we decided on a big wedding, my anixety went through the roof. I was still coping with my grief and just terrified that I would cry my way through the ceremony. Mary was aware of this from the beginning and about six months before the wedding she called me to discuss methods to help me be present in the moment, to feel my emotions without succumbing to the weight of them. IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING! I followed her advice and by the time the wedding day came I wasn't worried at all. Mary kept telling me I would be present in the moment and she was absolutely right. I can't imagine all officiants are able to do this but she did and I am so grateful to her for it!

Two months after our wedding people are still complimenting us on the ceremony. Everyone loves that they could see our faces and not our backs! They love that they learned our story. And they all say that it was the perfect length. Not too long and not too short. I am not surprised.. Mary is the best officiant any couple could ask for! I encourage you to check out her website to get a better idea of just how wonderful her ceremonies can be!
We found Mary through our wedding venue. We contacted several people but she was always the one to beat in our minds. Read more...
We found Mary through our wedding venue. We contacted several people but she was always the one to beat in our minds. Meeting Mary in person only solidified this! She was a gem to work with! Mary really took the time to get to know us individually and as a couple. She was genuinely interested in our story. Her attention to detail is very comforting. We had quite a bit of push back about not being married in a religious institution. Mary supported us and worked diligently to help us balance expectations. Her ceremony allowed some of my family members who are of a different faith to still be present but the ceremony still reflected our religious beliefs.

I also must say that as the bride, getting married without either of my parents was particularly scary for me. When we decided on a big wedding, my anixety went through the roof. I was still coping with my grief and just terrified that I would cry my way through the ceremony. Mary was aware of this from the beginning and about six months before the wedding she called me to discuss methods to help me be present in the moment, to feel my emotions without succumbing to the weight of them. IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING! I followed her advice and by the time the wedding day came I wasn't worried at all. Mary kept telling me I would be present in the moment and she was absolutely right. I can't imagine all officiants are able to do this but she did and I am so grateful to her for it!

Two months after our wedding people are still complimenting us on the ceremony. Everyone loves that they could see our faces and not our backs! They love that they learned our story. And they all say that it was the perfect length. Not too long and not too short. I am not surprised.. Mary is the best officiant any couple could ask for! I encourage you to check out her website to get a better idea of just how wonderful her ceremonies can be! Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
8/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Having Mary Coburn do our wedding ceremony, was the best decision we could have ever made. Her beautiful ceremony is what made our wedding meaningful. Every SINGLE one of our guests commented on how amazing her ceremony was. All we kept hearing the next day was \"where did you find that officiant? She was absolutely amazing\". Mary did such a great job of getting to know my fiance and I. She wrote a ceremony that was completely personalized and unique. She was so open-minded about officiating a gay wedding it made us feel at ease. She also had no problems changing things up when we requested. When it comes down to it, I would highly recommend Mary for any upcoming ceremony. She blew us away !!! I cannot not even explain how much meaning she brought to our special day.
Having Mary Coburn do our wedding ceremony, was the best decision we could have ever made. Her beautiful ceremony is what Read more...
Having Mary Coburn do our wedding ceremony, was the best decision we could have ever made. Her beautiful ceremony is what made our wedding meaningful. Every SINGLE one of our guests commented on how amazing her ceremony was. All we kept hearing the next day was \"where did you find that officiant? She was absolutely amazing\". Mary did such a great job of getting to know my fiance and I. She wrote a ceremony that was completely personalized and unique. She was so open-minded about officiating a gay wedding it made us feel at ease. She also had no problems changing things up when we requested. When it comes down to it, I would highly recommend Mary for any upcoming ceremony. She blew us away !!! I cannot not even explain how much meaning she brought to our special day. Read less
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April
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Caring. Invested. Supportive. Thorough. Gracious. Intelligent. Good listener. Passionate... Are just a few words to say about Mary, but truly there are no words to fully describe what an amazing officiant and phenomenal person she is. Throughout our wedding process, Mary was the calming, kind, efficient professional that she is.
Having seen what Mary offers at my brother's wedding several years ago, it was a no-brainer for me to have Mary be part of our day. The biggest thing about her is that she truly takes the time to get to know you and your spouse, and your love story. She takes your conversations and questionnaire answers to weave together a beautifully written ceremony that absolutely captures the essence of your love and what brought you and your spouse together. She will completely captivate your guests with her eloquent, soothing voice as she shares your personalized ceremony.
The number one priority for us, was to remember why everyone was there.. to celebrate our marriage and the love that brought us together. So it was hugely important to me to have someone who gave us a unique ceremony that was not only special to us, but also offered insight to our love and even a little entertainment to our guests.
Mary completely exceeded our expectations, and I would, without a doubt in my mind, recommend her to anyone that wants an out-of-this-world ceremony! A lot of decisions have to get made during the wedding process and it could get overwhelming to say the least, but I promise Mary is a sure bet and you will not be disappointed!
Caring. Invested. Supportive. Thorough. Gracious. Intelligent. Good listener. Passionate... Are just a few words to say Read more...
Caring. Invested. Supportive. Thorough. Gracious. Intelligent. Good listener. Passionate... Are just a few words to say about Mary, but truly there are no words to fully describe what an amazing officiant and phenomenal person she is. Throughout our wedding process, Mary was the calming, kind, efficient professional that she is.
Having seen what Mary offers at my brother's wedding several years ago, it was a no-brainer for me to have Mary be part of our day. The biggest thing about her is that she truly takes the time to get to know you and your spouse, and your love story. She takes your conversations and questionnaire answers to weave together a beautifully written ceremony that absolutely captures the essence of your love and what brought you and your spouse together. She will completely captivate your guests with her eloquent, soothing voice as she shares your personalized ceremony.
The number one priority for us, was to remember why everyone was there.. to celebrate our marriage and the love that brought us together. So it was hugely important to me to have someone who gave us a unique ceremony that was not only special to us, but also offered insight to our love and even a little entertainment to our guests.
Mary completely exceeded our expectations, and I would, without a doubt in my mind, recommend her to anyone that wants an out-of-this-world ceremony! A lot of decisions have to get made during the wedding process and it could get overwhelming to say the least, but I promise Mary is a sure bet and you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mary was fantastic. She was a pleasure to work with and she helped make our day perfect. Several friends and family members commented on how beautiful and personal the ceremony was and how great Mary was. They thought we had known Mary for years. They were so surprised learn that we had just met her a few months before the wedding.
Mary was fantastic. She was a pleasure to work with and she helped make our day perfect. Several friends and family Read more...
Mary was fantastic. She was a pleasure to work with and she helped make our day perfect. Several friends and family members commented on how beautiful and personal the ceremony was and how great Mary was. They thought we had known Mary for years. They were so surprised learn that we had just met her a few months before the wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Mary was a true delight from start to finish. Not only is she charming and warm, but she is so well-spoken and knew exactly what type of ceremony would be the best fit for me and my husband. Mary was also so well organized and made the process extremely easy.My husband and I are both procrastinators (as is evident by how late I am writing this!), but Mary made sure to keep us on task in a friendly and helpful way. All of our friends and family raved about the ceremony and several people have asked us for her name and contact information. She is wonderful to work with and she made our ceremony the best part of our wedding. She is a lovely person with a true gift. Thank you so much Mary!
Working with Mary was a true delight from start to finish. Not only is she charming and warm, but she is so well-spoken Read more...
Working with Mary was a true delight from start to finish. Not only is she charming and warm, but she is so well-spoken and knew exactly what type of ceremony would be the best fit for me and my husband. Mary was also so well organized and made the process extremely easy.My husband and I are both procrastinators (as is evident by how late I am writing this!), but Mary made sure to keep us on task in a friendly and helpful way. All of our friends and family raved about the ceremony and several people have asked us for her name and contact information. She is wonderful to work with and she made our ceremony the best part of our wedding. She is a lovely person with a true gift. Thank you so much Mary! Read less
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