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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?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.

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Karyn
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Mary officiated our wedding this past June and it's difficult to put into words how happy I am that we chose her. She is extremely thoughtful, responsive, and made our ceremony (the most important part of the day) so personal and "us". For some background on why we chose her - I grew up Catholic and my husband is not religious so when we decided to get married, we wanted the commitment we were making to each other to mean something to us, and we weren't sure if getting married in a church would give us that. Mary also married my best friend 5 years prior and I remember how amazingly unique their ceremony was and how I walked away feeling overwhelmed with love and thinking that was what I wanted. Mary took the time to meet with us, listen to our story and what we wanted for each other, and blended in some of my catholic traditions to create a ceremony that was so touching most of my guests either at the wedding or afterwards couldn't stop raving about her. If you want a beautiful, loving, unique and personal ceremony for one of the most special days of your lives, I would 100% recommend Mary.
Mary officiated our wedding this past June and it's difficult to put into words how happy I am that we chose her. She is Read more...
Mary officiated our wedding this past June and it's difficult to put into words how happy I am that we chose her. She is extremely thoughtful, responsive, and made our ceremony (the most important part of the day) so personal and "us". For some background on why we chose her - I grew up Catholic and my husband is not religious so when we decided to get married, we wanted the commitment we were making to each other to mean something to us, and we weren't sure if getting married in a church would give us that. Mary also married my best friend 5 years prior and I remember how amazingly unique their ceremony was and how I walked away feeling overwhelmed with love and thinking that was what I wanted. Mary took the time to meet with us, listen to our story and what we wanted for each other, and blended in some of my catholic traditions to create a ceremony that was so touching most of my guests either at the wedding or afterwards couldn't stop raving about her. If you want a beautiful, loving, unique and personal ceremony for one of the most special days of your lives, I would 100% recommend Mary. Read less
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Karen A.
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are looking to have a wedding ceremony that is memorable, unique, and personal, Mary is the best resource to make that happen! Choosing Mary to be our officiant was, by far, the greatest and easiest decision we made for our wedding. It’s not often that people remember details of a wedding ceremony, but we’ve been married for almost 5 months now and we still hear from our guests about how great Mary was. She truly has a passion for what she does and it shows. She not only creates an amazing ceremony, but she is so well-spoken, caring, organized, responsive, provides great advice (like how to walk down the stairs in a wedding dress without falling!), and makes you feel at ease. We only met with Mary a few times, but you would think we had known her for years, The ceremony that she created for us depicted our entire story in a way that captivated our guests the entire time. She was able to incorporate some Filipino wedding traditions, which was very special for my family who traveled all the way from the Philippines to attend our wedding. Mary made our guests feel like they were part of the ceremony. I was nervous that I would regret not having a church wedding because my family is very religious, but I couldn’t imagine having anyone else as our officiant other than Mary. We can’t thank Mary enough for everything she did for us!
If you are looking to have a wedding ceremony that is memorable, unique, and personal, Mary is the best resource to make Read more...
If you are looking to have a wedding ceremony that is memorable, unique, and personal, Mary is the best resource to make that happen! Choosing Mary to be our officiant was, by far, the greatest and easiest decision we made for our wedding. It’s not often that people remember details of a wedding ceremony, but we’ve been married for almost 5 months now and we still hear from our guests about how great Mary was. She truly has a passion for what she does and it shows. She not only creates an amazing ceremony, but she is so well-spoken, caring, organized, responsive, provides great advice (like how to walk down the stairs in a wedding dress without falling!), and makes you feel at ease. We only met with Mary a few times, but you would think we had known her for years, The ceremony that she created for us depicted our entire story in a way that captivated our guests the entire time. She was able to incorporate some Filipino wedding traditions, which was very special for my family who traveled all the way from the Philippines to attend our wedding. Mary made our guests feel like they were part of the ceremony. I was nervous that I would regret not having a church wedding because my family is very religious, but I couldn’t imagine having anyone else as our officiant other than Mary. We can’t thank Mary enough for everything she did for us! Read less
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Alli
Wedding:
5/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Booking Mary was the very best decision we made when planning our wedding! Neither my husband or I is particularly religious, and we knew that we wanted a civil ceremony that would incorporate elements of the religions that we grew up with (Catholic, Jewish, and Quaker). We also wanted to ceremony to be personal to us- when we found Mary, we immediately knew we had found the right person! She was open to all of our ideas, and explained to us her process in creating a ceremony. Over the year and a half of our engagement, we spoke with and met with Mary several times- she really took the time to get to know us. She sent us drafts of our ceremony to make sure that we were happy with us, and helped us with suggestions of vows and readings to help us in selecting and writing our own.

Mary also coordinated the ceremony between us and our DJ. My husband and I are both theater people, and we were happy to find that Mary was a theater person as well, since it meant that we were all speaking the same language when it came to the actual production of the ceremony. She was extremely organized and efficient when running our rehearsal- she took the time to make sure that everyone was clear about what they needed to do, and gave helpful advice to get us all in the right mind set for the wedding. We really appreciated her reminding us to breath and be grounded during the ceremony, which is easy to forget when you are a bundle of nerves!
Booking Mary was the very best decision we made when planning our wedding! Neither my husband or I is particularly Read more...
Booking Mary was the very best decision we made when planning our wedding! Neither my husband or I is particularly religious, and we knew that we wanted a civil ceremony that would incorporate elements of the religions that we grew up with (Catholic, Jewish, and Quaker). We also wanted to ceremony to be personal to us- when we found Mary, we immediately knew we had found the right person! She was open to all of our ideas, and explained to us her process in creating a ceremony. Over the year and a half of our engagement, we spoke with and met with Mary several times- she really took the time to get to know us. She sent us drafts of our ceremony to make sure that we were happy with us, and helped us with suggestions of vows and readings to help us in selecting and writing our own.

Mary also coordinated the ceremony between us and our DJ. My husband and I are both theater people, and we were happy to find that Mary was a theater person as well, since it meant that we were all speaking the same language when it came to the actual production of the ceremony. She was extremely organized and efficient when running our rehearsal- she took the time to make sure that everyone was clear about what they needed to do, and gave helpful advice to get us all in the right mind set for the wedding. We really appreciated her reminding us to breath and be grounded during the ceremony, which is easy to forget when you are a bundle of nerves! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mary is the best!! ??

I must say, Mary Coburn was the 1st and best choice for us!!  We got married in May 2015 at the Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut.  I began my search for an officiant in/near CT on The Knot and came across Mary's name within the first few results.  I was happily surprised to see so many positive reviews for her, expressing just how wonderful she was!  I will admit, I was hesitant to inquire because the rate was a little higher than some I saw but the others all paled in comparison.  I definitely do not regret going with my gut instinct in choosing Mary.  She was worth every penny and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant/officiant.  From the moment we received her first reply, I knew we made the right choice.  We had arranged to meet in person to discuss the wedding and our ideas, preferences and get an overall feel for each other.  Again, we knew the moment we met that this was the right choice. We talked and laughed for hours.  It was like we all knew each other forever!  Within the first few minutes of our meeting, we knew we found our officiant!  We could not be happier with how everything went!!  Mary guided us through the entire process and provided a questionnaire for each my husband and I to fill out to get to know our story a little deeper.  This was so she could complete our personalized ceremony with her own special way with words.  Mary truly has a gift.  We were so incredibly pleased with the ceremony and heard nothing but great things from our happy guests.  Many people said it was the best ceremony they've ever head and everyone raved about Mary!  If you are looking for an officiant for your wedding, your search is over!  You will be happy you chose Mary Coburn!! ??  Thank you, Mary, for giving us the best gift of bringing my husband and I together in marriage and giving us all the memories that will last a lifetime!

With much love,
Ben & Becky S.
Mary is the best!! ??

I must say, Mary Coburn was the 1st and best choice for us!! We got married in May 2015 at Read more...
Mary is the best!! ??

I must say, Mary Coburn was the 1st and best choice for us!!  We got married in May 2015 at the Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut.  I began my search for an officiant in/near CT on The Knot and came across Mary's name within the first few results.  I was happily surprised to see so many positive reviews for her, expressing just how wonderful she was!  I will admit, I was hesitant to inquire because the rate was a little higher than some I saw but the others all paled in comparison.  I definitely do not regret going with my gut instinct in choosing Mary.  She was worth every penny and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant/officiant.  From the moment we received her first reply, I knew we made the right choice.  We had arranged to meet in person to discuss the wedding and our ideas, preferences and get an overall feel for each other.  Again, we knew the moment we met that this was the right choice. We talked and laughed for hours.  It was like we all knew each other forever!  Within the first few minutes of our meeting, we knew we found our officiant!  We could not be happier with how everything went!!  Mary guided us through the entire process and provided a questionnaire for each my husband and I to fill out to get to know our story a little deeper.  This was so she could complete our personalized ceremony with her own special way with words.  Mary truly has a gift.  We were so incredibly pleased with the ceremony and heard nothing but great things from our happy guests.  Many people said it was the best ceremony they've ever head and everyone raved about Mary!  If you are looking for an officiant for your wedding, your search is over!  You will be happy you chose Mary Coburn!! ??  Thank you, Mary, for giving us the best gift of bringing my husband and I together in marriage and giving us all the memories that will last a lifetime!

With much love,
Ben & Becky S. Read less
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Elyza
Wedding:
4/19/2015
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to express how grateful my husband and I are for the beautiful work Mary did on our wedding. Every single aspect of our ceremony was personal and spoke greatly of our life together. We worked for months with Mary in designing our wedding ceremony. She developed a beautifully written ceremony that I couldn't have even imagined before speaking with her.
There are not enough words to express how grateful my husband and I are for the beautiful work Mary did on our wedding. Read more...
There are not enough words to express how grateful my husband and I are for the beautiful work Mary did on our wedding. Every single aspect of our ceremony was personal and spoke greatly of our life together. We worked for months with Mary in designing our wedding ceremony. She developed a beautifully written ceremony that I couldn't have even imagined before speaking with her. Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
What can you say about Mary but she is AMAZING!!!! We heard all evening how wonderful our ceremony was, how she told our story and that it was so special to hear. When you meet Mary it's like nothing else matters she chatted with us for almost 2 hours ensuring she was the right fit for us and taking us through her process to write a ceremony that is unique to you. We knew she was who we wanted and immediately booked!
Mary was there for every step filling out processional worksheets, preparing us for each step of the way. I even wanted to blend in my Ukrainian heritage. Mary loved the idea read up on the traditions checked to ensure she said everything right! She is the warmest most wonderful person you'll every meet. Our wedding day was perfect because our ceremony set the tone of love and celebration that we wanted! We can only thank Mary for that!
What can you say about Mary but she is AMAZING!!!! We heard all evening how wonderful our ceremony was, how she told our Read more...
What can you say about Mary but she is AMAZING!!!! We heard all evening how wonderful our ceremony was, how she told our story and that it was so special to hear. When you meet Mary it's like nothing else matters she chatted with us for almost 2 hours ensuring she was the right fit for us and taking us through her process to write a ceremony that is unique to you. We knew she was who we wanted and immediately booked!
Mary was there for every step filling out processional worksheets, preparing us for each step of the way. I even wanted to blend in my Ukrainian heritage. Mary loved the idea read up on the traditions checked to ensure she said everything right! She is the warmest most wonderful person you'll every meet. Our wedding day was perfect because our ceremony set the tone of love and celebration that we wanted! We can only thank Mary for that! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary was so wonderful to work with and really provided us with the perfect cermony. She sent us a list of questions to answer and used that information to make our ceremony a perfect representation of our relationship. During the reception everyone commented on how great Mary and the ceremony was. Mary made our ceremony feel special and we can't thank her enough for that.
Mary was so wonderful to work with and really provided us with the perfect cermony. She sent us a list of questions to Read more...
Mary was so wonderful to work with and really provided us with the perfect cermony. She sent us a list of questions to answer and used that information to make our ceremony a perfect representation of our relationship. During the reception everyone commented on how great Mary and the ceremony was. Mary made our ceremony feel special and we can't thank her enough for that. Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
11/7/2014
5.0/5.0
It was absolutely wonderful having Mary as our officiant. Her dedication to really making the ceremony a truly special occasion shows from the first meeting all the way up to the day of the wedding. My husband as well as all of our friends and family found the ceremony that was custom written by Mary to be absolutely beautiful and weeks after the wedding we are still getting compliments about what a wonderful job she did. Can't say enough good things and couldn't have gotten a better officiant.
It was absolutely wonderful having Mary as our officiant. Her dedication to really making the ceremony a truly special Read more...
It was absolutely wonderful having Mary as our officiant. Her dedication to really making the ceremony a truly special occasion shows from the first meeting all the way up to the day of the wedding. My husband as well as all of our friends and family found the ceremony that was custom written by Mary to be absolutely beautiful and weeks after the wedding we are still getting compliments about what a wonderful job she did. Can't say enough good things and couldn't have gotten a better officiant. Read less
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Evangeline
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary is amazing!! I cannot stress that enough. Mary is such a sweet, gentle, fun, unquestioningly professional, and talented person to work with. She really takes the time to get to know you as a couple and really listen to, and work with you on crafting a truly unique reading. Even with all the pre-wedding stressors she is there for you for support and advice should you need it.
Mary officiated our wedding at The Society Room of Hartford on 11/2/14. She was there for us from the moment we met with her in March '14 till the moment the wedding was over. And it was just so wonderful having her throughout the whole process that when she had to leave I started crying. I didn't even cry during my ceremony! That's how amazing Mary is! You get to know her so well that she really feels like family; like your favorite aunt that just happens to be an awe inducing officiant. We just got so many compliments from our friends and family on the ceremony; it had them laughing and crying and they felt actively engaged in the reading. Mary acknowledges your wedding guests in her reading in a way that makes them truly know how special and grateful you are to have them at your ceremony.
My (now) husband is not the most extroverted person and it's not easy for him to get to know people but Mary brought him right out of his shell in a way I have never seen with a total stranger, that meant a lot to me that she was able to connect with him like that during our first meeting with her.
Seriously there is just no room for doubts about Mary as your officiant. Warmth and kindness just radiates off of her. Just e-mail or call her and let her make your ceremony absolutely tailored to you both, and unforgettable.
Mary is amazing!! I cannot stress that enough. Mary is such a sweet, gentle, fun, unquestioningly professional, and Read more...
Mary is amazing!! I cannot stress that enough. Mary is such a sweet, gentle, fun, unquestioningly professional, and talented person to work with. She really takes the time to get to know you as a couple and really listen to, and work with you on crafting a truly unique reading. Even with all the pre-wedding stressors she is there for you for support and advice should you need it.
Mary officiated our wedding at The Society Room of Hartford on 11/2/14. She was there for us from the moment we met with her in March '14 till the moment the wedding was over. And it was just so wonderful having her throughout the whole process that when she had to leave I started crying. I didn't even cry during my ceremony! That's how amazing Mary is! You get to know her so well that she really feels like family; like your favorite aunt that just happens to be an awe inducing officiant. We just got so many compliments from our friends and family on the ceremony; it had them laughing and crying and they felt actively engaged in the reading. Mary acknowledges your wedding guests in her reading in a way that makes them truly know how special and grateful you are to have them at your ceremony.
My (now) husband is not the most extroverted person and it's not easy for him to get to know people but Mary brought him right out of his shell in a way I have never seen with a total stranger, that meant a lot to me that she was able to connect with him like that during our first meeting with her.
Seriously there is just no room for doubts about Mary as your officiant. Warmth and kindness just radiates off of her. Just e-mail or call her and let her make your ceremony absolutely tailored to you both, and unforgettable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What can I say? Mary is absolutely amazing! 5 stars just isn't enough to capture what she did for us. From the moment we met, my (now husband) and I felt like we had known her forever. She exudes this warmth and care that we both really needed as we planned for our big day. We got so many comments after the ceremony, about how moving and personal it was-truly different from other ceremonies that our guests had witnessed. It is clear just how passionate Mary is about her work-she will do anything in her power to make your day the most special day of your life.
What can I say? Mary is absolutely amazing! 5 stars just isn't enough to capture what she did for us. From the moment we Read more...
What can I say? Mary is absolutely amazing! 5 stars just isn't enough to capture what she did for us. From the moment we met, my (now husband) and I felt like we had known her forever. She exudes this warmth and care that we both really needed as we planned for our big day. We got so many comments after the ceremony, about how moving and personal it was-truly different from other ceremonies that our guests had witnessed. It is clear just how passionate Mary is about her work-she will do anything in her power to make your day the most special day of your life. Read less
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