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Rev. Gary Deinstadt

Westchester, Hudson Valley, Nyc, Ct , NY
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Westchester, Hudson Valley, NYC, CT, NY US 10589 (map)

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914-260-3256

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ABOUT US

It’s about your joy! It’s about your love! It’s about your new life together. You’re embarking on a new adventure of much love, hope, and joy. How wonderful is it that you get to share... Read more
It’s about your joy! It’s about your love! It’s about your new life together. You’re embarking on a new adventure of much love, hope, and joy. How wonderful is it that you get to share in this experience together! How great is it that you get the opportunity to give the best to one another! So, let’s kick it off with a memorable ceremony!!

I’ve designed a variety of wedding ceremonies that can help put you on the starting line of creating a ceremony that is unique to the two of you. This is your wedding and we’ll work together to make it completely and personally yours! Let’s create a special memory reflective of your love for each other as you begin to build a new and wonderful future together!

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"I am so lucky to say that Rev. Gary officiated at my wedding! When my now husband and I first met with him we knew he was “the one”. His down to earth and easy going personality was just what we wanted. He took the time to get to know us and kept in contact with us throughout all of our planning. It made us feel like we actually knew him and made us so much more comfortable on our wedding day. Rev. Gary came to our rehearsal which put us at ease and helped us figure it all out. The day of the wedding couldn’t have gone better. The ceremony went perfectly and Rev. Gary did an AMAZING job! We had TONS of compliments on how good he was, how he made the ceremony so much about us, how genuine he sounds… He also stayed for some of the cocktail hour and gave the blessing before our meals came out. I gave him five stars because that’s all I could give!! I would recommend him to ANYONE!!"

Denise & Michael (Shelton CT)
"Dear Rev. Gary, Thank you so much for being the officiant at our wedding. We really appreciate how you took the time to meet and talk with us whenever we wanted, and all the materials you had prepared for us were extremely helpful. Before the ceremony and during the preparation process, your calm, prepared, caring way helped us to relax and plan the wedding ceremony that we really wanted to have, even if it didn’t fit the traditional mold. During the ceremony, you brought humor, life and kindness that at times made us laugh and other times brought tears to our eyes. You dealt with all the unexpected things that came up during the ceremony with grace and flair. Again, we couldn’t be more appreciative of the contribution you made to our special day. We already recommended you to another friend!" Thanks again, Maria and Dylan Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I usually wear a black or white robe with a stole
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely!
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes. They're usually the best!
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes, but they're only suggestions, not mandatory. To help couples get started, I've created a booklet of various ceremonies for their review, which includes tons of readings, vow ideas etc.
How long are your ceremonies?
Usually 15 to 20 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
No, but I do have a wireless lavalier mic system.

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Janice
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you Gary!

The ceremony was wonderful because of all of your support.

People have been raving about you and the beautiful ceremony.

We really loved how you encouraged us to make it our own - we have been quoting certain lines from the ceremony to each other on our honeymoon.
You made everything very clear, easy, and stress free.
The packet of sample ceremonies that you gave us when we first met was very helpful. It allowed us to customize our own ceremony but still keep things traditional.
We really enjoyed getting to know you and would encourage others to use you in the future.
Thank you Gary!

The ceremony was wonderful because of all of your support.

People have been raving Read more...
Thank you Gary!

The ceremony was wonderful because of all of your support.

People have been raving about you and the beautiful ceremony.

We really loved how you encouraged us to make it our own - we have been quoting certain lines from the ceremony to each other on our honeymoon.
You made everything very clear, easy, and stress free.
The packet of sample ceremonies that you gave us when we first met was very helpful. It allowed us to customize our own ceremony but still keep things traditional.
We really enjoyed getting to know you and would encourage others to use you in the future. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary is the best in the business. I feel so blessed to have had him as our Officiant. Before hiring Gary we looked at several people online with great reviews who perform ceremonies in CT but when we found Gary we knew he was the one for us. We met Gary who traveled a very long way to meet with us and felt totally assured.
After our first meeting with Gary, he worked with us tirelessly. He talked to us, emailed with us and above all was very patient with us when we still had no idea what we wanted. He also provided so much guidance and worked with us as our ceremony went through several drafts in order to make it exactly what we wanted.
On the day of the wedding Gary showed up early to check on both of us (bride and groom) and he brought with him a cloud of pure joy. Our ceremony was fantastic, classy, and full of celebratory laughter. It was exactly the ceremony we wanted and many guests even commented that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to and one that made them feel full of happiness and love. We are so happy that Gary was apart of our day and if you are looking for an Officiant, look no further, Gary is the one for you!
Gary is the best in the business. I feel so blessed to have had him as our Officiant. Before hiring Gary we looked at Read more...
Gary is the best in the business. I feel so blessed to have had him as our Officiant. Before hiring Gary we looked at several people online with great reviews who perform ceremonies in CT but when we found Gary we knew he was the one for us. We met Gary who traveled a very long way to meet with us and felt totally assured.
After our first meeting with Gary, he worked with us tirelessly. He talked to us, emailed with us and above all was very patient with us when we still had no idea what we wanted. He also provided so much guidance and worked with us as our ceremony went through several drafts in order to make it exactly what we wanted.
On the day of the wedding Gary showed up early to check on both of us (bride and groom) and he brought with him a cloud of pure joy. Our ceremony was fantastic, classy, and full of celebratory laughter. It was exactly the ceremony we wanted and many guests even commented that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to and one that made them feel full of happiness and love. We are so happy that Gary was apart of our day and if you are looking for an Officiant, look no further, Gary is the one for you! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gary immediately put my husband and me at ease from our first meeting, and we are thrilled we chose him to officiate our recent wedding. He helped us create a beautiful ceremony that we felt really reflected who we are as a couple, and gave some excellent advice on the length, flow, and timing. He had a wonderfully friendly presence, and helped us include my husband's sister in one of the blessings so that we could incorporate some of his culture and language despite the rest of our ceremony primarily taking place in English. It was an absolutely perfect start to our wedding day. Thank you!
Reverend Gary immediately put my husband and me at ease from our first meeting, and we are thrilled we chose him to Read more...
Reverend Gary immediately put my husband and me at ease from our first meeting, and we are thrilled we chose him to officiate our recent wedding. He helped us create a beautiful ceremony that we felt really reflected who we are as a couple, and gave some excellent advice on the length, flow, and timing. He had a wonderfully friendly presence, and helped us include my husband's sister in one of the blessings so that we could incorporate some of his culture and language despite the rest of our ceremony primarily taking place in English. It was an absolutely perfect start to our wedding day. Thank you! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We felt an instant comfort, and sense of ease as soon as we met Gary. He is kind, warm, and truly interested in getting to know his couples. His warm heart was first and foremost throughout the entire process. Looking back We were nervous about putting together our interfaith ceremony, especially since neither of us currently belong to a congregation. Working with Gary truly felt like we were working with someone we had known for many years, it is clear that he truly loves his work, and loves brining couples together in holy matrimony. We are so happy to have had him co-officiate our wedding, and will always think fondly of him!
We felt an instant comfort, and sense of ease as soon as we met Gary. He is kind, warm, and truly interested in getting to Read more...
We felt an instant comfort, and sense of ease as soon as we met Gary. He is kind, warm, and truly interested in getting to know his couples. His warm heart was first and foremost throughout the entire process. Looking back We were nervous about putting together our interfaith ceremony, especially since neither of us currently belong to a congregation. Working with Gary truly felt like we were working with someone we had known for many years, it is clear that he truly loves his work, and loves brining couples together in holy matrimony. We are so happy to have had him co-officiate our wedding, and will always think fondly of him! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gary officiated at our daughter's wedding. He was thoughtful, creative, kind and very patient.
We loved the ceremony he conducted and our daughter and her fiance were very happy to have chosen Reverent Gary as their officiant.
Reverend Gary officiated at our daughter's wedding. He was thoughtful, creative, kind and very patient.
We loved the Read more...
Reverend Gary officiated at our daughter's wedding. He was thoughtful, creative, kind and very patient.
We loved the ceremony he conducted and our daughter and her fiance were very happy to have chosen Reverent Gary as their officiant. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary was an absolute pleasure to work with!! From our first meeting, my husband and I felt instantly comfortable and at ease. We had no doubt that Gary could help us put together the ceremony we had been envisioning. At our first meeting, Gary had brought us a folder filled with sample ceremonies and readings, which was extremely helpful. He was always prompt
responding to emails and was more than happy to attend our rehearsal. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and can't wait to see it on our wedding video.
Gary was an absolute pleasure to work with!! From our first meeting, my husband and I felt instantly comfortable and at Read more...
Gary was an absolute pleasure to work with!! From our first meeting, my husband and I felt instantly comfortable and at ease. We had no doubt that Gary could help us put together the ceremony we had been envisioning. At our first meeting, Gary had brought us a folder filled with sample ceremonies and readings, which was extremely helpful. He was always prompt
responding to emails and was more than happy to attend our rehearsal. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and can't wait to see it on our wedding video. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to find Reverend Gary…he did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Though we only met him once before the wedding, a number of our guests asked us afterward if he was a family friend...he made the ceremony so warm, friendly and personal. He also has a great sense of humor which is something my husband and I really appreciate! He was easy to work with, responsive and made our day exceptional.
We were so lucky to find Reverend Gary…he did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Though we only met him once before Read more...
We were so lucky to find Reverend Gary…he did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Though we only met him once before the wedding, a number of our guests asked us afterward if he was a family friend...he made the ceremony so warm, friendly and personal. He also has a great sense of humor which is something my husband and I really appreciate! He was easy to work with, responsive and made our day exceptional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gary was amazing! He is so helpful with any needs or questions that you may have, we would recommend him to anyone looking for a officiant!
Reverend Gary was amazing! He is so helpful with any needs or questions that you may have, we would recommend him to Read more...
Reverend Gary was amazing! He is so helpful with any needs or questions that you may have, we would recommend him to anyone looking for a officiant! Read less
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Chitra
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary is amazing. He made our wedding ceremony exceptional. He is patient, kind, graceful and an amazing officiant. We had a hybrid ceremony, Hindu and Christian, and he blended both rites to create a beautiful and fluid ceremony. Guests could not stop raving about what a great job he did! He is definitely worth the price!!!!
Gary is amazing. He made our wedding ceremony exceptional. He is patient, kind, graceful and an amazing officiant. We had Read more...
Gary is amazing. He made our wedding ceremony exceptional. He is patient, kind, graceful and an amazing officiant. We had a hybrid ceremony, Hindu and Christian, and he blended both rites to create a beautiful and fluid ceremony. Guests could not stop raving about what a great job he did! He is definitely worth the price!!!! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I had an interfaith ceremony and Gary was incredibly helpful bridging the gap. From the very first meeting, Gary provided feedback and suggestions on every aspect of the ceremony, and was very accommodating to any requests that we had. We were both very happy with the service provided. More than the service provided though, we are glad that Gary was part of our special day.
My wife and I had an interfaith ceremony and Gary was incredibly helpful bridging the gap. From the very first meeting, Read more...
My wife and I had an interfaith ceremony and Gary was incredibly helpful bridging the gap. From the very first meeting, Gary provided feedback and suggestions on every aspect of the ceremony, and was very accommodating to any requests that we had. We were both very happy with the service provided. More than the service provided though, we are glad that Gary was part of our special day. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We were married on 9/21/13 by Rev. Gary Deinstadt. We were looking for a reverend to marry us that would allow us to create our own ceremony and include the elements that were important to us. For example, we wanted a Family Sand Ceremony to include my step son as part of our ceremony. We wanted a good mix of spiritual and god with a flare of us. We felt strongly that the ceremony was the most important part of the day so we wanted the right person for the job. We interviewed several ministers with these goals in mind and were not comfortable until we met Rev. Gary who was referred to us from a friend. He was amazing to work with. He provided suggestions and some formats to use, but allowed us the freedom to create our own ceremony and vows that were meaningful for us. His easy going nature and positive attitude that were evident in our first meeting, carried through the entire process and made him a joy to work with! Ultimately Gary did a Beautiful job in presiding over our ceremony and helped make it a great celebration of us and our family! While we thought it was wonderful, we have had guests comment that they thought it was a beautiful ceremony and some of the best they have ever been to. That speaks for itself I think.
We were married on 9/21/13 by Rev. Gary Deinstadt. We were looking for a reverend to marry us that would allow us to Read more...
We were married on 9/21/13 by Rev. Gary Deinstadt. We were looking for a reverend to marry us that would allow us to create our own ceremony and include the elements that were important to us. For example, we wanted a Family Sand Ceremony to include my step son as part of our ceremony. We wanted a good mix of spiritual and god with a flare of us. We felt strongly that the ceremony was the most important part of the day so we wanted the right person for the job. We interviewed several ministers with these goals in mind and were not comfortable until we met Rev. Gary who was referred to us from a friend. He was amazing to work with. He provided suggestions and some formats to use, but allowed us the freedom to create our own ceremony and vows that were meaningful for us. His easy going nature and positive attitude that were evident in our first meeting, carried through the entire process and made him a joy to work with! Ultimately Gary did a Beautiful job in presiding over our ceremony and helped make it a great celebration of us and our family! While we thought it was wonderful, we have had guests comment that they thought it was a beautiful ceremony and some of the best they have ever been to. That speaks for itself I think. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our guests still talk about the incredible ceremony as if it was a journey we all took together. It was so US! Or personalities, our shared love and experiences and our commitment to one another was front and center for our guests to share with us. And it was Rev Gary - as our minister, our
interpreter, our narrator, our advisor brought it all to life for us.
Our guests still talk about the incredible ceremony as if it was a journey we all took together. It was so US! Or Read more...
Our guests still talk about the incredible ceremony as if it was a journey we all took together. It was so US! Or personalities, our shared love and experiences and our commitment to one another was front and center for our guests to share with us. And it was Rev Gary - as our minister, our
interpreter, our narrator, our advisor brought it all to life for us. Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married 8/31/13. We are of two different faiths and had two officiates, but Rev. Gary was the absolute best! From the moment we met to right this second Rev. Gary was there to answer any and all questions we had. He helped me to create a wedding ceremony that was truly my own, and brought the wedding ceremony of my dreams to life! He is incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, personable, caring, and so much more. I had so many details of the ceremony I wanted to make sure reflected me and my husband, and Rev. Gary was able to do that. It felt and feels like we have known him our whole lives!
Any couple who want to have a beautiful and memorable ceremony should use Rev. Gary. All night my guests kept telling us how beautiful the ceremony was and how personal it was. I am so happy I met Rev. Gary and will definitely, DEFINITELY be calling Rev. Gary again for anything I can!!

Rev. Gary ~ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING OUR SPECIAL DAY EVEN MORE SPECIAL THAN I EVER HOPED FOR! YOU ARE AND WERE AMAZING EVERY SINGLE STEP OF THE WAY!!!!!!!

Sincerely,
Alana and Gary:)
My husband and I were married 8/31/13. We are of two different faiths and had two officiates, but Rev. Gary was the Read more...
My husband and I were married 8/31/13. We are of two different faiths and had two officiates, but Rev. Gary was the absolute best! From the moment we met to right this second Rev. Gary was there to answer any and all questions we had. He helped me to create a wedding ceremony that was truly my own, and brought the wedding ceremony of my dreams to life! He is incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, personable, caring, and so much more. I had so many details of the ceremony I wanted to make sure reflected me and my husband, and Rev. Gary was able to do that. It felt and feels like we have known him our whole lives!
Any couple who want to have a beautiful and memorable ceremony should use Rev. Gary. All night my guests kept telling us how beautiful the ceremony was and how personal it was. I am so happy I met Rev. Gary and will definitely, DEFINITELY be calling Rev. Gary again for anything I can!!

Rev. Gary ~ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING OUR SPECIAL DAY EVEN MORE SPECIAL THAN I EVER HOPED FOR! YOU ARE AND WERE AMAZING EVERY SINGLE STEP OF THE WAY!!!!!!!

Sincerely,
Alana and Gary:) Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gary has been great to work with and to have by our side on our big day and our rehearsal. My bride and I met him about 7 months before our wedding. He was very welcoming the first time we met. Reverend Gary was patient in going over all the different ceremony possibilities and even kept in touch throughout the wedding preparations to make sure everything was settled.
Reverend Gary was very professional, and made everything go smoothly throughout the day. While I was waiting nervously for my bride, he kept me at ease. He even made sure to keep the DJ in check when they had missed their cue.
The most memorable part about Reverend Gary was his kind words and genuine personality when sharing our day and introducing us into a new world as husband and wife.
Thank you Reverend Gary for making our special day go so wonderfully.
Reverend Gary has been great to work with and to have by our side on our big day and our rehearsal. My bride and I met him Read more...
Reverend Gary has been great to work with and to have by our side on our big day and our rehearsal. My bride and I met him about 7 months before our wedding. He was very welcoming the first time we met. Reverend Gary was patient in going over all the different ceremony possibilities and even kept in touch throughout the wedding preparations to make sure everything was settled.
Reverend Gary was very professional, and made everything go smoothly throughout the day. While I was waiting nervously for my bride, he kept me at ease. He even made sure to keep the DJ in check when they had missed their cue.
The most memorable part about Reverend Gary was his kind words and genuine personality when sharing our day and introducing us into a new world as husband and wife.
Thank you Reverend Gary for making our special day go so wonderfully. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary was fantastic - he made everything easy for us and was so friendly and professional. We had such a wonderful time planning our ceremony with him and making it just right for us. He guided us through the process, allowed us to make things personal, was always prompt with replies, patient with my many questions, and just so lovely on the day itself, delivering the ceremony beautifully. I highly recommend Gary to any couple! I couldn't be happier!
Gary was fantastic - he made everything easy for us and was so friendly and professional. We had such a wonderful time Read more...
Gary was fantastic - he made everything easy for us and was so friendly and professional. We had such a wonderful time planning our ceremony with him and making it just right for us. He guided us through the process, allowed us to make things personal, was always prompt with replies, patient with my many questions, and just so lovely on the day itself, delivering the ceremony beautifully. I highly recommend Gary to any couple! I couldn't be happier! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary was absolutely wonderful and helped to make our day so special. From our first meeting with him to all the questions in between, to the rehearsal dinner and the wedding day itself, he was absolutely professional, responsive, helpful, clear, flexible, and kind. He provided extremely detailed samples of ceremonies from which to work to create our own, and offered very helpful tips once a draft was created. The ceremony ended up being everything we had hoped for, and he added some wonderful personal words to it throughout. We would absolutely recommend him!!!
Gary was absolutely wonderful and helped to make our day so special. From our first meeting with him to all the questions Read more...
Gary was absolutely wonderful and helped to make our day so special. From our first meeting with him to all the questions in between, to the rehearsal dinner and the wedding day itself, he was absolutely professional, responsive, helpful, clear, flexible, and kind. He provided extremely detailed samples of ceremonies from which to work to create our own, and offered very helpful tips once a draft was created. The ceremony ended up being everything we had hoped for, and he added some wonderful personal words to it throughout. We would absolutely recommend him!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony in June was like a dream come true. From the moment we met Gary and experienced his genuine warmth and positivity, we knew he was the perfect person to marry us. Gary provided us with some wonderful sample ceremonies to choose from and worked with us to custom tailor the perfect words. His voice was resonant and full of joy as he read our service and he made us feel like we were being married by a dear friend. Our friends and family thought he was just perfect, too and that our ceremony was especially joyful and touching. We recommend Gary wholeheartedly.
Our wedding ceremony in June was like a dream come true. From the moment we met Gary and experienced his genuine warmth Read more...
Our wedding ceremony in June was like a dream come true. From the moment we met Gary and experienced his genuine warmth and positivity, we knew he was the perfect person to marry us. Gary provided us with some wonderful sample ceremonies to choose from and worked with us to custom tailor the perfect words. His voice was resonant and full of joy as he read our service and he made us feel like we were being married by a dear friend. Our friends and family thought he was just perfect, too and that our ceremony was especially joyful and touching. We recommend Gary wholeheartedly. Read less
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Nissa
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary is a wonderful and amazing person and a GREAT officiant. From the moment you meet him you can tell he truly enjoys uniting people together. We appreciated his professionalism and guidance while walking us through the process. Gary helped us create a unique ceremony that our family and friends are still talking about! It was beautiful and perfect for us. He accommodated all of our requests and revisions. I can’t say enough about how much we love Gary and his services. He is thoughtful, helpful, kind and has a wonderful calming presence. He was truly awesome to work with. We highly recommend him. This was the most wonderful and special day of our lives and we were so glad Gary helped us make it that way.
Gary is a wonderful and amazing person and a GREAT officiant. From the moment you meet him you can tell he truly enjoys Read more...
Gary is a wonderful and amazing person and a GREAT officiant. From the moment you meet him you can tell he truly enjoys uniting people together. We appreciated his professionalism and guidance while walking us through the process. Gary helped us create a unique ceremony that our family and friends are still talking about! It was beautiful and perfect for us. He accommodated all of our requests and revisions. I can’t say enough about how much we love Gary and his services. He is thoughtful, helpful, kind and has a wonderful calming presence. He was truly awesome to work with. We highly recommend him. This was the most wonderful and special day of our lives and we were so glad Gary helped us make it that way. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gary was fabulous! We couldn't have asked for anyone any better! He was s extremely professional and helped tailor our ceremony to make it really personal and special. We met with Gary twice and did the rest of our planning via email and phone. He was very easy to get a hold of and always responded back to me right away. He provided us with a lot of useful information. We were quickly able to tailor our wedding to exactly what we wanted. The ceremony was amazing. We had a semi religious ceremony that was light hearted. We laughed and cried at the same time. Such a beautiful day and I am so grateful that Rev. Gary helped make it so. We would definitely recommend him!
Rev. Gary was fabulous! We couldn't have asked for anyone any better! He was s extremely professional and helped tailor Read more...
Rev. Gary was fabulous! We couldn't have asked for anyone any better! He was s extremely professional and helped tailor our ceremony to make it really personal and special. We met with Gary twice and did the rest of our planning via email and phone. He was very easy to get a hold of and always responded back to me right away. He provided us with a lot of useful information. We were quickly able to tailor our wedding to exactly what we wanted. The ceremony was amazing. We had a semi religious ceremony that was light hearted. We laughed and cried at the same time. Such a beautiful day and I am so grateful that Rev. Gary helped make it so. We would definitely recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
From the first time we sat down with Rev. Gary to the day of the wedding and even following, we have been impressed with the level of professionalism and thoroughness that Rev. Gary provided! We also loved how he gave us all the tools we needed to build our own personalized wedding ceremony and guided us along the way. Thank you, Gary!
From the first time we sat down with Rev. Gary to the day of the wedding and even following, we have been impressed with Read more...
From the first time we sat down with Rev. Gary to the day of the wedding and even following, we have been impressed with the level of professionalism and thoroughness that Rev. Gary provided! We also loved how he gave us all the tools we needed to build our own personalized wedding ceremony and guided us along the way. Thank you, Gary! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough Wonderful and Lovely things about Rev. Gary, so I'll paste below the words in our Thank You card that we mailed to him.

Dear Gary,

You made our wedding an unforgettable and memorable event. Our ceremony was intimate, personable and heart-warming because you helped to make it so. It was as if Walt and I had known you all our lives. We are indeed fortunate to have found such a treasure.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a beautiful ceremony.

Sincerely,
Nicole and Walt
I can't say enough Wonderful and Lovely things about Rev. Gary, so I'll paste below the words in our Thank You card that Read more...
I can't say enough Wonderful and Lovely things about Rev. Gary, so I'll paste below the words in our Thank You card that we mailed to him.

Dear Gary,

You made our wedding an unforgettable and memorable event. Our ceremony was intimate, personable and heart-warming because you helped to make it so. It was as if Walt and I had known you all our lives. We are indeed fortunate to have found such a treasure.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a beautiful ceremony.

Sincerely,
Nicole and Walt Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gary was amazing to work with. My husband and I really wanted a ceremony that told our love sotry. Rev Gary got to know us and put together a breathtaking ceremony that will forever touch our hearts. He put nice special touches on it and even said a few personal words at the end and it really meant the world to us.
Rev. Gary was amazing to work with. My husband and I really wanted a ceremony that told our love sotry. Rev Gary got to Read more...
Rev. Gary was amazing to work with. My husband and I really wanted a ceremony that told our love sotry. Rev Gary got to know us and put together a breathtaking ceremony that will forever touch our hearts. He put nice special touches on it and even said a few personal words at the end and it really meant the world to us. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Gary is great! The ceremony couldn't have been any better! Gary is so nice and personable, I recommend him to anyone. The ceremony was not too long and was just put together really well. It was a little casual, which I loved, so I was not rigid at all and even felt comfortable enough to crack a small joke in the middle of it. He arrived early also, punctuality is very important!


Lauren and Michael
Gary is great! The ceremony couldn't have been any better! Gary is so nice and personable, I recommend him to anyone. The Read more...
Gary is great! The ceremony couldn't have been any better! Gary is so nice and personable, I recommend him to anyone. The ceremony was not too long and was just put together really well. It was a little casual, which I loved, so I was not rigid at all and even felt comfortable enough to crack a small joke in the middle of it. He arrived early also, punctuality is very important!


Lauren and Michael Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Dear Rev. Gary,

Thank you so much for being the officiant at our wedding. We really appreciate how you took the time to meet and talk with us whenever we wanted, and all the materials you had prepared for us were extremely helpful. Before the ceremony and during the preparation process, your calm, prepared, caring way helped us to relax and plan the wedding ceremony that we really wanted to have, even if it didn't fit the traditional mold. During the ceremony, you brought humor, life and kindness that at times made us laugh and other times brought tears to our eyes. You dealt with all the unexpected things that came up during the ceremony with grace and flair. Again, we couldn't be more appreciative of the contribution you made to our special day. We already recommended you to another friend!

Thanks again,

Maria and Dylan
Dear Rev. Gary,

Thank you so much for being the officiant at our wedding. We really appreciate how you took the Read more...
Dear Rev. Gary,

Thank you so much for being the officiant at our wedding. We really appreciate how you took the time to meet and talk with us whenever we wanted, and all the materials you had prepared for us were extremely helpful. Before the ceremony and during the preparation process, your calm, prepared, caring way helped us to relax and plan the wedding ceremony that we really wanted to have, even if it didn't fit the traditional mold. During the ceremony, you brought humor, life and kindness that at times made us laugh and other times brought tears to our eyes. You dealt with all the unexpected things that came up during the ceremony with grace and flair. Again, we couldn't be more appreciative of the contribution you made to our special day. We already recommended you to another friend!

Thanks again,

Maria and Dylan Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!
I am so thankful to my friend Andrea for referring us to Reverend Gary Deinstadt, as he was a perfect fit for us! Gary took the time to talk to us, to get to know us, how we met etc. and we were also able to get to know him. Choosing who will marry you is the most important aspect of planning a wedding. So often I've seen where the priest/reverend loses an audience because they lack the charisma to keep guests engaged by their story telling, or interest in the couple. After the ceremony, our guests kept coming up to us and commenting on what a great job Reverend Gary did, and how nice he was. Of course we agreed! It was nice too, that he stayed after the ceremony for part of the cocktail hour to spend time with our family with whom he had met at our rehearsal that he came to. They loved him!!! Prior to our big day, if I had a question I emailed him and got a response right away, if not the same day. He listened to what we wanted and was extremely professional, kind and a wonderful person to deal with. Thank you so much Gary for an absolute FLAWLESS ceremony ;) Actually, the whole day was just a breeze and we can't wait to see the video!!!! All our best, Jennifer and Ian Austin
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!
I am so thankful to my friend Andrea for referring us to Reverend Gary Deinstadt, as he was a Read more...
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!
I am so thankful to my friend Andrea for referring us to Reverend Gary Deinstadt, as he was a perfect fit for us! Gary took the time to talk to us, to get to know us, how we met etc. and we were also able to get to know him. Choosing who will marry you is the most important aspect of planning a wedding. So often I've seen where the priest/reverend loses an audience because they lack the charisma to keep guests engaged by their story telling, or interest in the couple. After the ceremony, our guests kept coming up to us and commenting on what a great job Reverend Gary did, and how nice he was. Of course we agreed! It was nice too, that he stayed after the ceremony for part of the cocktail hour to spend time with our family with whom he had met at our rehearsal that he came to. They loved him!!! Prior to our big day, if I had a question I emailed him and got a response right away, if not the same day. He listened to what we wanted and was extremely professional, kind and a wonderful person to deal with. Thank you so much Gary for an absolute FLAWLESS ceremony ;) Actually, the whole day was just a breeze and we can't wait to see the video!!!! All our best, Jennifer and Ian Austin Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We can whole heartily say that we had such a great wedding day and were pleased to have Rev. Gary Deinstadt as our officiant, who did such an outstanding job composing and performing the ceremony. He was so personable and really wanted to get to know us and our story. We met with him before our big day which was great because by the time the wedding came around he felt like a friend rather than just a guy that is marrying us! You could tell he was so passionate about the wedding experience for couples and instantly created a connection with us. He is very talented at what he does and listened to our needs. His warm personality made him very easy to work with and his suggestions made our ceremony more meaningful. He created a unique and personal ceremony that will now be a lasting and precious memory for us and our guests. Gary arrived in plenty of time and helped us get it together those last moments before the ceremony when you are super frazzled and nervous. All paper work and legal matters were taken care of effortlessly and everything ran smoothly. Besides being professional, he is an extremely warm and friendly person. He was also wonderful during the ceremony. We had a small, intimate ceremony in New York Central Park and he hit just the perfect note for it. We could never have imagined such a perfect fit for our wedding day, and are still so grateful to Gary for making it possible. We have received endless compliments about him following the ceremony. Anyone who chooses him for their officiant will be forever thankful, as Gary will make your day amazing and unique and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rev Gary Deinstadt to any of our family or friends considering getting married in New York.
Monia & Niki, Spain
We can whole heartily say that we had such a great wedding day and were pleased to have Rev. Gary Deinstadt as our Read more...
We can whole heartily say that we had such a great wedding day and were pleased to have Rev. Gary Deinstadt as our officiant, who did such an outstanding job composing and performing the ceremony. He was so personable and really wanted to get to know us and our story. We met with him before our big day which was great because by the time the wedding came around he felt like a friend rather than just a guy that is marrying us! You could tell he was so passionate about the wedding experience for couples and instantly created a connection with us. He is very talented at what he does and listened to our needs. His warm personality made him very easy to work with and his suggestions made our ceremony more meaningful. He created a unique and personal ceremony that will now be a lasting and precious memory for us and our guests. Gary arrived in plenty of time and helped us get it together those last moments before the ceremony when you are super frazzled and nervous. All paper work and legal matters were taken care of effortlessly and everything ran smoothly. Besides being professional, he is an extremely warm and friendly person. He was also wonderful during the ceremony. We had a small, intimate ceremony in New York Central Park and he hit just the perfect note for it. We could never have imagined such a perfect fit for our wedding day, and are still so grateful to Gary for making it possible. We have received endless compliments about him following the ceremony. Anyone who chooses him for their officiant will be forever thankful, as Gary will make your day amazing and unique and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rev Gary Deinstadt to any of our family or friends considering getting married in New York.
Monia & Niki, Spain Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.9/5.0
An absolute pleasure to have officiate our wedding, and that's coming from someone who is not particularly religious or spiritual. Rev. Gary's pleasant disposition and genuine love for what he does shines through from the day you meet him to the day he's standing next to you waiting for your bride (or groom) to be to come down the aisle. Open to suggestions, flexible with everything from scheduling to the 'nuts and bolts' of the actual ceremony - Rev. Gary made what I thought would be one of the more challenging aspects of getting married into one of the easiest things we had to do. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone out there ready to begin their new life with the one they love.
An absolute pleasure to have officiate our wedding, and that's coming from someone who is not particularly religious or Read more...
An absolute pleasure to have officiate our wedding, and that's coming from someone who is not particularly religious or spiritual. Rev. Gary's pleasant disposition and genuine love for what he does shines through from the day you meet him to the day he's standing next to you waiting for your bride (or groom) to be to come down the aisle. Open to suggestions, flexible with everything from scheduling to the 'nuts and bolts' of the actual ceremony - Rev. Gary made what I thought would be one of the more challenging aspects of getting married into one of the easiest things we had to do. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone out there ready to begin their new life with the one they love. Read less
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Kymie
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.9/5.0
We love Rev. Gary Deinstadt!
I cannot say how thrilled we were with Gary every step of the way. He made every effort to ensure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and went out of his way to help us with anything and everything. We really feel that Gary is part of our family now. I know it wouldn’t have been the same without him. He did such a terrific job with offering us suggestions, keeping everyone on track throughout the rehearsal and ceremony and really and truly made such a difference in putting everyone, especially me, the bride, and my husband, at ease. We know our choice to have Gary as our officiant was definitely one of the best decisions we ever made for our wedding. Thank you so much, Gary, for everything! We are so happy to have you as our Reverend and friend.
Love, Kymie & Adrian
We love Rev. Gary Deinstadt!
I cannot say how thrilled we were with Gary every step of the way. He made every effort Read more...
We love Rev. Gary Deinstadt!
I cannot say how thrilled we were with Gary every step of the way. He made every effort to ensure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and went out of his way to help us with anything and everything. We really feel that Gary is part of our family now. I know it wouldn’t have been the same without him. He did such a terrific job with offering us suggestions, keeping everyone on track throughout the rehearsal and ceremony and really and truly made such a difference in putting everyone, especially me, the bride, and my husband, at ease. We know our choice to have Gary as our officiant was definitely one of the best decisions we ever made for our wedding. Thank you so much, Gary, for everything! We are so happy to have you as our Reverend and friend.
Love, Kymie & Adrian Read less
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Vincent
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
We interviewed a few different officiants for our spring outdoor wedding, (not thinking that we'd be picky in this area). We were underwhelmed and disappointed by a couple of recommended officiants. Then we found Rev. Gary on a the knot and he was eager to come meet us. What a difference! He didn't push his agendas or his own preferences for OUR day. He was just very thoughtful and listened and genuinely cared about us... It felt like we knew him for years. He is soft spoken, kind and offered suggestions but was willing completely to tailor the ceremony to our wishes.
On the day of the wedding he was calm, cool, collected and organized which helps if there's something hectic going on. We lucked out and had a gorgeous day but Rev. Gary's ceremony had a lot to do with the moment being so special. Many guests and family members commented on how nice he was and mentioned that it seemed like we've known him for years. We couldn't have been any happier with our choice of Rev. Gary to officiate our wedding.
We interviewed a few different officiants for our spring outdoor wedding, (not thinking that we'd be picky in this area). Read more...
We interviewed a few different officiants for our spring outdoor wedding, (not thinking that we'd be picky in this area). We were underwhelmed and disappointed by a couple of recommended officiants. Then we found Rev. Gary on a the knot and he was eager to come meet us. What a difference! He didn't push his agendas or his own preferences for OUR day. He was just very thoughtful and listened and genuinely cared about us... It felt like we knew him for years. He is soft spoken, kind and offered suggestions but was willing completely to tailor the ceremony to our wishes.
On the day of the wedding he was calm, cool, collected and organized which helps if there's something hectic going on. We lucked out and had a gorgeous day but Rev. Gary's ceremony had a lot to do with the moment being so special. Many guests and family members commented on how nice he was and mentioned that it seemed like we've known him for years. We couldn't have been any happier with our choice of Rev. Gary to officiate our wedding. Read less
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