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Rev. Gary Deinstadt

Westchester, Hudsonvalley, Nyc, Ct , NY
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Westchester, HudsonValley, NYC, CT, NY 10589 US (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 types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NY

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Dan
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Gary officiated the most beautiful ceremony for us at our venue in front of 215 guests. After only meeting with him once before the wedding, he spoke about us as if he knew us for years, everyone couldn't stop talking about how amazing of a ceremony we had, they all mentioned it was as if Gary knew us for years. Gary answered all the questions and concerns we had leading up to the wedding (via phone calls), and put our minds at ease when it came to organizing the ceremony. I highly recommend Gary to anyone looking for an officiant for any type of ceremony.
Gary officiated the most beautiful ceremony for us at our venue in front of 215 guests. After only meeting with him once Read more...
Gary officiated the most beautiful ceremony for us at our venue in front of 215 guests. After only meeting with him once before the wedding, he spoke about us as if he knew us for years, everyone couldn't stop talking about how amazing of a ceremony we had, they all mentioned it was as if Gary knew us for years. Gary answered all the questions and concerns we had leading up to the wedding (via phone calls), and put our minds at ease when it came to organizing the ceremony. I highly recommend Gary to anyone looking for an officiant for any type of ceremony. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Gary was a pleasure to work with. He was communicative and helpful from the moment we met him in a NYC coffeeshop. His friendly and calm demeanor and professionalism were just a few of the key qualities in Gary that stuck with us. Gary was helpful in providing several different ceremonies we could work with to tailor our own. He was open to ideas, provided solutions and organized until the the big day. Gary arrived promptly - his calming demeanor was so refreshing and assuring. I remember when he walked into the venue and I was in a bit of a panic. Just seeing him made me feel more relaxed. Our guests are still talking to this day about how wonderful Gary's delivery and words were from the ceremony. We can't speak more highly about Gary as an officiant, he truly made our day the best ever. Gary was also on top of the wedding license logistics. He created a timeline and reminded us of when we needed things done. We received our marriage license just under 2 weeks after our wedding day. Choosing Gary was one of the best decisions we made and we're so thankful for his work and service to us.
Gary was a pleasure to work with. He was communicative and helpful from the moment we met him in a NYC coffeeshop. His Read more...
Gary was a pleasure to work with. He was communicative and helpful from the moment we met him in a NYC coffeeshop. His friendly and calm demeanor and professionalism were just a few of the key qualities in Gary that stuck with us. Gary was helpful in providing several different ceremonies we could work with to tailor our own. He was open to ideas, provided solutions and organized until the the big day. Gary arrived promptly - his calming demeanor was so refreshing and assuring. I remember when he walked into the venue and I was in a bit of a panic. Just seeing him made me feel more relaxed. Our guests are still talking to this day about how wonderful Gary's delivery and words were from the ceremony. We can't speak more highly about Gary as an officiant, he truly made our day the best ever. Gary was also on top of the wedding license logistics. He created a timeline and reminded us of when we needed things done. We received our marriage license just under 2 weeks after our wedding day. Choosing Gary was one of the best decisions we made and we're so thankful for his work and service to us. Read less
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Kelsea
Wedding:
5/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Gary is a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. From the moment we connected with him we knew he really loves the work he does and cares about the couples he works with. Our ceremony was perfect thanks to his suggestions and openness to ours. Together we created a moment that my husband and I will cherish forever. If I could relive our wedding day (and I wish I could!) I would work with Gary again and again. Ten stars!
Gary is a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. From the moment we connected with him we knew he really Read more...
Gary is a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. From the moment we connected with him we knew he really loves the work he does and cares about the couples he works with. Our ceremony was perfect thanks to his suggestions and openness to ours. Together we created a moment that my husband and I will cherish forever. If I could relive our wedding day (and I wish I could!) I would work with Gary again and again. Ten stars! Read less
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Charlie
Wedding:
10/9/2015
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absolutely great! gary was professional and provided an amazing ceremony
absolutely great! gary was professional and provided an amazing ceremony
absolutely great! gary was professional and provided an amazing ceremony Read less
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Ching
Wedding:
10/4/2015
5.0/5.0
We were lucky to have Reverend. Gary as our officiant for our wedding at Mohonk Mountain House! At our first meeting we decided on him. He took the time to know our story and made our ceremony very special! We felt very comfortable communicating with him. He went through every detail before our big day and arrived early that day. He even calmed my husband and groomsman down when they were nervously waiting for me. Our guest enjoyed the whole ceremony very much too! We definately will recommend Gary to our friends!
We were lucky to have Reverend. Gary as our officiant for our wedding at Mohonk Mountain House! At our first meeting we Read more...
We were lucky to have Reverend. Gary as our officiant for our wedding at Mohonk Mountain House! At our first meeting we decided on him. He took the time to know our story and made our ceremony very special! We felt very comfortable communicating with him. He went through every detail before our big day and arrived early that day. He even calmed my husband and groomsman down when they were nervously waiting for me. Our guest enjoyed the whole ceremony very much too! We definately will recommend Gary to our friends! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Gary was absolutely terrific. He worked with us before the wedding to create a ceremony that was unique and beautiful. On the day of the wedding, our guests raved about how funny and moving he was. We also really appreciated that he gave us reminders to get our marriage license. We highly recommend!!!
Gary was absolutely terrific. He worked with us before the wedding to create a ceremony that was unique and beautiful. On Read more...
Gary was absolutely terrific. He worked with us before the wedding to create a ceremony that was unique and beautiful. On the day of the wedding, our guests raved about how funny and moving he was. We also really appreciated that he gave us reminders to get our marriage license. We highly recommend!!! Read less
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Frankie
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
In describing how wonderful it was to have Rev. Gary officiate our wedding I would have to start by stating that my wife and I were originally going to have my dad officiate our wedding being that he was a former Roman Catholic priest and was pretty much the manifestation of all my values, existential thoughts, and ideas about our place in the universe.

Unfortunately, my father passed away 4 months before our wedding. This was clearly devastating and even the thought of having someone else stand in his shoes to conduct our wedding ceremony was nearly beyond comprehension. Who could replace my father, which I would be a fool to even attempt to describe his importance to myself as well as everyone he’d encounter.

Eventually, we had to face the task of finding an officiant and it couldn’t just be anybody. Early on in our search we came upon Rev. Gary’s profile. From what we read it seemed that his approach to spirituality was congruent with ours and that of my dad’s. We wanted a structured, but customizable ceremony in which we could incorporate personable and sentimental aspects of our lives, as well as honor my dad.

When we finally met Rev. Gary we instantly had an overwhelming sense of comfort and knew that if there was anyone that could stand in my dad’s place it was him. It was as if my dad hand picked him from heaven. It was enjoyable working with Rev. Gary in laying everything out for our ceremony. Understanding the sensitivity of the circumstances, he helped us incorporate the teachings of my father into the ceremony. In the end it was our ceremony, lead with the grace and personal touch of Rev. Gary, and in the light of my father’s love.

All of our guests were so impressed with Rev. Gary and made a point to share how moved they were by the ceremony. We will always look back with affection on how wonderful Rev. Gary made our wedding day. With that, we cannot thank Rev. Gary enough and are happy to have him in our lives!
In describing how wonderful it was to have Rev. Gary officiate our wedding I would have to start by stating that my wife Read more...
In describing how wonderful it was to have Rev. Gary officiate our wedding I would have to start by stating that my wife and I were originally going to have my dad officiate our wedding being that he was a former Roman Catholic priest and was pretty much the manifestation of all my values, existential thoughts, and ideas about our place in the universe.

Unfortunately, my father passed away 4 months before our wedding. This was clearly devastating and even the thought of having someone else stand in his shoes to conduct our wedding ceremony was nearly beyond comprehension. Who could replace my father, which I would be a fool to even attempt to describe his importance to myself as well as everyone he’d encounter.

Eventually, we had to face the task of finding an officiant and it couldn’t just be anybody. Early on in our search we came upon Rev. Gary’s profile. From what we read it seemed that his approach to spirituality was congruent with ours and that of my dad’s. We wanted a structured, but customizable ceremony in which we could incorporate personable and sentimental aspects of our lives, as well as honor my dad.

When we finally met Rev. Gary we instantly had an overwhelming sense of comfort and knew that if there was anyone that could stand in my dad’s place it was him. It was as if my dad hand picked him from heaven. It was enjoyable working with Rev. Gary in laying everything out for our ceremony. Understanding the sensitivity of the circumstances, he helped us incorporate the teachings of my father into the ceremony. In the end it was our ceremony, lead with the grace and personal touch of Rev. Gary, and in the light of my father’s love.

All of our guests were so impressed with Rev. Gary and made a point to share how moved they were by the ceremony. We will always look back with affection on how wonderful Rev. Gary made our wedding day. With that, we cannot thank Rev. Gary enough and are happy to have him in our lives! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gary did such an incredible job on our wedding day. He was very helpful throughout the whole process of creating the ceremony and was extremely flexible when we completely changed out venue. He kept us both very calm throughout the ceremony and really tried to get to know us as a couple, which he incorporated on his own. It really added a nice personal touch. He also made our initial meeting with him very relaxed and we felt like we had known him for years after only a few minutes. Our guests all mentioned what a great job he did and how special the ceremony was. I cannot thank Rev Gary enough and would highly recommend him. He really made our special day even more incredible than we imagined it could be
Rev. Gary did such an incredible job on our wedding day. He was very helpful throughout the whole process of creating the Read more...
Rev. Gary did such an incredible job on our wedding day. He was very helpful throughout the whole process of creating the ceremony and was extremely flexible when we completely changed out venue. He kept us both very calm throughout the ceremony and really tried to get to know us as a couple, which he incorporated on his own. It really added a nice personal touch. He also made our initial meeting with him very relaxed and we felt like we had known him for years after only a few minutes. Our guests all mentioned what a great job he did and how special the ceremony was. I cannot thank Rev Gary enough and would highly recommend him. He really made our special day even more incredible than we imagined it could be Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gary was absolutely wonderful!! He was definitely the perfect fit for us. He helped us to find a happy median between traditional and unique as well as serious but light and funny. Sounds impossible, but not with Gary! He guided us through the whole process. He customized our ceremony to fit our personalities, he called the week before to go over everything and make sure he had everything right, he showed up and hour before to make sure things were as they should be and meet with the bridal party to explain the process. He also mailed our license in for us. We never had any questions or concerns. Gary always made us feel at ease. We received so many compliments about how great our ceremony, specifically Gary was from pretty much everyone at the wedding! Hands down, the BEST decision for officiant! Thanks Gary!
Rev. Gary was absolutely wonderful!! He was definitely the perfect fit for us. He helped us to find a happy median between Read more...
Rev. Gary was absolutely wonderful!! He was definitely the perfect fit for us. He helped us to find a happy median between traditional and unique as well as serious but light and funny. Sounds impossible, but not with Gary! He guided us through the whole process. He customized our ceremony to fit our personalities, he called the week before to go over everything and make sure he had everything right, he showed up and hour before to make sure things were as they should be and meet with the bridal party to explain the process. He also mailed our license in for us. We never had any questions or concerns. Gary always made us feel at ease. We received so many compliments about how great our ceremony, specifically Gary was from pretty much everyone at the wedding! Hands down, the BEST decision for officiant! Thanks Gary! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with Rev. Gary! He officiated our wedding this past August (2015). He was so easy to work with and went out of the way to make us feel comfortable. The ceremony was perfect and you would have thought he knew us personally, for years! All of our guests loved it and gave us great feedback as well. Five stars!
We were very pleased with Rev. Gary! He officiated our wedding this past August (2015). He was so easy to work with and Read more...
We were very pleased with Rev. Gary! He officiated our wedding this past August (2015). He was so easy to work with and went out of the way to make us feel comfortable. The ceremony was perfect and you would have thought he knew us personally, for years! All of our guests loved it and gave us great feedback as well. Five stars! Read less
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