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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant

Saratoga Springs , NY

LOCATION

Regent Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 US (map)

PHONE

518-583-4668

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

When you select me to officiate your wedding, you receive so much more than just an officiant to legitimize your union: I will ensure that your wedding ceremony is an extraordinary... Read more
When you select me to officiate your wedding, you receive so much more than just an officiant to legitimize your union: I will ensure that your wedding ceremony is an extraordinary experience.

I am an Interfaith Minister, educated, ordained and legally registered to perform ceremonies for couples of all religious and spiritual beliefs. I have been officiating at wedding ceremonies for well over a decade, and have created and performed ceremonies for couples from a wide diversity of paths.

The Way I Work - I offer a free consultation so that we can determine if we are a good fit. If we decide to go ahead, I will compose a unique, personalized marriage ceremony for you.

Marriage Equality - Hooray! - New York State has recognized marriage equality since 2011, and I have proudly officiated many LGBTQ weddings since that time.

Destination Saratoga Weddings - I am happy to discuss the details with you from afar, by phone, skype or email, and am thrilled to help make your Saratoga wedding a great event.

My Fees - Because your wedding ceremony will be one-of-a-kind, I won't be able to tell you exactly what my fee will be until we've had a chance to talk. This is what I can tell you: my fee will be anywhere from $250-$2,500, with most coming in at the $800-$950 range. I have a lot more to say about services and fees on my website.

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
30-60 Mins.

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melissa
Wedding:
7/31/2016
5.0/5.0
Words can not express how pleased we were to work with Joy for our Ceremony. Joy worked with us and made our ceremony unique and personalized. She provided us with so many ideas. Joy wrote an absolutely beautiful and touching ceremony for us. So many of my guests are still talking about it. Joy was so supportive throughout the entire time. The ceremony was perfect and exactly what we wanted. I can not thank Joy enough for making our special day, even more memorable and perfect! XOXO
Words can not express how pleased we were to work with Joy for our Ceremony. Joy worked with us and made our ceremony Read more...
Words can not express how pleased we were to work with Joy for our Ceremony. Joy worked with us and made our ceremony unique and personalized. She provided us with so many ideas. Joy wrote an absolutely beautiful and touching ceremony for us. So many of my guests are still talking about it. Joy was so supportive throughout the entire time. The ceremony was perfect and exactly what we wanted. I can not thank Joy enough for making our special day, even more memorable and perfect! XOXO Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

What a lovely love story you and Brian share together. It was my absolute honor and delight to share it with your friends and family. Love you both, Joy
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Sara
Wedding:
7/9/2016
5.0/5.0
I am so overjoyed to have worked with Joy. She got to know us as individuals and as a couple and delivered the most beautiful and sincere ceremony on our behalf. Multiple guests commented on how intimate and amazing the ceremony was and thought she was a mutual friend or family member we had asked to marry us. I give her 6 stars all around! Thank you, Joy, for making our special day so memorable!
I am so overjoyed to have worked with Joy. She got to know us as individuals and as a couple and delivered the most Read more...
I am so overjoyed to have worked with Joy. She got to know us as individuals and as a couple and delivered the most beautiful and sincere ceremony on our behalf. Multiple guests commented on how intimate and amazing the ceremony was and thought she was a mutual friend or family member we had asked to marry us. I give her 6 stars all around! Thank you, Joy, for making our special day so memorable! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your six-star review, Sara and Alex. Wishing you the best of everything as you journey through life together. xoxo-Joy
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Antonette
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with from the moment that we booked her. My now husband is Jewish and I am Catholic, so we wanted an interfaith ceremony that wasn't so much about religion but more about love. Joy surely delivered. She wrote the most beautiful ceremony that was personal to US as a couple, but included traditions from both sides (tying of the knot and glass smash). Joy had us answer a lot of questions about ourselves separately and wrote her script based of that. We also had meetings with her beforehand.

Before our wedding day (about a month before), Joy sent us the script for our wedding for approval. We were really blown away. Needless to say, guests were blown away and we kept getting compliments about how beautiful and personal our ceremony was. The ceremony was the perfect length, it lasted no more than a half hour, and again, it was all about the love that we had for each other. Many people said that they wanted to get married again just to have Joy do their ceremony, ha! Joy also gave us the idea of "tying the knot" during our ceremony. I've never seen it done before, and neither did our guests, and they loved it. The most important part of the wedding is the ceremony and Joy is worth it.

Thank you so much Joy for your attention to detail and making our wedding day so special. And now we have a new friend of it. I surely hope to keep in touch.
Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with from the moment that we booked her. My now husband is Jewish and I am Catholic, Read more...
Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with from the moment that we booked her. My now husband is Jewish and I am Catholic, so we wanted an interfaith ceremony that wasn't so much about religion but more about love. Joy surely delivered. She wrote the most beautiful ceremony that was personal to US as a couple, but included traditions from both sides (tying of the knot and glass smash). Joy had us answer a lot of questions about ourselves separately and wrote her script based of that. We also had meetings with her beforehand.

Before our wedding day (about a month before), Joy sent us the script for our wedding for approval. We were really blown away. Needless to say, guests were blown away and we kept getting compliments about how beautiful and personal our ceremony was. The ceremony was the perfect length, it lasted no more than a half hour, and again, it was all about the love that we had for each other. Many people said that they wanted to get married again just to have Joy do their ceremony, ha! Joy also gave us the idea of "tying the knot" during our ceremony. I've never seen it done before, and neither did our guests, and they loved it. The most important part of the wedding is the ceremony and Joy is worth it.

Thank you so much Joy for your attention to detail and making our wedding day so special. And now we have a new friend of it. I surely hope to keep in touch. Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Antonette and Daniel, it was my greatest pleasure, honor and delight to officiate your wedding ceremony. You and your amazing families and wedding party made my job so much fun. I'm sure we will remain friends in the future and I look forward to seeing all the photos from your wonderful wedding.
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Kelli
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Joy was wonderful to work with. She was very responsive during the planning process and then was very helpful the day of the ceremony. She had some great ideas, and took the extra effort to make sure that everything for the ceremony was set up correctly. The ceremony was very beautiful, and she was happy to incorporate some of the unique aspects that we wanted.
Joy was wonderful to work with. She was very responsive during the planning process and then was very helpful the day of Read more...
Joy was wonderful to work with. She was very responsive during the planning process and then was very helpful the day of the ceremony. She had some great ideas, and took the extra effort to make sure that everything for the ceremony was set up correctly. The ceremony was very beautiful, and she was happy to incorporate some of the unique aspects that we wanted. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I decided that we were not going to married in a church, I felt a huge pressure placed on my shoulders to find a Wedding officiant that would accept our values and beliefs. While sitting outside at breakfast in Saratoga, I searched for wedding officiants and Joy was the first name on the list. I continued our search and read the reviews, but each couple had such beautiful comments about Reverend Joy Burke. I sent an e-mail to Joy and within an hour she responded that our date was open and wanted to meet us. We met Joy ( & Penelope and Hannah :) ) at her house a week later and felt so comfortable! She assured that our ceremony would be exactly what we wanted by making our story come alive. Joy truly spends the time to get to know each individual before creating the reading. Jay and I knew we truly had chosen the correct wedding officiant to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted! On the day of our wedding, our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the reading was and how they have never been to a ceremony built with such love and emotion! Thank you Joy for creating such a beautiful ceremony that Jay and I will always remember! You truly love and take pride in what you do!
Thank you so much!
Jay & Alyssa
When my husband and I decided that we were not going to married in a church, I felt a huge pressure placed on my shoulders Read more...
When my husband and I decided that we were not going to married in a church, I felt a huge pressure placed on my shoulders to find a Wedding officiant that would accept our values and beliefs. While sitting outside at breakfast in Saratoga, I searched for wedding officiants and Joy was the first name on the list. I continued our search and read the reviews, but each couple had such beautiful comments about Reverend Joy Burke. I sent an e-mail to Joy and within an hour she responded that our date was open and wanted to meet us. We met Joy ( & Penelope and Hannah :) ) at her house a week later and felt so comfortable! She assured that our ceremony would be exactly what we wanted by making our story come alive. Joy truly spends the time to get to know each individual before creating the reading. Jay and I knew we truly had chosen the correct wedding officiant to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted! On the day of our wedding, our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the reading was and how they have never been to a ceremony built with such love and emotion! Thank you Joy for creating such a beautiful ceremony that Jay and I will always remember! You truly love and take pride in what you do!
Thank you so much!
Jay & Alyssa Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we hired Joy as our officiant! The ceremony she customized for us captured our relationship perfectly and allowed us to incorporate unique elements into our wedding day. Our family and friends loved it and said it was one of the most special ceremonies they'd ever witnessed.

In the months leading up to our big day, she offered some fantastic advice that greatly impacted our day for the better! We were both so relaxed and at ease, which allowed us to truly enjoy every minute of our wedding day.

I wanted to do a first look from the very beginning, but my husband was very much against the idea. We shared this with Joy and she kindly shared her thoughts, which ultimately helped my husband warm up to the idea. Thanks to Joy, we decided to do a first look. Because of this, my husband and I spent a lot more time together on our wedding day and then at our reception with our guests. The whole day would have been very different had we not done the first look.

Everything about our wedding was better than I imagined it could be. Each and every one of our vendors was so professional, kind, and responsive, which left nothing for me to worry about!
We are so happy we hired Joy as our officiant! The ceremony she customized for us captured our relationship perfectly and Read more...
We are so happy we hired Joy as our officiant! The ceremony she customized for us captured our relationship perfectly and allowed us to incorporate unique elements into our wedding day. Our family and friends loved it and said it was one of the most special ceremonies they'd ever witnessed.

In the months leading up to our big day, she offered some fantastic advice that greatly impacted our day for the better! We were both so relaxed and at ease, which allowed us to truly enjoy every minute of our wedding day.

I wanted to do a first look from the very beginning, but my husband was very much against the idea. We shared this with Joy and she kindly shared her thoughts, which ultimately helped my husband warm up to the idea. Thanks to Joy, we decided to do a first look. Because of this, my husband and I spent a lot more time together on our wedding day and then at our reception with our guests. The whole day would have been very different had we not done the first look.

Everything about our wedding was better than I imagined it could be. Each and every one of our vendors was so professional, kind, and responsive, which left nothing for me to worry about! Read less
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Alexa
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with. We are so happy that we hired her as our officiant! She is kind, caring and responsive. She truly cares about the couples who she works with. On our wedding day after the ceremony I can't even count how many people came up to my husband and I to tell us how amazing, beautiful and unique our ceremony was. Joy customizes the entire ceremony to fit who you are as a couple. I wanted to incorporate pieces of religion into our ceremony while still keeping the focus on us and our love - Joy did that exactly. It was the most gorgeous ceremony. Plus, at the ceremony rehearsal and on the day of the wedding she takes charge and gets things organized and in order. We couldn't be more thankful that joy was part of our wedding experience!
Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with. We are so happy that we hired her as our officiant! She is kind, caring and Read more...
Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with. We are so happy that we hired her as our officiant! She is kind, caring and responsive. She truly cares about the couples who she works with. On our wedding day after the ceremony I can't even count how many people came up to my husband and I to tell us how amazing, beautiful and unique our ceremony was. Joy customizes the entire ceremony to fit who you are as a couple. I wanted to incorporate pieces of religion into our ceremony while still keeping the focus on us and our love - Joy did that exactly. It was the most gorgeous ceremony. Plus, at the ceremony rehearsal and on the day of the wedding she takes charge and gets things organized and in order. We couldn't be more thankful that joy was part of our wedding experience! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Alexa, from the first time I met you and your mom, I could see how special you and Sean were and what an amazing wedding we would have. Every single detail was perfect, and I am so glad to have had a part in it. Many blessings to you both and of course, to your fabulous parents.
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
The personal touches that Joy added to our wedding ceremony made it truly special. Joy was there whenever we had questions leading up to the day and provided prompt responses. Our wedding day was everything we dreamed of thanks in part to the beautiful ceremony Joy provided.
The personal touches that Joy added to our wedding ceremony made it truly special. Joy was there whenever we had questions Read more...
The personal touches that Joy added to our wedding ceremony made it truly special. Joy was there whenever we had questions leading up to the day and provided prompt responses. Our wedding day was everything we dreamed of thanks in part to the beautiful ceremony Joy provided. Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Lots of love to you, Mandy and Pete. Wishing you the most glorious future together.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
What drew us to Joy was her personalization of our big day. From the first phone call, she stood out from other officiants because she took time to get to know us. She sent us each a questionnaire about ourselves and the evolution of our relationship in advance. On the day, she used our answers to create a personalized, touching ceremony, adding a little humor at just the right moments.

She planned out every detail so we had absolutely nothing to worry about when the day finally came. She made sure that that the important people felt important and knew where they needed to be.

The day after the wedding, she went above and beyond and met us early in the morning so that we could pick up our marriage certificate. It was snowing and she still made the 40+ minute drive so that we could go home, certificate in hand.

Joy gave us a memorable, beautiful ceremony, full of the character that defines us and our life together. We absolutely made the right choice and would recommend her to anyone who wants a personalized, inclusive and stress-free wedding day.
What drew us to Joy was her personalization of our big day. From the first phone call, she stood out from other officiants Read more...
What drew us to Joy was her personalization of our big day. From the first phone call, she stood out from other officiants because she took time to get to know us. She sent us each a questionnaire about ourselves and the evolution of our relationship in advance. On the day, she used our answers to create a personalized, touching ceremony, adding a little humor at just the right moments.

She planned out every detail so we had absolutely nothing to worry about when the day finally came. She made sure that that the important people felt important and knew where they needed to be.

The day after the wedding, she went above and beyond and met us early in the morning so that we could pick up our marriage certificate. It was snowing and she still made the 40+ minute drive so that we could go home, certificate in hand.

Joy gave us a memorable, beautiful ceremony, full of the character that defines us and our life together. We absolutely made the right choice and would recommend her to anyone who wants a personalized, inclusive and stress-free wedding day. Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

It was my absolute delight to have been a part of such an amazing experience, Chad. I know you and Megan will have a beautiful future together. Sending you love and blessings from across the pond. xoxo-Joy
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
With a week notice before the wedding, Joy put up with us in the best way as possible! She was amazing during the rush process and the ceremony itself was unbelievable. In a cold weather outside, she kept it all together and truly made us and our guests feel special in the moment. She's a true professional and I cannot say enough good things about her!
With a week notice before the wedding, Joy put up with us in the best way as possible! She was amazing during the rush Read more...
With a week notice before the wedding, Joy put up with us in the best way as possible! She was amazing during the rush process and the ceremony itself was unbelievable. In a cold weather outside, she kept it all together and truly made us and our guests feel special in the moment. She's a true professional and I cannot say enough good things about her! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Kelly and Michael, it was such a memorable day! It was my greatest honor to be invited to officiate your wedding ceremony. I loved that we were able to FaceTime with your family in France so that they could be present for your vows.

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