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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.

Questions - feel free to call me at 518.583.4668 or visit my website: www.revjoyburke.com

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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.

REVIEWS

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Theresa
Wedding:
3/11/2017
5.0/5.0
Joy was wonderful!! We wanted a small ceremony with just our parents there. So Joy invited us into her home and it was a moment that was intimate and meaningful and one that we will cherish forever! Even the moments leading up to it she was checking in with us to see if we needed anything and was always able to give us great suggestions and support! Our pictures came our beautiful! We may have a bigger celebration in the future and plan on asking her to carry out the ceremony!
Joy was wonderful!! We wanted a small ceremony with just our parents there. So Joy invited us into her home and it was a Read more...
Joy was wonderful!! We wanted a small ceremony with just our parents there. So Joy invited us into her home and it was a moment that was intimate and meaningful and one that we will cherish forever! Even the moments leading up to it she was checking in with us to see if we needed anything and was always able to give us great suggestions and support! Our pictures came our beautiful! We may have a bigger celebration in the future and plan on asking her to carry out the ceremony! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

It was so wonderful for me to be a part of your day. I loved getting to meet you and your parents and holding the lovely energy of your wedding ceremony. You have a glorious future before you, and I look forward to seeing you again.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/4/2017
5.0/5.0
Joy will give your ceremony the love and attention it deserves. She will add what you want and personalize your ceremony so that it fits your personality as a couple. If you don't have ideas, she will!! Not just all that, Joy is truly a compassionate person who cares about the couples she works with.
Thank you so much Joy for being a part of the best day of our lives and helping to make it perfect!
Joy will give your ceremony the love and attention it deserves. She will add what you want and personalize your ceremony Read more...
Joy will give your ceremony the love and attention it deserves. She will add what you want and personalize your ceremony so that it fits your personality as a couple. If you don't have ideas, she will!! Not just all that, Joy is truly a compassionate person who cares about the couples she works with.
Thank you so much Joy for being a part of the best day of our lives and helping to make it perfect! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your lovely review, Jennifer. Being able to share the day with you and Tracie and Sam was absolutely wonderful. Officiating the wedding ceremony of a friend and colleague is one of my favorite parts of this job, and you gave me that honor and privilege. Love and blessings to you and looking forward to seeing you soon.
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Devan
Wedding:
11/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Although I am a christian woman, my husband to be was not as religious and wanted a more intimate service then a church service. Through various internet searches we came across many officiants. For some reason, Rev Joy Burke stood out and we gave her a call. After a few calls and emails, we knew she was the one to marry us and she officiated a lovely ceremony for us. We live in Philadelphia and wanted a Saratoga wedding; she directed us in the process for NY state and made great recommendations for beautiful venues.
On our big day, all our guests were inspired by her insight on love, marriage , trust and the life long commitment we were making with each other. I would recommend Rev Joy over any officiant in the NY area and even if I was out of state, we would fly her in! She is just a genuine and caring person who's main goal is to make sure your wedding day and ceremony is one to remember.
Thank you so much Rev Joy!
Although I am a christian woman, my husband to be was not as religious and wanted a more intimate service then a church Read more...
Although I am a christian woman, my husband to be was not as religious and wanted a more intimate service then a church service. Through various internet searches we came across many officiants. For some reason, Rev Joy Burke stood out and we gave her a call. After a few calls and emails, we knew she was the one to marry us and she officiated a lovely ceremony for us. We live in Philadelphia and wanted a Saratoga wedding; she directed us in the process for NY state and made great recommendations for beautiful venues.
On our big day, all our guests were inspired by her insight on love, marriage , trust and the life long commitment we were making with each other. I would recommend Rev Joy over any officiant in the NY area and even if I was out of state, we would fly her in! She is just a genuine and caring person who's main goal is to make sure your wedding day and ceremony is one to remember.
Thank you so much Rev Joy! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Devan and Moussa, even though we only first began talking less than two weeks ago, we were able to work together to create a joyful, sacred and meaningful ceremony that would take the two of you to the wonderful place of becoming husband and wife. I am so glad our paths have crossed and will always remember your beautiful wedding. With much love, Joy
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Christina
Wedding:
11/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Joy is very sweet and I would highly recommend her!
Joy is very sweet and I would highly recommend her!
Joy is very sweet and I would highly recommend her! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Christina. It was a pleasure to officiate yours and Steven's elegant elopement this week. Warmest blessings, Joy
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Suzanne
Wedding:
11/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Reverend Joy gave us an absolutely beautiful ceremony Friday! Her words were perfect, couldn't have asked for more. And even though we were late still gave us the time needed, greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for making our wedding day fabulous!! I would highly recommend Reverend Joy, she's amazing!
Reverend Joy gave us an absolutely beautiful ceremony Friday! Her words were perfect, couldn't have asked for more. And Read more...
Reverend Joy gave us an absolutely beautiful ceremony Friday! Her words were perfect, couldn't have asked for more. And even though we were late still gave us the time needed, greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for making our wedding day fabulous!! I would highly recommend Reverend Joy, she's amazing! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

It was so special to welcome you and Jason for your Elegant Elopement. I appreciate your trust in me to officiate your wedding ceremony and am so happy to hear how thrilled you were with your day.
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Alexandra
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
My family and friends are still talking about how beautiful and unique my wedding ceremony was. Joy was wonderful!!
My family and friends are still talking about how beautiful and unique my wedding ceremony was. Joy was wonderful!!
My family and friends are still talking about how beautiful and unique my wedding ceremony was. Joy was wonderful!! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words, Alexandra. Wishing you and Curtis a wonderful future together. You are off to a beautiful start. xoxo-Joy
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jaime
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was made even more special simply having made the choice to have Joy officiate. She is a wonderful human being, and the ceremony that she wrote for us was nothing short of phenomenal. We were positive we had made the right decision about Joy the first day we met her, months before the wedding. She made every effort to get to know the two of us as well as possible, and her words during the ceremony were personal and special to us. After the ceremony many guests commented on how beautifully she spoke and how inspiring the ceremony was to them as well.
Our wedding day was made even more special simply having made the choice to have Joy officiate. She is a wonderful human Read more...
Our wedding day was made even more special simply having made the choice to have Joy officiate. She is a wonderful human being, and the ceremony that she wrote for us was nothing short of phenomenal. We were positive we had made the right decision about Joy the first day we met her, months before the wedding. She made every effort to get to know the two of us as well as possible, and her words during the ceremony were personal and special to us. After the ceremony many guests commented on how beautifully she spoke and how inspiring the ceremony was to them as well. Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

T&J, you have become so very precious to me over the course of our working together to craft your wedding ceremony. I am truly honored to have been a part of your wonderful celebration. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. xoxo
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Joy was absolutely the best officiant we could have asked for. She truly cared about us and our values, and took the time to get to know us and our relationship. She strives to make your ceremony personal and unique, and absolutely delivers! She was able to create an amazing ceremony for us and our family, and with all her experience, there wasn't a single flaw. She speaks from the heart, and it was perfectly reflected in our ceremony. We felt like she had known us for years, and we couldn't have imagined being married by anyone else! After the ceremony we had many of our guest comment on how personal and beautiful the ceremony was; it truly set the tone for an amazing night. Joy is without a doubt the most amazing officiant we could've imagined having for our wedding.
Joy was absolutely the best officiant we could have asked for. She truly cared about us and our values, and took the time Read more...
Joy was absolutely the best officiant we could have asked for. She truly cared about us and our values, and took the time to get to know us and our relationship. She strives to make your ceremony personal and unique, and absolutely delivers! She was able to create an amazing ceremony for us and our family, and with all her experience, there wasn't a single flaw. She speaks from the heart, and it was perfectly reflected in our ceremony. We felt like she had known us for years, and we couldn't have imagined being married by anyone else! After the ceremony we had many of our guest comment on how personal and beautiful the ceremony was; it truly set the tone for an amazing night. Joy is without a doubt the most amazing officiant we could've imagined having for our wedding. Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, Amanda. It was my greatest pleasure to work with you and Sage to co-create your wedding ceremony. I'm so glad we were able to make your vision manifest into a beautiful ceremony and a magical day. xoxo-Joy
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with our choice to have Joy officiate our wedding ceremony. She made the planning process leading up to the big day so easy and was always quick to respond to any questions that we had. Joy beautifully crafted a ceremony that our guests have continued to compliment us on and we would highly recommend her!!
We were so happy with our choice to have Joy officiate our wedding ceremony. She made the planning process leading up to Read more...
We were so happy with our choice to have Joy officiate our wedding ceremony. She made the planning process leading up to the big day so easy and was always quick to respond to any questions that we had. Joy beautifully crafted a ceremony that our guests have continued to compliment us on and we would highly recommend her!! Read less
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Deanna
Wedding:
9/23/2016
5.0/5.0
After walking out of our first meeting with Joy, we immediately knew that we would be letting her handle our ceremony. She worked with us and created an absolutely beautiful ceremony. All of our guests were in awe (and tears) of her words and we get compliments all the time. I am forever grateful to her for making our ceremony as memorable as it was.
After walking out of our first meeting with Joy, we immediately knew that we would be letting her handle our ceremony. She Read more...
After walking out of our first meeting with Joy, we immediately knew that we would be letting her handle our ceremony. She worked with us and created an absolutely beautiful ceremony. All of our guests were in awe (and tears) of her words and we get compliments all the time. I am forever grateful to her for making our ceremony as memorable as it was. Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Deanna and Jonathon, it was my absolute delight to tell your love story to your guests and to pronounce you husband and wife. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day. xoxo-Joy

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