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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

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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-$850 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 Read less
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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
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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Brittany
Wedding:
7/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with. Living 8 hours away from Saratoga, we first met via a phone call. We chatted for a good 30-40 minutes on our first phone call and then communicated via e-mail up until our first real life meeting. I was able to visit her at her house about 3 months prior to our wedding and she was everything I imagined and more. Growing up, my family was pretty low-key when it came to religion and church. My grandmother and husband's family was super Catholic. I was nervous about finding someone who would create a ceremony that would not be too religious and make me un-comfortable but still keep enough religious affiliation to keep the Catholic side of the family at happy. Joy did an amazing job creating our ceremony and I had numerous people (including my grandmother and his parents) approach me after the ceremony and say how beautiful and touching it was. Many guests said they have been to many weddings but have never "felt" a ceremony like ours. It was truly an amazing day.
Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with. Living 8 hours away from Saratoga, we first met via a phone call. We chatted Read more...
Joy was an absolute pleasure to work with. Living 8 hours away from Saratoga, we first met via a phone call. We chatted for a good 30-40 minutes on our first phone call and then communicated via e-mail up until our first real life meeting. I was able to visit her at her house about 3 months prior to our wedding and she was everything I imagined and more. Growing up, my family was pretty low-key when it came to religion and church. My grandmother and husband's family was super Catholic. I was nervous about finding someone who would create a ceremony that would not be too religious and make me un-comfortable but still keep enough religious affiliation to keep the Catholic side of the family at happy. Joy did an amazing job creating our ceremony and I had numerous people (including my grandmother and his parents) approach me after the ceremony and say how beautiful and touching it was. Many guests said they have been to many weddings but have never "felt" a ceremony like ours. It was truly an amazing day. Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

I'm so glad that your ceremony was intimate and sacred for you and Joe, that your family was pleased, and that everyone was inspired for your future. It is feedback like yours that means the world to me. Many blessings, Brittany and Joe!
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Justin
Wedding:
7/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Joy lives up to her name - she was a pure joy to work with. She kept running back and forth between the room that I was in and the room that my wife was in - to keep with the "no-seeing" tradition, in order to make sure everything was the way we wanted it. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and even though the only thing that we "specifically asked for" was the "I do's" (we left the rest of the ceremony to her discretion), she wove a beautiful message about us and our love together. We're having our big wedding ceremony sometime next year and Reverend Joy will be orchestrating it for us again. Thanks Joy!!

With much love,
Justin and Kymberlee
Joy lives up to her name - she was a pure joy to work with. She kept running back and forth between the room that I was in Read more...
Joy lives up to her name - she was a pure joy to work with. She kept running back and forth between the room that I was in and the room that my wife was in - to keep with the "no-seeing" tradition, in order to make sure everything was the way we wanted it. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and even though the only thing that we "specifically asked for" was the "I do's" (we left the rest of the ceremony to her discretion), she wove a beautiful message about us and our love together. We're having our big wedding ceremony sometime next year and Reverend Joy will be orchestrating it for us again. Thanks Joy!!

With much love,
Justin and Kymberlee Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Justin and Kym, it was a delight to officiate your elegant elopement in Saratoga Springs. Wishing you all the best for a wonderful future together.
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Reverend Joy Burke came highly recommended by The Sagamore Resort as well as many other local wedding vendors. We are so thrilled that we chose Joy to officiate our ceremony. She helped us with all the logistics such as getting our license and the timing of our ceremony itself. She has poise, grace and is incredibly sweet. Along with those qualities she is also very professional, extremely responsive and passionate about her job. She created the most beautiful ceremony that reflected exactly who my fiancé and I were. She listened to our story and to every detail and wove it into an incredibly special, beautiful and memorable ceremony that showed our love for each other. She creates a ceremony tailored to what your dreams are and makes the one part of the wedding guest usually can’t stand – amazing! We decided to go with the ancient Celtic inspired hand fasting ceremony and it truly was meaningful and spiritual! We had so many people come up to us during our reception expressing how truly heartfelt our ceremony was. There was not a dry eye at the ceremony. I would highly recommend Joy Burke as your wedding Officiant. Joy made our day so much more special and it was our favorite part of our entire wedding day. Joy – Thank you so much, it was incredible XO
Reverend Joy Burke came highly recommended by The Sagamore Resort as well as many other local wedding vendors. We are so Read more...
Reverend Joy Burke came highly recommended by The Sagamore Resort as well as many other local wedding vendors. We are so thrilled that we chose Joy to officiate our ceremony. She helped us with all the logistics such as getting our license and the timing of our ceremony itself. She has poise, grace and is incredibly sweet. Along with those qualities she is also very professional, extremely responsive and passionate about her job. She created the most beautiful ceremony that reflected exactly who my fiancé and I were. She listened to our story and to every detail and wove it into an incredibly special, beautiful and memorable ceremony that showed our love for each other. She creates a ceremony tailored to what your dreams are and makes the one part of the wedding guest usually can’t stand – amazing! We decided to go with the ancient Celtic inspired hand fasting ceremony and it truly was meaningful and spiritual! We had so many people come up to us during our reception expressing how truly heartfelt our ceremony was. There was not a dry eye at the ceremony. I would highly recommend Joy Burke as your wedding Officiant. Joy made our day so much more special and it was our favorite part of our entire wedding day. Joy – Thank you so much, it was incredible XO Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Andrea, you and Tommy made my job so easy by the way you radiated your love for one another, your crazy senses of humor, and your fabulous friends and family. Yours will be sure to be a future of laughter and love.
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Private User
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Joy was great and did a beautiful job with our ceremony. Our guests were commenting how beautiful the ceremony was all night long!!
Joy was great and did a beautiful job with our ceremony. Our guests were commenting how beautiful the ceremony was all Read more...
Joy was great and did a beautiful job with our ceremony. Our guests were commenting how beautiful the ceremony was all night long!! 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 of my services. I loved getting to know you two and was thrilled to be your officiant.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Joy went above and beyond to make our ceremony perfect. She gave us plenty of options to include in our ceremony. A poem, Irish Blessing, and a good luck penny activity were just a few of the personal touches included in our ceremony. Joy took the time to get to know my husband and me. Every good writer knows their audience. She definitely knows how to write an amazing wedding script for every couple. I would highly recommend her to officiate your wedding.
Joy went above and beyond to make our ceremony perfect. She gave us plenty of options to include in our ceremony. A poem, Read more...
Joy went above and beyond to make our ceremony perfect. She gave us plenty of options to include in our ceremony. A poem, Irish Blessing, and a good luck penny activity were just a few of the personal touches included in our ceremony. Joy took the time to get to know my husband and me. Every good writer knows their audience. She definitely knows how to write an amazing wedding script for every couple. I would highly recommend her to officiate your wedding. Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Meg. You and Mike are so special to me and I am grateful that you chose me to officiate your wedding ceremony. Much love and many blessings, always.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Joy officiated our ceremony. It's my second marriage and I have two children from first marriage. She did an amazing job of involving my boys and they had a lot of fun. Also, I came from out of state and Joy helped us coordinate things. Would definitely recommend her services!!!
Joy officiated our ceremony. It's my second marriage and I have two children from first marriage. She did an amazing job Read more...
Joy officiated our ceremony. It's my second marriage and I have two children from first marriage. She did an amazing job of involving my boys and they had a lot of fun. Also, I came from out of state and Joy helped us coordinate things. Would definitely recommend her services!!! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Michelle and Dan. You and your boys absolutely made my day by being such a lovely family. Congratulations on your marriage and many blessings for health, happiness and prosperity in your future together.
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Private User
Wedding:
6/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Joy created a beautiful, personalized ceremony with information gathered from speaking with us and from a simple questionnaire we were asked to fill out with details about us and our relationship. It was unique from any ceremony that I or many of my friends have attended in the past. Prior to creating the ceremony, Joy provided us with many sample vows, readings, and is knowledgable about many different wedding rituals to offer something to fit pretty much anyone and their relationship. Joy is an experienced, professional officiant that will not disappoint!
Joy created a beautiful, personalized ceremony with information gathered from speaking with us and from a simple Read more...
Joy created a beautiful, personalized ceremony with information gathered from speaking with us and from a simple questionnaire we were asked to fill out with details about us and our relationship. It was unique from any ceremony that I or many of my friends have attended in the past. Prior to creating the ceremony, Joy provided us with many sample vows, readings, and is knowledgable about many different wedding rituals to offer something to fit pretty much anyone and their relationship. Joy is an experienced, professional officiant that will not disappoint! 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 such a lovely review, Ashley. Your wedding was so much fun to be a part of, and I'll remember your beautiful day always.
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Eric
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Joy was perfect in every way. From start to finish, she really did care about us personally and it showed. The ceremony was beautiful and all of our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the ceremony was. It's not very often that the ceremony becomes a memorable part of the wedding. Joy is worth every penny!
Joy was perfect in every way. From start to finish, she really did care about us personally and it showed. The ceremony Read more...
Joy was perfect in every way. From start to finish, she really did care about us personally and it showed. The ceremony was beautiful and all of our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the ceremony was. It's not very often that the ceremony becomes a memorable part of the wedding. Joy is worth every penny! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Eric, it was easy for me to fall in love with you and Derek and be able to create a romantic, funny and inspirational ceremony for you. You guys brought the magic, I just waived my wand. Love you both!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We knew we wanted Joy Burke to officiate our ceremony from the minute we met her. Besides that fact that she has the cutest Boston Terriers ;-) Joy was so helpful and really understood what we were looking for. Every communication/meeting we had with Joy was fantastic, and she always seemed to know exactly what our next question would be. The day of our wedding (I know I'm biased because it was our wedding BUT....) Joy gave the most beautiful ceremony I have ever heard. We decided to go with the ancient Celtic inspired hand fasting ceremony and it truly was BEAUTIFUL! We had so many people come up to us during our reception to tell us that it was the most unique and truly heartfelt ceremony they had ever witnessed. I would highly recommend Joy Burke as your wedding Officiant. She is an amazing person and understands the true meaning of love. Our ceremony touched so beautifully on who were are as a couple and really highlighted our journey and love for one another. Our big day would not have been the same without her!!!!
We knew we wanted Joy Burke to officiate our ceremony from the minute we met her. Besides that fact that she has the Read more...
We knew we wanted Joy Burke to officiate our ceremony from the minute we met her. Besides that fact that she has the cutest Boston Terriers ;-) Joy was so helpful and really understood what we were looking for. Every communication/meeting we had with Joy was fantastic, and she always seemed to know exactly what our next question would be. The day of our wedding (I know I'm biased because it was our wedding BUT....) Joy gave the most beautiful ceremony I have ever heard. We decided to go with the ancient Celtic inspired hand fasting ceremony and it truly was BEAUTIFUL! We had so many people come up to us during our reception to tell us that it was the most unique and truly heartfelt ceremony they had ever witnessed. I would highly recommend Joy Burke as your wedding Officiant. She is an amazing person and understands the true meaning of love. Our ceremony touched so beautifully on who were are as a couple and really highlighted our journey and love for one another. Our big day would not have been the same without her!!!! Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Jennifer, you'd be surprised how many clients choose me because of the dogs. Hahaha... only partly kidding ;-) They really loved you and Cory too! It was such a wonderful experience for me to work with you both and to get to know your amazing families. So much love to you both, always.
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Kristen & Luke
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Joy Burke was such a "joy" to work with! :) Our initial informal meeting was at her home in Saratoga and I could tell right away she would be a great fit for us. She is very warm and friendly, and we shared the same views of marriage. After our initial meeting, she also provided readings, rituals, and sample vows for us to choose from/gain inspiration from. Joy asked both me and my husband to fill out a questionnaire separately about our relationship. Joy turned our answers into a wonderful ceremony script that was perfect for us. Working with Joy was so easy! I recommend Joy to any couple getting married or renewing their vows.
Rev. Joy Burke was such a "joy" to work with! :) Our initial informal meeting was at her home in Saratoga and I could tell Read more...
Rev. Joy Burke was such a "joy" to work with! :) Our initial informal meeting was at her home in Saratoga and I could tell right away she would be a great fit for us. She is very warm and friendly, and we shared the same views of marriage. After our initial meeting, she also provided readings, rituals, and sample vows for us to choose from/gain inspiration from. Joy asked both me and my husband to fill out a questionnaire separately about our relationship. Joy turned our answers into a wonderful ceremony script that was perfect for us. Working with Joy was so easy! I recommend Joy to any couple getting married or renewing their vows. Read less
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Reverend Joy Burke ~ Saratoga Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

I loved working with you both on your wedding ceremony. Your great sense of humor made my work so much fun. Much love and many blessings to you both, Kristen and Luke.

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