130x130 sq 1348541705266 profile

The Wedding Judge

Portland/vancouver/salem/eugene , OR
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Portland/Vancouver/Salem/Eugene, OR 97210 US (map)

PHONE

503-798-0110

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

theweddingjudge@gmail.com • (503) 798-0110 • www.facebook.com/theweddingjudge

I'm a former judge, and in the last six years or so, I've had the pleasure of officiating... Read more
theweddingjudge@gmail.com • (503) 798-0110 • www.facebook.com/theweddingjudge

I'm a former judge, and in the last six years or so, I've had the pleasure of officiating hundreds of weddings throughout Oregon and in Washington. I've officiated at very small and intimate gatherings (5 including me), to very large and formal weddings (500 plus). I've officiated at all types of venues including ballrooms, museums, hotels, vineyards, wineries, bars, formal gardens, farms, churches, beaches, parks, backyards, and living rooms. I've even had the pleasure of officiating in the State Capitol Building and believe I'm only one of two people to have had that honor.

I've also officiated at all different kinds of weddings including bi-lingual, traditional, civil, Steampunk, romantic, modern, Spanish, non-denominational Christian, theme, Seventh Day Adventist, spiritual, and Buddhist.

I have several ceremonies from which you can choose and each one is fully customizeable. I'm not a stuffy old judge-type. Rather, I'm very flexible, and I will help you to create exactly the kind of ceremony you want.

Although many people book me months in advance, I can almost always schedule ceremonies on short notice and last minute (even same day). Regardless of when your scheduling, my prices are the same and are very reasonable (typically less than half what other officiants charge).

People often ask what they should look for in an officiant. Surprisingly, you might be able to find someone that has even more competitive rates than I do and save ten or twenty bucks, but you only get married once. So, you should have it done right. My advice is to choose someone reliable and with whom you feel comfortable. You should find someone flexible that will give you the type of ceremony you want. Experience is also something that's very important. You definitely want someone who feels comfortable in front of people and who knows what he/she is doing. Finally, one thing you might not think of is that your officiant will have access to your very personal information (mothers' maiden names, dates of birth, social security numbers, etc.). This information is all contained in the marriage license. By law, your officiant has the right to keep a copy of your license. With this in mind, you certainly want someone trustworthy. Be careful - especially when shopping for officiants on the internet. I've testified before the Oregon State Legislature about this issue, and as a licensed attorney and former judge, I'm bound by strict ethical requirements. Your information is certainly safe with me.

Let me know how I can help make your special day perfect!!

SE HABLA ESPANOL.

A few of my favorite venues:

Portland Art Museum, Wilson Park, Inn at Spanish Head, Abiqua Estates, Historic Overlook House, McMenamins, Zenith Vineyards, The McLean House, The Crown Ballroom, The Benson, Embassy Suites (Downtown), The Aerie, The Governor, Beckenridge Vineyards, Multnomah Falls, Hoyt Arboretum, Willamette Valley Vineyards, McMenamins Hotel Oregon, The Green Villa Barn, McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Evergreen Aviation Museum, Domaine Margelle Vineyards, The Beach (Cannon Beach, Astoria, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay,Newport, Anywhere at the Beach!!), Council Crest Park, Oregon Golf Club, Portland Zoo, Washington Park, Persimmon Country Club, The Kennedy School, McMenamins Edgefield, Oregon Gardens.

theweddingjudge@gmail.com • (503) 798-0110 • www.facebook.com/theweddingjudge Read less
Officiant

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1378178521152 img20130705201635
130x130 sq 1310949657265 953111673345014401170248955304846281713120ncopy
130x130 sq 1378178537044 img20130710213425
130x130 sq 1378178670636 img20130810130934
130x130 sq 1378178595886 img20130722182813
130x130 sq 1378178643626 img20130810125221
130x130 sq 1310949599812 1834181942772906038371000006470215725782985805009ncopy
130x130 sq 1310949619874 869700232copy
130x130 sq 1310949634405 869702341
130x130 sq 1310949675905 brianlarissaapril2011
130x130 sq 1310949680749 n42000390311355976341copy
130x130 sq 1310949684890 oregonweddingjudge2
130x130 sq 1310949687452 oregonweddingjudge3
130x130 sq 1310949689702 oregonweddingjudge4
130x130 sq 1310949692093 oregonweddingjudge5
130x130 sq 1378178552040 img20130710214328
130x130 sq 1378178575470 img20130710215032
130x130 sq 1378178608967 img20130725165337
130x130 sq 1378178626378 img20130804221950
130x130 sq 1378178657726 img20130810125855
130x130 sq 1378178695615 img20130828110708

INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, 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?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
30-60 Mins., <30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
OR, WA

REVIEWS

5.0
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
4.9/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
jason
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were very pleased with Mr. Behrens, he was very professional and extremely adaptable to our unique situation. I would bery highly recommend his services.
My wife and I were very pleased with Mr. Behrens, he was very professional and extremely adaptable to our unique Read more...
My wife and I were very pleased with Mr. Behrens, he was very professional and extremely adaptable to our unique situation. I would bery highly recommend his services. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Kelly
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Anthony for our wedding! He was very quick to respond, had all sorts of helpful tips, and was more than willing to use the vows we had come up with - even through three different versions of them!
He even took time out of his busy weekend schedule to meet with us prior to the wedding. Totally above and beyond!
We absolutely loved working with Anthony for our wedding! He was very quick to respond, had all sorts of helpful tips, and Read more...
We absolutely loved working with Anthony for our wedding! He was very quick to respond, had all sorts of helpful tips, and was more than willing to use the vows we had come up with - even through three different versions of them!
He even took time out of his busy weekend schedule to meet with us prior to the wedding. Totally above and beyond! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were so pleasantly surprised with how at ease we felt with Anthony right away. He showed up prepared, was able to talk us through all of the steps for filing our paperwork, had a beautiful ceremony prepared and was extremely flexible when we had to change our venue at the last minute. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing officiant with the ability to make everyone feel at ease. Thank you for helping to make our day so special.

Sarina and Jacob
We were so pleasantly surprised with how at ease we felt with Anthony right away. He showed up prepared, was able to talk Read more...
We were so pleasantly surprised with how at ease we felt with Anthony right away. He showed up prepared, was able to talk us through all of the steps for filing our paperwork, had a beautiful ceremony prepared and was extremely flexible when we had to change our venue at the last minute. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing officiant with the ability to make everyone feel at ease. Thank you for helping to make our day so special.

Sarina and Jacob Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Kayleigh
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Anthony was absolutely wonderful.
He officiated our wedding and I couldn't have been more pleased.
He was very professional throughout the entire ceremony and was more than willing to accommodate changes and suggestions we had.
Everyone at the ceremony complimented how great he was.
I very highly recommend him.
Anthony was absolutely wonderful.
He officiated our wedding and I couldn't have been more pleased.
He was very Read more...
Anthony was absolutely wonderful.
He officiated our wedding and I couldn't have been more pleased.
He was very professional throughout the entire ceremony and was more than willing to accommodate changes and suggestions we had.
Everyone at the ceremony complimented how great he was.
I very highly recommend him. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Jason
Wedding:
3/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Anthony was flexible and so easy to work with! We had a very small ceremony and he was very pleasant to work with. We would highly recommend him.
Anthony was flexible and so easy to work with! We had a very small ceremony and he was very pleasant to work with. We Read more...
Anthony was flexible and so easy to work with! We had a very small ceremony and he was very pleasant to work with. We would highly recommend him. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Brianna
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Anthony was great. His input, knowledge, and experience were invaluable. He had many ceremony options for us to choose from and we were able to customize our ceremony. He was very easy to communicate with and the ceremony was perfect.
Anthony was great. His input, knowledge, and experience were invaluable. He had many ceremony options for us to choose Read more...
Anthony was great. His input, knowledge, and experience were invaluable. He had many ceremony options for us to choose from and we were able to customize our ceremony. He was very easy to communicate with and the ceremony was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Anthony was wonderful. We were eloping and made changes last minute on our location. He was able to come earlier and marry us in the new spot we chose. Everything went super smooth and the ceremony was beautiful. Highly recommend him!
Anthony was wonderful. We were eloping and made changes last minute on our location. He was able to come earlier and marry Read more...
Anthony was wonderful. We were eloping and made changes last minute on our location. He was able to come earlier and marry us in the new spot we chose. Everything went super smooth and the ceremony was beautiful. Highly recommend him! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Annie
Wedding:
3/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Anthony is the best. He is very professional and helpful while making you feel at ease. I would recommend him very highly to anyone :)
Anthony is the best. He is very professional and helpful while making you feel at ease. I would recommend him very highly Read more...
Anthony is the best. He is very professional and helpful while making you feel at ease. I would recommend him very highly to anyone :) Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Anthony was great. He was available when we needed him and he provided a service that was exactly what we were looking for.
Anthony was great. He was available when we needed him and he provided a service that was exactly what we were looking Read more...
Anthony was great. He was available when we needed him and he provided a service that was exactly what we were looking for. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Anthony was more than we could have ever asked for. We had a very small ceremony with only our immediate family. Anthony made us feel extremely comfortable on what is meant to be a very nerve-wracking day. He was professional, yet made us feel like he had known us forever!
I couldn't recommend Anthony more. He was perfect!
Anthony was more than we could have ever asked for. We had a very small ceremony with only our immediate family. Anthony Read more...
Anthony was more than we could have ever asked for. We had a very small ceremony with only our immediate family. Anthony made us feel extremely comfortable on what is meant to be a very nerve-wracking day. He was professional, yet made us feel like he had known us forever!
I couldn't recommend Anthony more. He was perfect! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

MAP

 
Portland/Vancouver/Salem/Eugene, OR 97210 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for The Wedding Judge
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1348541705266 profile