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The Wedding Judge

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

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503-798-0110

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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.

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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?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
OR, WA

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Haley
Wedding:
8/14/2016
5.0/5.0
He was very kind and helped us with all of the paperwork and with any questions we had. He replied to emails very quickly, too. I definitely recommend him to everyone! He spoke loudly (we didn't have mics) and helped us with creating the perfect ceremony script!
He was very kind and helped us with all of the paperwork and with any questions we had. He replied to emails very quickly, Read more...
He was very kind and helped us with all of the paperwork and with any questions we had. He replied to emails very quickly, too. I definitely recommend him to everyone! He spoke loudly (we didn't have mics) and helped us with creating the perfect ceremony script! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Very professional and a great value for the money. I was very impressed with his ability to set us at ease during a somewhat stressful and emotional ceremony.
Very professional and a great value for the money. I was very impressed with his ability to set us at ease during a Read more...
Very professional and a great value for the money. I was very impressed with his ability to set us at ease during a somewhat stressful and emotional ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Anthony was amazing! He made our ceremony so beautiful. Very sweet words. Would definitely recommend!
Anthony was amazing! He made our ceremony so beautiful. Very sweet words. Would definitely recommend!
Anthony was amazing! He made our ceremony so beautiful. Very sweet words. Would definitely recommend! Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
7/21/2016
5.0/5.0
We were fortunate to have Anthony as the officiant for our wedding. His responsiveness was greatly appreciated and his flexibility critical for our wedding day since we were from out of town and the wedding was to be done outdoors in a public space. He offered suggestions and was very receptive to our input on what type of ceremony we would like to have.
I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to get married in Oregon.
We were fortunate to have Anthony as the officiant for our wedding. His responsiveness was greatly appreciated and his Read more...
We were fortunate to have Anthony as the officiant for our wedding. His responsiveness was greatly appreciated and his flexibility critical for our wedding day since we were from out of town and the wedding was to be done outdoors in a public space. He offered suggestions and was very receptive to our input on what type of ceremony we would like to have.
I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to get married in Oregon. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Spanish is getting stronger and stronger… Big A+
Spanish is getting stronger and stronger… Big A+
Spanish is getting stronger and stronger… Big A+ Read less
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Vashti
Wedding:
6/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony Behrens AKA The Wedding Judge is the best choice for a wedding officiant in Oregon. It is true when they say it is hard to find a good officiant. Someone who will pronounce your name correctly and not get off track, someone who is on point all the time and delivers his words like Martin Luther King or JFK. Seriously Anthony is exceptional and talented. He is also very very easy to connect with and work with. AND- his services are affordable! top all that that he is also handsome. He makes your wedding alter photos look great because he is a dapper man. Every guest who commented about his work during our ceremony had only lovely things to say. He does have a few pre-made ceremonies that you can look over and/or pick parts from and stitch together your own. I am eternally grateful for his services. He did not miss a beat and arrived early to the wedding. Praise You Mr. Behrens!
Anthony Behrens AKA The Wedding Judge is the best choice for a wedding officiant in Oregon. It is true when they say it is Read more...
Anthony Behrens AKA The Wedding Judge is the best choice for a wedding officiant in Oregon. It is true when they say it is hard to find a good officiant. Someone who will pronounce your name correctly and not get off track, someone who is on point all the time and delivers his words like Martin Luther King or JFK. Seriously Anthony is exceptional and talented. He is also very very easy to connect with and work with. AND- his services are affordable! top all that that he is also handsome. He makes your wedding alter photos look great because he is a dapper man. Every guest who commented about his work during our ceremony had only lovely things to say. He does have a few pre-made ceremonies that you can look over and/or pick parts from and stitch together your own. I am eternally grateful for his services. He did not miss a beat and arrived early to the wedding. Praise You Mr. Behrens! Read less
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Olivia
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony was awesome, professional and very easy to work with! He really helped make our ceremony special!! Thank you so much for all your help!
Anthony was awesome, professional and very easy to work with! He really helped make our ceremony special!! Thank you so Read more...
Anthony was awesome, professional and very easy to work with! He really helped make our ceremony special!! Thank you so much for all your help! Read less
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Kina
Wedding:
6/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony is amazing.
He is very nice, professional, and passionate about officiating.
I'm so glad that we had him for our wedding ceremony.
Our wedding was intimate and simple, and he made it so special.
His services are affordable and he responds emails quickly.
I highly recommend him.
Anthony is amazing.
He is very nice, professional, and passionate about officiating.
I'm so glad that we had him Read more...
Anthony is amazing.
He is very nice, professional, and passionate about officiating.
I'm so glad that we had him for our wedding ceremony.
Our wedding was intimate and simple, and he made it so special.
His services are affordable and he responds emails quickly.
I highly recommend him. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony did a great job at our wedding! He was prompt to respond, sent us a draft of the service and was willing to tailor it to what we wanted in our ceremony. We had several guest that commented on what a great job he did. Thank you for helping to make our day special! I would recommend him to anyone!
Anthony did a great job at our wedding! He was prompt to respond, sent us a draft of the service and was willing to tailor Read more...
Anthony did a great job at our wedding! He was prompt to respond, sent us a draft of the service and was willing to tailor it to what we wanted in our ceremony. We had several guest that commented on what a great job he did. Thank you for helping to make our day special! I would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Planning my wedding was very stressful and setting up the day of was, well, worse. I was extremely thankful to have Anthony as our officiant. He was someone, based on other reviews, that I did not have to worry about and he lived up to that. He was very friendly and supportive from the beginning. He offered examples of ceremonies that were all written so beautifully. He filed our paperwork quickly.
Planning my wedding was very stressful and setting up the day of was, well, worse. I was extremely thankful to have Read more...
Planning my wedding was very stressful and setting up the day of was, well, worse. I was extremely thankful to have Anthony as our officiant. He was someone, based on other reviews, that I did not have to worry about and he lived up to that. He was very friendly and supportive from the beginning. He offered examples of ceremonies that were all written so beautifully. He filed our paperwork quickly. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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