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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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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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Marla
Wedding:
1/18/2017
5.0/5.0
Anthony made our special day something beautiful. His kindness and thoughtfulness impressed everyone involved. I never expected such a beautiful experience. Thank you Anthony
The Lundquists
Anthony made our special day something beautiful. His kindness and thoughtfulness impressed everyone involved. I never Read more...
Anthony made our special day something beautiful. His kindness and thoughtfulness impressed everyone involved. I never expected such a beautiful experience. Thank you Anthony
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Kevin
Wedding:
12/15/2016
5.0/5.0
The Wedding Judge (Anthony) was wonderfully warm, receptive, and willing to follow our lead when planning our ceremony. He provided lots of useful advice and provided his services with the utmost professionalism. It was also nice that he brought his wife and son with him both to our initial meeting and to the actual ceremony (upon our invitation).
This was so easy, and Judge Anthony added just the right amount of solemnity to our occasion.
The Wedding Judge (Anthony) was wonderfully warm, receptive, and willing to follow our lead when planning our ceremony. He Read more...
The Wedding Judge (Anthony) was wonderfully warm, receptive, and willing to follow our lead when planning our ceremony. He provided lots of useful advice and provided his services with the utmost professionalism. It was also nice that he brought his wife and son with him both to our initial meeting and to the actual ceremony (upon our invitation).
This was so easy, and Judge Anthony added just the right amount of solemnity to our occasion. Read less
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Shayna
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony was amazing. He made everything so easy and always responded in a timely manner. He provided many options and feedback for how our ceremony could go which was very helpful to me. Anthony arrived on time to our ceremony and was very patient with us afterwards as we were going through some pictures before signing our marriage certificate. I was worried about picking the right person to officiate since the officiant is someone you remember for the rest of your life when you look back on your wedding day and I can 100% say for certain that we made the absolute correct choice. Obviously, I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Anthony!
Anthony was amazing. He made everything so easy and always responded in a timely manner. He provided many options and Read more...
Anthony was amazing. He made everything so easy and always responded in a timely manner. He provided many options and feedback for how our ceremony could go which was very helpful to me. Anthony arrived on time to our ceremony and was very patient with us afterwards as we were going through some pictures before signing our marriage certificate. I was worried about picking the right person to officiate since the officiant is someone you remember for the rest of your life when you look back on your wedding day and I can 100% say for certain that we made the absolute correct choice. Obviously, I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Anthony! Read less
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Tommy
Wedding:
11/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony Behrens was the Officiant for our wedding in Newport, Oregon. He did an outstanding job and was absolutely wonderful to work with and very accommodating, as our venue changed after we arrived in Oregon. He put Dana and I at complete ease while going through the entire process. Anthony was even willing to make the trek via the narrow spiral staircase all the way to the top of the lighthouse where we were married. We would not change a thing about our intimate ceremony and we were thoroughly satisfied with the entire experience. We would recommend Anthony without any reservations whatsoever.
Anthony Behrens was the Officiant for our wedding in Newport, Oregon. He did an outstanding job and was absolutely Read more...
Anthony Behrens was the Officiant for our wedding in Newport, Oregon. He did an outstanding job and was absolutely wonderful to work with and very accommodating, as our venue changed after we arrived in Oregon. He put Dana and I at complete ease while going through the entire process. Anthony was even willing to make the trek via the narrow spiral staircase all the way to the top of the lighthouse where we were married. We would not change a thing about our intimate ceremony and we were thoroughly satisfied with the entire experience. We would recommend Anthony without any reservations whatsoever. Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
We contacted The Wedding Judge at the 11th hour, two days before our wedding, because our previous officiant had fallen through. The Wedding Judge answered the phone right away and was prompt in sending us an email with the details of his services. He even canceled a previous engagement in order to be available to officiate our wedding. The communication was prompt and clear throughout the entire process and he answered all of our questions. He provided a variety of example ceremony/vows that we could choose from, including a Christian ceremony. We were happy that we could still have a Christian ceremony/vows without having to have our ceremony in a church or be officiated by a pastor. He was on time (even though we were late to our venue!). He spoke clearly during the actual ceremony and was professional throughout. We are actually glad our original plans fell through so that we could have The Wedding Judge officiate our wedding! Highly recommend.
We contacted The Wedding Judge at the 11th hour, two days before our wedding, because our previous officiant had fallen Read more...
We contacted The Wedding Judge at the 11th hour, two days before our wedding, because our previous officiant had fallen through. The Wedding Judge answered the phone right away and was prompt in sending us an email with the details of his services. He even canceled a previous engagement in order to be available to officiate our wedding. The communication was prompt and clear throughout the entire process and he answered all of our questions. He provided a variety of example ceremony/vows that we could choose from, including a Christian ceremony. We were happy that we could still have a Christian ceremony/vows without having to have our ceremony in a church or be officiated by a pastor. He was on time (even though we were late to our venue!). He spoke clearly during the actual ceremony and was professional throughout. We are actually glad our original plans fell through so that we could have The Wedding Judge officiate our wedding! Highly recommend. Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony (the wedding judge) officiated our wedding last weekend and we were not disappointed! From the first correspondence Anthony was friendly, helpful, and professional. And this pattern continued. He is very responsive and flexible. He emailed us several ceremony options and was happy to accept the customized ceremony I put together from the samples he sent us. He arrived to the venue on time and the ceremony went very smoothly! I would definitely recommend Anthony to any stranger, friend or family member looking for an officiant.
Anthony (the wedding judge) officiated our wedding last weekend and we were not disappointed! From the first Read more...
Anthony (the wedding judge) officiated our wedding last weekend and we were not disappointed! From the first correspondence Anthony was friendly, helpful, and professional. And this pattern continued. He is very responsive and flexible. He emailed us several ceremony options and was happy to accept the customized ceremony I put together from the samples he sent us. He arrived to the venue on time and the ceremony went very smoothly! I would definitely recommend Anthony to any stranger, friend or family member looking for an officiant. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
We were so excited and lucky to have Anthony for our wedding officiant! We had called him on Tuesday for our wedding on Saturday and we were so fortunate he was available and flexible. He was very prompt, helpful and informational in making sure our ceremony was how we wanted it. Anthony is a very kind and genuine person and we highly recommend him!
We were so excited and lucky to have Anthony for our wedding officiant! We had called him on Tuesday for our wedding on Read more...
We were so excited and lucky to have Anthony for our wedding officiant! We had called him on Tuesday for our wedding on Saturday and we were so fortunate he was available and flexible. He was very prompt, helpful and informational in making sure our ceremony was how we wanted it. Anthony is a very kind and genuine person and we highly recommend him! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony is perfect. He has a cool, calm nature and is very accommodating. We eloped while in Agate Beach. His price was almost unbelievably cheap! He knew exactly what to do, so professional while also compassionate and sweet. His tone and presence for the vows and ceremeny was lovely. His son came with him tontake photos. I haven't seen them yet but it was rather adorable and he seemed to be interested in the activity so I'm sure there will be some good ones. We were both really happy. My guy is sensitive to people and really felt Anthony was authentic and just right.
Anthony is perfect. He has a cool, calm nature and is very accommodating. We eloped while in Agate Beach. His price was Read more...
Anthony is perfect. He has a cool, calm nature and is very accommodating. We eloped while in Agate Beach. His price was almost unbelievably cheap! He knew exactly what to do, so professional while also compassionate and sweet. His tone and presence for the vows and ceremeny was lovely. His son came with him tontake photos. I haven't seen them yet but it was rather adorable and he seemed to be interested in the activity so I'm sure there will be some good ones. We were both really happy. My guy is sensitive to people and really felt Anthony was authentic and just right. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. From start to finish he was always very prompt to answer any of our questions. He provided different ceremony options for us to use at our wedding and he was very flexible to any changes that we wanted made. He was prompt on the day of our wedding and was professional throughout. He even had the whole ceremony memorized, which was quite impressive! Thank you, Anthony, for doing such a great job! I would definitely recomend him to anyone needing an officiant!
Anthony did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. From start to finish he was always very prompt to answer any of our Read more...
Anthony did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. From start to finish he was always very prompt to answer any of our questions. He provided different ceremony options for us to use at our wedding and he was very flexible to any changes that we wanted made. He was prompt on the day of our wedding and was professional throughout. He even had the whole ceremony memorized, which was quite impressive! Thank you, Anthony, for doing such a great job! I would definitely recomend him to anyone needing an officiant! Read less
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Trinity
Wedding:
8/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Anthony performed a beautiful ceremony! He was friendly and professional. He was very prompt to respond to all my questions during the weeks prior to our wedding. We are very happy he was a part of our big day and he just happened to match our colors! We highly recommend him and we are 100% happy with the Wedding Judge!
Anthony performed a beautiful ceremony! He was friendly and professional. He was very prompt to respond to all my Read more...
Anthony performed a beautiful ceremony! He was friendly and professional. He was very prompt to respond to all my questions during the weeks prior to our wedding. We are very happy he was a part of our big day and he just happened to match our colors! We highly recommend him and we are 100% happy with the Wedding Judge! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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