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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant

New York , NY
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New York, NY 10028 US (map)

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212-628-2596

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ABOUT US

You've found the perfect mate, now let's have a perfect wedding! Your wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life! You should hire an officiant that... Read more
You've found the perfect mate, now let's have a perfect wedding! Your wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life! You should hire an officiant that understands your needs and your vision, and then creates it! Here's what one of my couples said:



"She says she does it because she just loves it. She may not realize it but Valerie Coleman is amazingly gifted in creating and writing the most beautiful, simple, romantic and very moving wedding ceremonies. Our guests remarked that our wedding was full of personal touches and was the best they had ever attended! Thank you so much Val for making a great success of the best day of our lives!"



I promise that if you hire me, you will feel the same joy that all of my couples have felt on their wedding day. And isn't that what it's all about!



You'll tell me all about yourself, your love story, your hopes and dreams for your wedding. I will then design a ceremony that is unique to you and reflects exactly who you are as a couple. The ceremony will be full of personal touches. Guests often tell me that it felt as if I knew the couple for a very long time.



I am a Celebrant and ordained nondenominational Minister. I have a diploma in Marriage Celebrancy through the Celebrant Institute. I am a licensed officiant in New York City and also serve eastern New Jersey, Westchester County New York, and The Berkshires Massachusetts, where I have a second home.



Let's meet to discuss how to make your ceremony truly special.



valcolemanweddings@gmail.com

212-628-2596 home office

917-846-1431 cell



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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, 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?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NJ, NY

REVIEWS

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Darren & NIkki
Wedding:
5/7/2017
5.0/5.0
I took my wife to New York for her 50th birthday and our 26th wedding anniversary and had the idea to renew our wedding vows in Central Park as a surprise. I found Valerie through the internet and from the first email I sent her the help, advice, and genuine interest & caring was amazing. Valerie advised everything I needed from the most romantic place to have the service in Central Park to how I could obtain the permit. After sending Valerie some information about my wife and I she went on to write the most wonderful touching service as if she had known us for years. On the day Valerie made sure everything ran smoothly, including ensuring someone was on hand to record our wonderful occasion and was genuinely happy for us. If anyone is thinking of travelling to New York to marry or renew marriage vows then all I can say is look no further than Valerie Coleman.
I took my wife to New York for her 50th birthday and our 26th wedding anniversary and had the idea to renew our wedding Read more...
I took my wife to New York for her 50th birthday and our 26th wedding anniversary and had the idea to renew our wedding vows in Central Park as a surprise. I found Valerie through the internet and from the first email I sent her the help, advice, and genuine interest & caring was amazing. Valerie advised everything I needed from the most romantic place to have the service in Central Park to how I could obtain the permit. After sending Valerie some information about my wife and I she went on to write the most wonderful touching service as if she had known us for years. On the day Valerie made sure everything ran smoothly, including ensuring someone was on hand to record our wonderful occasion and was genuinely happy for us. If anyone is thinking of travelling to New York to marry or renew marriage vows then all I can say is look no further than Valerie Coleman. Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Darren and Nikki- Thanks for this great review! I had so much fun helping plan this surprise vow renewal with you! It's so nice to see two people still so much in love all these years later. It really warms my heart! Congratulations to you both, and when you are ready to celebrate your 50th anniversary, let me know!
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Paul
Wedding:
3/28/2017
5.0/5.0
Valerie performed our wedding ceremony in Central Park. She was excellent, put us completely at ease and the ceremony was fantastic. Thanks Val for making our day so special, providing beautiful vows and making us feel so welcome. We would highly recommend Val for anyone's special day. Thanks again. Paul & Ade xxx
Valerie performed our wedding ceremony in Central Park. She was excellent, put us completely at ease and the ceremony was Read more...
Valerie performed our wedding ceremony in Central Park. She was excellent, put us completely at ease and the ceremony was fantastic. Thanks Val for making our day so special, providing beautiful vows and making us feel so welcome. We would highly recommend Val for anyone's special day. Thanks again. Paul & Ade xxx Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Paul and Ade- Thank you so much for this review! It was great meeting you both on your whirlwind trip to NYC to get married! All the best to you both
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Emily
Wedding:
3/25/2017
5.0/5.0
Valerie was recommended to us by a dear friend who had used Valerie as officiant for her wedding maybe 9 years ago. I'm so glad our friend recommended Valerie. We had been in contact with a few others prior to meeting with Valerie, and she was definitely the most responsive. Very thorough, prepared and flexible and worked with us to create the ceremony just as we wanted it, including multiple revisions. The day of the actual ceremony, Valerie was on time, prepared, and helped everything run smoothly We received so many compliments on our ceremony. It was a great day and I would recommend Valerie to anyone getting looking for a celebrant. Valerie, thanks so much for everything!
Valerie was recommended to us by a dear friend who had used Valerie as officiant for her wedding maybe 9 years ago. I'm so Read more...
Valerie was recommended to us by a dear friend who had used Valerie as officiant for her wedding maybe 9 years ago. I'm so glad our friend recommended Valerie. We had been in contact with a few others prior to meeting with Valerie, and she was definitely the most responsive. Very thorough, prepared and flexible and worked with us to create the ceremony just as we wanted it, including multiple revisions. The day of the actual ceremony, Valerie was on time, prepared, and helped everything run smoothly We received so many compliments on our ceremony. It was a great day and I would recommend Valerie to anyone getting looking for a celebrant. Valerie, thanks so much for everything! Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you and your guests were happy with the ceremony. I had fun working with you two! Best wishes to you both!
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Oliver
Wedding:
3/16/2017
5.0/5.0
Valerie performed the perfect service for us in Central Park NYC. Despite the freezing cold, Valerie had prepared and discussed with us the type of wedding we wanted. Her words were sincere, warm and thoughtful. She was full of suggestions which were really helpful. We couldn't have made a better choice.
Thank you so much Valerie for making our day very special .
Martina and Oliver
Valerie performed the perfect service for us in Central Park NYC. Despite the freezing cold, Valerie had prepared and Read more...
Valerie performed the perfect service for us in Central Park NYC. Despite the freezing cold, Valerie had prepared and discussed with us the type of wedding we wanted. Her words were sincere, warm and thoughtful. She was full of suggestions which were really helpful. We couldn't have made a better choice.
Thank you so much Valerie for making our day very special .
Martina and Oliver Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

What were the chances your wedding would fall on the day of the big blizzard! It may have been cold that day, but the warmth in your hearts and love story shown through. Thanks for trusting me to create the most special moment in your lives! Stay warm :-)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our dream wedding came to life this holiday season. We were married beneath the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center with our families at our side (14 people in all). Valerie Coleman conducted our ceremony with warmth and solemnity, in a confident voice that rose above the noise of Rockefeller Plaza. She wrote a ceremony that was the perfect celebration of love and the union of two hearts and two families. We wanted a ceremony that combined traditional, timeless vows with our unique story, while keeping it under 15 minutes in case the January weather was terrible. Val drafted a wonderful ceremony based on written interviews with each of us, and then she worked closely with us to make it perfect. She is patient, professional, and responsive; we emailed and phoned often and also met in person the week before the wedding. We wanted an officiant who had conducted ceremonies by the tree before and Val let us know what to expect and what would work best for us. She answered all our questions and offered great ideas about the ceremony, and she also introduced us to our amazing photographer and the beautiful hotel where we stayed on our wedding night. After the wedding she followed up quickly with the city paperwork; we received our marriage certificate the next week. This was our first time planning a wedding (and we did it in six weeks) so Val’s expertise was a huge help in easing the stress. We had a wonderful evening and can’t thank Val enough for helping make it perfect.
Our dream wedding came to life this holiday season. We were married beneath the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center with Read more...
Our dream wedding came to life this holiday season. We were married beneath the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center with our families at our side (14 people in all). Valerie Coleman conducted our ceremony with warmth and solemnity, in a confident voice that rose above the noise of Rockefeller Plaza. She wrote a ceremony that was the perfect celebration of love and the union of two hearts and two families. We wanted a ceremony that combined traditional, timeless vows with our unique story, while keeping it under 15 minutes in case the January weather was terrible. Val drafted a wonderful ceremony based on written interviews with each of us, and then she worked closely with us to make it perfect. She is patient, professional, and responsive; we emailed and phoned often and also met in person the week before the wedding. We wanted an officiant who had conducted ceremonies by the tree before and Val let us know what to expect and what would work best for us. She answered all our questions and offered great ideas about the ceremony, and she also introduced us to our amazing photographer and the beautiful hotel where we stayed on our wedding night. After the wedding she followed up quickly with the city paperwork; we received our marriage certificate the next week. This was our first time planning a wedding (and we did it in six weeks) so Val’s expertise was a huge help in easing the stress. We had a wonderful evening and can’t thank Val enough for helping make it perfect. Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words! It was indeed a special night, and despite the frigid temps, there was warmth in our crowd. I'm glad you were both so happy with the ceremony. Many best wishes to you!!
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Jens
Wedding:
12/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Valerie made our big day to something very special. The ceremony was personal romantic und written with a lots of love. Everything was so uncomplicated and relaxed. She felt use with all our emotions and tried to create an amazing moment for us. We were so happy about everything... It was really perfect and amazing. If someone wants to get married in new york the best thing you can do is to choose Valerie as your officiant she did such a great job! She and her partner helped us out making wonderful photos and told us something about the location and showed us some special corners in Grand Central Station. Was the best decision to hire her!!
Valerie made our big day to something very special. The ceremony was personal romantic und written with a lots of love. Read more...
Valerie made our big day to something very special. The ceremony was personal romantic und written with a lots of love. Everything was so uncomplicated and relaxed. She felt use with all our emotions and tried to create an amazing moment for us. We were so happy about everything... It was really perfect and amazing. If someone wants to get married in new york the best thing you can do is to choose Valerie as your officiant she did such a great job! She and her partner helped us out making wonderful photos and told us something about the location and showed us some special corners in Grand Central Station. Was the best decision to hire her!! Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Tugba and Jens- you came all the way from Germany to get married in our magical city, and I'm so glad you were happy with the ceremony and the unique setting, overlooking Grand Central Station! Glückwünsche!
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Nora&Gergo
Wedding:
9/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We contacted 5 or 6 officiants before our wedding and Valerie was by far the most sympathetic. She was always fast to reply to any of our questions, very flexible and open to our ideas and requests. We felt she really listened to us and helped us to organize our wedding just the way we wanted. The wedding was nice, simple and it wasn't stressful at all, it was great fun.
She is very friendly and professional at the same time. We would highly recommend her.
We contacted 5 or 6 officiants before our wedding and Valerie was by far the most sympathetic. She was always fast to Read more...
We contacted 5 or 6 officiants before our wedding and Valerie was by far the most sympathetic. She was always fast to reply to any of our questions, very flexible and open to our ideas and requests. We felt she really listened to us and helped us to organize our wedding just the way we wanted. The wedding was nice, simple and it wasn't stressful at all, it was great fun.
She is very friendly and professional at the same time. We would highly recommend her. Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for this great review! Your Coney Island wedding was unique, fun and sweet. It was so great meeting you two!
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Laura
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Val was a great fit for us and so easy to work with. We are a multicultural couple and she made it a point to not only incorporate our different backgrounds, but even gave a small blessing in another language. We gave Val guidelines for the type of ceremony we liked and expressed that we'd like a unity ritual and she came up with a ritual that couldn't have been more perfect for our personal history! Not only did Val offer years of experience, her personality was very easy to work with and her responsiveness and professionalism were much appreciated. We'd highly recommend hiring her if you are looking to create a personalized ceremony for a unique couple.
Val was a great fit for us and so easy to work with. We are a multicultural couple and she made it a point to not only Read more...
Val was a great fit for us and so easy to work with. We are a multicultural couple and she made it a point to not only incorporate our different backgrounds, but even gave a small blessing in another language. We gave Val guidelines for the type of ceremony we liked and expressed that we'd like a unity ritual and she came up with a ritual that couldn't have been more perfect for our personal history! Not only did Val offer years of experience, her personality was very easy to work with and her responsiveness and professionalism were much appreciated. We'd highly recommend hiring her if you are looking to create a personalized ceremony for a unique couple. Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Laura! It was so nice working with you and Florin to create a ceremony that was unique to you, and incorporating a ritual no-one expected, but fit perfectly! I wish you both all the best!
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Alice
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Val was fantastic - she's very easy to work with, on top of things, flexible, and most importantly, her speech described our love story fully. The ceremony went very well and captured the most unforgettable moments. Highly recommend her!

Many thanks from Alice & Wilson
Val was fantastic - she's very easy to work with, on top of things, flexible, and most importantly, her speech described Read more...
Val was fantastic - she's very easy to work with, on top of things, flexible, and most importantly, her speech described our love story fully. The ceremony went very well and captured the most unforgettable moments. Highly recommend her!

Many thanks from Alice & Wilson Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Alice and Wilson! I'm so glad you were happy with the ceremony! You had a great story to tell and it was fun doing so. All the best to you both!
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Katherine
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Val was unbelievable. Everything she wrote for our ceremony really captured the essence of who my husband and I are, and she really listened to everything we had to say. She was professional, fun, polite and very helpful with my vows. I would highly recommend her! She is the best
Val was unbelievable. Everything she wrote for our ceremony really captured the essence of who my husband and I are, and Read more...
Val was unbelievable. Everything she wrote for our ceremony really captured the essence of who my husband and I are, and she really listened to everything we had to say. She was professional, fun, polite and very helpful with my vows. I would highly recommend her! She is the best Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thanks Katie and George! You two were such fun to work with. We had a great time! All the best to you both!

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