Celebrations Beyond Belief

53 23rd Street, Troy, NY 12180 Map · Phone number
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About Celebrations Beyond Belief

For many of us, religious belief is something long abandoned in favor of rational thought and personal responsibility. In daily life, that seems to work just fine. The world is just as rich and beautiful, full of discovery and brilliance – but as human beings, we are drawn to ritual and tradition, and for many of us, that tradition is grounded in religious faith.

So how do you represent who you have become, while celebrating the most important moments of your life?

I believe in the amazing potential of human beings. I believe this world is all there is, and that all the wonders of this world are more than enough. I believe it is possible to invoke art, literature, music, good food and drink, and the human bonds we have forged with those we care for, to celebrate life’s milestones. All of the majesty, kinship and significance exist without the need for divisive and exclusionary rhetoric or inflexible dogma.

 

I’d like to help you plan a ceremony to remember . . .

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Rachel M. · Getting married on 08/06/2021

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    A Perfect Experience!

    From her calm and kind demeanor, to her exceptional writing skills, to her beautiful presentation of the ceremony, we could not have been happier working with Jill. She was extremely communicative throughout the process, and also seamlessly pivoted with us as our wedding plans were upended by COVID. We were also very excited to work with a secular humanist celebrant. After interviews with other officiants who could “do it all” it was clear that our values actually aligned with Jill’s, which made the process all the more personal and meaningful. We could not have imagined a more beautiful ceremony, or one that reflected us and our partnership so well. We’d recommend Jill to anyone without reservation.

    Sent on 08/25/2020
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    Melissa · Married on 01/09/2016

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    Jill was a wonderful addition to our ceremony. She helped us craft a non-religious ceremony that still showed just how special it meant to us. Even when we were getting swamped with other aspects of planning Jill continued to work for us and helped up create our dream wedding. We strongly recommend Jill to anyone wishing to have that special ceremony without the pomp and circumstance of a religious ceremony.

    Thank you Jill!

    Sent on 01/21/2016
  • User3364266 · 2+ years ago

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    We are so happy that we hired Jill to officiate our wedding. We had a really hard time finding an officiant. Some were booked, some were very expensive, some seemed like they were just in it for some extra cash and would marry us under the power of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the right price - and while I fully support that flexibility, we wanted to find someone who actually believed in the kind of secular, but meaningful ceremony that we wanted. We talked to Jill via Skype and knew we wanted her to marry us immediately. She has a theater background, which turned out to make a big difference in her ability to project her voice, run our rehearsal, and suggest little things like how we could face our readers without turning our backs on our guests. She was so sweet and supportive, always on top of writing our ceremony (sometimes more so than us, and had to keep us on track to get it done), and captured exactly what we wanted. It’s wonderful to be able to find someone who really gets what you want your ceremony to be and has the talent to manage and deliver it perfectly.

    Sent on 07/01/2013

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Celebrations Beyond Belief FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 400.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    Yes
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    No Denomination
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
    30-60 mins.

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