Firenze Wedding Ministries

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About Firenze Wedding Ministries

Your wedding... Your ceremony... Your way.

Allow Firenze Wedding Ministries to help make this dream a reality.
Rev. Courtenay Mingolelli-Laxton and her staff specialize in crafting
every single detail of your ceremony, just as you have planned it to be.

Rev. Courtenay of Firenze Wedding Ministries is a minister and wedding officiant based in Syracuse, New York. She provides services across the local area including Syracuse, Rochester, Watertown, Utica, and Binghamton. She has been providing wedding and other lifecycle event services for more than a decade. Rev. Courtenay designs each wedding ceremony to be an intimate representation of the couples’ love for each other.

Rev. Courtenay is passionate about the areas of Central, Southern, and Western New York State, and the fantastic people that make up our communities. Before receiving her Masters Degree in Divinity, she received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, with a minor in Western Theology at the State University of New York Albany campus and Columbia College.

She is a certified and trained mediator for adolescent children and adults, and is published in the New York State Library for her work on the New York State Domestic Relations Law as a Student Committee Member -
In her workings with the NYS Senate in 2003 and 2004, Rev. Courtenay proposed revisions to the New York State Domestic Relations Law to allow marriage for all consenting adults, regardless of gender.

When not performing wedding ceremonies, baptisms, funerals, or counseling couples and families in preparation for these rites, she chaplains at our local hospitals.

As a minister and former bride, Rev. Courtenay understands how the wedding planning process works, and how to make the ceremony of your dreams. Contact her today to schedule your consultation!

Services Offered
Firenze Wedding Ministries offers customized vows and officiates various types of ceremonies including civil unions, secular and agnostic weddings, spiritual single-religion and interfaith ceremonies, LGBT weddings, elopements, non-traditional ceremonies and vow renewals. Rev. Courtenay also offers her services for rehearsals and pre-marital counseling, should you like it. She is open to travel for destination weddings, and is licensed to officiate weddings all across the US.

Rev. Courtenay can speak English, French, and Italian. She officiates weddings for couples of various religious affiliations including Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, earth-based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian, and non-denominational Christian, as well as those that are more spiritual, or non-religious.

Other Services
Besides acting as a wedding officiant, the team at Firenze Wedding Ministries can also help as day-of coordination for your wedding. This service is offered by staff member Courtney Galloway, P.A. Fee schedules are discussed upon request for day-of coordination.

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41 Reviews for Firenze Wedding Ministries

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  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7
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    Jennifer · Married on 11/17/2018

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    Wonderful...more than just a wedding!

    Rev. Courtenay was amazing! Our ceremony was beautiful. The readings, the message of love was exactly what we wanted! Our original wedding date was postponed due to a serious car accident driving home from our rehearsal dinner. My daughter was seriously injured and spent a few days at Golisano Children’s Hospital. When I reached out to Rev. Courtenay she came to sit with my daughter at the hospital. When we were finally able to reschedule the wedding, it meant so much to me for her to see my daughter walking down the aisle as my maid of honor. Such a beautiful day!

    Sent on 12/27/2018
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    Sara · Married on 05/27/2017

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    Rev. Courtenay Weinkauf did my wedding this past weekend and she was absolutely amazing! She was so helpful with planning the process from beginning to end, did a great job at our rehearsal dinner and made sure our ceremony went exactly as planned! She was very good at paying attention to detail, was quick to respond and impressed all our friends & family! I would highly recommend Firenze Ministries and especially Rev. Courtenay if your looking for dedicated, responsive and quality services! Thank you again for making our day even more special and perfect!!

    Sent on 05/30/2017

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Firenze Wedding Ministries FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 200.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 100.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 50.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)? $ 50.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What services do you provide? Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling, Bilingual
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Pagan, 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? AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
  • What languages do you speak? English, French, Italian

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  • Candidly Beth Photography
    Candidly Beth Photography Wedding Photographers

    I heartily endorse Courtney! I discussing the important topic of equal rights, I learned of her personal and professional commitment to these issues. Please consider choosing vendors like her that show this real lived experience and social advocacy. Warmly, Beth Candidly Beth Photography candidlybeth.com Firenze Wedding Ministries Reverend Courtenay Munyan Weinkauf 801 7th North Street Liverpool, NY 13088

  • All Occasion Photography
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    Courtney is an amazing people person. She is easy to get along with, but also very professional, knowledgeable and affordable. I highly recommend her for any ceremony.

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  • 122 Rugby Road Syracuse, NY, 13206 See on map
    315-360-9238 (Phone number)
    9:00AM to 9:00PM M-F for consultations, weekends subject to availability during Spring and Summer.

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