Based in Kingston, New York, Hudson Valley Officiants specialize in unique, personalized wedding ceremonies. This business was founded by Reverend Louis Zeppone, who is also the lead officiant. He and his team are also happy to officiate elopements and vow renewals. Their office houses a dedicated space for these celebrations, complete with drapes, flowers, and a chandelier. Their services are written for and about the couple, and say something unique about their relationship. Their professional yet down-to-earth style allows them to create a marriage ceremony that not only you but your loved ones will remember for years. This company is licensed to perform weddings in all 50 states, as well as in the Caribbean, US Virgin Islands, Canada, and across Europe.
Hudson Valley Officiants is happy to perform religious and non-religious celebrations, alongside interfaith and non-denominational services. They can speak in Spanish, English, Italian, or Tagalog for added convenience. Their ceremonies usually take between 20 and 30 minutes. Reverend Louis offers a selection of packages for to-be-weds to choose from when it comes to designing their ceremony. Some of the features included in these plans are:
603 Reviews for Hudson Valley Officiants
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Donna M. · Getting married on 04/05/2022
AMAZING-not enough stars!
I was a bridal show and asked my photographer for an officiant recommendation. He quickly pointed to Reverend Louis Zeppone at the Hudson Valley Officiant booth. I called the office and the scheduling process was flawless. My fiance and i met with Reverend Louis and from the initial hand shake i knew he was the one. His demeanor is beyond amazing and his recommendations were exactly what we wanted. He asked a few questions and tailored our ceremony to who we really are. I truly know the content of our ceremony is going to be amazing. Due to Covid our wedding was rescheduled. Again, they were super accommodating in rescheduling. In the interim, we decided to forgo and get married. We called Reverend Lou right away. He performed our civil ceremony and OMG! if the civil ceremony brought me to tears, again his demeanor and the content is not your usual template. He is compassionate. i can only imagine what he has up his sleeve for our ceremony in May 2021. I want Reverend Lou to be a part of my family :).Sent on 07/10/2020
Tanyatorn T. · Getting married on 11/07/2021
Reverend Louis was amazing!
Reverend Louis helped made our wedding magical! He was very sweet and also helpful in guiding us through each step making the ceremony seamless. We were very happy to have him officiate our wedding!Sent on 08/02/2020
Nicole P. · Getting married on 08/10/2021
Highly recommend Reverend Louis
Reverend Louis is amazing, he made our wedding day perfect! He is not only funny but very kind too. My husband and I knew right away after speaking to him over the phone we wanted him to officiate our wedding. He made our day extra special with personalizing our wedding vows to us as a couple. Both of our families also were so impressed with him and thought he was the perfect officiant.Sent on 10/30/2020
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Team of Hudson Valley Officiants
Rev. Louis Zeppone
Rev. Louis Zeppone is the principal officiant here at Hudson Valley Officiants. He is our most popular and most requested officiant. He averages over 190 weddings and elopements every season and couples book him up to 2 years in advance.
Rev. Louis Zeppone is of Italian background and originally from New Jersey where he attended Catholic school and studies. However, he practices as Non-denominational/Interfaith and conducts non-religious, LGBTQ as well as religious wedding & elopement ceremonies. Reverend Louis Zeppone is known for his warm personality and lighthearted easy-going nature. He is very family oriented and believes that everyone should try their best and never give up on life and love.
Reverend Louis Zeppone respects all religious and non-religious beliefs and the right of every person to love and marry regardless of sexual orientation. He is extremely laid back, easy-going, nonjudgmental, has a great smile and sense of humor. Reverend Louis Zeppone believes all creatures, human and animal deserve the love, respect, support and acknowledgment that life on earth offers.
Rev. Aniceto "Jun" America
Reverend Aniceto "Jun" America is a principal Officiant here at Hudson Valley Officiants and is booked up to 1 year in advance. Although Reverend Aniceto America is now an Interfaith Non-denominational Officiant & Minister, he brings the knowledge of many years of catholic and interfaith studies.
Reverend Aniceto "Jun" America brings to us the knowledge of many cultures such as Filipino, Spanish and American. He is fluent in Filipino or Tagalog and performs all types of wedding ceremonies such as non-religious, religious, Lgbtq, interfaith, non-denominational, civil and specializes in Filipino wedding traditions such as the Veil, Cord, Coins and Candle ceremonies. He has a wonderful calming and healing personality, is very family & relationship oriented and loves animals.
Rev. Donna Smallwood
Reverend Donna was born & raised in Massachusetts and currently resides in Ulster County New York. She grew up in a very close knit family. She is married and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Family is very important to Reverend Donna and she is a caring, loving and a wonderful Officiant & Minister, and her couples all love her.
Because of her background in the mental health field, her people skills are exceptional. Helping others discover the beauty that marriage offers is her utmost priority, this is demonstrated in the beautiful personalized ceremonies that she composes.
Have been working with Hudson Valley Officiants for years! You are guaranteed a beautiful, meaningful ceremony that you will absolutely treasure forever. Extremely kind, compassionate, and will go above and beyond for their clients. You do not want to miss the opportunity of having Hudson Valley Officiants perform your ceremony! Book with them today!
As a wedding photographer, I've had the pleasure to work with Hudson Valley Officiants several times. Their ceremonies are always beautiful, peaceful and even fun. Highly recommended!
We absolutely love and highly recommend Rev Lou and everyone at HV Officiants! You will not be disappointed!!