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On WeddingWire since 2012

Reverend Louis Olivieri is an interfaith minister and wedding officiant in New York City. He works with couples of all kinds to turn a few simple words and the signing of papers into a true miracle. Reverend Louis Olivieri is one of the most trusted wedding officiants, guaranteed to make your special day a day to remember.

Experience
Before becoming an Interfaith minister, Reverend Olivieri was a Wall Street broker and successful business owner. However, it all changed for him after the tragedy of 9/11. Rev. Olivieri worked at the World Trade Center and lived in the same neighborhood. This earth-shattering event changed his perspective, and guided him towards a spiritual path. Now he practices as both a minister and practitioner of Unity Principles and faith.

Services Offered
Reverend Olivieri has studied and is familiar with traditions and spiritual practices of many faiths. He welcomes all religions, interfaith and secular traditions in wedding ceremonies, and is happy to learn about your individual faiths and desires for the big day. Reverend Olivieri believes an organic “get to know you” process is the best for couples to decide how they want the ceremony performed, and will take in any special requests you may have.

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Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$350

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$50

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AK
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What languages do you speak?

English
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Vince
Vince C. Sent on 01/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Experienced, engaging and genuine- highly recommend!

Five stars are not enough to fairly rate Rev Louis. My wife and I were married on December 16, 2023 and we first reached out to Rev Louis in September 2023. Nothing like leaving one of the most important decisions- the ceremony officiant- until the last minute! Truth was, we put off the decision because we wanted our officiant to have very specific attributes that we knew might be difficult to come by- a warm and dignified presence, thoughtful and extremely experienced, engaging, witty and light but not a comedian, and most importantly- genuine. We spoke with many different potential officiants and just weren't "there" with any of them. However, we knew after our first conversation with Rev Louis that he possessed all the characteristics we were seeking and more. In the 3-months leading up to our wedding, we had multiple zoom calls with Rev Louis and built a relationship with him that we believe will last for years to come. He was always gracious, considerate of our time, knew what questions to ask us and gave great advice on how to make our wedding ceremony the most meaningful part of our entire celebration. For example, my parents were unable to make the wedding due to travel and health reasons, and Rev Louis was the one that suggested we have them on FaceTime so they could be present- something that neither we nor even our wedding coordinators had thought of. It meant the world to my parents and to us. We had many guests tell us that he was the best wedding officiant they had seen and that it was a truly special ceremony. We give our sincere thanks to Rev Louis and all that he blessed us with on (and leading up to) our big day. My wife and I highly, highly recommend Rev Louis and cannot imagine anyone else up on that altar with us.
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E&L Sent on 01/22/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Expert Interfaith Minister

Reverend Lou Olivieri is an expert interfaith officiant. We worked together closely for five months, and during that time, he offered us hands-on guidance and feedback throughout every step of the process - from keeping us on schedule for getting our marriage license, to offering us 40 pages of readings for our ceremony to choose from, to sharing his wisdom and best practices from the thousands of weddings he’s officiated.

Both of us come from multi-faith families - what sets Lou apart is that he understands the dynamics and complexities that come with not having a clear set of traditions or rituals to incorporate. Despite selecting a neutral wedding venue for our ceremony, Lou made our ceremony feel substantial and holy. Early on, Lou had important conversations with us (both virtually and over lunch in-person) about the role that faith plays in our lives so that we could shape how our wedding ceremony could be a reflection of our combined values. He was respectful of our choice to honor both of our families’ traditions… he even signed our ketubah!

We enthusiastically recommend Lou with no reservations. Thank you, Lou, for helping us establish a spiritual foundation for our home.


Lauren
Lauren M. Sent on 08/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beach wedding

My husband and I wanted todo a mini beach ceremony with just our family. When choosing Louis, we new right away we wanted him to be our officiant. He checked in multiple times through out the planning process to make sure the plan and the timing to make sure everything went smoothly. He provided a beautiful ceremony and recommended we state some words for eachother. It was a perfect day. We couldn’t of asked for a better ceremony
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When hiring Rev. Louis Olivieri as your Wedding Officiant you will enjoy the benefits of having the most sincere professional on WeddingWire. Rev. Louis' attention to detail is second to none. His care and concern for every bride and groom shines through from the moment any couple meets him. It's like having your best friend preside over your wedding. I fully endorse Rev. Louis Olivieri. He will bring the love, passion and commitment to his craft and every couple he meets.

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