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.
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.
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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Nick Vitalo · Married on 10/05/2018
Reverend Lou is incredible and, looking back, I cannot picture anyone else having officiated me and my wife's wedding.
From an incredibly grateful groom:Sent on 12/03/2018
I don’t usually take the time or effort to leave reviews. I don't have a yelp account. I don't post my thoughts on twitter or facebook. My leaving this review is out of character for me, and 100% inspired by Reverend Lou and how special he made me and my wife’s wedding ceremony.
Wedding planning is incredibly stressful. There are so many moving pieces, and a myriad of details that couples need to set in stone for their big day. My wife and I found ourselves second-guessing many of our choices in the time leading up to our big day, but from the moment we met Lou, we knew he would be the person to marry us. My wife is Anglican and I was baptized Roman Catholic, so we wanted a ceremony that was not only personal and romantic, but one which also reflected a sense of spiritual pluralism and diversity. Lou delivered all of this, and more!
Lou is compassionate and kind. He is patient and funny. My wife and I work opposite schedules, but Lou was accommodating of this, making time to meet with us, and was incredibly communicative and responsive. As I am sure he can attest, my wife is a hard woman to please, but Lou responded to each and every of her questions and concerns in stride. Having such a thoughtful, communicative and caring officiant put me and wife’s nerves at ease. Lou takes the time and care to get to know both bride and groom both as a couple, and separately as individuals. The first-hand knowledge he gained in getting to know my wife and I shined throughout our ceremony. Lou had me and my wife, and our guests, laughing at one moment, and crying the next - all while maintaining a spiritual atmosphere.
Additionally, and importantly, Lou is a people person. Face it – your wedding day will be a whirlwind of nerves and emotion. On your big day, there will be the venue to deal with, as well as vendors (band/DJ, florist, photographer and/or videographer) and not to mention your wedding party (who you may have to herd like cats for the ceremony) and family members (who may also need to be herded). Lou was able to maneuver all of these variables and collaborate effectively and productively with the venue staff, our vendors and our wedding party (my wife and I each had 6 members of our wedding party, so this was no light task) to make our ceremony move smoothly and beautifully.
Lou delivered everything my wife and I could have wanted from our ceremony. We are so fortunate to have had him marry us, and I hope this review inspires you to choose him as well!
Interfaith Minister Rev. Louis Olivieri's reply:
Kristy · Getting married on 09/12/2020
Thanks for the wonderful ceremony.Sent on 08/28/2017
Kristen · Getting married on 06/07/2019
Would highly recommend!!
Louis was very helpful and responsive in our emails, and when my fiancé and I met him, we knew we wanted him to officiate our wedding!! He had very special ideas and touches to add to our ceremony that I know will make it a memorable beginning to our marriage.Sent on 01/16/2019
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.