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Matt Loter - Justice of the Peace

East Haven, CT View map Visit website

About

$400 Typical Price

Congrats! Getting married is awesome and finding the right officiant is a key part of getting the wedding you want, not just what you are “supposed” to be doing. I’ve done hundreds of weddings from traditional to wildly non-traditional, including at the top of remote mountains, Midtown Comics in NYC for a Marvel Comics contest, and at a Mad Hatter’s tea party.

If you want to get married by someone who feels more like one of your weirdo friends than a stuffy authority figure, I’m your dude! Same-sex, non-traditional and last minute ceremonies are a specialty, but anything you can think of, I’m happy to do.

I’ve been doing weddings since 2007 and have married well over 1000 couples. It’s amazing to me that I get to be a part of such an awesome moment with so many people!

Please get in touch and we can talk about what you’re looking for and how I can help that happen!

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Other than weddings I’m a full time game designer, own a game shop, and teach design at a few colleges. So I spend my time making people happy and spreading joy, be it weddings or playing games. I live in New Haven with a couple cats, a dog, and a really awesome partner. I’m pretty stoked on life!

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$400

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$100

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

What languages do you speak?

English
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    Melanie Married on 03/31/2022
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    Perfect officiant for our elopement

    We planned a last minute elopement at New Haven City Hall, and Matt was the ideal officiant. He was super responsive via text/email/phone, tailored the ceremony to our preferences, was willing to dress up or down as needed, and showed up to the site before we did. He knew the ideal location within City Hall to hold our ceremony, with great natural lighting for pics! He exceeded our expectations and I highly recommend him.
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    Jessica N. Married on 05/07/2021
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    Amazing officiant

    Matt was amazing! I cannot even begin to say how great he was at our ceremony. He was exactly what we wanted and would highly recommend him. He is awesome, funny, flexible, and open to any suggestions. HIRE HIM!!!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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81 Beacon Ave East Haven, CT, 06512
2035245756
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