Rev. Jim Rooney is a wedding officiant based in Beacon, New York. He believes that your marriage is a public declaration and commitment of your love. When you work with the Rev. Jim Rooney, he will take the time to learn about your vision and love story.
As a priest, officiant and chaplain, the Rev. Jim Rooney has experience performing a wide range of ceremonies. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1995, and is the founder and director of Beacon Hermitage.
To develop the ceremony that you truly want, the officiant will always put your needs and wishes first. He offers the following services:
The Rev. Jim Rooney is based in Dutchess County, New York. He serves couples throughout the surrounding areas, including New York City and Westchester County.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kaitlyn · Married on 07/16/2016
Reverend Jim Rooney is truly a gem. My husband and I read many reviews and met with several officiants before deciding to have Jim marry us. He was one of the first people we booked along our journey towards THE BIG DAY! Jim took the time to sit with us and really listen. We met with him three times during the year leading up to our wedding, and each time, we walked away feeling as though we had just visited a friend. One of our favorite days during the CrAzInEsS of planning, amidst the stress, decision making, and chaos, was our retreat up in Beacon, New York, with Jim. He truly created such an amazing day for us in allowing it to be just about US; we ate, we hiked, we talked, and we even got to paint in his garden. Jim told us to paint something together that symbolized our relationship and our journey. After a few hours of talking, painting, and working together, my husband and I had created the most beautiful painting that encompasses so many details of our life and our relationship that have brought us and kept us together. That afternoon was a much needed escape. Jim really helped us recenter ourselves and focus on the most important part of our wedding: US. On our BIG DAY, the ceremony was beautiful. Many of our guests told us it was the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony they've ever attended. Even my grandfather, who is a devout catholic, expressed how remarkable and special the ceremony was. Thank you, Jim, for being a special part of our wedding planning process and our wedding ceremony!Sent on 08/16/2016
juliana · Getting married on 07/05/2019
He did such an amazing job!!!
Jim was fantastic. He did such an amazing job and made the day so special for me and my husband. He was personable, efficient and also included the parties if our wedding in the ceremony. I highly recommend him and wish I can give him more than 5 stars!!Sent on 03/21/2019
Lydia and Andy · Married on 02/23/2019
Best of the best
Jim performed a wonderful wedding ceremony. We are very happy that we have chosen him. Our ceremony was really special - Jim asked us a lot about our lives and after that he summarised our story during the wedding. It was so heartwarming, we cried and laughed. We want to say a special thanks to him, because he spoke such nice words to our parents, who joined the ceremony online. All of guests cried during this moment. We had a feeling that our ceremony was performed by a friend, not a clerk. We strongly recommend Jim to all couples who want to have a fun, relaxed, and sincere wedding atmosphere.Sent on 03/22/2019
During the months of January through April there is a 15% discount on my Edinburgh and Stirling packages on weddings held during those months.
Work with Rev Jim Rooney is always such an honor. Witnessing and documenting his ceremonies are already a reminder of why we do what we do. He emphasizes the magnitude of what a wedding day means on the day and for the rest of their lives. We always learn about the couples he is marrying through his ceremony, and everyone feels the impact of the words and story.
I recommend Fr Jim as your officiant. Professional care at it's best!