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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Thea Hall · Married on 08/31/2019
Simply the best!
Rev. Rooney is simply the best! You can tell he truly takes pride in all he does and creates a truly memorable wedding ceremony. He took the time to get to know us and told our story to our family and friends. It made everyone feel truly connected. All of our guests have told us that they thought he was the best! Thanks again!Sent on 09/29/2019
Tara · Married on 08/17/2019
Rev. Jim Rooney was wonderful!
As soon as I entered our cocktail hour after the ceremony, one of the first things so many people said to me was, "Where did you find your officiant!? He was great!" My husband and I aren't very religious, but we still wanted our ceremony to feel special and personal, boy, did Rev. Jim deliver! He included so many anecdotesSent on 09/19/2019
about my husband and I and got several laughs from our family and friends, even as they melted in the hot sun. He also suggested items to add to our ceremony to make it extra unique, which was super helpful. He really takes the time to get to know you as a couple, whether via skype or meetings at his home (we did both) and will cater your ceremony to fit you as a couple. We wouldn't have changed a thing! Thank you, Rev. Jim!
Alisa · Married on 08/03/2019
Rooney is magic !
We had the most amazing wedding ceremony officiated by the wonderful, kind and supportive Rev. Jim Rooney. We felt very well taken care of from the first time we reached out to Rooney up until the final moment of us taking a fun selfie together and thanking him for his services. We were lucky to have the opportunity to meet with him in-person in his beautiful home in Beacon prior to our ceremony. We felt so welcomed and taken care of, we even decided on a ceremony schedule based off of his many thoughtful recommendations (guest mingling, parent readings, wine ceremony). He made it very personal, fun, and he took the time to get to know us. It was clear from the first time we skyped Rev. Jim Rooney that he was going to be our officiant for the wedding and he did an amazing job by keeping it fun and romantic at the same time. We absolutely loved it and many of our guests are still giving us complements to this date ! If I had to do it again, I would change nothing at all. His words really touched us and our families and it could not have been any more perfect.Sent on 09/12/2019
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!