About Reverend Joy
Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant is a wedding officiant in Saratoga Springs, New York, serving the Saratoga, Albany, Troy, and Lake George regions. This award-winning officiant offers an extraordinary, personalized ceremony experience for couples of all backgrounds. Joy is a seminary-trained and ordained interfaith minister. Her passion lies in understanding how different people connect to the divine and sharing in their sacred experiences. Joy holds an interfaith, interspiritual perspective and is not aligned with any specific religious tradition. She strongly believes that all of the world’s wisdom traditions have at their core the common values of peace, tolerance, compassionate service and love for all creation.
Reverend Joy Burke has over a decade of experience working with couples of various spiritual and religious beliefs. Joy is a dedicated ally to the lgbtq community and is thrilled to officiate same-sex weddings. She delights in joining people who have found love across religious, spiritual or cultural beliefs. She works closely with each couple to create a personal, sacred and meaningful ceremony that unites them in the bonds of marriage and reflects who they are as a couple and what their commitment means to them.
Joy does not have any staff on hand. When you hire her, you get her, and once she's booked, she is no longer available. So call as soon as you have your date and location confirmed for an in-person consultation.
The wedding ceremony of your dreams - With a one-of-a-kind, bespoke wedding ceremony, unlike any you have ever witnessed. Joy will work with you over the months leading up to your wedding, to craft a ceremony that is sacred, meaningful, and truly reflective of the love you share. Joy will guide you through the process with her warmth, understanding, caring and knowledge, so that your ceremony will be flawless. Script approval is included, so there will be no unwelcome surprises!
Elegant elopement ceremonies - A lovely, meaningful ceremony without all the bells and whistles. Just the two of you and two witnesses, Monday through Friday, at Joy's beautiful converted church home in downtown Saratoga Springs or at one of our many Saratoga parks or venues.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Meghan · Married on 06/26/2018
My husband and I got married on June 26, 2018. Our wedding officiant was Rev Joy Burke. Rev Joy was absolutely AMAZING in every way! Rev Joy really got a feel for us as a couple and captured the essence of our love for one another and created the most beautiful and poignant ceremony. As two very spiritual people, my husband and I really wanted God and our spirituality to be the basis for our wedding ceremony. Rev Joy brought God to the forefront of our ceremony. She also gave us creative options to bring to the ceremony in terms of readings and a Celtic hand fasting component! Our ceremony had us and all of our guests crying one moment and laughing the next. My husband and I were so beyond happy with our wedding ceremony! Rev Joy surpassed everything we hoped for and all of our family and friends that day and throughout the Summer have commented on what a beautiful, unique and moving wedding ceremony it was! In fact, so many of our guests said it was the best ceremony and wedding they had been to! This only allows us to give 5 stars but we’d give Rev Joy 10 stars! She is lovely and will give you the most magnificent wedding ceremony. We highly recommend her! Thank you Rev Joy!!!Sent on 08/19/2018
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mary f mccormack · Married on 04/13/2019
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the ceremony! We received so many compliments on the ceremony and how beautiful and personal it felt! You did an amazing job on it and it made us feel even more special! We loved everything about it and I just wanted to thank you for everything!Sent on 04/16/2019
Steven Pappas · Married on 10/19/2018
The right choice
Made the ceremony fun and easy. For those that would be tense or nervous shouldn't worry. Joy will get you settled and relaxed.Sent on 11/25/2018
Reverend Joy Burke's reply:
Joy is the quintessential officiant... poised, professional, and truly personal... she offers her service with the utmost care and concern for her couples... Hiring Joy is one of the best choices you can make for your wedding!!
Joy Burke will make your wedding ceremony a beautiful, memorable treasure. She is a delight as a person and wedding officiant. You will be in the best of hands!
Joy is always professional and on point with each ceremony she does.