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Reverend Joy Burke

Saratoga Springs, New York View map

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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鈥檚 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.

Services Offered

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$750

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
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?

30-60 mins.
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    Nicole Married on 07/03/2022
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    Professional and lovely officiant

    Joy was wonderful to work with! During our first meeting we had in depth conversations to get to know one another. She followed up with a questionnaire for each of us to fill out to detail how we met, our feelings for one another, values, goals, and timeline of our relationship鈥檚 growth. From there she compiled a beautiful ceremony which she emailed to us for review a couple weeks before our big date. Joy ran our rehearsal professionally and our wedding ceremony was elegant and ran smoothly as planned. Joy was excellent in communicating, directing, and being supportive the day of! Thank you for being such an instrumental part of our wedding day!

    Reverend Joy Burke's reply:

    Nicole and Marc, thank you for including me in your most glorious and fun-filled wedding. It was my absolute delight to meet you and your wonderful group of family and friends. I will forever hold you both in my heart.
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    Reverend Joy helped make our wedding ceremony everything we hoped for!

    It was such a pleasure to work with Reverend Joy! The ceremony that she wrote for us described our relationship perfectly and there were so many personal touches that Reverend Joy added to make the ceremony truly unique to us. Thank goodness she sent us the "script" prior to the ceremony because when I read it for the first time, I was so blown away by how she truly knew our relationship and her words really hit home. I was in tears because it was so beautiful. Our ceremony was my favorite part of our wedding day and it was because of everything Reverend Joy did to understand our relationship, our feelings of being so lucky to have found each other and little touches like the candle lighting for our mothers and the tree blessing ceremony. I cannot recommend Reverend Joy enough!
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    Jennifer W. Married on 10/07/2021
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    Grateful for a beautiful ceremony

    We had to have a very limited gathering due to COVID and were so delighted with the lovely words that Joy shared. Even though it was a small gathering, Joy still made it special with her thoughtful and insightful message about love, kindness, and companionship. This ceremony was in addition to the one we have had to postpone and we are so looking forward to the message that Joy will share with us and our friends and family at our next, post-COVID marriage celebration.

    Reverend Joy Burke's reply:

    Jen and Sy, it was so lovely and heartwarming to share some happiness with you during the time of quarantine. I am grateful to have been your officiant, and look forward to the big celebration once the virus has been resolved. Much love to you both. xoxo-Joy
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Chaplain Claudia Meyer Chaplain Claudia Meyer Wedding Officiants

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!!

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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!

Lily Saratoga Lily Saratoga Wedding Dresses

Joy is always professional and on point with each ceremony she does.

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Regent Street, Regent Street Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866
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