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.
240 Reviews for Reverend Joy Burke
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jennifer W. · Getting married on 10/07/2021
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.Sent on 11/05/2020
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
Amy M. · Married on 01/10/2021
My husband and I planned our wedding in 4 days. I found Joy online after we got our marriage license and she had availability on the Friday we wanted. She welcomed our son and us into her home and performed the most beautiful, special ceremony. Afterwards she brought out her sweet dogs Penny and Hannah, whom our son absolutely adored! Thank you Joy for being so accommodating and kind. It was an unforgettable ceremony.Sent on 10/30/2019
Reverend Joy Burke's reply:Amy and Scott, your wedding was proof that you can have a beautiful and sacred ceremony without all the bells and whistles. All you need is love and a marriage license and a little bit of magic. It was my delight to welcome you and your son to my home. Hannah and Penelope have not stopped talking about how nice your son is!
Dana M. · Married on 10/20/2020
We loved working with Joy! She created a spectacular ceremony for my husband and I. It suited us perfectly! Joy made sure everything went smoothly so we could relax and celebrate. It was very special and unique, our guests had so many compliments! We highly recommend Joy and we're so grateful for all her help!Sent on 10/22/2020
Reverend Joy Burke's reply:Dearest Dana and Evan, I loved working with you too! It was my greatest pleasure to craft your unique wedding ceremony and officiate for you at the beautiful Mansion of Saratoga. Much love and many blessings to you for a beautiful future together. xoxo-Joy
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.