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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Janelle Rice · Married on 10/10/2019
We can speak highly enough! Our guests asked how many YEARS we had been friends!
Joy is amazing! She knows exactly how to capture a one of a kind ceremony that is perfectly tailored to the couple. She knows exactly what to ask in order to create a perfect summary of each couple's love story. She is patient and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is capable of doing all types (religious, casual, personal, ritual oriented, etc, ceremonies). We were in awe of how many of our guests thought she was a friend for years or the pastor of our church!! You wont go wrong with Joy!Sent on 10/14/2019
Reverend Joy Burke's reply:Janelle, you made my day with your kind words. It was such a delight to get to know you and Josh and officiate your wedding ceremony at the Mansion last week. Wishing you both a lifetime of blessings of health and happiness. xoxo-Joy
Leah Hjort · Married on 07/21/2019
Joy- I'm sorry this is so delayed. I can't thank you enough for what you provided Frank and I on our wedding day. For only speaking with us a few times prior to, the ceremony your wrote was spot on, it seemed like you'd known us a lifetime! I would highly recommend your services and hope that other couples hire you in order to enjoy the experience as much as we did. Thanks again!!Sent on 10/03/2019
Reverend Joy Burke's reply:Leah and Frank, yours was a truly beautiful story and it was my greatest honor to be the one to affirm your commitment as husband and wife. Wishing you all the best for a glorious future. xoxo-Joy
Eric Tisaj · Married on 06/14/2019
Thank you Joy for making the ceremony for my bride and I the ceremony we asked for. Joy put our story, blessing, and incorporated two readers and our mothers in the ceremony. She was perfect and efficient. She had a nice touch and did everything we had asked for. Would highly recommend!Sent on 06/16/2019
Reverend Joy Burke's reply:Eric and Stacey, yours is a wedding I will always remember. You it was beautiful and sacred and your moms were delightful. Much love to you both.
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.