Steven M. Dembow, J.P. is a wedding officiant from Merrimack, New Hampshire, who has been conducting wedding ceremonies throughout New England and beyond since 2003. He is compassionate and attentive and creates a personalized ceremony for each individual couple, often with a dash of humor. Steven uses his passion for weddings and each couple's unique history to craft a beautiful and memorable ceremony that will engage and touch the heart of all in attendance. A professional writer and speaker, not only will he provide the ceremony of your dreams, but Steven will also guide you throughout the entire process, making sure you are comfortable with every step and remain as stress-free as possible.
Steven provides two in-depth meetings with each couple, either in-person or via Skype, Zoom, Face Time or Whats App to get to know them and include them in planning their customized ceremony. He stresses the importance of being there for rehearsals, to ensure things run smoothly on wedding day. Steven includes as much, as little or no religious references as suits each induvidual couple, and performs vow renewals, elopements, baby blessings and eulogies; he welcomes all faiths and traditions and encourages special creative elements. As an ordained pastor, Steven is legally able to perform wedding ceremonies in states where his credentials as a Justice of the Peace are not recognized. He also speaks Spanish and is happy to travel outside of the New England region for an additional fee.
215 Reviews for Steven M. Dembow, J.P.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Diane · Getting married on 08/10/2021
I can't even begin to say enough about how wonderful Steve was as the officiate at my daughter's wedding. He put the bride and groom at ease so that they were truly able to enjoy the ceremony. The guests loved him as well! Prior to the ceremony, he was available to meet with the bride and groom several times, as well as being available by phone and email, and was very flexible and willing to work around their busy schedules. He played a big part in making their wedding a truly joyous occasion!!Sent on 07/03/2018
Top S. · Married on 07/12/2021
We didn't make it easy, but Steven did!
We reached out on short notice (36 hours) during a blizzard, and Steven still followed up right away with a call to talk through the process of working with a JP and getting a license in NH broadly, and our 11th hour 2020 marriage plan specifically. He passed zero judgement on our last-minute decision, and was willing to meet us at our home for a small, outdoor ceremony. In our brief time together - on our initial call, even - Steven picked up on our senses of humor and what was most important to us, and he brought that to the ceremony and the vows. We were overwhelmed at the thought of writing our own (again, short notice) and Steve heard our preferences and translated them into vows that were perfectly tailored and felt perfectly natural to us. We'll cherish those moments, and Steve's clear care and humor in meeting us where we were and encouraging us to embrace our own unique journey. We can't recommend Steven enough as an officiant - he is personable, caring, calming, flexible, and funny to boot. I'm certain he would be terrific with a larger audience, but with just the three of us perched in a snow bank, he made sure we had a spot with lovely scenery and favorable sunlight, and snapped photos for us, too. Thank you, for everything! 11 stars out of 10!Sent on 12/22/2020
Steven M. Dembow, J.P.'s reply:Dear Kate & Jack: Shhhh - I won't tell anyone you got married! When the time is right, you can do that yourselves … but, in the meanwhile, enjoy this Christmas and New Years as newlyweds nonetheless! Thank you so much for reaching out to me, and for your very lovely words - I was delighted to meet you both and experience this very special time - and in such a wonderful, snowy setting! I hope you have many, many happy years in your mountain retreat - good luck with the renovations, and stay well! Kind regards, Steve
Autumn E. · Married on 06/12/2021
Amazing job by and Amazing man
Steven did an phenomenal job at our wedding! He was so much fun yet he was professional. He really made sure we were comfortable and fully happy with the ceremony he put together. My friends and family all fell in love with him as well!! I cannot say enough good things about Steven. I wish I was getting married again just so I can use his services more haha!Sent on 06/16/2021
Steven M. Dembow, J.P.'s reply:Good morning to my newest newlyweds! And a hearty thank you for the kind words ... I agree that we had great fun throughout our planning and the Big Day, and I am so happy that you were pleased with everything. Mike, you can rest easy ... Autumn will take it from here!!! Kind regards, Steven