Weddings

The Wedding Judge

Portland, OR View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$225 Typical Price

Anthony is a licensed attorney who started officiating weddings in Oregon as a Judge (hence The Wedding Judge). Because he enjoys it so much and seems to have a knack for it, he has continued officiating all over Oregon and Washington even after leaving the bench.

In the last 15 years, Anthony has officiated thousands of weddings in the Pacific Northwest in all different types of venues - from backyards to livingrooms to parks to prisons, jails, and courthouses to cable cars to churches to backstage during the intermission at the Portland Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker to fancy hotels and gardens to beaches, waterfalls, and mountain vistas off the beaten path. He is only the second person to have officiated a wedding in the Oregon State Capitol Building, and the only person to do so in modern times.

Anthony is very flexible and can accommodate short notice weddings - even same-day ceremonies. Anthony officiates ceremonies in both English and Spanish, and ceremonies are completely customizable.

The marriage license contains all of the information necessary for someone to steal a couple's identities, and your officiant has access to the license. Anthony has drafted legislation and testified before the Oregon Legislature to help protect this information, and as a former judge, and licensed attorney, Anthony is legally and ethically obligated to keep your information safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$225

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Islam
Jewish
Lutheran
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

OR
WA

What languages do you speak?

English
Spanish

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    Anthony was awesome

    My now Husband and I had moved up to PNW from AZ last year and we didn't have any friends to officiate for us. We interviewed Anthony after having a total shock at how boring another officiant we interviewed was and we loved him immediately. He was fun, had awesome options to choose from for the ceremony and was quick to respond. His price was also great. We had guests comment on how beautiful and smooth the ceremony was. If any of our new friends up here get married, we 100% will recommend Anthony!
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    Erica D. Married on 08/14/2021
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    Seamless and easy

    Anthony was very professional and we were honored that he married us. He make it easy and stress free.
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    Mariah G. Married on 08/01/2021
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    Absolute Pleasure!

    He was so friendly and willing to meet with us before the wedding and help us plan a time line and made sure everyone knew what they were doing! Very professional and educated, couldn't have asked for a better officient!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Cello by Triana Cello by Triana Wedding Musicians

The Wedding Judge is wonderful! Three cheers for Oregon Weddings.. :)

K.Lindmeier Photography K.Lindmeier Photography Wedding Photographers

Anthony was kind and he seemed like he had a gentle soul. Exactly whom a bride and groom need to perform their wedding.

Aimee J'Adore Aimee J'Adore Wedding Hair & Makeup

Anthony was the officiant for our wedding ceremony, and we are both so happy to have had him! He listened carefully to what we wanted and gave us so many beautiful options and ways to design our ceremony. In the end, we decided a short and simple ceremony was "us" and he added enough fluidity to the ceremony to make it perfectly beautiful. I will be highly recommending him to all my brides as the best officiant in Oregon.

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Portland, OR, 97210
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