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Peter Boruchowitz, Registered NYC Wedding Officiant,
Celebrates Marriage Equality Across the United States!

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After many years of uniting people in matrimony, I began performing weddings for LGBT couples as soon as New York State recognized legal same-sex marriages.  The weddings of gay and lesbian couples who had been committed to each other for decades are some of the most moving wedding ceremonies I've ever performed.  Since the momentus Supreme Court decision, I am thrilled that weddings I officiate are now seamlessly legal from coast-to coast.

"Our guests have told us that our ceremony was the most romantic and intimate ceremony they have ever been a part of." - Stephanie (wedding: 11/6 /15)

Congratulations On Your Upcoming Wedding!

Your perfect wedding starts with your perfect ceremony℠. It's traditional or modern, spiritual or secular, short & sweet, or a reflection of your cultures. Or mix and match! You can have exactly what you want, and it will always be memorable, meaningful and respectful of your values.

Whether you choose an intimate elopement in New York City's Central Park, a candle-lit house of worship filled with family and friends, a grand wedding at your reception venue with hundreds of guests, or a private ceremony at your home, let me share in your hopes and dreams and make your day the best it can be.

Planning a Wedding Ceremony

If you're having an intimate elopement, the ceremony is everything. If you're having a grand affair, the ceremony is the reason for the party. So take a moment to imagine your ceremony. I believe your wedding ceremony should match your wedding day vision.

Few couples have considered their wedding ceremony until they hire an officiant, so there's no need to stress. As your officiant, I will create a ceremony that reflects your relationship, as you define it. I am passionate that each Wedding Ceremony is as distinctive as each couple.

The only element that is legally required in your New York wedding ceremony is that you actually say "I do", or any other verbal form of "yes", as consent to enter into your marriage. Everything else that happens is up to you. Therefore, should you choose, I welcome your participation in preparing your ceremony. Whether you write your own vows or select from my diverse library of spiritual and civil ceremonies, I will compose all those feelings that are often difficult to express in words into a pronouncement of love that will be spoken on your wedding day.

Wedding Ceremony Choices

Many couples don't know all of the options they have in planning a wedding ceremony. You can choose to have a religious, an interfaith, a spiritual, but secular, or a civil ceremony. You can choose to include traditional cultural rituals, modern unity rituals, or even make up your own. Maybe you want to include readings or have a role in the ceremony to include close friends or family members. You might want to write your own vows. You might even be asking, "Why would I want to do all that?" As your wedding officiant, I will answer all of your questions and guide you through your choices. While we discover what makes your perfect wedding ceremony, remember that there is no right or wrong.

Get Started On Your Wedding Ceremony

Call me, email me, or fill out the form below to find out if I'm available on your wedding day. We can plan to meet in person, via skype or on the phone. Then, tell me your love story, and I will create and perform a marriage ceremony that will be the heart of your wedding day.

Be sure to read my reviews to see what other couples say about my officiant services, and check out my answers to questions I'm asked all the time.

Our Wedding Officiant NYC's weekday services begin at $600. For a comprehensive look at services and costs, please refer to our fee page.

Allow Our Wedding Officiant NYC to be part of your special day. So many 2020 weddings were postponed that our 2021 advanced bookings are unusually high, so please check our availability early. Also, due to many couples' expanded wedding planning timeframes as a result of the pandemic, we are now accepting bookings through the entire 2022 calendar year.

Meet NYC Wedding Officiant Peter Boruchowitz

Weddings In The Time of Covid-19

New York City Wedding


Online wedding ceremonies ended on June 25, 2021. The City Clerk will no longer process Marriage Licenses for ceremonies which occurred via videoconference.

While you can no longer get married online, you MUST still get your license appointment online through Project Cupid.


While the New York City Clerk is once again performing wedding ceremonies at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau location, appointments are limited. This has left many couples without a quick, simple, affordable way to legalize their marriages. Until the Clerk resumes marriage ceremonies in all boroughs, Our Wedding Officiant NYC will sign your license in person, outdoors on 23rd Street near 8th Avenue, on weekdays by appointment only, through at least September 30, 2021.

No ceremony.
  simple "I do's"
  optional ring/vow exchange.
  Pronouncement of marriage.
  License signing.
Please limit your guests to 1 or 2 witnesses.
Weekdays only.
By apponitment only.
Rain or shine.

Our Wedding Officiant NYC has resumed performing in person weddings at all venues. Continuing safety protocols will be discussed with each couple when you call to book your wedding. To check our availability, call Peter, email directly at
or fill out the form below.


The New York City Clerk's Manhattan Marriage Bureau Office is now open and making appointments for in person licensing and in person weddings only via the online Project Cupid portal. Couples can still choose to make an appointment to receive their Marriage License by videoconference. City Clerk's offices in other boroughs remain closed at this time.

GETTING AN APPOINTMENT: The NYC Clerk releases new Project Cupid appointments for Marriage Licenses on a weekly basis every Thursday. The Clerk reserves the right to change the release schedule without prior notice. The Clerk suggests that couples who haven't received an apponitment check back frequently, as cancellations are added to site as they occur. On September 9, 2021 the clerk released appointments for September 27 - October 1, 2021. We will post updates whenever the Clerk releases new details. For the most current information, check the Clerk's posts on social media

UPDATE: Marriage licenses that were issued during the emergency period through June 24th, 2021, have expired effective August 23, 2021. If you have a license issued during this period, you need to apply for a new marriage license.

Since marriage licenses issued anywhere in New York State are valid everywhere in New York State, some couples have told us that they were able to get in-person appointments for marriage licenses with Clerks' Offices for earlier dates in Westchester and Nassau counties (Update: Almost all City and Town Clerks in New York State are issuing marriage licenses by appointment only. Some offices are still limiting licenses to county or town residents). If this option might be for you, you can find contact information on our list of Town and City Clerks New York State.
NOTE: Almost all towns/counties are requiring in person signatures for licensing. (New York City is still issuing licenses via video conference.) All completed licenses (after the ceremony) in New York State once again require in person signatures on the original document.

1. Complete the existing online marriage license application and get your confirmation number.
2. Create a NYC.ID account at the Project Cupid link and get verified online.
3. Pay the $35 license fee, and schedule an online meeting with the City Clerk. Both parties to the marriage MUST be together and MUST be in New York State for your online meeting.
4. Have your wedding ceremony.
5. Your wedding officiant will send your signed license to the City Clerk.

More information is available on the City Clerk's updated FAQ page.

Our Wedding Officiant NYC is honored to continue being here for you !

LGBT online wedding in NYC

Our Wedding Officiant NYC is proud to have performed online weddings for as long as New York State allowed and to continue that commitment to our couples with our new in person Sidewalk Signings. We are happy to make sure that "love wins" for the hundreds of couples whose wedding plans were upended by circumstances they could not control.

Our Wedding Officiant NYC Best of Weddings 2021 Award
Our Wedding Officiant NYC Top Officiant Award
Wedding MBA Speaker, Elite NYC Wedding Officiant
Our Wedding Officiants NYC Weddingwire Couples' Choice Award 2021
International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants, IAPWO member
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