Creative Civil Wedding Ceremonies: traditional, contemporary or unique
Conducted by New York Certified Marriage Officiants*

*all officiants certified by New York City Marriage Bureau:

info (at) weddingsofnewyork (dot) com


Clergy fees are simply based on the size of the event. We are happy to send you a sample contract with more information and a fee schedule, with no obligation. 

Mary is always willing to answer any wedding questions for free by email, with no obligation. You may also find some of your questions answered on our site

The wedding contract fee includes usual transportation, all further consultations [in person, email, or phone] ceremony design, officiating at the ceremony, marriage certificate, and legal filing of the official marriage license with the State of New York.


We are often asked by couples about organizations to support with donations in honor of their wedding. Here is a list of organizations we support. 

Beth and Mary support the UN Foundation for UNIFEM. supporting programmes that promote women's human rights, their economic and political empowerment, and gender equality.


We'll be happy to answer your questions. If planning a wedding, please send us an e-mail WITH THE PROPOSED DATE / TIME / LOCATION of the wedding and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

E-mail: info (at) weddingsofnewyork (dot) com

If Mary, Eileen or Beth is not available, we will refer you to other experienced Humanist or Interfaith officiants, colleagues who all share our philosophy, style, and have similar fees.

"We wanted to give you our sincere gratitude and appreciation for being part of our wedding ceremony. Words cannot describe our emotions! We thank you for our incredible, unforgettable wedding. We received many, many compliments on how beautiful our service was. Everyone thought you were just wonderful. We think you are wonderful. Thank you for being professional and sincerely caring in dealing with all our needs. We could not have made a better choice, and we could not have asked for anything more. It will forever be in our memories. You came through in ways that exceeded our expectations.

Perhaps in the future, when we choose to renew our vows or have an addition to our family, you will be available. Keep doing what you do. We have and will continue to highly recommend you to friends, family, and colleagues." M and A

"I wanted to thank you again for providing us with such a wonderful ceremony. I just thought it was wonderful, and my friends were so moved. You are doing such a great service providing a non-religious, yet metaphysical ceremony that is based within the relationship of human beings. It's really very well thought out and I am just so happy, so very happy..." S.V.

"Thank-you so much, the ceremony was perfect, exactly as I had hoped. It was my favorite part of the evening." S.T.

"We would like to thank you for the beautiful wedding ceremony you performed for us. Your sensitivity and kindness made it very special. Our family members were moved by the ceremony, and said it was perfect." D. & T.

"Thanks for everything else that you were able to do for us. It is now such a sweet memory for us. Is there a section on your website where I can leave a positive review?" L and E

"Thank you so much for officiating at our wedding such care, grace, and attention to detail. We could not have been able to do it without your kind presence." I.C.

"Thank-you for your extraordinary services.. thanks for having made this day incredibly unique and special". G & Z

"We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most beautiful ceremony we could ever wish for". T & T

"Thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony. That was exactly what we had hoped for" F & J

"Thank you for doing such a superb job with our ceremony on Saturday. You were a reassuring presence on an emotional day. Our families thought you were wonderful and commented that the ceremony was personal and intimate". R & R

We feel so blessed to have found you and could not have imagined a more wonderful person to marry us. You brought such calmness and strength to the day. K.H.

"We thank you for conducting our wedding was beautiful and touching, nd we will always remember it. We received many compliments on the ceremony from our friends and family, and we could like to pass them all on to you --- thank you!". D and G

"Without your participation, the ceremony would not have been so meaningful, personal and warm..all who were there felt the same way...we were so excited about your perception and understanding.." KH.

"We would like to thank your for the lovely ceremony. You helped us feel very comfortable, and made this day unforgettable. We could not have chosen a better minister for us". JC and D

Mary, thank you so much. You are such a warm-spirited pro. You truly went above and beyond your duties. I am definitely a 'satisfied customer' (but not a repeat one!). You will always be in my heart. S and D

"Thank-you so much for giving us just a beautiful ceremony and performing it impeccably! - it was just the way we wanted it. Your advice and suggestions made a huge difference. Your image will remain in our memory and your words in our hearts." J and J

Thank you for listening to our concerns, incorporating our traditions, and imbuing the entire ceremony with ritual and authority as well as warmth and accessibility. It was exactly what we were looking for. My very best, EC.

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks again for a beautiful service. The wedding was very moving and personal and just what we wanted and all of the guests were very impressed with you. I will certainly recommend you to anyone else who gets married in New York (my sister was quite taken with the idea so we may see you again soon!)

Thank-you so much for such an amazingly beautiful ceremony, and lending such a calm spirit to an otherwise harried day. We've received so many compliments on your ceremony and our vows, it's been overwhelming. Stay tunes for photos! ES

We would like to thank you so very much for officiating at our ceremony on Saturday. It was a truly magical and romantic day for both of us. You were so lovely and you put us at ease immediately. We couldn't have hoped for a more perfect ceremony or celebrant. A&B

J and I cannot thank you enough for the amazing ceremony you performed for us. It was so perfect for us and so in keeping with our personalities. Our guests were so impressed and we continue to receive compliments on the lovely ceremony. We enjoyed our wedding so much and we appreciate all your guidance and direction...Thank you for making our wedding so special and so memorable.We are so happy it was you who married us! L&J

"We found Mary, where else, but on the internet! At first I was not interested in having a female officiant because I didn't want the ceremony to seem new-agey (I know that's terrible). However, she met with us one night at a neighborhood cafe and we both agreed she was great. Not only did she fulfill the qualities we wanted in an officiant (kind, curious, articulate and thoughtful), but she turned out to be a foodie-techy nerd, which was a perfect match for us. Mary was very organized (she is a librarian by day). She gave us a large packet of sample weddings and readings she had performed, as well as an outline of what a ceremony could entail. Her organization made it so easy for us to sit down and decide what details and readings we wanted to include in our ceremony. I would recommend Mary to anyone looking for an officiant who will allow you to create your own ceremony"

When it came to the planning of our wedding, New York had always been top of our agenda when tying the knot.... what better way to marry the man of your dreams in the city of your dreams?!
However, in a city of infinite options and possibilities, choosing the right officiant when you're across the pond in the UK did stump us with a bit of a problem.
However after stumbling across Mary Beaty's site, we realised that we needn't have worried, because even from the first e-mail response we had (within the hour!) we knew that we'd found the right person to marry us and send us on our way on our next chapter.
I really couldn't fault Mary, she was professional, friendly and totally on our level with the service that we wanted, even when I was e-mailing her with question after question, she was always there, ready and willing to answer any questions we may have and advise us.
We arrived in New York 4 days before the wedding and arranged to meet up with Mary for a coffee the day before and go over our vows and the plans for the next day. We needn't have worried about a thing, Mary was an absolute star and we kept on having to pinch ourselves that we'd found 'the one' as she totally got where we coming from on every level imaginable.
The wedding took place at the top of Rockefeller Centre at 3:00pm on Monday 1st December, Mary was a gem, helping to find a quiet spot to hold the service before heading outside for photo's. We still can't believe that we had the service we'd always dreamed of, at a mere fraction of the price of traditional weddings, it was truly perfect in every way. (SMW). Reviewed on

Bob and I wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony at our
wedding!  We couldn't have asked for anything more perfect, it was
fantastic!  Many of my friends commented how impressed they were by you.  In fact, we heard more than once "where did you find her?"  You are
terrific at what you do and I will recommend you without hesitation to