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As a minister of the holy sacraments, it is my responsibility to provide a wide range of services regardless of a person's financial status.  I am not a justice of the peace, but I will offer a fee that is comparable to one.

Therefore, I am willing to perform a small  lakeside weddings (couple only) at a lake adjacent to my home in Bowie, Maryland for those who wish to enter into holy matrimony quickly, privately, and without the scrutiny and energy of a courthouse ceremony.  

I will also travel to Washington DC and other locations for a private wedding for two.

Customized Weddings

If that is not what you want, I also perform customized weddings at your location.  And as a  traveling minister, I officiate the sacrament of marriage at any respectable venue.  A wedding venue can be a hotel, country club, house, garden, park, church, banquet hall, historic mansion, etc.  

For more details, please visit the wedding page.

Marriages performed at other locations require a valid marriage license in that jurisdiction or state.


Private Weddings

The sweetheart ceremony is for those who are interested in a private wedding at the suggested lake below.  It will require a valid Prince George's County marriage license from the Prince George's County Circuit CourtThe county court  no longer have a justice of the peace performing PG County civil ceremonies; rather a court clerk now performs them from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.   

If getting married in the PG County courthouse hours are not convenient for you, and the process and environment is too intrusive for you; consider my evening schedule and weekend availability for your small, intimate wedding for 2.  

For a small outdoor wedding (no guests), I suggest the lake below:  This  will not be ideal for everyone.  So please do not try to make it fit.

 

There are many lakes in Maryland for your wedding ceremony.  However, this neighborhood lake is not a wedding venue.  Since it is convenient for me, my fee to come to this location is less.  And a wedding for two (with no guests) can be performed anywhere.

This lake is only a suggestion, and it does not have a gazebo.  

Please keep in mind that this is a public area, nestled inside a neighboring community, that I respect.  Therefore it cannot be decorated, reserved, or treated as a wedding venue.  

Things to know:

  1. Do not drop silk flower pedals (they are not biodegradable) on the ground.  This is considered littering.

  2. Do not park, block, or turnaround in private driveways.

  3. Do not block or stand on the walking path surrounding the lake.

  4. Do not set up chairs, arches, or other items.

  5. Remember that there is no privacy or personal rights to using a public space. 

I suggest this place only to those who have a limited budget and want an outdoor wedding without the planning and stress of a regular ceremony.  This is an alternative to a courthouse setting.   Therefore, I will refuse to perform any ceremony at the suggested lake if the above guidelines are ignored. 

The decision to use the suggested location will be yours.   I take no responsibility for that decision.  As a minister on call, my job will be to perform your wedding at the location you choose.   Fee varies according to distance (see fees below).

 


 

 

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Private Weddings (couple only)
 
 
Prince George's County
Civil Ceremonies - Lakeside Weddings - Sweetheart Ceremonies - Elopement Weddings

Fee:  $275  (suggested neighboring lake only)  

 

You may choose one of the following prewritten  ceremonies that can include: mentioning new family members, departed loved ones, or the adding of rituals.

Ceremonies

Christian

Civil (Nonreligious - Secular)

Commitment Ceremony

Nondenominational 

Spiritual

Vow Renewal

 

Rituals (items provided by couple)

Butterfly Release

Dove Release

Hand Ceremony

Jumping the Broom

Libation Offering

Memorial Reflection

Rose Exchange

The sweetheart ceremony (suggested neighborhood lake) is only for the couple  (no exceptions).  


Customized Weddings

For weddings at your venue of choice, kindly see the fees below or visit the Weddings  page.  

 

Fees: Your Location

 

Elopements - Small - Large Weddings

$435 (Within the Washington DC & Baltimore City Areas)

$435 to $895 (Outside the DC Metropolitan Area)

 

Rehearsals (same venue as wedding)

$150 (Within the Washington DC & Baltimore City Areas)

 

Elopements - Private Wedding for 2 (couple only)

call for special weekday rates in MD, DC, & VA

 

Small DC Church Wedding (less than 15 guests)

call for rates

 

The above fee is based on my travel, a personalized ceremony, officiating the wedding, filing the county marriage license, time corresponding and meeting with you, other logistics, and (if applicable) a holiday wedding fee ($60) is added to the base cost. 

 

Upon booking your wedding with me, you will receive a personalized draft ceremony and a  ceremony selection booklet.  There is a $100 nonrefundable deposit required to secure your wedding date and time.  This deposit is subtracted from the total cost.

 

Make your deposit now!  PayPal

 

 

Note: I do not keep a listing of MD, DC, VA parks where ceremonies are held.  A good wedding planner could help with that.

 


 

Sweetheart Weddings

Prince Georges County Ceremonies

Prince George's County Marriage License Required

Ask about Valentine's Day Weddings 

 

 

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Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns 

Wedding Minister and Officiant   

 

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I studied four consecutive years to become an ordained minister of Spiritual Science.  Prior to that I was ordained in the Christian faith.  With more than six years of ministerial experience, I am prepared for the responsibilities of an interfaith - nondenominational wedding minister.  I received further training in the administration of the holy sacraments, under the direction of a well known master administrator of the rites of passage.   

 

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SJB Ministries LLC 

 Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns 

MD Wedding Minister and MD Officiant 

4722 Morning Glory Trail

Bowie, MD 20720

202.253.3629

revsjburns@gmail.com

revsjb@comcast.net

 

Weddings and meetings are by appointments only.

 

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Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns, Your Minister on Call

Serving the needs of a diverse spiritual community

All Faiths, All Weddings, All Ethnicities

Rev. SJ Burns is listed on many websites under: Civil Wedding Officiants, Justice of the Peace, Quick Weddings, Courthouse weddings, Maryland Celebrants, DC Clergies, Interfaith Ministers, Nondenominational Officiants, DC Justice of the Peace, Marriage Celebrants, Courthouse marriages, PG marriages, PG courthouse celebrants, and MD Wedding Clergy.

Rev. Burns (your minister on call and resident MD Officiant) loves performing Civil Wedding, Civil Marriages, Holy Unions, Baby Blessings, Baby Celebrations, Baby Baptisms, Maryland Weddings, DC Weddings, Baltimore Weddings, Virginia Weddings, Civil Weddings, Interfaith Weddings, Nondenominational Weddings, Nonreligious Weddings, Integrated Weddings, Interracial Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Elopements and Washington DC Weddings. She does not travel up and down the highways performing wedding with under this package, but does it from her home base in Bowie Maryland.  However, she is still willing to travel to your ceremony site fulfilling the needs of those who call.