Rev. SJ Burns
NY Wedding Officiant
DC, MD, & VA only
1 pm - 6pm
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NYC Weddings (Manhattan Area)
No longer serving the NYC area. MD, DC, NoVA only. Join us at our new site: www.thedcmarriageknot.com
Congratulations! Your decision to get married is awesome.
For some of you, marriage will be a continuation of a well established relationship. While others will be entering into a partnership replete with surprises. Either way, marriage is one of the most important rites and freedoms you have.
Selecting a NYC wedding minister or a ceremony officiant is not always easy. The internet is replete with choices and many preferred vendors' lists hold their favorites above all others. Narrowing your choice down to one, should never be a daunting task. And you should never have to settle for someone you don't resonate with or even like.
I have been selected by many couples because of my modern day ministerial style and experience. Some of my reviews have depicted me as laid back, flexible, knowledgeable, reliable, trusting, with great deliverance, and a sense of humor. My hours of operation in NY are listed below.
New York City (Manhattan)
Monday - Thursday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
My service as a NY officiant and NYC wedding minister, is to help you shine on your special day. I will work with you to create a uniquely special homily that demonstrates who you are. Therefore, your ceremony can be spiritual, nondenominational, or nonreligious.
All paths of wisdom are welcome. As an ordained minister of Spiritual Science, I have been trained to serve all beliefs and cultures openly and unconditionally.
NY marriages can be held: in a home, garden, park, mansion, banquet hall, country club, penthouse, ballroom, hotel, restaurant in the Manhattan area.
Letting me know where, when, and how to get there; puts me at the right place ahead of time.
Central Park Elopements & Private Weddings
$535 - up (Mon - Thursday)
All weddings require a 21 day notice
Eloping in NY is one way to reduce the stress and cost of a wedding. If money is an issue for you right now, advice is coming to you from everywhere, and you feel the need to escape it all; consider eloping in New York (Central Park). Elopement ceremonies can still have that personalized flair.
To book your elopement, or for an introductory meeting with me via Skype, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon booking your NY elopement with me, you will receive a personalized draft ceremony for your critique and edits. In addition, you will receive a selection of vow.
You may reserve your wedding date and time with a $100 nonrefundable deposit. This payment can be made by check , money order or through PayPal (and it is subtracted from your total fee).
I am, Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns, a registered NYC officiant, nondenominational minister, and marriage equality supporter. Recently I have been rallying, testifying, and standing with Maryland state governor and other clergy in support of the Civil Marriage Protection Act (same sex marriages bill) for all families.
In 2004, I was inspired to serve those of all faiths and all cultures. So I founded The Chapel of Love Ceremonies, then SJB Ministries LLC in 2006. My experience has shown me that many couples today, seek a celebrant who respects their beliefs, relationships, and values. And my training has taught me to embrace cultural and spiritual diversity openly, lovingly, and unconditionally.
I am a licensed minister and graduate of the National Spiritual Science Center (School of Theology) in Washington DC. The Spiritual Science Mother Church was founded in New York City in 1923. 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.
Moreover; I am compassionate, ethical, and professional. And I will work hard with you to ensure that your wedding is memorable.
NYC Wedding Minister and Officiant
AKA "The Amtrak Clergy"
NY Marriages and Central Park Elopements
SJB Ministries LLC
Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns
NY Officiant and NYC Wedding Minister
Serving Manhattan NY, Washington DC & Baltimore Metropolitan Areas
Member of several:
for Wedding Ministers, Wedding Officiants
and Wedding Professionals
Maryland, Virginia, Manhattan NY, Washington DC
Wedding Ministers & Gay Friendly Wedding Officiants' Site
Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns supports
NY Wedding Officiants and NY Wedding Ministers
across the nation who perform
same-sex weddings or gay marriages
Serving Washington, DC and New York City,
Wedding Minister and Pro Gay Officiant
There are many terms to describe the sacred union of same sex couples who want the right and
freedom to marry: Lesbian Weddings, Gay Marriages, Gay Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies,
Civil Unions, Holy Unions, Same Sex Weddings, Same-gender loving weddings
and Domestic Partnership. However, NY Gay marriages,
DC same sex marriages are here.
And I am a NY Pro Gay Wedding Minister, NY Officiant, Manhattan Officiant,
Gay Friendly Officiant, DC Gay Officiant, DC Gay Friendly Minister
NY Gay Friendly Officiant, NYC Gay Officiant.
And I have performed more than 100 Lesbian & Gay Marriages,
in Washington DC.
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SJB Ministries LLC 2011
Revised October 30,, 2011