We had an incredible experience with Hudson Valley Ceremonies! Jeanne was our day of wedding coordinator and Sandra helped plan our honeymoon. Although we only hired Jeanne as our day of coordinator, she was there for us every step of the way with advice, recommendations, assistance in booking our buses, and thought out every detail to make our wedding beautiful. To say that she went above and beyond is the understatement of the century. She was truly amazing. Sandra helped us create the honeymoon of our dreams. We wanted to travel to Europe and had the time to do so, and Sandra helped us pair down our destinations and wrangle all of our travel (7 cities in 4 countries–literally, trains, planes and automobiles– no small feat on her end!), with patience and grace. You would simply be foolish to use anyone else other than Hudson Valley Ceremonies for your Wedding day. They are the so talented, kind, professional, and experts at what they do.
Rev. Tom Hickey was wonderful. He did a great job, he was always available when I needed to talk to him. He was very helpful the day of the wedding and kept me calm before the ceremony. Hudson Valley Ceremonies was a great pick and I would recommend them to anyone I know who is getting married or renewing their vows.
Hudson Valley Ceremonies brought me MELODIE – she was the best and so understanding, flexible, great sense of humor and really made a point to know us and love us!!! We adored her and the day of the wedding my entire family did too! I highly recommend her services!
Working with Reverend Kevin Cook from HVC was one of the easiest and most comfortable parts of our wedding planning process. HVC was extremely responsive throughout the entire process and we were thrilled with the reverend that Jean recommended for us. After taking the time to meet with my then fiancé and I in person, Kevin assured us we would get the ceremony we had envisioned. Kevin worked with us to tailor the content of the ceremony based on our requests while still providing the appropriate level of guidance and professionalism. Kevin was quick to respond to any special requests or questions we had throughout the process. He also made it a point to ensure that this aspect of our wedding became paramount by highlighting the commitment being made to one another. Our families loved working with him during the rehearsal and wedding. He even made it a point to write nice notes to our family thanking us for our hospitality. We would highly recommend Kevin for your ceremony based on his professionalism, attention to detail, experience, and congenial personality!
Rev. Debra Romano of Hudson Valley Ceremonies presided over our wedding and she was fantastic! All the way along she guided us carefully through the process. Debra is so warm and loving and thoughtful that you will feel as if she was a member of your own family. The ceremony she crafted for us, working with our preferences and honoring our desires, couldn’t have been more perfect! Everybody commented afterward on what a beautiful ceremony she delivered and how nice she was, and how much they loved her! Debra will treat you and your entire family with care and dignity. She will guide you like a loving mother, listen to you like a caring friend, calm your increasing nerves, and make your special moments so fantastically memorable! There is a special finesse and meaning that Debra will bring to your most intense moments of your special day. Words aren’t just words. Debra really makes everyone FEEL the meaning. She will make you laugh, make you cry, make your heart soar, and she will bring home how wonderfully special matrimony is not only in your life, but the lives of those supporting you. I highly recommend Debra!
Rev Lawrence was wonderful! For someone who we only had email contact with he had a great ceremony prepared and made us feel like he knew us. What a pleasure it was to work with him and Hudson Valley Ceremonies!
Officiant Reviews / Planning & Coordination Reviews
Brother Mike was absolutely amazing! He gave us the most perfect ceremony , which was completely tailored to our requests. We still can’t get over how perfect it was. We have had so many compliments from our guest about his performance & personality. Sage was there for us every step of the way & our night went so smoothly. We highly recommend Hudson Valley Ceremonies, and especially Wedding Planner Sage Newkirk & Brother Mike Lopez.
Hudson Valley Ceremonies were amazing right from the start! They were recommended to me by the photographer we chose, and I am so happy we chose HVC! From the very beginning they were very responsive and helpful. Stu was by far the coolest, down to earth person – we could not have asked for a better officiant to marry us. My husband and I live in Chicago, so Stu made sure to FaceTime with us every few months to get to know us. I highly recommend Hudson Valley Ceremonies!
Sage to the rescue! The best thing we did was hire Sage. It poured the morning of our wedding and into the time we had planned for our outdoor ceremony. Sage and her assistant Mike moved the ceremony indoors and it was just perfect, maybe even more so then what we had originally planned. The ceremony was intimate and guests sat on overfilled couches in addition to the chairs which outlined the aisle for the ceremony. The leaves falling in the background really added to the beauty in the great room and everyone had a smile on their faces. That would have been enough but nope HVC didn’t stop there. The BBQ, which was delicious, loaded up its truck at the end of the night and due to the wet conditions from earlier in the day got stuck in the mud! We did not even know this happened until awhile later when the tow truck pulled up to help – Sage had taken care of it all. Even need someone to go on a booze run? They’ve got it covered 🙂
We planned a small ceremony with just family, and we were very happy with Hudson Valley Ceremonies and Rev. Abbey. She contacted us within a couple of days after we reached out to HVC. We were able to meet in person within a week or two for our consultation since we were going to be in the area, and upon meeting we knew she was perfect for us. She helped guide us to a ceremony that touched on all the elements we wanted included and made wonderful suggestions that really helped make our day special. Many of our guests complimented us on the ceremony and how wonderful and special it was.