Our Wedding Officiant NYC - Peter Boruchowitz

New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey

About this Vendor

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. Check out my video, "Blessings for a Wedding", in the gallery above!

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Ceremony Types

Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Religious Affiliations

Christian, Interfaith, Jewish, Secular

Wedding Activities

Ceremony, Wedding

Awards
Bow2017
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Contact Info

Address
300 West 23rd St, New York, NY New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey (917) 523-1438
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Reviewed on 5/21/2017 Lillie T

Peter Boruchowitz was a fantastic wedding officiant. We found him via The Knot and from day 1 we knew he would be the perfect person to marry us. He was calm, detailed and friendly in his approach and honestly he couldn't have done a better job! He even mentioned our pets back... Read More home which was a lovely touch. We had to communicate via video link as we came to NYC from the UK. Peter made us feel at ease and we were right to have no anxiety about the day as he had it all figured out. Thanks again Peter! Lillie and Sam


Reviewed on 5/09/2017 Sami H

The best compliment I can give to Peter would be to mention the amount of people who asked my wife and I how long we had been friends with Peter and if he had gotten ordained just to do our wedding. So many people were convinced that he had to be a life-long friend because his... Read More ceremony was so personal and so representative of our relationship. Peoples' mouths were agape when I told them that we had only met him for 30 minutes at a cafe in Chelsea and that was all it took for him to deliver. Peter was an absolute professional, and gave us exactly what we wanted in a wedding ceremony. Simple, elegant, and romantic was what we wanted and what we got. Peter followed up any questions we had and was on top of our marriage license so that it was waiting for us in the mail by the time we got back from the honeymoon. He wasn't pushy, didn't have an agenda or a 'directorial vision' that some officiants want to push. He just wanted to deliver a memorable day for my wife and I. We were thrilled with his performance, and so were all of our family and friends. I can't recommend him enough.


Reviewed on 6/26/2016 Alan C

Peter was a joy to work with from the start! On day one, it felt like he already knew me and my wife. We clicked immediately, and he understood exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony. We didn't have a religious wedding ceremony, and opted instead for a blend of Jewish... Read More and spiritual traditions. Peter took the time to listen and get to know us, and helped us create a ceremony that was truly personal and reflective of our long love for each other. He put together a draft of what he was going to say very quickly, giving us a number of options for poems and readings that he could incorporate. We could tell they were all carefully selected, and we had a tough time picking one because we loved them all. We only had very minor edits, and he made them immediately. Peter was responsive, flexible and extremely easy to work with. On our wedding day, he arrived early, prepared and ready to go. He was a calming presence for me on an otherwise crazy day. There will be a million things to worry about on your wedding day, and you'll be grateful to know that with Peter, you have one less thing to stress over. He's a professional, and is great at what he does.


Reviewed on 8/22/2017 Rosanna F

Peter was exactly the officiant we wanted for our Wedding!!! My husband and I met with Peter and he immediately made us feel comfortable. He was obviously well experienced and provided us with so many insights and information that we left feeling so much better informed than... Read More when we got there. Peter was incredibly responsive and professional. He answered all of our questions and e-mails quickly. He sent us a draft of our ceremony right away after we confirmed booking him for our Wedding. His words were perfect. It was obvious he really paid attention when getting to know us the first meeting and he told our story as though he knew us for years. His personality is wonderful. He has an incredible presence that is strong and projects well, but also is warm and romantic and did not out shine us. His voice and words were so perfect for our Wedding. Everyone, including some of the biggest critics in our families, LOVED HIM.


Reviewed on 8/09/2017 Eilidh G

We would not hesitate in recommending Peter to perform your wedding ceremony - he is excellent at what he does! We had the most wonderful wedding in Central Park in July & Peter was a huge part of why it was so good! We first contacted Peter after reading very favourable reviews... Read More online & we found our experience to be the exact same. In all communication prior to the wedding Peter was always very helpful, professional & quick to reply. He also gave us tips about NY & suggested the most beautiful location in Central Park to get married at. He consulted us at every step of the way & produced a wonderful wedding ceremony that was so personal & really reflected us as people. Around 30 of us travelled from Scotland to NY & many of our guests commented on how great Peter was, how personal he made it & of course his wonderful New York accent! Couldn't have asked for a better officiant - thank you Peter!


Reviewed on 8/02/2017 Nandish T

We cannot say enough good things about Peter. He was prompt in all communications (phone, email, and Skype) and very dependable. He officiated our fusion ceremony (Christian & Hindu) and was very knowledgeable about both faiths. In fact was more knowledgeable than most Hindu... Read More priests!! We come from different religious backgrounds and have children from prior relationships. He helped us script a beautiful ceremony that combined both of our faiths and our families, combining us into one unified family. And his fee was more than reasonable. We could not have chosen a more perfect officiant. We have NO reservations about recommending him for any wedding ceremony.


Reviewed on 6/05/2017 Lauren M

Peter is wonderful! We knew as soon as we met him, over a year before our wedding, that he was the perfect choice for our wedding! He was very warm, and gave a great idea to include during our ceremony (a wine unity, similar to a sand ceremony but with wine). He was very... Read More responsive, professional, and arrived early to the ceremony site. Our ceremony was beautiful and our guests complimented how nice it was! We loved the wine unity, and all the nice words Peter said! Very memorable!


Reviewed on 5/25/2017 Ben B

Peter was absolutely phenomenal. We chose him as our officiant for our wedding and couldn't be happier. We had a unique American/Filipino/Chinese wedding, that incorporated a small combination of the 3 for our ceremony. Peter was very knowledgeable about all 3 backgrounds and... Read More was able provide a perfect ceremony for us. He was truly helpful every step of the way and we highly, highly recommend his services. Thanks again!


Reviewed on 3/03/2017 Cary S

Peter was absolutely fabulous. My now wife and I needed a legal ceremony before moving abroad. We were referred to Peter through a friend and after speaking with him only briefly, he put together the perfect ceremony. Not only was the way in which he spoke captivating, but the... Read More words he chose were so beautiful in describing marriage and the commitment we were making to one another. Almost every single member of our family and friends came up to us after the ceremony to say how wonderful Peter was, the readings he chose and everything. We were so thrilled, he will be officiating our bigger celebration to renew our vows!


Reviewed on 3/03/2017 Robert M

My husband and I have the pleasure of knowing Peter both personally and professionally for many years. He is a loyal, devoted friend and always commits wholeheartedly, bringing his unique flare to all endeavors. When we decided to marry, there was no question who we wanted to... Read More officiate; it had to be Peter. Although our wedding plans evolved from simple to a bit more elaborate, we felt secure in choosing Peter, knowing his involvement was one detail we needn't worry about. In preparing our ceremony, he took time to understand our vision and offer suggestions for creating something truly special. When Peter sent us the first draft, which was very nearly perfect, we cried; it was so beautiful. He included very specific and personally meaningful details we hadn't even realized he noted during our conversations. There were very few minor revisions we made - adding a name here or there; changing a date. We could not have been any happier with the ceremony Peter crafted for us. The wedding itself was wonderful due in large part to Peter's unique, inspired service; his sincerity and professionalism. Many of our guests remarked it was the most beautiful ceremony they'd ever witnessed. If you want your wedding to be as joyful and memorable as you can imagine you must choose Peter to create and perform your ceremony; he is absolutely the best. Thank you Peter!


Reviewed on 1/23/2017

My husband and I travelled over from the UK to marry in New York and wanted something simple just for the two of us. We found Peter online and he had brilliant reviews, responded quickly to my emails and was happy to venture out on Christmas Eve so we booked him up! Neither me... Read More or my husband really had any ideas about what we wanted for the ceremony, even down to our wedding location, but Peter gave us many suggestions and even recommended a great spot in Central Park which turned out to be absolutely perfect! Peter found us a witness and recommended a photographer, he arrived to our location early battling the cold and after the ceremony waited for us to get photographs, but most of all seemed genuinely happy and excited to marry us. We couldn't recommend him enough. Thank you Peter!


Reviewed on 1/10/2017 Patrick S

Working with Peter for our wedding was wonderful! Peter was very professional with a personal touch that we immediately connected with. He offered great advice and direction in the preparation of our ceremony whilst being flexible with us while we mulled over readings and words.... Read More On the day he was a wonderfully calming presence for the two of us and the ceremony went perfectly, catered to us and our vibe beautifully. His words were very touching - many guests mentioned how well he captured our essence during the ceremony. We would definitely recommend Peter!


Reviewed on 1/10/2017 Patrick S

Working with Peter for our wedding was wonderful! Peter was very professional with a personal touch that we immediately connected with. He offered great advice and direction in the preparation of our ceremony whilst being flexible with us while we mulled over readings and words.... Read More On the day he was a wonderfully calming presence for the two of us and the ceremony went perfectly, catered to us and our vibe beautifully. His words were very touching - many guests mentioned how well he captured our essence during the ceremony. We would definitely recommend Peter!


Reviewed on 12/18/2016 Daniel K

For anyone looking for someone other than a priest or rabbi to officiate a wedding ceremony we would highly recommend going with Peter. Right from our first meeting with him we knew he was the right person. Peter really listened to us and made some great suggestions as we... Read More weren't really sure of how we wanted to do the whole ceremony. What was really nice was Peter didn't force any of his suggestions and was totally open and supportive of all our final decisions on the details of the ceremony. The ceremony was spiritual without being religious and Peter was great at expressing the emotion and importance of the day. Also want to note that Peter was great with the bridal party and put our two junior bridesmaids at ease who were a bit nervous of exactly how to walk down the aisle and line up at the front.


Reviewed on 12/13/2016 Adam C

Peter was not only punctual and professional but very thoughtful in his ceremony. He's very articulate in his delivery his enthusiasm for what he does shows in pre-event, ceremony, and post-nuptial process. Ours was everything we hoped for and more. I highly recommend Peter for... Read More any and all officiating.


Reviewed on 12/06/2016 Katelyn U

Let me start off by saying that Peter is the absolute best officiant out there. Planning a wedding is beyond stressful and time consuming, but Peter made the actual ceremony planning process a breeze. He was very quick to answer emails, very professional, extremely organized and... Read More has such a fantastic personality. After our first meeting, Peter quickly provided a draft of the ceremony and let my now husband and I review/edit as many times as needed (His ceremony was so great I barely made any changes to it) On the day of my wedding, I was feeling like an anxiety ridden Bridezilla. Anything that could go wrong was going wrong EXCEPT for Peter. My 2 readers forgot to bring copies of their readings which at perfect timing Peter so graciously handed them each copies he had printed. He was kind enough to direct the groom and groomsmen on how to line up and prepare before the ceremony. And most importantly he started the wedding off on a beautiful note. So many of my guest complimented on Peter and the ceremony. The ceremony was a huge hit. My advice to any Bride reading this choose Peter, that is one decision I can guarantee you will be beyond pleased with. Mr. and Mrs. Uzquiano


Reviewed on 12/06/2016 Katelyn U

Let me start off by saying that Peter is the absolute best officiant out there. Planning a wedding is beyond stressful and time consuming, but Peter made the actual ceremony planning process a breeze. He was very quick to answer emails, very professional, extremely organized and... Read More has such a fantastic personality. After our first meeting, Peter quickly provided a draft of the ceremony and let my now husband and I review/edit as many times as needed (His ceremony was so great I barely made any changes to it) On the day of my wedding, I was feeling like an anxiety ridden Bridezilla. Anything that could go wrong was going wrong EXCEPT for Peter. My 2 readers forgot to bring copies of their readings which at perfect timing Peter so graciously handed them each copies he had printed. He was kind enough to direct the groom and groomsmen on how to line up and prepare before the ceremony. And most importantly he started the wedding off on a beautiful note. So many of my guest complimented on Peter and the ceremony. The ceremony was a huge hit. My advice to any Bride reading this choose Peter, that is one decision I can guarantee you will be beyond pleased with. Mr. and Mrs. Uzquiano


Reviewed on 11/30/2016

No matter what continent you are traveling from and how much you know what is needed to get married, please get in touch with Peter. Not only was he more than helpful with the process and a photographer, the ceremony was very personal and befitting our cultures (Scottish and... Read More German). It was important to us to have the handfasting ceremony, which was done in a traditional, yet unique way. We will certainly come back for renewals and hope that many others in love with ask Peter to conduct the ceremony. They will be ensured a special day. Our special moment was overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge exactly as the golden sun set. Absolute perfection.


Reviewed on 10/29/2016 Krystin T

My now husband and I could not be more thrilled with the job that Peter did as our wedding officiant. My husband and I met Peter in a coffee shop to discuss the wedding and see how we vibed. We were pleasantly surprised and booked Peter the very next day. Peter was extremely... Read More responsive over email and he crafted beautiful wedding vows that shared the story of how my husband and I met, and the love we have for one another. The day of the wedding Peter arrived an hour ahead of schedule, and was impeccably dressed in a suit with a purple tie to match our wedding colors. After the ceremony numerous friends and family members came up to me raving about the wonderful job that Peter did. I'm genuinely pleased with his services and would highly recommend him to anyone I know getting married!


Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Leah K

What can I say about Peter? He was available on relatively short notice and I planned to speak with others on the phone, but after talking to him, I booked him on the spot. He is warm, inviting, and his voice really projects (at an outdoor NYC wedding where you can't bring a... Read More sound system, this was awesome). He made a point to tailor the ceremony exactly for us. Many of our guests asked how we knew him since it just felt so personal. He also mentioned are little dog in the ceremony, which made us so happy. Whatever you want, he will work it in, and he was very sensitive to my concerns about how the ceremony should be. Also, he just seems to really believe what he was saying. There was a weight to his words, not like he was running through the motions at all. We had the loveliest ceremony, and I can't thank Peter enough for helping make it so wonderful!


Reviewed on 10/23/2016 Enyonam A

Peter did an amazing job. I called him 24 hours before the wedding and asked him to be our officiant. A family member was meant to be the officiant and couldn't get their state license on time. He immediately said he could help us and was so kind. He really made the ceremony... Read More personal and so beautiful. It was like he had known us for a long time. So many people commented on how good the ceremony was. I would recommend him to everyone. Many


Reviewed on 10/19/2016 Julia C

Peter Boruchowitz did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. He is so warm and professional. He had great ideas for our ceremony and was very flexible.Many of our guests said that our wedding ceremony was the best they'd ever attended. Hire Peter, you won't be disappointed!!!


Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Alex T

Peter was a wonderful, thoughtful, attentive, and professional officiant. We included multiple elements from both of our cultural backgrounds and Peter was welcoming and creative in integrating these customs into our ceremony. All of our guests came up to us afterwards to... Read More complement us on how beautiful, personal, and multi-cultural the ceremony was. We greatly appreciated working with Peter and highly recommend him to other couples.


Reviewed on 10/09/2016 Chris S

Peter was very efficient as he had the ceremony prepared 2 weeks after we had closed the deal with him. He answered our e mails immediately. He was prompt come wedding day. He read and performed the ceremony well and our guests understood him well. we highly recommend him and we... Read More are glad we had him for our officiant.


Reviewed on 10/05/2016 Katherine & Barjes A

Peter was the officiant for our wedding. The entire process with him from the beginning was very smooth and seamless. He was responsive, flexible, accommodating and patient on waiting for our response (which was delayed :) and just easy to work with overall. The day of the... Read More wedding he was early, and spoke with enthusiasm, and made some guests laugh. We'd recommend Peter with no hesitation.


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