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Maureen Burke Ceremonies

Custom ceremonies for all people.
Serving DC, MD and NoVA, Same-sex, non-traditional, non-denominational, 20001
301-741-8573
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5.0
82 Reviews
Christina
1/23/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Words cannot describe how amazing Maureen is! If you are looking for an officiant look no further! My husband and I got married in January during the blizzard of 2016 (better known as snowmageddon). Due to the weather situation, several of our vendors could not make it to the wedding. However, Maureen assured us she would be there and she was! She was there for us when even some of our family could not be. Our venue made us change our wedding date to a day later than originally contracted and moved us to another one of their locations for our safety due to the severity of the blizzard. Maureen was completely fine with these changes. To avoid getting snowed in and not being able to travel to the wedding, my family and friends arrived to our venue two days prior to the wedding and we stayed in a hotel close by. My parents and I suggested that Maureen join us at the hotel and she gladly did! A normal wedding officiant would not do something like this for her clients, but Maureen goes above and beyond what's expected! Our wedding had a lot of chaos surrounding it, but we could count on Maureen to do an amazing job and she did that and more! Everyone commented on what a wonderful job she did with the ceremony. It was truly personal and reflected our relationship perfectly! Because we had to change ceremony location we actually couldn't be legally married until a ceremony was preformed in the proper county (as we are Maryland residents). So the day after our wedding ceremony Maureen traveled with my family, husband, and I to do a mini-ceremony so that our marriage license could be officially signed. Maureen did so much for us that we honestly cannot thank her enough! She a wonderful person and an amazing officiant! She is beyond flexible and will do anything to make sure you are happy and that your wedding ceremony is a success! My husband and I are forever grateful for Maureen's kindness!
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thank you, so much, for your wonderful review! It was truly a pleasure to work with you - and a fun adventure as well. I wish you the very best.
Denise
10/8/15
Categories: Officiant
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
Maureen was very pleasant to work with. She was always polite and very responsive to e-mails. She made sure to get input from me and my now husband on how the ceremony would go. She is also very open and accepting of non-traditional ideas. The ceremony itself was very sweet and sincere and I am very pleased with how everything turned out.
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thank you! I'm so glad you were happy with the ceremony. All the best!
Jackie
10/3/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are so glad that we had Maureen officiate our wedding. We met her via Skype and in person before the wedding to discuss details, but e-mailed her frequently with updates, changes, and questions. She was always fast to respond, and was very flexible with us making changes to the ceremony. She even provided us some great ideas for ceremonies within our ceremony. Our ceremony felt extremely personal. We received numerous compliments about Maureen creating a beautiful ceremony. I would definitely recommend Maureen as an officiant!
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much, Jackie! I wish you and DJ all the best.
Nathaniel
9/26/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maureen was the perfect officiant for our wedding in Potomac, Maryland. We were looking for someone non-denominational but with spirit and passion for our backgrounds and traditions. Maureen helped us think through all the elements of our ceremony and design something truly special. She was creative and knowledgeable about many different traditions without overwhelming us with ideas. Overall, our ceremony was incredible and we received many compliments from guests about how amazing Maureen was.
Marissa
9/19/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maureen was great! She met with my then fiancé (now husband) and I and listened closely to exactly what we wanted and didn't want in our ceremony. We wanted something that was mostly non-religious, and she took this request seriously and helped us create something that really rang true to us as a couple that is not very religious. She helped us pick from an extensive list of marriage rituals--we ultimately decided to exchange rings and lock love letters in a wine box that we will open and read on our 5th anniversary. Many other couples expressed to us that they loved this ritual, and without her we never would have known about it! She showed us sample vows and let us write our own. During the reception, multiple people approached us and told us that the ceremony was very personal and really reflected us as a couple. I would recommend her service to anyone planning a wedding! She is an awesome human being.
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Marissa, thank you so much. You really made my day!
Jessie
8/8/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We got married back in August of 2015 and when looking for an officiant, we knew we didn’t want anything too formal but unique to our relationship. We found Maureen and after our meeting and several phone calls, the questions she asked and the ideas she had we knew we were going to get the ceremony that we wanted. And she sure did deliver!! It was the most heartfelt, thoughtful, personalized ceremony we could have ever asked for. She knew when to add some humor and how to make sure she kept the attention of our guests-it was just perfect! I received so much wonderful feedback from our guests on how great the ceremony was! One even stated that it was the best ceremony they had seen. If you want to have someone who will take the time to get to know you and personalize your ceremony to how you imagined, Maureen is the perfect officiant. We cannot thank her enough for the wonderful job she did! We HIGHLY recommend her.
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Jessie!! Your kinds words really made my day!
Kate
7/11/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maureen Burke did a fantastic job with our ceremony. 4 months before the wedding, my husband and I spent a full day working on the questionnaire that Maureen provided us. The resulting ceremony that she produced based on that questionnaire made our efforts truly worth while. She took everything we provided and made it into a ceremony that was so special and intimate to us that everyone commented on it after the wedding. In the words of one guest -we hated our ceremony so much we couldn't wait to run down the aisle at the end, but yours was so beautiful, you are very lucky. Maureen captured exactly what we wanted from our ceremony -that this was an important day in our lives that was bringing people together. She grasped that we wanted to let people know that this was the joining of families and friendship groups as my husband and I were also forming our own little family and she expressed that beautifully in our ceremony. We are keeping a copy of what she said at our ceremony for the future so that we can look back at it when needed. We are also continuing the wedding tradition that she suggested and started at our ceremony. The love letter box. We have written letters to each other telling prior to the wedding day (saying why we chose to get married and what makes the other special) and we placed them in a special box, with special tea that we chose, so that we can read the letters and drink the tea on our first anniversary. We plan to continue the tradition each year so that we can see how our marriage changes and grows as we move forward in our lives together. Thank you Maureen for making our wedding such a special day and for giving us a tradition that will be something for us to look forward to each year.
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Kate! It's wonderful to know how much you liked the ceremony - and especially the love letter box!
Pamela
6/13/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are extremely happy that we chose Maureen Burke to officiate our wedding. When we met with her for the first time, we found her to be a great listener and knowledgeable to help provide us ideas for our ceremony (and open to our opinions at the same time). We were looking for a non-denominational yet traditional ceremony. Leading up to the ceremony, Maureen guided us to some sources that provided many samples of language for the opening remarks, honoring of friends/family, vows, etc. We found those to be very helpful and chose a few that matched up with the tone we were going for - we then trusted Maureen to draft up the rest of the ceremony. When we received Maureen's draft script, we were blown away and decided to cut a reading that we were wavering on, because the script already touched on all the topics and emotions that we wanted the ceremony to cover. We were very satisfied with the rehearsal run-through and the big day - we received many compliments from our guests about the atmosphere that Maureen created - it was sentimental and warm, with the right amount of lightness and humor, had language that made all guests feel welcome and included, and was well-delivered.
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much! I loved working with you, and am so glad to learn you were so happy with your ceremony.
User4020117

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are so glad we found Maureen to be our officiant. We spoke with Maureen on the phone and in person multiple times before our wedding last month and she designed a beautiful ceremony for us. It was incredibly personal and we received many compliments from our friends and family. She also organized our rehearsal and completed all of the documents necessary for our marriage license. We are so happy with the wedding ceremony we had and would absolutely recommend Maureen for a personal, intimate wedding ceremony!
Stephen
5/23/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maureen is an excellent officiant. My wife and I looked at a lot of officiants and interviewed many of them. The biggest challenge with most officiants is a lack of flexibility. One ceremony, slightly altered for the specific couple. Maureen was much better that. Not only did she customize a service for us, it was really touching and beautiful. In particular, once Maureen got to know us, she had recommendations that we never would have thought of but were perfect for the ceremony and our families. We highly recommend Maureen for a wonderful and memorable wedding ceremony.
Elena
5/16/15
Categories: Officiant
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a great experience working eith Maureen :) When we met in person before our ceremony to begin mapping out our script it all came together organically. She offered advice and helpful feedback on ideas we had as well. Maureen was personable, easy to talk to, and genuine. We loved how the feeling and flow of our ceremony worked out. I would definetly recommend her as your officiant :)
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thanks so much, Elena!
Devon
5/16/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our experience with Maureen was fantastic! We came across her name during a Google search for non-denominational officiants. She has some great reviews, but we still weren’t sure since you just never know. After talking to Maureen on the phone for about 20 minutes, we knew she was the right officiant for us. She is very open, friendly, and well-spoken. My husband and I knew we wanted an original ceremony, not a boring non-personal one like all the others we’d been to over the years. Maureen sent us both a long questionnaire for us to fill out, which included questions like how did you know your partner was the one, why do you want to get married, what does your future look like, etc. We really took our time and sent them back to her about 6 months before our wedding. Maureen took our answers and blended them together for a really wonderful, personal ceremony. She added a ton of different options for the ceremony; some we kept it, some we took out. That was the best part, being able to create our own flow. In the end, we were so excited for our ceremony, since it was all about our relationship, our future, and us. In terms of the nitty gritty, her price was reasonable and she attended the rehearsal as well as the ceremony, obviously. She was available to answers questions throughout our entire engagement, which was very helpful and comforting. I HIGHLY recommend Maureen Burke!
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Hi, Devon! Thank you so much for such a nice review. I loved working with you and Ken, and am grateful you chose me to be your officiant!
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Officiant
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
DC, DE, MD, VA
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