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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
Mary
5/30/12
Categories: Officiant
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maureen was a fantastic officiant, I can't imagine a situation where I wouldn't recommend her. She took a lot of time walking my husband and I though the process, suggesting ideas, understanding our preferences and backgrounds, and ultimately writing a beautiful ceremony that others commented on long afterward. We are both very appreciative for the time and effort she put into the ceremony, she really made it unique, special and a treasured memory.
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Mary. It was a pleasure to work with you!
Christina
5/27/12
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maureen Burke was recommended to me by another officiant who happened to be unavailable on the date of my wedding. This turned out to be a great blessing in disguise because my husband and I absolutely loved working with Maureen. We found her process of writing our wedding ceremony very meaningful and much more personalized than we had originally imagined. She was so flexible with her phrasing, and she re-worded certain areas exactly the way we wanted them until every sentence was just right. The end result was a wedding ceremony that truly represented us as a couple - every single word truly meant something to us. Overall, we couldn't have made a better choice and I can't recommend Maureen enough. She was very responsive and helpful over the phone and by email leading up to the wedding, always available when we needed her. On the day of she was relaxed and prepared, and her calming presence was a great relief during the stressful moments before walking down the aisle. And afterwards, I couldn't even count the compliments we got from our guests on how beautiful and personal our ceremony was - how it totally fit US as a couple. If you're looking for someone to help make your ceremony unique, meaningful, and completely about your relationship, look no further. Maureen is wonderful!
Jenny
5/26/12
Categories: Officiant
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We would definitely recommend Maureen as a celebrant! We knew what kind of ceremony we wanted - nonsecular but with some traditional elements - but we didn't have a clue how to put it together and in words. Maureen provided plenty of ideas, including traditional rituals and readings. She wrote a very personal and unique ceremony that really gave our guests an idea of our relationship and what our marriage means to us. So many of our relatives and friends told us after the ceremony just how special and intimate the ceremony was. She really made the day. It took a little bit more time to get the script of the ceremony together the weeks before the wedding, but we couldn't have been happier once we received it. Maureen was so flexible when it came to our changes, and the final ceremony was perfect!
Ivy
5/19/12
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maureen did a wonderful job with our ceremony. She incorporated all of our ideas and really made our ceremony special... she even added a last minute request 30 minutes before the wedding. Maureen made our day very special and memorable. Thank you!
User2907121

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Months later our friends and family are still talking about how great Maureen and our ceremony were. She wrote a beautiful ceremony that reflected our love for each other and all of our goofiness. She was a great help when we wrote our vows, quickly responding to our emails. I highly recommend her for other couples getting married in the DC area.
Shelagh
5/14/11
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I would wholeheartedly recommend Maureen as a wedding officiant! She wrote an absolutely beautiful ceremony for us, working with us every step of the way so that the ceremony felt immensely personal and true to us. She was responsive and prompt throughout the process, and made sure that she knew and understood us both as individuals and as a couple before writing our ceremony. She was a calming presence on the day of the wedding, and I received such glowing feedback about her from friends and family after the wedding. Maureen is a wonderful officiant who made a special day even more special for us.
Orialys & Cristal
4/30/11
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Finding the right officiant for our wedding ceremony was extremely important to us, and not so simple being a female same-sex couple with high standards. Maureen was an Angel sent to us to celebrate our union and to create the most intimate and beautiful ceremony ever. Our one-year anniversary passed recently and we have been thinking and talking so much about the wedding, the ceremony, I had to write a review. One of the things our friends and family still compliment most is our ceremony. It was the most genuine any of them have ever experienced. Maureen got to know us. She reached in and we felt comfortable opening up. She listened. She connected with the important things in both our lives. She spoke in such a way that our guest felt every word. We are from Miami, Florida and communications leading up to the wedding were always accessible. During our 1st visit to DC she met us at the hotel making it very convenient and easy. We connected with her right away and felt her soothing energy was exactly what we wanted (and needed on that day!). She was very reasonably priced and was able to facilitate resolving matters while we were in Miami. After some homework she came back to us with a unique wedding ceremony tailored just for us, with all the elements we wanted- we did not change a word. She gets to know you, she listens, and she delivers the most heart-felt personable wedding you could imagine. One last thing, she said a few words to us at some point during our rehearsal that we still remember to this day. She could see the stress we were going through and found words to ground us. There is a wedding picture that reminds us of those brilliantly wise words. Maureen will never be forgotten; our ceremony really made our wedding day that much more meaningful and just perfect. Don’t think twice, give her a call. When you meet her, you will see. Thank us later ☺
Alison
10/22/10
Categories: Officiant
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I had a little bit of a scare when our officiant got accepted into grad school in London and was no longer able to perform our ceremony. Maureen was recommended to us by another officiant and she turned out to be wonderful! Our ceremony was perfect, it fit us and was exactly what we wanted. Maureen was incredibly nice and professional, and very reasonably priced. We had a little bit of trouble getting in contact at first, played a little bit of phone tag, but everything worked out in the end.
User892150

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maureen made our celebration very personal and meaningful. She took several steps to get to know us and allowed us to help to design a ceremony that perfectly reflected our style and our relationship. We each filled out a questionaire, then we met in person with Maureen so she could really get a sense of us as a couple and our relationship. She was very helpful with logistics and was the perfect presence and officiant for our big day! We highly recommend her, especially if your situation is like ours--we are spiritual, not religious, and wanted something thoughtful and meaningful that we will remember for a lifetime!
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thank you! It was my pleasure!
User2969668

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We absolutely loved working with Maureen! She brought a lot of experience, insight, hard work and passion to the table when we worked with her to write our ceremony. In the end, she created a very meaningful and personalized ceremony for us that was both funny, emotional and absolutely perfect. The ceremony reflected stories from our life together, funny and poignant anecdotes, and meaningful readings that she helped us find. Our wedding guests commented later on how intimate, emotional and meaningful the ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted. We highly recommend hiring Maureen as your wedding celebrant if you want to create something that is meaningful, memorable, and unique to the two of you.
Maureen Burke Ceremonies responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much! It was a joy to work with you, and to conduct your ceremony.
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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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