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Officiant in Natick, Massachusetts,

Jewish & Interfaith Weddings by Rabbi Robin Sparr

29 Porter Road
Natick, Massachusetts, MA
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(508) 650-8894
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 17 Reviews


    User5145743

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  • My wife and I were incredibly lucky to have Rabbi Sparr officiate our wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, CT. Her bio reads as true as she is. We are a same-sex Jewish and interfaith couple, so it was hard for us to find a Rabbi who would officiant our wedding. After our initial phone call Rabbi Sparr, we knew right away that she was perfect for us. She was responsive, dedicated, detailed, organized and supportive. She had many documents/resources to help us create a meaningful ceremony. She also officiated our Ketubah ceremony with our family and friends.There was not a dry eye in the audience and we absolutely loved our ceremony! Highly recommend!

    Megan

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  • Rabbi Sparr did our wedding on Sunday, October 21st 2018 and she was fantastic. We had a few meetings with her beforehand and it was very comfortable and she is very open to alternative lifestyles and is very funny. She even had a tissue ready for me since I was balling like a baby because I was so happy during the ceremony! What I didn't expect was her singing voice. When she did the Jewish sections she sang so beautifully and It was very special.

    User6013572

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  • Rabbi Robin is absolutely fantastic. She helped us to construct a deeply meaningful Jewish-ish wedding that set the stage for the most wonderful event of our lives. People say that, 'cause, lord, one imagines that it is possible and hopes it will happen for them...but for us it was and a lot of credit goes to finding the perfect Rabbi for us. It turns out just having a Jewish wedding when marrying a non-Jew with no interest in converting is hard to do. We searched for Rabbis and were lucky enough to find someone who exceeded our expectations in every way. Rabbi Robin was flexible with our busy medical school schedule, meeting with us in an evening at her home and doing video chats for both a first meeting and follow up ones. She took my call in a moment of crisis about a more religious family member not interested in participating in a blessing. She was reassuring and available. Most importantly, she gave just the right amount structure and support to what was a pretty trad... Read more

    abby

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  • The ceremony that we created with Rabbi Sparr was my favorite part of our entire wedding. My husband and I wanted to create a romantic, joyful ceremony that celebrated my Jewish culture and also integrated my husband's Catholic background. Rabbi Sparr was easy to communicate with on Skype, email, phone, and we also had a great in-person meeting. She provided an outline and made suggestions based on our preferences and provided a lot of material for us to use as a source for readings, as well as helpful checklists to prepare for our day and gave feedback on the vows we wrote. On the day of our wedding Rabbi Sparr was relaxed and calm and that made us feel so comfortable. The ceremony was lighthearted, spiritual, and romantic. She has a beautiful singing voice. We got such great feedback from our guests that the ceremony was so "us." We laughed, we cried, it was amazing! Can't ask for much more! It was a pleasure working with Rabbi Sparr and I highly recommend her as a wedding officiant.

    Rhonda

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  • Cantor Sparr was great. She was friendly and easy to work with. She made the process simple and the ceremony memorable. I had more than one person come up to me to let me know how wonderful they thought she was. Couldn't have wished for anything better.

    Diana

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  • We LOVE Cantor Sparr!!! She was SUCH an integral part of our wedding, and made it the magical day that we had dreamed of. We had a blast at every pre-wedding meeting, and she helped us through every step of the way. We were pretty overwhelmed by planning the wedding at first, but she made everything really clear and the whole process was easy and fun. The service that she prepared especially for us was so beautiful -- I loved that she used SO much information about our history and us as a couple and weaved it into the service. All night at the party, our friends and family were telling us what an incredible service we had. I can't thank Cantor Sparr enough for helping make our wedding so beautiful and meaningful.

    David

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  • Ok, full disclosure right from the top. As you might have guessed from my name, Robin is a relative of mine - a second cousin, to be exact. In the past she has officiated at the weddings of two of my cousins, and last summer, at my own. So while I can't claim complete objectivity, I can still attest that in overhearing comments by other guests who had no personal connection to Robin, there was a consistent consensus that the her ceremonies are infused with a genuine warmth, a relaxed sense of humor that puts everyone at ease, and a deep spirituality - all of which combine to make for an unforgettable experience for the bride and groom and their family and friends. Her professionalism and organizational skills make her a delight to work with in the planning stages as well. She asks insightful questions, and is able to get a real and intimate feel for each couple, so that each ceremony is unique and personal - and not at all formulaic. Finally, it should be noted that she has ... Read more

    User2332908

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  • Cantor Robin Sparr-Rothman conducted my daughters Baby Naming and did a wonderful job! She is warm, caring, has a great sense of humor, and has a beautiful singing voice. It could not have gone any better. I received many compliments on Cantor Robin and the ceremony from all my guests. I would recommend her services to anyone!

    Adam

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  • Cantor Robin was recommended by a family friend for our interfaith Catholic/Jewish ceremony. She was incredibly flexible, positive, and warm-hearted. We had some stumbles in planning our wedding, but Cantor Robin was always there to provide suggestions and reassurance that our ceremony was going to beautiful. Our wedding was everything we could have wanted and it was all thanks to Cantor Robin for bringing the ceremony together for us.

    Jennifer

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  • Rabbi Sparr is great to work with! She made planning our interfaith wedding so easy. She was crystal clear about all the parts that went into a Jewish wedding and if we wanted to remove something she gave us the right info on why it was done in a wedding and sometimes that changed our minds and we kept a part. If we decided to continue on with removing an item she didn't challenge us and allowed us to craft a ceremony that fit our unique needs. She was also very flexible with us and our challenging schedules - even meeting with us last minute in her home when a winter storm changed our plans. Everyone told us how beautiful our ceremony was and our friends and family are still talking about it several weeks after our wedding. We really feel that we made such a good choice in choosing Rabbi Sparr to officiate our wedding, most people look forward to their reception and remember that but for us - our ceremony was the best and most special part of our wedding.

    Kimberly

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  • Rabbi Sparr was absolutely amazing! We found her after we had a failed attempt with another Rabbi to make my husband (who is Catholic) and myself (Reformed Jewish) feel comfortable about having an interfaith wedding. Rabbi Sparr made both of us feel at ease and worked so well with my husbands Priest from his childhood. It truly was a dream to have her and have the ceremony of our dreams. It was so special and unique. Everyone complimented us on how great it was and how it was meaningful to both of us and our faiths. She was calm and collected and had everything under control the day of the wedding. It was perfect and we cannot thank her enough for her guidance and support and look forward to a continued relationship with her.

    User3367000

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  • Rabbi Robin Sparr prepared us for and officiated our Jewish wedding ceremony this past April. She was very helpful in learning the customs and traditions involved in a Jewish wedding. Being Roman Catholic and my husband non practicing Jewish we had a lot to learn. Rabbi Robin was knowledgeable and helpful to complete all of the necessary steps leading up to the ceremony and helped us the day of the ceremony as well. She was very open to creating a ceremony that we felt comfortable with by having us pick readings, blessings and words that spoke to us and reflected us as a couple.

    User3528362

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  • She created a lovely, personalized, memorable ceremony. She is a wonderful singer. She is expensive, but definitely worth it.

    Anna

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  • My husband was raised in an Conservative home, while I was raised in a half Jewish home. His parents had many demands of us, including having a Jewish ceremony that reflected many Conservative/Orthodox traditions and values. Conservative Rabbis turned us away and made me feel horrible about my Jewish identity, but Cantor Robin did not. She affirmed my faith and my identity, and she made me feel like a valuable part of the Jewish Community (something that I had always felt until I began looking for an officient). Cantor Robin was kind, thoughtful, and responsive to our unique needs. She gave us many options for our ceremony, allowed us to customize our ceremony in way that truly reflected our beliefs, and supported us no matter what we choose. She was flexible with her time and met with us over the phone since we lived out of state. I did not think that I would find an officient who really knew and understood me like Cantor Robin did, but we connected easily and quickly. Most of all,... Read more

    User4800664

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  • Our experience with Rabbi Sparr can be summed up in three bullet points: 1) She did not respond to calls/emails for a month after our initial conversation during which she promised to provide us with a contract; 2) She lost her file on us, and we had to repeat information we already provided her; 3) She failed to show up to our wedding, leaving us on the day of the event scrambling to find a replacement. Rabbi Sparr started indicating her concern regarding the wedding as the forecast indicated that there would be a blizzard in Boston that weekend. For the record, weather reports indicated the snow would finish in the morning and that the weather would be calm by the time of the wedding, scheduled for 6:30pm. Additionally, all of the other vendors, as well as the venue itself had confirmed that they were all set to go and would allot additional time to arrive if road conditions made it necessary. Rabbi Sparr called our venue, and ended up hanging up on our wedding coordinator, after ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks for your feedback. I'm so sorry that, due to the blizzard and hazardous road conditions that continued throughout the day and evening of your wedding, I was unable to safely drive to your location for your ceremony. This was the only time I've missed a ceremony in over 20 years as clergy. I am so glad to hear that you were able to find someone else to officiate for you. I’m very disappointed that you feel your overall experience with me was negative, and that so much of your review contains misrepresentations. I never hung up on your planner; on the contrary, I had a pleasant and productive conversation with her. I did assure you early on that your date was secure even though I would be unable to prepare your agreement immediately due to the impending Jewish holy days. Throughout the planning process, I accommodated your ever-changing schedules as much as was possible. I also let you know a few days ahead of time that the weather forecast was dour, and expressed concerns about the date. Although the venue offered you alternate dates because of the blizzard, you proceeded as planned, and I am deeply sorry I could not get to you safely. I did provide significant counseling and guidance through the many hurdles you both faced in your relationships with your families, friends and with one another, and also with some of your logistics, and strove to do an excellent job. I also did everything in my power to make it possible for your ceremony to take place without me, including sending you the complete word-for-word ceremony and "stage directions" so that another person on site could lead you through the rituals. My comments regarding your already being legally married were to the point that someone other than clergy could step into this role. Please know that I wish you every blessing and happiness in your marriage, and am genuinely happy that you were able to celebrate the day mostly as planned.

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