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Officiant in Kingston, New York,
(845) 750-9888
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  • 68 Reviews


    Jessica Staiger

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  • Rev Stu was EVERYTHING we could of asked it. From the moment we met Stu we knew we wanted him to officiant our wedding. His personality & sense of humor from day one said it all. We went over everything we would have liked in detail through FaceTime, which was very quick and efficient for us. Everything he drew up for a final draft was perfect and exactly what we wanted. Short, sweet, to the point & with a sense of humor. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Rev Stu!

    Priscilla Castillo

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  • So when it was time to find an officiant to marry me and my husband I didn’t know where to start until I found Hudson valley officiants and started to read reviews I came across Rev. Stuart and so many mentioned how he had a great sense of humor that automatically caught my attention we FaceTime a few times which was very convenient but the first time I spoke with him I already knew he was the one just thru his way of being his personality I couldn’t have made a better choice we loved our ceremony thank you Rev Stuart!

    Kimberly Reyes

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  • We hired reverend Stu for our wedding this past August and we could not have made a better choice. Reverend Stuart, my now husband and myself had a few FaceTime calls prior to the wedding for him to get to know us and our story a little better so he could write a ceremony that was truly catered to us individually. It had the standard, classic pieces we wanted, but he also added small bits and pieces that made it really special and unique. He sent it to us before hand to proofread and I had tears in my eyes. It was perfect. Everyone loved his ceremony, especially us! Reverend Stuart kept it interesting and kept us smiling and laughing as well as all of our guests, instead of putting them to sleep like at some ceremonies. I highly recommend reverend Stuart!

    Alyssa Gullo

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  • Where do I even begin?! Reverend Stuart was absolutely incredible at every level. He was personable, spiritual, professional and a wonderful human being. After marrying my younger sister and my brother in law, I knew he was special and I wanted him to perform my ceremony one day when I met my soulmate. The way he delivers the ceremony is absolutely perfect and magical After we talked to him the first time via FaceTime, we knew we wanted him to perform our ceremony and marry us. He made everything so easy and perfect. Anytime we wanted to talk to him he was available and was so personable and warm God bless Revered Stuart. When we renew our vows at 10 years we know who we will be calling. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Reverend Stuart.

    blair caswell

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  • Reverend Stuart was amazing. When my husband and I got off FaceTime after meeting Reverend Stuart for the first time, we both said "I like him." Since we moved across the country, we never met Reverend Stuart until the day of our wedding..crazy! But throughout the planning process, he was open to face timing, del with the time change, and always answered emails timely (and I sent a lot!). When he sent us the rough draft of our ceremony, I cried reading it. The rough draft was the final copy, no changes needed. He knew us just from a few short meetings, wrote an amazing ceremony and even when I was crying during the ceremony he would say something to make me laugh. He truly was great. He didn't rush the ceremony but also didn't drag it on. He kept it short, sweet and simple. I would definitely recommend him!

    Michael Imhoff

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  • Rev. Stu was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! You won't find anyone more sweet, caring and attentive than him. We wanted a non-religious ceremony, and Stu went above and beyond to write us a ceremony that was true to us as a couple. It was so beautiful and sentimental, and funny too! A perfect reflection of us. My wife was so nervous to stand in front of a whole room of people for our ceremony, but Rev. Stu was incredibly patient, and gave her tips to help her stand up there without feeling so nervous. He was able to take a part of the wedding we were the most nervous about and turn it into the highlight of our wedding! We had guests that day (and for weeks after) coming up to us saying the ceremony was their favorite part of the whole wedding (with comments like "and I NEVER say that" or "and I never cry at weddings, but I cried at yours!"). It was our favorite part of the day, and Rev. Stu helped make memories we won't forget for our entire lifetimes.

    Julie Manzo

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  • When my husband and I were looking for a wedding officiant we didn’t know where to start to who to trust with this important task. We found Hudson Valley Ceremonies online. We read through some reviews and liked how responsive the company was with our inquires. We read several of the biographies of the officiants they provide and really liked Rev Stuarts. We facetimed with him a few times and we really liked his personality and his sense of humor. We discussed everything that was important to us as a couple and really wanted the ceremony to fit us. Rev Stuart did a fantastic job writing our ceremony. He really listened to what we wanted and it was perfect! My husband and I are not religious and we wanted the ceremony to be more about us as a couple and the love and friendship we share. The ceremony was sentimental, sweet, personal, and at times funny! It was exactly what we wanted. He even did a more unique Celtic ring ceremony that our guests loved! Reverend Stuart was pr... Read more

    Krysten and Mike Rodrigues

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  • Reverend Stu married my sister-in-law as well as re-married my mother-in-law. At my mother-in-law’s wedding in 2014, Reverend Stu gave us his card and said, “For whenever you guys are ready.” When my husband and I got engaged in 2017, we knew right away who we wanted to officiate our ceremony. Reverend Stu is passionate about his work and it shows throughout the planning process. He takes the time to get to know you as a unit and what matters most to the both of you as well as what each of your values are in order to create a ceremony that will be unforgettable by you and your guests. It was easy brainstorming ideas with him to incorporate little touches that would give meaning to you and your families. We are both not religious (I was raised Catholic and my husband’s family is primarily Baptist), but it was important to us that our families felt connected and knew just how much being raised by them the way we were meant more to us than could ever be conveyed – after all, ... Read more

    Taylor

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  • Rev Stu was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He knew exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony and was super helpful with his suggestions. He was able to personalize our ceremony so it came out perfectly. We wanted a short yet sentimental ceremony and Stu delivered! The day of he also provided a print of our vows which was so amazing! Definitely recommend to all future brides!

    Enrica

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  • My husband and I knew Stu from growing up in the Woodstock area and always knew him as a fun, talented, and caring member of the local community. When we saw his name while looking for someone to officiate our Wedding at Onteora Mountain House, we recognized him immediately and knew he would just be the perfect fit. Neither my husband nor I are religious (although his mother's family is Jewish and I was raised in family of Italian catholics), so we knew we wanted a ceremony that respected all Faiths while remaining Agnostic. We had an initial meeting with Stu via Skype where we got to know him and learn about what he does -- he has a commitment to delivering a high-quality "show" that will pack an emotional punch while remaining light hearted and sweet. He has pages and pages of beautifully-worded, carefully-crafted ceremony ideas to help get you started in planning your ceremony. More than anything, his ceremony ideas showed us that he was able to create the perfect vibe for a cer... Read more

    Jenn & Mikey

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  • Rev. Stu was awesome! My brother used him and we loved him so much, we hired him too! We wanted a meaningful, yet simple and light ceremony and that's just what he gave us! He met with us before hand to get to know us a little and he put together the perfect ceremony!! We wouldn't have changed a thing! He kept it light, added some humor, but made our moment special! Everyone raved about how great he was! We would highly reccomend him to anyone!!! Thanks again, Rev. Stu!

    Emily

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  • Rev Stu was an absolutely wonderful part of our wedding day. He created a beautiful, intimate, and personalized ceremony and made sure that we were happy every step of the way. He'll work with you to make the exact type of ceremony you're looking for and make you feel comfortable and welcomed while doing so. We got so many compliments about our ceremony and Rev Stu specifically from our friends and family. You'll be so glad if you choose him!

    Kelly

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  • Rev Stuart was absolutely wonderful every step of the way! All of our guests loved him! He made the ceremony fun and really put our nerves, mine especially, at ease! I highly recommend him!

    Candice

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  • Rev Stuart gave us the perfect short and intimate ceremony that we were looking for. My husband and I chose to the the Friend Officiates package through Hudson Valley Ceremonies - this allowed us to have a close friend of the family do a reading at our ceremony but we also had a small elopement style ceremony for just us and our parents to see. It may have been unconventional but it was what we really wanted. The ceremony he provided was meaningful but also upbeat and fun. Your wedding will fly by before you know it, so for us, it was important that we got to have a small moment together before the madness and Rev Stuart made this happen in the best way!

    Britton

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  • Rev Stu did a fantastic job with our ceremony. His lighthearted approach kept us smiling and laughing the whole time, and he helped us create a customized ceremony that involved our parents, and integrated the cultures from both sides of the family. Everyone felt included, and it was wonderful. Thank you!!
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