“When we look back at the photos from the wedding ceremony, we are grinning from ear to ear. The proceeding was romantic, eloquent and exactly what we had hoped for. The Judge listened to all of our expectations and desires and delivered even more! We highly recommend a Supreme Court Justice to preside over a wedding ceremony.”

Pooja P. & Daniel R. Virtual Ceremony

"I honestly don't have words tp describe how amazing JUDGES FOR LOVE, especially Iris and Judge Marrus are! They handled everything perfectly. Because of COVID-19, we decided on having a small wedding and my family joining on a Zoom call from India. JUDGES FOR LOVE helped us through everything...Not once did we feel lost or confused. Judge Marrus did a splendid job, turning the ceremony into a heartfelt, cheery, emotional and funny event! Everyone loved it...If you want your perfect ceremony, just the way you dreamed, I wholeheartedly recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE. "

Andrea & Jonathan M. Virtual Ceremony

"When our long-planned wedding was postponed, we were bummed out. But then, we decided to turn lemons into lemonade and get married on our original date with a virtual ceremony. We hired JUDGES FOR LOVE and are so glad we did. Iris worked through helping me with issue I encountered with getting the license through NYC Project Cupid. Judge Marrus performed a truly lovely ceremony over Zoom and our friends and family were able to share the moment with us! JUDGES FOR LOVE did so much to make the day truly memorable for my new husband and me!!"

Veronica & Patryk M. New York, NY

"Judge Marrus and Iris helped make our dream of a Central Park wedding on New Year's Day a reality! From our first consult with Judge Marrus, we were surprised at how easily we all laughed together. He took the time to get to know us and we knew immediately we wanted him to officiate our wedding. His approach carries both the gravitas of a Supreme Court Justice and the caring of a person passionate about helping couples experience the happiest moment of their lives. We feel immense gratitude to Judges For Love and are still moved to tears by how special Judge Marrus made the ceremony!! Thank you!"

Maureen O. & Doug E. Queens, NY

"My husband and I had a wonderful experience with JUDGES FOR LOVE. Iris contacted us immediately and arranged to have Judge Pat Henry perform our ceremony. Judge Henry was warm, friendly and worked with us to create a perfect ceremony. I highly recommend using JUDGES FOR LOVE!"

William & Samantha T. Locust Valley, NY

"Anyone who is looking for a Judge or officiant to perform their wedding should look no further! JUDGES FOR LOVE exceeded absolutely all of our expectations, even during these super challenging times of Covid 19. Iris is available day and night to answer any questions. She helped us obtain our marriage certificate when we had trouble in New York City. Judge Marrus was fantastic. He spoke to us multiple times before the ceremony to learn details he could incorporate during the ceremony and asked our opinion to make sure everything was exactly as we wanted. You will not be disappointed if you hire JUDGES FOR LOVE!"

Caitlin & Chris N. Syracuse, NY

"I don't know where to begin. Judges For Love was THE best, easiest and kindest vendor out there. Iris was easy to work with and she matched us with Judge John Brunetti who could not have been more of a perfect fit. He took the time to get to know us as a couple and made our ceremony so special. Judges For Love is great and I would recommend it to anyone!"

Yidan & Xinyang Central Park ,NYC

"Judge Marrus and Iris are so wonderful in helping us; all of my friends and family were impressed! They were responsive, warm, flexible and responsible. Best decision for my wedding ever!"

Rachel & Matthew M. Poughkeepsie, NY

"Judge Sheryl Parker officiated our wedding and we couldn't be happier. she did such a wonderful job and was a pleasure to work with. We can't recommend Judges For Love enough!"

Jamie & Matthew C. Delhi, NY

"I am so happy I found Judges For Love online! Iris was so helpful and kind through every step of the process. Judge William McCarthy was very friendly and made the process easy. He did a great job and captured exactly what we wanted for our ceremony. I highly recommend Judges For Love!"

Cora & Pravir S. New York, NY

"We had the ceremony of our dreams thanks to Judges For Love. Both Judge Marrus and Iris were an absolute delight to work with. Both were so responsive to us whenever we had a question. They truly care and have a passion for their work. They both felt like family by the time our wedding day arrived! We continue to receive compliments on our ceremony particularly praises for Judge Marrus whose officiating impressed and greatly delighted our guests. Thank you Judges For Love for making our ceremony a dream come true.

Christine & Eric J. New York, NY

"If you are looking for someone to marry you, look no further. Iris and Judge Patricia Henry were a dream to work with. Iris was always prompt and clear with her communication and I never worried. Judge Henry was so gracious with her time; we had two separate hour long phone calls to get to know each other and to solidify ceremony contents. She gave a beautiful speech about us and our guests loved what she said and many asked for copies of the vows Judge Henry wrote, for their own ceremonies! We absolutely adore Judge Henry and I cannot recommend Judges For Love enough!"

Cornelia & Peter New York, NY

"My husband and I were sincerely blessed to have found Judges for Love. Despite short notice, Iris and Judge Marrus were absolutely lovely and incredibly supportive throughout the arrangements. They made our wedding so deeply moving and personal that I am literally tearing up as I write this. ...They are gracious, witty, warm and lovely people... who truly made our day perfect. Long may they reign!"

Samantha & Brandon S. New York, NY

"I cannot say enough about Judges For Love. Iris is such an absolute pleasure to work with. She is warm, passionate, and cares about what they do and you feel secure working with her. My judge was The Honorable Patricia Henry and she was AWESOME on our wedding day-- calm, collected, and extremely kind. She is like family! I would definitely choose JFL for your New York City wedding."

Livet & Jean R. Queens, NY

"Words cannot describe how amazing Judge Marrus is. Thanks to Judge Marrus our ceremony was just perfect. It was short and sweet with lots of humor and he made our day feel welcoming and special. He even did part of our ceremony in Spanish! I highly recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE! We love Judge Marrus and you will too!"

Daniel & Mario Queens, NY

"JUDGES FOR LOVE was an absolute gem of a find for our same-sex wedding. It is such an auspicious opportunity and honor to be able to be married by a retired New York State Supreme Court Justice and Judge Alan Marrus provided us with a ceremony that people can't stop talking about days later. It was light-hearted, extremely personal and sincere, and emotionally moving all at once. Iris, who runs the company, was always available within minutes and is warm and lovely. JUDGES FOR LOVE understood how we felt. You can tell the pride they take in the services they provide to their clients. It's a true act of love and not just a business for them. Stop your search and contact Iris now."

Regan & Huan N. New Rochelle, NY

"WOW!!! Judge Marrus and JUDGES FOR LOVE was the best decision my husband and I ever made! Everything was absolutely PERFECT! Judge Marrus and Iris are two of the nicest people we have ever met. They are so easy to work with and take the time to really get to know you to make your wedding ceremony exactly how you want it. Judge Marrus was the perfect combination of romantic, personal and funny. Our guests couldn't stop telling us how much they loved our ceremony. JUDGES FOR LOVE IS AMAZING!"

Taylor & Dave W. Syracuse, NY

"We had a great experience working with Iris and Judge Brunetti. The Judge put together a perfect ceremony and it was exactly what we were hoping for. He was very accommodating and gave us the opportunity to talk via phone on multiple occasions to ensure that he had personal stories to add to the ceremony. He captured our relationship perfectly and we could not be happier. We highly recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE."

Richard O. Cooperstown, NY

"Recently our daughter was married in upstate New York at a grand hotel and wanted a classic civil ceremony. We were fortunate to find JUDGES FOR LOVE! Iris was fantastic to work with and paired us with Judge Suzanne Mondo. Judge Mondo worked with the bride and groom to create a ceremony that traced the path of their love and reflected the joy and happiness of this special day. It was a perfect ceremony!! We highly recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE, especially Judge Mondo!"

Matthew & Nancy F. Brooklyn, NY

"Judge Marrus and his wife, Iris, were truly a wonderful part of our wedding. From the moment we contacted them, they were responsive, listened to our requests, set follow-up calls and were true professionals. Judge Marrus created a perfect story to share during our ceremony and our guests laughed and cried and told us that they loved every minute. We highly recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE!"

Robin & Chuck B. New York City

“Having a Supreme Court Justice preside at our wedding ceremony gave it the grace and dignity often lacking from weddings presided over by persons ‘ordained’ for the occasion. The Judge was witty but also dignified and added just the right personal touch we wanted. Having the honor of a Justice of the Supreme Court marry us was fabulous. Thank you for making our wedding the most memorable and special occasion of our lives.”

Sara & Timothy V. Brooklyn, NY

"Our wedding ceremony was the best moment of my life. Judge Marrus made it extra special with his sense of humor, attention to detail and lovely personality. Our guests talked about how amazing he was for weeks after the wedding"

Stephanie & George U. Cold Spring, NY

"At first connection, we spoke with Iris, the CEO of JUDGES FOR LOVE. She was so lovely. She read up on how my husband and I met and became engaged. We felt so comfortable we asked to book our December wedding. After speaking to Judge Marrus, we determined he was equally kind, funny and attentive. He made our wedding ceremony memorable. Our guests appreciated how personal the ceremony was. Thank you so much, Judge Marrus!! Love, the new Mr. and Mrs. :) "

Madeline & Jason M. Pulaski, NY

"We were so happy with our choice to use JUDGES FOR LOVE!! Judge Brunetti really got to know my husband and me. He gave a ceremony of perfect length that was personal and made our family laugh and cry. My husband and I loved both the ceremony and the attention we were given throughout the whole process. Iris is fantastic and made sure to get back to us quickly when we had questions. I would highly recommend this service. Thanks JUDGES FOR LOVE!"

Halley & Todd A. Washington, D.C.

"We just had JUDGES FOR LOVE marry us in Washington, D.C. and it was amazing. Our ceremony was the best part of the day. Judge Marrus talked with us extensively before the wedding to plan our perfect ceremony. The ceremony was low key yet dignified with vows that were touching, modern and so well-composed. I was surprised at how much it moved me to say them during the wedding. I can’t recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE enough-- we are so happy we chose them."

Raleigh & Yony A. New York, NY

"JUDGES FOR LOVE is an extremely professional company and we highly recommend them. We hit it off with Iris right away. She was warm and very responsive. We had two calls with Judge Marrus, in which he learned about us and what we wanted for our ceremony. The day of the event, he arrived early and did not disappoint. He officiated our wedding and it was PERFECT. Our families loved him. So glad we did it."

Anita & Philip Y. New York, NY

"I am so glad we chose JUDGES FOR LOVE and got Judge Alan Marrus to officiate our ceremony. He was not only thorough as he got to know us but was very helpful with our questions, the paperwork and the administrative side. We wanted a simple ceremony and he created one with the right mix of thoughtfulness, eloquence, humor and seriousness. As good as Judge Marrus was, perhaps Iris was even better! She was the main contact who set things up and was a real pleasure- very professional, prompt, courteous, helpful and understanding. We were in good hands! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking to get married."

John H. & Chris P. Brooklyn, NY

"This was a great way to make a small, no fuss wedding more special than what you would get at Borough Hall. Communication was smooth and swift throughout the process and Judge Marrus really enjoyed getting to know us. We wanted a ceremony with a combination of gravitas and humor and he really did pull it off. He was super comfortable with a same-sex ceremony. I highly recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE and think Judge Marrus is a great guy!"

Kelly & Susan Briarcliff, NY

"Judge Marrus performed ur wedding ceremony this summer and it was fun and hassle-free. His kindness and calm demeanor were exactly what we were looking for. He customized our ceremony and helped us realize our vision for a meaningful transformation of our relationship. We couldn't have made a better choice for our LGBTQ wedding."

Harry & Rosalynne C. New York, NY

"My wife and I had the pleasure and honor of having our wedding ceremony performed by a Justice of the Brooklyn Supreme Court. It was a wonderful experience that made the day that much more special. The Judge spoke eloquently on our behalf and made everyone in attendance feel they were a part of the ceremony. We would highly recommend having a Judge perform the ceremony, as it will add joy to an already joyous day."

Drew & Urmi B. New York, NY

“The Judge was the ‘cherry on top’ of a beautiful wedding. To this day, guests tell us it was one of the finest weddings they had ever attended. Having the judge perform the ceremony made all the difference.“

Lorin & Lara W. New York, NY

“The Judge set the gold standard for a most memorable and happy wedding day. His remarks were sensitive, heartfelt, inspirational, at times poetic and appropriately laced with humor. The occasion was filled with warmth and love.”

Michael & Gabriella T. Brooklyn, NY

“When we look back at the photos from the wedding ceremony, we are grinning from ear to ear. The proceeding was romantic, eloquent and exactly what we had hoped for. The Judge listened to all of our expectations and desires and delivered even more! We highly recommend a Supreme Court Justice to preside over a wedding ceremony.”

Burt & Barbara A. New York, NY

“Our Judge’s ability to convey the seriousness of the event in simple but uplifting language made our wedding ceremony perfect. We owe the judge a debt of gratitude for the profound and insightful words that conveyed the true meaning of our marriage commitment.”

Steven & Alexandra M. New York, NY

“Judge Marrus helped us come up with the perfect ceremony. He's a friendly, warm, and great person who is clear from the beginning that he wants to help provide a meaningful and personal ceremony. I would definitely recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE.”

Milo & Sam New York, NY

“So glad we chose JUDGES FOR LOVE for our ceremony. As a same sex couple we wanted to make sure everything was legal. Judge Marrus was delightful to work with, especially on such short notice, we reached out a week before the ceremony!”

Erin & Yenal O. Hudson Valley, NY

"Judge Marrus was everything we could've wished for with an officiant. He really made our ceremony personal, with the right touch of humor, but yet traditional and dignified. JUDGES FOR LOVE made everything stress-free. What more could you ask for when planning a wedding? Highly recommend!

Kara & Jerry V. Pearl River, NY

" As an interfaith couple, we were looking for a non-religious professional officiant who would incorporate traditions from each faith. Judge Marrus did an outstanding job! Our ceremony was spot-on! We highly recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE!"

Michelle & Sonny Y. Milford, NY

"After a lot of research and interviews we had JUDGES FOR LOVE officiate at our wedding ceremony. We could not be happier! During each step of the way, we felt at ease knowing every aspect of our wedding was taken care-of. Iris was kind and responsive and made the process simple. Judge Parker was FANTASTIC. It was like we had a family member conducting our ceremony. We are so glad we went with JUDGES FOR LOVE!"

Maryann & Aaron M. Hudson, NY

"Judge Marrus was the perfect officiant for our wedding. He made our ceremony exactly how we envisioned it: casual, funny and non-denominational. Our ceremony was in the perfect hands. Our guests loved the little details. Most importantly he helped set a serious and dignified tone that we wanted. I'm so pleased with how the ceremony turned out and feel confident recommending JUDGES FOR LOVE to anyone.

Jasmine & Paris L. Brooklyn, NY

"Judge Patricia Henry married us and she was AMAZING! We had a very productive discussion with Judge Henry giving details about our relationship. The judge gave us guidance and was extremely helpful to us and the bridal party. Everyone raved about the reading she tailored for us and how beautiful the ceremony was. I strongly recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE."

Jen & Devin D. Long Island City, NY

"We absolutely LOVED using Judges for Love, and Judge Sid Strauss for our wedding. Sid was kind and charming, and managed to bring both gravitas and humor to our ceremony. We highly recommend Judges for Love to any other happy couples looking for an officiant."

Erin & Joseph M. Brentwood, NY

"I couldn't possibly be any happier with my choice to use Judges for Love to perform our wedding ceremony! I was blown away by how helpful Iris is; her response times were fast and she made sure we had all the information we needed. Honorable Alan Marrus so perfectly portrayed our relationship and our guests asked if we knew him personally. Our ceremony was short and sweet. I will highly recommend Judges for Love time and time again. "

Nicole & Michael L. Woodbury, NY

" The idea of having a former New York State Supreme Court Justice marry us checked the box of 'official' for us and we decided to give JUDGES FOR LOVE a call. We are so happy we did! We worked with Judge Alan Marrus and right off the bat felt a strong connection to him. Michael and I emphasized we wanted a short and sweet ceremony with a little bit of humor and a whole lot of love. Judge Marrus absolutely NAILED IT! He had everybody in the room laughing and crying at the same time and we received so many great compliments. I would highly recommend using JUDGES FOR LOVE. THANK YOU JUDGE MARRUS!"

Graceann & Edward H. New Rochelle, NY

"My husband and I were looking for an officiant who was non-denominational but also someone whose presence would lend to the event's significance. Judge Marrus did an amazing job from the start. He was great during the ceremony and delivered it perfectly keeping it fun but not at all taking away from the importance of the event. We were extremely happy with the ceremony and there was nothing but positive feedback from the guests. We would highly recommend JUDGES FOR LOVE!"

Erin & Matthew F. New York, NY

"We worked with Judge Marrus and the JUDGES FOR LOVE team to plan our civil ceremony in NYC. They were prompt in responding, easy to work with on scheduling and very professional and sentimental in discussing the details of our ceremony. Judge Marrus was well-prepared, thoughtful with considerate presence. The ceremony was personalized and meaningful while also having the right amount of official gravitas. This was a great experience and we are very grateful. Thank you!"

Mallory & Brian P. New York, NY

"Working with JUDGES FOR LOVE was a wonderful experience. Iris was warm and attentive in her coordination of logistics, and we felt she truly put time into understanding what we wanted from our special day. Judge Marrus spent an hour and a half with us to learn our story and better understand who we are as a couple. His ceremony was beautiful and personal. hey handled all of the filing and paperwork, which was a huge help. We are so grateful to Iris and Judge Marrus for helping to create such a special day for us."

Irene & Nick A. Rye, NY

"JUDGES FOR LOVE was a fantastic choice for our wedding! Judge Strauss was so great! Our guests told us how much they loved what he said. Iris was so helpful during the whole planning process. I greatly appreciated that she proactively followed up with us so that we couldn't forget anything. Great service and wholeheartedly recommend!"

Marielle & Zachary P. Bronx, NY

"We were so pleased with Judge Parker and her special words chosen for our ceremony. She was professional and such a pleasure to work with. She provided great suggestions and made the planning process easy. Thank you JUDGES FOR LOVE (especially Iris and Judge Parker!) for making our special day one to remember!

Shana & Waldi P. Carle Place, NY

"Judge Marrus is amazing. He created a personalized ceremony based on what we wanted and beautifully incorporated everything. I would highly recommend this team for anyone that wants a reasonably priced, flexible and awesome officiant. Thank you Judge Marrus and Iris!"

Mary & Eric E. Central Park, NYC

"We could not have asked for a better officiant than the Honorable Suzanne Mondo with JUDGES FOR LOVE. She worked with us to create a beautiful ceremony while making the process stress free! She was able to capture the love story of my partner and me and wrote a perfect set of vows. All the guests remarked what a wonderful ceremony we had. Having a former judge officiate adds a unique and memorable touch to a wedding, but the reason to choose JUDGES FOR LOVE is what a remarkable job they do.

Elizabeth & Timothy O. Staten Island, NY

"Judge Marrus made our ceremony personal, funny and very sentimental. Family members said: though they are not criers, they were emotional during our ceremony. Both Judge Marrus and Iris answered every email within a very short amount of time which made wedding planning much less stressful. I would recommend Judge Marrus to everyone. Thank you for making the ceremony our favorite part of our wedding day."

Kiera & Dan K. Rye, NY

"Judges for love is your best choice for an elegant and poignant ceremony that captures the spirit of the bride and groom. We were married by Judge Marrus and could to be happier with the experience from beginning to end. Judge Marrus was able to tell the story of our relationship with passion and humor. He was warm, professional and reliable. We are thrilled we chose JUDGES FOR LOVE!"

Amanda & Peter T. Brooklyn, NY

"We cannot say enough good things about Iris and Judge Marrus! When our planned venue fell through, they not only helped ease our worries but used their experience to offer us solutions. We were amazed by Judge Marrus' ability to take a couple of conversations with us and turn that into such a personal ceremony. The combined talents and personalities of Iris and Judge Marrus made our special day even more unique to us. We are beyond grateful for their services!!"

Paul S. & Thomas L. Cooperstown, NY

"JUDGES FOR LOVE was a pleasure to work with. We made a decision to elope and put our plan into action with less than a month to the big day. Iris responded quickly to our inquiry and matched us with Judge William McCarthy who was fantastic. Like Iris, he was responsive, enthusiastic and sensitive to our wishes for the day. He created a beautiful ceremony which was personal and special for us. At the end of the ceremony we felt we had been more than married-- we were filled with genuine warmth and good wishes. Thank you, Iris and Judge McCarthy for making this important day special!"

Jacqueline & Robert R. Central Park, NYC

"BEST OFFICIANTS EVER!!! I am so incredibly happy we chose JUDGES FOR LOVE to officiate our ceremony!! We worked with Judge Marrus who spent lots of time getting to know us. He gave us helpful tips for getting the marriage license, listened attentively to our story of how we met and what we were looking for in our ceremony. During the wedding, we laughed, cried and as the judge closed the ceremony, he played our favorite song. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish and I am so happy we found JUDGES FOR LOVE!! Thank you Judge Marrus and Iris!"

Stephanie & Paul K. Cortlandt, NY

"Judge Marrus and his wife Iris are two amazing people. They were so easy to work with; they made planning effortless. Judge Marrus did a wonderful job at tailoring the ceremony to be personal to us while keeping the guests laughing and engaged. Iris is so sweet and made the whole process enjoyable. They truly made our day special."

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