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Whitney Weddings is a business offering wedding services based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick. This business is operated by Ben Whitney, a licensed civil officiant in the province of New Brunswick with experience officiating 130+ weddings ranging from elopements to large ceremonies. He happily works with each couple to get to know them and to help make their wedding great.

Services Offered

Whitney Weddings performs non-religious and multi-faith ceremonies, civil unions, and vow renewals. Ben can provide a range of pre-made scripts but also offers assistance in drafting unique content and a fully customized set of vows; he can also assist with ceremony design and logistics (e.g. stage directions, and exchanging rings). Basic services include attendance at the ceremony and filing the necessary paperwork to register the marriage with the province of New Brunswick. Optional services include conducting a wedding rehearsal and travelling to other areas of the province, subject to his availability and additional fees.

**Very limited availability remaining for May - October 2024**

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Frequently asked questions

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Civil union
Interfaith ceremony
Non-religious
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Licensed
Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$500

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$150
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100% Recommended by couples

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45 reviews
Stephanie
Stephanie Y. Sent on 01/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Ben was very easy to work with. He was helpful and professional. We had an easy stress free day.

I came across Ben’s name on the list of wedding officiants and sent him an email. He was flexible, helpful and easy to work with. He provided the information we needed with easy to follow links, sent examples of vows to help us say exactly what we wanted for our intimate celebration. Our ceremony went exactly as we’d hoped and he was very professional. 10/10 would recommend! It was perfect.
Mitchell
Mitchell W. Sent on 02/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Terrific Experience!!

It was a pleasure working with Ben! He was very accommodating and took away many of the stresses. We would highly recommend!
Jessica
Jessica S. Sent on 06/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

We love Ben!

We found Ben only a few weeks before our wedding (whoops!). He had no trouble dealing with the short timeline to prepare our ceremony. He was easy to communicate and responded to all of our emails very quickly. Since we were planning from a different province, we had all of our meetings over zoom. He was positive, clear and organized in all these meetings. We sent him youtube videos and ideas for our ceremony and he took them on board and cleaned them up so the ceremony would run smoothly. Ben even spoke french for our ceremony which a rare find. He showed up on time for our ceremony rehearsal and worked with our wedding planner to herd all the family members and wedding party members to give them their instructions. On the big day, he looked great and sounded great. I can tell that he understands and believes in wedding ceremonies because if I listen really closely to our ceremony video, I think he was getting emotional as well. Thank-you Ben for all your hard work! The ceremony was our favourite part of the day thanks to you! (photo by Shannon-May Photography)
Samantha
Samantha V. Sent on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

Ben was amazing. He answered all questions we had and kept us in the loop on everything and on schedule. We felt very comfortable with Ben the moment we met him.
Piper
Piper K. Sent on 08/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Officiant!

My husband and I can't say enough good things about Ben! Prior to the ceremony he was incredibly easy to work with, very communicative and prompt at responding to our emails, flexible, thoughtful, and easy to get along with! He left no stone unturned when it came to making our day unique to us.
Our ceremony was absolutely perfect and just how we visioned our special day.
We highly recommend booking Ben to officiate your wedding! Thanks so much Ben! :)
Laura
Laura R. Sent on 25/05/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Professional guidance and stress free officiant!

Ben was amazing! He helped guide us through the process of obtaining our marriage license, made sure we had everything we needed to legally get married and was so easy to communicate with. He was professional and approachable throughout the whole process and did a great job the day of our wedding. He made sure we were able to put our own personal touch on the ceremony and created a stress free environment at the rehearsal and ceremony. Cannot recommend Whitney Weddings enough! Thank you Ben!
Taylor
Taylor R. Sent on 24/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

I can’t recommend Whitney Weddings Enough

Ben checked in often and really helped keep me on track with what I needed to get done. He was quick to reply with any questions I had, and was very easy going when I changed my mind a million times at the rehearsal on how I wanted the procession to go. Ben sent a few scripts for me to decide on for our ceremony and when I couldn’t decide on which one I wanted, he created a beautiful ceremony script using what I highlighted from the few he sent. Highly recommend Ben.
Tyson
Tyson M. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't Ask for Better

Ben worked with us to find a time that fit after a previous officiant fell through and provided us with everything we wanted an more. He gave us full control over the length and content of the script with open communication lines and made sure every detail fit our specific wants. He made the process easy and made sure his part of our day went as smooth as possible. Absolutely recommend.
Joel
Joel Sent on 05/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Service and Response Time

Although he wasn’t able to fill our date he referred us to a few other local officiates, very friendly and professional!
Hayley
Hayley Sent on 21/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent!

Ben was a pleasure to work with. He guided us through each step of the process with frequent check ins and communication leading up to our big day. He is easy going and just a genuine person! It is evident how much he truly cares about his couples by the time and effort he puts into ensuring everything is exactly what your looking for and runs smoothly. 12/10 would recommend Ben!
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Meet the team

Ben Whitney
Ben Whitney
Officiant

I'm a 32-year-old lawyer living in New Brunswick, and I love to spend my spare time officiating weddings! I conducted my first two ceremonies for friends in 2019, but I had such fun that I started trying to meet and officiate for new folks too. 130+ weddings later and I am enjoying every moment of getting to meet new couples and help make their big day special.

In my free time, I can usually be found spending time with friends and family, reading, watching football, sampling the latest craft beer, or trying to meet new dogs. I love live music, travelling, and experiencing all that New Brunswick has to offer.

Send me a message and I'd love to chat about how I can help make your wedding awesome!

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