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Whitney Weddings

Saint John, New Brunswick View map

About

Whitney Weddings is a business offering officiant services, based out of Saint John, New Brunswick. Owner and operator Ben Whitney is a licensed civil officiant in the province of New Brunswick. This personable professional has experience officiating everything 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 as well as civil unions and vow renewals. Ben allows each couple to select from a range of pre-made scripts but also offers assistance in drafting unique content and fully-customized set of vows. Wedding service includes a consultation on ceremony design, including stage directions, the procession, who will be handling rings and microphones at what time, and other logistical elements. Ben will file the necessary paperwork with the province of New Brunswick. He is also willing and able to travel outside of Saint John to other areas of the province, which may incur an additional travel fee.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

No denomination

Wedding Services Starting Price

$400

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

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    Colby B. Married on 21/04/2022
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    Thank you Ben

    From the beginning Ben made everything easy for myself. For my simple ceremony Ben did such an amazing job and I would defiantly recommend him!

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Thanks so much for the kind words Colby! You folks were fantastic and the location was so lovely and intimate. It was a pleasure to meet and to officiate your ceremony. All the best!
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    Emily Married on 14/08/2021
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    Highly recommend!

    My husband and I cannot say enough great things about Ben! He met with us early on in the wedding planning process and helped us create a ceremony that was perfectly us. In between the more formal details Ben included fun stories that we forgot we told him during our many meetings. He was a crucial part of our day, eased our anxieties, and is definitely somebody you want on your wedding team!

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Thanks so much Emily! I had an absolute blast officiating for the two of you. The day was such fun and it was a pleasure to be a part of it. All the best!
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    Joel Getting married on 17/09/2022
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    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!

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Thanks so much for the kind words Joel! Sorry the timing didn’t work out but it was nice to meet you and all the best with your wedding.
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    Kristine V. Married on 26/02/2022
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    Awesome very personable and professional

    My husband and I are very pleased with Ben. He was absolutely awesome to work with. Especially in the midst of a pandemic and snow storms he managed to still do rehearsals via FaceTimes and Zoom meetings. Very organized and communication was great. Thanks again for a great experience Kristine and Dereck

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Thanks for your lovely review Kristine & Dereck! It was a pleasure to meet you folks and to officiate your ceremony. I really enjoyed being a part of your special day and wish you all the best.
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    Marilyn Getting married on 24/07/2023
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    Absolutely recommend

    Getting married was pretty complicated for us as my wife lives in the UK. We had a limited window to do it while she was visiting me over the holidays, and Ben was able to make time for us last minute to make it happen. We picked a date.. and then my wife and I both got covid lol. So we then had to navigate changing her flights home and finding a new date after quarantine but before the new flights, and Ben made time for us again, even more last minute than the first time. He even came out to my house in the middle of a snowstorm to make sure we were able to do it in time, which was just so nice. All this to say, Ben made what really could've been an extremely stressful experience into something so easy that I could laugh about it instead. He also responded quickly to every email and question we had from beginning to end, made himself available for video calls if needed, and gave us all the information we required to have everything in order for the day of. We were so appreciative of the fact that he was able to work with us despite all the complications that kept coming up and the difficult timeline. We really can't thank him enough, and we'd both absolutely recommend him to anyone who asked!

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Marilyn, thank you so much for these kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you folks and to play a part in your lovely ceremony (despite some challenging circumstances). Wishing the two of you all the best!
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    Kody B. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Profesional, Friendly, Flexible

    Was very easy to work with and so friendly ! Always quick to respond to emails and very organized, would definitely recommend

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Thanks so much for the kind words Kody! It was a pleasure to meet you folks and I very much enjoyed working with everyone on the ceremony. All the best!
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    Julia A. Married on 03/06/2022
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    10/10 recommend

    We had an incredible experience working with Ben and have already been recommending him. Our bridal party was impressed with how great he was to work with at the rehearsal. Through the entire process leading up to the wedding he was super informative, organized, flexible, and just all around wonderful to work with. We just happened to stumble upon him when looking for officiants and we could not be happier that we did!!

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words Julia! You folks were lovely and it was such a pleasure to officiate your ceremony. All the best.
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    Sarah B. Married on 13/05/2022
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    Amazing and so Accomodating

    Highly recommend Ben! So accommodating and friendly! He made the whole thing so effortless and easy. Thank you so much!

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Thanks so much for the kind review, Sarah. Your ceremony was lovely and I was pleased to be a part of the big day. All the best!
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    Kathy Married on 04/05/2022
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    10/10 Gold ⭐️

    Ben is the best. Thanks Ben!!!!!!!

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Thanks Kathy!!! It was a pleasure to officiate for you folks, and the venue was definitely a highlight. Thanks for having me as a part of the big day :)

    All the best to you folks!
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    Katie H. Married on 13/11/2021
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    Highly Recommend

    My husband and I had a great experience with Ben as our officiant. He was very responsive to emails and guided us through the entire process with all the information we needed from start to finish. Ben was also willing to travel to our location to make our dream location come true. Cannot thank him enough for his professionalism and being part of our day!

    Whitney Weddings's reply:

    Thanks for the kind words Katie! It was a pleasure to meet you folks and officiate your ceremony. The location was beautiful and I was happy you folks chose me to be part of the big day. All the best!

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Meet the Team

Ben Whitney
Ben Whitney
Officiant

I'm a 30-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. 30+ 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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