If you are arranging a wedding, we will work together over a period of weeks or months to choose and shape the words, readings and music that express exactly the deep feelings of love you have for each other and your dreams for the future.
Please read some of my couple comments and testimonials.
You could never have a better experience than the one that my partner and I had with Rev. Jim Rooney on our wedding day October 3 2011. Rev. Rooney was extremely personable, professional, caring and sincere. He is blessed with a phenominal sense of humor and has a gift for making those around him feel comfortable. He mingled with us as well as our guests after the ceremony and felt like an old friend. I could not give a higher recommendation of Rev. Jim Rooney. A bonus is his beautiful Scottish accent. He could speak “the hokie pokie” and have everyone around him enamored. Thank you Rev. Rooney for turning our modest event into something grand, with your presence.
Mark and Michael.
Rev Jim Rooney was an absolute pleasure to work with. My husband and I were first interested in working with him because of his religious background, open mindedness, and his personable disposition. He took the time to meet with us, get to know us, and promptly respond to any and all phone calls and emails. He helped us to put together a unique and special ceremony by sending us a large variety of ceremony material. Once we put our ceremony together, Jim met with us to personalize it and offered his recommendations to make it everything we wanted. During our reception, our guests could not stop commenting on what an eloquent speaker Jim is and how uniquely amazing our ceremony was. We are so happy and grateful that we were able to work with Jim for the most amazing day of our lives.
Nicole and Derek
Reverend Jim Rooney officiated our September 17, 2011 wedding in NYC. The first time we met with him – many months before our wedding – we knew we wanted to work with him and knew he would become a special and memorable part of our day. Reverend Jim has a wonderful, kind presence, is very open-minded and was readily available leading up to the day of our wedding to develop a very unique and personal ceremony. He even wore his Scottish kilt and tartan colors! In our receiving line we had so many compliments on the ceremony and officiant and how special it all was and we couldn’t have been happier with everything. We would recommend Reverend Jim to anyone.
Kieran and Kathleen
From our initial meeting with Reverend Jim Rooney until our wedding, Jim was attentive, engaged, helpful, warm, and thoughtful. He guided us gently through the process with wisdom and reverence. We even had several guests who said that his presence added a huge degree of warmth and beauty to this special occasion. It could not have been better and I will always be grateful to him for his help and am happy that he is now my friend.
Joel and Darron
The Reverend Jim Rooney did a wonderful job of quickly meeting us and giving us exactly the ceremony we wanted. It was really nice to have someone as excited about same sex marriage as we are. He is incredibly hospitable, opening his home to us for our ceremony. We will never forget his kindness and generosity of spirit.
Maryanne and Kathleen
Jim is THE BEST! He worked with the Rabbi and they came up with an amazing low-key wedding ceremony that was not too religious for either side.
Everyone who attended LOVED him, and wants to hang out with him!!!
He made our ceremony stand out. He will make any type of wedding/commitment ceremony incredible
Susanne and Vincent
Jim Rooney was actually not originally going to officiate our wedding – we did not know he existed! Our original officiant realized that he had doulble-booked himself TWO weeks before our wedding date!! Luckily we found Jim and I truly believe that things worked out much better with him than they would have with the officiant we had originally chosen. Jim took the time to get to know us in the short period before our wedding date and he truly understood the type of wedding we wanted and the tone we wanted our officiant to establish in order to make our ceremony a gathering of our community, with an intimate feel, where everyone self included in our ceremony even though we have nearly 150 guests. He knew how to establish this tone so as to make it as inclusive as possible of all of our guests. I could not possible recommend Jim any more highly.
Elizabeth and James