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John Wendel
John Wendel

John Wendel

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Introduction: ****AS SEEN ON TLC's 90 DAY FIANCE**** *COVID-19 UPDATE: I am recently vaccinated! I am available for LIVE virtual Zoom comedy online! Whether one-way or interactive, they’ve been a lot of fun! AND I’m available for IN-PERSON comedy!!! **VIRTUAL Zoom weddings (and Zoom elopements) now available in NY, NJ, CA and more! Also Live in-person weddings! Hello... I am a TOP RATED professional stand-up comedian and Wedding Officiant! I provide fun and memorable entertainment to audiences of all types. I'm very easy to work with and will customize my performance to match your needs (R-rated? PG-rated? Kids?). I have also done customized ROASTS for birthdays and company parties which everyone loves! Getting married? CONGRATULATIONS! I customize each wedding ceremony to match your desired type/tone/style (serious? funny? non-religious? short and sweet?) It is up to you! I am reasonably priced and very professional. I provide a great value for a great time. Look, I've won contests, performed at all the big clubs and opened for some superstars but I don't like to "name drop." In fact, I was just talking to my buddy Jerry Seinfeld about how we hate name droppers...

Current Top Pro

Hired 65 times

Serves Nyack, NY

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12 years in business

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Currently a top pro

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Jan - Jun

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

44 reviews


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Christopher T.

Wedding Officiant

The best wedding officiant around! Had a nice laid back ceremony, he was professional, knew when to crack a joke, and make the crowd smile. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant!
John Wendel's reply
Thanks Chris! I loved meeting you and your friends and family. It was such a picture perfect day! Wishing you both all the best!
Oct 24, 2020
Daysha P.

Wedding Officiant

Mr. Wendel was absolutely the right choice for my wedding. Even though I was late he was very professional and walked me through everything very quickly. The service was everything I expected and more. He really listened to everything I had told him when we had previously spoken and incorporated into it. Everyone at the reception was raving about Mr. Wendel. He was funny when he had to be but above all he was every professional. If you choose Mr. Wendel to be the officiant at your wedding you will not go wrong!
John Wendel's reply
Awww thanks Daysha! I’m so glad you hired me to officiate your special day! Best wishes to you and Max!
Oct 19, 2020
Kristi J.

Wedding Officiant

I posted a request for a wedding officiant and minutes after posting John Wende replied. He called me as soon as I sent him my number. I hired John for my niece that needed to be married immediately due to her fiancé being in an accident. John was on time, and professional. He also wrote my niece a letter stating he married her to give to her Human Resources department while the paperwork is being processed by the town. I would definitely recommend John.
Sep 27, 2020
Suzanne S.

Wedding Officiant

John officiated my daughter’s wedding this past Saturday. He was exactly what they wanted him to be. He spoke beautifully and told their story with just the right amount of humor, which is what they wanted. Highly recommend!
Sep 7, 2020
Churece F.

Wedding Officiant

John was amazing in officiating my wedding. Of all the officiants I reached out to he has the quickest response time and answered all my questions. Day of the event he was right on time and officiated the ceremony perfectly. I would definitely recommend him for anyone In the tristate area looking for an officiant. Thanks so much John!!!
Mar 26, 2020
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John Wendel


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Prices vary depending upon the event and can be negotiable depending on the time and distance.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Just email me or give me a call and I will work with you in a manner in which you are comfortable. Flexible payment terms and arrangements.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been a stand up comedian for several years, working in NYC clubs and headlining shows throughout the northeast! I am also an ordained minister (non-denominational).

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