Reverend Jon Turino, Minister, Wedding Officiant

Portland, OR

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I work with my clients to understand their needs, wants, and desires and then tailor the ceremony to meet those requirements.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I take great joy in seeing the happiness in the eyes of the brides and grooms when they are finally wed.

Location

Portland, OR 97230

Background check

Complete

Years in business

2

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

38

Reviews

22 Reviews
  • Pamela I. Aug 16, 2017
    Had Jon as an officiant for my wedding last weekend and he was awesome! Super easy-going and willing to work with us on what we really wanted in our ceremony. He worked with us on last minute changes and remained flexible throughout the whole process. We also live out of town, and he was willing to Skype us to work out all details. Overall wonderful experience!
    Jon T. Aug 16, 2017

    Thank you, Pamela, for the fine review. It was my pleasure to be your officiant!

  • Rachael B. Aug 14, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    He was very nice and professional amid my before wedding chaos. Everyone said it was a really wonderful wedding ceremony. Would hire him again. Thank you Mr. Turino.
    Jon T. Aug 15, 2017

    Thank you, Rachael, for selecting me as your officiant!

  • David R. Aug 4, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Jon was very accommodating and professional. He adjusted to our particular wishes for our ceremony and was kind and gracious from the start of our interactions to the finish of our wedding day. Highly recommended!
    Jon T. Aug 4, 2017

    Thank you, David, for the very nice review. It was my pleasure marrying you and Kathlene and meeting your daughters!

  • Melissa M. Jul 24, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Jon was great! He was prompt in responding and totally made are day perfect! We worked together through email which was super helpful for me! He showed up to my venue on time and did a great job! Thank you sir!
    Jon T. Jul 24, 2017

    Thank you, Melissa, for selecting me. And for the very fine review.

  • Audrey R. Jul 20, 2017
    Amazing ceremony that was just what we asked for. Jon was thoughtful, understanding of what our wishes were and made suggestions based on our style. Was a perfect day with the officiant that felt like we were family.
    Jon T. Jul 20, 2017

    Thank you, Audrey, for the very kind review. I'm so glad I was able to make your day a success.

  • Cory S. Jul 16, 2017
    Jon was fantastic to work with. He was execeptionally professional and attentive to our needs. We would highly recommend him to all couples looking for someone to make their wedding day something to remember.
    Jon T. Jul 16, 2017

    Thank you so much, Cory, for the fine review. I sincerely appreciate it.

  • Civaneide Z. Jul 1, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Jon to any couple getting married. He was very helpful, he gave us good tips on writing our own vows. Our ceremony was exactly how we wanted. Thank you Jon!!!
    Jon T. Jul 1, 2017

    Thank you, Civaneide, for the very nice review. It was my pleasure to serve as your officiant!

  • Tessra L. Jun 10, 2017
    Jon Turino was an absolutely wonderful officiant! We couldn't have asked for more beautiful wedding ceremony. He stayed in touch with us leading up to the wedding, and ensured that our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it. We would highly recommend him to anyone, as we couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
    Jon T. Jun 12, 2017

    Thank you, Tessra, for the wonderful review. It was my pleasure to be your officiant!

  • Carlos O. Jan 20, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    ...
    everything was perfect ,Jon did well ..thanks
    Jon T. Jan 20, 2017

    Thank you, Carlos. I enjoyed marrying you and Nadiya and am glad I was able to get there despite the snow and ice!

  • Dana C. Nov 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    A+
    Jon was very patient with us, even after we forgot our wedding certificate (which was possibly THE most embarrassing thing, but Mr. Torino reassured us it's happened before). He seemed to really enjoy the ceremony and he spoke without a hitch. Thanks Jon!
    Jon T. Nov 13, 2016

    Thanks for the fine review, Dana. Glad you liked the service.

  • Scarlet T. Oct 22, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Fantastic job!
    Jon was very easy to work with. We had a last minute function and Jon did a beautiful job!
    Jon T. Oct 24, 2016

    Thank you, Scarlet. It was my pleasure to be the officiant at your vow renewal ceremony.

  • Lena R. Oct 1, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    5 stars!
    Jon was courteous and professional. He will also dress appropriately for your venue. Highly recommended!
    Jon T. Oct 1, 2016

    Thank you so much, Lena. It was my pleasure to be our officiant!

  • Carmen E. Sep 30, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent wedding officiant
    Reverend Turino officiated our wedding and was wonderful. He was very friendly and did an amazing job on our ceremony. We definitely recommend him.
    Jon T. Sep 30, 2016

    Thank you, Carmen, for the nice review. I appreciate it. And thank you for hiring me as your officiant. You were a pleasure to work with.

  • Vince M. Sep 19, 2016
    Nicely done!
    Jon was on time and prepared, he spoke loud and clear. Our families enjoyed the ceremony .
    Jon T. Sep 19, 2016

    Thank you, Vince, for the nice review. I had fun marrying you and Elena.

  • Richard C. Aug 31, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Amazing Experience
    Reverend Jon Turino was amazing and could not have asked for more
    Jon T. Aug 31, 2016

    Thank you, Richard. It was my pleasure to marry you and Katie.

  • Tammie A. Aug 15, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Jon was wonderful,he not only gave a great ceremony he had the patience and kindness to put up with a bunch of drunks THANK YOU JON I would highly recommend him and will to all my friends & family Bill & Tammie
    Jon T. Aug 20, 2016

    Thank you, Tammie. It was my pleasure to be your officiant.

  • Lee P. Aug 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Jon is a very skilled and patient Officiant. we had a major delay in our wedding procession and even though we only asked him to be there for 45 min he stuck around well past his time to help us finish our ceremony. A true professional, I would highly recommend you hire Jon for your event.
    Jon T. Aug 13, 2016

    Thank you for the nice review, Lee. I appreciate it.

  • Andrew R. Aug 7, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Professional, warm and provided a wonderful ceremony, Jon was great!
    Jon T. Aug 7, 2016

    Thank you, Andrew. I very much enjoyed marrying you and Jasmine.T

  • Ashley H. Aug 4, 2016
    Officiant at our wedding
    Jon T. Aug 4, 2016

    Thank you for the excellent rating, Ashley. I appreciate it!

  • Patrick E. Mar 23, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We had the privilege of having Reverend Jon Turino as the officiant for our wedding. Jon was very thorough in trying to find exactly what we wanted in our presentation as Mr. and Mrs. We wanted an elegant professional ceremony and that was exactly what he provided. He was very well dressed also and fit perfectly in our photos which was a big plus for us. Couldn't have asked for a better Officiant. Thank you Jon! - Mr. & Mrs. Eldred
    Jon T. Aug 4, 2016

    I'm so glad you were pleased. Thank you for the kind words.

  • Madison T. Jan 19, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Jon T. Dec 28, 2016

    Can you elaborate, please, Madison?

  • Lily J. Aug 27, 2015
    Jon was amazing He made a stressful day a lot less stressful :)
    Jon T. Aug 4, 2016

    Thank you, Lily, for asking me to be your officiant.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
A simple ceremony only, using a standard religious or non-religious script, with a pre-ceremony phone or email script review consultation, is priced at $150. A tailored ceremony, with an in-person up-front consultation, help with customization or modification of the vows and script — a draft of which I’ll supply in advance for editing — is priced at $200. A tailored ceremony, with an in-person up-front consultation, help with customization or modification of the vows and script — a draft of which I’ll supply in advance for editing — and a semi-formal rehearsal, is priced at $250. Rates shown above are for weddings within 25 miles of the Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, metro areas. Please contact me for travel surcharges for other venues. A non-refundable $50 deposit via credit card is due when you book me in order to reserve your date. The remaining balance is due 3 days prior to the ceremony. You can make your payment using the pull-down menu and Add to Cart button below. Please check my Booking Calendar or contact me by email or phone​ before making a payment. Ceremonies that start more than 30 minutes late may be subject to an additional $50 charge. And please don’t forget to have the marriage license, issued at least 3 full days in advance, on hand along with two witnesses! I can’t legally marry you without them!
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Once I am booked I provide processional/recessional forms, ceremony formation information for the bridal party, a questionnaire on Making It Meaningful and a sample script with typical readings and vows. We then have a consultation, usually by phone (or Skype or Google Hangout) or over coffee, to make sure we get everything pulled together as desired. Then I participate in the rehearsal (if there is one) and perform the ceremony. I fill out the paperwork and mail it to the appropriate County office for recording.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I follow the wedding groups and posts on Facebook and Pinterest so that I can make good suggestions to my clients.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
A friend asked me to get ordained so that I could perform her wedding ceremony. I very much enjoyed doing it and have decided that I would like to do more to help additional happy couples formalize their vows.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Those who want non-denominational or non-religious ceremonies who have appreciated my up-front consultations with them and the help with scripts and vows that I provide so that their ceremony goes exactly as they would like it to.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My first one with 300+ people, two maids of honor, six bridesmaids and six groomsmen at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. It was a 30-minute ceremony. I had already worked with the bride on vows, readings, and the ceremony agenda. There have been many more since then and I invite people so see the reviews and photos on my website.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure it is someone who is flexible and has the resources to provide the details that you want included in your ceremony.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The date and location need to be set up and firmly in place. Witnesses -- usually the maid/matron of honor and the best man -- need to be identified and their presence committed.