Finch Studio Space

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Wedding Officiant in Newburgh


Are you looking for a wedding officiant in Newburgh or the Hudson Valley area? 


Would you like to tailor your ceremony so that it is as unique as you are? 


 Are you tired of all the wedding hype and just want to keep it simple? 


Are you looking to have the "one-stop" wedding experience, and conveniently have your ceremony and reception at the same venue?


We specialize in a wide variety of marriage and commitment ceremonies.  


 We offer traditional ceremonies, nondenominational and civil weddings for people of all backgrounds.

Wedding Packages

Silver $125


Elopment: Couple, up to 4 guests and wedding officiant.* 

Gold $250


Ceremony: Couple, wedding officiant, up to 30 guest and the ceremony.  

Platinum $500


Ceremony & Venue: Couple, wedding officiant, up to 30 guests, ceremony and 3.5 hour reception.  

* Elopements with 2-6 people may take place either indoors at Finch Studio Space or at an outdoor location during warm months. During winter months, elopement ceremonies are available indoors only at Finch Studio Space, with the possibility of adding a nearby outdoor portrait location, if the weather is mild enough.  An alternate indoor venue may also be used, but additional arrangements and fees will be required to book an alternate venue. Or if you have already booked an alternate venue, we may be able to offer officiating and photography services. 

For active enlisted military or recent veterans, we offer a discount on elopements with 2 to 6 people. Please inquire about our military discount when contacting us.

Getting Married In New York State


  1. A marriage license may be obtained at any city or town clerk’s office within New York State.  It must be a New York State issued marriage license, but does not need to be issued from the town you are getting married in.
  2. Minimum age is 18.
  3. Couple must appear together in person before the issuing clerk with government issued identification.
  4. Fee imposed by New York State is $40.
  5. If there are any previous marriages, proof of divorce, annulment, or death of spouse must be provided.
  6. No blood test is required.
  7. Photocopies or scans of birth certificates are not acceptable.  Certificates with raised seal must be used.
  8. License is valid for sixty (60) days, but a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours must be waited prior to the ceremony.
  9. New York State only requires one (1) witness.  Two (2) spaces are provided as it is tradition to have the best man and maid/matron of honor sign.  However, anyone present at the ceremony may be a witness.
  10. Marriage license must be brought to the ceremony.  (The clerk will also provide an envelope.  Please bring the envelope, unsealed, to the ceremony.)  After the ceremony, the officiant and witnesses sign.  If the license is not brought to the ceremony, I will make arrangements to sign it for you at a later date. There is a fee of $50.00 to meet with you after the ceremony to sign the license.  New York State Domestic Relations Law requires the date that your license is signed by the officiant and witnesses is the date of your marriage, not then the date of the ceremony.  Please do not ask to have the license backdated.
  11. Officiant is responsible for returning the license to the issuing clerk.  I must take the application after the ceremony and return it to the issuing clerk. New York State will issue your official certificate of marriage. Upon request, I will email a scanned copy of the application. Copies of the application may not be acceptable proof of marriage.  I recommend waiting for the official certificate of marriage from the state for anything you may need official proof for.  Please allow fifteen (15) business days from the day the license is submitted to the clerk’s office for your certificate of marriage.  I return the license by United States Postal Service Certified Mail with return receipt.  The allows for tracking and proof that it arrived, and who received it.
  12. Please verify all the information on your license is correct prior to leaving the clerk’s office. Your certificate of marriage may not be processed, or may cause a delay, if your information is incorrect.  If you already have your license, please review it thoroughly.
  13. The official website for further information is


 "A marriage is based upon a foundation of trust, faith and commitment. Trust to keep you open and honest with each other. Faith in each other to allow you to overcome doubt and adversity. Perhaps most importantly, commitment to keep you true to the promises you make to each other today." 

Damon Finch, Wedding Officiant


He has been a personal coach since 1993; he has worked with and educated various people from all walks of life on developing their inner goals. 

His energized approach to self-empowerment has been beneficial for the thousands of people he has served. His motto is to have fun and stay focused. 

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