The DC Marriage Knot

Wedding Officiants Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia

~serving beyond tradition™~

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Are you searching for a wedding officiant for your DC, MD, or Northern VA wedding?  Then your search is over.  The DC Marriage Knot has a diverse group of seminary-trained, highly respected, ordained wedding ministers and celebrants.   Our company has been serving loving couples since 2004.

With over 1500 weddings and growing, our goal is to bring engaged couples the highest quality ceremony officiating services at an affordable fee.  Your ceremony can be spiritual, civil, or religious.


Ceremony Officiant Style

Our wedding officiants don’t specialize in lackluster performances.   We deliver ceremonies in a style (non-preachy) that you and your guest will enjoy and rave about for months.  And if you need ceremony ideas (customized ceremonies only), we will provide you with consultation and feedback until your ceremony reflects your wishes and dreams.


Officiant’s Flexibility

From a customized ceremony to a simple elopement or signature only event, we’ve got you covered.  Our ceremony packages are designed to fit every budget imaginable.   Remember we come to you.  So your ceremony can take place at your home, venue, or anywhere we travel and deem safe.

Meanwhile, let us give you a big CONGRATULATORY hug on getting married!  We are happy for you, and we look forward to meeting you

So call us today at 1-800-893-1259, or reach us by email.

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DC Elopements & Eloping in MD or VA

Want to escape the cost and expense of a big wedding?  Then elope in DC, MD, or VA.  With the DC Marriage Knot it has never been easier.  For a DC elopement, we can secure your marriage license by proxy – so all you have to do is show up.  And if you want to elope in MD or VA, together we can find the perfect location for your elopement to take place (waterfront or land).

Traditional & Same Sex Marriages

We are honored to serve all loving couples having an elopement, signature service, destination wedding, or a traditional ceremony.  Our Washington DC officiants provide services in Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.  We have been officiating same sex ceremonies and active in the LGBT equality movement since 2004.  Learn more about us standing up for marriage equality.

DC Marriage License by Proxy

If you can’t spare 2 hours to process your DC marriage license at the DC Superior Court Marriage Bureau, we’ll do it for you.  Our DC wedding officiants have been handling confidential information for decades.  The process to use this service is quick, easy, safe and can be done electronically.  Unfortunately, this service is not available in Maryland or Virginia.   Call us now!

Wedding Officiants

Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns is the founder and lead DC wedding officiant at The DC Marriage Knot. She has been a recipient of the Brides Choice and the Best of Weddings awards for consecutive years. She is also a graduate and associate minister at the National Spiritual Science Center in Washington, DC. Rev. Burns works closely with her associates to bring high quality ceremony services to loving couples in the DMV.


DC Wedding Officiants

You may want to know why we call ourselves DC Wedding Officiants, when we provide services beyond DC.  The DC Marriage Knot is a business primarily working in the DC Metropolitan area (also known as the DMV (DC, MD, NoVA)).

Many local couples often plan weddings across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Baltimore and beyond.  That’s when we’re called MD Wedding Officiants, and VA Wedding Officiants when they take their event to a vineyard in Northern Virginia.  No matter where their wedding takes place, we want to be there, because their happiness is our happiness.

The types of ceremonies and the areas we serve are listed below. And if you need to reach us, call (800) 893-1259 or email us.

Types of Services

Areas We Serve

  • Washington, DC:  All Areas.
  • Maryland:  Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Charles County, Frederick County, Howard County, Kent County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, St. Mary’s County, Queen Anne’s County.  Other areas will be considered, please inquire.
  • Virginia:  Arlington County, City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County and, some parts of Richmond, Virginia.

Marriage License

Maryland wedding ceremonies must be performed in the county or city where the license was issued.  In both the District of Columbia and Virginia, the marriage license allows for the ceremony to be performed throughout the district and state, respectively.

Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns Ceremony Demo


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So call 800-893-1259, today for one of our DC Wedding Officiants, MD Officiants, or NoVA Marriage Officiants.  We’re ready to serve you.

We are proud marriage equality allies serving beyond tradition™.  If you think we’re a match, call the number above or send email.

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