Justice of the Peace: Betty J Allard

Betty J Allard

Montville, CT

Justice of the Peace

Weddings are happy and special, and I am so lucky to be a part of them. I love my job!

I pride myself on getting to know my wedding couples so that I can make their most memorable and special occasion extremely personable, unique and unforgettable. We’ll sit down together and chat about everything – your likes (and dislikes), how you first met and more and also give you guidance if needed.  I’ll encourage you to write some special words to each other if you are so inclined and we can include readings, too.  In the end we’ll have created a very beautiful, meaningful, spiritual and special wedding ceremony .

I can officiate at your special ceremony at the location of your choice, serving all faiths, traditions and orientations. Some of my favorite spots are the Norwich Inn, Water’s Edge, Lake of Isles, St Clements Castle, New Haven Lawn Club and many beaches and parks. I’ll travel throughout Connecticut, and if you haven’t yet selected a venue, I am happy to talk about options. My own beautiful home, in front of a 30’ tall brick fireplace, is an option for intimate ceremonies of up to six people.

I include a Unity sand ceremony in all my weddings, and each couple receives a customized marriage certificate as a keepsake. I have been awarded couple’s choice awards every year from 2009 up to 2020 . For over 25 years I have served as a Justice of the Peace and non-denomination Minister. I have officiated at over 2500 wedding and vow renewal ceremonies.

Whether you have been referred to me by another wedding couple and have already set a date, or you are just beginning your adventure of planning your special wedding or vow renewal and need an experienced guide to help you along the way, I am always available to assist you.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about my services, please contact me and I will promptly reply to your message. I will help make your day all that you want it to be!

My ceremony is beautiful and my fees are reasonable. I will help make your day all that you want it to be!

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Friends and family raved about our beach wedding and wanted to know how I knew Betty. People thought we were old pals. She and her husband Paul are two of the nicest people and honestly I found her through the internet….. best connection I made in years! She warm, friendly and most professional. So glad to have met her and had her share our day in the sun. Thanks Betty hope to see you again very soon! Maybe August 28th! -Eileen & Bruce

Eileen & Bruce Casey

We reached out to Betty based on her overwhelmingly positive reviews as a Justice of the Peace also willing to do secular weddings with a personal, beautiful ceremony. The reviews truly did not disappoint! From start to finish, Betty was a delight to work with. She was incredibly responsive by email, and even invited us to her home to meet her in person so that she could get to know us better and so that we could feel comfortable with the person we ultimately chose to officiate our wedding. She showed us the ceremony that she personally wrote, and was more than willing to adapt it to fit our style. After our first in-person meeting, we knew for certain that we wanted Betty to be the person who married us. Between this meeting and the actual wedding day, Betty was also incredibly helpful behind the scenes, answering questions and offering advice when needed. She was always available and communicative, conveying her excitement and support.

The day of the wedding, Betty was incredible. Her ceremony was lovely and her delivery of it was flawless. She loves what she does and it shows. Even more important, Betty is simply a lovely person – so much so, that despite only having met in person once, on the day of our wedding it felt like being married by someone much closer to us, which made it all that much more meaningful. We are so lucky to have been able to work with Betty and so honored to have her as part of our wedding story.


My husband and I could not be happier that Betty was able to officiate our wedding ceremony this past month! Betty was absolutely wonderful to work with from the first time that we met with her to the night of our wedding! She was always there to answer any questions that we had, and so many of our wedding guests commented on the beautiful job that she did during our ceremony. I’m so happy that our wedding coordinator referred us to Betty, I can’t imagine our special day without her!


From start to finish, Betty was a pleasure to work with and extremely helpful! She has a way to make you feel comfortable and like you’ve known one another for years. She helped to make our day and our ceremony so wonderful!


We really enjoyed working with Betty and having her officiate our wedding. We connected with Betty immediately when we first met, almost like we had known her already. We liked her sense of humor and positive energy. She loves her job and as a result is really very good at what she does. She made us feel at ease and made sure we knew what to expect (despite us not doing a rehearsal), so we really got to enjoy our ceremony. We included our own “feelings” as she calls them, which was a nice special touch and just what we wanted. She has her own beautiful script completely memorized which is also very nice, and also means that there really is not a whole lot of wiggle room, although she was always open to discussing any questions or concerns we had about a particular section. She was the perfect fit for us and her price is so affordable (and 100 times more reasonable than any other officiants we researched). She came through with exactly what she promised, pronounced our names correctly, was early for the ceremony, and checked in with us beforehand to make sure we were comfortable and ready. She also takes care of filing the marriage license with the town afterwards, which was so nice since we live an hour from the town where we were married. Choosing Betty turned out to be one of the best decisions for us, and we would certainly recommend her to anyone!


Betty is truly the best at what she does! She is organized, knowledgeable, warm, friendly and so down to earth! From the moment you meet her, you feel as if you have known her forever. My husband and I were absolutely thrilled with the service that Betty officiated at our wedding last week. She really made it a very special day for us..Thank you again Betty, you are the greatest!


Betty was by far the best person for marrying us. We instantly felt at home with her and like long time friends. Betty had an elegant way of making us feel like we were the most important people in the world and she was available to us via email or otherwise quickly and efficiently. We have had many of our guests raving about her beautiful ceremony calling it unique and touching not boring and cookie -cutter like so many others. Easily called the best ceremony they have seen. We recommend Betty with the utmost honor and respect and are grateful for her making our day special.


Betty and her husband are a team with passion for uniting people! Betty personalizes each ceremony and goes far beyond ANY and EVERY expectation. She became a true, lifelong friend. I planned a ceremony very last minute and she made every accommodation for us. She even offered her yard as a location for the ceremony so that we could wed before my husband deployed.

Her care and attention to detail is exemplary. I cannot say enough about how great of an impact she has on the ceremony. EVERY person at my wedding commented about how incredibly special she made it and how it was the most personal ceremony they had ever been to. Hands down recommendation!!! There is NO better choice. She can write beautifully, speak eloquently, and care like a member of family. I wouldn’t marry any other way than with Betty performing the ceremony.


Choosing Betty Allard as our wedding officiant was one of the best decisions we ever made as a couple! We were married shortly after same sex marriage became legal in Connecticut. As Pennsylvania residents who knew only that we wanted to get married in Mystic, CT, fate brought us to Betty. She helped us find a venue and plan our ceremony (her husband even served as our unofficial photographer!) and guided us through the marriage process in CT. And, her ceremony was so amazing. She treated us with dignity and respect and many of our guests said it was one of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies (gay or straight) that they had ever attended! Her officiating was so personal and intuitive. It was almost as if we had been friends with her for a long time. I cannot recommend Betty highly enough!


Absolutely charming all the way! Our ceremony was awesome. When we first went to meet up with Betty, we knew she would be perfect for us. Charming is the best way to describe her. It was so nice to be able to read the ceremony & all the little extras that she has for you to add or omit. Making it just right for me and my, then Fiancé!

If you do chose Betty I can promise you that you will be making your day an amazingly special one.. the guests loved her as well. I do also think that a special thank you should go out to her husband. He helped the children and I walk, took photos and made us feel so comfortable. Overall we had a beautiful loving ceremony that we can cherish forever.

Dayle Hyatt

Betty is sincere and from the heart. Working with Betty for our wedding was an absolute pleasure! It felt like one of our dearest family friends was marrying us. Betty used her own ceremony, which is sincere and from the heart. It spoke to us both in ways we never imagined. Betty included our children in the ceremony in a beautiful way. We enjoyed working with Betty – she was so warm and sincere. I would recommend reaching out to Betty if you are looking for a warm and sincere ceremony, and an officiant who loves what she does and puts a lot of heart into her couples!

Colleen White

Betty Allard is an amazing woman. She is down to earth. No matter the magnitude of your day, she will do everything she can to make you feel GREAT on your special day. She really did make my wife and I feel important, and valued. Her husband Paul even took pictures for us, a LOT of pictures!

My wife and I really had nothing planned, we had no idea what it would be like, but Betty had a plan, she knew we were on a budget, and she still made every effort to make us feel special! You’d be a fool to go with anyone else! Thank you Betty!


We could not be happier with Betty, she did a phenomenal job. Months later and people are still talking about her ceremony and how beautiful it was. From the first meeting it was clear that she was the person that we needed to perform our ceremony. She was so down to earth and her words were so moving that there was no doubt that she was the perfect person for such an important job. She was helpful every step of the way, punctual, professional and would have happily paid twice what she asked.
On top of everything else, she was such a calming presence on such a stressful day that I couldn’t even picture anyone else standing up there with us on a day that is so important. I would highly, highly recommend Betty’s services to anyone in need of a JP. It was easily one of the best choices that we ever made.


My husband and I are very pleased with Betty Allard service. She is NOT your run of the mill JP. My son and I are African American and my husband is Irish and I wanted a ceremony that reflected both our heritages and my son. Betty performed a beautiful ceremony at The Spa at Norwich Inn which included the Irish-hand fasting, the sand ceremony and the jumping of the broom. She also added lovely touches of her own to make our ceremony romantic and beautiful. Betty performed the whole ceremony by memory, all 35 minutes!

Betty is also very personable. She invited my husband and I to her beautiful home. During this time she got to know us on a personal level, she has a way of making you feel at ease, we had no doubt that she was our JP.

Betty went above and beyond when she provided me with feedback on a brochure, with less than 24 hour email turnaround. She also was there for the groomsmen and their boutonnieres (we love our best man, but it looked like he pinned them on blind folded). Her attention to detail was precise.

Betty is a true professional, she is in a league of her own and a class above the rest! I highly recommend her if you’re looking for that special touch on your special day.


If you are looking for a kind, loving Justice of the Peace, and a wonderful environment for your wedding ceremony, don’t even look further than Betty. Not only was she perfect with the ceremony, but she will work with you to do whatever you feel suits your special moment. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us. Her husband was just as helpful, and took pictures for us since we didn’t hire a photographer and wanted something private and small. She was affordable and kept in touch with me, and answered any questions I had. But the ceremony itself, was utterly beautiful, heartfelt, romantic and one of a kind. She really enjoys what she does, and it shows through on your special day. Couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony, or a better Justice of the Peace. She truly made the day remarkable. Highly recommend her. Thank you Betty!!!!

Ronnie and Suzi

Betty was absolutely wonderful!!! I was a little nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. If you aren’t sure about a JP, thinking perhaps it’s impersonal or not special enough….then you need to call Betty!!!! I was so incredibly and pleasantly surprised. Betty is such a professional she took her time to get to know us upon first meeting. You can tell that she truly loves what she does. My new husband and I got married at Foxwood’s and she picked a great spot to have the ceremony. She was wonderful and we haven’t stopped singing her praises since the ceremony!
Thank you Betty!!!!


Betty was the greatest! My wife Kayleigh and I are not very particular people, and we somewhat dreaded the task of planning a memorable ceremony. Once we met with Betty, though, we were provided with a whole package of ideas ranging from personal sentiments to a sand ceremony, and we could finally start picturing (and getting excited for!) a ceremony that ended up being truly beautiful.

Never pushy and ALWAYS confidant, Betty was the perfect choice to provide us with direction, warmth, and, of course, a flawless and memorable ceremony that people are still talking about! Thanks so much, Betty!

Tim and Kaleigh

Our small, intimate ceremony (12 people) was all that we hoped it would be. Without a doubt, we chose the right person to be part of our day! Betty took the time to get to know us when we visited her house and we enjoyed our time talking with her which led us to have a comfortable and relaxed feeling the day of. When she and her husband arrived, their friendly and outgoining personalities led to such great interactions with our family members and they fit right in! Thank you Betty for all you did to make our day special! You have a gift for what you do!

Hayden and Michelle

Betty officiated our wedding and we couldn’t be any more pleased. After sitting down with her we knew we had found the right JP for our wedding. Betty has a significant amount of experience as a JP and it showed on our special day. Betty is a down to earth individual with a good sense of humor, putting everyone involved in the ceremony process at ease. We received many compliments from ours guests about Betty and how beautiful our ceremony was. With so many aspects of a wedding to worry about, Betty will not be one of them. We highly recommend Betty for your wedding!

Matt and Cheri

Betty is a master of her craft. She made our ceremony beautiful, memorable, and timeless beyond anything we could have hoped for.
Betty is funny, charming, professional, and kind. We adore her.
We entrusted her and she delivered wonderfully.
Top notch, class act. Special individual.