Justice of the Peace: Dwight  Phetteplace

Dwight Phetteplace

Justice of the Peace, Minister

Your wedding is unique because you’re a unique couple with a unique story. Even a small and informal ceremony, including an elopement, is a special and powerful moment. Trust your special moment to experience …over 20 years and hundreds of weddings of every type. I’ll help you plan, then , on the day, I will work with you to make it all a reality. It’s an honor ( and fun ) for me to help you create the perfect ceremony.

*My style is relaxed and easy-going… a little laughter goes well at a wedding. I was a high school teacher for 32 years, so I can engage comfortably with folks and adjust and adapt in the moment (Few weddings go exactly as planned).

*22 years and hundreds of weddings ; 7 times BEST OF WEDDINGS and 9 Times COUPLES CHOICE awards ( awards based on client reviews)

* Create the perfect, unique ceremony with my online ceremony-building template . … Or , if you want just the basics, I will create one for you…as much or as little direction as you need.

* My fees start at $225, including travel, use of the ceremony template, and planning time by phone and/or meeting, and , of course, executing and filing the license to make it legal.

*Simple Elopement Special: $195 I will meet you wherever you choose and perform my standard ceremony (link below)  then execute and file the license No planning meetings or calls, maximum of 5 guests, Monday thru Thursday only.

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Dwights Standard Elopement Ceremony

*Have your wedding anywhere in NH or Southern ME, indoors or out, even hike -in locations.

*On-line e-signature contracts…eliminate printing/scanning/e-mailing. … Make the process easy and less time-consuming.

* Optional Ceremony microphone and amplification if you need them. Could also be used for your ceremony music.

*As an option, you can add an elegant touch… and simplify your planning… with an officiant who also provides music by an award winning wedding guitarist before, during, and after performing your ceremony. This is an affordable and unique touch to make your smaller less formal wedding memorable and special without dealing with another vendor.

*Email or call to check my availability.

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Look no further for a wonderful and talented JP

Dwight was beyond fantastic from the very first phone call to the day of the wedding. Being in the wedding industry myself I had a really good idea of what we wanted to do. We eloped in the middle of New Hampshire, in the woods, in the middle of winter so needless to say we were nervous to find someone that would stand outside in the freezing cold with us but he went above and beyond. Even played our favorite song on his guitar for us. He did a great job. Look no further for a wonderful and talented JP and musician.

Carissa N

Taylor V.
Dwight was wonderful! We had planned for an elopement on the kancamagus highway- but Mother Nature had other plans. Less than two hours before the ceremony we called him as it was brought to our attention that this location was snowed in (we are locals and were not expecting this to be the case- but hey, stuff happens). He was very responsive and incredibly flexible- no questions asked and luckily he had service at the time we called. He showed up to the new location we requested and was very kind and professional. He followed our wishes for the ceremony and helped to make our day very special! Dwight is the real deal- we highly recommend. We were quite nervous as anyone would be when getting married and especially in our circumstances eloping but everything went very smoothly and Dwight was a big factor in that! Oh, and he was a teacher for several years- if you could remember your favorite teacher from High School- that would be him! 10/10 recommend. He made us laugh on our special day. Sweet and responsive man.

Taylor V

We were so happy we chose Dwight as our jp. He was amazing to work with, since our first phone call we knew we wanted to work with him. He was great in helping us choose what we wanted to say during the ceremony and it really made it incredibly special and truly unforgettable. I would highly recommend to anyone getting married do not hesitate to hire Dwight! Thank you so much for everything!

Christina and Matt

Summer C.
Dwight is the best! We traveled from Michigan to get married at Fort Williams Park in December, and he understood exactly what we wanted just from a few communications! Our ceremony was customized perfectly for us, and he even traveled on some slippery terrain to perform the ceremony where we initially planned! I 100% recommend him!

Summer and Andrew

Dwight was very responsive and also flexible on location. We appreciate the quick response and detailed instructions. The ceremony draft was also very helpful with references to other options if desired. Dwight was also very nice and friendly and accommodated special requests. Our wedding was held on the ice at Echo Lake Beach. Dwight arrived early and quickly walked us through the process. He was very professional and the ceremony went smoothly. Would highly recommend Dwight to other couples.

Errol and Ava

Dwight Phetteplace was professional, punctual, pleasantly outgoing and extremely easy to work with on program ideas. He delivered a perfect wedding service with confidence and ease. He also played the guitar beautifully. Following the ceremony he delivered uninterrupted music, including singing for several hours! We were very happy with the entire event and recommend Dwight Phetteplace for your wedding plans.

Dana and Boynton

My husband is in the navy and his schedule prior to our wedding was very unpredictable. Dwight was so flexible and made no fuss when we asked to change the ceremony time twice (the second time the day of). He always responded in a quick manner and was delightful to work with!

Sydney and Michael

Dwight was amazing to work with. He was very quick to respond any time we reached out and very flexible. We decided to elope at cathedral ledge early morning hoping for a sunrise but instead we got pouring rain but he still made the drive up and was in good spirits. Our day could not have been more perfect thanks to him!

Nikka and John

My husband and I throughly enjoyed having Dwight as our officiant! He was flexible, thoughtful and had a warm and friendly personality. Made everyone comfortable. We highly recommend him!

Asia and Dylan

Dwight was amazing! My Aunt was originally going to be the one to officiate my wedding. Sadly, she passed away at the end of April. Her wish was that we continued on with the wedding date. We chose Dwight and he fit in perfectly on our special day. Leading up to the wedding he checked in regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a small backyard wedding. Everyone loved the music he played on his guitar as guests arrived. I will be recommending Dwight to any future brides!

Hannah and Ryan