The Honorable J. Mary Sorrell
Justice of the Peace, Wedding Officiant, Notary Public

Serving ALL couples including: same sex, opposite sex, all gender identities, interfaith, and secular.

J. Mary Sorrell is a lesbian. Her commissioned appointment as Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the result of her desire to serve openly and with great regard for all couples who enter into marriage.  She is committed to meeting the needs of each couple-- from simple to elaborate (and everything in between).  J.M. has officiated for over 400 couples from all walks of life since 2004.  She has lived in western Massachusetts throughout most of her adult life.

Prior to the July 31, 2008 repeal of the 1913 law, J.M. had served many couples from out of state who expressed an intention to move to Massachusetts in the future.  Now, same-sex couples from out of state or out of the country may be legally married in Massachusetts regardless of where they reside now and intend to reside in the future.

J.M. is based in the Northampton area, but she is available to travel to all areas of Massachusetts.

Wedding Officiant rates are as follows:
Northampton area: $100; Other towns and cities in western Massachusetts: $150
Other parts of Massachusetts (depends on travel time and distance)

Additional services are available and may include certain fees:

Couples Consultations (creating text; organizing ceremony;  license process)
Planning Services (sites--indoor/outdoor; transportation; accommodations)

"JM handled everything as we wanted; she was present and caring from the time we met through the ceremony. She made all the difference."

--Chris and Karen
   Amherst, Massachusetts

"We were nervous about the process; we are from New York.  From the moment we first spoke by phone, JM put us at ease.  We will always remember her kindness and attention to our needs.   She met us at the City Clerk's office and made us feel special as she introduced us to the staff handling our license.  Everyone was friendly and supportive.  The ceremony was beautiful.  Wow."

--Matt and Bill
    New York, New York

Call or Write:
J. Mary (JM) Sorrell

117C South Street

Northampton, MA  01060