Here are over 70 REVIEWS from 2004-2015:
Thanks so much for everything, it went great and everyone thought you playing the guitar before and after was awesome.
I'll definitely recommend you to anyone I know getting married, or anyone who would need an officiant for anything.
Andrew & Stephanie (married 5/30/15, Waterside Catering, North Bergen, NJ)
Hi Rev. Phil, that was an awesome day for us. We have received so many compliments and our friend set a date for his wedding after procrastinating because it was so inspiring. Again, thank you so much for making our day so memorable.
- Diane and Brian (married 10/12/14, Woodcliff Manor, Woodcliff Lake, NJ)
Thank you so much for performing an amazing ceremony. Our friends and family commented on the "fun and light-hearted" ceremony, which is exactly what we were going for. Thanks again for all of your help and execution of such a memorable ceremony. We are truly appreciative.
- Robin and Mike (married 8/31/14, Westminster Hotel, Livingston, NJ)
Phil, Thanks again, for making our ceremony amazing!!! Everyone loved it!! All the best!
- Dan and Jennifer (Married 6/28/14, Season's, Washington Township, NJ)
Phil, Thank you so much! The ceremony was amazing. Everyone had nothing but great things to say about it. Thank you again you made our day so special!!
- Amy and Gustavo
(Married 6/21/14, Lake Valhalla Club, Montville, NJ)
Magdalena and Mark
(Married 6/14/14, Lake Valhalla Club, Montville, NJ)
Thank you so much for leading such an amazing ceremony. We got so many compliments on it and you were flawless. Also thank you for trekking down in the snow! Who would have expected that?
Really appreciate it, thank you
- Rachel & Fred
(Married 12/14/13, Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ)
Hi Rev Phil,
We just wanted to say THANK YOU again for officiating our wedding!!! You did a fantastic job to help make our wedding extra loving, beautiful, funny and memorable. We really can't stop smiling and will cherish that day forever. Everyone has been commenting on how wonderful our ceremony ended up being... so again we thank you!!
(Married 11/16/13, The Imperia, Somerset NJ)
Hi Rev Phil!
We wanted to say thank you so much for an absolutely beautiful ceremony!!
It was just perfect :-) Have a great day!
Tracy & Aaron
(Married 10/4/13, Seasons, Washington NJ)
Rev. Phil, Thank you so much. It was an awesome ceremony and a wonderful wedding. We enjoyed it so much :) thank you lots!- Melissa & Luis
(Married 8/24, The Bethwood, Totowa, NJ)
Hi Reverend Phil,
I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a beautiful, heart felt ceremony!! I can't tell you how much it meant to us. I also can't tell you how many people came up to me to tell me how it was the "best ceremony" that they have EVER been to and just how absolutey wonderful you were. It really was a countless amount of people who said that to me! So, from Mike and I both we just want to THANK YOU SO MUCH! You made our wedding day even more special than we could have ever imagined.
- Leigh & Michael
(Married 8/10/13, Preakness Hills Country Club, Wayne, NJ)
Thank you for everything! You were just amazing thanks again!
- Ali & David
(Married 6/29/13 at McLoone's Pier House, Long Branch, NJ)
Hey Rev. Phil! I just wanted to thank you for everything! I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony!!
It was amazing! We are so happy!! :) <3
- Danielle & Joe
(Married 6/5/13 at Snapper Inn, Oakdale, Long Island, NY)
Hi Phil, thank you so much for the awesome ceremony. We loved the ceremony as did our guests. We've had so many people come to us to say how perfect the ceremony was and how great you were. We would like to recommend you to others. Thanks again!!!
- Amy & Lukas
(Married 5/26/13 at Perona Farms, Andover Township, NJ)
Hi Phil, I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful ceremony,
and for welcoming our German guests in the German language,
it was special and really nice!!!
- Anja & Michael
(Married 5/18/13 at Chelsea Piers, NYC)
Hi Phil! Thank you so much for everything and it was a pleasure working with you. Everyone was raving about the ceremony and rightfully so! We don't think that there would have been anybody better to marry us.
- Jackie and Ryan
(Married 4/20/13 at Perona Farms, Andover Township, NJ)
Thanks Phil for such a perfect and memorable ceremony!!!
- Tricia & Louis
(Married 8/26/12 in Suffern, NY)
Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing!
- Kristy & Oscar
(Married 8/25/12 at Waterside Restaurant, North Bergen, NJ)
Hi Rev. Phil,
Ben and I wanted to send a huge thank you to you. The ceremony was perfect (despite the scorching heat! :)
Everyone commented how beautiful the music was, and how much they loved the simple elegance of the ceremony.
- Kelly & Ben
(Married 6/30/12 at Old Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ)
Thank-you for performing such a beautiful ceremony, all of the guests were telling us how lovely it was. We'll be sure to send you a picture when they come in. Hope to stay in touch for future events :)
- Kristen and Jason
(married 6/17/12 at English Manor, Ocean, NJ)
Hi!!!!! Thank you sooo much for being our officiant! You were great!! And the guitar playing AMAZING!!!! I just got back my photos I will be sending you a few! They came out really nice!! Thanks again Henry and I are so grateful!
-Yihorki & Henry
(married 6/16/12 at Davis Johnson Park & Gardens, Tenafly, NJ)
Rev. Phil, We wanted to thank you for such a beautiful ceremony yesterday. It exceeded our expectations and we will remember it forever. Thanks again,
Brooke, Dennis, & Vincent (Vincent's Baptism 6/10/12 at Architects Golf Club, Lopatcong NJ)
Sisi and I want to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. Our friends are still talking about what a beautiful and unique ceremony it was. The photographer took lots of pictures for us and once I get it, I will share some with you. Thanks again for your services and I will for sure recommend you to my friends who will do weddings in the future.
Huangwei & Sisi
(Married 5/19/12, Highlawn Pavillion, West Orange NJ)
Hi Reverend Phil,
Thank you so much for conducting such a wonderful ceremony, you truly made the ceremony extra special. Thank you again for everything, and I am going to find you on fb! All the best!
Michelle & Adam
(Married 5/18/12, Addison Park, Aberdeen NJ)
Hi Phil, You have made the day so special for us and my family/ friends were really very pleased and touched by the beautiful service/ceremony. Very VERY much appreciated!
Aleksandra and Gabriel
(Married 5/5/12, The Atrium, West Orange)
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on the wedding ceremony, especially in two languages. Everybody had a great time at the wedding and enjoyed the ceremony.
John & Virna
(Married 5/4/12, Paris Inn, Wayne, NJ)
Thank you so much for such an "amazing ceremony!" Everything was beautiful and perfect, and just the way we imagined it.
- Amy & Mike
(Married 3/31/12, Woodbridge Hilton)
First off, thank you a million times over for your services in making our wedding awesome.
So many compliments from friends and family about how beautiful the ceremony was.
Couldn't have done it without you!
- Alexandra & Brian (married 3/25/12 at Kirkpatrick Chapel, New Brunswick)
Hello Rev. Phil,
Thank you for the wonderful ceremony! Everything was great and we were so happy yesterday!
- Parri and John
(married 12/18/11 at The Brownstone, Paterson, NJ)
I just wanted to say thank you for a lovely ceremony. I received so many compliments on how touching it was.
- Stacey & David (married 11/18/11 at Macaluso's, Hawthorne NJ)
Rob and I want to thank you so much for being a part of our wedding last week. I love how you incorporated our answers to the questionnaire into the ceremony. It added such a personal touch that our guests all commented on. Everyone loved how warm and meaningful your words were, and the guitar music you played by Bright Eyes & Elliot Smith turned out perfectly. It was fun, and again, so personal to us. Once we get some of our pictures I will be sure to send some to you. Thanks again and have a very happy Thanksgiving!
- Lindsay and Rob (married 11/13/11 at Lake Valhalla Country Club, Montville NJ)
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. People are still talking about what a beautiful and unique ceremony it was.
- Maggie & Rob (married 11/5/11 at Knoll Country Club, Parsippany, NJ)
Dear Rev. Phil,
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding. It was a truly special ceremony and one of the greatest moments of my life. Your calm attitude surrounding the whole ceremony part of the wedding was wonderful. Ted and I both commented on it and how it helped us relax. The ceremony was the one part of the day that I wasn't worried about and wasn't stressed out at all about. Thank you for that, because that made me able to be more present in the moment and really enjoy every bit of the ceremony.
Thanks for the well wishes! Being married is awesome and I have been loving every minute of it!
Adrien & Ted (married 5/7/11 in Englewood, NJ)
You did such an excellent job. You truly made our ceremony the best.
Gary & Michelle (married 4/30/11, Marriott Hotel, Newark Airport)
Hi, Reverend Phil...
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the beautiful ceremony! All of my guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about you and your ceremony.
Thank you again and take care!
Michelle & Dave (married 4/9/11 at Madison Hotel, Morristown)
Hey Rev. Phil!
Just wanted to drop a quick note of thanks for your officiating and guitar music for our wedding last weekend! It was really a perfect morning and we relished the simplicity of what we did! I regret that we didn't have a moment to stop and dance, having been whisked away by the photographer, but we were still able to hear you play, and Romano recognized you playing "Everlong" on the guitar, even from a distance! He was quite impressed! Thank you again for being a part of our special day! Will send you our "group" photo when it is ready!
All the best,
Alexis & Romano (married September 25, 2010 at sunrise on the beach, Brigantine, NJ)
Thank you so much for a beautiful wedding ceremony!! You were fantastic. People kept coming up to us and asking where we found you because they said you were great. =) If any of our friends get married soon, you will definitely be highly recommended to them to perform their marriage ceremonies as well! Once again, THANK YOU!!
Andria and Sean
(married September 12, 2010 at The Tides Estate, North Haledon, NJ)
We were so happy the way the ceremony was done and we continue to get compliments on how you spoke and the things you said. Our friends and family have been saying that it was one of the best ceremonies they have ever been to. We want to thank you so much for making this such a special day for us! You made the ceremony more than we could have ever imagined! Thanks again for everything!
Susan and Jared
(married August 23, 2009 at Westmount Country Club, West Paterson, NJ)
We quickly wanted to say thank you for an amazing ceremony yesterday! So many compliments from everyone! We will be writing you a much more sincere thank you when we get back from the honeymoon and have some time to catch our breaths!
All the best,
Christopher and Meris (married June 13, 2009, at Atlantic City Country Club, NJ)
Hi Rev. Phil,
Everything was great today! Thank you again so much. Everyone commented on how special the ceremony was. The day was awesome!
Pam & Eric (married May 16, 2009 at Lory's Lakeside)
Dear Reverend Phil,
We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding ceremony so special and memorable. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. It was a pleasure getting to know you and working with you. Thank you again!
Lori & Luis (married September 14, 2008 at Perona Farms)
Hello Reverend Phil,
I hope this email finds you well going into this holiday season. I wanted to thank you so much for performing our wedding ceremony. Everyone, including Lazlo and I, felt you did a beautiful job. You helped capture a special love Lazlo and I have for each other as well as for our children. Thank you again.
Melissa & Lazlo (married 11/2/08 at The Shadowbrook, Shrewsbury, NJ)
Dear Pastor Phil,
We want to thank you for such a beautiful and touching wedding service. We recently saw the video, and there was not a dry eye to been seen. So many guests came up to my husband and myself telling us how moving and heartfelt the ceremony felt.
Thank you for making the ceremony a memory we all will treasure a lifetime.
Don and Debra (parents of Lyndsey & Chris, married 10/18/08 at The Valley View Inn, Poconos)
A year ago on October 6, 2007 you performed our beautiful wedding ceremony on a hot October day. I believe your blessings are still with us today. We have had a wonderful first year and will remember you every anniversary.
Manuel & Jessica
Hi! Mike & I wanted to thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony. You did a wonderful job. We were so happy! We were blessed with a beautiful day and a beautiful wedding; we couldn't have asked for more. Everything went so smoothly and our parents, friends and family really enjoyed the ceremony. Thank you for all of the options you provided - they were so helpful to us. Thank you for signing our guest book too; we will definitely take your advice and travel together. We had so much fun on our honeymoon in Hawaii!! We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Attached are a few pictures from our wedding.
Katrina & Mike
(married 10/17/08 at Indian Springs Country Club, Marlton, NJ)
Now that I finally have some time, I wanted to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for Chrissy and I on our special day. From the moment we met, we knew that you were that special someone for our wedding. You made us feel so comfortable, and have a special way about you that’s makes everyone feel at ease. You truly fit it like family. The ceremony that you put together for us was absolutely perfect, not to mention beautiful and heart felt. I can’t tell you how many of our friends and family told us how great you were. Chrissy and I had no worries at all with you by our side marrying us. Not only did you pay attention to every detail that we had requested, but made everything flow so smooth.
Again, thank you so much for everything you have done for Chrissy and I, it was truly a pleasure meeting, and working with you. If anyone asks for a Reverend, I tell them they are doing themselves an injustice by not working with you.
(married with Chrissy in September 2008 at The Breakers, Spring Lake, NJ)
Jon and I wanted to thank you for officiating our wedding. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect ceremony. It truly was a pleasure working with you. When Jon and I first met you, it was like we had known you for years. We loved the ceremony choices that you had for us and what you added to it that day was absolutely perfect. Everyone told us how great you were and that the ceremony was amazing. They wanted to know where we found you. Our ceremony truly made us forget about the storm coming in. We can’t thank you enough for making our special day so perfect. It truly was a memorable ceremony that we will never forget. Thank you again!
(married September 2008 at The Breakers, Spring Lake, NJ)
We just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony that you performed at our wedding. It was very hot out there, but you remained cool as a cucumber! We know you had to travel quite a distance, and we really appreciate that. My family told me that it was the most beautiful ceremony they've seen. Thank you so much for being such an important part in our special day!
Sandra & Vince
(married at the Paris Palace, 8/23/08)
Dear Reverend Phil,
Gerard and I wanted to take a minute to express our sincere gratitude to you for making our wedding day so wonderful. Even though we only met you once before the wedding, we felt like you truly cared about us and wanted to create a warm and meaningful ceremony. As soon as you arrived in my bridal suite before the ceremony, I felt we were in excellent hands. You were so calming and made me feel that much more secure and confident that the ceremony would go off without a hitch.
You delivered the ceremony beautifully, incorporating some of your own words with ours, which was just perfect. You were warm and compassionate, engaging with our guests, and every time I felt nervous, I just looked at your completely calm face and felt better. Several people told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended!
Thank you for making the most important aspect of our day as perfect as it could possibly be.
Gerard and Lisa
(married July 24, 2008 at the Parker Meridien Hotel, Manhattan)
We just got back from our family honeymoon in Wildwood and we wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You did a wonderful job at the wedding. You really made it feel the way that we wanted and the Spanish and English translation was WONDERFUL. We have had so many compliments and everyone had said what a wonderful job that you did. You really made our daughter Faith feel special as she is special and is a special part of our marriage. We will hopefully be calling soon for a baby blessing. Take care and thank you so much for starting our marriage out so beautifully!
Fran, Carlos and Faith
(married June 29, 2008 at The Landmark, East Rutherford)
Hi Rev. Phil,
Hope all is well with you. We've had so many poeple tell us how wonderful the ceremony was and we appreciate all that you have done. We truly couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks again!
Justin & Catie
(married 5/25/08 at Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ)
Hi Rev. Phil,
Just wanted to thank you again for the lovely ceremony- every one of our guests commented on how moving it was. Thank you so much for being a part of our day. We'll keep you in mind for any future baby blessings- we plan to name our first girl Hanna...
Melanie & Kyle (married during Hurricane Hanna on 9/6/08, The Mill at Spring Lake, NJ)
Dear Rev. Phil,
Hi how are you?? Very well here. We just wanted to write to say thank you. The ceremony was beautiful, just perfect in every way. We really lucked out with weather and with the flowers all in bloom, and with your wonderful guitar playing and beautiful words from you, it was just perfect. We really can't thank you enough for everything.
Jim and Tabetha
(married April 26, 2008 at Hurd Park, Dover)
Hello, I just wanted to thank you for your service. It was wonderful! Josh was more nervous then me! Haha . I think the ceremony was beautiful and I really wanted to thank you for everything! Thank you again for everything!!!!
Josh & Melyssa :)
(married March 15, 2008 at Addison Park)
I just wanted to thank you again for a PERFECT ceremony....it was EXACTLY what we wanted (and hoped for). Appreciate everything!
Stephanie and Anthony
Married 2/15/08 at Ravello's, East Hanover
Dear Rev. Phil,
Thank you so much for an absolutely beautiful wedding ceremony. Eric and I loved every minute of it and it could not have been more perfect for us. We truly appreciate your talent at creating such an intimate and loving moment for us, and seamlessly including our family in the occassion as well. A number of people complimented us on choosing you, but the thanks all goes to you for doing such a great job. Thanks again for making our wedding day so wonderful!
Andrea & Eric
Married 8/25/07 at Skylands Manor, Ringwood, NJ
Dear Reverend Phil Passantino,
What can I say? The ceremony was just beautiful! You made our day so special, your charm and great sense of humor, made our guests feel so comfortable. Thank you for creating such a wonderful memory and we will remember and cherish this day for the rest of our lives.
Teresita and Rick, Blu Hill at Stone Barns, Tarrytown, NY
Dear Rev. Passantino,
Wil and I would like to thank you for performing our ceremony. It was just beautiful!! Everyone enjoyed it and could not stop talking about it, especially when our son Joseph was acknowledged. Great job! We could not have asked for a better person. Thank you!
Jo Ann and Wil, The Bethwood, Totowa, NJ
Dear Rev. Phil,
Thank you so much for helping make it a perfect day! Everyone has told us it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies! Thanks for everything!
Mr. and Mrs. Nahay, Edison, NJ
Dear Rev. Phil, We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful ceremony. It was everything that we wanted and more. It was perfect.
Annette & Joe, Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ
Hello Rev. Phil,
I've been meaning to get in touch with you to thank you for doing such a wonderful job. The ceremony was everything that I've always wanted and I have you to thank. People are still raving about the ceremony and how romantic and beautiful it was. Thanks again for everything!
Ganeane & Steve, Rockleigh Country Club
Hi Reverend Phil,
We just wanted to thank you for the service on Sunday, we've received so many requests to forward compliments on to you. It was great, and we hope you enjoyed the scenery!
Dana and Eddie
Dear Rev. Philip Passantino,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful ceremony. Everyone is still talking about it. And my son felt so important that he was part of the ceremony. I'm so happy you were there. I couldn't ask for a better ceremony.
Maria and Jay, The Greycliff, Moonachie, NJ
Dear Rev. Philip,
This note is long overdue... We were desperate for someone to officiate at my son's wedding, I went online and discovered you with just over a week to the big day! You provided an absolutely wonderful and memorable ceremony for this special day. Your joy was obvious and made this special event even more special.
Thank you so much,
Jona, VFW Hall, Cedar Grove, NJ
Dear Rev. Phil,
We wanted to thank you for all you did to make our New Year's Eve wedding so special. Your suggestions, flexibility and patience allowed us to come up with a ceremony that was meaningful to us. Both we and our guests thought you did a terrific job officiating; this was a joyous occasion and you treated it as such. Thanks so much again.
Krista and Tom, The Madison Hotel, Morristown, NJ
Hello Rev. Phil!
You conducted my wedding ceremony at the Manor on 7/1/06. I've been negligent in telling you what a WONDERFUL job we thought you did! Even though you didn't know us well, you really made it personal and warm. People were commenting on how great they thought the minister was and how they thought we'd known you for a long time! Thank you so much for that!
Heather, The Manor, West Orange, NJ
Dear Rev. Phil,
We wanted to thank you for helping to make our day truly special. The ceremony, along with everything else, was perfect and beautiful! People continue to comment on how lovely the ceremony was. We appreciate the time you spent with us - rewording, meeting with my Imam, Mohamed and co-officiating with him - in order to make our wedding just the way we wanted it.
Molly and Zafar, Knoll Country Club, Parsippany, NJ
Rev. Phil -
Mark and I would like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed for us on our wedding day. Thank you for being such a warm and caring person. You are very easy to talk to and throughout the year-long process prior to the wedding, you never hesitated to answer our questions or concerns. You certainly made us feel at ease. Everyone who attended agreed it was a very special event and you certainly were a big part of it. Once again, thank you for eveything. We wish you much love, health and peace!
Claudia and Mark, Farmstead Country Club, Lafayette, NJ
Dear Rev. Phil,
Tom and I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely ceremony that you did for us. People are still talking about it. And we could not be any happier with the way it turned out. You made our day so very special for us and our families. We just could not have asked for any better. The ceremony was beautifully done and you were a delight to work with! My mother said you were "fantasic" and that you really put your heart into it. So again "Thank You".
Blessings to you always,
Dana and Tom, The Adam Todd, Byram, NJ
Dear Rev. Phil,
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful job you did for our wedding. It was beautiful and we could not have asked for a better day. Everyone thought you were wonderful and I am glad that I choose to go with you. It was the best day I could have asked for. Thank you so much.
Laura and Eric, Perona Farms, Andover, NJ
CONTACT: Rev. PHIL PASSANTINO (973) 907-0200