If you are planning a wedding, baby blessing, vow renewal ...
or perhaps you're looking for a garden venue for a bridal or baby shower ...
Come take a look at Once Upon A Time Gardens. The perfect setting for smaller, more intimate celebrations.
Come take a relaxing walk ... sit on the kissing bench ... or under the chandelier tree; make a wish at the wishing well and take a few pictures!
We have lavender oil, linen sprays, hand sanitizer and bug spray made from our OWN lavender and always fresh from this past Spring!
We'd love to see you and celebrate with you one day in future!
Located on the corner of Morton Avenue and South Pearl Street in Clayton, NJ 08312
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Rose M. · Married on 07/12/2020
Wonderful and whimsical wedding during a global pandemic
We were looking to have a more laidback, small wedding. We found Kathy and Once Upon a Time Garden through Google. We were able to set up a meeting quickly and she was very helpful, creative and welcoming. We originally planned to get married in May but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to put everything on hold. She was very accommodating and got us set up for our wedding very quickly.
We had our ceremony and it was everything we could have asked for and more! We would recommend Kathy’s services and expertise to anyone who was looking to have a warm, unique wedding experience. I say unique because it was tailored to who we are as a couple. As someone who has worked for years in the wedding industry, that is a rarity and definitely made our day so much more special! Kathy also filed our paper work the next business day which is also extremely important and made our wedding experience stress free!Sent on 07/14/2020
Costello Wedding Ceremonies & Gardens's reply:It was truly a beautiful day and it was an honor to have you and your guests here. I'm so happy that you were able to share your celebration with friends and family ... even through this ongoing pandemic and mask wearing (loved your personalized Mr. and Mrs. masks). Congratulations to you both, once again!
Crystal C. · Married on 08/31/2019
From the moment we parked in the driveway, we knew it was going to be a beautiful day! The atmosphere captured us in a way we didn’t expect. We will replay the memories in our minds for years to come. We needed two witnesses, Officiant Costello provided them for us, they were a couple married for many years so, that touch made our day even more special! Mrs. Costello was so nice to us and we loved the vows she picked to recite to us, we requested a copy. Once Upon A Garden has a magical and meaningful feel to it! We were immediately at ease and remained as such through out our entire wedding experience! It was one of the best hours of our life! We are so blessed to have picked the perfect venue for two! Everywhere you looked was a beautiful setting, perfect for a couple in love! A million thanks to Officiant Costello, Once Upon A Garden is a divine venue for any magical event!Sent on 09/04/2019
Costello Wedding Ceremonies & Gardens's reply:Thank you so much for all your wonderful words ... which say exactly what we want each and every couple to experience and I'm so happy that you shared your day with us! Best wishes for your happily ever after and please come back to celebrate again in the future!
Evangeline M. · Married on 08/24/2019
Perfect place for a beautiful wedding
Kathy is amazing and her garden is so beautiful. I can’t be more thankful for the professional service, friendliness and the wonderful support she has give me and my husband. We are very pleased with whole garden setting and the service. Everyone who attended also loved the place. So beautiful and Kathy is such a pro! Highly recommended!Sent on 09/04/2019
Costello's is a great place to have a wedding.I highly recommend this place.
Reverend Kathy is unique... she's a truly caring, compassionate, funny lady. You will know within minutes of meeting her that she CARES about you and about your wedding ceremony, and that she will do the best job for you that she can -- to make sure that your wedding ceremony is not only how you pictured it in your mind, but better. Hiring Reverend Kathy isn't so much about hiring someone to speak some words, but about making a new friend. And I haven't even touched on all of the many options that she offers to make your wedding ceremony unique and beautiful! If you are in Southern New Jersey, there is no one whom you should contact as regards your wedding ceremony except for Reverend Kathy. :-)
Yet another fastastic vendor I had the pleasure of meeting. There's absolutely no doubt in my mind of how impressed you will be when you choose to have Costello Wedding Ceremonies perform your ceremony. It will truly be one of a kind. I'm happy to refer my clients to Kathy. Jamie of "Weddings by Jamie's Handmade Treasures"