A Catholic priest and wedding officiant located in Manalapan, New Jersey, Father John Michael serves all faiths and works with those who do not affiliate themselves with a parish. Licensed in the states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, Father John Michael officiates at the location of your choice while respecting your spiritual identity, wedding theme, and dreams.
Couples can request the officiant services of Father John Michael at any celebration, whether it is a civil union, non-religious, interfaith or single religion ceremony; rehearsal, or vow renewal. He also provides counseling and options to customize your vows, if desired. Father John Michael has experience officiating weddings of all faiths and cultural backgrounds, including non-denominational ceremonies and that of Catholic, Baptist, Evangelical, and Methodist religions. Other religions he serves include:
Recommended by 97% of couples
Stephanie · Married on 05/07/2016
Fr. John was exceptional. From the moment we first began working together, my then fiance and I knew we'd found a gem. We had an instant connection with Fr. John. His knowledge, suggestions, ideas and ability to cater to our needs/desires really came through. He was also bride-centric and wanted to make sure my vision for the day was fulfilled which was important because I'm much more of a 'people pleaser'. When I'd call to make a request on behalf of my mother he'd stop me and say, 'is this what you want?' This was phenomenally important for me and I'm so grateful he posed that to me. The ceremony itself was absolutely seamless. He arrived early, warmly greeted the groom and bridal party, and just made everyone feel at ease. His demeanor and poise brought a very spiritual tone to the service despite the fact it was outside which I loved as I'd initially wanted to marry in a church. I loved the wedding packet he'd had me work from. it made it so easy to customize our service and really personalize it to match my religion and my grooms spirituality. I cannot express enough the amount of compliments we received. I'm sure many brides feel this way but the moment I reached the end of the aisle, I just felt encapsulated in this spiritual bubble. I couldn't see anything other than my groom and Fr. John. It was a singular experience. Fr. John truly made it feel like a spiritual union. All of our guests said they'd never seen a more beautiful, loving ceremony which was a huge compliment because for us, that was the most important aspect of the wedding
Nicole · Getting married on 12/07/2019
So many options!
Rev John was extremely informative and made sure we had plenty of options to choose from to make our ceremony perfect! I cannot wait to have him marry my fiancé and I on our big day!
Melissa · Married on 10/06/2018
We are so excited to have found Father John Michael! He is very flexible and accommodating our specific needs. He even offered extra advice on Wedding Ceremony Music, etc.. A true Blessing!!
Having worked with Father John Michael for the past 10 yrs I've seen the way he brings his compassion and caring to each couple. He provides guidance each step of the way so that no two ceremonies are alike. His sense of humor doesn't hurt either. The ATB Dream Team and I endorse and recommend Fr John Michael without reservation!
Dear Concerned Brides to Be: We highly recommend Father John Michael, as your Wedding Officiant. Father John Michael is extremely professional, outstandingly caring, with excellent detail to your personalized Wedding Ceremony. He is incredibly energetic and totally commited to every Couple. These are the extremely important qualities, when planning your Ultimate Lifetime Event -- your Wedding Ceremony. Most Sincerely, Flutist Michele, Bridal Music
We have worked with Father John for many years professionally and we recommend him to ALL of our brides in need of an Officiant! He is professional, punctual, well spoken, and very very funny. He delivers a phenomenal and eloquently spoken ceremony with just the right touch of humor! If you are looking for great ceremony we highly encourage you to give him a call!