The Officiant is in your life for a short time, but plays an intense, intimate, and important role. Father Vince will work with you to design a ceremony that is uniquely your own and will speak to your guests of the depth of your love and your hopes for the future.
Grounded in Franciscan community life for twenty years and ordained in 1980, Vince brings to your ceremony the insights gained over twenty-five years of counseling couples, as well as his own experience as a husband, father, and psychotherapist. Service, compassion, and respect are the cornerstones of Vince's professional and personal life as a married priest.
Couples who approach him to discuss plans for an upcoming wedding or other service can be assured of being welcomed with open arms and respect for personal circumstances and beliefs. As a licensed social worker, Vince blends the tenets of psychology and spirituality, walking with couples as they pursue wholeness and intimacy. Vince meets with couples twice before their ceremony. Additional pre-marital counseling is available by request.
Vince is available for ceremonies in Northern New Jersey, Manhattan, and Rockland & Westchester counties.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Robert · Married on 09/16/2016
If you found Father Vince and are considering having him officiate at you wedding, LOOK NO FURTHER, and, run (don’t walk) to book him now!
When Laura and I first started looking for an officiant, I assumed it really didn’t matter who we got, so long as at some point he said “you may now kiss the bride.”
Let me just say, how wrong I was. Father Vince made all the difference, and our guests are still commenting on what an incredible ceremony he performed. Yes, Laura and I were there too, but the combination of Father Vince’s warmth, wisdom, and message, as we blended our two families was perfect.
Naturally, one might ask “why,” and “what made Fr. Vince so good?” So let me explain:
Prior to meeting, "Vince" and his wife, Christine, made a point to e-mail extensively with us regarding who we were, and what we were looking for in our ceremony. Then, with a template in place, we discussed at length what our ceremony would be like, family participation, and how much spirituality and religion we wanted to incorporate into it.
Vince met with us beforehand so he could learn even more about our lives. We sat like old friends and discussed how we met, our circumstances, and hopes for the future. He took the time to take notes, ask questions, and perhaps, most importantly, to become our friend. He demonstrated that he really cared. So much so, that we felt like we were talking with a favorite Uncle who happened to volunteer to perform our wedding ceremony.
When our day finally arrived, Father Vince was there (early) and getting set up. He then delivered a ceremony with the perfect blend of spirituality and meaning that we hoped for. In fact, he was so complete in his message, and in his knowledge of us, that after the ceremony all of our guests just assumed he was either a longtime friend or family member.
If you seek a custom wedding service with a meaningful message of love and harmony, talk to Father Vince and Christine. Laura and I are so glad we did!
Lauren · Married on 10/21/2018
My husband and I could not be happier that we chose Father Vince to officiate our wedding. Selecting a person to conduct a wedding ceremony is a big deal, especially since we both come from families where everyone assumes there will be a church wedding. Father Vince met with us and discussed ways to keep the ceremony moderately religious (as we requested) while also incorporating some of our own personality and establishing the vibe we wanted for our ceremony. Father Vince had great suggestions regarding readings, prayers, and rituals and showed us things outside of the traditional Catholic Church standard that we could utilize in our ceremony which is exactly what we were looking for as it allowed us to customize our ceremony and make it more individualized as a reflection of us as a couple . He was extremely flexible with our schedules when it came time to meet. Father Vince was very responsive to e-mails and phone calls. I did not finish my vows until less than 24 hours before our wedding and Father Vince still looked them over for me and brought them along with him. Father Vince did an excellent job with our ceremony and our families were surprised by how beautiful a non-traditional ceremony could be. A huge thank you to Father Vince for all that he did for us leading up to our wedding day and on our wedding day (including standing outside for a ceremony in 37 degree weather). Thank you for capturing our vision for our ceremony and making it come to life.
Kelly · Married on 10/13/2018
Father Vince made our wedding an amazing day!
I can say, without a shred of doubt, that Father Vince Corso was instrumental in making our wedding ceremony the most memorable event it could possibly be. Working with him was an absolute pleasure; from the moment we walked through his door, we were welcomed to make ourselves at home. Talking with him about our relationship, and what we wanted our wedding ceremony to convey really helped us feel prepared for the big day. Our guests could not stop talking about his beautiful words and the ceremony he had put together for us, and we would not have it any other way! Please consider choosing Father Vince as your officiant; my husband and I are certainly glad that we did!
Rev Vince, offers the whole package. He is a skilled minister and an excellent counselor. He is my former boss and was a kind manager and supervisor. You would do well to have Father Vince as your officiant.