Located in Costa Rica, Marcelo Galli Officiants is a premier officiating service for English-speaking couples looking for first-class service, a beautiful ceremony, and expert guidance. With over 20 years and thousands of ceremonies of experience, Marcelo Galli combines the sensitivity and expert legal advice necessary for a memorable wedding.
Marcelo Galli Officiants offers various kinds of weddings, including vow renewals, non-denominational, interfaith, and spiritual ceremonies. Marcelo specializes in elopements, but handles both medium and large weddings as well. You can also indicate if you want your ceremony to be legal or non-legal, and your guests won't even notice. Whether in the thick jungle, on a white-sand beach, at an amazing waterfall, a volcano-view site or barefoot under a palm tree, he's done it all. Costa Rica’s beauty and adventures make for a perfect beginning for every romantic journey. Marcelo is also a notary public and an attorney, as required for legal marriages in Costa Rica, so he knows how to keep the marriage requirements simple, and couples can enjoy the experience without drowning in paperwork. This licensed and bilingual expert officiant offers premarital counseling and encourages couples to write their own beautiful vows if they desire. Although he's not a man of the cloth, if requested he integrates Bible passages, and serves earth-based as well as non-denominational couples. Marcelo Galli’s average ceremonies last less than 30 minutes, allowing couples plenty of time for joyous celebration.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Roxie Clingan · Getting married on 01/02/2020
Professional, Personable, Highly Recommended
Marcelo is not only a great professional, but a very likeable person, who did a wonderful job with our ceremony. He was very helpful with finding us the perfect venue for us. The marriage is LEGAL, and all the paperwork came as promised, and was easy to record in the United States. We highly recommend his service.Sent on 05/09/2019
Marcelo Galli's reply:Thank you, Roxie! That waterfall I suggested was spectacular, definitely (RainMaker BioReserve). I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and I'm happy if you're happy! :-) Give my kind regards to Greg!
Allana Perlman · Married on 09/21/2019
Pura Vida Wedding
Marcello was great! Since I'm not from CR, we exchanged emails to reach the best ceremony speech that incorporated God and other points about us that we wanted to touch on. Marcello was always kind and fast to respond. He delivered an amazing ceremony: fun, easy, beautiful and memorable!!!Sent on 10/07/2019
Marcelo Galli's reply:Oh Allana! What sweet words. I had a wonderful time with Tyler and you, and such a select group of guests! Brazilians are so much fun! But what's most important is that you are happy. All the best!
Tamera Butler · Married on 08/31/2019
A+ Service and Communication
Marcelo is a kind, helpful human! We were in communication with him for about a month, trying to fit in an elopement with our NYE weekend in Costa Rica. We ended up changing plans when we got there (busy busy time for all of Costa Rica during the holidays) and I was most disappointed about not being able to meet him in person. Even though we never officially utilized his services, I would strongly recommend him - that's how responsive and helpful he was. We exchanged so many emails up until the day we got there and he was always sweet and considerate. Don't second guess if you are considering. If we ever go back and decide on a re-commitment or something similar, I'm reading back out to Marcelo.Sent on 01/03/2019
Marcelo Galli's reply:Dear Tamera: