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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. Celebrating weddings since 1998, with thousands of ceremonies of experience, Marcelo Galli combines the sensitivity and expert legal advice necessary for a memorable wedding.

Services Offered

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 (symbolic), and your guests won't even notice. Whether in the lush 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鈥檚 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, so 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鈥檚 average ceremonies can last 15-30 minutes, allowing couples plenty of time for joyous celebration.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$800

Which of the following are included in the price?

Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$650

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$300

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Earth-Based
No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
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ID
IL
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KS
KY
LA
ME
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NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
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PA
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VA
WA
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What languages do you speak?

English
Spanish
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Rachel
Rachel D. Married on 07/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great Bilingual Officiant

Marcelo was great. Very prompt in responding and accommodating to our last minute request. We decided to elope 4 months before our trip to Costa Rica & Marcelo helped us find a photographer & made everything seamless!
Brianna
Brianna Married on 11/30/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and timely

Marcielo was fantastic to work with from start to finish. The first time we met him was over FaceTime (we live in the US) and he made us feel so much more comfortable with our ceremony from the moment we met him. After our FaceTime he provided us with his standard ceremony template and we were able to make any edits we wanted to personalize it to us. We were a little bit nervous about this because we did not have a ceremony rehearsal with him. So the first time this ceremony was read was quite literally in the moment of the wedding. It went off flawlessly. He made us feel so comfortable at the alter. The ceremony last for approximately 15 minutes and it was beautiful. We received so many compliments on our ceremony. When we reflect back on our day, he was one of the major highlights of our day. We would recommend Marcielo to anyone looking to have their wedding in Costa Rica.
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Breana F. Married on 04/21/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Ceremony

You can tell Marcelo has been doing this for a while because everything is completely flawless. From initial contact, to going through vows, through to completion, he has planned for everything. Marcelo is very friendly, professional, and super easy to talk to. He made our day absolutely perfect and we can't thank him enough for his help.
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