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Rev. Michael Whalen

Spring Lake, NJ View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$475 Typical Price

Rev. Michael Whalen is a warm and friendly wedding officiant based out of Neptune and Spring Lake, New Jersey. This minister is non-denominational and offers customized ceremonies to his clients. He is willing to travel to various locations including all venues, churches, homes, restaurants, parks, and more. If his clients wish to have a wedding on the beach at the Jersey Shore, he can easily accommodate. Wherever the nuptials take place, Rev. Michael Whalen works closely with the engaged couple to ensure that their wedding event lives up to their expectations in a professional and timely manner.

Services Offered

Rev. Michael Whalen is able to perform services for weddings, civil unions, vow renewals, and last-minute ceremonies. He always arrives dressed to impress and can perform some parts of his services in Spanish. Curious clients are encouraged to reach out to schedule a consultation should they have further questions about Rev. Whalen’s services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$475

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$400

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

NJ
NY
PA

What languages do you speak?

English
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    Jill Getting married on 09/09/2023
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    Reverend Whalen helped make our wedding ceremony perfect!! His choice of readings were exactly what we wanted and everyone loved them. Guests are still commenting on how perfect and fun the ceremony was! Also, he was very professional, kind, and easy to work with. I highly recommend Reverend Whalen for your wedding or special event.

    Thank you so, so Reverend!!!
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    Maria C. Married on 09/04/2022
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    A Class Act!

    Rev. Michael Whalen is a true gentleman and class act! From our first meeting, we absolutely felt confident in our decision to be married by this amazing man!! He worked with us to customize the entire ceremony, incorporating our love story, personalities and family traditions. He took extra time to coordinate adding details and performed a Greek crowning ceremony which meant the world to us. And did I mention he is witty?? He added the perfect touches of humor which put a smile on everyone’s face.

    He arrived early to make sure everything was ready and spent a few moments with me. He is extremely patient and truly made me feel comfortable as the perfect minister to marry us! My husband and I highly recommend Reverend Michael Whalen to anyone who needs an officiant!
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    Christy B. Married on 08/13/2022
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    Amazing from start to finish!

    Reverend Whalen married my husband (!!!!) and I yesterday, and we had a perfect experience. From the very start he was responsive, professional, warm, and collaborative. After an initial call, he sent us a draft of his remarks and added special touches to make them personalized to us and our love story. He gave us a variety of options to include, including a few things we never considered, which was very helpful. It was easy to get to a perfect final version, which he delivered impeccably on the big day. He also looked and sounded the part, which is very important for an officiant! He arrived in a very dapper suit and has a strong and pleasant speaking voice.

    Our guests kept asking us where we found him (thanks, WeddingWire!) and said he's one of the best officiants they've ever experienced. The bride and groom concur! We couldn't recommend him more, so stop your search now!!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Jaclyn Duncan Music Jaclyn Duncan Music Wedding Musicians

Michael's friendly and personable manner always makes for a pleasant atmosphere at every ceremony he officiates! I recently worked with Michael (for the second time) on a wedding ceremony at The Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, NJ. Michael's professionalism added to the already classy atmosphere at The Rockleigh. To be sure things ran smoothly, he came by to greet me and my violinist before the ceremony to get all music cues coordinated. The ceremony went on without a glitch and Michael delivered his usual quality work! I would highly recommend him as a wedding officiant and look forward to crossing paths on the job with him again soon!

Bridal Music Bridal Music Wedding Musicians

Dear Brides-to-Be! Reverend Michael Whalen's excellent ease to work with, his professionalism and perfect appearance make Reverend Whalen a pleasure to recommend to our Brides. When you choose Reverend Whalen, you have the confidence, and peace of mind, in knowing that you will have chosen a true professional! Sincerely, Michele, Flutist/Artistic Director, Bridal Music, www.BridalMusic.Org

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I have had the opportunity of working with Rev. Whalen at several weddings. He is a pleasure to work with. He works with each bride and groom individually to make sure the ceremony is exactly what they want. He has a warm, kind, personality. He is accomodating to work with and right on top of what needs to get done to have a successful wedding ceremony. I look forward to working with him on future weddings. I highly recommend his service to everyone.

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12 Victoria Lane, Neptune NJ Spring Lake, NJ, 07753
8487023499

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54 Hawthorne Drive Neptune, NJ, 07753
848-702-3499

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