Rev. Phil Passantino is a wedding officiant provider based in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Officiates weddings in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, or Irish Gaelic. He creates ceremonies with just the right balance of fun, seriousness, and spirituality. Phil, a licensed officiant, has been officiating weddings for over 15 years, serving couples throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The multitalented officiant can provide guitar, mbira, or accordion music for a couple's ceremony as well.
Rev. Phil Passantino officiates weddings for several different wedding types, such as traditional weddings, same-sex couples, interfaith ceremonies, nature-based ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, single religion ceremonies, and vow renewals. He is able to perform ceremonies for couples of all faiths and cultures, whether the ceremony is spiritual or non-spiritual, nature-based, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, or Muslim. Rev. Phil Passantino works with couples to write customized vows for all ceremonies.
63 Reviews for Rev. Phil Passantino
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Faith Decina · Married on 08/22/2020
Amazing Reverend that works with you throughout the planning process!
Reverend Phil is amazing! He was extremely professional and responsive throughout our planning process, and he presented a beautiful, thoughtful ceremony that all of our guests raved about. He provided us with a sense of peace and serenity during the chaos of planning a wedding during such a stressful time. We will definitely be recommending him to all of our family and friends, thanks Reverend Phil!Sent on 08/27/2020
Rev. Phil Passantino's reply:Thanks Faith and Adam, that's so nice of you! I really enjoyed officiating your ceremony at Chateau Hathorn in Warwick, surrounded by nature and your loving fam. It was kind of magical under those shady trees, all in honor of your love. Stay blessed!
Carol Patryn · Getting married on 03/09/2021
My marriage date was Sept. 15, 2020. The ceremonySent on 09/18/2020
Phil gave was just beautiful. He made it feel so special.
The reading of the words touched me. He is well spoken
With a great personality. My ceremony was small at my
house. My sisters also said it was beautiful. I’m happy
I chose him he is wonderful.
Rev. Phil Passantino's reply:Thanks Carol and Joseph, it was an honor to meet you and your triplet sisters, and celebrate a special wedding day at your home under the singing cardinal who flew by. God bless Joe, and thanks to him for his tremendous service to our country as a Marine who gave of himself over and over again, from Vietnam to Iraq. Congrats to you both!! You are so blessed.
Diane · Married on 10/10/2020
Rev. Phil is exactly what we were looking for. My husband and I were both married in a Catholic church before for our first marriages. Even though we both had grounds for annulments we didn't want to spend the money or go through the process being we wanted to get married in the gardens at our venue. Rev. Phil was completely understanding and helpful. Not only did he listen to our needs and wants but he also recommended a book about 2nd marriages we read. He gave us his time and energy and was open to all of our ideas. For example- blessing rings for our children (my husband has a son and I have a son and 2 daughters), Unity Cross, gem vase where our guests each had a glass gem and placed it in a vase before taking their seats, giving us their blessing (we incorporated this into the ceremony). He included elements of a Catholic based ceremony such as readings and the Our Father per our request. His words were heartwarming and personal. Everyone still compliments us on our ceremony and the kind, professional, friendly, and compassionate Rev. Phil.Sent on 01/10/2016
I searched the internet trying to find an officiant who could be accepted by both our church going parents and include the religious element in our "Country Elegance Ceremony". I knew right away when I hit on a video of a wedding he did that he was the one. After meeting with him my gut feeling was confirmed. It turns out he was from the same circle my husband grew up in. My husband and I had many circumstances that brought us together yet we did not meet until later in life. Rev. Phil was just another one of those "this is meant to be". We highly recommend him to be your officiant if you want sincerity, class, professionalism, and love to be part of your day.
P.S. He is very affordable and worth every penny.
Rev. Phil one of the best Reverends I have ever worked with.