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.
60 Reviews for Rev. Phil Passantino
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Diane · Getting 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.
Megan · Married on 10/06/2019
Great Officiant & Great Person
Phil gave us the best ceremony which everyone still talks about. He was such a professional coming on-time, prepared and incorporated so much personalization about the two of us. We had laughs and so much love throughout our ceremony. All the while Phil was a calming presence who kept the ceremony flowing with no awkward pauses or moments. Our family really enjoyed the stories about us he told and everyone was laughing at his jokes. We couldn't be happier with the outcome and would highly recommend him to anyone else. We even invited him to stay for the ceremony because we just felt so much like he was a friend of our family. Thanks again Phil!Sent on 12/07/2019
Swenja & Andy · Married on 09/27/2019
Phil was amazing to work with and made our ceremony perfect. He met with us a few times until we had everything pat down for our big day. We highly recommend Phil
Thank you for making our day special
Swenja & AndySent on 10/29/2019
Rev. Phil one of the best Reverends I have ever worked with.