To Have & To Hold Monistries provides wedding officiant services based in Morristown, New Jersey. Reverend Ed Abato began performing wedding ceremonies in 2007. He enjoys bringing happiness into couples' lives by providing ceremonies that are both unique and personalized. This officiant is the owner of a larger group that hosts two additional officiants by the names of Reverend Patrick O'Donnell and Reverend Ellyn DeCaro. All officiants are well spoken professionals who enjoy working with couples to create the absolute perfect ceremony for their wedding day!
To Have & To Hold Ministries is pleased to provide officiant services for a range of couples and ceremony types. The event typically takes less than a half-an-hour and may be performed for those that have no religious affiliation.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jacqueline · Married on 10/27/2018
Rev. Ed was awesome!
Even though my husband and I were both raised in the church, we decided that we wanted a non-religious wedding ceremony. We spoke with a few different officiants and Reverend Ed was by far the friendliest and most responsive.Sent on 11/04/2018
The wedding-planning process was very stressful, and I was grateful that this part of the planning process (the most important part) was so easy! Ed was very flexible and provided us with tons of suggestions that we used to design our own personalized ceremony. One suggestion he made was that we have an "unplugged ceremony" so that our guests' phones wouldn't be eyesores in our professional photos, and we're so glad that we took this suggestion! Our guests were truly present in the moment and we are grateful that our ceremony was able to remain intimate, rather than having it live on the internet for strangers to see.
On the day of our wedding, Rev. Ed felt like part of our family and our ceremony was absolutely perfect. Many of our guests remarked on how personalized it was to both me and my husband and many others assumed that he was a friend or family member. We are so pleased with the services that Rev. Ed provided and highly recommend them to everyone!
Reverend Ed Abato's reply:Thank you so much for the wonderful review and all of your kind words. I always aim to make each ceremony I perform be as personal as possible in such an intimate moment. I am so happy that you and your guests felt that! I was honored to be a part of your wedding day!
Kylie Fuchs · Getting married on 07/05/2020
Rev Ed was nothing but amazing. His level of professionalism and knowledge in the field made our experience incredible. He was able to give us a myriad of options so that we could customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted. He was incredibly professional and prompt from our first meeting to helping us with our marriage after the big day. We had many family members and friends comment on how great our ceremony was. Ed also worked very well with our other vendors. We had a bagpiper play us down the isle out of the ceremony and he was able to communicate directly with him so that the end of the ceremony was as we imagined it. We would highly recommend Rev Ed to anyone that wants a wonderful and stress free officiant for your big day!Sent on 06/06/2019
Jennifer · Getting married on 09/29/2019
Organized, professional and go the extra mile
Rev. Ed and Rev. Patrick made planning the ceremony easy from start to finish. They are very organized, professional and quick to respond to questions.Sent on 06/25/2019
Rev. Patrick officiated our wedding and we couldn't have asked for more! Our family (dog included) loved him!
Reverend Ed Abato's reply:Hi Jennifer,
$50.00 off any wedding ceremony package for weddings taking place at SkyView Golf Club located in Sparta, NJ. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applies to new bookings only.
$50.00 off select wedding officiant package for any wedding ceremony that takes place in Sparta Townhip, NJ.
$50.00 off any wedding ceremony package for weddings taking place at Perona Farms located in Andover/Sparta, NJ. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applies to new bookings only.
I had the pleasure of working with Reverend Ed this past weekend. He was awesome. Down to earth, very easy to communicate with and has a booming voice that your guests will have no trouble hearing without the aid of a microphone! Can't wait to work with reverend Ed again in the future!
Ed was fantastic as a minister for a recent wedding we did for Amanda & Craig at the Inn at Millrace Pond. It was an extremely hot day outside, which the ceremony was outdoors. Despite the conditions, Ed arrived on time, came prepared fully dressed in his formal attire, and went over the details with me (Chris the DJ) without complaints or difficulty. I quickly showed him how to work the microphone. What stood out the most about Ed is that he went above and beyond to take the microphone and reposition it during the bride & groom's vows. We were on point the entire ceremony and commend all his efforts in working smoothly with us!
Reverend Ed is well spoken, down to earth, and professional. A pleasure to work with!