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Richard J. Colonna Ministries is a wedding officiant business that is based out of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey. Richard is able to perform weddings, civil unions, baptisms, baby namings, and more. He is ordained as an interfaith and non-denominational officiant, and he provides a variety of services to couples who are ready for their next step in their journey together. Richard has officiated over 500 weddings and most, if not all are customized to meet the needs of each couple. Whether the ceremony includes 4 or 400 people attending, Richard has pleanty of experience to rise to each occaision.

Services Offered

Richard believes that an officiant's service should be creative, fun, flexible and memorable. He strives to make sure that each and every event is completed in a unique and special way, creating memories that will last for a lifetime. In his mind, he considers the opportunity an honor and he would be happy to be a part of any couple's journey.

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www.reverendrichardjcolonna.com

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$600

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$700

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$75

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Presbyterian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CT
NJ
NY
PA
VT

What languages do you speak?

English
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Richard Colonna is highly recommended as a wedding officiant. Multiple reviewers praised his professionalism, organization, and ability to personalize ceremonies. He was described as attentive, helpful, and accommodating, with a calm and warm presence that made both couples and guests feel at ease. Richard's sense of humor and excellent delivery were highlighted, and many guests noted that their ceremonies were memorable and tailored to their specific needs. Overall, Richard exceeded expectations and was a highlight of the wedding day for many couples.

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Richard Colonna is highly recommended as a wedding officiant. Multiple reviewers praised his professionalism, organization, and ability to personalize ceremonies. He was described as attentive, helpful, and accommodating, with a calm and warm presence that made both couples and guests feel at ease. Richard's sense of humor and excellent delivery were highlighted, and many guests noted that their ceremonies were memorable and tailored to their specific needs. Overall, Richard exceeded expectations and was a highlight of the wedding day for many couples.

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Christina A. Sent on 12/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Incredible!

My husband and I cannot recommend Richard enough. We got married last week and we could not have imagined a better ceremony, it was everything we wanted. He followed exactly what we requested- a non-religious, not to serious & funny yet heartfelt ceremony. All of our family and friends were raving about how he did such an excellent job. Do not hesitate to book him, he has such a range of what he can do for your ceremony and he really takes the time to go over all options and get to know you to craft your perfect ceremony. We knew from the first zoom meeting he was the perfect match for us and I would bet you'd feel the same as well!
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Sarena Sent on 10/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Don't think about it, just hire Rich!!

Working with Rich was seamless. He met with us as much as needed, was helpful in answering questions about the big day, and allowed us to get super creative with our ceremony. The day of, he was attentive, helpful and really prepared, and all our guests kept talking about his humor and amazing delivery during the ceremony. We're grateful to have chosen him for the job and would choose him a thousand times over if we could relive the day!
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Sal S. Sent on 08/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day with Richard Colonna

Richard, thank you so much for being extremely organized, professional, positive, and all around a true joy to spend time with. We couldn’t have asked for more. Richard took care of all of the unknowns, making sure everything was in order for our special day. The generosity was felt not only by us as the couple, but also by our guests. We had fun, we cried, we laughed, we cheered. What a beautiful perfect day, thanks to Rev Rich!

Sal & Ashley.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Susan Tahmoosh - Pianist, Keyboardist Susan Tahmoosh - Pianist, Keyboardist Wedding Musicians

Richard and I have worked together many times and I always look forward to being a part of the beautiful ceremonies that he conducts. Incredibly personable and professional, Richard takes the time to get to know couples in order to provide a beautiful and memorable ceremony, with style, grace and humor. If you're looking for amazing attention to detail and a very personalized, beautiful ceremony, Richard Colonna is the officiant you're looking for.

Peony Events Peony Events Wedding Planners

Reverend Richard J. Colonna, I can't thank you enough for going above and beyond for my clients from Austria. You made their day so special and you can tell that you love what you do! Can't wait to book you for another client's wedding! A++ service, which to us is a Peony+!. We look forward to working with you again in the near future!

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