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Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Weddings by Paul's Reverend Paul Costello provides personalized wedding officiant services to couples throughout the surrounding areas, including (but not limited to) Lancaster, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Lehigh counties. Reverend Paul prides himself on using his professional writing and public speaking skills to design ceremonies that are as unique as his clients. He can handle events of all sizes, whether it's just you and your partner or all of your family and friends.

Guest engagement is of utmost priority to Reverend Paul; those ceremonies which engage your guests and make them FEEL a part of your big day are of the utmost importance to him, while performing exactly the ceremony which fits YOUR style, values, philosophy, and beliefs.

Services Offered

Before the big day, Reverend Paul can rehearse the ceremony with you so you can be sure everything runs smoothly and meets your expectations. He is able to create spiritual, romantic, interfaith, and non-denominational ceremonies and vows, and will collaborate closely with you to ensure they match your values and receive your approval. Additionally, he can perform vow renewals for couples who are already married. For more information about his available services, contact Weddings by Paul.

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$500

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$500

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$150

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$150

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Hindu
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

DE
NJ
PA

What languages do you speak?

English
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Reviews of Weddings By Paul

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Paul, the officiant at Sunnybrook, received glowing reviews from multiple couples who highly recommended him for wedding ceremonies. He was described as friendly, professional, and helpful throughout the process. Couples appreciated his guidance, flexibility, and ability to customize the ceremony to their preferences. Paul's organization and clear communication were also praised, making for a seamless and memorable wedding experience.

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Paul, the officiant at Sunnybrook, received glowing reviews from multiple couples who highly recommended him for wedding ceremonies. He was described as friendly, professional, and helpful throughout the process. Couples appreciated his guidance, flexibility, and ability to customize the ceremony to their preferences. Paul's organization and clear communication were also praised, making for a seamless and memorable wedding experience.

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Christine G. Sent on 09/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Pleasure to Work With

Paul was great! He was so easy to get along with, personable, and made us feel at ease. We opted for a non-traditional ceremony which included a hand fasting and he gave us lots of information and text to review that we opted to include in our vows. He helped us with the structure of our ceremony and answered all my questions promptly. He arrived early and did an amazing job. Highly recommend hiring Paul!
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Jennifer C. Sent on 05/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Ceremony

Reverend Paul was amazing as our Officiant and we highly recommend his services. I appreciated the ability to taylor our ceremony to reflect both our personalities as well as knowing it’s completely unique from any other wedding ceremonies. All our guests mentioned how lovely it was, how well spoken Reverend Paul was, and overall the best ceremony some of our guests ever heard!! Thank you so much for helping to make our day special, memorable, and overall amazing 🤩
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Jhona M. Sent on 10/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brian and Jhona

It's been 2weeks since Brian and I got married @ Sunnybrook. Paul did our ceremony, his very friendly, and professional, well spoken
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Reverend Paul Costello
Reverend Paul Costello
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I've been a minister / wedding officiant since 2000, as this part-time vocation allows me to combine ("marry") my two best talents: Writing and speaking. :-) Since I began officiating weddings, I have NEVER performed the same ceremony twice, because I've never married the same couple twice. Each couple is unique in their views, beliefs, and philosophies around love and marriage, and it's my responsibility (and frankly my honor) to imbue their ceremony with these -- and convey them to the guests.

I also sit on the Board of Directors for Wish Upon a Wedding, a nationwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit which grants weddings and vow renewals to couples suffering from serious illness, or life-changing health circumstances.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Costello Wedding Ceremonies & Gardens Costello Wedding Ceremonies & Gardens Wedding Officiants

Paul is friendly, warm, a great writer and has a wonderful sense of humor. A professional when it comes to personalizing ceremonies, he has written a Ceremony Selection book with tons of suggestions for literally every detail of a wedding. Paul's personality makes him easy to talk with and fun to be around. I know Paul personally, but I can imagine that couples totally enjoy working with him from the first planning stages all the way through to the end of their very special day!

Murphy Ministry Murphy Ministry Wedding Officiants

Reverend Paul has set the bar when it comes to romantic weddings. He has a way with words that is pure poetry and a demeanor to set anyone at ease. The perfect combination for an officiant.

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I have never met a more accomodating officiant! Paul brings it all when he marries any couple whatever religious background or domination they are from. His website is very helpful to any Bride and Groom who is not sure of how much they want to add to their Ceremony. Paul will meet with a client at a location that is suitable for the Bride and Groom and always makes them feel comfortable and that all their needs are met with their Ceremony. I have had the pleasure to work with Paul on several occasions and all of my clients are very happy with his services.

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