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Weddings By Paul

Gilbertsville, PA View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$500 Typical Price

Weddings by Paul is a Reading, Pennsylvania-based minister and wedding officiant. Serving Reading, King of Prussia, Pottstown, Allentown, Chester county, Berks county, and the surrounding regions, Reverend Paul Costello specializes in designing and performing customized wedding ceremonies. As both a professional writer AND a professional speaker, my goal is to not only create your perfect ceremony, but also to deliver a memorable one to your guests.

I work with couples who are not affiliated with a religious institution, or do not share the same one,
to provide them a wedding ceremony both warmer and more personal than what a Justice of the Peace might offer.

Would you like a custom-designed ceremony that will...
...tell your story,
...joyously celebrate your union,
...touch your hearts,
...engage your loved ones?


Services Offered

I routinely perform both 'romantic' and 'spiritual' ceremonies.
Romantic ceremonies describe love, and define that love as the reason for the wedding.
Spiritual ceremonies describe your relationship with your Creator, and define marriage as a covenant.

A mix of these two distinct styles can be easily achieved, as well!
After all -- this is YOUR wedding ceremony,
and I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of it.

Services include:

  • Complimentary consultation
  • Romantic ceremonies
  • Interfaith ceremonies
  • Non-religious ceremonies
  • Rehearsals (additional fee)
  • Vow renewals
  • Customized vows

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?

$400

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

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
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows

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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    Megan E. Married on 06/04/2022
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    Great officiant!

    Paul was very professional and super helpful. We loved how we could tailor the ceremony to what we wanted! You could tell after meeting with him how much he truly loved weddings!!! Thanks Paul!

    Weddings By Paul's reply:

    THANK YOU so much, Megan and Brian!!!!! :-) It was an honor to serve you, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day.
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    Olivia T. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Excellent!

    Reverend Paul Costello was great! He was very passionate and helpful through the whole process. He did an amazing job and we had many compliments from our families about the ceremony.

    Weddings By Paul's reply:

    Thank you so much!! It was a pleasure to finally get to perform your ceremony, and I'm grateful that you selected me to do so. :-)
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    Miranda Married on 04/28/2022
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    10 stars! He’s wonderful!

    nice, helpful and professional!

    Weddings By Paul's reply:

    Thank you!! You make such a great couple, I wish you both all the best. :-) Regards to your family!

Awards

  • 136
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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Reverend Paul Costello
Reverend Paul Costello
Owner

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.

Moore Music Moore Music Wedding DJs

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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15 Nassau Circle Gilbertsville, PA, 19607
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