38 Reviews for Rev. Peter McGuinness, FCM
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Peter was such a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He really listened to the kind of ceremony we wanted, which was a mix of spirituality and levity, and made everyone laugh while maintaining a traditional sensibility. Our guests raved about what a nice and sweet ceremony it was, which was largely all Peter. I highly recommend contacting Peter and talking to him about your needs for a wedding officiant. I guarantee you will feel comfortable with him at the front of the aisle!
Thanks Noelle for your comments. It was a pleasure to officiate for you and Vinny. You are a great couple whose love for each other was very evident on our first meeting. You have a very loving community of family and friends, who are so blessed to have been a part of your day and future celebrations. Best of good wishes to you both.
We loved having Peter as our officiant!!!! I was raised in a very catholic household so the thought of getting married in a garden did not exactly sit well with some of our family. He was very receptive to this and did an excellent job of incorporating my background but also making sure that our ceremony was how we wanted as well!!! He made everyone feel welcome and comfortable!!! We had sommany compliments!!! Our ceremony was full of love, laughter, and happiness!! Having it in a garden was the icing on top of the cupcake!!!! We were not from the area so
Email was our best friend! He responded very quickly and was very flexible when it came to chats on the phone!!! I highly recommend Peter to be your officiant. He was great!!!! He only knew us for a short time but to be honest after everything is said and done we felt like we had known him for years. I'm happy to say that kyle and I know have a new friend!!! Thanks again for making our ceremony as special as it truly was!!!
Dear Danielle and Kyle - thanks for your kind words and feedback. It was a true joy to be a part of your ceremony as you both put time and thought into it.
I do believe it reflected your wonderful personalities and your love, commitment and support for each other. Best wishes...peter mcguinness
Peter was great and easy going. Everything went perfectly for our ceremony.
Thanks Jayna and Bill for your kind expressions. It was an honor to work with you both for your wedding ceremony. You selected some wonderful readings and your family and friends were so supportive of you both. Best wishes.
Having Reverend Peter officiate our wedding was a blessing. Everything was so last minute but he was very cooperative, proffessional and most of all patient. The service flowed nicely, or family members felt very involved, we are grateful for what he has done for us and highly recommend him as an officiant.
Thank you Elizabeth and Max for your kind thoughts and for the privilege of witnessing your marriage along with your families.
Many blessings and good wishes to you both.
Peter was so wonderful and the perfect choice for our wedding officiant! From the moment we met with Peter we knew that he was the right choice for us. He has a very kind, calm, and personable demeanor and it felt like we were chatting with an old friend. He helped us create a ceremony that was unique and perfect for us. The ceremony was short, sweet and packed with love and emotion. He was an excellent speaker and really conveyed to our guests the love that we have for eachother. We were thrilled with the ceremony and our guests LOVED it! Thank you so much Peter!!!!
Hi Kristin and Mike, thanks so much for your kind comments; it was also great to work with both of you, as you were such a team and support to one another - it speaks volumes about your relationship. You selected a wonderful setting with great readings, and the wonderful supportive group of family and friends. It was an honor to be a part of your ceremony and day.
Best wishes to you both…Peter McGuinness
Rev. McGuinness was wonderful to work with! Our ceremony was perfect thanks to him! Highly recommended.
Jaclyn - it was pleasure to work with you and Connor. What an amazing ceremony you and he created, with the readings and music. It was my honor to work with you and to meet your families, many of whom traveled from outside the country for your ceremony. Best regards to you both for the years ahead.
Upon first meeting with Peter McGuinness, my husband and I knew we'd be moving forward with him as our officiant. He was friendly, easy-going, and he provided us with great recommendations on how best to structure our ceremony to maintain a good flow for the event. With only two meetings prior to our wedding day, Peter McGuinness was able to understand our personalities and infuse them into our ceremony. He made an effort to get to know our family and friends - many of whom have told us how much they enjoyed Peter's words and company. He exceeded our expectations and really made our day special. Thanks Peter! :)
Thanks Nicole for your comments. It was an honor to work with you and Jim to create a ceremony that reflected your commitment. It was also a pleasure to meet your families and friends and to see their love and support for you both. Best of the holiday season to you all.
Peter was the perfect officiant for our ceremony! When we first met Peter, we knew it was the perfect fit. He has very friendly and easy to talk to about what we wanted. He helped us create a customized ceremony that was exactly what we were looking for. He did a beautiful job officiating our wedding and we were thrilled to be able to work with him! Lauren & Jason.
Thanks Lauren and Jason for your comments and feedback. Loved working with you as well. The ceremony truly reflected your strong commitment and celebration of your love, and the wonderful support from family and friends.
Best wishes to you both and thanks again for the honor of being a part of your celebration.
We had so much fun working with Peter! We did a civil ceremony that incorporated some cultural customs, our own vows, and one reading. We wanted to have a short (and unplugged!) ceremony because our guests would be standing (venue restriction). Fortunately, we were able to capture all of the elements we wanted under 20 minutes like we wanted!
Peter works with you on all of the details, timeline, and is very easy to work with. He is a genuine and warm person, and has a lot of experience creating custom ceremonies. I trusted that he would create a memorable ceremony, and he certainly did! One part of the ceremony was forgotten (rose ceremony for the mothers), but no one seemed to notice that part was missing!
I highly recommend Peter for all future brides trying to choose an officiant!
Peter is our favorite out of all the vendors we hired during our wedding. He is simply sweet, personal and professional. He understands the job, and listens to our needs. He encourages us to express our feelings. It was thru him, that both me and my husband talk about how we feel and why we choose each other.
It was very emotional ceremony. All our guests said it was simple, wonderful and sweet. We couldn't be more satisfied with Peter. He made our ceremony so much better than we could ever hoped for.
Peter is also flexible. My husband totally forgot the pay check (which I knew, was a mistake to leave this responsibility to my husband. lol) But Peter was very cool and we mailed our check a few days later to him. (I don't recommend this. I did feel bad that my husband forgot about paying Peter on time.)
Anyway, I will recommend Peter to every couple who are looking for a wonderful ceremony.
Hello! Rev. Peter was wonderful and very, very considerate and helpful for our wedding! He did agree to travel a distance to us in Lititz PA and I was very grateful for that. He had many resources that he emailed to us for helping to create a personalized ceremony. Everything went as planned. He had a few phone calls with us and his demeanor was so relaxed and ensuring. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Rev. Peter for working with us.
Thank you for your kind words - it was a pleasure to be part of your celebration and to work with you both. Best wishes.
Rev. Peter McGuinness was an excellent officiant at my wedding last Memorial Day Weekend at Hunting Hill Mansion in Ridley Creek State Park. From the initial consultation meeting up to the Wedding Day he was there for any questions, concerns, or advice. Peter is very knowledgeable on many different religious practices and will help you create a ceremony that matches your faith and values. As a person I believe Peter has a calm, perceptive, smart, thoughtful, and spiritual aura. It was such a pleasure having him as our officiant. I would Highly recommend to any future Brides and Grooms!! 5 Stars!
Peter was wonderful to work with in the time leading up to our wedding. He made it easy to discuss things with him, and he always responded quickly to our calls/emails. He also has a great personality, which showed itself most of all when he presided over such a lovely, warm, and intimate ceremony. We couldn't have imagined a better officiant.
My husband and I were very pleased with the service Rev. Peter McGuiness provided to us. The ceremony was lovely and we received many compliments. We asked him to perform a spiritual but not religious ceremony and he did it perfect, he was able to convey the seriousness of our vows without blessings, amens or references to God or Jesus.
My wife and I hired Peter to officiate our wedding in June 2015. From the day we met Peter, we knew he was the perfect person to officiate our wedding ceremony. Peter was very professional and a delight to work with from start to finish. Peter made both my wife and I feel very relaxed during our ceremony. I for one was very nervous but Peter helped calm my nerves. Peter's words during our ceremony were very touching and emotional. We received many compliments from guests about Peter's officiating.
We are so please that we picked rev peter to marry us. He is great with communication and helped us put together a great short but sweet ceremony. Always available to talk and answer any questions we had. Before walking down the aisle rev peter came and talked to me and he just made all my nerves and anxiety go away. Everyone loved our ceremony. He made us feel so comfortable it was so easy and yet so intimate. Thanks rev peter for giving us the ceremony of our dreams :)
Thanks Kati for your kind words and recommendation - it was a pleasure to be part of your special day. Best of good wishes to you both.
Peter McGuinness made our special day so wonderful! We greatly appreciate the personal touches he wove into the ceremony and his communication throughout the weeks leading up to the event. The day was perfect, and that's thanks to Peter's amazing attention to detail!
I didn't know where to start to find an officiant since I am not affiliated with a church. Searching the internet, I was stopped by Peter's smile. We spoke on the phone and I knew I wanted this kind and thoughtful person officiating our wedding. We met months before the wedding and I was again convinced Peter would make our ceremony meaningful and memorable. The ceremony was even better than I had imagined and as you know, much thought goes into planning. Peter provided guidance in writing our own vows which took the stress of wanting to make them perfect for each other. Peter had control of the ceremony which flowed effortlessly. Loved him, loved his support and certainly loved the beautiful ceremony he conducted.
Terry and Bill thanks so much for your kind words. Much continued happiness to you both. You made the ceremony and the planning a pure joy. What a wonder group of friends you have that love and support you. All the best!
My husband and I highly recommend Rev. Peter McGuinness. We contacted him 6-7 months before our wedding and he graciously came to meet us for coffee on a very snowy holiday weekend near where my husband was living at the time. Being that I was still working in another state, I very much appreciated Peter's flexibility. Upon meeting him, my husband and I knew Peter would work out perfectly. He has such a gentle and kind soul and really took the time to hear our story and what we were looking for in our wedding ceremony. He provided some great suggestions and ideas which led my husband and me to ask our fathers to speak at the ceremony and our mothers to deliver the wedding rings. Peter was always very professional and prompt in getting back to us either by phone or email, which made things run so smoothly. On our wedding day, Peter came early so that he could meet our parents. He ran the ceremony exactly how we had imagined it. He even stayed after we took post-wedding photos to wish us his best. He mailed in our marriage license on the Monday after our Saturday evening wedding. We couldn't have been happier. Peter is simply the best!
Peter performed our wedding ceremony on June 14, 2014 and did such a terrific job. The ceremony he conducted for us was very personal and included some really nice words and even a little humor. Our guests loved him! Of all of our vendors, we received the most positive feedback on Peter's ceremony. Thank you for such a terrific day!
Peter was so great to work with! He helped guide us in creating a completely original, non-traditional & non-denominational ceremony. He allowed us to select our own readings after providing us with some sample readings to get our creative juices flowing. He was very personable and relatable during the ceremony, and even managed to get a few giggles and laughs out of our guests – something we really wanted! It was important to us that our guests felt included in the ceremony. Peter exceeded our expectations and gave us the exact ceremony we had in mind!
Thanks Stephanie very much and hope things continue well for your both. I appreciate the comments. Have a good rest of the summer. Best to you and Joe.
Rev. McGuinness was incredible. Our family has differing faiths and our faith and beliefs are not as "rigid" as some of the older members of our family. We didn't want these differences in belief to alienate our families or our guests, but we wanted to keep faith as the foundation of our ceremony. Rev. McGuinness did this for us beautifully. He kept the mood serious but light, and made everyone who attended feel a part of the ceremony. My husband has recently learned his heritage is Scottish and we incorporated some Scottish traditions into our day. Peter was not only supportive of this, but he went a step further and added his own touch with an old Celtic tradition neither of us knew about. He made our ceremony special and we feel so blessed to have had him as our officiant.
Peter did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He was so easy to work with, and helped guide us through designing our ceremony with ideas or suggestions when we needed them to make it our own, and he made the whole process feel more relaxed.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Reverend McGuinness. He was very helpful in assisting us in planning our ceremony and was very open to suggestions. He added his own touches such as a beautiful rock ceremony and had a large variety of readings that we were able to choose from. That being said, our ceremony was incredibly unique and one that our guests will never forget. We would absolutely recommend him!
Peter McGuinness put together a beautiful, personalized ceremony for our wedding. I contacted him after reading reviews online and after meeting with him we knew he would be perfect. He is very accommodating and really gets a feeling for you as a couple. Guests at the wedding even commented that they thought Peter had known us for years!