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Channel Club, Monmouth Beach
Channel Club, Monmouth Beach
St. James, Long Branch
St. James, Long Branch
St. James, Long Branch
St. James, Long Branch

Reviews

"My husband is Buddhist and I was raised Roman Catholic so finding someone to officiate our ceremony including my Catholic faith was going to be hard. My neighbor recommended I call Father Anthony Testa and I am so glad we did. From our first meeting he made us feel so at ease. He was open to our traditional/non-traditional ceremony and let us customize the readings and prayers to our specific needs. My family was blown away with how beautiful our ceremony was! And he calmly walked us through the application of our marriage license and filed it for us! For anyone looking to include religion into their ceremony that will be outside of a church, I highly recommend Father Anthony!"

Wedding:  09/05/2018

"Couldn't have asked for a better officiant! This man is so wonderful & a true man of God. He made our special day so perfect!"

Wedding: 01/17/2017

"Father (Reverend) Testa was perfect! He is a retired catholic priest which was perfect for me since I am catholic but my husband is not religious so he did not want to get married in a church. I made me feel comfortable knowing I could still be married by a priest. He was professional and helpful. He would call and confirm or update me with things frequently which was helpful. He did an excellent job during the ceremony. It was perfect. He was very informative, professional and calming."

 

Wedding: 09/29/2012

 

 

"I'm happy to have found this review site for father testa because we'd like to show our gratitude any way we can, we were not asked to do this!

Father Testa is a true saint living a life in service to God and to others and provided a beautiful and incredibly smooth ceremony. He provided such great guidance on the license process and especially the structure of the ceremony. His homily was very nice and well received. Thanks to allaire state park for recommending him!"

 

Wedding: 07/28/2012

 

 

Father Testa was the perfect officiant. My family really wanted us to get married in a Catholic church, but we really wanted to get married outside at the Molly Pitcher Inn. Once I brought my mom to meet Father Testa, she was completely happy with having the ceremony on site. He is the sweetest and holiest man. He really took the time to talk with us about our ceremony. He also picked up our marriage license for us since we were from out of state. He was so calm and friendly when he arrived on our wedding day. Our reader said that he put her at ease and our guests had great things to say about the ceremony. Our ceremony was perfect!

 

Wedding: 05/30/2010

 

 

"Thank you so much for officiating our wedding-you did a wonderful job!  I loved everything that you said-it really felt true & I know God blessed us on our wedding day!  We felt so comfortable with you from the moment you welcomed us into your home!  Thanks again for making our ceremony beautiful!"  xo Michelle & Jeff

 

 

"We would like to thank you for officiating our wedding ceremony!  You were the perfect leader to lead us through our vows; you helped us stay relaxed and comfortable through every word.  We had a blast getting to know you, and we hope we are blessedd with years of marriage and happiness as you are!  Thank you for getting our marriage off to a good start!" -Colleen and Dan

 

 

"Thank you very much for officiating our wedding ceremony.  We enjoyed our meeting with you to plan the ceremony and the personal touches that you wrote for us.  We have gotten a lot of compliments about our ceremony; the readings, prayers and just the whole thing-it was great!" Love Jane & David

 

 

"Thank you so much for officiating our wedding and for being a part of our special day!  The ceremony was beautiful.  We will always remember the kind words you said and how comfortable you made us feel on a day when we were already excited and anxious.  We cannot thank you enough. God bless you and your family." Sincerely Greg & Ashley