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Officiant in Clayton,

Costello Wedding Ceremonies & Gardens

S. Pearl St.
Clayton, NJ
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(856) 226-3174
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  • 89 Reviews


    Rose Miller

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  • We were looking to have a more laidback, small wedding. We found Kathy and Once Upon a Time Garden through Google. We were able to set up a meeting quickly and she was very helpful, creative and welcoming. We originally planned to get married in May but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to put everything on hold. She was very accommodating and got us set up for our wedding very quickly. We had our ceremony and it was everything we could have asked for and more! We would recommend Kathy’s services and expertise to anyone who was looking to have a warm, unique wedding experience. I say unique because it was tailored to who we are as a couple. As someone who has worked for years in the wedding industry, that is a rarity and definitely made our day so much more special! Kathy also filed our paper work the next business day which is also extremely important and made our wedding experience stress free!

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    It was truly a beautiful day and it was an honor to have you and your guests here. I'm so happy that you were able to share your celebration with friends and family ... even through this ongoing pandemic and mask wearing (loved your personalized Mr. and Mrs. masks). Congratulations to you both, once again!

    Crystal Clarke

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  • From the moment we parked in the driveway, we knew it was going to be a beautiful day! The atmosphere captured us in a way we didn’t expect. We will replay the memories in our minds for years to come. We needed two witnesses, Officiant Costello provided them for us, they were a couple married for many years so, that touch made our day even more special! Mrs. Costello was so nice to us and we loved the vows she picked to recite to us, we requested a copy. Once Upon A Garden has a magical and meaningful feel to it! We were immediately at ease and remained as such through out our entire wedding experience! It was one of the best hours of our life! We are so blessed to have picked the perfect venue for two! Everywhere you looked was a beautiful setting, perfect for a couple in love! A million thanks to Officiant Costello, Once Upon A Garden is a divine venue for any magical event!

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    Thank you so much for all your wonderful words ... which say exactly what we want each and every couple to experience and I'm so happy that you shared your day with us! Best wishes for your happily ever after and please come back to celebrate again in the future!

    Evangeline Mcgrath

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  • Kathy is amazing and her garden is so beautiful. I can’t be more thankful for the professional service, friendliness and the wonderful support she has give me and my husband. We are very pleased with whole garden setting and the service. Everyone who attended also loved the place. So beautiful and Kathy is such a pro! Highly recommended!

    Lorie Sutton

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  • Kathy &Phill are amazing people! I would recommend them and their garden to everyone! I had the best day of my life at their home and I can not thank them both enough for being so accommodating! They raise the bar of excellence with their hospitality and professionalism, but they make you feel like family in the mean time. Their garden is so beautiful and unique. There is nothing else like it in the area. I hope to have many more ceremonies their in the future!(I have daughters)

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    You are so sweet! Thank you for the photos. We definitely look forward to having you here for more happy occasions!

    Mandy Ash

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  • Rev Kathy conducted our elopement ceremony. It was perfect in every way. Beautiful words and vows in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Thank you for making our day so very special.

    Nora

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  • We had a wedding there we will always remember. The grounds were beautiful and the ceremony was unbelievable.

    Malvia Stewart

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  • The place is beautiful, serene, magical and enchanting. I forever wanted a beautiful and enchanting wedding. Thanks to the Costello’s I finally got my enchanting wedding! My wedding guests asked me how did I found such a beautiful place. I would highly recommend Once Upon Time Garden to anyone .

    Jillian

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  • Kathy is very responsive and a pleasure to work with! With all of the stress of the other wedding planning, it was a relief to know that she had everything in order for the ceremony/marriage license. She checked in periodically and stayed on top of everything. Highly recommended and trusted service!! Thank you so much Kathy!!!

    James

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  • Very organized,and had fun working with Costello wedding.

    Nancy

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  • Our wedding at once upon a gardens was so perfect. Intimate and very special. Kathy and her husband were wonderful .

    Carissa

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  • Perfect for a small wedding! Kathy was WONDERFUL!

    Stephanie

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  • Kathy & Phil are an absolute pleasure to work with. They're so sweet and down to earth and guide you along the entire process. They literally open their home to you to help you through your special day! I'll gladly recommend their services to any family or friends in the future.

    Matt

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  • Kathy was absolutely the perfect choice to officiatate our wedding. We wanted something quick and simple and she provided us with a quick ceremony that was everything we wanted and more. The atmosphere was beautiful and we are very happy with how the whole process went. We would recommend her without a doubt!

    Rachael

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  • Absolutely love Kathy and the service she provides! My mother got married here a few years back so I returned for my own wedding. She is professional, flexible and works to help give you the best day ever! Would definitely definitely recommend!

    Sharon

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  • Rev Kathy Costello married my husband and I 5 years ago on Halloween! We dressed like a zombie bride and groom for an intimate ceremony at her garden chapel. I recommended her to my daughter who was married by Rev Kathy this weekend at an outside venue. She is totally non judgemental, and did our kooky Halloween wedding with the same poise and grace as she did while performing my daughter's traditional ceremony! Love her!
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