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Rev. Michael Whalen

Eatontown , NJ

LOCATION

Eatontown, NJ US 07724 (map)

PHONE

848-702-3499

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Friendly, professional and confident non-denominational wedding minister/officiant specializing in custom oriented ceremonies. Proudly serving most of New Jersey, particularly Central NJ... Read more
Friendly, professional and confident non-denominational wedding minister/officiant specializing in custom oriented ceremonies. Proudly serving most of New Jersey, particularly Central NJ and the Jersey Shore at the location of your choice...home, church, banquet/catering hall, restaurant, park, on the beach or boardwalk! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Evangelical
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, any venue is appropriate.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Dark business suit, or beach casual.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, each wedding is custom designed for the couple.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Many readings to consider, but none mandatory.
How long are your ceremonies?
Typically, 15-20 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
No

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was great and easy to work with! He is fun and professional!
Rev. Whalen was great and easy to work with! He is fun and professional!
Rev. Whalen was great and easy to work with! He is fun and professional! Read less
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Kimberleigh
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whalen was AWESOME! We had a short engagement, about 6 weeks to plan our wedding. We live in VA, but were getting married in NJ. I got a list of about 20 potential names from WeddingWire & began contacting & checking out reviews & websites. We wanted a small, informal ceremony for a small group of family & friends. From the beginning I just knew Reverend Whalen was "the one". Something about him just feels "right". He's always so professional, yet so kind, warm, & easy to communicate with. From our first meeting, we knew there was no need to look any further - we wanted Reverend Whalen. As we started planning, Reverend Whalen was super helpful & sent lots of different readings & choices for vows. He was great in guiding & offering suggestions. He was super receptive to incorporating our ideas & worked a couple of extra readings in that we wanted our children to read. Our wedding day was perfect! Reverend Whalen arrived slightly early, looking great, & was a calm, friendly, reassuring presence. We never had a rehearsal, but everything went off without a hitch, the ceremony was exactly what we had hoped for. It was so beautiful & special. A true reflection of us, our relationship journey, & our love for & commitment to one another. We both laughed & cried (a few times!) & so did our kids. We had SO many nice comments about how fantastic the ceremony was, & what a perfect "fit" Reverend Whalen was for our special day. Everyone said the ceremony was just right for us, & was one of the most beautiful & meaningful they had attended. It was truly a joy & a privilege to have Reverend Whalen with us. He absolutely was instrumental in giving us one of the most enjoyable, special & meaningful days of our lives. I recommend him enthusiastically & whole-heartedly to anyone who wants a beautiful wedding experience & memory to treasure forever.
Reverend Whalen was AWESOME! We had a short engagement, about 6 weeks to plan our wedding. We live in VA, but were getting Read more...
Reverend Whalen was AWESOME! We had a short engagement, about 6 weeks to plan our wedding. We live in VA, but were getting married in NJ. I got a list of about 20 potential names from WeddingWire & began contacting & checking out reviews & websites. We wanted a small, informal ceremony for a small group of family & friends. From the beginning I just knew Reverend Whalen was "the one". Something about him just feels "right". He's always so professional, yet so kind, warm, & easy to communicate with. From our first meeting, we knew there was no need to look any further - we wanted Reverend Whalen. As we started planning, Reverend Whalen was super helpful & sent lots of different readings & choices for vows. He was great in guiding & offering suggestions. He was super receptive to incorporating our ideas & worked a couple of extra readings in that we wanted our children to read. Our wedding day was perfect! Reverend Whalen arrived slightly early, looking great, & was a calm, friendly, reassuring presence. We never had a rehearsal, but everything went off without a hitch, the ceremony was exactly what we had hoped for. It was so beautiful & special. A true reflection of us, our relationship journey, & our love for & commitment to one another. We both laughed & cried (a few times!) & so did our kids. We had SO many nice comments about how fantastic the ceremony was, & what a perfect "fit" Reverend Whalen was for our special day. Everyone said the ceremony was just right for us, & was one of the most beautiful & meaningful they had attended. It was truly a joy & a privilege to have Reverend Whalen with us. He absolutely was instrumental in giving us one of the most enjoyable, special & meaningful days of our lives. I recommend him enthusiastically & whole-heartedly to anyone who wants a beautiful wedding experience & memory to treasure forever. Read less
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Shaney
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best decision I made for the wedding was choosing Rev Michael Whalen! My officiant fell through and with only a month till my wedding I e-mailed Michael and not only did he respond immediately but with a phone call. After I spoke to him I knew it was a done deal. He makes you feel so comfortable and worry free. The ceremony was absolutely flawless and my guests could not stop talking about it and neither could we! Thank you thank you thank you for making our wedding day so perfect!

Mr. and Mrs. McGotty
Hands down the best decision I made for the wedding was choosing Rev Michael Whalen! My officiant fell through and with Read more...
Hands down the best decision I made for the wedding was choosing Rev Michael Whalen! My officiant fell through and with only a month till my wedding I e-mailed Michael and not only did he respond immediately but with a phone call. After I spoke to him I knew it was a done deal. He makes you feel so comfortable and worry free. The ceremony was absolutely flawless and my guests could not stop talking about it and neither could we! Thank you thank you thank you for making our wedding day so perfect!

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Rev. Michael Whalen responded with the following comments:

Thank you Shaney for your kind words. You, Kevin and your families were very welcoming and made my job that much more enjoyable. All the best to you and God Bless.
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Valerie
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen performed our wedding ceremony perfectly. Leading up to the wedding we spoke a lot through email and he always responded very quickly and was so helpful. He sent us a draft of the ceremony and then made any and all changes to it that we requested so it would be perfectly suited to us. After the wedding many family members said that he did a wonderful job. He was very professional and I wouldn't have changed a thing. I would highly recommend Rev. Whalen for your ceremony!
Rev. Whalen performed our wedding ceremony perfectly. Leading up to the wedding we spoke a lot through email and he always Read more...
Rev. Whalen performed our wedding ceremony perfectly. Leading up to the wedding we spoke a lot through email and he always responded very quickly and was so helpful. He sent us a draft of the ceremony and then made any and all changes to it that we requested so it would be perfectly suited to us. After the wedding many family members said that he did a wonderful job. He was very professional and I wouldn't have changed a thing. I would highly recommend Rev. Whalen for your ceremony! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael Whalen was a joy to work with at our wedding ceremony. My husband and I wanted to get married in a park by our house. We didn't know where to start looking for someone to officiate! While talking to some family my aunt suggested a friend of hers, Rev. Whalen. I love when someone you know and trust makes a recommendation. You immediately feel like you're on the right path! I contacted Rev. Whalen and he responded quickly. We set up a meeting spot and time. As soon as my husband and I met with Rev. Whalen we were at ease. He asked us about our relationship, how we met, about our life together, etc. We wanted our wedding to be about us and in talking to Rev. Whalen we knew that that's what we'd get! Within a few days of meeting, he sent us a template for the wedding ceremony. It was personal and sweet. Reading through it, listening to a happy story about the journey my husband and I had taken and how all roads led to this special day brought a tear to my eye. I was so excited for the ceremony! We added in a wine and love letter ceremony that Rev. Whalen had enthusiastically supported. He even made a suggestion for a great Irish poem to bring in my husband's heritage. It was perfect. Working with Rev. Whalen was stressfree and positive. He did a wonderful job at our ceremony. He was warm and welcoming. His voice was strong and clear. His smile made me smile. Our wedding ceremony was beautiful because of the work that Rev. Whalen put into making our day perfect for us!
Reverend Michael Whalen was a joy to work with at our wedding ceremony. My husband and I wanted to get married in a park Read more...
Reverend Michael Whalen was a joy to work with at our wedding ceremony. My husband and I wanted to get married in a park by our house. We didn't know where to start looking for someone to officiate! While talking to some family my aunt suggested a friend of hers, Rev. Whalen. I love when someone you know and trust makes a recommendation. You immediately feel like you're on the right path! I contacted Rev. Whalen and he responded quickly. We set up a meeting spot and time. As soon as my husband and I met with Rev. Whalen we were at ease. He asked us about our relationship, how we met, about our life together, etc. We wanted our wedding to be about us and in talking to Rev. Whalen we knew that that's what we'd get! Within a few days of meeting, he sent us a template for the wedding ceremony. It was personal and sweet. Reading through it, listening to a happy story about the journey my husband and I had taken and how all roads led to this special day brought a tear to my eye. I was so excited for the ceremony! We added in a wine and love letter ceremony that Rev. Whalen had enthusiastically supported. He even made a suggestion for a great Irish poem to bring in my husband's heritage. It was perfect. Working with Rev. Whalen was stressfree and positive. He did a wonderful job at our ceremony. He was warm and welcoming. His voice was strong and clear. His smile made me smile. Our wedding ceremony was beautiful because of the work that Rev. Whalen put into making our day perfect for us! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were referred to Rev Michael Whalen to be the officiant of our wedding. He exceeded our expectations and beyond!

Rev Whalen is an amazing officiant and wonderful person to work with. Overall, he is just a true professional.

Thank you again Rev Whalen for all you did to make our ceremony so special. You were so great to work with!

I highly recommend his services to any bride and groom!
My husband and I were referred to Rev Michael Whalen to be the officiant of our wedding. He exceeded our expectations and Read more...
My husband and I were referred to Rev Michael Whalen to be the officiant of our wedding. He exceeded our expectations and beyond!

Rev Whalen is an amazing officiant and wonderful person to work with. Overall, he is just a true professional.

Thank you again Rev Whalen for all you did to make our ceremony so special. You were so great to work with!

I highly recommend his services to any bride and groom! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
There are so many elements in planning a wedding, and after nailing down the venue, catering, photographer, florist, video, and other details, it's easy to forget just how important the officiant is! Even though I started planning over a year in advance, I was a bit late in the game on trying to nail down an officiant, and I relied heavily on Wedding Wire reviews to find the right one. Now it's my turn to add yet another raving five-star review for Reverend Michael Whalen. From the first moment that we met in person, I felt completely at ease and knew that he would speak eloquently and professionally at our wedding. Since my husband and I are not of a religious background, I wanted to find someone who would be flexible enough to tell our story and speak on our behalf, while having years of experience officiating weddings. Reverend Michael gave us plenty of suggestions and options for the ceremony throughout the planning phase, and in the end we were very happy with how everything turned out. I also planned my wedding from a distance so it was important for me to find a good communicator, and Reverend Michael was always quick to respond to my emails with lots of details. I highly recommend Reverend Michael Whalen for any couple looking for a great officiant in the NJ area!
There are so many elements in planning a wedding, and after nailing down the venue, catering, photographer, florist, Read more...
There are so many elements in planning a wedding, and after nailing down the venue, catering, photographer, florist, video, and other details, it's easy to forget just how important the officiant is! Even though I started planning over a year in advance, I was a bit late in the game on trying to nail down an officiant, and I relied heavily on Wedding Wire reviews to find the right one. Now it's my turn to add yet another raving five-star review for Reverend Michael Whalen. From the first moment that we met in person, I felt completely at ease and knew that he would speak eloquently and professionally at our wedding. Since my husband and I are not of a religious background, I wanted to find someone who would be flexible enough to tell our story and speak on our behalf, while having years of experience officiating weddings. Reverend Michael gave us plenty of suggestions and options for the ceremony throughout the planning phase, and in the end we were very happy with how everything turned out. I also planned my wedding from a distance so it was important for me to find a good communicator, and Reverend Michael was always quick to respond to my emails with lots of details. I highly recommend Reverend Michael Whalen for any couple looking for a great officiant in the NJ area! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen is very professional and easy to work with! He was on top of everything, and went through the procedure of our ceremony many times with us. The ceremony was so great even without a rehearsal! Our engaged friends even asked me about his information afterwards. I would recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to every bride.
Rev. Michael Whalen is very professional and easy to work with! He was on top of everything, and went through the Read more...
Rev. Michael Whalen is very professional and easy to work with! He was on top of everything, and went through the procedure of our ceremony many times with us. The ceremony was so great even without a rehearsal! Our engaged friends even asked me about his information afterwards. I would recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to every bride. Read less
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Angelica
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev.Whalen was wonderful! He was such a pleasure to work with. He was very easy going and was great communicating via email.We first met/spoke to Rev. Whalen over Skype, and after only speaking to him for about 15 minutes we right away new he was the one! He delivered a beautiful and heart warming ceremony. He spoke about us as if he knew us for many years. I highly recommended Rev. Michael Whalen for your wedding ceremony.
Rev.Whalen was wonderful! He was such a pleasure to work with. He was very easy going and was great communicating via Read more...
Rev.Whalen was wonderful! He was such a pleasure to work with. He was very easy going and was great communicating via email.We first met/spoke to Rev. Whalen over Skype, and after only speaking to him for about 15 minutes we right away new he was the one! He delivered a beautiful and heart warming ceremony. He spoke about us as if he knew us for many years. I highly recommended Rev. Michael Whalen for your wedding ceremony. Read less
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Maryann
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael Whalen was AMAZING! He was so personable and we knew we wanted him to marry us from the moment we met him. He kept in touch with us and gave us the opportunity to personalize our ceremony as well as giving us suggestions. I was a half hour late to our rehearsal and he was so kind about it. The day of the Wedding, my fiance and I could not find our sand ceremony kit and we forgot the roses for our Mothers Rose Tribute- Reverend Whalen went out of his way to help up come up with alternatives and everything was perfect. Everyone complimented on what a wonderful ceremony it was and how much they enjoyed Reverend Whalen. Thank you for all your hard work and help!
Reverend Michael Whalen was AMAZING! He was so personable and we knew we wanted him to marry us from the moment we met Read more...
Reverend Michael Whalen was AMAZING! He was so personable and we knew we wanted him to marry us from the moment we met him. He kept in touch with us and gave us the opportunity to personalize our ceremony as well as giving us suggestions. I was a half hour late to our rehearsal and he was so kind about it. The day of the Wedding, my fiance and I could not find our sand ceremony kit and we forgot the roses for our Mothers Rose Tribute- Reverend Whalen went out of his way to help up come up with alternatives and everything was perfect. Everyone complimented on what a wonderful ceremony it was and how much they enjoyed Reverend Whalen. Thank you for all your hard work and help! Read less
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Rev. Michael Whalen responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words. I've always said that since your wedding day is important to you, it is important to me and a privilege I do not take lightly. You and your wedding party were lots of fun and quite welcoming. Once in a while I do like a curveball thrown at me (ie. forgot the Sand and Roses). It keeps me on my toes! All the best.
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev Michael was a perfect choice for our wedding. We wanted a non-denominational wedding and he was very accommodating. His ceremony was beautiful and personal with a few light-hearted jokes. He is a true professional and was very organized and helpful with us when applying for our license. We would absolutely recommend him.
Rev Michael was a perfect choice for our wedding. We wanted a non-denominational wedding and he was very accommodating. Read more...
Rev Michael was a perfect choice for our wedding. We wanted a non-denominational wedding and he was very accommodating. His ceremony was beautiful and personal with a few light-hearted jokes. He is a true professional and was very organized and helpful with us when applying for our license. We would absolutely recommend him. Read less
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Rev. Michael Whalen responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Melissa and Jeff for your kind words. You all were a lot of fun to work with and I enjoyed meeting and talking with your friends and family after the ceremony. I wish you all of life's best!
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Shannon
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen was the officiant for our wedding on 1/18/14. He is friendly, punctual, professional and a good communicator. He is also easy to contact through email and telephone. He provides a good selection of readings and will work with you to design your ceremony. Rev. Michael Whalen made our day special! We would highly recommend him for your event.
Rev. Michael Whalen was the officiant for our wedding on 1/18/14. He is friendly, punctual, professional and a good Read more...
Rev. Michael Whalen was the officiant for our wedding on 1/18/14. He is friendly, punctual, professional and a good communicator. He is also easy to contact through email and telephone. He provides a good selection of readings and will work with you to design your ceremony. Rev. Michael Whalen made our day special! We would highly recommend him for your event. Read less
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Keith and Lisa
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was a great officiant for us! Perfectly molded the ceremony to exactly what we wanted. We couldn't be more pleased!
Rev. Whalen was a great officiant for us! Perfectly molded the ceremony to exactly what we wanted. We couldn't be more Read more...
Rev. Whalen was a great officiant for us! Perfectly molded the ceremony to exactly what we wanted. We couldn't be more pleased! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely professional and helped us create such a wonderful ceremony for our day. It was really helpful that he gave us a good amount of options to choose from when it came to the readings and vows, they were all really beautiful.
Rev. Whalen was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely professional and helped us create such a wonderful ceremony for our Read more...
Rev. Whalen was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely professional and helped us create such a wonderful ceremony for our day. It was really helpful that he gave us a good amount of options to choose from when it came to the readings and vows, they were all really beautiful. Read less
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Mary Jane
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Ceremony was perfect! Reverend Whalen really works with the couple to make sure the service goes as they would hope. Very easy to talk to and professional. Highly recommended!
Ceremony was perfect! Reverend Whalen really works with the couple to make sure the service goes as they would hope. Very Read more...
Ceremony was perfect! Reverend Whalen really works with the couple to make sure the service goes as they would hope. Very easy to talk to and professional. Highly recommended! Read less
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Kaity
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael was pleasant since the very beginning. We weren't able to schedule an in-person meeting, Michael suggested we meet through Skype. Not having a clue about readings and vows, he had picked out a few for us to pick from. The day of the wedding, Michael spoke loud and clear while being soft spoken at the same time. Thank you for starting our life on a good note and keeping my personal vow to my husband as a secret.
Michael was pleasant since the very beginning. We weren't able to schedule an in-person meeting, Michael suggested we meet Read more...
Michael was pleasant since the very beginning. We weren't able to schedule an in-person meeting, Michael suggested we meet through Skype. Not having a clue about readings and vows, he had picked out a few for us to pick from. The day of the wedding, Michael spoke loud and clear while being soft spoken at the same time. Thank you for starting our life on a good note and keeping my personal vow to my husband as a secret. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved our ceremony and his flexibility with it starting a little late. We did a couple rewrites and Rev. Michael was extremely helpful with giving us direction and ideas. Would definitely recommend him!
We loved our ceremony and his flexibility with it starting a little late. We did a couple rewrites and Rev. Michael was Read more...
We loved our ceremony and his flexibility with it starting a little late. We did a couple rewrites and Rev. Michael was extremely helpful with giving us direction and ideas. Would definitely recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
After interviewing various pastors, we felt the most comfortable with Rev. Whalen and instantly connected. He is very patient, responsive and works to accommodate your requests. We communicated on many occasions over email and the phone, Rev. Whalen arrived early on the day of the wedding and his presence there actually brought a sense of calmness and peace. He did an outstanding job officiating the wedding, which our guests all have confirmed and commented on how beautiful and elegantly the ceremony was conducted. I would highly recommend Rev. Whalen without any hesitation.
After interviewing various pastors, we felt the most comfortable with Rev. Whalen and instantly connected. He is very Read more...
After interviewing various pastors, we felt the most comfortable with Rev. Whalen and instantly connected. He is very patient, responsive and works to accommodate your requests. We communicated on many occasions over email and the phone, Rev. Whalen arrived early on the day of the wedding and his presence there actually brought a sense of calmness and peace. He did an outstanding job officiating the wedding, which our guests all have confirmed and commented on how beautiful and elegantly the ceremony was conducted. I would highly recommend Rev. Whalen without any hesitation. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was our officient at our wedding this past October. As we were from out of town we were nervous in finding an officient. As soon as we met Rev. Whalen we knew he was perfect. He made our day so special and was beyond our expectations. He was very accommodating, reliable, patient, and kind. We cannot thank him enough for making our ceremony perfect!
Rev. Whalen was our officient at our wedding this past October. As we were from out of town we were nervous in finding an Read more...
Rev. Whalen was our officient at our wedding this past October. As we were from out of town we were nervous in finding an officient. As soon as we met Rev. Whalen we knew he was perfect. He made our day so special and was beyond our expectations. He was very accommodating, reliable, patient, and kind. We cannot thank him enough for making our ceremony perfect! Read less
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Rev. Michael Whalen responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jessica so very much for allowing me to help you and Gary. I really enjoyed meeting you both as well as your family and friends. It certainly was a very special evening.
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Erin
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Mr. Whalen based on reviews from this site and have to agree with everyone else! Mr. Whalen was great about tailoring the ceremony to our beliefs and heritage. He was warm and friendly and made the ceremony perfect for us. He was extremely communicative about our preferences for the ceremony wording and processes and made sure our day turned out perfect! Can't thank him enough!
We used Mr. Whalen based on reviews from this site and have to agree with everyone else! Mr. Whalen was great about Read more...
We used Mr. Whalen based on reviews from this site and have to agree with everyone else! Mr. Whalen was great about tailoring the ceremony to our beliefs and heritage. He was warm and friendly and made the ceremony perfect for us. He was extremely communicative about our preferences for the ceremony wording and processes and made sure our day turned out perfect! Can't thank him enough! Read less
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Cortney
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was absolutely the best choice we could have made for our Officiant! Always courteous and professional, yet relaxed at the same time. Quick to respond to phone calls or emails and always had answers to any questions/concerns that may arise during the wedding planning process. We would highly recommend to anyone!
Rev. Whalen was absolutely the best choice we could have made for our Officiant! Always courteous and professional, yet Read more...
Rev. Whalen was absolutely the best choice we could have made for our Officiant! Always courteous and professional, yet relaxed at the same time. Quick to respond to phone calls or emails and always had answers to any questions/concerns that may arise during the wedding planning process. We would highly recommend to anyone! Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was great. We met up with him a few months before the wedding. He was sincere, funny, and professional. He asked a lot of questions about our relationship, what we wanted in a ceremony, and answered any questions we had. He then emailed us a draft for us to choose which passages we wanted read, any prayers, any special remembrances. He also included several different versions of vows from very simple and traditional to more meaningful. Once I sent him our choices, he sent back a final version. He was also really understanding when I made a small change to the beginning of the ceremony a few weeks prior to the wedding.
He came for a rehearsal where we went over everything briefly and practiced walking in and out. He was on time, made me feel at ease, and so understanding. The day of the ceremony, he inspired confidence and gave a sense of formality to our event. He made sure that our license was signed and congratulated us again. I'm so glad that we chose him for our officiant. He felt more like someone we knew for a while instead of a complete stranger.
Rev. Whalen was great. We met up with him a few months before the wedding. He was sincere, funny, and professional. He Read more...
Rev. Whalen was great. We met up with him a few months before the wedding. He was sincere, funny, and professional. He asked a lot of questions about our relationship, what we wanted in a ceremony, and answered any questions we had. He then emailed us a draft for us to choose which passages we wanted read, any prayers, any special remembrances. He also included several different versions of vows from very simple and traditional to more meaningful. Once I sent him our choices, he sent back a final version. He was also really understanding when I made a small change to the beginning of the ceremony a few weeks prior to the wedding.
He came for a rehearsal where we went over everything briefly and practiced walking in and out. He was on time, made me feel at ease, and so understanding. The day of the ceremony, he inspired confidence and gave a sense of formality to our event. He made sure that our license was signed and congratulated us again. I'm so glad that we chose him for our officiant. He felt more like someone we knew for a while instead of a complete stranger. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen was a pleasure to work with. He had officiated our wedding last month and the whole process was easy and stress free. He's easily accessible and works well with any suggestions made. Rev. Whalen made our ceremony so special and unique. Highly recommend him!
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Rev. Michael Whalen was a pleasure to work with. He had officiated our wedding last month and the whole process was easy and stress free. He's easily accessible and works well with any suggestions made. Rev. Whalen made our ceremony so special and unique. Highly recommend him! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Michael was really great! I was so nervous because the original officiant we had scheduled to do our wedding had backed out a few months prior! (it was a friend of my husbands, this is why you should never hire a friend!) So like any bride would - I literally was freaking out. I reached out to numerous officiants- somewhere along the lines of 30+ officiants I had emailed. Rev Michael was very quick to respond and set up a face to face meeting to see if we were compatible. I brought my mother in law with me that day who really loved him right from the beginning. She knew that he would give a beautiful ceremony EXACTLY the way I wanted, and that's exactly what he did. He made very easy to communicate with him, I am big on emailing, so we emailed a rough draft of the ceremony, edited versions until it was perfect. He made himself available for a rehearsal, and the ceremony was great. We laughed, we cried. And I would recommend him to anyone.
Rev Michael was really great! I was so nervous because the original officiant we had scheduled to do our wedding had Read more...
Rev Michael was really great! I was so nervous because the original officiant we had scheduled to do our wedding had backed out a few months prior! (it was a friend of my husbands, this is why you should never hire a friend!) So like any bride would - I literally was freaking out. I reached out to numerous officiants- somewhere along the lines of 30+ officiants I had emailed. Rev Michael was very quick to respond and set up a face to face meeting to see if we were compatible. I brought my mother in law with me that day who really loved him right from the beginning. She knew that he would give a beautiful ceremony EXACTLY the way I wanted, and that's exactly what he did. He made very easy to communicate with him, I am big on emailing, so we emailed a rough draft of the ceremony, edited versions until it was perfect. He made himself available for a rehearsal, and the ceremony was great. We laughed, we cried. And I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael was great to work with. We found him on wedding wire and were pleased with reviews. Our in person experience was great just as others described. He was interested to learn about us so that personal touches could be added to the ceremony and was very open in making changes to the ceremony so that it was perfect for us. He was extremely responsive and was available quickly via email and phone. On the big day, he met our families and had everyone feeling really comfortable. He was even so kind to not make us feel silly when we forgot the marriage certificate and had to send someone home to pick it up. :) We highly recommend him as your officiant.
Reverend Michael was great to work with. We found him on wedding wire and were pleased with reviews. Our in person Read more...
Reverend Michael was great to work with. We found him on wedding wire and were pleased with reviews. Our in person experience was great just as others described. He was interested to learn about us so that personal touches could be added to the ceremony and was very open in making changes to the ceremony so that it was perfect for us. He was extremely responsive and was available quickly via email and phone. On the big day, he met our families and had everyone feeling really comfortable. He was even so kind to not make us feel silly when we forgot the marriage certificate and had to send someone home to pick it up. :) We highly recommend him as your officiant. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Whalen was amazing! We had to change our venue last minute and it was no problem. I would definitely recommend him to everyone!!
Rev Whalen was amazing! We had to change our venue last minute and it was no problem. I would definitely recommend him to Read more...
Rev Whalen was amazing! We had to change our venue last minute and it was no problem. I would definitely recommend him to everyone!! Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whalen was an absolute professional. Everything was so easy and he was very helpful throughout
the entire process. It was a beautiful ceremony and exactly what we were looking for!
Reverend Whalen was an absolute professional. Everything was so easy and he was very helpful throughout
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Reverend Whalen was an absolute professional. Everything was so easy and he was very helpful throughout
the entire process. It was a beautiful ceremony and exactly what we were looking for! Read less
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Ed
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm severely late in writing this review, but I suppose late is better than never. Rev. Michael Whalen was excellent. He worked with my wife to provide us with a great ceremony that we were extremely happy with. He was not at all judgmental about our religious backgrounds. He even put up with my jokes and our families being extremely late on rehearsal day. The wedding was a beautiful day and we would recommend him to any couples. He was professional, writes and speaks beautifully, and we could not ask for more.
I'm severely late in writing this review, but I suppose late is better than never. Rev. Michael Whalen was excellent. He Read more...
I'm severely late in writing this review, but I suppose late is better than never. Rev. Michael Whalen was excellent. He worked with my wife to provide us with a great ceremony that we were extremely happy with. He was not at all judgmental about our religious backgrounds. He even put up with my jokes and our families being extremely late on rehearsal day. The wedding was a beautiful day and we would recommend him to any couples. He was professional, writes and speaks beautifully, and we could not ask for more. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael was wonderful to work with. He made our wedding a breeze with no hiccups. We would recommend him to anyone of our friends or family. Thank you Rev. Michael for making our day extra special!
Rev. Michael was wonderful to work with. He made our wedding a breeze with no hiccups. We would recommend him to anyone of Read more...
Rev. Michael was wonderful to work with. He made our wedding a breeze with no hiccups. We would recommend him to anyone of our friends or family. Thank you Rev. Michael for making our day extra special! Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael Whalen is wonderful!! He is kind, thoughtful, funny, helpful, and professional! My husband George and I were so pleased with his services and the time he spent meeting us and inquiring about our relationship and what we wanted to include in our ceremony. He created a wedding ceremony draft and asked us what special readings and prayers we wanted as well as special remembrances. He had many different versions of vows to choose from which were incredible. Once my husband George and I completed our ceremony draft, he sent us a finalized version of our ceremony. There is also a special rose tribute for our mothers as part of his services which we thought was a nice touch and so did they.

Our families and friends were very touched by how special our ceremony was as well as how well spoken Reverend Michael Whalen was. They were very impressed with the procession of the ceremony and our vows which Michael Whalen helped us to make very special for our wedding day. We were so pleased to have Reverend Michael Whalen as our officiant and we both felt like we got to know him so well and consider him a dear friend and part of our family especially on our wedding day.
Reverend Michael Whalen is wonderful!! He is kind, thoughtful, funny, helpful, and professional! My husband George and I Read more...
Reverend Michael Whalen is wonderful!! He is kind, thoughtful, funny, helpful, and professional! My husband George and I were so pleased with his services and the time he spent meeting us and inquiring about our relationship and what we wanted to include in our ceremony. He created a wedding ceremony draft and asked us what special readings and prayers we wanted as well as special remembrances. He had many different versions of vows to choose from which were incredible. Once my husband George and I completed our ceremony draft, he sent us a finalized version of our ceremony. There is also a special rose tribute for our mothers as part of his services which we thought was a nice touch and so did they.

Our families and friends were very touched by how special our ceremony was as well as how well spoken Reverend Michael Whalen was. They were very impressed with the procession of the ceremony and our vows which Michael Whalen helped us to make very special for our wedding day. We were so pleased to have Reverend Michael Whalen as our officiant and we both felt like we got to know him so well and consider him a dear friend and part of our family especially on our wedding day. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael was so helpful and professional during the planning of our recent wedding ceremony. He was such a pleasure to work with that we even recomended him to our friends who got married before we did. They were happy with his services as well! I would definetly recomend if anyone is looking for an officiate, call Rev. Michael!

Rev. Michael - thank you for making our ceremony so special and personal!

Best,
Amanda & Eric
Rev. Michael was so helpful and professional during the planning of our recent wedding ceremony. He was such a pleasure to Read more...
Rev. Michael was so helpful and professional during the planning of our recent wedding ceremony. He was such a pleasure to work with that we even recomended him to our friends who got married before we did. They were happy with his services as well! I would definetly recomend if anyone is looking for an officiate, call Rev. Michael!

Rev. Michael - thank you for making our ceremony so special and personal!

Best,
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm very happy to have found Rev. Michael to marry Rob and I on the beach at the Jersey shore last month. He was very easy to work with. He sent examples of passages, etc. to choose from and was very accomodating to make changes.

Although we had only met Rev. Michael in person minutes before our ceremony, he delivered a warm, heartfelt service. We received many comments from our guests that they were very impressed by our officiant - and we were too.

I would absolutely recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to anyone about to tie the knot.
I'm very happy to have found Rev. Michael to marry Rob and I on the beach at the Jersey shore last month. He was very easy Read more...
I'm very happy to have found Rev. Michael to marry Rob and I on the beach at the Jersey shore last month. He was very easy to work with. He sent examples of passages, etc. to choose from and was very accomodating to make changes.

Although we had only met Rev. Michael in person minutes before our ceremony, he delivered a warm, heartfelt service. We received many comments from our guests that they were very impressed by our officiant - and we were too.

I would absolutely recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to anyone about to tie the knot. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had a few problems with the church that we had wanted to get married in. Our wedding coordinator at our location gave us a few names to call for an officiant and Mr. Whalen was one of them. He was professional and kind, taking all of our wants in the ceremony and giving us such flexibility that it was a no brainer to choose him. Although my family was a little bummed about not being married in the church, they loved Mr. Whalen and I highly recommend booking him for an officiant.
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My husband and I had a few problems with the church that we had wanted to get married in. Our wedding coordinator at our location gave us a few names to call for an officiant and Mr. Whalen was one of them. He was professional and kind, taking all of our wants in the ceremony and giving us such flexibility that it was a no brainer to choose him. Although my family was a little bummed about not being married in the church, they loved Mr. Whalen and I highly recommend booking him for an officiant. Read less
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Miriam
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Rev. Michael for your effort to do part of our ceremony in Spanish, our guest really appreciate it!!
Thank you Rev. Michael for your effort to do part of our ceremony in Spanish, our guest really appreciate it!!
Thank you Rev. Michael for your effort to do part of our ceremony in Spanish, our guest really appreciate it!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We came across Rev. Michael Whalen kind of randomly, as he is not located in our area, but from our first meeting we knew that he was going to do such a great job officiating our wedding. He is so easy to get along with and very personable. Throughout the entire process, he was so great to work with. After meeting and discussing our various thoughts for the ceremony, he sent us a draft of a ceremony he created to fit what we wanted -- I even started to cry the first time I read it! We truly appreciated all of those extra little details that he paid attention to, as well as his willingness to drive over an hour for both the rehearsal dinner, and the wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests on how beautiful the ceremony was, and also what a nice guy Rev. Whalen is. We would highly recommend him!!
We came across Rev. Michael Whalen kind of randomly, as he is not located in our area, but from our first meeting we knew Read more...
We came across Rev. Michael Whalen kind of randomly, as he is not located in our area, but from our first meeting we knew that he was going to do such a great job officiating our wedding. He is so easy to get along with and very personable. Throughout the entire process, he was so great to work with. After meeting and discussing our various thoughts for the ceremony, he sent us a draft of a ceremony he created to fit what we wanted -- I even started to cry the first time I read it! We truly appreciated all of those extra little details that he paid attention to, as well as his willingness to drive over an hour for both the rehearsal dinner, and the wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests on how beautiful the ceremony was, and also what a nice guy Rev. Whalen is. We would highly recommend him!! Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
7/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen was great to work with. From our first meeting with him, we knew that he would be the perfect fit to perform our ceremony. Throughout the whole process he was very easy to work with and very flexible with any requests. He showed us a copy of the ceremony and it felt that is was created just for us. Even though we didn't know him for long, the ceremony felt very personal to us with his added touches to fit our relationship. Our guest commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and we could not have been happier! I would definitely recommend Rev Michael Whalen to perform any ceremonies.
Rev. Michael Whalen was great to work with. From our first meeting with him, we knew that he would be the perfect fit to Read more...
Rev. Michael Whalen was great to work with. From our first meeting with him, we knew that he would be the perfect fit to perform our ceremony. Throughout the whole process he was very easy to work with and very flexible with any requests. He showed us a copy of the ceremony and it felt that is was created just for us. Even though we didn't know him for long, the ceremony felt very personal to us with his added touches to fit our relationship. Our guest commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and we could not have been happier! I would definitely recommend Rev Michael Whalen to perform any ceremonies. Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whalen was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was well organized; clearly defining segments of our ceremony that could be customized with different readings, poems, and ceremonies (sand pouring, candle lighting, etc.). From the initial meeting until the conclusion of our wedding, Rev. Whalen was personable, accommodating, and made us feel perfectly comfortable with the entire event. We strongly recommend him.
Reverend Whalen was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was well organized; clearly defining segments of our ceremony Read more...
Reverend Whalen was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was well organized; clearly defining segments of our ceremony that could be customized with different readings, poems, and ceremonies (sand pouring, candle lighting, etc.). From the initial meeting until the conclusion of our wedding, Rev. Whalen was personable, accommodating, and made us feel perfectly comfortable with the entire event. We strongly recommend him. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was very professional and did a great job officiating our wedding. He was very knowledgeable and helped us to create a custom service to fit our different religious backgrounds. I would absolutely recommend Rev. Whalen and am grateful we decided to work with him.
Rev. Whalen was very professional and did a great job officiating our wedding. He was very knowledgeable and helped us to Read more...
Rev. Whalen was very professional and did a great job officiating our wedding. He was very knowledgeable and helped us to create a custom service to fit our different religious backgrounds. I would absolutely recommend Rev. Whalen and am grateful we decided to work with him. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was a true professional and was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He got to know both my husband and myself so that he could add personal touches throughout the ceremony. I highly recommend Rev. Whalen as an officiant. He is great!
Rev. Whalen was a true professional and was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He got to know both my husband and Read more...
Rev. Whalen was a true professional and was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He got to know both my husband and myself so that he could add personal touches throughout the ceremony. I highly recommend Rev. Whalen as an officiant. He is great! Read less
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Daphne Whitney
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose Rev. Michael Whalen as our officiant for our wedding this past weekend. We got married on June 22, 2013 at The Smithville Inn in Smithville/Galloway, NJ. Reverend Whalen from Eatontown, NJ was the first officiant we sat down and talked to and was very impressed by everything he had to offer. He told us a little history about himself, found a way to relate to us, didn't judge our relationship or religion and what was so very important was that he asked about US. He learned about our love story and personal lives without asking too much and made us so comfortable and he wanted to learn about how we met and about all of our immediate family members. Other officiants we decided to meet with did not compare to the responsiveness, professionalism, patience and care for people as this man does. He is always early for meetings and was unable to make our rehearsal night due to a wedding he had the night before our wedding so he offered to join my husband and I the night before and explained everything to us. He responds quickly to emails and phone calls, and is technology friendly. He emailed a detailed list of readings and gave us options we could have used for our wedding at an early date after choosing to work with him. He is great because he likes to check up on his couples. We decided to write our own vows and he helped us by offering to hold our vow books and the microphone to our beautiful outside ceremony. He was amazing and thoughtful to all of our guests and family members. He even worked in the past with one of our wedding guests and worked with one of our vendors prior to our wedding as well. We will always recommend this man for anyone looking to receive the best quality service they can at a wedding. His personal touches in humor and getting to know couples just makes everything so much better. He calmed us and was so so great, we couldn't ask or imagine anything much better than the help of this man. Did we mention how stylish he is? A+ and 10 stars!!
We chose Rev. Michael Whalen as our officiant for our wedding this past weekend. We got married on June 22, 2013 at The Read more...
We chose Rev. Michael Whalen as our officiant for our wedding this past weekend. We got married on June 22, 2013 at The Smithville Inn in Smithville/Galloway, NJ. Reverend Whalen from Eatontown, NJ was the first officiant we sat down and talked to and was very impressed by everything he had to offer. He told us a little history about himself, found a way to relate to us, didn't judge our relationship or religion and what was so very important was that he asked about US. He learned about our love story and personal lives without asking too much and made us so comfortable and he wanted to learn about how we met and about all of our immediate family members. Other officiants we decided to meet with did not compare to the responsiveness, professionalism, patience and care for people as this man does. He is always early for meetings and was unable to make our rehearsal night due to a wedding he had the night before our wedding so he offered to join my husband and I the night before and explained everything to us. He responds quickly to emails and phone calls, and is technology friendly. He emailed a detailed list of readings and gave us options we could have used for our wedding at an early date after choosing to work with him. He is great because he likes to check up on his couples. We decided to write our own vows and he helped us by offering to hold our vow books and the microphone to our beautiful outside ceremony. He was amazing and thoughtful to all of our guests and family members. He even worked in the past with one of our wedding guests and worked with one of our vendors prior to our wedding as well. We will always recommend this man for anyone looking to receive the best quality service they can at a wedding. His personal touches in humor and getting to know couples just makes everything so much better. He calmed us and was so so great, we couldn't ask or imagine anything much better than the help of this man. Did we mention how stylish he is? A+ and 10 stars!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whalen was exceptional. He was professional, personable, and a great speaker. From the moment we spoke to him he provided great insight about readings and ceremony procedures. We were extremely happy with his service!
Reverend Whalen was exceptional. He was professional, personable, and a great speaker. From the moment we spoke to him he Read more...
Reverend Whalen was exceptional. He was professional, personable, and a great speaker. From the moment we spoke to him he provided great insight about readings and ceremony procedures. We were extremely happy with his service! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael Whalen was a pleasure to work with. The ceremony was beautiful, touching, and he added his own personal thoughts. Joe and I would highly recommend Michael to every bride and groom. P.s. to the brides out there.... We all know that there is alot of stress involved in planning a wedding, but there is none when dealing with reverend Whalen.
Reverend Michael Whalen was a pleasure to work with. The ceremony was beautiful, touching, and he added his own personal Read more...
Reverend Michael Whalen was a pleasure to work with. The ceremony was beautiful, touching, and he added his own personal thoughts. Joe and I would highly recommend Michael to every bride and groom. P.s. to the brides out there.... We all know that there is alot of stress involved in planning a wedding, but there is none when dealing with reverend Whalen. Read less
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Marlene
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev: Did a Great job he was very professional sweet and very proactive.. He made it all so easy and help us out a lot.. He made our day extra special..
Thank you
Rev: Did a Great job he was very professional sweet and very proactive.. He made it all so easy and help us out a lot.. He Read more...
Rev: Did a Great job he was very professional sweet and very proactive.. He made it all so easy and help us out a lot.. He made our day extra special..
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev Michael Whalen was a perfect asset to our May 17th wedding! His beautiful ceremony was short, sweet and memorable! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a officiant; as a matter of fact, dear friends of ours who attended our wedding have already reached out to him to be their officiant for their upcoming wedding! Thank you Michael!
Rev Michael Whalen was a perfect asset to our May 17th wedding! His beautiful ceremony was short, sweet and memorable! I Read more...
Rev Michael Whalen was a perfect asset to our May 17th wedding! His beautiful ceremony was short, sweet and memorable! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a officiant; as a matter of fact, dear friends of ours who attended our wedding have already reached out to him to be their officiant for their upcoming wedding! Thank you Michael! Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael performed a memorable and wonderful ceremony. He also included a rose ceremony for our mothers since it was on Mother's Day~ very special touch. My family was very pleased :) Dan and Marissa Adie
Michael performed a memorable and wonderful ceremony. He also included a rose ceremony for our mothers since it was on Read more...
Michael performed a memorable and wonderful ceremony. He also included a rose ceremony for our mothers since it was on Mother's Day~ very special touch. My family was very pleased :) Dan and Marissa Adie Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael was great! Nicest guy, very informative and even liked to integrate humor and playfulness into the ceremony. Our ceremony was under a gazebo on the boardwalk and he was the first one to show up while everyone else was late. It also ended up being very windy and a little too chilly for my bride... and the Reverend noticed that and made sure to check periodically throughout the readings if she was ok. Very professional and aware and as helpful as anyone. Highly recommended! Thank you Reverend for marrying us on that beautiful and windy as heck day!
Reverend Michael was great! Nicest guy, very informative and even liked to integrate humor and playfulness into the Read more...
Reverend Michael was great! Nicest guy, very informative and even liked to integrate humor and playfulness into the ceremony. Our ceremony was under a gazebo on the boardwalk and he was the first one to show up while everyone else was late. It also ended up being very windy and a little too chilly for my bride... and the Reverend noticed that and made sure to check periodically throughout the readings if she was ok. Very professional and aware and as helpful as anyone. Highly recommended! Thank you Reverend for marrying us on that beautiful and windy as heck day! Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whelan made the stress of organizing our wedding ceremony so easy! He performed such a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony that was more than we could have asked for. I would most definitely recommend his services!
Reverend Whelan made the stress of organizing our wedding ceremony so easy! He performed such a beautiful and heartfelt Read more...
Reverend Whelan made the stress of organizing our wedding ceremony so easy! He performed such a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony that was more than we could have asked for. I would most definitely recommend his services! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Reverend Whalen for all your help with our wedding ceremony! Everything was beautiful. Quick responses via email, extremely organized, and wrote a lovely ceremony. Thank you for all your help, and your kind words.
Thank you Reverend Whalen for all your help with our wedding ceremony! Everything was beautiful. Quick responses via Read more...
Thank you Reverend Whalen for all your help with our wedding ceremony! Everything was beautiful. Quick responses via email, extremely organized, and wrote a lovely ceremony. Thank you for all your help, and your kind words. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev Michael Whalen was eloquent and professional
Rev Michael Whalen was eloquent and professional
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Jeannie
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Michael Whalen made our day so special. He is a natural and very sincere. Even after the wedding our guest complimented on what a great job he did. He met with us and got to know us and made our ceremony very personal. He also came to the rehersal and guided us through everything. I would defenitly recomend rev Michael because he made everything so special.
Rev Michael Whalen made our day so special. He is a natural and very sincere. Even after the wedding our guest Read more...
Rev Michael Whalen made our day so special. He is a natural and very sincere. Even after the wedding our guest complimented on what a great job he did. He met with us and got to know us and made our ceremony very personal. He also came to the rehersal and guided us through everything. I would defenitly recomend rev Michael because he made everything so special. Read less
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Mary Pat
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael made the planning easy and the ceremony special. I would highly recommend him!
Michael made the planning easy and the ceremony special. I would highly recommend him!
Michael made the planning easy and the ceremony special. I would highly recommend him! Read less
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Gwen
Wedding:
2/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Whalen is amazing!!! Having an inter-faith wedding; our vision was not to reference either religion, but still conduct a traditional style ceremony based in strong faith, love and commitment.

From the initial phone call, through our meeting, and up until the actual service - Michael was warm, accommodating and completely professional. He provides a " menu of writings" where you can select from various introductions, poems, vows, etc and then personalize.

Michael's patient demeanor was just perfect for my husband and I. We received so many complements on our service. People not only loved the spoken words, but I personally loved the fact that it sent a strong message as to what true commitment means in this day and age.

A great part of the ceremony, which was suggested by Michael, was to hand deliver a rose to each of our mothers as a special way of thanking them for all they do. Another nice touch that speaks volumes to Michael's professionalism, is that he not only wears a suit - but selects a tie that coordinates with the wedding colors!
Michael Whalen is amazing!!! Having an inter-faith wedding; our vision was not to reference either religion, but still Read more...
Michael Whalen is amazing!!! Having an inter-faith wedding; our vision was not to reference either religion, but still conduct a traditional style ceremony based in strong faith, love and commitment.

From the initial phone call, through our meeting, and up until the actual service - Michael was warm, accommodating and completely professional. He provides a " menu of writings" where you can select from various introductions, poems, vows, etc and then personalize.

Michael's patient demeanor was just perfect for my husband and I. We received so many complements on our service. People not only loved the spoken words, but I personally loved the fact that it sent a strong message as to what true commitment means in this day and age.

A great part of the ceremony, which was suggested by Michael, was to hand deliver a rose to each of our mothers as a special way of thanking them for all they do. Another nice touch that speaks volumes to Michael's professionalism, is that he not only wears a suit - but selects a tie that coordinates with the wedding colors! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
2/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael was a pleasure to work with and it meant so much to Gary and I to have him marry us. From our first meeting my now husband and I knew Michael was the perfect fit for our day. Michael was professional, polite, resourceful and made us feel completely comfortable. Michael made every step of the way for our special day easy and memorable. I would recommend him highly.
Rev. Michael was a pleasure to work with and it meant so much to Gary and I to have him marry us. From our first meeting Read more...
Rev. Michael was a pleasure to work with and it meant so much to Gary and I to have him marry us. From our first meeting my now husband and I knew Michael was the perfect fit for our day. Michael was professional, polite, resourceful and made us feel completely comfortable. Michael made every step of the way for our special day easy and memorable. I would recommend him highly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony took place in our home& michael was very helpful in customizing our vows. I would definately reccomend him inthe future.
Our ceremony took place in our home& michael was very helpful in customizing our vows. I would definately reccomend him Read more...
Our ceremony took place in our home& michael was very helpful in customizing our vows. I would definately reccomend him inthe future. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
My new wife Kristy and I wanted to take a moment to share our experiences with Reverend Michael Whalen. Reverend Mike was great and very easy to work with prior to the ceremony, and his careful preparation clearly showed during the ceremony itself-it was personal, specific to Kristy and I as a couple and as individuals, and really captured the kind of message we wanted to share with our friends and family.
During the lead up to and during the ceremony itself, Reverend Mike had great and calming presence, an outstanding delivery style, and gave a memorable and meaningful service. A number of our guests commented that our ceremony was one of the most meaningful and poignant that they had ever seen, and asked more about Reverend Mike. We of course gave out his name and would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a flexible, kind, and professional officiant. The day would not have been as special and memorable without his hard work and service, and we both feel a great debt of gratitude that he was our officiant.
My new wife Kristy and I wanted to take a moment to share our experiences with Reverend Michael Whalen. Reverend Mike was Read more...
My new wife Kristy and I wanted to take a moment to share our experiences with Reverend Michael Whalen. Reverend Mike was great and very easy to work with prior to the ceremony, and his careful preparation clearly showed during the ceremony itself-it was personal, specific to Kristy and I as a couple and as individuals, and really captured the kind of message we wanted to share with our friends and family.
During the lead up to and during the ceremony itself, Reverend Mike had great and calming presence, an outstanding delivery style, and gave a memorable and meaningful service. A number of our guests commented that our ceremony was one of the most meaningful and poignant that they had ever seen, and asked more about Reverend Mike. We of course gave out his name and would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a flexible, kind, and professional officiant. The day would not have been as special and memorable without his hard work and service, and we both feel a great debt of gratitude that he was our officiant. Read less
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MrsDubs
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
In choosing a wedding officiant, I looked at the websites of people who were recommended by several venues we had visited in our wedding search. As soon as I saw a sample ceremony on Rev. Whalen's site, I knew he was the officiant we would choose. His way with words, while simple, is moving and meaningful, and he is accomodating to any additions/alterations in order to make the ceremony exactly how you want it. He was very quick to respond to e-mails and phone calls, was prompt for our meetings, rehearsal, and wedding, and is extremely easy to work with. His friendly demeanor really comes out in the ceremony, and I am very happy that we chose him as our officiant.
In choosing a wedding officiant, I looked at the websites of people who were recommended by several venues we had visited Read more...
In choosing a wedding officiant, I looked at the websites of people who were recommended by several venues we had visited in our wedding search. As soon as I saw a sample ceremony on Rev. Whalen's site, I knew he was the officiant we would choose. His way with words, while simple, is moving and meaningful, and he is accomodating to any additions/alterations in order to make the ceremony exactly how you want it. He was very quick to respond to e-mails and phone calls, was prompt for our meetings, rehearsal, and wedding, and is extremely easy to work with. His friendly demeanor really comes out in the ceremony, and I am very happy that we chose him as our officiant. Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael was so easy to work with, prior to the wedding we conversed via e-mail, and had a nice in-person meeting. Michael was very responsive, and provided us with great sample readings and vows to help tailor the ceremony to us.
The day of the wedding, Michael arrived early, and was very organized and professional. He helped to remind us of the flow of the ceremony, and had a very relaxed and calming presence. He spoke beautifully during the ceremony, and we were told by many guests that it was the most memorable and sweet ceremony they had ever attended.
Reverend Michael was a pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend him!
Reverend Michael was so easy to work with, prior to the wedding we conversed via e-mail, and had a nice in-person meeting. Read more...
Reverend Michael was so easy to work with, prior to the wedding we conversed via e-mail, and had a nice in-person meeting. Michael was very responsive, and provided us with great sample readings and vows to help tailor the ceremony to us.
The day of the wedding, Michael arrived early, and was very organized and professional. He helped to remind us of the flow of the ceremony, and had a very relaxed and calming presence. He spoke beautifully during the ceremony, and we were told by many guests that it was the most memorable and sweet ceremony they had ever attended.
Reverend Michael was a pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend him! Read less
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Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The service received was all around ideal! Communications between Rev. Michael Whalen was prompt, polite and professional. Also there was a demonstration of being very personable and organized. He had sentimental ceremony suggestions and creative aspects that he shared to make a traditional ceremony unique and personal to me. He is very accommodating to any special requests and a well-spoken individual. There is not one criticism in using Rev. Michael Whalen!
The service received was all around ideal! Communications between Rev. Michael Whalen was prompt, polite and professional. Read more...
The service received was all around ideal! Communications between Rev. Michael Whalen was prompt, polite and professional. Also there was a demonstration of being very personable and organized. He had sentimental ceremony suggestions and creative aspects that he shared to make a traditional ceremony unique and personal to me. He is very accommodating to any special requests and a well-spoken individual. There is not one criticism in using Rev. Michael Whalen! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
12/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen is extremely easy to work with and provides an excellent service for your ceremony. I would highly recommend him for future weddings.
Rev. Michael Whalen is extremely easy to work with and provides an excellent service for your ceremony. I would highly Read more...
Rev. Michael Whalen is extremely easy to work with and provides an excellent service for your ceremony. I would highly recommend him for future weddings. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael Whalen was amazing throughout the entire planning process. He always responded to my emails or phone calls right away. His price was very reasonable and he created a very personal ceremony that I will remember and cherish forever!! Thank you so very much for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. I highly recommend everyone to contact Reverend Michael Whalen for their ceremony.
Reverend Michael Whalen was amazing throughout the entire planning process. He always responded to my emails or phone Read more...
Reverend Michael Whalen was amazing throughout the entire planning process. He always responded to my emails or phone calls right away. His price was very reasonable and he created a very personal ceremony that I will remember and cherish forever!! Thank you so very much for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. I highly recommend everyone to contact Reverend Michael Whalen for their ceremony. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was very flexible and helpful in creating our fantastic wedding ceremony. High level of professionalism and personalization for every step. He was great in giving us a structure for us to begin, while then letting us personalize and integrate in exactly what we wanted out of the experience. We got lots of compliments on our ceremony!
Rev. Whalen was very flexible and helpful in creating our fantastic wedding ceremony. High level of professionalism and Read more...
Rev. Whalen was very flexible and helpful in creating our fantastic wedding ceremony. High level of professionalism and personalization for every step. He was great in giving us a structure for us to begin, while then letting us personalize and integrate in exactly what we wanted out of the experience. We got lots of compliments on our ceremony! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whalen was really a pleasure to work with! He was so flexible and was able to integrate all of the elements that my husband and I wanted for our ceremony. In addition, he was very easy to get in touch with and affordable for our limited budget. We got so many compliments on how lovely the ceremony was! I definitely recommend him!
Reverend Whalen was really a pleasure to work with! He was so flexible and was able to integrate all of the elements that Read more...
Reverend Whalen was really a pleasure to work with! He was so flexible and was able to integrate all of the elements that my husband and I wanted for our ceremony. In addition, he was very easy to get in touch with and affordable for our limited budget. We got so many compliments on how lovely the ceremony was! I definitely recommend him! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whalen did an excellent job officiating our wedding and he was very easy to work with.
Reverend Whalen did an excellent job officiating our wedding and he was very easy to work with.
Reverend Whalen did an excellent job officiating our wedding and he was very easy to work with. Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Michael made our ceremony run very smoothly.. Everything that was discussed prior to our wedding was 100 % correct at the ceremony.
Rev Michael made our ceremony run very smoothly.. Everything that was discussed prior to our wedding was 100 % correct at Read more...
Rev Michael made our ceremony run very smoothly.. Everything that was discussed prior to our wedding was 100 % correct at the ceremony. Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael did a great job as our wedding officiant. He met with us, and took his time going over everything. We worked together to make the ceremony exactly what my husband and I wanted. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. His price was very fair, and lower than most, and as an added bonus he wore a tie that matched our color scheme. He also has a very nice speaking voice.
Michael did a great job as our wedding officiant. He met with us, and took his time going over everything. We worked Read more...
Michael did a great job as our wedding officiant. He met with us, and took his time going over everything. We worked together to make the ceremony exactly what my husband and I wanted. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. His price was very fair, and lower than most, and as an added bonus he wore a tie that matched our color scheme. He also has a very nice speaking voice. Read less
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suzanne
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Whalen was the perfect fit for us! It was important to us to be able to personalize our wedding by writing our own ceremony and our own vows. Rev Whalen reviewed what we wrote, then gave us some helpful advice. He performed our ceremony exactly as wanted, with enough professionalism to reflect the seriousness of the event and enough warmth to maintain the intimacy that we wanted.
Rev Whalen was the perfect fit for us! It was important to us to be able to personalize our wedding by writing our own Read more...
Rev Whalen was the perfect fit for us! It was important to us to be able to personalize our wedding by writing our own ceremony and our own vows. Rev Whalen reviewed what we wrote, then gave us some helpful advice. He performed our ceremony exactly as wanted, with enough professionalism to reflect the seriousness of the event and enough warmth to maintain the intimacy that we wanted. Read less
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Theodore
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with the multiple options to allow us to pick and choose the ceremony we wanted for ourselves and our families! We found Reverand Whalen a calming and guiding presence during our ceremony and the months beforehand. He met with us face to face during an out of state trip in Providence (we live in Rhode Island) to fully guage how we wished the tempermant, family, and religious considerations during the ceremony.

We would without hestitation strongly recommend his services to any other prospective couples.
We were very pleased with the multiple options to allow us to pick and choose the ceremony we wanted for ourselves and our Read more...
We were very pleased with the multiple options to allow us to pick and choose the ceremony we wanted for ourselves and our families! We found Reverand Whalen a calming and guiding presence during our ceremony and the months beforehand. He met with us face to face during an out of state trip in Providence (we live in Rhode Island) to fully guage how we wished the tempermant, family, and religious considerations during the ceremony.

We would without hestitation strongly recommend his services to any other prospective couples. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Revered Whalen did such a nice service at our ceremony. Everything turned out beautiful. We felt so comfortable with him from the moment we met him. He was always very easy to get in touch with, and provided a lot of different options for the ceremony to choose from. We had an outdoor ceremony and our backup plan was not only at a different location, but also a different time. Rev. Whalen made sure he was available for both times that day in case of inclement weather. He was very punctual, professional and so great to work with. I would definitely recommend him!
Revered Whalen did such a nice service at our ceremony. Everything turned out beautiful. We felt so comfortable with him Read more...
Revered Whalen did such a nice service at our ceremony. Everything turned out beautiful. We felt so comfortable with him from the moment we met him. He was always very easy to get in touch with, and provided a lot of different options for the ceremony to choose from. We had an outdoor ceremony and our backup plan was not only at a different location, but also a different time. Rev. Whalen made sure he was available for both times that day in case of inclement weather. He was very punctual, professional and so great to work with. I would definitely recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with Reverend Whalen. He was so thoughtful and helped us to create a beautiful and personal ceremony.
We were so happy with Reverend Whalen. He was so thoughtful and helped us to create a beautiful and personal ceremony.
We were so happy with Reverend Whalen. He was so thoughtful and helped us to create a beautiful and personal ceremony. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was really easy to work with and helped make our ceremony uniquely ours. We were really happy with the service.
Rev. Whalen was really easy to work with and helped make our ceremony uniquely ours. We were really happy with the Read more...
Rev. Whalen was really easy to work with and helped make our ceremony uniquely ours. We were really happy with the service. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband & I had so much fun meeting with Reverend Whalen who gave us ideas on how we could express out vows & we discussed what we envisioned for our wedding. He gave us helpful advice & was very responsive, if I sent him a message he would reach me that day or the next! He made all our friends & family feel comfortable and spoke very gracefully throughout the ceremony. He made us feel like we were sharing a conversation with each other instead of a crowd! I am so glad we choose Reverend Whalen!
My husband & I had so much fun meeting with Reverend Whalen who gave us ideas on how we could express out vows & we Read more...
My husband & I had so much fun meeting with Reverend Whalen who gave us ideas on how we could express out vows & we discussed what we envisioned for our wedding. He gave us helpful advice & was very responsive, if I sent him a message he would reach me that day or the next! He made all our friends & family feel comfortable and spoke very gracefully throughout the ceremony. He made us feel like we were sharing a conversation with each other instead of a crowd! I am so glad we choose Reverend Whalen! Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael was wonderful! He was just what we were looking for! He allowed us to customize our service, always provided quick feedback, and answered every question we had! He was prompt for our first meeting, rehearsal and of course, on the wedding day. (He even wore a tie to match our wedding colors so he didn't clash in pictures!) Most importantly, he won my mom over! You can tell he enjoys performing ceremonies! I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant that's very helpful but still allows you to make the ceremony your own!
Reverend Michael was wonderful! He was just what we were looking for! He allowed us to customize our service, always Read more...
Reverend Michael was wonderful! He was just what we were looking for! He allowed us to customize our service, always provided quick feedback, and answered every question we had! He was prompt for our first meeting, rehearsal and of course, on the wedding day. (He even wore a tie to match our wedding colors so he didn't clash in pictures!) Most importantly, he won my mom over! You can tell he enjoys performing ceremonies! I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant that's very helpful but still allows you to make the ceremony your own! Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank yo sooo much for everything in us wedding we really enjoy that day and the Sand Ceremony was the best and diferent Ceremony in my life all of my family enjoyed that moment you're THE BEST THANK YOU!!!!
Thank yo sooo much for everything in us wedding we really enjoy that day and the Sand Ceremony was the best and diferent Read more...
Thank yo sooo much for everything in us wedding we really enjoy that day and the Sand Ceremony was the best and diferent Ceremony in my life all of my family enjoyed that moment you're THE BEST THANK YOU!!!! Read less
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Cierra
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen did an amazing job. He has a sense of style that is all his own. He balanced the importance of the ceremony and gave it a little humor as well. Adapting to some rather funny moments when our runner broke as it was draped down the isle. He met and exceeded our expectations by far. I pray for our ten year renewal of our vows he will be available for the ceremony. I highly recommend all who reads this to seek out Rev. Michael Whalen for your ceremony, you will not be disappointed.
Rev. Michael Whalen did an amazing job. He has a sense of style that is all his own. He balanced the importance of the Read more...
Rev. Michael Whalen did an amazing job. He has a sense of style that is all his own. He balanced the importance of the ceremony and gave it a little humor as well. Adapting to some rather funny moments when our runner broke as it was draped down the isle. He met and exceeded our expectations by far. I pray for our ten year renewal of our vows he will be available for the ceremony. I highly recommend all who reads this to seek out Rev. Michael Whalen for your ceremony, you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was a classy, professional man! We booked our ceremony with Rev. Whaen over a year in advance,and I was so pleased and impressed that he checked in every few months. He really put us at ease and we appreciated the professionalism. He showed up early to our rehearsal, he was very friendly, and approachable. The ceremony was beautiful. We had a beach wedding and didn't wear shoes. Rev.Whalen showed up dressed beautifully, and felt comfortable enough to kick of his shoes as well! I loved this and so did my guests...It shows he's a good sport! It wasn't cheesy at all, it was just very honest and sincere. Please don't hesitate to book Rev.Whalen. It also helps that he's very handsome for pictures haha. Very professional and decent man! We recommend him very highy!
Rev. Whalen was a classy, professional man! We booked our ceremony with Rev. Whaen over a year in advance,and I was so Read more...
Rev. Whalen was a classy, professional man! We booked our ceremony with Rev. Whaen over a year in advance,and I was so pleased and impressed that he checked in every few months. He really put us at ease and we appreciated the professionalism. He showed up early to our rehearsal, he was very friendly, and approachable. The ceremony was beautiful. We had a beach wedding and didn't wear shoes. Rev.Whalen showed up dressed beautifully, and felt comfortable enough to kick of his shoes as well! I loved this and so did my guests...It shows he's a good sport! It wasn't cheesy at all, it was just very honest and sincere. Please don't hesitate to book Rev.Whalen. It also helps that he's very handsome for pictures haha. Very professional and decent man! We recommend him very highy! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen was by far the perfect choice as our officiant for our wedding. From the moment we started putting the ceremony details together, to the day of rehearsal, to the day of the wedding- Rev Michael Whalen was awesome! He is a true gentleman and professional. He mingled with both sides of our family and really got to know us as a couple- and he was fantastic with our dog :) Our family and wedding guests loved him as well. Most of our guests had never been to a beach wedding before and didn't know what to expect- everybody told us the ceremony was breathtaking and loved it. I loved the fact he had bare feet in the sand for our beach wedding ceremony- it was perfect. He is an all-around class act man and we would definitely recommend him to couple's needing an officiant. Thank you so much for creating the perfect ceremony for us and making our wedding day absolutely beautiful.
Rev. Michael Whalen was by far the perfect choice as our officiant for our wedding. From the moment we started putting the Read more...
Rev. Michael Whalen was by far the perfect choice as our officiant for our wedding. From the moment we started putting the ceremony details together, to the day of rehearsal, to the day of the wedding- Rev Michael Whalen was awesome! He is a true gentleman and professional. He mingled with both sides of our family and really got to know us as a couple- and he was fantastic with our dog :) Our family and wedding guests loved him as well. Most of our guests had never been to a beach wedding before and didn't know what to expect- everybody told us the ceremony was breathtaking and loved it. I loved the fact he had bare feet in the sand for our beach wedding ceremony- it was perfect. He is an all-around class act man and we would definitely recommend him to couple's needing an officiant. Thank you so much for creating the perfect ceremony for us and making our wedding day absolutely beautiful. Read less
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Serafina
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Very nice, professional, easy to work with gentleman!!
Very nice, professional, easy to work with gentleman!!
Very nice, professional, easy to work with gentleman!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Whalen was the perfect choice as the officiant at our wedding. He helped us plan a beautiful ceremony. Professional, available, and punctual. Our families also agree he was great!
Rev Whalen was the perfect choice as the officiant at our wedding. He helped us plan a beautiful ceremony. Professional, Read more...
Rev Whalen was the perfect choice as the officiant at our wedding. He helped us plan a beautiful ceremony. Professional, available, and punctual. Our families also agree he was great! Read less
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Ada Marie
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was recommended to us by our venue, The English Manor. He was an absolute delight to work with! He understood our wishes to have a contemporary wedding ceremony that held some religious traditions thrown in. He is extremely friendly, quick to respond to emails, professional, and tremendously helpful. We couldn't have been happier having him as a part of our special day.
Rev. Whalen was recommended to us by our venue, The English Manor. He was an absolute delight to work with! He understood Read more...
Rev. Whalen was recommended to us by our venue, The English Manor. He was an absolute delight to work with! He understood our wishes to have a contemporary wedding ceremony that held some religious traditions thrown in. He is extremely friendly, quick to respond to emails, professional, and tremendously helpful. We couldn't have been happier having him as a part of our special day. Read less
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e
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was a bit unusual. We were married on the beach at dawn and thus we needed Michael there by 5:00 AM. He didn't have a problem with our early ceremony, arrived on-time, and was extremely professional. We couldn't have been happier with Michael or the job he did. We highly recommend him to others due to his kind demeanor and genuine love of others.
Our ceremony was a bit unusual. We were married on the beach at dawn and thus we needed Michael there by 5:00 AM. He Read more...
Our ceremony was a bit unusual. We were married on the beach at dawn and thus we needed Michael there by 5:00 AM. He didn't have a problem with our early ceremony, arrived on-time, and was extremely professional. We couldn't have been happier with Michael or the job he did. We highly recommend him to others due to his kind demeanor and genuine love of others. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you for helping to make our wedding special!
Thank you for helping to make our wedding special!
Thank you for helping to make our wedding special! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen officated our wedding on 7/1/12. From the first time we met with him, he was accommodating yet professional. We loved the ceremony he created for us as well. We really appreciated that Revhe asked for our feedback as well when it came to the vows. On the wedding day, we received so many rave reviews on Rev. Whalen and the ceremony. We highly recommend him.
Rev. Whalen officated our wedding on 7/1/12. From the first time we met with him, he was accommodating yet professional. Read more...
Rev. Whalen officated our wedding on 7/1/12. From the first time we met with him, he was accommodating yet professional. We loved the ceremony he created for us as well. We really appreciated that Revhe asked for our feedback as well when it came to the vows. On the wedding day, we received so many rave reviews on Rev. Whalen and the ceremony. We highly recommend him. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to anyone looking for an officiant for your wedding. He was very professional and helped us tremendously with all the details of our wedding ceremony. Even though our ceremony wasn't at a church and was at a restaurant he gave it a religious and personable touch which is what we were looking for. We will always remember Rev. Whalen for being a special part of our day. I would highly recommend him!
I would highly recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to anyone looking for an officiant for your wedding. He was very professional Read more...
I would highly recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to anyone looking for an officiant for your wedding. He was very professional and helped us tremendously with all the details of our wedding ceremony. Even though our ceremony wasn't at a church and was at a restaurant he gave it a religious and personable touch which is what we were looking for. We will always remember Rev. Whalen for being a special part of our day. I would highly recommend him! Read less
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colleen
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen did an amazing service at our Ceremony and was such a pleasure to work with. He helped us customize our ceremony to fit our needs, came to the rehearsal, and felt comfortable with us writing our own vows when others were not. We would highly recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to all! Thanks again.
Rev. Michael Whalen did an amazing service at our Ceremony and was such a pleasure to work with. He helped us customize Read more...
Rev. Michael Whalen did an amazing service at our Ceremony and was such a pleasure to work with. He helped us customize our ceremony to fit our needs, came to the rehearsal, and felt comfortable with us writing our own vows when others were not. We would highly recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to all! Thanks again. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Stella Marina in Asbury Park on June 6th 2012. Reverend Whalen from beginning to end made the whole ceremony process wonderful. Planning a wedding is very stressful and he made the process smooth and was extremely helpful through it all. Reverend Whalen is very professional, helpful, and kind. I would recommend him to anyone that needs an officiant.
We had our wedding at the Stella Marina in Asbury Park on June 6th 2012. Reverend Whalen from beginning to end made the Read more...
We had our wedding at the Stella Marina in Asbury Park on June 6th 2012. Reverend Whalen from beginning to end made the whole ceremony process wonderful. Planning a wedding is very stressful and he made the process smooth and was extremely helpful through it all. Reverend Whalen is very professional, helpful, and kind. I would recommend him to anyone that needs an officiant. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Revered Whalen did an amazing service at our Ceremony. Everything turned out beautiful and he was always very easy to get in touch with be it phone or email. Thanks again. Natalie and Hayden
Revered Whalen did an amazing service at our Ceremony. Everything turned out beautiful and he was always very easy to get Read more...
Revered Whalen did an amazing service at our Ceremony. Everything turned out beautiful and he was always very easy to get in touch with be it phone or email. Thanks again. Natalie and Hayden Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Whalen gave us a beautiful, personalized ceremony. The whole process of creating the ceremony was easy from start to finish, he was so easy to work with and quick to respond to all emails and calls. On the day, he helped everything run smoothly, including the legal paperwork! I should have gotten him a microphone with the large outdoor space at Grounds for Sculpture, but everyone could hear him clearly even without one. I would highly recommend- thank you!!
Rev Whalen gave us a beautiful, personalized ceremony. The whole process of creating the ceremony was easy from start to Read more...
Rev Whalen gave us a beautiful, personalized ceremony. The whole process of creating the ceremony was easy from start to finish, he was so easy to work with and quick to respond to all emails and calls. On the day, he helped everything run smoothly, including the legal paperwork! I should have gotten him a microphone with the large outdoor space at Grounds for Sculpture, but everyone could hear him clearly even without one. I would highly recommend- thank you!! Read less
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RRI
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen was such a pleasure to work with. We were so comfortable with him it felt like we knew him for years! He helped us customize our ceremony to fit our needs, came to the rehearsal, and officiated a beautiful ceremony. He even dressed to coordinate with the event! We would highly recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to all!
Rev. Michael Whalen was such a pleasure to work with. We were so comfortable with him it felt like we knew him for years! Read more...
Rev. Michael Whalen was such a pleasure to work with. We were so comfortable with him it felt like we knew him for years! He helped us customize our ceremony to fit our needs, came to the rehearsal, and officiated a beautiful ceremony. He even dressed to coordinate with the event! We would highly recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to all! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Whalen performed a beautiful cermony for us. He is very personable. He mingled with my family and friends. It was a beautiful day.

Barbara Griscavage
Rev Whalen performed a beautiful cermony for us. He is very personable. He mingled with my family and friends. It was a Read more...
Rev Whalen performed a beautiful cermony for us. He is very personable. He mingled with my family and friends. It was a beautiful day.

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LISAGRIMALDI
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
HE WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH :-)
HE WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH :-)
HE WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH :-) Read less
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Kris and Chris
Wedding:
4/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael Whalen was an exceptional choice to officiate our wedding. He sincerely wants your wedding to be a reflection of your relationship and individualizes the ceremony to meet your needs. He understands the profound importance of performing your wedding ceremony and takes the responsibility of honoring your marriage seriously and genuinely. He is professional, warm, dependable, flexible and experienced. I can't say enough about how he put us immediately at ease and followed through in every aspect of preparing for our big day. He is the only officiant I would recommend because I can not imagine a better person then Reverend Whalen performing our ceremony. I would be happy to give a personal reference with great confidence to anyone considering his services. He will always be remembered fondly everytime we reminisce about our big day!!
Reverend Michael Whalen was an exceptional choice to officiate our wedding. He sincerely wants your wedding to be a Read more...
Reverend Michael Whalen was an exceptional choice to officiate our wedding. He sincerely wants your wedding to be a reflection of your relationship and individualizes the ceremony to meet your needs. He understands the profound importance of performing your wedding ceremony and takes the responsibility of honoring your marriage seriously and genuinely. He is professional, warm, dependable, flexible and experienced. I can't say enough about how he put us immediately at ease and followed through in every aspect of preparing for our big day. He is the only officiant I would recommend because I can not imagine a better person then Reverend Whalen performing our ceremony. I would be happy to give a personal reference with great confidence to anyone considering his services. He will always be remembered fondly everytime we reminisce about our big day!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whalen was great to work with. My husband and I live in NY and had our wedding in NJ, so there was a lot of travelling involved with vendors. Rev. Whalen met us at the Ikea in North Jersey for our convenience (I thought this was cool) and right from the beginning we felt very comfortable with him. He was very easy to work with - our ceremony was not held in a church, but we still wanted it to feel traditional - his insight and suggestions were most helpful. During our ceremony he spoke clearly, projected his voice, and kept things initimate with our family and friends. I really liked him and would recommend him to any bride.
Reverend Whalen was great to work with. My husband and I live in NY and had our wedding in NJ, so there was a lot of Read more...
Reverend Whalen was great to work with. My husband and I live in NY and had our wedding in NJ, so there was a lot of travelling involved with vendors. Rev. Whalen met us at the Ikea in North Jersey for our convenience (I thought this was cool) and right from the beginning we felt very comfortable with him. He was very easy to work with - our ceremony was not held in a church, but we still wanted it to feel traditional - his insight and suggestions were most helpful. During our ceremony he spoke clearly, projected his voice, and kept things initimate with our family and friends. I really liked him and would recommend him to any bride. Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Great everyone loved the ceremony and him!!! :)
Great everyone loved the ceremony and him!!! :)
Great everyone loved the ceremony and him!!! :) Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Whalen was exceptional! Many of our guests commented that it was the most meaningful ceremony they they had been to!
Rev Whalen was exceptional! Many of our guests commented that it was the most meaningful ceremony they they had been to!
Rev Whalen was exceptional! Many of our guests commented that it was the most meaningful ceremony they they had been to! Read less
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mrmrshughes111111
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev.Michael Whalen was very professional. He was on time and I think very reasonable with his price. He was polite, funny, and an overall great addition to our wedding! I would suggest him to anybody for future weddings.
Rev.Michael Whalen was very professional. He was on time and I think very reasonable with his price. He was polite, funny, Read more...
Rev.Michael Whalen was very professional. He was on time and I think very reasonable with his price. He was polite, funny, and an overall great addition to our wedding! I would suggest him to anybody for future weddings. Read less
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lotanoje
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen personalized our ceremony and made it wonderful! He was highly personable and drove to Atlantic City for our ceremoney! So many of our family and friends are still talking about how beautiful our ceremony was!
Rev. Whalen personalized our ceremony and made it wonderful! He was highly personable and drove to Atlantic City for our Read more...
Rev. Whalen personalized our ceremony and made it wonderful! He was highly personable and drove to Atlantic City for our ceremoney! So many of our family and friends are still talking about how beautiful our ceremony was! Read less
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Mrs. Yulie
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier with my ceremony, thanks to Rev. Whalen. He was recommended to me by my West Orange, NJ wedding venue. The whole process (which is the most important part of the wedding) went smoothly and pleasantly from beginning to end, from initial communication to early arrival time to all the paperwork.
My ceremony was beautiful and meaningful, both on paper and in reality, and I really didn't feel like my officiant was just another vendor - he was professional, but at the same time very personable (which is a very important balance, since the officiant is forever a part of your wedding day, and I wouldn't want anyone too eccentric or too impersonal).
I could not have been happier with my ceremony, thanks to Rev. Whalen. He was recommended to me by my West Orange, NJ Read more...
I could not have been happier with my ceremony, thanks to Rev. Whalen. He was recommended to me by my West Orange, NJ wedding venue. The whole process (which is the most important part of the wedding) went smoothly and pleasantly from beginning to end, from initial communication to early arrival time to all the paperwork.
My ceremony was beautiful and meaningful, both on paper and in reality, and I really didn't feel like my officiant was just another vendor - he was professional, but at the same time very personable (which is a very important balance, since the officiant is forever a part of your wedding day, and I wouldn't want anyone too eccentric or too impersonal). Read less
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ted
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mike Whalen brought a warm personal feel to our ceremony
Rev. Mike Whalen brought a warm personal feel to our ceremony
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C
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen performed our Ceremony at the Elberon Memorial Church. His delivery was tailored specifically for us and his delivery was special and sincere. I would definitely recommend his services to any bride.
Rev. Whalen performed our Ceremony at the Elberon Memorial Church. His delivery was tailored specifically for us and his Read more...
Rev. Whalen performed our Ceremony at the Elberon Memorial Church. His delivery was tailored specifically for us and his delivery was special and sincere. I would definitely recommend his services to any bride. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a long engagement but thought the officiant was the most important part of our wedding planning process, so we decided to book a reverend first. Throughout the year and a half until our wedding, Rev. Whalen periodically checked in with me to make sure all my questions were answered and that I was staying on track with my ceremony edits. Rev. Whalen made us feel at ease from the moment we met him and was a good listener to ensure that the ceremony reflected our personalities and wishes. I was a very stressed bride toward the end of the planning process and I can honestly say that I had no concerns over my ceremony as I felt that Rev. Whalen had everything under control. In addition, I found his rate to be budget friendly and the quality of his service was still outstanding. I would recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to any brides who are looking for someone friendly, flexible and reliable.
We had a long engagement but thought the officiant was the most important part of our wedding planning process, so we Read more...
We had a long engagement but thought the officiant was the most important part of our wedding planning process, so we decided to book a reverend first. Throughout the year and a half until our wedding, Rev. Whalen periodically checked in with me to make sure all my questions were answered and that I was staying on track with my ceremony edits. Rev. Whalen made us feel at ease from the moment we met him and was a good listener to ensure that the ceremony reflected our personalities and wishes. I was a very stressed bride toward the end of the planning process and I can honestly say that I had no concerns over my ceremony as I felt that Rev. Whalen had everything under control. In addition, I found his rate to be budget friendly and the quality of his service was still outstanding. I would recommend Rev. Michael Whalen to any brides who are looking for someone friendly, flexible and reliable. Read less
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Lambert25
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Rev. Micheal Whalen to anyone! His services and assitance was second to none. Thank you again!
I would highly recommend Rev. Micheal Whalen to anyone! His services and assitance was second to none. Thank you again!
I would highly recommend Rev. Micheal Whalen to anyone! His services and assitance was second to none. Thank you again! Read less
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purplegirl
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev Michael was great to work with. He showed up on time for our first meeting and for the wedding. He always maintained a happy, positive encouraging attitude.
He was very easygoing and knew his stuff.
Rev Michael was great to work with. He showed up on time for our first meeting and for the wedding. He always maintained a Read more...
Rev Michael was great to work with. He showed up on time for our first meeting and for the wedding. He always maintained a happy, positive encouraging attitude.
He was very easygoing and knew his stuff. Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was great! He was very quick to respond to us when we had any questions, was open to any ideas we had, sent us drafts of our ceremony so we could see it, was very professional, and was on time for our meeting, rehearsal, and the day of the wedding. He was very positive and always smiling, thank you for being part of our special day!
Rev. Whalen was great! He was very quick to respond to us when we had any questions, was open to any ideas we had, sent us Read more...
Rev. Whalen was great! He was very quick to respond to us when we had any questions, was open to any ideas we had, sent us drafts of our ceremony so we could see it, was very professional, and was on time for our meeting, rehearsal, and the day of the wedding. He was very positive and always smiling, thank you for being part of our special day! Read less
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Tamado01
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Awesome officiant, personable, reliable and affordable. Would recommend to anyone! We had a beautiful ceremony thanks to Rev. Whalen!

Joseph and Teena Handline
Awesome officiant, personable, reliable and affordable. Would recommend to anyone! We had a beautiful ceremony thanks to Read more...
Awesome officiant, personable, reliable and affordable. Would recommend to anyone! We had a beautiful ceremony thanks to Rev. Whalen!

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Joseph
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael did a perfect job at our wedding. I would not change a thing.
Michael did a perfect job at our wedding. I would not change a thing.
Michael did a perfect job at our wedding. I would not change a thing. Read less
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kmill
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whalen made us feel very comfortable due to his relaxed and laid back style. Reverend Whalen and I communicated often to establish exactly what my husband and I wanted and was very flexible. Reverend Whalen was one of the integral parts of making our wedding day so special.
Reverend Whalen made us feel very comfortable due to his relaxed and laid back style. Reverend Whalen and I communicated Read more...
Reverend Whalen made us feel very comfortable due to his relaxed and laid back style. Reverend Whalen and I communicated often to establish exactly what my husband and I wanted and was very flexible. Reverend Whalen was one of the integral parts of making our wedding day so special. Read less
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robyn
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we were able to have Rev. Whalen officiate our wedding on July 1st. He really spent the time getting to know us, to make our special day personal to ourselves and our families.
We are so happy we were able to have Rev. Whalen officiate our wedding on July 1st. He really spent the time getting to Read more...
We are so happy we were able to have Rev. Whalen officiate our wedding on July 1st. He really spent the time getting to know us, to make our special day personal to ourselves and our families. Read less
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Kim & Keith
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen was very easy to work with and very professional. We did not have to worry about any of the ceremony. He handled everything. Our guest loved the ceremony. We received many compliments afterwards.
Rev. Michael Whalen was very easy to work with and very professional. We did not have to worry about any of the ceremony. Read more...
Rev. Michael Whalen was very easy to work with and very professional. We did not have to worry about any of the ceremony. He handled everything. Our guest loved the ceremony. We received many compliments afterwards. Read less
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Janet
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Michael Whalen made our ceremony just what we wanted and included everything that was important to us!
Rev. Michael Whalen made our ceremony just what we wanted and included everything that was important to us!
Rev. Michael Whalen made our ceremony just what we wanted and included everything that was important to us! Read less
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Kimberley
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen provided a beautiful ceremony. He is very responsive and professional. Thank you for making our ceremony memorable!
Rev. Whalen provided a beautiful ceremony. He is very responsive and professional. Thank you for making our ceremony Read more...
Rev. Whalen provided a beautiful ceremony. He is very responsive and professional. Thank you for making our ceremony memorable! Read less
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Patches70
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Whalen was the officiant for my wedding, and he was just amazing!

Everything about the ceremony was perfect... he was professional & sincere, with just the right amount of warmth to make everyone feel welcome.

Throughout the planning process, I e-mailed the reverend with ideas and changes and he was very receptive to what I wanted and helped when I needed suggestions.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Reverend Whalen to everyone I know.
Reverend Whalen was the officiant for my wedding, and he was just amazing!

Everything about the ceremony was Read more...
Reverend Whalen was the officiant for my wedding, and he was just amazing!

Everything about the ceremony was perfect... he was professional & sincere, with just the right amount of warmth to make everyone feel welcome.

Throughout the planning process, I e-mailed the reverend with ideas and changes and he was very receptive to what I wanted and helped when I needed suggestions.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Reverend Whalen to everyone I know. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
3/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was great. We did not want a religous ceremony at all. He was able to provide us with a balance to make everyone in our families happy. The ceremony was an appropriate amount of time and not drawn out. My husband was so nervous right before the start of our ceremony. Rev. Whalen, just by making small talk with him at the end of the aisle, kept him calm and helped relax his nerves. Even when we started laughing during the exchange of rings Rev. Whalen was able to keep his composure professional.
Rev. Whalen was great. We did not want a religous ceremony at all. He was able to provide us with a balance to make Read more...
Rev. Whalen was great. We did not want a religous ceremony at all. He was able to provide us with a balance to make everyone in our families happy. The ceremony was an appropriate amount of time and not drawn out. My husband was so nervous right before the start of our ceremony. Rev. Whalen, just by making small talk with him at the end of the aisle, kept him calm and helped relax his nerves. Even when we started laughing during the exchange of rings Rev. Whalen was able to keep his composure professional. Read less
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joanne
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
The Rev Michael was very friendly, professional and reliable.
A complete pleasure to work with.
Spring lake manor gave me His Name and I am very glad I took their advice and that I called him.
I would definately reccomend him to anyone in need of someone to perform their wedding..... He did a beautiful job!
Joanne & Jim Lindeman 11-20-11
The Rev Michael was very friendly, professional and reliable.
A complete pleasure to work with.
Spring lake Read more...
The Rev Michael was very friendly, professional and reliable.
A complete pleasure to work with.
Spring lake manor gave me His Name and I am very glad I took their advice and that I called him.
I would definately reccomend him to anyone in need of someone to perform their wedding..... He did a beautiful job!
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When I'm Sixty-four
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I met Reverend Whalen when we found ourselves in a pinch to find an officiant that would be a good fit for our personal styles, affordable and equally important at that time, available to officiate our ceremony on our planned wedding date in August 2010. Upon discussing my situation with a colleague she informed me that Reverend Whalen was the officiant for her recent wedding. She enthusiastically recommended Reverend Whalen. Although I felt like I was in a frenzy, I emailed him and he responded by the next day. Other officiants replied days an weks later in some cases if at all. We were able to set up a first meeting with him for that week. When we met he was very professional and interested in how he might be of service. He asked many questions about us and our vision for the type of ceremony we wanted. He was very straight forward, he listened to our responses and feedback. He explained what he could offer as well as his fee. Prior to the end of our meeting we agreed we wanted to utlize his services he explained what he would do over the next day or so. Within a few days I recieved an email with the first draft of our cereomony script. Thereafter we communicated as needed about the ceremony. As I asked for revisions and additions he was quick to respond and update our ceremony plan. He arrived early and introduced himself to those guest who would be involved in the ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony and the vows and sentiment in the ceremony were exactly who my husband and I are and what we wanted. When all was said and done I can tell you that working with Reverend Whalen was the easiest and most worry free aspect of planning. I was anxious about finding the right officiant. He made it incredibly easy. Since our wedding I referred a girlfriend who was in a pinch with the Catholic Church over her Sunday wedding date in October, only 2 months following our wedding. He officiated her ceremony and most recently another girlfriend who will be getting married next spring will be using Reverend Whalen as well. I take very seriously who I recommend to people and I have absolutely no reservations about this one. We were absolutely satisfied and beyond.
My husband and I met Reverend Whalen when we found ourselves in a pinch to find an officiant that would be a good fit for Read more...
My husband and I met Reverend Whalen when we found ourselves in a pinch to find an officiant that would be a good fit for our personal styles, affordable and equally important at that time, available to officiate our ceremony on our planned wedding date in August 2010. Upon discussing my situation with a colleague she informed me that Reverend Whalen was the officiant for her recent wedding. She enthusiastically recommended Reverend Whalen. Although I felt like I was in a frenzy, I emailed him and he responded by the next day. Other officiants replied days an weks later in some cases if at all. We were able to set up a first meeting with him for that week. When we met he was very professional and interested in how he might be of service. He asked many questions about us and our vision for the type of ceremony we wanted. He was very straight forward, he listened to our responses and feedback. He explained what he could offer as well as his fee. Prior to the end of our meeting we agreed we wanted to utlize his services he explained what he would do over the next day or so. Within a few days I recieved an email with the first draft of our cereomony script. Thereafter we communicated as needed about the ceremony. As I asked for revisions and additions he was quick to respond and update our ceremony plan. He arrived early and introduced himself to those guest who would be involved in the ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony and the vows and sentiment in the ceremony were exactly who my husband and I are and what we wanted. When all was said and done I can tell you that working with Reverend Whalen was the easiest and most worry free aspect of planning. I was anxious about finding the right officiant. He made it incredibly easy. Since our wedding I referred a girlfriend who was in a pinch with the Catholic Church over her Sunday wedding date in October, only 2 months following our wedding. He officiated her ceremony and most recently another girlfriend who will be getting married next spring will be using Reverend Whalen as well. I take very seriously who I recommend to people and I have absolutely no reservations about this one. We were absolutely satisfied and beyond. Read less
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jhartman24
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Michael Whalen was accomodating throughout the entire process. As the big day approached, he regularly checked in with us and helpfully reminded us about obtaining the necessary documents needed for the wedding ceremony. The day of our wedding, Rev. Whalen was completely prepared and calm. His demeanor was pleasant at all times. He was truly a pleasure to have as a part of our day!
Reverend Michael Whalen was accomodating throughout the entire process. As the big day approached, he regularly checked in Read more...
Reverend Michael Whalen was accomodating throughout the entire process. As the big day approached, he regularly checked in with us and helpfully reminded us about obtaining the necessary documents needed for the wedding ceremony. The day of our wedding, Rev. Whalen was completely prepared and calm. His demeanor was pleasant at all times. He was truly a pleasure to have as a part of our day! Read less
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Nasie
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Whalen was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him !!!
Rev. Whalen was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him !!!
Rev. Whalen was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him !!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/11/2013
4.9/5.0
Michael was great to work with! He was very professional and we were very happy with the service he provided! We had to do everything long distance through email and he was awesome with helping us decide exactly how we wanted the ceremony to go. I would highly recommend him as an officiant.
Michael was great to work with! He was very professional and we were very happy with the service he provided! We had to do Read more...
Michael was great to work with! He was very professional and we were very happy with the service he provided! We had to do everything long distance through email and he was awesome with helping us decide exactly how we wanted the ceremony to go. I would highly recommend him as an officiant. Read less
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kyrstensurfs@aol.com
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.9/5.0
Rev michael Whalen is a great guy, he never had any problems when we switched up locations or had to delay the ceremony. He also came to our wedding during hurricane Irene and didn't not say one word about leaving us while a lot of others did! He took his time and did an amazing job!! Thank you so much
Rev michael Whalen is a great guy, he never had any problems when we switched up locations or had to delay the ceremony. Read more...
Rev michael Whalen is a great guy, he never had any problems when we switched up locations or had to delay the ceremony. He also came to our wedding during hurricane Irene and didn't not say one word about leaving us while a lot of others did! He took his time and did an amazing job!! Thank you so much Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Rev. Michael was GREAT! Very reliable, and calm. He kept us on time and his voice was so calming during the ceremony. He was very easy to work with and made our day perfect!
Rev. Michael was GREAT! Very reliable, and calm. He kept us on time and his voice was so calming during the ceremony. He Read more...
Rev. Michael was GREAT! Very reliable, and calm. He kept us on time and his voice was so calming during the ceremony. He was very easy to work with and made our day perfect! Read less
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sg_jerseygirl
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.9/5.0
I'm so happy we choose Rev Whalen to perform our service. As a Catholic marrying a divorced man, i was disappointed in not being able to have a Catholic service. Rev. Whalen completely dispelled all my disappointment. He made the service special for me and my family. He was extremely professional while at the same time being caring and personal. i would definitely reccomment him to any couple getting married.
I'm so happy we choose Rev Whalen to perform our service. As a Catholic marrying a divorced man, i was disappointed in not Read more...
I'm so happy we choose Rev Whalen to perform our service. As a Catholic marrying a divorced man, i was disappointed in not being able to have a Catholic service. Rev. Whalen completely dispelled all my disappointment. He made the service special for me and my family. He was extremely professional while at the same time being caring and personal. i would definitely reccomment him to any couple getting married. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
9/16/2011
4.6/5.0
When my husband and I were looking for an officiant, we were contacting people that were not calling us back, were too expensive and were just too eccentric. Rev. Michael Whalen was referred to us by our venue. He returned our calls promptly and we were able to meet at a location that was easy for us. He was very professional and personable and we knew immediately that we wanted Rev. Whalen to marry us! In the several months that followed, Rev. Whalen drafted our ceremony multiple times due to changes we wanted to make. He was so flexible and easy to work with. I have passed on Rev. Whalen's contact info. to friends of ours that are getting married next year. He has our highest regard!
When my husband and I were looking for an officiant, we were contacting people that were not calling us back, were too Read more...
When my husband and I were looking for an officiant, we were contacting people that were not calling us back, were too expensive and were just too eccentric. Rev. Michael Whalen was referred to us by our venue. He returned our calls promptly and we were able to meet at a location that was easy for us. He was very professional and personable and we knew immediately that we wanted Rev. Whalen to marry us! In the several months that followed, Rev. Whalen drafted our ceremony multiple times due to changes we wanted to make. He was so flexible and easy to work with. I have passed on Rev. Whalen's contact info. to friends of ours that are getting married next year. He has our highest regard! Read less
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