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Rev. Peter McGuinness

Ardmore , PA
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P.O. Box 423
Ardmore, PA US 19003 (map)

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484-832-9868

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Serving couples in Pennnsylvania and Delaware Valley region and the New York area.
Serving couples in Pennnsylvania and Delaware Valley region and the New York area. 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?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, I officiate at many weddings at historic locations and wide range of venues from country clubs to museums. I also welcome the opportunity to officiate at same sex couple wedding ceremonies.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I take my lead from the couple, depending on the type of ceremony they are seeking. I can officiate in ministerial attire or not.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, absolutely and I offer a guide for them to create a ceremony that reflects their commitment.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I encourage couples to write their own and offer a guide for them to do so. I also offer sample vows that couples can use or edit to personalize their vows to each other
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes, I do have a list but also encourage the couple to select something that may speak personally to them.These selections may come from the lyrics of a song or a favorite poem.
How long are your ceremonies?
Ceremonies in which I officiate usually are 30 minutes or less in length.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, but I do offer it if the couple requests. I am also certified in Myers Briggs inventory that can provide couples with a better understanding of their relationship and communication.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes on a case by case basis and depending on my availability.
Do you supply a sound system?
The sound system is usually supplied by the venue or by the musicians selected for the event.

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Michelle
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Peter McGuinness made our special day so wonderful! We greatly appreciate the personal touches he wove into the ceremony and his communication throughout the weeks leading up to the event. The day was perfect, and that's thanks to Peter's amazing attention to detail!
Peter McGuinness made our special day so wonderful! We greatly appreciate the personal touches he wove into the ceremony Read more...
Peter McGuinness made our special day so wonderful! We greatly appreciate the personal touches he wove into the ceremony and his communication throughout the weeks leading up to the event. The day was perfect, and that's thanks to Peter's amazing attention to detail! Read less
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Terry
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I didn't know where to start to find an officiant since I am not affiliated with a church. Searching the internet, I was stopped by Peter's smile. We spoke on the phone and I knew I wanted this kind and thoughtful person officiating our wedding. We met months before the wedding and I was again convinced Peter would make our ceremony meaningful and memorable. The ceremony was even better than I had imagined and as you know, much thought goes into planning. Peter provided guidance in writing our own vows which took the stress of wanting to make them perfect for each other. Peter had control of the ceremony which flowed effortlessly. Loved him, loved his support and certainly loved the beautiful ceremony he conducted.
I didn't know where to start to find an officiant since I am not affiliated with a church. Searching the internet, I was Read more...
I didn't know where to start to find an officiant since I am not affiliated with a church. Searching the internet, I was stopped by Peter's smile. We spoke on the phone and I knew I wanted this kind and thoughtful person officiating our wedding. We met months before the wedding and I was again convinced Peter would make our ceremony meaningful and memorable. The ceremony was even better than I had imagined and as you know, much thought goes into planning. Peter provided guidance in writing our own vows which took the stress of wanting to make them perfect for each other. Peter had control of the ceremony which flowed effortlessly. Loved him, loved his support and certainly loved the beautiful ceremony he conducted. Read less
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Rev. Peter McGuinness responded with the following comments:

Terry and Bill thanks so much for your kind words. Much continued happiness to you both. You made the ceremony and the planning a pure joy. What a wonder group of friends you have that love and support you. All the best!

fondly…peter
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I highly recommend Rev. Peter McGuinness. We contacted him 6-7 months before our wedding and he graciously came to meet us for coffee on a very snowy holiday weekend near where my husband was living at the time. Being that I was still working in another state, I very much appreciated Peter's flexibility. Upon meeting him, my husband and I knew Peter would work out perfectly. He has such a gentle and kind soul and really took the time to hear our story and what we were looking for in our wedding ceremony. He provided some great suggestions and ideas which led my husband and me to ask our fathers to speak at the ceremony and our mothers to deliver the wedding rings. Peter was always very professional and prompt in getting back to us either by phone or email, which made things run so smoothly. On our wedding day, Peter came early so that he could meet our parents. He ran the ceremony exactly how we had imagined it. He even stayed after we took post-wedding photos to wish us his best. He mailed in our marriage license on the Monday after our Saturday evening wedding. We couldn't have been happier. Peter is simply the best!
My husband and I highly recommend Rev. Peter McGuinness. We contacted him 6-7 months before our wedding and he graciously Read more...
My husband and I highly recommend Rev. Peter McGuinness. We contacted him 6-7 months before our wedding and he graciously came to meet us for coffee on a very snowy holiday weekend near where my husband was living at the time. Being that I was still working in another state, I very much appreciated Peter's flexibility. Upon meeting him, my husband and I knew Peter would work out perfectly. He has such a gentle and kind soul and really took the time to hear our story and what we were looking for in our wedding ceremony. He provided some great suggestions and ideas which led my husband and me to ask our fathers to speak at the ceremony and our mothers to deliver the wedding rings. Peter was always very professional and prompt in getting back to us either by phone or email, which made things run so smoothly. On our wedding day, Peter came early so that he could meet our parents. He ran the ceremony exactly how we had imagined it. He even stayed after we took post-wedding photos to wish us his best. He mailed in our marriage license on the Monday after our Saturday evening wedding. We couldn't have been happier. Peter is simply the best! Read less
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Rob
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Peter performed our wedding ceremony on June 14, 2014 and did such a terrific job. The ceremony he conducted for us was very personal and included some really nice words and even a little humor. Our guests loved him! Of all of our vendors, we received the most positive feedback on Peter's ceremony. Thank you for such a terrific day!
Peter performed our wedding ceremony on June 14, 2014 and did such a terrific job. The ceremony he conducted for us was Read more...
Peter performed our wedding ceremony on June 14, 2014 and did such a terrific job. The ceremony he conducted for us was very personal and included some really nice words and even a little humor. Our guests loved him! Of all of our vendors, we received the most positive feedback on Peter's ceremony. Thank you for such a terrific day! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Peter was so great to work with! He helped guide us in creating a completely original, non-traditional & non-denominational ceremony. He allowed us to select our own readings after providing us with some sample readings to get our creative juices flowing. He was very personable and relatable during the ceremony, and even managed to get a few giggles and laughs out of our guests – something we really wanted! It was important to us that our guests felt included in the ceremony. Peter exceeded our expectations and gave us the exact ceremony we had in mind!
Peter was so great to work with! He helped guide us in creating a completely original, non-traditional & Read more...
Peter was so great to work with! He helped guide us in creating a completely original, non-traditional & non-denominational ceremony. He allowed us to select our own readings after providing us with some sample readings to get our creative juices flowing. He was very personable and relatable during the ceremony, and even managed to get a few giggles and laughs out of our guests – something we really wanted! It was important to us that our guests felt included in the ceremony. Peter exceeded our expectations and gave us the exact ceremony we had in mind! Read less
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Rev. Peter McGuinness responded with the following comments:

Thanks Stephanie very much and hope things continue well for your both. I appreciate the comments. Have a good rest of the summer. Best to you and Joe.

peter
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Rev. McGuinness was incredible. Our family has differing faiths and our faith and beliefs are not as "rigid" as some of the older members of our family. We didn't want these differences in belief to alienate our families or our guests, but we wanted to keep faith as the foundation of our ceremony. Rev. McGuinness did this for us beautifully. He kept the mood serious but light, and made everyone who attended feel a part of the ceremony. My husband has recently learned his heritage is Scottish and we incorporated some Scottish traditions into our day. Peter was not only supportive of this, but he went a step further and added his own touch with an old Celtic tradition neither of us knew about. He made our ceremony special and we feel so blessed to have had him as our officiant.
Rev. McGuinness was incredible. Our family has differing faiths and our faith and beliefs are not as "rigid" as some of Read more...
Rev. McGuinness was incredible. Our family has differing faiths and our faith and beliefs are not as "rigid" as some of the older members of our family. We didn't want these differences in belief to alienate our families or our guests, but we wanted to keep faith as the foundation of our ceremony. Rev. McGuinness did this for us beautifully. He kept the mood serious but light, and made everyone who attended feel a part of the ceremony. My husband has recently learned his heritage is Scottish and we incorporated some Scottish traditions into our day. Peter was not only supportive of this, but he went a step further and added his own touch with an old Celtic tradition neither of us knew about. He made our ceremony special and we feel so blessed to have had him as our officiant. Read less
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Leigh
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Peter did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He was so easy to work with, and helped guide us through designing our ceremony with ideas or suggestions when we needed them to make it our own, and he made the whole process feel more relaxed.
Peter did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He was so easy to work with, and helped guide us through designing our Read more...
Peter did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He was so easy to work with, and helped guide us through designing our ceremony with ideas or suggestions when we needed them to make it our own, and he made the whole process feel more relaxed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Reverend McGuinness. He was very helpful in assisting us in planning our ceremony and was very open to suggestions. He added his own touches such as a beautiful rock ceremony and had a large variety of readings that we were able to choose from. That being said, our ceremony was incredibly unique and one that our guests will never forget. We would absolutely recommend him!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Reverend McGuinness. He was very helpful in assisting us in planning our ceremony Read more...
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Reverend McGuinness. He was very helpful in assisting us in planning our ceremony and was very open to suggestions. He added his own touches such as a beautiful rock ceremony and had a large variety of readings that we were able to choose from. That being said, our ceremony was incredibly unique and one that our guests will never forget. We would absolutely recommend him! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Peter McGuinness put together a beautiful, personalized ceremony for our wedding. I contacted him after reading reviews online and after meeting with him we knew he would be perfect. He is very accommodating and really gets a feeling for you as a couple. Guests at the wedding even commented that they thought Peter had known us for years!
Peter McGuinness put together a beautiful, personalized ceremony for our wedding. I contacted him after reading reviews Read more...
Peter McGuinness put together a beautiful, personalized ceremony for our wedding. I contacted him after reading reviews online and after meeting with him we knew he would be perfect. He is very accommodating and really gets a feeling for you as a couple. Guests at the wedding even commented that they thought Peter had known us for years! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband Dan and I had the most INCREDIBLE wedding ceremony because of Rev. Peter. People were RAVING about the ceremony for days after. They couldn't get over how intimate, unique, and perfect the ceremony was. Rev. Peter really found such a special way to make the ceremony a true reflection of Dan and I as individuals and as a couple. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND REV. PETER!!! He's the best!
My husband Dan and I had the most INCREDIBLE wedding ceremony because of Rev. Peter. People were RAVING about the ceremony Read more...
My husband Dan and I had the most INCREDIBLE wedding ceremony because of Rev. Peter. People were RAVING about the ceremony for days after. They couldn't get over how intimate, unique, and perfect the ceremony was. Rev. Peter really found such a special way to make the ceremony a true reflection of Dan and I as individuals and as a couple. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND REV. PETER!!! He's the best! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
2/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Excellent professional service. Easy to work with and very accomadating. Peter is such a kind and wonderful person. After meeing with him the first time we knew he would perform a special ceremony for us. He truly made the ceremony memorable. I could not be happier with our choice in Peter as our officiant.
Excellent professional service. Easy to work with and very accomadating. Peter is such a kind and wonderful person. After Read more...
Excellent professional service. Easy to work with and very accomadating. Peter is such a kind and wonderful person. After meeing with him the first time we knew he would perform a special ceremony for us. He truly made the ceremony memorable. I could not be happier with our choice in Peter as our officiant. Read less
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TheFalbo
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We had thoguht that we had settled on our Officiant, but had scheduled a meeting with Rev. Peter so we decided to go to our meeting with him as a courtesy. Within five minutes of our initial meeting, we were sure that Rev. Peter was our perfect officiant. Our personalities alligned with Rev. Peter's, and he had a very keen sense of the kind of ceremony we wanted. He only gave us a bit of guidance in terms of how to structure our ceremony, but it turned out to be exactly the right amount to structure our ceremony just the way we wanted it.

He is a very thoughtful and soft-spoken guy, but fear not, he projects his voice very well in a crowd, so still your doubts when he says that he won't need a microphone. We asked Rev. Peter to walk a bit of a tightrope in terms of trying to make us and our families happy with the ceremony, and he vastly exceeded our expectations.
We had thoguht that we had settled on our Officiant, but had scheduled a meeting with Rev. Peter so we decided to go to Read more...
We had thoguht that we had settled on our Officiant, but had scheduled a meeting with Rev. Peter so we decided to go to our meeting with him as a courtesy. Within five minutes of our initial meeting, we were sure that Rev. Peter was our perfect officiant. Our personalities alligned with Rev. Peter's, and he had a very keen sense of the kind of ceremony we wanted. He only gave us a bit of guidance in terms of how to structure our ceremony, but it turned out to be exactly the right amount to structure our ceremony just the way we wanted it.

He is a very thoughtful and soft-spoken guy, but fear not, he projects his voice very well in a crowd, so still your doubts when he says that he won't need a microphone. We asked Rev. Peter to walk a bit of a tightrope in terms of trying to make us and our families happy with the ceremony, and he vastly exceeded our expectations. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Peter McGuiness married my husband's brother and we liked the idea of keeping him in the family. He was wonderful throughout the process! We booked him over a year in advance so he made sure to give me a call every few months just to see how we were doing which was very sweet. On the day of our ceremony it got extremely cloudy right in the middle of our outside ceremony and he made light of it and kept us very relaxed. Since our ceremony two of our close friends have used him and I just had another ask for his info today!
Peter McGuiness married my husband's brother and we liked the idea of keeping him in the family. He was wonderful Read more...
Peter McGuiness married my husband's brother and we liked the idea of keeping him in the family. He was wonderful throughout the process! We booked him over a year in advance so he made sure to give me a call every few months just to see how we were doing which was very sweet. On the day of our ceremony it got extremely cloudy right in the middle of our outside ceremony and he made light of it and kept us very relaxed. Since our ceremony two of our close friends have used him and I just had another ask for his info today! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We used Peter for our ceremony and we loved him! As a vendor he was great to work with. After our initial meeting where he got an idea of what we wanted, he didn't bombard me with emails or questions, just emailed me a summary of what we talked about along with vow ideas. After that he didn't bother me yet was quick to respond to any questions I had. The week before we emailed to go over the final details. The day of he was an hour early and wasn't intrusive. The ceremony itself was just what we wanted, personal, full of meaning, yet quick (I think it was about 15 minutes). It was beautiful and everything we wanted. For not having a lot of contact with Peter prior to, he remembered everything we talked about and did everything we asked and wanted. He was polite, respectful and genuine.
We used Peter for our ceremony and we loved him! As a vendor he was great to work with. After our initial meeting where he Read more...
We used Peter for our ceremony and we loved him! As a vendor he was great to work with. After our initial meeting where he got an idea of what we wanted, he didn't bombard me with emails or questions, just emailed me a summary of what we talked about along with vow ideas. After that he didn't bother me yet was quick to respond to any questions I had. The week before we emailed to go over the final details. The day of he was an hour early and wasn't intrusive. The ceremony itself was just what we wanted, personal, full of meaning, yet quick (I think it was about 15 minutes). It was beautiful and everything we wanted. For not having a lot of contact with Peter prior to, he remembered everything we talked about and did everything we asked and wanted. He was polite, respectful and genuine. Read less
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drs628
Wedding:
12/31/2008
5.0/5.0
I was married by Peter this past December. He was wonderful. I had so many compliments on the ceremony.
I was married by Peter this past December. He was wonderful. I had so many compliments on the ceremony.
I was married by Peter this past December. He was wonderful. I had so many compliments on the ceremony. Read less
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Dominique
Wedding:
10/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Rev. McGuinness was wonderful! It is so hard to pick an officiant when you don't know them, but he really made an effort to get to know us as a couple. The ceremony was perfect--he put us both at ease. He was humorous, thoughtful and yet professional. I would highly recommend him.
Rev. McGuinness was wonderful! It is so hard to pick an officiant when you don't know them, but he really made an effort Read more...
Rev. McGuinness was wonderful! It is so hard to pick an officiant when you don't know them, but he really made an effort to get to know us as a couple. The ceremony was perfect--he put us both at ease. He was humorous, thoughtful and yet professional. I would highly recommend him. Read less
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