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Hi, Ron.  I can't express enough my family's appreciation for your willingness to perform a wedding ceremony during this pandemic, especially on such short notice. It was the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended. You made it so very special with your professionalism, your patience, your wonderful voice and your words. You made my daughter's day extremly special and we will highly recommend your services to others. We wish you and your family to be safe and healthy! God bless you always.
​Melissa L.

"Hi, Ron.  I just wanted to thank you so much for all of the time and care you put into our ceremony and for also being willing to roll with the punches and add our medieval lingo. Having you was such a blessing and I'm sad we won't be in contact as much now. Thanks so much again. And thanks for filing the license."  

 Through the years, Ron Grillo has been the one person I and my family contact any time we are in need of spiritual guidance, caring support, or of a minister's services. Ron not only officiated my wedding, he also remarried my parents and christened my only daughter. I would only call on him for important matters such as these because he is considered a trusted member of our family.
There are so many wonderful qualities I love about Ron. He never rushes anything, he is vastly knowledgeable about different religious doctrines, and he gladly incorporates every specific detail his clients want in their services.
I highly recommend Ron Grillo as the most qualified person to preside over your wedding ceremony. He has already married over a thousand couples. He will take the greatest care of you and will do everything in his power to ensure you are thrilled with his services.
Call Ron Grillo to officiate your wedding!! You will be very pleased  with the result!!"
Marianne A.

​Title: "Personal, Memorable, Detailed, Thoughtful, Punctual "
Rating: 5 stars
Comments: My wife and I just had our Civil Wedding this past weekend and Ron Grillo made this incredibly special moment, truly unforgettable. The attention to detail that Ron takes is immeasurable. Not only did he encourage us to all sit down the day before and go over the ceremony in detail, but he also has everything you could possibly think of or need for a wedding, down to a spare set of rings- just in case someone forgets! His incredibly personal approach to our wedding helped make it a day that we will never forget. On top of him taking this level of attention to our wedding, he even arrived an hour before our ceremony just to make sure he was on time and in the right place!! I would recommend Ron to anyone within my family, let alone anyone reading this review. Higher words can truly not be spoken about this man, and my wife and I consider ourselves blessed to have had Ron officiate our Civil Wedding.


"Dear Minister Ron:
Thank you very much for the excellent job you did as officiant for our wedding. I know some of our requests weren't exactly simple (learning some Bosnian), and we really appreciate you working so hard to make everything work out so smoothly. Additionally, you helped us out tremendously because of your expertise - there were several things we wouldn't have thought of, but you had it all covered. Your kind and patient personality were exactly the things we were looking for, and we are so pleased with the ceremony. Thank you again for all you did to make our day so special!"
Meghan & Zoran

​How can we thank you enough? You made our ceremony so special. We went with a "geeky" theme, and  you went along with it. You didn't even charge us for the robe! We would recommend you to anyone. Being both professional and generous is a rare find. May God bless you abundantly for the wonderful work that you do!   Many thanks, Heather & Matthew

"Dear Ron:
Thank you so very much for your part in making our wedding such a special day. We feel very blessed that we had you to officate our wedding. And, thank you so much for the booklet of our wedding ceremony."
Terri & Fredi

"Minister Ron:
Ron and I want to extend our deepest
gratitude to you for being a part of our wedding. The wedding was perfect. We had one of our friends ask for a copy of our service. They said, And I quote: It was one of the finest weddings we've attended, EVER., unquote. You made our day extremely special.
Thank you again so very much!"
Most sincerely, Ann & Ron

"Dearest Ron:
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We are so touched that you performed such a beautiful ceremony uniting us together and we are proud to have you as our minister. We are looking forward to the day that both our families can come together and reminisce about the wedding; we hope this happens very soon."--Marianne & Conrad

"Dear Rev. Ron: John and I just wanted to thank you for being a part of our special day and for making it so special and for everything to run so smoothly! Thank you for all of your help!"
Ann & John

Thank you so much for officiating at our wedding... your kind words helped make our day very memorable. We're glad you could play such a special part in making our dream come true. And, thanks for making us feel so at ease. We are so lucky to have found you."
Mark & Dez.

"Dear Minister Ron:
Thank you so very much for all your time and effort. Finding you to help us with our wedding day was great. You have been so helpful and a definite treat to work with. I hope that we will be able to talk you into doing our children's baptisms."
Chris & Chrissy

Thank you very much for the service you performed for us on our wedding day. Everything ran so smooth, and it sounded wonderful. We appreciate all of your help over the last few months. It was very nice meeting you and we would like to thank you again for your great service. We really appreciate everything."
Landon & Lauren

Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding ceremony. It was our wedding because of you. We will never forget you. Thanks so much."
Travis & Courtney

"Dear Minister Ron:
How wonderful it was to finally meet you. Having done all this planning of our wedding over the internet, it was a joy to meet you. Once again, we want to express how grateful we both are for your helping us make the day just the way we had pictured it. The Park couldn't have been a better place to express our love to each other for life. And the ceremony was so beautiful, from the words you spoke, to the words we recited to each other... it was all like a dream come true. The restaurant (Villa Rosa) was wonderful, also... just the perfect spot to celebrate the weddingl"
Kathi & Phil

"Hi, Ron:
Everyone was moved by your words, especially in the Rose Ceremony. You are really, really good. Everyone was asking about you that day, and telling me how unique and moving my ceremony was. I've been to several weddings, and you were the best minister I've ever seen. Thank you again." Abigale and William

"Dear Ron: We just wanted to send you a special thanks for all you did for us on our wedding night. You helped to make that day a truly special day for us. I appreciate your staying and celebrating with us... you fit in just perfect; I felt as if you were one of the family. You will always be remembered. Good luck in the future." --Jill & Warner

"Minister Ron:     Thank you so much!  Our wedding was absolutely perfect and we are still so thankful for your part in making it that way."

Ron Grillo is an exceptional man with many talents.  He is brilliantly versed in aspects of many religion and the specific sacraments that represent each one.  He is totally nonjudgmental and always open and fair-minded. 
He married my husband and me in the year 2000 and made it a beautiful and eclectic ceremony represented by many types and strains of religion and their particular sacraments.   On that same day, he also christened my granddaughter.  It was a day I will never forget.  Ron made it so very special for our entire family with his broad knowledge of “all things” religion.   He is also very sensitive to all participants  present and their particular  wants and needs.  We have stayed in touch with him through all these years.
I don’t know any religious officials who have the  skills and knowledge that Ron Grillo does.  He truly is a blessing to all who know him! 
Sidney R.

Thank you so much!! It was truly spectacular and such a beautiful ceremony! We are so grateful and happy you were able to celebrate it with us!! It was a pleasure to meet you as well!
Mr and Mrs Chimbulev

Thank you so much! You did such a great job and absolutely loved our ceremony!
Hannah & Kelvin

"Minister Ron:
'After The Wedding:' After the wedding when our loved ones have gone, and the fragrance of flowers has lingered til dawn, when the last piece of cake at the table is cut, the lights have all dimmed and the doors have been shut, when everything's quiet our memories made, and each flower petal is starting to fade, it's then in that moment and all the years through we'll think of our vows and saying, I do. We'll treasure the moment and all you have done, by sharing God's blessing we are now one.' Thank you for everything."
Michael and Kimberly

"Ron, it was a pleasure to meet you and to work with you. Your warmth and openness is so very refreshing, given that so many in the wedding industry look only to the bottom line. If we ever have the chance, we will be honored to recommend you. I hope to see you again soon."


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