Let’s make your Special Day Unforgettable!

The moment when two people decide and plan to declare to the world that they are in love and will remain so in an exclusive relationship for the rest of their lives is such a momentous occasion.

We all know what they are feeling, we're all happy for them and we are genuinely sharing in their happiness. It might be empathy or friendship or love that we feel for the couple or it could be a broader realisation that we're all in this together, in this world and in this life.

My Service

  • Free Consultation

    As a Wellington wedding celebrant, I also visit the Hutt Valley, Wainuiomata, Wairarapa, Porirua and Kapiti Let's get to know each other with a free consultation.

  • Legal Requirements

    Marriage Licence, Copies of Particulars, Marriage Certificate - I take care of it all, with reminders at every step so you can concentrate on your wedding day.

  • Meetings

    As many as required until you are absolutely happy with how your Ceremony will look and sound on the day.

  • Wedding Vows

    Research shows couples find this the most daunting part of their Ceremony - I offer a free Vow Writing Session, if required, including ideas, suggestions and the provision of helpful resources.

  • Wedding Rehearsal

    Highly recommended, usually the day before, to run through every part of your Ceremony so it is simply perfect on the day.

  • The Big Day

    I get the groom and groomsmen into position, cue the guests, ensure key people are ready, then provide your perfect wedding Ceremony.

My very affordable base rate for weddings in the Wellington, Hutt Valley, and Kapiti Coast area is $900. This includes as many meetings as you require and a rehearsal. For weddings further afield, please contact me with your requirements and I will provide you with a free no-obligation quote.


Beautiful and Unforgettable Wellington Weddings

"Phil brought the perfect mix of humour, sincerity and celebration to our wedding. We couldn’t have hoped for a more fun, loving and entertaining wedding and a big reason for that is Phil Costello."

Justine and Benj  |  Dowse Art Museum

“Phil was our celebrant this weekend and we can't speak highly enough about him. Patient, stylish, articulate and creative - he made our ceremony magical and all about us. We considered a number of celebrants but so pleased we chose Phil.”

Kylie and David  |  Wellington

“Phil was the celebrant for our wedding last December, and he was absolutely amazing. He knows exactly how to control and please the crowd. We met up a few times and he made us a lovely, personal ceremony. Cannot recommend him enough.”

Rutger and Ann   |  Boomrock Lodge, Ohariu Valley

“Phil is an absolutely fantastic celebrant!! He created the perfect atmosphere that was just right for us and helped us to craft a wedding ceremony unique to our personalities. Phil really helped make our day so amazing and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough:) Thanks so much Phil!!!”

Anita and Warrick   |  The PInes, Houghton Bay

“Phil is awesome and I highly recommend him! He's one of the few people in the world who was born to entertain a crowd and run an event smoothly without any awkwardness.”

Lance and Nickiee   |  The Lodge, Pauatahanui

“Phil was our marriage celebrant and we would highly recommend him! Phil is incredibly professional and his delivery is impeccable. We valued his experience and expertise in helping us to create a ceremony which was just right for us.”

Christina and Callum   |  Coney Wines, Martinborough

Phil Costello
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