Justice of the Peace
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5 years in business
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Jan - Jun
City Hall Weddings
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Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
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- Marissa L.
Peter officiated my brothers wedding in October 2019 and most recently, my wedding in September 2020. I absolutely loved our ceremony and he helped to incorporate our personal vows seamlessly. His energy is very warm and calming and I would highly recommend him as an officiant! Thank you so much for making our ceremony so special!!Sep 13, 2020VerifiedJustice of the Peace's reply
Hi Marissa and Taylor - what a beautiful ceremony it was in your backyard! The day could not have been more perfect and I was honored to preside at your wedding. I wish you all the fullness of life and the blessings it can bestow in your new life together. Warmest Regards, Pete
- Angela M.
Pete did a wonderful job officiating our wedding! He was on time, had everything prepared and made the moment feel at ease. I would definitely recommend Pete to officiate!Aug 4, 2020Verified
- Kevin C.
Due to the COVID19, me and my wife decided to have a small ceremony held at Hartford City Hall - just us and a Justice of the Peace. I found Mr. Gostin via Thumbtack, and I appearantly made a right decision. He arrived on-time (We scheduled to start at 10am, and he was there already when we arrived at 9:30am). His warm attitude and professionalism made our ceremony very lovely. The ceremony was about 10 minutes only, but it was certainly one of the most important 10 minutes in our life, and we are so glad that Mr. Gostin can be the one officiate us. I will recommend to anyone!Feb 11, 2021VerifiedJustice of the Peace's reply
Hello Kevin and Ju-Han, Thank you very much for your kind review! It was a pleasure and honor for me to be your wedding officiant on your special "anniversary" day. :-) I wish you many blessings throughout your new life together! Warm Regards, Pete
- Alanna M.
Pete was amazing!! Pete married us September 26th, 2020 and we are so happy he did. We chose a spiritual ceremony provided by Pete, and more beautiful words could not have been said. Whenever we reached out to Pete with a question, he was very prompt with a reply. On the day of our wedding, Pete was early, he was professional and we even shared a laugh when I goofed a vow. Overall, we could not have chosen a better Justice of the Peace and we recommend his services to anyone interested.Sep 30, 2020VerifiedJustice of the Peace's reply
Hi Alanna and AJ - it was wonderful presiding over your wedding ceremony and the vineyard location was fantastic! I wish you an abundance of love and blessings in your new life together! Warmest Regards, Pete
- Vince M.
The experience was positive from start to finish. As with anyone who is trying to plan a wedding there was a bit of flakiness on my side and he dealt with everything really well. Not to mention that I actually wrote a custom piece for the ceremony. Doing public speaking quite a bit myself I was anxious to see how he would do with the material. It was an absolute success couldn't have asked for better. Weddings can be a stressful experience from a lot of different Vantage points. If you want to completely eliminate stress in regards to the officiant, I would highly recommend using Pete every time. Vince MAug 25, 2019VerifiedJustice of the Peace's reply
Hi Vince - thank you very much for your terrific review of my services! I am humbled by your kind words and wish you, your wife, Shawn and Cindy all the blessings that life can bestow. Thank you again for hiring me; it was a most beautiful day and I really enjoyed working with you on your custom ceremony! Warm Regards, Pete
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$25 added for mileage beyond 10 mile radius from New Britain $25 added for attendance at rehearsals $25 added for extensive re-writes of suggested vows (i.e insertion of long readings, passages or personalized ceremonies (sand, rose, etc.)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?1) Thank you reply with file attachment of criteria-related vows ceremony 2) Meet & greet with potential clients; discuss details of ceremony (included with standard fee) 3) Answer any questions leading up to the day of wedding / service (included with standard fee)