If you are looking for a memorable and unique ceremony that is universally lovable and poignant you must hire Alisa Tongg. Alisa made our ceremony the highlight of our big day by taking our guests on an emotional roller-coaster full of laughte...
r, tears and even cheering! Her custom celebrations will wow you, and your partner. Your guests will all tell you your ceremony was by far the most beautiful and memorable wedding they've ever attended. From our friendly Skype chats, questionnaires and email exchanges she crafted a personalized ceremony for us that celebrated our love story. She was always quick to respond to our questions, was extremely professional and always available. Not to mention the fact that she is by far the best-dressed option you can pick for your special day. :-)
When we finally met Alisa in person a couple of hours before our ceremony started it felt like we had already known her for years. In fact the ceremony was so personal and full of anecdotes that our guests were wondering after the fact if she was a long time friend. She was also such a sweetheart that (without being asked) she took a ton of pictures with her iPhone and became the unofficial second shooter of our wedding day :)
Please do not underestimate the role the officiant plays in your wedding day (if you think about it your ceremony is the most important part of your wedding event, and not the choice of entree etc.) and never question Alisa's ability to make your wedding ceremony perfect. I am so earnest and heartfelt about my recommendation of Alisa that if she happens to already be booked on your day, it is worth seriously considering switching your date :)
Stewart & Eduardo
Reviewed On 12/05/2020 by Megan K
Alisa absolutely made our wedding day! Not only did she allow us onto her incredibly beautiful property for our special day, but she wrote and performed the most beautiful ceremony we could have imagined. The heart and message of the ceremony ...
completely aligned with our values and we couldn’t be happier with the overall theme and the way she incorporated so many personal stories and elements of our lives. It truly felt like she knew us our entire relationship and it showed through to our guests. We received so many compliments on the ceremony about how truly personal it was to us. Throughout the whole experience from the embryonic planning stages to the day of our wedding, Alisa was always accessible. She provided detailed, thorough information about all the aspects of our special day, answered every question, email, or phone call in a very timely fashion and was always willing to offer sage advice when we needed it. Her dedication and skill made our wedding so much easier to plan and she went the extra mile in so many ways both big and small that made our day that much more perfect. We are so incredibly thankful for all the hard work and time she put into our wedding, and are so happy that we found her and Promise Ridge. It is such a stunning property, beautifully ensconced in the splendor of the Poconos Mountains, yet so easily accessible! We could not have imagined a better place to get married or a better person to marry us! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much Alisa!
Reviewed On 12/05/2020 by Jennifer S
I was one of the couples married at Alisa Tongg's Equal Dignity Pop Up Nuptials. The entire day was beautiful, and it meant so much to us to be surrounded by such a supportive community of volunteers. She was so sweet and kind and a pleasure to...
Reviewed On 11/29/2020 by Paige N
I cannot even begin to put into words how wildly talented & wonderful Alisa is. Our wedding was a dream come true and more. From day one up until the day of our wedding, Alisa was available, responding to messages fast, answering all questions ...
& concerns, giving great personal suggestions & recommendations. She truly takes all the worry & stress away! On the day of our wedding, Nov 8th, Alisa greeted us with a huge smile in her driveway & warmly welcomed us into her home. Her backyard transformed into a mountain side oasis surrounded by stunning views and the chic style of the infinity deck, living wall & dinner/cocktail pavilion truly took my breath away. Alisa’s style is 👌. She is a true artist & storyteller putting together a touching one of a kind ceremony telling our unique love story. It is absolutely no surprise she is gaining attention (even New York Times ! ) and she deserves all the success! I would 100% recommend choosing Alisa & Promise Ridge and we hope to renew our vowels here, years from now, when we are old and gray :)
Reviewed On 11/24/2020 by Sarah P
October 28th, my husband and I eloped at Alisa's celebration space, Promise Ridge. We wish we could relive this day over and over and over again. Alisa's attention to detail & expertise made our experience literally out of a fairytale. Her word...
s were so personal and special, it was everything and more we could have ever hoped for. Don't hesitate to hire her. We promise you won't regret it!
Reviewed On 11/17/2020 by Allison D
My husband and I were married at Promise Ride on October 24th. I had contacted Alisa after our Plan A wedding turned into Plan B amid the pandemic. In my initial conversation with Alisa as I explained our need to nix our plans of a traditional...
125-guest wedding, I instantly felt a sense of comfort and knew we were making the right decision to work with her, not only as our celebrant but as venue host for our micro wedding at Promise Ridge. The thought of getting married in someone’s backyard at first sounded intimidating and I was concerned it wouldn’t hold as much grandeur as our original vision. However, I promise you Alisa’s venue space is beyond anything you could imagine. As soon as you walk through the arbor your heart will skip a beat as you’re instantly swept off to a dream land. Every detail is considered, the personal touches are stunning, and the backdrop of the mountains is picture-perfect. Alisa’s ceremony was pure magic. She perfectly depicted our love story and delivered a truly heartfelt and engaging ceremony for us and our 17 wedding guests that hit every emotion – she brought my 10-year old stepdaughter to (happy) tears. Alisa’s unique approach is incomparable and she embraced our need to host a virtual streaming component of our ceremony for my husband’s family in Canada, incorporating this seamlessly. As I reflect on our experience and wedding day, I’m left feeling as if I’ve been friends with Alisa for years, when in actuality I’ve spent 3 hours with her. Her personalized style and gentle demeanor made us feel as if we were the only couple she was working with, knowing full well she is busy managing celebrations for many others. In the end, Alisa gave us the best gift - the ability to spend our wedding day genuinely in the moment enjoying love while she took care of the rest. This has been a truly unique year for weddings and as a result we thought we weren’t going to be able to have our dream wedding. However, I can confidently say Alisa and her venue gave us an even better dream wedding, one we never could have imagined on our own.
Reviewed On 11/09/2020 by Jennifer S
November 7th, my husband and I got married by Alisa Tongg at Promise Ridge. Alisa is an extraordinary human and her energy is so contagious. From the first moment of contact to the final moment of contact, Alisa is warm and responsive, a calmi...
ng presence. Promise Ridge is breathtaking, the pictures do not do it justice, as soon I walked in, I was blown away. A beautiful celebrant and a beautiful venue. Alisa made this day everything I dreamed and more and I will forever be grateful for that.
Reviewed On 11/05/2020 by Lauren S
On Sunday Nov. 1, 2020, my now husband and I got married at Promise Ridge. Alisa Tongg made the process extremely easy and was very quick to respond to any questions we had. From the first time we talked we had an instant connection to her and ...
she reassured us that even during a pandemic, we will have a beautiful ceremony. Alisa was in depth and organized with everything leading up to the actual ceremony. The morning of the wedding it was raining and I received a message saying that our ceremony would be under the pavilion. She sent us videos of other ceremonies under the pavilion and reassured us that our ceremony would be perfect no matter the weather. My husband and I never saw the venue before the ceremony in person, but seeing pictures online we knew it was going to be even more stunning in person. We had friends and family watch via facebook live during the ceremony and they all raved about how beautiful the views were and that it was a complete vibe.
Without Alisa this day would not have been everything we dreamed of. We are forever grateful for her and she will always have a special place in our hearts. We are now forever friends!
Reviewed On 11/01/2020 by Heather Z
My heart is filled with gratitude. Alisa was amazing. It was more than we could have hoped for. My husband and I wanted something small and intimate.
Our ceremony was nothing short of amazing. We laughed, we cried, we celebrated our lov...
e for not only us, but our children.
We received many compliments from guests noting the amazing ceremony and the beautiful view!
Reviewed On 10/29/2020 by Nicole C
Thanks to Alisa and her amazing microwedding venue at Promise Ridge, my husband and I were able to throw our dream wedding! Pictures don't do the venue justice and Alisa's personalized ceremony captured our relationship perfectly. Our wedding w...
as even better than we imagined and our friends and family cannot stop talking about how it was the best and most unique wedding they have ever been to. If you are considering a microwedding, Promise Ridge and Alisa are a must!!
Reviewed On 10/29/2020 by Emily M
You should hire Alisa. These rave 5-star reviews are here for a reason. Alisa is the gold standard for intensely personalized, non-denominational ceremonies. All 20 of the guests (husband and I included) raved about her for days following our m...
icrowedding at Promise Ridge. She immediately put all of us at ease and clearly explained every step of the event - a necessity when you are having a rehearsal-less wedding. Her voice is somehow both calming AND enthusiastic. We wanted a ceremony that was not religious but still gave a deep reverence for the commitment we were about to share, and she delivered. I cannot possibly picture a different or better ceremony for the two of us. We adore you, Alisa, and whenever you start your second career reading audiobooks I will listen to every one! :)
Reviewed On 10/25/2020 by Tabi R
If you want a personalized, sentimental, perfect wedding ceremony tailored to fit you and your significant other, look no further. Alisa cultivated a wedding ceremony all about my husband and I. We laughed, I cried, our guests were actually lis...
tening during the ceremony! We held the ceremony and reception at her microwedding venue, Promise Ridge, which is the most intimate and stunning outdoor location. Alisa made sure every part of our day ran smoothly from the first look to cleanup. She even captured special moments for us on her Iphone and shared them with us at the end of the night. We cannot say enough good things about Alisa and our wedding at Promise Ridge. Tabi & Jesse
Reviewed On 10/24/2020 by Nick V
I’d like to start off by saying there is not enough amazing things I can say about Alisa. Alisa made my wife and I feel so important throughout the entire process of working together. She’s a wonderful listener and used that skill to craft our ...
ceremony to perfection. She is indeed the Michael Jordan of celebrants.
Reviewed On 10/21/2020 by Leena Y
I got married on Oct 18 2020 at Promise Ridge. All I can say is Alisa is gifted and the venue is breathtaking beautiful. When I first found Alisa Tong, I was certain that she should do my ceremony and I just couldn't take my mind off of the bea...
utiful location. She is very king and accommodate my marriage within the time frame I wanted even though she has a major wedding right after us. Words can't describe how I feel about my whole event. She made the most important and memorable day of my life a huge success. She made sure that everything was flawless. To sum it up few words,
It is Magical, Dreamy, Flawless and everything you want and beyond.
Reviewed On 10/20/2020 by Kristen E
I don't even know where to begin! From start to finish Alisa was fabulous! From the beginning of the process, Alisa was there to answer any questions promptly and guide us on the entire process making us feel totally comfortable with everythin...
On the day of our wedding it rained, Alisa called us the morning of to discuss 3 different options of where to have the ceremony given the weather conditions. She immediately made us feel at ease with whatever option we chose and assured us it would be a beautiful turnout regardless of anything . We chose to have our ceremony moved under the paviliion and it was the most beautifully staged ceremony space we have ever seen. The views were absolutely breathtaking!
Our ceremony was one of of kind, created specifically for my husband and I. It felt as if Alisa had been a close friend for years and was able to deliver our story in the most beautiful way.
Alisa is truly gifted as what she does. Her soul is beautiful and energy is absolutely radiant!
Our experience at promise ridge was dreamlike and seemed as if it were a fairytale come to life. We will forever be grateful to Alisa for giving us the most beautiful day and a new appreciation for rainy days!
Reviewed On 10/19/2020 by Kristy S
My now-husband and I contacted Alisa at the end of May this past year for an October wedding at Promise Ridge. From the beginning, she was prompt and professional with her responses, and she also gave us a few other suggestions for options for ...
a ceremony space. Our ceremony was last week with 16 guests and everyone said it was such a personal and lovely ceremony. One called it "unbearably adorable and absolutely beautiful." My cousin was surprised we didn't know her beforehand! Alisa was able to zero in on what made our relationship special, and we also got a written copy of the whole ceremony the next day. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Reviewed On 10/18/2020 by Suzanne C
Alisa was amazing for her wedding. She was the kindest person and made a beautiful, personal ceremony for us. I don’t think there was a dry eye during our ceremony. I highly recommend her, she was a pleasure to work with.
Reviewed On 10/11/2020 by Stephanie S
We cannot thank Alisa enough for the wonderful ceremony she created for us for our wedding at Promise Ridge. Every single little detail was thought through, all of our questions were answered with a spot on answer and the program and ceremony s...
he created for us was so personalized and heartfelt it felt like a dream come true. She is an absolute lovely person to work with and made the whole marriage process such a breeze even though we planned our entire wedding within the timeframe of a month, and during Covid. There was absolutely no stress on our parts when it came to planning the ceremony because she is so good at nailing everything and planning the perfect ceremony that is unique to every couple. If you want a truly memorable and heartfelt, personalized ceremony, look no further than Alisa Tongg.
Reviewed On 10/02/2020 by Leana O
I have so many positive things to say about Alisa and Promise Ridge! Our original wedding was cancelled due to COVID-19, but we still wanted to celebrate our love and get married this year. My now husband and I felt so hopeless and sad that we ...
would not be able to have our dream wedding. After researching outdoor wedding venues I came across Promise Ridge and instantly fell in love with the views from the mountain ridge to the living wall and all of the plants! The most stunning venue. I fell even more in love with Promise Ridge and knew this was the place I wanted to get married was after talking to Alisa for the first time. She is hands down one of the nicest people I have ever worked with! I HIGHLY suggest Alisa to any couple who wants a personal, meaningful ceremony that will make you laugh, welt up with tears, and feel the love! The wedding we had at Promise Ridge was our dream wedding! I can never thank Alisa enough for helping us make our wedding day as perfect as it was!
Reviewed On 9/26/2020 by Kalyn K
Alisa married me and my husband at her beautiful venue, Promise Ridge. Everything about it was a dream come true. Alisa curated the entire day to match our vision and truly provide a unique and personal experience for us and our guests. The cer...
emony had many of us in tears as her version of our love story was a perfect depiction of us and our journey.
Alisa created a fairytale for us and even after it's over, we still can't believe it's real. Promise Ridge allowed us to spend an evening focused solely on love and the exciting new journey we're taking on. It is breathtaking, intimate and so intentional with every little detail.
We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant or venue! You will be blown away by everything Alisa has to offer!
Reviewed On 9/22/2020 by Jennifer M
There is so much we can say about Alisa! We recently got married at promise ridge and it is stunning. Alisa shared our story so wonderfully and was incredibly patient with us when we were running late with our vendors. This is one of the best v...
enues to get married at. My only wish is that we stayed for dinner and got to be there during blue hour! Loved every moment.
Reviewed On 9/22/2020 by Erin G
My husband and I were recently married by Alisa at Promise Ridge, the enchanting micro-wedding venue Alisa operates. During the entire wedding planning process, Alisa was incredibly accessible, approachable, and understanding--even during our "...
how do you plan a wedding in a pandemic?!" melt-downs. In person, she is an absolute goddess with a calm and grounding presence that made our families feel welcomed and inspired the day of our wedding. Our ceremony was full of special moments that reflected who we are as individuals and as a couple.
Alisa truly cares about her work, and that's evident in everything she does. Nothing felt rushed, pressured, or inauthentic about our experience working with her. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant. And if you are lucky enough to hold your gathering at Promise Ridge, you will be dreaming about your wedding for a long, long time (I know I will)!!
Reviewed On 9/20/2020 by Margaret W
It had always been my dream to get married at Promise Ridge, but I thought it was out of reach because I wanted a large wedding. Enter COVID, restrictions, and postponing our big celebration. Alisa and Promise Ridge stepped in as a perfect opti...
on for us. If you're even considering having a microwedding at Promise Ridge, I'm here to tell you--do it. Not only is it the most beautiful location, you can tell that Alisa truly cares about every single couple that walks through her doors. She was so sweet, attentive, and seemed genuinely excited for us to be getting married on her property. And the ceremony! I couldn't have written more heartfelt words myself. My husband and I were both crying, and we're not the crying type. I couldn't imagine a more perfect, intimate, personalized, and beautiful way to marry my best friend. Thank you thank you thank you Alisa!!!
Reviewed On 9/20/2020 by Joyce C
We were married by Alisa two days ago and I still have guests calling me to tell me they were crying again thinking back at the ceremony. She was articulate, professional and heartfelt. Our ceremony was genuine and personal. The care that was t...
aken to write our ceremony truly
Showed and we had a wedding to remember thanks to Alisa. I feel reviews could never put into words how grateful we are for her because she made our day that much more special. Thank you Alisa, you have a gift💕
Reviewed On 9/13/2020 by Nicole C
Promise Ridge is absolutely beautiful. When you’re getting married to your significant other on the platform of the living wall overlooking the mountain scenery as Alisa eloquently tells your story, it feels like you’re in a dream. Promise Ridg...
e’s property is immaculate. Alisa is welcoming, down to earth and truly wants to make your wedding day special!
Reviewed On 9/11/2020 by Teodora M
Let me start by saying Alisa Tongg is AMAZING! My fiance and I have been together for 10 yrs and we finally decided to make it official. With the world in it's current state, we knew we wanted a small, safe, and meaningful ceremony outdoors. On...
ce we saw the photos of Promise Ridge we emailed Alisa right away to book our wedding date. The venue was beautiful and Alisa was able to follow the current CDC recommendations while still making our wedding intimate and memorable. The ceremony she prepared was perfect. She is an amazing officiant that had both me and my fiance in tears before we even got to our vows. Hearing our story through her reminded us of all of the love and adventure we had been through together. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding.
Reviewed On 9/11/2020 by Audra S
I would highly recommend Alisa as an officiant and Promise Ridge as a micro-wedding/elopement venue if you're looking for a personalized, intimate ceremony, beautiful natural backdrop, and stress-free wedding day that actually focuses on the co...
My husband and I were one of the many couples who had their original wedding plans derailed by COVID-19. When looking for a new, safe way to hold a small ceremony, we stumbled upon Alisa at Promise Ridge. We are so thankful to have found her, and the venue! From a business perspective, she was incredibly responsive and had all the information we needed organized and available to us upfront. Any small questions we had were promptly addressed. The ceremony she crafted was perfectly suited to us. Our guests were surprised by how unique and personalized it was. It made for what felt like a very true union of us as individuals. The ceremony and reception space were absolutely gorgeous as well. There was plenty of space to get ready, to take beautiful, varied photographs, and mingle afterwards.
A note about COVID: Alisa took the time to make sure everything was cleaned. She kept fans running and windows open in the changing space for circulation. For the ceremony, she stood off to the side instead of in-between us to maintain social distance. If there is a silver lining to the pandemic, it's that you realize what vendors truly care about you and your family's well-being, and Alisa took all precautions necessary without feeling like we were in a health crisis. Everything felt very normal.
Reviewed On 9/03/2020 by Cassandra P
We first found out about Promise Ridge through WeddingWire. I remember looking through the photos and thinking it impossible that a place like this actually exists. Based off of the pictures alone, Promise Ridge was unique, super gorgeous and r...
ustic. We weren't exactly sure what a micro wedding entailed, but after speaking with Alisa, we quickly realized that Promise Ridge and everything Alisa offers was meant for us.
Alisa was very helpful when we first reached out to her. She was funny, personable, bubbly and very well spoken. We knew that a small, intimate wedding was personally the right choice for us to begin with but talking with Alisa helped us solidify that decision. After we set a date, Alisa worked with us every step of the way to make sure we got everything we wanted out of the night. She always gave us honest opinions, recommendations and suggestions - all of which made our micro wedding the perfection that it was. You are blindly trusting her to make your night perfect and she most certainly delivers. Alisa does it all just so you don’t have to - she does everything from the planning to the decorating to the officiating (it’s worth noting that our ceremony was BEAUTIFUL.. so well-written, meaningful and intimate) AND she plays event coordinator to make sure your time spent there flows nicely. You can tell she enjoys providing all guests with awe and happiness as well as peace of mind for the bride and groom. Her experience really shines in every way.
Everyone who attended our wedding (including us) were beyond impressed with this venue and how our micro wedding played out. The pictures that you can find online are stunning but do not do the venue justice - the scenery is absolutely breathtaking in person. We had a sunset ceremony combined with the prettiest overlook of the mountains. If you enjoy the outdoors, you will not find a nicer venue!! Our guests all had the same question which was how did we find this place and our photographer (who had never been there previously) kept saying how she loved it there and wanted to photograph more weddings there. There is so much potential for great pictures left and right.
To any couple out there debating on having a micro wedding here, at Promise Ridge, in comparison to a bigger wedding, we will say this - this wedding day was truly about us. In every way. We have both been a part of weddings where the bride and groom are preoccupied with anything and everything wedding related except for what the day should be about - them. And then they look back on that day and it was all a blur. If you choose to get married here, you will have the special day that all couples deserve. There is no worrying, no people pleasing and no stress. Your limited guests that are attending are the true people you choose, who love and support you. It is safe to say that when we look back on our wedding day, we will always be happy with our choice in Promise Ridge for these very reasons. You won’t regret choosing this venue!!
Reviewed On 8/20/2020 by Sarah L
Alisa is simply amazing! We had originally planned a 100 person wedding with Alisa as our officiant. When our original wedding was postponed, Alisa graciously transitioned our celebration to her venue Promise Ridge. From the ceremony to the cak...
e, our wedding was perfection. Do yourself a favor and hire her immediately!
Reviewed On 8/18/2020 by Kerry C
Alisa was amazing! Due to the pandemic, we needed to change our wedding plans and after recommendations from friends we reached out to Alisa, and it was the best decision we could have made. From the beginning she was easy to work with and we...
were able to personalize the day to what we wanted. Alisa took time to get to know us and wrote an amazing ceremony for us that was personal, heartfelt, and captured exactly how my husband and I felt about each other. After the ceremony we had a delicious happy hour, followed by a scrumptious cake. The whole experience was made better by a magical setting that Alisa has created in her backyard. We couldn't have been happier with the whole experience and would wholeheartedly recommend Alisa and Promise Ridge for anyone searching for a personalized, micro wedding.
Reviewed On 8/17/2020 by Rachel B
If you’re looking for a venue to absolutely take your breath away then look no further than the Promise Ridge. Our minds were blown when we stepped onto the property on our wedding day and our guests could not stop commenting on how beautiful t...
he whole space was let alone the views.
Alisa was helpful and insightful from start to finish. She was able to help with every little question we had especially at a time of a lot of uncertainty. Arriving at the venue on my wedding day I had very little to worry about. The flow of the event we customized from start to finish was seamless.
Alisa has a way with words that with knock you out of your seats. The way she captured us as a couple and as a family was outstanding. Guests were commenting all night on her ability to portray us so well. My dad, who was full of nerves and tearful at times, comments on her peaceful and calming nature and how it breathed into the entire ceremony.
The promise ridge far exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t recommend a better venue and celebrant to share your special day with.
Reviewed On 8/16/2020 by Laura B
I work for a team that produces premium events for public speakers and for some of the most well-known companies in the world. Since I'm producing the best of the best for strangers on a daily basis, the bar for my own wedding expectations was ...
set pretty high. Promise Ridge pole vaulted so far above my expectations, to heights that I didn't know a wedding could reach. Heck, a guest even told us that Promise Ridge "shattered [his] expectations for weddings."
I found Alisa Tongg and her elegantly curated backyard venue out of sheer luck on an Instagram search with the hashtag "microwedding". My husband and I dreamt of a teeny wedding but still craved the thrill of the outdoors blended with an elegant dinner--something where we didn't have to rush, pretend that we love dancing, or ask my 82 year-old father-in-law to hike up a mountain. Promise Ridge somehow blended all of our desires and more.
It's rare to find a place that makes you smile every time you turn your head. Sure, the beautiful mountains are breathtaking. But if you keep looking, there's the pavilion with custom tables, cement floor with the gold Delaware Water Gap etched into it, and the most spectacular chandeliers. There's the living wall with plants cascading down the backdrop of our vows (so nice to not have to go crazy with a flower budget because of this). There's the Spanish moss installation. The mural room. The string lights. Down to the fork, each detail is so thought out that I knew I was in good hands. Everywhere you turn, and every work of Alisa's customized ceremony, is so intentional and specific that you'll think the space was just created for you and your spouse. I didn't have to go into work mode and take over producing an event; the professionals at Promise Ridge are masterful event planners that make their guests feel loved.
Another thing that I know too well from my work is that it's one thing to run great events when things go smoothly, it's another to run great events when things are not as smooth. A global pandemic delayed our wedding. Promise Ridge was excellent and open with communication the entire time, and made our guests feel welcomed and safe during our rescheduled date, abiding by excellent health standards.
Look, truth be told, even if I got married in a paper bag in my backyard, I'm sure I would have talked about my wedding for years. But the fact that I got to host some of my nearest and dearest at Promise Ridge means that I know that they ALL will be talking about this wedding for years. It wasn't just a celebration of my husband and me. Promise Ridge made it a celebration for all of us.
Reviewed On 8/09/2020 by Katie B
Alisa is amazing, the Skype interviews and the questionnaires are just the beginning of how she has personalizes your ceremony. We were going to wait until November, and then she suggested August 7 and I was so excited we were going to be able...
to take full advantage of the amazing venue. It was pouring an hour before our ceremony but the rain cleared and we were able to have our ceremony in front of the living wall, the steam coming up from the base of the valley gave us a stunning backdrop for photos. Her unique ability to make everything special made our very tiny wedding very special. The love that radiates from her is really a special thing, there is no one like her, she helped my wedding dreams come true. I cannot recommend her enough.
Reviewed On 8/04/2020 by Shanna A
My husband and I were married at Promise Ridge on Saturday, August 1. After we got engaged in February, we decided that we did not want a large wedding. We wanted something intimate yet beautiful where we could share the beginning of our new li...
fe together with those closest to us.
While searching wedding venues, Promise Ridge came up and immediately spoke to us. I will admit that I am extremely detail oriented and very much a planner so not being able to view Promise Ridge prior to our wedding day was difficult for me, however, we took a leap of faith and it was the best decision that we have ever made.
The setting is gorgeous. The pictures online are beautiful but do not even do it justice! Everything from the views, landscaping, furniture and finishes are extremely elegant and feel luxurious.
Alisa is pure magic. There is no other way to describe her. You feel as if you have known her forever after your first conversation. She is a master storyteller and our ceremony was written in such a way that it told our love story and also involved those in attendance.
We opted to extend our time at Promise Ridge to include Lite Bites in the pavilion and a cake cutting ceremony. Everything was amazing! Every last detail was organized perfectly and Alisa made sure that the event ran smoothly from start to finish. I even had a request for a gluten free option for the lite bites and Alisa was more than happy to make a special plate for my friend.
Our wedding day was magical because of Alisa and the enchanting paradise that she has created at Promise Ridge. If you are considering having an event here I urge you to do it. It was the best day of our lives. ❤️
Reviewed On 7/31/2020 by Kourtney K
My fiancé at the time and myself were supposed to get married in Maui but due to the pandemic our plans had changed and we reached out to Alisa from Promise Ridge and had our microwedding there. Our wedding was so magical and couldn’t be anymo...
re perfect. We were so nervous at first but Alisa was so helpful ensuring that our day flowed smoothly. The venue itself is gorgeous, I am so thankful that we found her and this venue!
Reviewed On 7/30/2020 by Jenna H
I am so happy to have found such a great wedding venue. The scenery was beautiful and it was exactly what my husband and I wanted. Alisa was very personable and made sure every detail in our ceremony was perfect. She was so helpful with the ent...
ire wedding planning process she helped with every detail including where to stay, choosing a photographer, and choosing a florist. I can't express enough how happy I am to have chosen Alisa Tongg and Promise Ridge for our day.
Reviewed On 7/28/2020 by Lauren S
I can honestly say that my wedding was the BEST day of my life, and Alisa Tongg truly helped make it that way. I always knew that I wanted a small, intimate ceremony, and when I learned about Alisa's work and saw photos of her venue, it immedia...
tely felt perfect. If you love nature and appreciate the outdoors and plants, you'll be captivated by the magical space she has made for microweddings. The design and mountain views create the perfect atmosphere and look beautiful in photos. Alisa was friendly, helpful, patient, and very responsive from the first time I contacted her and throughout the entire year before my wedding. She crafted a genuine, emotional ceremony that shared and celebrated our unique story. It solidified our bond and helped us feel the weight of our personal vows to each other. Our guests were incredibly moved and repeatedly commented on what a special, meaningful ceremony and reception it was. If your union with your partner is truly the most important aspect of your wedding, hiring Alisa will help you focus on that. And, because I always felt I could trust her good judgment and taste, Alisa also helped me find great floral and photography vendors whom she had previously worked with. I am SO grateful I trusted her with such an important moment in my life!
Reviewed On 7/22/2020 by Lauren J
When the pandemic lead us to pivot from our original wedding plans to something smaller, Alisa was the first person we contacted. Alisa was super responsive, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with! The photographs of Promise Ridge don't do ...
it justice. It's an absolutely breathtaking venue. Alisa was such a gracious hostess. Our families fell in love with her because that's how immediate and personal she makes your time there feel. We can't imagine our wedding having been any other way.
Reviewed On 7/19/2020 by Yarizell V
I could not have imagined a better microwedding! Everything ran extremely smooth, and the location was absolutely breath taking. Alisa has found her calling and was an amazing officiant and kept in constant communication prior to the big day!
Reviewed On 7/10/2020 by Xand G
Everything was absolutely perfect, I could not have asked for a better location or officiant. Some people you see them and you know they are doing what they are born to do - Alisa loves to help you craft your wedding story and she is so incredi...
Reviewed On 7/06/2020 by Megan B
Our microwedding at Promise Ridge officiated by Alisa was everything we could have ever wanted! The ceremony was so beautiful and personalized. It felt like we've known her for years! She has such a warm and loving presence. We will cherish ou...
r wedding day for all the years to come. Thank you, Alisa! You are meant to do what you do!
Reviewed On 7/06/2020 by Jinny P
Alisa was amazing throughout the whole process. Great communication, answered any questions we had, LGBTQ+ friendly, and wrote a beautiful personalized ceremony for us. Promise Ridge was a gorgeous venue and you can tell Alisa takes great care ...
and pride in the little details in both the display of everything as well as making any adjustments to practice a safe wedding in the middle of a pandemic. 10/10 would choose Alisa and Promise Ridge again for a global pandemic wedding.
Reviewed On 6/16/2020 by Melissa G
Why would anyone every want a big wedding venue when Promise Ridge exists?!?! Promise Ridge will leave you with all the feels! We knew we wanted a small intimate wedding with “Boho Chic” feel to it. When we came across Promise Ridge, we said, T...
HIS IS IT! The beautiful pictures we saw of Promise Ridge cannot compare to its true enchantment and serene beauty in person! In the midst of COVID-19 we had a micro-wedding June 11, 2020, at Promise Ridge. Our wedding day was magical, breathtaking, and stunning. We owe it all to Alisa! She crafted and orchestrated the most beautiful ceremony we have ever borne witness to. Our family members present and those watching it through live stream told us it was by far the most beautiful, memorable, and romantic wedding ceremony they have ever seen.
Being a Celebrant is truly Alisa’s calling! Based on the questionnaires we sent back to Alisa we were confident that she would capture the essence of us, however she exceeded our expectations. She tied in our love story and the meanings/symbolisms of the different parts of the ceremony perfectly. There was laughter, tears of joy and countless emotions displayed by all right through the ceremony.
It was such an honor to have Alisa be our Celebrant and hostess for our special day. Alisa and her father are truly amazing, wonderful, and beautiful people. They made us all feel so welcomed at their home. In summary, Promise Ridge checked off every box we had for our dream wedding. We walked away believing that going the extra mile is a standard practice for Promise Ridge. From the beautifully lined purple allium walkways, to the divine Mural Room, to the Living Wall with the lace-like delicate flowers where we pledged our commitment to one another sealed with a kiss, to the magical Infinity Deck where we swayed under the stars as we danced our first dance, both lit with the warm glow from lights strung above, to the picture perfect Pavilion where we enjoyed a champagne toast and delicious red velvet wedding cake for the first time as Mr. and Mrs., all with the backdrop of the endless Pocono Mountains and the Appalachian Trail in the distance and a dazzling sparkler exit to end the celebration…it was ALL PERFECT! Certainly, a night to remember! Awe, I am getting goosebumps and my eyes are swelling with tears just thinking about it all again. 😊
We are so blessed to have been able to begin our union together at Promise Ridge, a slice of heaven on earth. We have already decided that we will renew our vows here when that day comes as well! We cannot thank you enough Alisa!
Reviewed On 5/17/2020 by Michelle L
We can’t thank Alisa enough for our amazing wedding ceremony and venue! When we decided to continue to get married during COVID, Alisa was very thoughtful, sweet, and understanding (Especially with taking precautions). Our ceremony was so perso...
nal/intimate and she did an amazing job blending our lives together. We were also able to livestream our families in to see our ceremony, which was important to us. We can’t speak highly enough and are so grateful to have had such an great experience! You won’t be disappointed!!
Reviewed On 12/16/2019 by Lauren P
Alisa was just perfect from start to finish. We had a quick call with her, then filled out a questionnaire about our relationship. From just that, she crafted a personal and meaningful ceremony that really felt like us. A lot of our guests a...
sked us how we knew Alisa, as they all assumed she must be a good friend! Alisa, thank you for making our ceremony so special and the process so easy.
Reviewed On 12/05/2019 by Madison R
I cannot speak highly enough about Alisa! She took officiating to the next level.
We started the process by speaking to her on the phone to get her vibe and immediately knew she was going to be great. She was enthusiastic about incorporating o...
ur family members who we wanted to do a reading and our other religious traditions and even added our favorite new ceremony tradition. She sent us a lengthy questionnaire to fill out to get to know us better and present our relationship in the best way. About 2 months before the wedding she sent us our script- by the end of reading it both my husband and I were in tears!!! She took direct quotes from the questions and also elaborated on our stories to come up with such an incredible story of our love. When she says that a celebrant tells a story, that could not be any more true!! The way the ceremony went was a gorgeous mix of story plus tradition plus religion and all of it was a perfect representation of us. She was so open to our adjustments to the script and having all of the different pieces we wanted.
Day of she showed up looking absolutely beautiful. She looks and plays the part to a perfect “T”- you are having a beautiful wedding so why not have someone who matches the caliber of your event?!
She also did all of the work and took all of my tension away with going over the ceremony. She scouted out our families, MOH, best man and wedding party and gave them the drill of what was going to happen with clear directions- so I heard because she did this all behind the scenes so as to not add any stress to the day!
She also took some of the BEST videos and pictures that we have aside from the photographer. And everyone absolutely raved about the ceremony
My wedding day would not have been the same without Alisa♥️
Reviewed On 12/02/2019 by Lorri G
Alisa took extra care to note the details of our relationship and our blended lives! She included special moments and memories that formed "us" and she included our history, that honored our past and our family members that could only present...
in our hearts. She artfully incorporated our lovely, blended family that joined us for our special day and her words moved us all! The mountains and garden at Promise Ridge, were the perfect backdrop for our wedding. Alisa helped us to have the wedding the small , intimate but meaningful wedding we wanted!
Lorri & David
Reviewed On 11/05/2019 by Amanda M
Alisa curated a personalized intimate ceremony for our late October wedding. My spouse and I wanted a nontraditional ceremony that would fit our lifestyles. Alisa was able to capture what was important to us and customize every detail of the ev...
ent. We were married on site at the living wall at Promise Ridge in front of our immediate family. Can't begin to described the views of the fall foliage in the Pocono Moutains. We especially loved how she involved our family with blessing of the rings. She was able to alleviate the anxiety of the day by greeting me with a hug upon arrival! So sweet! I got ready in the mural room which is where the groom and I had our first look. Overall perfect experience.
Reviewed On 10/31/2019 by Tara K
Seriously the most magical wedding. Her property is breath taking and working with her was so easy and stress free. I cannot recommend a micro wedding enough !
Reviewed On 10/27/2019 by Maria I
Wow! What an incredible journey it has been working with Alisa Tongg! My husband and I got married on 10/12/2019 and Alisa Tongg was the perfect officiant for our non religious ceremony. She is truly a remarkably talented officiant. She is so w...
ell spoken, so moving, so inspirational and most of all really captures the essence of what a wedding ceremony should be! We have received so many compliments on Alisa’s work and how it was the best wedding ceremony anyone has ever been a part of! We cannot thank you enough for such an incredible experience! The ceremony was truly the most touching and sweetest part of the whole day!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Madeline B
Alisa was so great to work with. She put together an absolutely beautiful ceremony for us and couldn't have made our day more perfect. Promise Ridge is insanely gorgeous. Alisa is incredibly thoughtful and we highly recommend her to anyone look...
ing for a ceremony that truly captures you as a couple.
Reviewed On 10/19/2019 by Alison R
Alisa Tongg is simply the best of the best. One of the first decisions of our wedding planning journey was that my husband and I really wanted to have a ceremony that reflected us as individuals and as a couple. Alisa delivered that and more.
Our ceremony was emotional, personal and beautifully preformed and written. Our guests will not stop talking about how wonderful it was, and there was not a dry eye!
Alisa is also a pleasure to work with. Not only did she write the best ceremony, but she worked very closely with both of us and really got to know who we are. She helped both of us write our vows and offered guidance when we got stuck. Not to mention she was SO sweet and supportive, even when this bride was nervous about crying during her vows!
Alisa is everything you could want in a celebrant. She made our ceremony the highlight of our wedding day.
Reviewed On 10/13/2019 by Ashley U
I can’t say enough good things about Alisa! My husband and I were married at Promise Ridge 10/06/2019. As soon as we saw the pictures of Promise Ridge, we knew this was the place we wanted to get married. Her property is even more beautiful in ...
person. And after speaking with Alisa for the first time, we knew we made the right decision. Alisa was so easy to work with. She answered all of our questions and was helpful every step of the way. Alisa was so great the day of our wedding- she has such a calming presence. I was so nervous when I arrived that day, but she made me feel welcomed. The ceremony she wrote for us was beautiful. It brings tears to my eyes even now when I read it. It was so personal and intimate. I would recommend Alisa to everyone! She was professional, easy to work with and just wonderful all around!
Reviewed On 10/09/2019 by Sarah J
We would definitely recommend entrusting Alisa with your special day! As soon as we saw Promise Ridge and read about Alisa’s vision for personalised ceremonies, we knew this was the right fit for us. Right from our initial Skype call, Alisa wa...
s incredibly friendly and helpful, not only helping us shape our vision for our ceremony but also giving us handy tips about other aspects of the wedding like recommended places to stay and trusted photographers. We felt very welcomed and relaxed at Promise Ridge and Alisa did a wonderful job of capturing our relationship and the commitment we were making in the ceremony she wrote for us. She thought of fun little surprises for us on the fly, and is very much someone who goes the extra mile to make things special! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Alisa and Promise Ridge to anyone – a truly beautiful venue with a truly exceptional celebrant to match.
Reviewed On 9/24/2019 by Brianna P
Alisa made our wedding an absolute fairytale at Water Works on September 20, 2019. Her smile and presence lights up any room. She was a pleasure to work with and I couldn’t have imagined anyone else by our side. If you are lucky enough to hav...
e her as a celebrant you won’t be disappointed whatsoever. I promise you that. We have so much love for her. Xoxox
Reviewed On 9/08/2019 by Emily L
My husband and I were married by Alisa at Promise Ridge on 9/6/19 and everything was incredible!! The location is absolutely breathtaking; the pictures don’t do it justice!! The ceremony Alisa performed was incredible. She spoke so eloquently a...
nd really put the time in to write a ceremony that captured our relationship and love. I would definitely recommend Alisa and Promise Ridge to anyone looking for a micro-wedding outside!
Reviewed On 8/29/2019 by Amanda S
I'm not sure where to even begin - Alisa is amazing! I'm so very happy that we had the honor to have Alisa as our celebrant for our wedding ceremony. The ceremony that she put together for us was so beautiful and real. She has a way with words ...
and a fantastic way with storytelling. Our entire ceremony, from the ring blessing to the wine ceremony to our vows - everything was so personal and perfect to us. Not only did we love hearing our story in such an awesome way, but our guests said the same thing. There were actually some parts of our story that our families were hearing for the first time (like for the fact that my crush for my now husband has gone on since high school) and I thought that was so great.
If you're looking for an amazing celebrant that will tell your story (and maybe cause a few happy tears) - reach out to Alisa. I'm so glad she was a part of our day and would relive it all over again if I could.
Reviewed On 8/16/2019 by Mandy A
I can not say enough good things about Promise Ridge and Alisa. We were looking for an intimate wedding full of meaning, and Alisa far surpassed my wildest dreams of what my wedding day would be. The venue was beyond gorgeous, my guests keep te...
lling me they felt the area was magical. The ceremony was personal, heartfelt and felt so true to us and our stories. I love that our guests were included in our ceremony, and our flower pup was welcome! Alisa was responsive and helpful throughout the planning process, and our wedding day was smooth and stress free. If I could give them 10 stars I would!
Reviewed On 8/08/2019 by Rayna D
Alisa was nothing short of spectacular in crafting the perfect ceremony for our elopement ceremony. She found the perfect way to incorporate our 3 year old daughter and made a truly special and memorable experience for our family. We laughed, w...
e cried, we celebrated! I highly recommend Alisa, you won't find anyone more gifted at what they do than her.
Reviewed On 8/07/2019 by Nicole E
A beautiful start to a new life. From the first call to our special day, Alisa was unwaveringly dedicated to making our day truly about us. I could not think of a more beautiful setting, the mountains, our vows, the cake- it was all we dreamed ...
of and more!
Reviewed On 7/24/2019 by Cortney H
We got married on 7/22 and it was absolutely magical. Alisa made our ceremony so personal and beautiful! I think a grand total of 2 guests managed not to cry. Several guests commented on how much they loved that our ceremony was so reflective o...
f us and our relationship. I love that she sent us a copy of our whole ceremony, well. It’s easy to miss parts of it when you’re standing there all nervous and excited, so it was really special to read it with my new husband the next day. We had less than ideal weather (to say it rained is an understatement) but the pavilion on her property is absolutely stunning and the rain produced the most magical looking fog over the ridge. Honestly, the rain just added to the dreamy fairytale look!
Reviewed On 7/03/2019 by g w
Alisa was wonderful. I have reread over our ceremony a handful of times and still find tears easily. We are both in awe of the ceremony she was able to have created for us. It couldn't have been more perfect for us. I am just enamored how she h...
ad captured what is truly important to the both of us with so little information. She has a gift and we are so glad to have chosen Alisa for our special day!
Reviewed On 6/25/2019 by Jackie M
Dreamy. Romantic. Magical. It doesn’t seem fair to try to put the beauty of Promise Ridge into words. The feelings on site are indescribable. Carefree, relaxing, beautiful, true intimacy... the scenery is so raw & pure. The living floral wall...
, the gathering shed, antique chandeliers, the twinkling lights hanging above, Spanish moss delicately “floating”, the mural room...and the view... the mountains framing every picture. I’m not sure Alisa really knows the true impact she has on her guests... her genuine love, hospitality & graciousness come so naturally for her and is conveyed so powerfully through her words & gestures. She coordinated and executed everything flawlessly. She pays attention to every detail making it a true intimate experience. She was an absolute pleasure to work with- our relationship will surely continue through the years. Promise Ridge isn’t just a venue... it’s an experience. I can’t say enough about Alisa & Promise Ridge, I would give them all the stars if I could. Our day was magical because of you. Thank you for making our dreams come true and embodying love with every person you touch.
Reviewed On 5/07/2019 by Gary F
Honestly, There are no words to accurately describe just how amazing Alisa was at our wedding. She was wonderful to work with and her monologue truly captured our personalities. We wanted a nondenominational speech that was inclusive of all of ...
our guests, as well as portray how light-hearted and nerdy we both are. Alisa conveyed all of this succinctly and eloquently and everyone absolutely loved being part of it. We have heard again and again from our guests just how much they loved the ceremony!
Alisa offered a truly unique and memorable experience for not just me and my wife, but for everyone in attendance! Simply amazing. I'd leave 10 stars if I could. Thank you, Alisa. The Force will be with you, always.
Reviewed On 4/26/2019 by Alexa L
If you're looking for a breathtaking ceremony that is filled of love and laughter for everyone, you MUST hire and work with Alisa Tongg. Don't walk... RUN.
We are not even sure where to start with this review because we can never find the rig...
ht words to describe how magical our experience with Alisa was from start to finish.
My sister actually hired Alisa for her wedding in October of 2017 and we knew from the moment her ceremony ended that we had to work with her for our own wedding. Alisa makes the ceremony the highlight of your big day be truly sharing your love story in such a unique way that even our guests were laughing crying, cheering, and riding the rollercoaster of emotions that a typical love story takes you on.
At the beginning of the process, we were so nervous about our ceremony because we didn't want it to be boring or not feel like us. We wanted our ceremony to highlight our love story, showcase how we've grown as a couple over 12 years, and even include our family. We expressed this to Alisa from our first conversation and throughout the planning process she helped us pick out readings and a unity ritual to really create a unique ceremony for us.
Being in a relationship for over 11 years, we knew that we didn't do it on our own and we expressed to Alisa that our families were a huge part of our relationship and who we are as a couple. We let her know that we wanted our ceremony to highlight family that was no longer with us but also our family and friends that helped us grow throughout the years as a couple. That said, she incorporated a beautiful quote, highlighting our family in heaven and how their relationships and love taught us so much about how to love and be in our own relationship.
Furthermore, she always helped us decide on a ring blessing with our parents and bridal party. We were SO weary about this at first because we never seen it done and we didn't really know what it entailed but we are SOOOOO happy that we did it! Essentially, she asked that our family pass around our wedding bands and infuse it with their love and wishes for us as a married couple. Now our wedding bands are blessed by each family member (and our closest friends) that we wear daily... it gives us chills just thinking about it!
I can go on and on about our ceremony and wonderful experience with Alisa. But truly, she is such a joy to work with. Very professional and really becomes a part of your family. Our guests were blown away by the ceremony and even mention to this day how it was a highlight.
All in all, Alisa made our wedding ceremony breathtaking. We love her so much and cannot wait to plan a vow renewal with her!
Frank and Alexa
Reviewed On 2/28/2019 by Hana G
When my husband and I began the wedding planning process, we knew we wanted to have a personal ceremony that somehow combined our two different cultures (Indian + Jewish), but we weren’t sure what that really meant, or how it would come togethe...
We feel extremely lucky that we found Alisa :) She truly listened to our story, style, and our hopes for the ceremony. With her incredible expertise, she was able to create a ceremony with pieces from both cultures, tell our story thoughtfully and in a moving way, and added in elements that made our wedding guests feel included/integral parts of our marriage ceremony.
Alisa not only created a beautiful ceremony, but she also walked our bridal party and family through a rehearsal before the actual event, led the ketubah signing with our witnesses and family, and also picked up our marriage license for us when a snow storm caused last minute chaos. After the wedding, we received an email with photos and video that she captured throughout the day that we were immediately able to share with our friends and family.
We have not stopped getting compliments and praises about our ceremony! Every single person has said that our officiant was incredible, and that the ceremony truly felt like “us”, blending both cultures seamlessly. We cannot thank Alisa enough for all of her help and amazing work. She was incredibly easy to work with, and really went above and beyond—our wedding would not have been the same without her.
Reviewed On 2/27/2019 by Maegan W
To say that Alisa was an amazing addition to our wedding day is truly an understatement. When my husband and I were discussing who we wanted to marry us and what we wanted our ceremony to look like, we knew we wanted it to be a story of our lif...
e together. Anyone can say that they went to a wedding to watch two people in love marry one another, not many can say they understand why those two people chose to marry one another. Our love story is far from ordinary, and who better to tell that story than Alisa. To start, we had the opportunity to meet with Alisa at her house - which was beyond inviting. Although we had never met, she already felt like a friend. After chatting for hours, we were so excited to see what she came up with for our ceremony draft – and she did not disappoint. She took a mere idea of what we wanted our wedding day to look like, and made it come to life. Our ceremony was better than we dreamed. We had guests tell us that it was a beautiful depiction of our story and that it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they have ever attended. Guests were in awe over our ring blessing and how it made each and every one of them feel like they were a part of the ceremony. Alisa did not just show up for the ceremony though, she went out of her way to help capture some of our favorite moments, even teaching my husband how to dip me for a perfect photo-op. Alisa was an absolute pleasure to work with and I could not imagine getting married without her being a part of it. I am so grateful that we chose her to tell our story. XO
Reviewed On 1/07/2019 by Melissa C
If you are looking for a wedding ceremony that is personable and meaningful, you need to hire Alisa! When my husband and I got engaged, after picking our venue our next big decision was to think about what kind of ceremony we could possibly hav...
e. I was raised Catholic and Jewish, my husband was raised Muslim, and we immediately knew that having a religious ceremony was not what we wanted. We still wanted the ceremony to represent our backgrounds and us as a couple. From the first call with Alisa, she completely understood what we were looking for. We hired Alisa almost two years in advance of our ceremony and completed our couple’s questionnaires about a year before our wedding. When Alisa sent us back the script from our ceremony, we were floored. She was able to incorporate elements of our cultures as well as "us" and what we stood for as a couple. We were the first members of our family to not have a ceremony at a religious institution and we could not have gotten more complements from our family and friends on the ceremony! My grandma even asked my mom what my friend’s name was and how long we had known her! Alisa arrived early to the venue, walked us through a rehearsal on the day of, and helped to wrangle two rambunctious children. When the groom’s entire family was late to the ceremony, she professionally handled getting everyone seated and helped to make light of the situation. Our favorite photo from our wedding day happens to be the picture Alisa took! She perfectly captured us and our ceremony is my favorite thing from our wedding!! You will not regret working with Alisa!
Reviewed On 11/27/2018 by Christopher L
I have now been married for a full entire month. One compliment my wife and I continue to hear is how wonderful the ceremony was! Not because of the decorations, nor the setting- it was Alisa whom delivered the exquisite story of how her and I,...
the bride and groom, came together. It was beautiful! When I first read Alisa's title as being a storyteller, I was a bit confused on how they would mix into being a celebrant. WELL let me tell you! If you have ever been to a wedding where you moaned of how the ceremony dragged- you will not hear that. Alisa was an absolute Love to work with, speak with, and I could not think of a better personality and passion for joining two individuals. Please, if you have already read this far- do yourself a favor and all of your guests you wish to entertain and contact Mrs. Tongg. I cried from how wonderful it was to hear someone tell a true love story, my own love story!
Reviewed On 11/20/2018 by Paulina C
My husband and I definitely wanted a memorable ceremony and Alisa delivered and beyond! She made the process so easy going and when we met her it felt like we've known her for ages. She made everyone feel really comfortable and guided my husban...
d and I through the process to make sure everything went smoothly. After our ceremony every single person might have came up to us and said "where did you find her" and "how does she know you guys so well to tell our story so perfectly" Anyways Alisa did an amazing job and made it feel so much more special. She is worth every penny!
Reviewed On 10/25/2018 by Gabrielle R
All I can say is, "WOW"! Alisa gave us everything that we wanted out of a ceremony. While my now husband and I aren't particularly religious, there were things that my Jewish mother wanted to include, and his Catholic mother wanted, as well. Sh...
e was able to truly create a custom ceremony that included every possible element we wanted. From getting married under a chuppah and providing its explanation, to the "passing of the peace," and breaking the glass, we covered all bases that were important to both us, and our parents.
Besides that, she perfectly illustrated our love story to our guests. People were coming up to us after the ceremony, some distant relatives who may not have known exactly how my husband and I met, explained to us that it was so exciting to hear our love story, how we met, the proposal story and the journey along the way to the wedding day. I loved that our love for each other and our family was perfectly described to everyone in attendance.
We met Alisa for the very first time ON THE WEDDING DAY. That was slightly nerve-wracking for me leading up to the wedding, but honestly the planning process couldn't have been any smoother. When we did finally meet her before the ceremony, it was as if we'd known her for years.
On behalf of my husband and I, we'd like to thank Alisa for a beautiful ceremony. We would absolutely recommend her over and over again!!!
Reviewed On 10/25/2018 by Samantha S
When looking for an officiant for our wedding, we found Alisa because of her glowing reviews. Quickly, we set up a Skype session that gave us an introduction to how warm and lovely Alisa is, as well as clear picture of everything our ceremony c...
ould be - from the vows to the traditions we could incorporate. We immediately felt comfortable and at ease with Alisa, and booked her services almost two years before our wedding date.
As our wedding date drew closer and I read more reviews about Alisa, I was sure we would have a beautiful ceremony. As we emailed back and forth about our vows, I was impressed by the details she included and how personal it all really was. Still, I admit I was a bit cynical - I knew we'd have a great ceremony, I'd be happy with it, but would it really live up to those glowing, gushing reviews? YES! Alisa really is as amazing as all her reviews suggest. The day of our ceremony, she greeted us like family. We had a wonderful rehearsal and felt at ease with everything we'd be doing or saying. As we took pictures, Alisa ran up a muddy hill and asked if she could hop on the tractor we were posing in front of - leading to one of my favorite pictures! Alisa even volunteered to carry me on her back because the ground was muddy! When it came to our ceremony, hearing her speak our love story just brought it to life. We, and our guests, laughed and and cried and felt all the love I hoped we would feel during our ceremony. It could not have been more perfect. Our friends and family continue to comment on how beautiful our ceremony was, and how wonderful Alisa is. I'm already thinking about renewing our vows, just so we can have Alisa officiate again, this time at her gorgeous property at Promise Ridge! Alisa is amazing - our wedding day would not have been the same without her.
Reviewed On 10/25/2018 by Chelsea P
My husband and I had decided that we wanted an intimate and stress-free wedding, as this seemed to feel more like “us”. When we discovered Promise Ridge, we knew that this was the place where we were meant be. Alisa was absolutely wonderful, sh...
e made us feel so comfortable and relaxed in planning our wedding, which was exactly what we wanted. She really gets a feel for who you are as an individual, and as a couple. She created the perfect ceremony, bringing together our own personal love story that really touched our hearts. Promise Ridge is such peaceful and magical place, and the gorgeous natural setting made our day so unique and memorable. You cannot help but pause for a moment to take in the view overlooking the mountains! Alisa was a pleasure to work with, and I cannot thank her enough for making our special day feel like a fairy tale.
Reviewed On 10/18/2018 by Natalie D
My husband and I married this past September and we can honestly say that Alisa was the highlight of our wedding! People raved that they have never been a part of a wedding like ours. She really understood our vision and made something truly ma...
gical. From tears to laughter, she kept our friends and family involved throughout the whole ceremony with her heartfelt and captivating delivery.
She arrived early to the venue so we could meet before the ceremony and fit right in like an old friend, chatting with our bridal party and taking the time to get to know our family. We would highly recommend Alisa if you want a beautiful, personal, and memorable ceremony.
Reviewed On 10/18/2018 by Dylan H
My wife and I decided we wanted to do a small, intimate and memorable wedding with just a few of our closest friends, which is exactly what we got when we chose Alisa Tong. From start to finish the ceremony was beautiful, professional and pers...
onal. Every interaction we had felt like we were old friends. The personalized ceremony itself was what made it so special and unique. We loved every minute of it. Every one of our guests told us it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. She was always quick to respond with any questions we had.
Reviewed On 10/10/2018 by Rachel L
When I say I don't know where to begin, I mean it. Our favorite part about the whole ceremony experience starts from when we first met Alisa at her home. We were greeted by her adorable pup Ulysses, and a warm hug. We got to spend hours chattin...
g about our struggles and triumphs, something we never expected. It was so easy to open up as if we were with a long time friend. She even pulled off a llama shaped ornament off of her tree for us when she found out we were engaged in Peru! Talk about thoughtful! She is also the reason we have a new found love for Sumo oranges! From what she learned about us, she wrote the most beautiful ceremony that really showed the guests our love and relationship. Everything was smooth and thorough and she really put us at ease. I honestly cannot count how many times Alisa came up in conversation throughout the night and what an incredible job she did at telling our story. This is an experience we will never forget, all thanks to her. The icing on the cake is her candid photography skills that she immediately sent over to us! You were meant for this Alisa! Love, Rachel & Steve
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Sara K
Alisa is phenomenal!! When my husband and I emailed her with our interest, she immediately responded wanting to know all about us. It was clear from the first conversation, that Alisa has the most kind and gentle soul; we knew right away she wa...
s the one we wanted to perform our ceremony. We eloped at Promise Ridge and couldn’t have chosen a better spot with a better celebrant. Her quick replies were appreciated and she took care to assist with getting my husband, myself and my son ready before our ceremony started. The way she told our story had my husband and I in tears. She even suggested vows for us to say to my son so that we could all feel unified on that day and start our new journey as a family. I can’t stop telling everyone about her, she truly goes above and beyond..thank you for creating the best day of our lives Alisa!!
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Andrew K
Me and my fiance wanted to do an elopement, but we didn't want to do a cut and dry wait in line at the courthouse and sign some papers. So she started googling elopements and we came across Alisa Tongg. Her prices fit into our limited budget ...
and it looked beautiful. From the first email we exchanged Alisa was incredibly accommodating and helpful. She took time to ask questions and learn about us and it really showed in the personalized ceremony she created for us. We have absolutely zero regrets about getting married at promise ridge. It was truly a moment we will remember forever. We were both in tears from the first minute. The photos were pinterest worthy and she even put in vows to include my wife's son now my step son. I can't imagine having gone anywhere else for an elopement it was magical. Thanks so much Alisa for all your help!
Reviewed On 10/02/2018 by Nichole O
What else can be said about Alisa other than she is an amazingly beautiful human being! We hired Alisa to help us create an intimate ceremony for us and about 50 of our closest friends and family. She genuinely got to know us, not only as a c...
ouple but also as individuals and through her process was able to craft a beautiful ceremony that left several of our guests in tears (not only our parents).
If you want a wedding ceremony to be something truly memorable and meaningful, not only for you but also everyone who witnesses it - you need Alisa Tongg in your life!
Reviewed On 10/01/2018 by Michelle A
I wish I could give 10 stars! Alisa was outstanding from day one; she is extremely responsive, professional and her positive energy is contagious. I’m 100% certain our wedding on 9/29 wouldn’t have been as special as it was without her.
as extremely stressful for us picking a celebrant – This person is responsible for relaying your love story to the most important people in your life, whether you have 20 people or 200 people this is a difficult task. I’m happy to say even the most religious people in my life we’re raving about our ceremony and how personal, special and unique it was.
Alisa is a special person in the fact that she is doing –in my opinion- exactly what she was born to do. If you are thinking about booking her DO IT!! You wont be disappointed.
xoxo The Anastasio's
Reviewed On 9/24/2018 by Marissa O
I cannot begin to express in one review what Alisa did for us for our ceremony and the wedding planning process! Our experience with Alisa was so much more than hiring an officiant-- she was a photographer, a trusting hand, a friend, and a warm...
presence throughout the day. If you are looking for a ceremony that is personal, memorable, fun, and heartwarming--Alisa is the absolute best woman for the job. Not to mention how responsive and professional she was while working on the ceremony--any questions or concerns were answered basically immediately. Working with Alisa was never a stress, which is perfect when so many other things are going on during the planning process. Long story short, Alisa told our love story in the most beautiful way and made our day so special and I'm so thankful we chose her.
Reviewed On 9/21/2018 by Sara F
Alisa was a dream to work with and is truly exceptional as a celebrant!!! We were lucky enough to have her for our ceremony on 9/7 and it was magical. She is so eloquent and warm when she conducted the ceremony. We had so many complements o...
f how wonderful the ceremony was and how they wanted her to marry their children. She was a great resource for us to as we were planning too about the marriage license, ceremony musicians, etc. I highly recommend Alisa!
Reviewed On 9/12/2018 by Nicole M
Even though my husband and I are currently on our honeymoon, we felt it was important to rave about how amazing our officiant, Alisa Tongg, was. Picking an officiant was an important decision for my husband and I, but the moment we found Alisa ...
only and spoke to her, we just knew she was the person we needed. She not only cared about making our ceremony beautiful, but she also took time to go over our vows with us, send us a cute gift, talk to us when we had questions or were nervous, and even just be there for us throughout this stressful and hectic wedding process.
Our wedding would not have been as magical if it wasn't for Alisa. She took our love story and turned it into a beautiful ceremony that not only had us in tears, but mostly all our 270 guests in tears as well. The same guests who told us we would regret not going with a traditional church ceremony were the first ones to come up to us and tell us how they could not help but have teary eyes throughout the whole ceremony. It amazes me how many emotions were going on throughout the room; there was laughter, tears, and hearts filled with love. Everyone was able to feel the love that Rick and I share on a daily basis because of Alisa and her beautiful way with words. Our guests kept complimenting us on our ceremony throughout the reception and are still going on about how they have never seen a wedding ceremony like ours before.
Alisa makes your ceremony as unique and beautiful as your own love story. We are so glad we went with her and can never express how grateful we are for having her work with us. She's a beautiful individual inside and out. I promise, picking Alisa as your officiant will be the best decision you make throughout the whole wedding planning process.
We are so grateful and blessed to have found Alisa Tongg.
Mr. Rick & Mrs. Nicole Marques
Reviewed On 9/12/2018 by Caitlin S
Alisa created the most perfect wedding ceremony, and my husband and I are so happy we chose her as our celebrant. She was very easy to work with, patient, and quick with edits and email responses. Filling out her couples questionnaire was a ver...
y cathartic process and made the whole wedding ceremony planning so much more special and meaningful. Both my husband and myself had several religious family members in attendance who had previously made passive comments about not getting married in a church or by an ordained minister etc...and these guests were the first to offer sincere compliments on how much they loved and enjoyed our wedding ceremony. Alisa has a true gift of story telling and delivery, and made our wedding ceremony so memorable and the highlight of our wedding day. One of the main reasons we wanted to work with Alisa is that she crafts the wedding ceremony around the couple and their love story. The overall amount of compliments we received about Alisa was outstanding and several guests said it was the best wedding ceremony they have ever attended. I highly recommend Alisa as celebrant for any occasion. We hope to work with her again in the future to commemorate other life milestones.
Reviewed On 9/11/2018 by lysia m
One word, AMAZING! We totally get it, finding an Officiant for your wedding can be stressful but when my husband and I read the reviews for Alisa Tongg we knew we have to learn more about her service. We honestly do not regret our decision one ...
bit. To us, the service fee was on the pricey side BUT it was worth every penny. Alisa is very attentive and take your suggestions into consideration and how you want your love story to be told. Very patient and only wishes the best for you. Her story skills are incredible and it makes you fall in love all over again. We can't imagine our wedding without her. We did same day rehearsal, a bit scary, but Alisa reassured us that there will be no issues- and there wasn't! When Alisa arrived at the venue she took in charge and made us feel reassured that everything will be fine, which was one less thing we had to worry about. Again, she was super patient and nothing but smiles. She was very easy to work with and we received a lot of compliments from our families and friends. If you book her you won't regret it one bit!
Reviewed On 8/23/2018 by Ashley H
I first need to say that Alisa is absolutely magical...and this is why...My husband and I were engaged on Thanksgiving Eve of 2017. As we entered the New Year we started discussing what we imagined our wedding to be. Although we dreamed of an i...
ntimate ceremony, our families desired a traditional wedding in a church setting. Originally, we wanted to satisfy both worlds - to elope before I started veterinary school and then have a traditional ceremony and reception the following Fall. On August 9th 2018, my husband and I drove to Promise Ridge with our siblings and closest friends. Butterflies danced around in my stomach as I was nervous of how our families would perceive the non-traditional route we chose. When we arrived, Alisa greeted us at the door and my anxiousness instantly vanished. Alisa has a comforting trait that makes you feel right at home. After our unique microwedding that perfectly captured our relationship, our families approached us with tear-filled eyes and were astonished by the amazing work Alisa had done. Everyone that attended felt that it was the most unique ceremony they were ever a part of. I was ecstatic to hear them say that we no longer should have a traditional ceremony next Fall as nothing will ever be able to replace that special night where our families were joined at Promise Ridge. Alisa - we sincerely thank you for everything you have done for us! We could never imagine our day any other way.
<3 Ashley and Josh
Reviewed On 8/13/2018 by Kelly H
My husband and I were married by Alisa on August 4, 2018 and I can honestly say this review is 8 days overdue for how amazing our day turned out to be.
When we were first looking at officiants, one of the things we knew we wanted was somethin...
g personal and unique to us. We only met with two people because we knew right away that Alisa was the one we wanted to work with. We had this feeling that Alisa was going to create something that when we looked back on it years from now, was still going to make us laugh, cry, and feel the wedding giddiness all over again.
What's funny about the whole process is we never met Alisa in person until our ceremony rehearsal the day before the wedding. But it honestly felt like we had known her for years. The level of detail that she expressed in the creation of our love story was so special, and we loved incorporating the different unity ceremonies and our vows into the words she had crafted.
Thank you Alisa, from the bottom of Jake and I's hearts, for helping us craft an amazing ceremony, and being a part of our special day!
Reviewed On 8/13/2018 by Alissa C
Wedding planning from across the country is anything but easy. However, Alisa made the most important part, the ceremony, more than we could have ever hoped for. Alisa spent her time between the groom and I before the ceremony and made sure our...
nerves were as calm as they could be. The ceremony expressed the story of our relationship as though she had experienced it with us. In our receiving line following the ceremony, members of both families approached and said they had never heard such a personal, lovely ceremony. They loved the emphasis on family and the special traditions we embedded. We are forever grateful to Alisa and her beautiful words!
Reviewed On 8/10/2018 by Kelli R
I found Alisa from a quick Google search for Pocono elopements. I came across an article from PhillyMag.com and instantly became interested in her service and location. I found her website and social medias, and fell in love knowing this was ...
the place I wanted to get married at. I can't say enough of amazing things about Alisa. She was SO welcoming and made you feel like you knew her forever. She was kind, gentle and eased my nerves through the whole ceremony. My husband and I's family all left praising her and saying how amazing the ceremony was. If you are looking for a short intimate elopement or micro-wedding, Alisa is your girl!!!
Reviewed On 7/15/2018 by Courtney B
Just WOW!! Alisa was truly amazing from the first day I spoke with her. Day 1 after talking with Alisa, I knew she was the one for our wedding. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect ceremony. She went up and beyond to learn about us as a cou...
ple and put together a truly beautiful wedding. She is so well spoken, beautiful and special. Every one of our guests spoke so highly about her! We heard nothing but raving comments about her and the ceremony. “So beautiful and unique!” “So personal!” Family friends and distant relatives we haven’t met or seen in years felt like they watched our relationship develop as they heard the story of our relationship. There were tears, giggles, smiles and lots of love from everyone involved. We are truly blessed to have found her. She made us the ceremony we have always dreamed about.
Reviewed On 7/15/2018 by Ashleigh L
Alisa is truly amazing. My husband and I were absolutely blown away by Alisa's passion for what she does and her professionalism. We couldn't have asked for more when it came to our ceremony and would highly recommend Alisa if you're looking...
for a meaningful and simple wedding day. Words cannot express how amazing Alisa is or how perfect she made our day!
Reviewed On 7/06/2018 by Esen M
Alisa , was nothing more than outstanding! Our wedding planning process was over a year long, from the moment I spoke to Alisa on the phone I knew that she was the one to officiate our wedding. Alisa captured so much of what was important to Ma...
tt and I on our wedding day- love, family and remembrance. We met Alisa on our wedding day but it felt like we both already knew her! She greeted us with open arms and really captured some great moments of us prior to our ceremony! We received so many compliments after our ceremony on how personal it was. And how so many of our guests truly felt the love that Matt and I share- not only with each other but our closest family and friends. Many of them even asked how long Alisa had known us. We can’t say enough great things about Alisa and we are so glad she was able to capture our story on our wedding day!
Reviewed On 7/03/2018 by Elizabeth B
Alisa went above and beyond to make us and our family comfortable with the extremely hot weather we had. Alisa is very professional, personable, and welcoming. By choosing a micro wedding we wanted a beautiful, stress free wedding day and that’...
s certainly what we got with Alisa. The venue is so stunning that all we had to do was show up. We knew we wanted to get married at Promise Ridge the first time we saw photos, but meeting Alisa made that decision even more reassuring. Her short and sweet ceremony was so beautiful, and included a ring blessing where our rings were passed around for our family to bless them. Her ceremony also included a beautiful remembrance to my husbands mother, who is now his guardian angel. Alisa is truly the best at what she does, and she exceeded our expectations.
Reviewed On 6/23/2018 by Jilian H
My husband and I spent most of our relationship 3,000 miles away from my family and friends, so it was important to us that our ceremony represented not only who we are as a couple but the life we created together. We are so glad we chose Alisa...
to tell our love story! She put us at ease from our very first conversation, and before long she began to feel like a friend. The ceremony she put together for us was deeply personal and unique, we couldn't ask for a more "us" ceremony. We had guests ask "How long have you known Alisa?" during our cocktail hour. A review from one of my father's friends summed it up best - "I've never met your husband before today, and I feel like I've known him for years. What an exciting life you've had together already." In addition to being our celebrant, Alisa was such a calming presence in the hours leading up to our ceremony. From helping me down the stairs in my wedding gown to taking our dog for a walk during our photos, she was there every step of the way. And did I mention she's a fantastic photographer? The morning after our wedding, we woke up to a transcript of our ceremony and a dozen photos. We cannot recommend Alisa enough and are anxious for an excuse to hire her again. Is it too soon for a vow renewal?!
Reviewed On 6/20/2018 by Shavy and Jerry L
If you’ve ever heard of someone being a triple threat, than you likely haven’t met Alisa. She is a quadruple threat if one has ever existed. She hosts, she photographs, and she sings and dances and through all her running around somehow makes y...
ou feel like you’ve found your long lost relative. Alisa truly has a passion for what she does and in my most not so humble opinion, is the best at what she does. When my fiancé and I decided to elope, the only idea that came to mind was the courthouse because we weren’t sure about alternatives. We read about the new trend of micro weddings but had no idea how we could pull it off while still having a memorable and beautiful ceremony until we stumbled upon Promise Ridge and Alisa, and instantly fell in love with its mesmerizing wonder. She is like the fairy godmother of weddings that we didn’t know we needed. Not only were her words about us so moving and sincere, her genuine loving spirit truly captured the message we wanted to convey to each other and with our families. We were both so moved and at one with nature on the Ridge. Our family was so overjoyed and overwhelmed with emotion on our day that post ceremony we couldn’t stop speaking sweet mentions of her. My now husband and I fell in love with each other all over again on our day. Alisa, we appreciate you and thank you for an unforgettable day!
Reviewed On 6/03/2018 by Alice V
Alisa was a pleasure to work with! I have to say that I'm not "the wedding type"...I was much more interested in going to City Hall, but according to my family that wasn't an option. Alisa kept things simple, and I really got the sense that she...
is adaptable to many personalities, as anyone in the wedding industry must be. I would 1,0000% recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant. We also got many compliments about her ceremony from our guests.
Reviewed On 5/30/2018 by Shannon W
I cannot think of enough great things to say about Alisa! My husband and I decided to not get married in a church and we didn't want a ceremony that was not true to us. Alisa came as a recommendation from our photographer and we are so THRILLED...
that we picked her! From the first moment we spoke on the phone, my husband and I both immediately knew she was PERFECT to perform our ceremony. She knew exactly what we wanted in a ceremony without even asking and made sure to focus exactly what was important for us and for our big day. I received so many compliments from our guests about how much they loved our ceremony and couldn't believe that we had just met Alisa that morning for the first time! She truly makes you feel as if she has known you for her whole life! She has such a way with words that created a beautiful atmosphere and engaged all our of guests with such emotion. She is a beautiful person both inside and out and made our day so special!
Reviewed On 5/29/2018 by knottie47b2fa6fb9c0f347
I can't say enough amazing things about Alisa. She created a ceremony and an evening that we will cherish forever. My husband and I were married on May 24th, 2018 at Promise Ridge. We wanted a small ceremony that was personal and meaningful to ...
the two of us, as well as our families. It was everything that we could have hoped for and more.
Alisa truly captured our personalities and created something perfectly unique to us. We are so lucky to have found her. She made our day so incredibly special.
Reviewed On 5/14/2018 by kristen b
My husband and I were married at Alisa's amazing property, Promise Ridge, last week. She was so wonderful and kind and we can not get over how great the experience was. We had some rain and she was super positive and helped keep me calm. Her ce...
remony was thoughtful and personal and we loved every second of it! I can't recommend her highly enough!
Reviewed On 4/30/2018 by Erin E
We were looking for a place to elope for just the two of us. We wanted a beautiful and unique ceremony and we found it with Alisa at her space, Promise Ridge. I cannot say enough beautiful things! Alisa is amazing and so nice! She created such ...
a unique ceremony for us and she really got a feel for who are and wrote the most timeless and intimate ceremony. It was just what we wanted and envisioned.Her elopement space was gorgeous and we felt like we were the only two people there.