MY FEES - Please note that GST is NOT APPLICABLE


All ceremonies are personalised and, as such, based on your requirements, all costs are negotiable and will be discussed in full during my 1st meeting with you, which is obligation free. The costs below are simply a guide:


The cost for a marriage ceremony as of Jul 1st 2018 is $425.00 -  This is only applicable for ceremonies held within 30 kms of Townsville.  For Magnetic Island or out of town ceremonies, extra charges will apply.  Of course, this is only a guide, as all ceremonies are different – prices will be discussed at our first meeting.  I have various packages and I am sure we can find one to suit you ....



  • Meetings + one rehearsal

  • All legalities, including completion and lodgement of all forms

  • Folder including details of relationship services/sample ceremonies/vows/symbols/rituals

  • Preparation of personalised ceremony

  • Use of signing table/chairs/tablecloth and PA system

  • Music for your ceremony (from 3 to 5 songs)

  • Officiating of the ceremony on the day

  • All correspondence, stationery, postage and printing costs

  • Ceremonial certificate of marriage (you will need to apply for an official one from Births Deaths & Marriages in the state your were married - prices start from $48.20 - I will supply you with the application form and go with the application process with you.  As a JP, I can also certify any documents that you might have).

  • Complimentary presentation folder of your ceremony

  • Travel within 30kms of my office


EXTRAS - prices negotiable

  • Extra Rehearsal

  • Official certificate of marriage 

  • Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve will attract a 20% surcharge

  • Travel costs to Magnetic Island or out-of-town Ceremonies (over 30kms from Towsville)

  • Travel/Accommodation (out of region/Interstate)

  • Rituals, Symbols and Other Requirements

  • Unforeseen expenses


Some couples just want to get married without all the extras.  They just want a short, simple ceremony, which includes all the legalities.  It does not mean that they love each other any less, they are budget conscious and just want to be husband and wife.  Some couples prefer to elope and present their friends and family with a "Fait Accompli".  And they would prefer to do so in familiar surroundings instead of the Registry Office. 

For $325.00 (as long as do not have another wedding on the same day), I can offer you this service which includes the following - please note that is less than what the Registry Office charges for WEEK DAY CEREMONIES:


  • 1 meeting with me to lodge your NOIM and for me to sight your documents

  • 1 meeting with me, a few days before the ceremony, to sign your Statutory Declaration

  • All legalities including completion and lodgement of all forms

  • Your ceremonial Certificate of Marriage

  • Officiating on the day of the ceremony


This type of ceremony can only be held at your home or a private residence, with no more than 10 guests (including your witnesses) in attendance.  If you choose to have your ceremony in a public place (i.e. a park or garden),  the cost will be $375.00, as my insurances will kick in and I will need to bring all my equipment, such as PA and signing table.  

After our first meeting, which is obligation free, I will temporarily pencil in your date - I will require a booking fee of $100.00 to be paid within 2 weeks of our 1st meeting to get the ball rolling - Payment of the booking fee effectively locks me in for your ceremony.  I have various payment options, which are clearly listed on my statement of fees.



Naming Ceremony (1 child)  $  300.00  (add $ 50.00 for an extra child)

Renewal of Vows  $  300.00

Civil Partnership and Commitment Ceremony $  300.00

Other Ceremonies  (prices negotiable based on your requirements)

Funerals  $  350.00      
Pet Funerals  $  200.00         

All my ceremonies are tailored to suit your needs and beliefs and I will work with you to ensure that it is just right ...                                                 


  • A Statement of Fees will be submitted for your perusal and are to be signed by all parties. Prices will be secured once this agreement has been signed by all parties

  • The Statement of Fees will contain all agreed details as well as costs so far (excluding unforeseen costs)

  • Once the booking fee is paid, I am committed to your ceremony and, in most cases, will only conduct one ceremony on any given day



  • The Booking Fee is payable within 14 days if our 1st meeting - this, in effect, locks me in for your ceremony

  • Balance of payment must be paid in full no later than 7 days prior to the wedding day and may be made by Cash, Cheque, EFT or Credit Card. 

  • Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the ceremony



Booking Fee

  • The Booking Fee is non-refundable, unless the celebrant fails to meet one of the requirements and obligations of the marriage celebrant under the Marriage Act 1961, the Marriage Regulations 1963, other legislation as well as the Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants  

Postponement or Cancellation by couple

  • As the Notice of Intended Marriage is valid for 18 months before the ceremony, the deposit will be held over until a new date is decided.  The couple is responsible for any additional costs incurred by the postponement

  • If the ceremony is cancelled no later than 14 days prior to the ceremony date, all funds paid (except for the booking fee) will be refunded in full

  • If the ceremony is cancelled within 14 days of the ceremony date, fees may be refunded in part or in full (except for the booking fee) at the discretion of the celebrant or depending on the circumstances  

Cancellation by celebrant:

  • In the event that I am unable to attend the ceremony, 100% of the funds paid will be refunded

  • If the event that I need to refer you to another celebrant or appoint another celebrant for the ceremony, 100% of funds paid to date will be passed onto the new celebrant.  It is the couple’s responsibility to ensure that the balance of payment, if any, is made to the replacement celebrant. 

" Ceremonies for your special moments"​

..... Celebrating YOU ....

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