Marriage  Celebrant  Fees

I offer three tiers of marriage ceremony:

  • Standard ( AUD $600.00),
  • Basic Plus ( AUD $350.00), and
  • Basic ( AUD $250.00).

You can choose to have the wedding at your own home if you wish, or to have it in my office in North Ringwood. Any other venue you choose would also be fine. Each of these constitutes a valid marriage.

Standard Ceremony – a tailored ceremony designed for you

💍 The standard ceremony option (AUD $600.00) offers a beautiful and unique wedding designed specifically for you – running the gamut from traditional to modern, with or without religious elements, indoors, outdoors, simple, elaborate, casual, elegant, whatever is right for you. (On a tight budget? See budget option – click here.)

The AUD $600.00 fee is either paid in full at the time of booking, or paid in two stages. (If paid in two stages, (AUD $250.00 is payable at the time of booking as the booking fee, and the remainder (AUD $350.00 (known as the “In respect of solemnisation of marriage by authorised civil marriage celebrant” fee) is payable no later than 14 days before the ceremony.)

Payment methods accepted: credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cash, direct bank deposit (by previous arrangement), cheque (by previous arrangement) or money order.

What does this total AUD $600.00 fee include?

This fee covers the following:

  • The initial interview;
  • Additional interviews for confirmation and finalisation of ceremony details;
  • Unlimited research pertaining to your ceremony;
  • Scripting of the ceremony with as many drafts as necessary for the final script;
  • The wedding rehearsal;
  • Inclusion of foreign languages as available;
  • Provision of music CDs for the ceremony, and/or inclusion of singing if desired;
  • The conducting/solemnisation of the marriage ceremony at any venue of your choice;
  • Unlimited email communication to and from celebrant, unlimited conversations by phone from the clients to the celebrant;
  • The provision of the three marriage certificates required (including the copy known as the “Party Certificate” kept by the couple);
  • Form printing/completion, lodging of the official certificate of marriage and all required documents relating to the marriage;
  • Use of state-of-the-art PA system (if required) (» further information);
  • Provision of registry signing table and chairs (if required) (» further information);
  • Provision of certificate signing pens (choice of elegant styles, including quill-and-ink) (» further information); and
  • Travel costs in connection with solemnisation – if the distance of a return journey between the celebrant’s office and the place of marriage does not exceed 80 km.

What doesn’t this AUD $600.00 include?

Other costs that may be charged to the clients are as follows:

  • Phone calls on behalf of the clients (to venue, to participants, etc.) if required;
  • Visit by celebrant to venue (if required for checking before the wedding rehearsal);
  • Travel costs in connection with solemnisation – if the distance of a return journey between the celebrant’s office and the place of marriage exceeds 80 km – $10 per additional 20 km (or an agreed-upon total cost); and
  • Other charges as agreed.

Part of the fee may be refundable.

Budget Options – Basic or Basic Plus

💍 The Basic ceremony option is ideal for those wanting a simple no-fuss marriage ceremony in my office, or for those wanting an excellent value budget ceremony.

The AUD $250.00 fee is payable in full at the time of lodgement/booking.

Payment methods accepted: credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cash, direct bank deposit (by previous arrangement), cheque (by previous arrangement) or money order.

What does this AUD $250.00 fee include?

This fee covers the following:

  • An initial meeting at my office in North Ringwood, at which the Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged*;
  • Choice of three basic ceremony scripts (non-tailored);
  • The marriage ceremony conducted at my office in North Ringwood;
  • Ceremony rehearsal conducted at my office in North Ringwood upon request;
  • The provision of the three marriage certificates required (including the copy known as the “Party Certificate” kept by the couple);
  • Form printing/completion, lodging of the official certificate of marriage and all required documents relating to the marriage;
  • Provision of registry signing table and chairs;
  • Provision of certificate signing pens; and
  • Provision of up to 8 chairs for guests.

💍 The Basic Plus ceremony option is the best value for couples who want a simple no-fuss marriage ceremony with the same ceremony script options as the Basic Ceremony, but in a venue other than my office.

The AUD $350.00 fee is payable in full at the time of lodgement/booking.

Payment methods accepted: credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cash, direct bank deposit (by previous arrangement), cheque (by previous arrangement) or money order.

What does this AUD $350.00 fee include?

This fee covers the following:

  • An initial meeting at my office in North Ringwood;
  • Choice of three basic ceremony scripts (non-tailored);
  • The marriage ceremony conducted at a venue chosen by the couple;
  • The provision of the three marriage certificates required (including the copy known as the “Party Certificate” kept by the couple);
  • Form printing/completion, lodging of the official certificate of marriage and all required documents relating to the marriage;
  • Provision of registry signing table and chairs;
  • Provision of certificate signing pens;
  • Ceremony rehearsal upon request;
  • Assistance with venue suggestions if needed; and
  • Travel costs in connection with solemnisation – if the distance of a return journey between the celebrant’s office and the place of marriage does not exceed 80 km.

* Please note that this initial interview including the lodgement of the NOIM must take place at least one calendar month before the date on which you wish to marry, and no more than 18 months before the date on which you wish to marry.
The only exception is when shortening of the lodgement period has been approved. Click here for details.

 

 

 

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Ingrid Heyn, wedding celebrant

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Ingrid Heyn, wedding celebrant