Celebrant Services & Prices

As an authorised civil marriage celebrant I am legally able to conduct a marriage ceremony in all states and territories of Australia.
See my Gold Coast wedding celebrant prices below.
I also perform as a celebrant, or MC, for the following formal ceremonies; Commitment, Naming and Renewal of Vows.

Wedding Ceremony

Gold Coast beachside wedding at Palm Beach

Clint and Emmarose were married beside the beach near the Pacific Surf Life Saving Club, Palm Beach on 30th June 2018.
Please see more wedding photos where I presided.
Photo:Just Rebecca Photography Thank-you 💖

Sue was the perfect fit for our wedding. From our first meeting with Sue, we knew we had picked the right person to marry us. She is so easy to talk to.
Read more of this testimonial from April 2019

Your wedding is one of those milestone moments in your life and because of that it needs to be celebrated exactly the way you want. So no matter whether you want a cast of thousands at your wedding or just a small, intimate celebration, I can help you create a wedding ceremony to suit your personality as a couple.

Please call me on 0403 605 057 or here so we can talk more about the what we can do to make your wedding ceremony as unique as your love for each other.

The introductory meeting is free of charge which gives you an opportunity to see if you like me enough to marry you on your big day.

Standard inclusions for me to help you get hitched are:

  • Initial meeting to witness and lodge your Notification of Intention to Marry (NOIM)
    Note if you live interstate or overseas this meeting will be conducted either by email, phone, Skype, Facetime or another method of internet communication
  • Wedding planning information kit which will help you to plan your ceremony
  • Draft ceremony (which I will write after I speak with you) and then amendments to the draft until you and your fiance are happy with the words we will use in your ceremony - I love to personalise the wedding ceremony to suit the personality of the engaged couple, so let me know what you want and I will do my best to make it exactly as your imagined. I will also help you to write your own vows OR you can select from ones that I have on file (the best thing about the vows is that they can be virtually anything - there is only 1 compulsory vow you both must say in order to make your wedding legally binding)
  • Conduct the ceremony on the day & supply a blue-tooth speaker to play your songs through. I also bring my own PA system which is of a high quality, so your guests will have no problem hearing what I say (I am pretty loud too - LOL)
  • A complete commemorative copy of your ceremony
  • A memento marriage certificate
  • Completion of all legal documentation & postage to Births, Deaths & Marriages office
  • Assistance with helping to change your names after the ceremony. That is if either of you want to take your spouse's surname or both decide on a combined name usually hyphenated
  • Unlimited communication in the lead up to the ceremony. I am always willing to help you as often as you require while we plan your ceremony
  • A rehearsal or second meeting is optional and included in my price if you are getting married on the Gold Coast in my travel-free zone. If your rehearsal is outside my travel-free zone, then the price will vary depending on the location. Usually a rehearsal is held sometime before the big day at the venue where the ceremony is to take place or an alternative place if the venue if not available.

Gold Coast Marriage Celebrant Prices for a Wedding Ceremony (based on 11 or more guests):

  • If you do engage me to be your marrigage celebrant, and your wedding day is Monday-Thursday, I charge *$750
  • On Friday, Saturday and Sunday my price is *$895.

*These prices depend on whether your ceremony is located outside of the Gold Coast, I am happy to travel from Ormeau – Kingscliff for the price quoted.
Examples of extra travel costs you will incur: Brisbane +$150, Tamborine Mtn +$60, Binna Burra +$80, (because it takes over 2 hours return) and Byron Bay will cost an extra +$100.

If you are planning a ceremony in any other area, please and tell me the location and I will get back to you as soon as possible with a firm quote for the extra travel time.


Elopement Wedding (10 guests or less)

If a smaller wedding is more your style then an "elopement" is what you want.
Elopement means less fanfare and I allow up to ten guests and it is still defined as an elopement. I absolutely love elopement weddings and just as much as OTT weddings because it is the love between you two that really matters and with a smaller wedding there can be less distractions so the couple focus more on each other.

My rates for an elopement style wedding vary so price is on application.

Please remember that for legal purposes we need you and your partner plus two witnesses at any wedding ceremony in Australia, witnesses must be 18 or older and understand English.

I also offer a mid week (Mon-Thu) elopement package that includes an excellent wedding stylist and top quality professional wedding photographer who have become my good friends and close associates over the years I have been working with them. Please see Let's Elope elopement packages on this website.

Please call me on 0403 605 057 or as there is a reduction in my price for this type of ceremony.

Commitment Ceremony

Same sex commitment ceremony Gold Coast beach

Commitment ceremony held for Anne and Mel on the beach at Surfers Paradise in May 2016.
Read Mel's testimonial

A commitment ceremony is a sincere and joyous ceremony for any couple of adult age who want to make a public declaration of their never ending love and commitment to each other.

A commitment ceremony can be a carbon copy of a traditional wedding ceremony where you can incorporate music, readings, vows, the exchange of rings, signing and presentation of certificates.

In fact, as a commitment ceremony has no legal obligations, anything goes, and we can design a ceremony that is a true reflection of your love for each other.

Please call me on 0403 605 057 or here so we can talk more about the what we can do to make your commitment ceremony a truly perfect day.

Gold Coast Commitment Ceremony price is $500 which includes:

  • Initial meeting
  • Draft ceremony (after initial meeting) and subsequent amendments
  • Conducting ceremony on the day
  • Use of PA on ceremony day
  • Memento copy of ceremony
  • Memento ceremony certificate
  • Unlimited communication in the planning/lead-up to the ceremony

Note: I am happy to travel from Pimpama to Kingscliff for the price quoted above.
There may be a further fee for petrol and time if I am to travel outside this area (see examples of extra costs above).

Naming Ceremony

Proud parents at their child's naming ceremony performed by Celebrant Sue

Darren and Kaylah Schuck, proud parents of Harper Ann. The baby naming ceremony for Harper Ann was conducted at Robelle Domain central parklands in Greater Springfield icon to indicate hyperlink opens in new tab on the 9th June 2019.

If you have a new baby and want to introduce them to the world, a naming day is one way to do it with grace and style!

A baby naming ceremony is sort of like a christening without the church.
It can be held most anywhere that you like* and is a way of introducing your latest bundle of joy to family and friends in a meaningful and loving way.

Just like a christening, you can choose to have godparents and let them be a special part of the naming ceremony.

Please call me on 0403 605 057 or here so we can talk more about what we can do to make your naming day a truly perfect day.

Gold Coast baby naming ceremony price is $500 which includes:

  • Initial meeting
  • Draft ceremony (after initial meeting) and subsequent amendments
  • Conducting ceremony on the day
  • Use of PA on ceremony day
  • Memento copy of ceremony
  • Memento ceremony certificate
  • Unlimited planning communication in the lead-up to the ceremony

Vow Renewal Ceremony

Skye and Adam Daniel renewed their vows on their 20th wedding anniversary at the Jebbribillum lookout on the Burleigh Link track within the Burleigh Head National Park

Skye and Adam Daniel renewed their vows on their 20th wedding anniversary at the Jebbribillum lookout on the Burleigh Link track (PDF PDF icon map) within the beautiful Burleigh Heads National Park icon to indicate hyperlink opens in new tab (links to Qld Govt Parks & Forests website) on the 23rd January 2019.
See also a map of all of the Gold Coast and Hnterland's National parks, State Forests and Conservation Parks (PDF PDF icon) .

A married couple may choose to renew their wedding vows as a reaffirmation of their love & commitment to each other. It may be a private vow renewal (just for the two of you) or performed in front of family and friends so you can publicly declare your love for each other all over again!

A special anniversary or significant life event may be trigger the desire to renew your vows and you may exchange vows, rings and even underwear (well, if you want to!).

It is just like a real wedding but is not recognised by law - so everyone is generally a lot more at ease on the big vow renewing day!

Gold Coast Vow Renewal price is $500 which includes:

  • Initial meeting
  • Draft ceremony (after initial meeting) and subsequent amendments
  • Conducting ceremony on the day
  • Use of PA on ceremony day
  • Memento copy of ceremony
  • Memento ceremony certificate
  • Unlimited communication for planning in the lead-up to the ceremony


Call Sue on 0403605057