Registry Offices in New Zealand no longer provide Registry wedding services. Approved marriage celebrants conduct Registry marriage ceremonies in the community.

Registry Offices and Courthouses do not facilitate Registry marriage ceremonies. Approved VCANZ marriage celebrants – including me – conduct them in the community. I am proud to officiate Registry weddings in Mt Eden and neighbouring suburbs.

Registry ceremonies are short, simple, and efficient. They are regulated by the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages and Celebrants Aotearoa, and must comply with strict criteria. A standard ceremony script is used, the ceremony must be held on a weekday (not a public holiday), and no more than ten people can be present. You will repeat simple legal vows after me. No variation or personalisation is permitted.

You can choose your venue – within 10km of my home in Mt Eden. I am happy to conduct your Registry ceremony at your home or in a local park or garden. Auckland Domain, Louis Adolphus Reserve, and Monte Cecilia Park are fabulous for tiny, quick Registry weddings. I do not conduct Registry ceremonies in the Auckland CBD due to the extra time and cost involved related to traffic conditions and parking.

Before the ceremony takes place, I need to see your photo ID. You must bring two people as your official witnesses.

I deliver the ceremony in spoken English. If either of you, and/or your witnesses have difficulty understanding English, you must arrange for an interpreter to attend your ceremony and translate my words.

While simple and short, I still deliver these ceremonies with warmth and kindness.

If your ceremony plans include hiring a professional photographer, videographer, or private professional wedding venue, or you have more than 10 people to invite, please let me know – in this case you need to have a personalised ceremony (e.g. my Love Note ceremony), which I am happy to discuss with you. Please understand that Registry ceremonies cannot be used as a precursor to a larger wedding event where you “pretend” to get married with a non-registered person acting as your “celebrant”. There are legal consequences for doing so.

“You are such a lovely person, everyone loved the ceremony because of you. I was very nervous, however, the way you talked to me made me relaxed, and I could trust you the whole time.”
I&G, 2020
“Thank you for being our Registry celebrant. We will cherish today as a treasure.”
T&S, 2024